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Old 12-11-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
Nov 2007
Parma Hts. OH
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Wondering what program everyone is using for their labels. I went on line to a few sites and their pre-made choices were horrible. Looks like I have to make my own, but not sure what program or format to use for sending off to printer.

Also, since I have your attention, what are the normal label sizes and what requirements are there for labels? (and I'll do a search, thanks. )
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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Jun 2006
Plainfield, IL
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I use Photoshop. Others use Illustrator. GIMP is a decent free option. I've also seen some pretty decent lables done with PowerPoint around here.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
Jul 2007
Gainesville, FL
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I downloaded InkScape last week, which I understand is an open-source alternative to Adobe's Illustrator. I've never used a vector-based design program before, but the tutorial and examples were easy to follow, and I think I'll be using it for my labels in the future. Also, free software == more money for homebrewing supplies

You can find it here: http://www.inkscape.org/

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Old 12-12-2007, 12:01 AM   #4
Oct 2007
fairfield, CA
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i have played around with gimp as of late. not to difficult to pick up and seems to deliver the results i wanted. and for free i cant complain.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:05 AM   #5
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Bring out the Gimp!
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