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Old 06-17-2008, 04:50 AM   #1
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I've always wanted to make labels, but hate removing them off the bottles. I thought about using just the color of the caps to determine which is which, but that worked out as well as putting color coded stickers on them. Well, I found these Avery labels that are 7/8" diameter that are perfect for beer bottle caps. You can print text and/or pictures onto them. They come 24 to a page, and the box holds 1008 labels for $5.99. That's good for, like, 20 batches! The actual label number is 05408, and the template number is 5472. You can get the template here. It's got nagware before you can download it, but putting in any name and email will let you through to the template.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:56 AM   #2
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Great idea. Do you have any examples you could show?
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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I've done the same thing with 3/4" round labels and a laser printer...works wonders...but now, I wanna take it a step further and look into screen printing the caps perhaps.
I tried making custom stamps and stuff, but it was so frustrating getting the stamp centered and smudge-free (for so many caps too). Hopefully, with a decent frame to hold the caps in place, and a hinge kind of system to place and lift the screen, it could go quite smoothly and efficiently.
I know, a lot of initial time and money investment, but I'm weird like that I guess....always trying to take it to the next level.

 
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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OK, here's an example of what I mean. It's pretty basic, I just printed the words onto the labels, but eventually I'll get fancier with them.




It's kinda hard to read, but it says "Tripel Tripel Tripel" in fancy font.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:28 PM   #5
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I've always wanted to make labels, but hate removing them off the bottles. I thought about using just the color of the caps to determine which is which, but that worked out as well as putting color coded stickers on them. Well, I found these Avery labels that are 7/8" diameter that are perfect for beer bottle caps. You can print text and/or pictures onto them. They come 24 to a page, and the box holds 1008 labels for $5.99. That's good for, like, 20 batches! The actual label number is 05408, and the template number is 5472. You can get the template here. It's got nagware before you can download it, but putting in any name and email will let you through to the template.
I had been kegging for a while, but wanted to get back to bottling. I had the same idea. I am putting the round Avery labels on the caps. I've been hand writing with a ball point pen on the top.

I am putting 8A for the first batch of 2008, 8B for the second batch of 2008, ect...

I doubt I will make it all the way up to 8Z before we hit the new year. I guess I could move on to 8AA after that.

I've been using the same naming scheme for my recipes in BeerSmith. I start a new recipe in beersmith for every batch that I brew. This is how I keep a record of my dates and temps reached.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:57 PM   #6
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give wwwOnlineLabels.com a try. They offer every Avery label size and have a free design tool to help you create labels. Hope this helps.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #7
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thats cool...im gunna get me some of those

 
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:25 AM   #8
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I found the avery labels a pain. Getting the print lined up on the stickers properly took many failed printing attempts.

What I do now is print out the labels on 8 1/2 X 11 sticker paper, and use my wifes scrapbooking circle cutter to punch them out. It is a full sheet of sticker paper, not already pre-cut. It works great. I just labeled an ESB today. I can get a lot on the label. This is what was on the esb's label, all on the cap:

ESB
4.3%
og 48 fg 15
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:06 PM   #9
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I've been using the 1" circles for years now......they get tossed with the caps.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:46 PM   #10
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That really is a great idea and are no where near as hard to remove than normal bottle labels. Looking at the picture as well they look truely great...big well done for thinking of that!
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