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1stTimer 03-12-2009 05:55 PM

Best way to make labels?
 
I will be bottling my second batch, a porter, in a week or two. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a label maker or a way to make labels. I really want to make up my own labels. Iím not sure why, but I just do. Iím a decent graphic artist so Iím looking forward to coming up with something. Thanks for any help.

flylock_jac 03-12-2009 06:05 PM

Look just above your post where there is a sticky for seal ,label generator.
couple different links there.

keelanfish 03-12-2009 06:11 PM

plain white copy paper, laser printer, razor and straight edge. Dip in milk, or brush back with milk (I use 2%) and stick to the bottle. Works great and is really easy to remove and clean to reuse bottle.

1stTimer 03-12-2009 06:14 PM

Thanks for input guys. I wasnt sure if regular paper would hold up. I thought it might have to be some kind of special lamanent or something. I've got some great drawings at home. Ill put them up here when I get them done. Thanks again.

1stTimer 03-12-2009 06:18 PM

On an unrelated topic, how do I get the information about my primary, Secondary and bottles to show up on my posts?

1stTimer 03-12-2009 06:19 PM

Whoops, nevermind. :)

HOP-HEAD 03-13-2009 10:54 PM

Go with 24lb paper or higher in my opinion...
regular old 20 lb works, but once you try 24, you'll never go back.... okay, maybe you'll go back, but 24's still better. :)

Revvy 03-13-2009 11:02 PM

Here's an easy alternate method to the standard label...

Just download the template, change it, print on thick foto paper, and cut and bend...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/wine...ng-tags-93201/

woollybugger2 03-14-2009 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1stTimer (Post 1193050)
Thanks for input guys. I wasnt sure if regular paper would hold up. I thought it might have to be some kind of special lamanent or something. I've got some great drawings at home. Ill put them up here when I get them done. Thanks again.

They hold up fine until they get wet ;) Laminates are going to cost you more than the beer... Don't just inkjet, it will run if the bottles sweat. Color laser is the way to go...

http://www.brfff.com/btwc/ff2009/2/022609_01.jpg

bad coffee 03-14-2009 02:32 AM

I use avery 55164 repositionable labels and a color laser printer.

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