First batch, first label

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Purebloom

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You can follow my progress on my first batch. I'm guessing it's going to be pretty horrible. I managed to mess it up (after everyone told me it was as easy as making mac and cheese). Hahaha... who knows, I'll let you know if it's any good in a couple weeks.

Anyway, I came up with an idea for a label. I think the red colors should be green colors though, because it seems that a lot of IPA labels I have seen tend to be green (Red Hook, Sierra Nevada). Where as the red makes me think of something more like Killian's.

 

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Label is outstanding! Nice clean lines, real professional look. Good job.
 

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Oh, I like it a lot, as well.

Keep the red - nothing says IPAs need to be green. Looks really, really good as-is. I've become a fan of "less is more" lately.
 

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I like the label, looks good. I would say an IPA was probably a decent choice for a first brew. The agressive hop flavors may tend to cover up some of the more common newb issues such as offflavors due to high-temps, etc.

Anyway, I also say keep the red...
 

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Red is an aggressive color, so it would seem to fit an IPA (in my mind anyhow) better than green.

Nice label!
 
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Thanks everyone for your comments on my label! I appreciate it. It has been shrunk down a bit to post on here, but if my beer actually turns out drinkable and I get these labels done I'll post some pictures of them on the bottles.
 
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Anyone know of any sticker vendors that don't have a limit you have to meet and that are affordable? I think vinyl stickers would be awesome. Has anyone tried this?
 

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Purebloom said:
Anyone know of any sticker vendors that don't have a limit you have to meet and that are affordable? I think vinyl stickers would be awesome. Has anyone tried this?
www.stickerguy.com has good prices, but your colors are limited. There are probably a million other people out there making stickers, but the setup price of screenprinting doesn't allow for 'cheap' and 'full color' in the same sentence.
 

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That label rocks man, good job!
Even if the beer doesn't come out as planned at least it will look good sitting on the table..

I'm a noob to this but where do you get stock to make labels..can I get label supplies at HB store...?
 

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I read the original post about this beer... and I laughed... you could turn this into a short story.

The label looks great AS IS.

Tony
 
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Beer is all bottled and now I'm waiting. I'm thinking labeling ideas now.

Anyone use the avery shipping stickers? Do you use hairspray to prevent from color leaking?

I think I may go this route.
 

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I use regular paper and a glue stick as I found the avery stickers really hard to get off. You're gonna have to put some effort in somewhere and personally I find the effort of gluing them on less of a pain than the effort in scraping them off.

As far as using hairspray, I haven't tried that and i have not had any trouble with colors running until it's time to crack the bottle open.
 

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http://www.dieselfuelprints.com

I purchased black on white screen printed band stickers from this site and they turned out awesome. I paid $50 for 250. They are really easy to work with if you call them rather than go through the site.
 
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