As home brewers, we all want our beer to not only taste great, but look great as well. This can be harder than you might think, since typically your only option for making labels is to use those white paper labels that are bland and hard to remove. Plus, you have to print them at home and, depending on how good your printer is, they always seem to look like home-made beer labels, and not the fancy ones you see at the store.
Graphic design is also a factor. It can feel like unless you have fancy software and the time to learn it, your custom beer labels will always lack the flare that your favorite commercial labels seem to possess. Those breweries spend thousands of dollars on creating their designs and getting them printed, and who has that kind of money these days?
Enter: GrogTag.com! With the help of GrogTag’s unique online label maker, you can make your own labels at home – without all that extra software or breaking the bank! At GrogTag, we have over 100 unique design templates that let you make labels any way you want, for any reason and at any skill level. If you are new to using a beer bottle label maker, don’t worry – we have made it easy to create great looking bottle art at home! Plus, our labels are reusable, so you can peel them off of your bottles and save them for your next batch.
Making your own labels using our website is simple, easy to use, and fast. Best of all, you don’t need a degree in Graphic Design to use it – all you need is a computer and your brain (and maybe a home brewed beer or two) and you’ll be making online labels in no time! Simply go to www.grogtag.com and browse through our beer bottle label gallery . Find the template you are interested in? Click it, and the site will direct you to the label customization field. There, you enter the text you want, add a photo if you like, and that’s it – you have just made your very first high-quality beer label!
Let’s say you are graphically inclined and used to working in software such as Photoshop. You have a great idea for a beer label and you want to make your own labels and see them printed on our high-quality vinyl material. That’s easy, too! Head over to our Product Templates and download one of our label design guides that are specifically designed to use with our online label maker. Follow the included directions to ensure that your creation will fit within our template and your label is printed exactly how you want it to. Once you have everything perfect, select the “Upload You Own” template in the beer label gallery, making sure to choose the matching shape that corresponds with the template you downloaded. Upload the necker graphic and the main label graphics into the beer label maker, and use the crop tool to resize them if needed. That’s it! If you are having trouble, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out.
Need help coming up with ideas for making your own beer label? Most of our beer label templates come pre-loaded with images and little sayings, so the pressure is off if this is your first time. Many GrogTag customers will use our templates designed for uploading your own images to put up photos of family, their pets, or sometimes scenic views they have snapped while on a hike. The sky really is the limit here, and as long as you own the image you ask us to print, anything goes.
From time to time, our friends ask us to brew a batch of beer for a special occasion, or we have one of our own. What better way to take your presentation up a notch than to make your own labels? One of our most popular events that we see people making labels for is a wedding, and in fact we have several templates designed specifically for use in a wedding-themed label in our beer label maker (http://www.grogtag.com/c/156/wedding-and-event-designs).
Of course, birthdays are another reason us homebrewers often brew batches for, and they leave a bit of room to really open up the creative flood gates. We have seen many labels come through from customers over the years, and birthday ones seem to be the funniest! Dig out an old photo of the birthday guy or gal and upload that into our beer label maker for some instant laughs. Or simply put a nice photo of your Dad on there to celebrate his birthday. Either way you go – funny or classy – we can help you make labels that represent any mood.
Making your own labels is easy and fun to do! If you are still looking for inspiration, we have an online label gallery of past customer creations that just might spark something in your brain. Check out the Hall of Fame and see what current GrogTag users do when making beer labels.