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Postby S-Cackalacky » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:52 pm

Does anyone know of a good free or cheap whiskey label software product for Windows 7?
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Postby res » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:08 pm

https://www.beerlabelizer.com
http://www.jamlabelizer.com

I've used these two for various things in the past but in the end found them too limited. Now I use the free software you download for Avery labels.
Still not very fancy but I'm quite happy with the results.
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Postby S-Cackalacky » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:50 am

Thanks Res. I'll take a look at those. I had the Avery software at one time, but haven't used it in several years. This is mainly for a one-off label I want for a gift and maybe to play around with in the future.
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Postby Bushman » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:08 am

When you look at label programs you might think about printers as a lot of the ink will run when it gets wet. I have covered labels with packing tape.
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Postby dutchmancreek » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Bushman wrote:When you look at label programs you might think about printers as a lot of the ink will run when it gets wet. I have covered labels with packing tape.

I have covered the labels with a clear poly spray to give them a slight gloss and waterproof them.
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Postby S-Cackalacky » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:30 pm

I've thought about some of the shortcomings of printer inks. I was planning to spray the label with an art fixative. One other problem might be light-fastness. Some pigments tend to fade over time - especially when exposed to direct sunlight. Hopefully the contents of the bottle won't last long enough for that to happen. No worries though - nothing made by man will last forever.
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Postby punkin » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:24 pm

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Postby Mud » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:58 pm

The fastness of light is a constant. You'll just have to deal with it.
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Postby Zymurgy Bob » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:22 am

Really bad, but pretty funny, Mud.

I use a color laser printer, and have for years. My labels don't run in the ice bucket, and warm clear gelatine used as an adhesive only comes off in hot water. Makes a great combination for labels.
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Re: label software for Windows 7?

Postby S-Cackalacky » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:40 pm

Well, it's been awhile since I asked for the information. I used the online label maker posted by Res - http://www.jamlabelizer.com . It's for home canners, but served my purpose very well.

This is a bottle of brandy to be gifted this Friday:
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The bottle is slightly tapered from top to bottom. The round label suited the shape very well. I used the unflavored gelatin mix for the adhesive and sprayed the label with an art fixative before cutting it out. It's printed on plain white paper.
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Postby Zymurgy Bob » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:38 pm

Didja like the gelatine? We're using it for the Cultus Bay Distillery labels. It gives us great flexibility.
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Postby Swedish Pride » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:53 am

that looks fantastic SC, forgot you're an artist for a minute.
If I saw that in the shops I'd be drawn to it, good work mate
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Postby S-Cackalacky » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:53 am

ZB, the gelatin worked very well. Thanks for suggesting it. I used about a half packet in 4 oz of water and brushed it on the back of the label with a sponge type paint brush. Couldn't have been easier.

Thanks SP. I had a small dram of the blend last night. It's aged about 11 months now and tastes very nice. One important thing I learned about apple brandy is that it takes a lot of time and patience. I have about 10 gallons of store-bought apple juice that I will begin to process very soon. This time around I probably won't touch it for at least a year.
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Re: label software for Windows 7?

Postby rgreen2002 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:59 pm

S=Cac.. label looks great. I recently used the NEATO wine labeler but I'm going to check out your jam ( :roflmao: ...I'm killing me right now).
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