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Offline drp53188

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Lable making in Beer Smth
« on: December 12, 2009, 06:36:10 AM »
Brad, back in 2005 i saw a post about making lables in the program did you ever get that up and running?
I keg all my beers and need to make tap handle lables, Thanks Don.
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Offline Pirate Point Brewer

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Re: Lable making in Beer Smth
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 03:41:21 AM »
drp53188,

We don't know if this is still an issue with you. If you are still looking for a simple solution go to the Avery Dennison website. They offer free software and templates for their entire line of labels. The software is pretty darn capeable. We use it and their 6 up shipping labels for our bottles and kegs. Just be sure you use the reusable/removeable labels. The first round we did this wrong. I hated washing bottles before this screw up Boy did I hate it worse getting the non-removeable labels off the bottles.  The reusable/removeable seem like a natural for tap handles as they offer many sizes.

Just food for thought on a low cost solution.

Preston
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Offline Alexander

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Re: Lable making in Beer Smth
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 03:18:57 PM »
@drp531888
I see they make Removable & Reposition-able. have you had experience with the reposition-able, it sounds like you may only get two chances?

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Re: Lable making in Beer Smth
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 04:25:42 PM »
Maybe I didn't use Avery label maker correctly but it was very frustrating for me.  I chose to use Serif's PagePlus Desktop Publishing software.  The older version is free but for $10 you can get one that does curved text etc.  I've created labels with it and much prefer it to the Avery software.  Maybe I'll download again and see if I can make it work.

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Re: Lable making in Beer Smth
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 06:52:12 AM »
Chas,

Sorry the freeware didn't work for you! We use all the time and it will definitely do curved text.  It is a bit frustrating a the different text boxes overlap. You have to move the top one to make a change in the lower one, but for the cost .... ::) What we like best is the ability to make a master then make six individual modification for each label on the sheet. You can then print anyone of the six on the sheet.

Anyway glad you found an acceptable solution!

Preston
In Fall and Winter, we burn wood in the fireplace and brew beer.
In Spring & Summer, we're on the water or walking the beach!
 Then back at the dock we create a reason to brew!