Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > New label idea
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
rustang64
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 92
Default New label idea

Played around with labels for a while and definitely concluded computer art was not my strongest skill. Instead I decided I will be carving labels into rubber blocks and stamping the bottles with a white enamel or similar. since I'm kinda into petroglyphs, I decided i would do one brewery logo for all the bottles then I'll try different glyphs to represent various brew types and then I can print a sort of pamphlet key. For the wines, I will put the vintage into the glyph as well.

http://picasaweb.google.com/rustang6...64354725000018

http://picasaweb.google.com/rustang6...64337545130738

http://picasaweb.google.com/rustang6...64346135065378

http://picasaweb.google.com/rustang6...64350430032706

Any thoughts/suggestions would be great... I'm still just workin this out.

__________________

rustang64 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2008, 09:47 AM   #2
kenche
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 311
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

A few things to consider before embarking on this project.

Stamps are flat, bottles are curved. It will be very diffiucult to get a clean stamp because of this. The paint will also likely run. Most painted labels on bottles are screen printed.

You are not going to have anywhere near the same level of contrast as your examples show. I would suggest reworking your images on a background layer that is close to your full bottles. You will then be able to play around with foreground colors finding some that work.

This seems like a tremendous amount of effort. While it may be worth it for a 'commemorative' brew, it will become overwhelming for everyday labels.

__________________
kenche is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
GloHoppa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 433
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I think you should print off the rattlesnake label and instead of a typical rectangular label, you should take the rattlesnake and wrap it around the bottle a few times with the head of it pointing toward the neck of the bottle. maybe then you could just use the stamp for the different kinds of brews, but your workload would be way reduced by doing the snake out of a label

i hope you follow what i mean, because IMHO it would look awesome!

love the originality dude!

__________________

Primary: (empty)
Carboy: Apfelwein, aged 11 mo
Mr. Beer: (empty)
Bottled/Conditioning: (empty)

Planning: Belgian Pale Ale, Hop Harvest Ale

GloHoppa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 07:13 AM   #4
rustang64
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 92
Default

thanks guys, I had been thinking about some of these problems and have done a few trial bottles. It does become tedious, however, I dont usually label all of my bottles, just a few from each batch to save or give out. The contrast isn't much of an issue as i use primarilly dark bottles/white paint. I use pretty thick paint as well though I can definitely see advantages to screen printing with the bottle shapes. I just roll the bottle over the stamp with the bottome of the bottle against a flat surface to get a straight line. Really tedious...

An idea I toyed with before this was to do a similar thing using those clear vinyl bumper sticker-type things, though that can be pretty pricy to have those screened, but for just the snake it might be a bit more cost effective.

Fortunately I have zillions of spare bottles to test this out on and nothing but time, as I still have 2 weeks left of break from school.

__________________
rustang64 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 09:28 AM   #5
kenche
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 311
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

This, or something similar, way work out for you as well.
__________________
kenche is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 03:13 PM   #6
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 128 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

There's a newer member, Spellfish, that has used stamps on bottles.

Find that thread or PM him.

__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottle Label Idea Crisco87 Label Display & Discussion 8 10-19-2008 10:35 AM
First Label, with no idea how to use GIMP Tusch Label Display & Discussion 10 03-14-2008 11:06 PM
my first label idea blowmax10 Label Display & Discussion 3 03-10-2008 09:24 PM
label idea blowmax10 Label Display & Discussion 8 03-10-2008 09:06 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS