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Old 01-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Carboy Level/Calibration Sticker Prototype

I made up these plotter-cut vinyl decals for my 6 and 6.5 gallon carboys and thought I'd get some feedback on the graphics/shape design. I was considering adding these to my website because I've had several requests for something like this in the past.

What do you think of the overall shape/design and potential utility of having these on your carboys? How about feedback on how to handle partial gallon marks after 5/6 gallons? Do you like the .5 for marking 5.5, 6, 6.5 or is 1/4, 1/2 better for marking the last few quarts?

I'd expect white vinyl would provide the best contrast for all wort colors. I think putting a pair of these on opposing sides of the carboy would make sense.

Thanks for any comments.


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Old 01-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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they look great to me.

My only comment would be to have them in half gallon increments the whole way (I.E. 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, etc).


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Old 01-17-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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You need to add 3/4, .25 and .75. My opinion anyhow.
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They're big and bold and I like the idea. Of your two options, I prefer the <.5> but if I had my druthers I would go with a smaller diamond with no number just to avoid cluttering.

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They're big and bold and I like the idea. Of your two options, I prefer the <.5> but if I had my druthers I would go with a smaller diamond with no number just to avoid cluttering.

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I would think you could print them in different sizes if you downloaded them.

There was an article on etching numbers onto a carboy a while back. I thought there was too much etching, but, if you cut these out of a block you could use them for the same stenciling type technique.
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I was considering adding these to my website because I've had several requests for something like this in the past.
I'd be in. Hope you'll have a quantity discount.
Got a lot of carboys.


Just one guys opinion. This isn't rocket science. One gallon increments are fine.
Half way between is . . . well, half.




But I do like this idea:
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They're big and bold and I like the idea. Of your two options, I prefer the <.5> but if I had my druthers I would go with a smaller diamond with no number just to avoid cluttering.
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I would prefer horizontal lines like this, only solid not dashed.

-6.5-
- 6 -
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--5--
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I like the horizontal lines for the numbers, & I think that .5 is fine for 1/2 gallon increments. Honestly, I could estimate the partial gallons and probably wouldn't use the partial gallon increments...
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or this...

-6-
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-5-
---
-4-
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or this...

-6-
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-5-
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-4-
Add quarter ticks and you may have a winner. They become useful towards the top if you plan on doing a secondary.


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