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Old 01-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #31
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I select "Add Circular Text" option from the (dropdown) Text menu after I've selected a sticker template.

Don't know if it matters, I start with one of the templates that has "list contents here", "you're information here", etc in it.
OK, thanks. I didn't realize they had to be set up on the Avery website. I downloaded the template and was trying to set them up in MS Word. Couldn't find an option for curved text. But I've got it now. Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #32
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What I've been thinking is writing on the top of the cap the style abbreviation. If I want to do a full label, I'll cover the sides of a six pack in white paper and tape a label to the side of the six pack.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #33
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OK, thanks. I didn't realize they had to be set up on the Avery website. I downloaded the template and was trying to set them up in MS Word. Couldn't find an option for curved text. But I've got it now. Thanks!
Word Art will allow you to do the curved text in Word.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:19 PM   #34
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I use Avery 18163 mailing labels. I do the design in photoshop and then print in full color. 10 labels per page. They come off pretty easy. Warm water and a little soap.

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I use Avery 18163 mailing labels. I do the design in photoshop and then print in full color. 10 labels per page. They come off pretty easy. Warm water and a little soap.

Those are amazing! Are they easy to peal off?


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Those are amazing! Are they easy to peal off?


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Never mind.. Should of read the whole post..


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Thanks! Soapy water for 30 seconds. Couple swipes with an SOS pad.


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Been playing around with labels myself, and don't think there's any point in starting a brand new thread. For my last batch, I came up with a decent label on beerlabelizer.com. But I was frustrated by its limited layouts and font choices. The guy had a great idea, but didn't keep going.

So I started checking out some other sites, where you design and they print. Putting a label together in the places I tried was so limited, non-intuitive and generally frustrating that I finally said, 'screw it.' Photoshop CS2 is available for free now, so I downloaded a copy and started learning how to use it. Desperate measures for desperate times...

These are the early results. I've been putting color dots on my bottle caps to identify each batch anyway, so I decided to use one basic label design and carry the color coding on through.

There are a couple of fancy touches I'd like to add, like some filigree in the corners and around the edges - but frankly, I haven't learned how to do that yet. Of course I'm not bottling these two batches for about a week anyway, so maybe I have time....

I'm planning to print the labels on a laser printer so the colors don't run, and glue them on with milk. I've found that milk works impressively well, unless it's exposed to extended soaking. So if I'm planning to throw some bottles into a cooler of ice and water for the afternoon, I guess I'll have to rely on the color-dotted bottle caps.

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I customize labels on my own. Firstly my grandma did it but now we simply buy it. I know some shops charge a lot lol but we order in 10-packs so it's quite cheaper. http://www.bottleyourbrand.com/labels/beer-labels this is website I use. I don't want make it looks like an advertisement so sorry if somebody will find it useless. The below photo is the example I like about those labels

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