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Old 12-22-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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I have a label idea for a Black IPA/CDA I will be brewing the first week of January. So I have a couple weeks to refine it if someone would like to chime in and critique it.

So my idea is similar to that of Metallica's Black album:

I am picturing this on black gloss paper, with the with all of the writing in a black matte finish, maybe a shade or two lighter, depending on how it looks, what do you think?

I added the gradient to try and simulate a shine to the paper, I think I failed at it

And to make the font stand out, I added a very, very light drop shadow/blur to it. This is the best I could do with what I got.

Anyhow, here it is:
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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Thats a sweet idea, I only just recently had my first black IPA and it was delicious! I'm pretty sure I know the kind of look your going for, the only problem can see is: how are you going to print a matte finish on glossy paper?
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All I see is black, no contrast between the background & the text.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:17 PM   #4
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First thought I had without reading your description was the Black Album!

I like it!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:24 PM   #5
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i cant read it. looks like dark m (then maybe an a?) and ipa at the bottom. thats all i can see.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:40 PM   #6
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the only problem can see is: how are you going to print a matte finish on glossy paper?
Y'know, that is a good question, maybe a graphic artist will chime in and give me an idea of how to accomplish that...It never dawned on me, how to actually print it.
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