What programs are the best for labels - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > What programs are the best for labels
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
Dellis0709
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Tacoma
Posts: 35


Im trying to find a good label making program along with the correct size of labels. If you know anything let me know



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
Ace_Club
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Ace_Club's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Chicago, IL
Posts: 43,817
Liked 2384 Times on 2186 Posts


Inkscape is good for the design. It produces a vector graphic which can be easily resized to whatever label dimensions you need.
__________________
Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics, even if you win you're still retarded.

Where are guys? - Ginger

Eat a bag of kittens, Ace. - Yooper

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 03:39 AM   #3
tomije87
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Michigan
Posts: 121
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


That question is a bit like asking "What car is best for me" which is almost impossible to answer. In reality, picking a program depends on your skill level. Microsoft Word/Publisher has the capability of producing some very good looking designs with relatively little skill needed.

Inscape [free] is also good, but requires basic graphics knowledge.

Gimp [free] is, IMO, a step up from Inscape, but seems to be a bit more complex and difficult. If you have little to no background in graphics editing, I would not recommend Gimp - you may, however, be able to get away with Inscape with a few hours playing around.

Finally, photoshop [$$$] is probably the highest-end product out there. It is used by a lot of professionals and has a lot of the latest tools, gadgets, and capabilities. It is an incredibly complex program and requires a lot of knowledge and skills to utilize its fullest capabilities.

There are plenty of other programs, but pick what suits your style.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Programs daveooph131 Label Display & Discussion 11 01-21-2011 05:18 PM
Programs Terry08 Brewing Software 14 07-14-2008 01:55 AM
Programs used for labels??? mattsredfocus Label Display & Discussion 4 09-22-2006 12:46 AM
PDA Brewing Programs Ed_Savage General Beer Discussion 12 12-14-2005 09:11 AM


Forum Jump