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Re: Your Labels

Postby crispylettuce » Tue Dec 15, 2015 01:14

Christmas Gifts are sorted - early for once!!

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Dec 15, 2015 08:24

They look superb Crispy, where did you get the boxes ?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby crispylettuce » Tue Dec 15, 2015 13:19

Just realised how bad that photo is. ill have to swap it for a better one!

I got the boxes a while ago - Malt Miller i think (http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.ph ... ductId=278).
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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 20:18

Latest effort from me, I've had the beer sitting at around 4c for about a month crystal clear and tastes very promising.

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Rivvo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 19:03

I've changed my styling a little bit, I wouldn't mind some advice on getting a better result, I have just used pictures from the web and publisher, printed on normal paper, perhaps a different paper would improve the look?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby krazypara3165 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 20:26

Rivvoo, I really like that design' you've managed to pull of a simple look yet still managed to squeeze loads of info in! Well done!

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 20:33

Like the look Rivvo, a glossier paper would make the colours and image more punchy, is that inkjet?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Rivvo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 21:27

Thanks for the feedback, Monty I'm not sure if it's inkjet or laser tbh, what sort of glossy paper would still be easy to stick to the bottles please?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 22:42

If they are done with a laser printer the ink generally doesn't run or bleed when it gets wet so you can use milk to stick them to glass bottles, I use 160gsm silk paper which is fairly thick as if the paper is too thin it can tear.
I get mine printed at a local copy shop they charge about 50p a sheet but I get 9 labels to a sheet and the labels come out really vivid.

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Rivvo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 22:58

Thanks Monte, somewhere like Staples stocks that I guess?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 00:31

Probably, or try and find a local copy shop they will have a selection save you buying loads

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Re: Your Labels

Postby HTH1975 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:20

Here's what I've come up with. Makes it interesting when you're giving bottles to friends and family.

When it 'looks' good I always think there is a greater perception of the food/drink 'tasting' good too. Sensory perception does play a part imo.
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Re: Your Labels

Postby Cornish Knocker » Mon Feb 08, 2016 15:49

HTH1975 wrote:Here's what I've come up with. Makes it interesting when you're giving bottles to friends and family.

When it 'looks' good I always think there is a greater perception of the food/drink 'tasting' good too. Sensory perception does play a part imo.


I always think it looks/reads nice if you mention the exact hops in the ingredients, or at least if there a few hops, mention the number of different hops used. Just my personal view.

However, it certainly looks the business though, very professional. :thumb:

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Re: Your Labels

Postby HTH1975 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 20:04

I know there's a recent trend of listing the type of grains and hops used in the brew, but to my mind it's only beer geeks like us who care - the average Joe just wants something to read on the bottle (if at all).

Thanks for the thumbs up though - I'm quite chuffed with the label design. Simple, but effective.

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Mon Feb 08, 2016 21:02

+1 from me on the label H, that is going to look great on the bottle, are you going to keep the theme for your other beers?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby HTH1975 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 21:36

Monte Cristo wrote:+1 from me on the label H, that is going to look great on the bottle, are you going to keep the theme for your other beers?


Yep, I'm keeping the two-tone colour scheme. Might do a straw colour with black writing for wheat beer and maybe a red label with white writing for a ruby-red ale, and so on. I've got a few mates in the printing industry, so shouldn't be too difficult to get labels sorted.

I've also got custom-crown caps too, but they ended up pricey from the US. Couldn't find anywhere in the UK that could do printed crown caps.

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Cornish Knocker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 13:31

HTH1975 wrote: to my mind it's only beer geeks like us who care - the average Joe just wants something to read on the bottle (if at all).


Ha ha, you're probably right. :)

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Re: Your Labels

Postby NellyD » Tue Feb 09, 2016 14:02

There are some awesome labels on this thread! I don't often do labels but have got my own crown caps from the US they are about 20p each so bearing in mind the beer costs less they are a bit pricey but a nice touch. Image

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:37

NellyD wrote:There are some awesome labels on this thread! I don't often do labels but have got my own crown caps from the US they are about 20p each so bearing in mind the beer costs less they are a bit pricey but a nice touch. Image


Nice touch Nelly, do you have a link to a site or did you get them done whilst in the states?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Zod » Wed Feb 10, 2016 14:05

like this a lot - great effort!

HTH1975 wrote:Here's what I've come up with. Makes it interesting when you're giving bottles to friends and family.

When it 'looks' good I always think there is a greater perception of the food/drink 'tasting' good too. Sensory perception does play a part imo.

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Your Labels

Postby NellyD » Wed Feb 10, 2016 18:32

I ordered them from https://www.bottlemark.com . Sorry I didn't put it up wasn't sure what the rules were about that sort of thing.

They are a really good quality cap and the service was excellent too.

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Re: Your Labels

Postby HTH1975 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 01:57

Here's the crown caps I got done...
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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 09:02

Like those H where did you get those done?

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Re: Your Labels

Postby HTH1975 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 22:29

I got mine done at bottlemark too - great service, very quick and easy. They were literally the only place I could find, could find nowhere in the UK. I'm sure there is somewhere that will do custom crown caps in the UK, but I reckon it will be a case of ordering thousands.

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Re: Your Labels

Postby Monte Cristo » Mon Feb 15, 2016 14:17

Can't believe no one does them in the UK, look like they are done digitally I will have to do some investigating!

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