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Old 12-03-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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I'm looking to start labeling my beer and would rather learn from others mistakes. Thanks!

 
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 - They take a PDF file to a printer and print off 6 on a sheet of paper. Use milk to attached the labels to the bottles. Color Copiers are better then color printers as the ink does not run at all.

3.9in by 3.25 per lable will get you 6 on a page.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:46 AM   #3
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS4, but those are VERY expensive (I'm a graphic designer by trade). Do a search for The Gimp. It's freeware that does most of the basic stuff that Photoshop does.

 
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:54 AM   #4
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CS4...are you kidding me...I just spent $600 on CS3, they should make the updates free.

 
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:22 AM   #5
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LOL - I spent $20 on CS3 and love it. OK OK - I split the $40 with another guy! I love Ebay. Sorry Chris.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:09 AM   #6
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Illustrator, Photoshop, color laser printer, labels attached with 3m spray adhesive... comes off in warm water.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:59 AM   #7
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Gimp, Inkscape and the Beta version of Avery DesignPRO for Mac.

Printed out, color copied, cut down then attached with a milk solution.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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+1 Inkscape, very freindly to not artist types like me. And it free
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:33 PM   #9
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Gimp. I have Inkscape, but I haven't used it much so far.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #10
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so then are you printing this on standard multipurpose copy paper?

 
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