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Old 11-20-2012, 04:21 AM   #1941
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Here are my four newest labels.


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Old 11-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #1942
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For my Pumpkin/Yam Pale Ale...I like simple.


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Old 11-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #1943
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This brew is bubbling away. Jak O' The Shadows, my house black lager. Named after a song from the Wheel of Time series.
Tied for my favorite recipe with my rye common.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #1944
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This brew is bubbling away. Jak O' The Shadows, my house black lager. Named after a song from the Wheel of Time series.
Tied for my favorite recipe with my rye common.
Very cool label. How are you printing them (kinkos, etc)? I've tried a few similar low-contrast/dark labels, and have not been happy with them post-printing.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #1945
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Thanks. I print them at work. We have a pretty good laser printer that I can use. I create them at a really high resolution and shrink them down, so i don't run into many problems with printing quality. I used to create them actual size (4" x 3") and they looked terrible printed.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #1946
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I used to create them actual size (4" x 3") and they looked terrible printed.
I think you can fix that problem by increasing the number of pixels/inch or the resolution for the image. I have been using 600x600ppi with good results.

But I admit I am no graphic artist so I'm sure some folks on the thread will have better info on the topic. But it's been working for me!
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:07 PM   #1947
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I don't think it matters if you increase the ppi after the fact. And it's no different making them 27" big than 4" on the pc. Other than the size of the file and the image quality.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #1948
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I think you can fix that problem by increasing the number of pixels/inch or the resolution for the image. I have been using 600x600ppi with good results.

But I admit I am no graphic artist so I'm sure some folks on the thread will have better info on the topic. But it's been working for me!
When I made my label I selected 3 inches by 4 inches which translated to 900 px by 1200px. When I first printed it out, I was shocked to see how tiny my writing was. 18px font was barely legible. I had to make some updates. I think I am going to increase the dimensions of my labels to something liek 5.25 by 4
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #1949
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I do my labels in a 33" x 27" file. Prints out really clean as 4 x 3 or whatever the exact dimensons are.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:31 PM   #1950
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I do my labels in a 33" x 27" file. Prints out really clean as 4 x 3 or whatever the exact dimensons are.
In gimp I do 3x3, but manually set the pixels higher so that it's at a really high resolution. I can't remember what I set then at now though.


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