Q Why are both the size and shape of my label important to consider?
A Label costs are driven primarily by size as well as material, quantity, and finish. You also need to be sure that the label does not extend to the tapered areas ... Read On
Q We recently upgraded to a Meheen 4-head filler, and would like to know what other brewers out there have done to set up automatic labeling with this particular system. Previously, we were bottling using a single-head filler, hand-labeling with pressure sensitive labels, which was all we needed at the time. Now that we have this new system tho, we'd like to know what our labeling options are to create a more streamlined system.
A Depending on the type of labels you're going to be using, that can more-or-less determine which type of labeler you should invest in. While the labels for most pressure-sensitive labelers ... Read On
Q We're currently trying to decide between an in-line rotary labeler or pre-printed bottles. The printed bottles are pretty neat plus we could use our glass blower to make custom glasses from the enameled bottles. The in-line labeler, which we'd most likely use with pressure-sensitive labels, obviously allows for much more flexibility though. How do these two options compare cost-wise? What are the pros and cons of both the labeler vs. the printed bottles?
A Pre-printed bottles are very cool and offer a much cleaner, more specialized look but unfortunately, this option only allows for one print per beer. The level-sensing process required to produce ... Read On
Q Unfortunately, our printer designed a label for our bottles that makes it difficult to figure out what type of labeler we need to purchase to apply them. Just to give you an idea of the current layout of these labels: the bottom (or "bikini") part wraps almost all the way around the bottle, while the top label (so essentially, the main one) only covers the front part of the bottle. Any ideas/recommendations for a labeler that would correctly align these labels each time, despite their unique design?
A The solution to this problem may lie in the printing itself. See if your printer can put both the top and the bottom label(s) on the same backing and align ... Read On