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Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:45 am
by S-Cackalacky
What are you planning to use for glue? When I made a label for a gift bottle a few months ago, Zymurgy Bob(?) recommended plain gelatin. I followed his recommendation and it worked very well. Just mix a small amount with warm water and brush it on the back of the label.

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:40 am
by txbrewing
usually I use glue sticks, works well enough for the few things I bottle

TXB

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:53 am
by okie
I like them both. Thanks for taking the barrel idea and you do know I like that one best. :)

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:59 pm
by Tdick
Got an email today with a new label from
[url]https://www.beerlabelizer.com/
[/url]

and wanted to give this a bump.

If you haven't looked there take a couple of minutes and browse.
I know a lot of members use them. There is a registration and you can pay, not sure exactly what you're paying for.
I play with one then click the magnifying glass and it pops up. Then you can save to print.
They have a lot of stock labels and also some you add your own images.
Very easy to do. The new one is very plain.
I played with it using a photo of my Yellow Dog.
Yellowdog Whiskey.png


Also another one I did.
Yellowdog Wheat.png


Also, if you are adept at Gimp/Photoshop, I have used these with no text and opened them in Gimp to use other fonts.

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:26 pm
by Swedish Pride
love a good lab

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:54 pm
by Kareltje
Could construct nice labels for a given ferment.
The medlar was harvested 2016, the ferment was kept during 2017 and the mass was distilled in 2018.
Found the pictures on internet, edited them and made a label.
One for the drink:
Mispel01.jpg
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One for the stronger version:
Mispelbrand01.jpg
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Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:47 pm
by Tdick
Swedish Pride wrote:love a good lab

He was my pride and joy, lost him to lymphoma last year and not even thinking of getting over it. :(

Kareltje wrote:Found the pictures on internet, edited them and made a label.
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Those look great!

I didn't really like the look of that new Labelizer template.
Over on the CC forum - sue me I cross post! - :D - EziTasting had a label but discussed clearing out parts so the liquor would show through.
Here is one I played with using his:
Iron Moon Decanter.png


and also messed with the Labelizer template:
Yellowdog Whiskey Bottle.png

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 pm
by Kareltje
That is a nice trick: transparent labels! You made these on plastic sticky film, I suppose?
Think I will try one on occassion too.
(Better well stolen than badly invented. :P )

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:42 pm
by Copperhead road
Tdick wrote:Over on the CC forum - sue me I cross post! - :D ]

I started doing that also Tdick, sometimes Mods ask to share threads in different places and forums. :wink:

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:14 pm
by Tdick
Copperhead road wrote:
Tdick wrote:Over on the CC forum - sue me I cross post! - :D ]

I started doing that also Tdick, sometimes Mods ask to share threads in different places and forums. :wink:

I still like this one I played with last year!
:rkn:

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:24 pm
by Kareltje
What is the CC forum?
I like other forums, because every country and/or group has its own habits and we can always learn.

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:53 pm
by Copperhead road
Kareltje wrote:What is the CC forum?
I like other forums, because every country and/or group has its own habits and we can always learn.

Copper custom still components forum :8)

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:50 pm
by Tdick
Kareltje wrote:That is a nice trick: transparent labels! You made these on plastic sticky film, I suppose?
Think I will try one on occassion too.
(Better well stolen than badly invented. :P )


Full Disclosure
Done with Gimp - Photoshop open source.
First of all, I would think it's NOT a good idea to put an oaking strip in a decanter. It would be too easy for me to forget how long it's been in there or forget to take it out and overoak. It would be safer for me to oak in the mason jar with a sticker on it.
Here's the download for Gimp:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Like this "hobby", it takes a lot of practice. UNLIKE this hobby, there are a lot of LEGITIMATE youtube videos to help.
:roflmao:
Also, when we had to "paste up" proofs on posterboard, we used a slow drying spray adhesive so we could adjust it if necessary.
However, I am fairly certain it would "frost" the glass under the label.
Best thing to do it go by a crafts store and explain the project. If you can't get a suitable product there, you may have to put a clear adhesive "stock" OVER it to permanently seal.
:mg:

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm
by Kareltje
Thanks.
I have used Gimp and I liked it, because it works with formulae in stead of pixels. (I liked DrawPerfect for that too!!)
But I seldomly use it, so I do not master it anymore. :(
I make my labels nowadays with found pictures, mixed with several fonts in Word.

Used to draw them myself, 30 years ago.

Re: Simple Label idea

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:22 am
by Copperhead road
Tdick I might see if you can design me a label like you did for salt bush bill... :|

Copperhead
Corn,wheat n barley
Whiskey
100 proof
Distilled inner city Brisvegas
From a copper still, aged in a barrel