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Old 01-18-2013, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default Custom 6-packs, caps & labels?

Anyone have a good, affordable source for custom boxes/6-packs, caps & labels? Looking for small quantity orders at a reasonable price.

This is really just for ego and not a necessity, but if I can get some nice packaging done at an affordable price, it might be cool.



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I've had good esults with this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/beer-labelizer-label-generator-180409/



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For caps go with Bottlemark. They do a fantastic job and the prices are extremely reasonable.

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I can't speak highly enough if bottlemark. I have noticed that the caps can scratch if you're not using a bench top capper. Not too bad or even noticeable though.
I use the labelizer mentioned above.

For six pax make a stencil and spray paint on the bare cardboard ones. Gives it a nice industrial look.

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For six pax make a stencil and spray paint on the bare cardboard ones. Gives it a nice industrial look.
Where can you buy the bare cardboard ones? Do they have different sizes (330 mL vs. 500 mL)?
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Thanks everyone! Also, as Kombat asked above, where is a good place to get bare cardboard 6-packs?

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Williams
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Most of the big online retailers will carry them. Williams used to give a price break when you bought more than 10 I believe. Should be $1.00 each and heavier cardboard than the typical 6 pack.

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I did some shopping around and Austin is nice because their price-breaks start at quantities as low as 4.

As for the caps, I'm probably too late for my current brews, but for future brews, when I have more planning time, I think I'll test an order with Bottlemark.

That label design site is nice too, but I'm not ready to commit to relabeling bottles I just scrubbed clean. Once I have some tried and true recipes I'll give that a go.

For my current brews, I'm going to grab a pack of printable 3/4" stickers for my caps:
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/Labels/Identification-Labels/Print-or-Write-Multi_Use-Labels_05408.htm?N=4294967289%204294965712%2042949 65710%204294965728&Ns=Rank|0||Product%20Number|1&r efchannel=593759baa4c2a110VgnVCM1000002118140aRCRD

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I did some shopping around and Austin is nice because their price-breaks start at quantities as low as 4.

As for the caps, I'm probably too late for my current brews, but for future brews, when I have more planning time, I think I'll test an order with Bottlemark.

That label design site is nice too, but I'm not ready to commit to relabeling bottles I just scrubbed clean. Once I have some tried and true recipes I'll give that a go.

For my current brews, I'm going to grab a pack of printable 3/4" stickers for my caps:
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/Labels/Identification-Labels/Print-or-Write-Multi_Use-Labels_05408.htm?N=4294967289%204294965712%2042949 65710%204294965728&Ns=Rank|0||Product%20Number|1&r efchannel=593759baa4c2a110VgnVCM1000002118140aRCRD
Use milk as an adhesive (yes, milk). Just wet the backs of the labels (regular printer paper is fine, glossy paper is better) slightly with some milk and press against the bottle and hold there for a few seconds. It holds really well and a couple minute soak in hot water and they slip right off the bottle.
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I also love bottlemark for caps. Caps are, what... 12 cents each?

I use beer bottle labels from onlinelabels.com. Print them in a laser or inkjet printer, they look fantastic.



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