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Product labelling is one of the biggest challenges of beverage brewers in South Africa. A professional label increases sales and profit, but for some producers, homebrew labels may be too expensive to make or to order.

We offer affordable solutions for custom-made wine, beer, and gin bottle labels if you want to design and print them yourself or leave it to the professionals, both without having to pay an arm and a leg.

Whether you have a winery, a brewery, or a distillery, you should opt for personalized labels for your products to make them stand out from the crowd.

Why do I need bottle label printing?

In recent years, we have seen microbreweries and small distilleries popping up all over the country. Seeing all these family businesses developing as integral parts of their communities brings joy.
However, you cannot stop but think about all the costs that involve the production of high-quality beverages.

The industry of food and beverages has high standards when it comes to labelling. An alcoholic beverage has to have an in-depth description on its label, whether we are talking about gin bottles, wine bottles, beer bottles, or other liquors.
You need to ensure that the container in which you sell the beverage has precise details about ingredients, alcohol percentage, origin, and barcode labels, whether it comes in bottles, cans, or jars, and if they are made of cardboard, glass, plastic, or tin.

If you produce and/or sell wine, beer, or gin, you know that presentation is crucial to your sales.
Here is where well-designed, DIY labels can make a difference.

You might think that buying or designing the labels yourself is too expensive or too time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

How do I make my own bottle labels?

Printing bottle labels at home is a convenient way to save money, especially if your business is young, and you are making your first steps in the industry.
It will require that you invest more time in designing and printing the labels than if you would employ the services of a professional, but it should also provide you with more experience and pride in the long run.

If you already know the beverage that you will sell, you have to choose the type of label for it.
Nowadays, most alcoholic drinks come in glass containers, cardboard boxes, tin cans, and plastic bottles.

Regardless of what you put in them, on the outside, you can always use vinyl label stickers, which are durable, waterproof, and easy to print in small batches.

Next, you should choose a liquor bottle labels template that defines and advertises your brand best. Here’s how to create and print one for every type of beverage:

DIY Beer Labels

If you want to print homebrew beer labels, you already have an idea of how you want them to look.
There are thousands of types of beer out there, and by now, you can tell between cheap and professional beer labels. You should aim for the latter whether you design it yourself or hire an expert designer to do it for you.

Keep in mind that the standard size for personalized beer labels is 4 x 3 inches for bottles.
You can also sell beer in 330ml or 500ml cans or plastic bottles that vary in volume from 0.5l to 2.5l. In any case, you will have to adjust the size of the DIY beer labels when printing beer labels at home.

What to put on a beer label?

  • Product Name
  • Your Brand
  • The quantity of product
  • The type of beer (Lager, IPA, Stout, etc.)
  • Alcohol percentage by volume (ABV %)
  • A short description or tag line

As a tip, you should consider matching colours with the type of beer.
For Lager or IPA beers, which are lighter and more refreshing, you should choose blue or green as the predominant colours on the label.
On the other hand, for Stout or Dark beers, which are heavier and more robust, you should go for colder colours like most famous beer labels use, such as dark red or black.

Homebrew Wine Labels

The standard size for a wine bottle is 750ml, and the ideal wine label template for it should not exceed 3.5 x 4 inches in size.

You may also sell wine in smaller bottles (340ml) or larger ones (over 1l), which fit better bubbly wine assortments, like champagne.

In that case, you will have to adjust the size of the label, but sticking with the standard size of a wine bottle is recommended.

What to put on a wine label?

  • Product Nam
  • Your Brand
  • The quantity of product
  • Place of origin
  • What foods you can match it with
  • Alcohol percentage by volume (ABV %)
  • A short description or tag line

If you are just starting your business, and you do not want to hire a professional designer, you can create the wine label at home. Here is how to make wine labels in Microsoft Word:

  1. Open a new document in Microsoft Word and select “Labels.”
  2. Choose "Mailing and Shipping" and then click "Business Labels."
  3. Select the appropriate size label for your wine bottle.
  4. Replace the standard text with your text.
  5. Choose the "Insert" tab located on the toolbar to add an image of your brand.
  6. You can add more text with other text boxes.

When you finish the design, you should prepare the file for printing, and once you have it in your hands, use scissors to cut it to the standard size before sticking it on the bottle.

Gin Label Design

When you are creating a gin label design, keep in mind that the standard gin bottle size is 500ml, and the container is almost always made of glass. In this case, you should settle for the standard gin labels template, which is 2 x 3.5 inches for a vertical vinyl label sticker.

What to put on a gin label?

  • Product Name
  • Your Brand
  • The quantity of product
  • The type of beer (London Dry, Plymouth, Old Tom or Genever)
  • Alcohol percentage by volume (ABV %)
  • A short description or tag line

Gin labels should feature a minimalistic design. Remember that gin drinkers have established tastes, and they rarely alternate between their preferred selections like beer and wine drinkers usually do. So, make sure that you put on the label only the required details without overloading the design with unnecessary features.

How can I make my own labels for free?

If you do not have the time to come up with a design for your bottle labels, you can always use one of our many free label designs for wine, beer, and gin bottles. They are available in two variations, Redfern and Tower labels.

The best thing about it is that you can use any inkjet or laser printer you have, and if you don’t own one, we can provide the printer you need. Some of our best printers include:

The Brother QL-1100 Professional Label Printer, which prints labels with black print up to 900mm in length. It is compatible with all operating systems, including Microsoft, Mac, or Android.

The Brother QL-800 Professional Label Printer, which prints in both black and red text and allows a variety of useful applications, including warnings and the mandatory barcode sticker labels.

Last but not least, we also provide vinyl stickers that you can use to print professional labels for your bottles. Vinyl stickers deliver better quality than paper stickers because they are easy to use, resist harsh weather conditions, and do not fade easily.

Some of the best vinyl stickers in our offer include:

Brother DK22212 White Custom Vinyl Stickers (62mm x 15.24m) - They come in blank white colour and are compatible with Brother QL range of thermal label printers. This type of material comes in a single, continuous roll.

Brother DK22113 Clear Vinyl Stickers (62mm x 15.24m) - They come in blank white colour and are compatible with Brother QL range of thermal label printers. This type of material features 100 labels on a single roll.

Contact us TODAY, and we will gladly help you with every step of printing your custom-made labels for wine, beer, and gin bottles at an affordable cost. We can provide you with full professional support from A to Z, including designing the labels and choosing the printer and the printing material.

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We print all types of labels on A4-size paper and vinyl on our top-of-the-line Epson Printer nad Roland, labels are available flat, die cut and on rolls, the options ar eendless.

We guarantee a wide array of full, professional services, including designing the labels and choosing the printing material.

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