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New Tricks for an Old Material: The Ongoing Paper Label Trend for Wine Bottles

Even an old business can learn new tricks. Paper wine labels have been a staple in the industry since the Persian empire. While these labels were necessary for detailing the many varieties of wine available, modern wine labels have another major purpose: to attract buyers.

Paper labels have maintained a close connection to wine bottles for centuries, both literally and figuratively. While different label materials have their advantages, paper maintains a classic look and feel that’s tied to the long history of winemaking. Of course, as wine label packaging changes, so too must the humble paper label. Here are some ways that wineries are wowing customers through paper labels.
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Designing Beer Labels: Other Design Considerations

Sizing and color selection are two critical parts of label design, but there are several other factors that can impact how you design beer bottle labels and beer can labels. Elements such as custom shapes, mandatory information, and label adhesives are all important to the success of a label. Here’s what you should consider about these features when you design your beer labels.
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Designing Beer Labels: Sizing and Dimensions

A good beer label design needs a proper canvas. When it comes to beer bottle labels, that canvas only affords you a few square inches of space, so it’s crucial that you know what dimensions you’ll work with for your next masterpiece.

The overall size and dimensions of your bottle or can label depends on a few key factors. Once you identify what you have to work with, you can create a canvas that will hold your new beer label design.
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What Does Die Cut Mean?

For how valuable die cutting is to labels and other printed materials, it’s not uncommon that people don’t know what “die cut” means. The purpose of die cutting is easy to understand – to cut clean, consistent edges – but the process can be a mystery to people in need of precision-cut labels and other items.

While you certainly don’t need to be a die cutting expert – that’s what we’re here for – it helps to understand the basics of die cutting so that you know what you may or may not be able to do, and also considerations for designing a custom shape.
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