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Old 07-08-2005, 08:40 AM   #11
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I use a diluted PVA adhesive/sealer/glue from DIY (the one I use is called Polybond) to apply labels - slap it on with a brush. It washes right off as well. You can even seal the label to stop it from running when wet. great stuff.

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Old 07-08-2005, 08:42 AM   #12
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BTW, what SW does everyone use? I'm using TheGimp these days, cos its freeware and it's pretty powerful. Only difficulty I have with it is trying to get curved text

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Old 07-08-2005, 02:49 PM   #13
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My wife uses Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to make the labels. She was a designer for five years, so that layout stuff is pretty quick and easy for her. She was going for a simple, consistant look. She threw these together in a hour or so. It took much, MUCH longer to print them out, cut them, and stick them to the bottles than it did to design.

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Old 07-08-2005, 03:54 PM   #14
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I Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. One of my hats is that of a designer, so I'm pretty handy with a pixel.

So now I'm a photo geek, developer geek, designer geek and home-brew geek. At least with home brewing, if I'm ever on a deserted island I know how to get the party started.

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Old 07-09-2005, 08:44 PM   #15
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And I thought I was the only one that makes labels for his brew! Yours are great! I like the consistent look, which is important to me. I have a ribbon banner on each one with month and year of brew and the statement "Hand Crafted by Fred" With root beer it is "Hand Crafted by Grampa", then the rest of the label changes with the variety.

Glue stick or rubber cement (with the little brush) works good because they wash off so well, but damn, what a pain to cut the labels and paint the glue. I bought shipping labels, and will deal with the hassle on the other end instead.

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1) Oatmeal stout (1st try of this kind)
2) Outback Amber (a clone of the local Mac & Jack ale)

Bottle conditioning:
1) HefeWeizen
2) Czech Pilsner

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