There are an almost infinite number of ways you can go about creating your own personalized wine labels. This page outlines some of the best but is certainly not an exhaustive list.
If you are looking for a truly professional job, and are unsure about doing it yourself, consider hiring someone to do the work for you. Firms like Stoney Creek Wine Press are experts in the design and printing of personalized custom wine labels. They provide a variety of packages designed to suit all budgets and are able to pass on the benefit of their years of experience by guaranteeing your satisfaction with the finished product.
For those with the skill and necessary software, designing your own personalized wine labels using a computer opens up all kinds of possibilities.
With a computer you can access thousands of fonts and millions of images. Computers also have the advantage of being able to replicate a single design efficiently and flawlessly, and at a relatively low cost.
A good label stock is essential. If you have a color ink-jet or laser printer, the simplest solution is to use blank sheets of self-adhesive, die-cut wine label stock. Stoney Creek Wine Press offers a high quality product in a variety of die-cut shapes that works well with both ink-jet and laser printers.
Using label sheets that have already been die-cut has the advantage of avoiding the need to hand-trim the finished label. Hence, this kind of strategy can also be effective if you have business. Let’s say you are selling wines. You can enhance the label of your wines so you can attract the attention of your customers. This will also give you more chances to unleash your creativity. For more information, click here.
If you are not comfortable designing your own label from scratch, or only have access to a black and white printer, there are pre-designed templates available that already have the graphic components of the wine label pre-printed on them. All you need to do with these is add text. The POP line of self-adhesive wine labels from Stoney Creek Wine Press are a good example of this type of product.
This method is by far the most personal but also the most laborious way to create personalized wine labels. For the very gifted however, it presents an opportunity to create small, unique works of art that will be greatly appreciated by their recipients.
To create personalized wine labels this way, all you need is a supply of label stock and a method for applying imagery and text to the label.
For your label stock you could use any plain paper if you are willing to then figure out an effective way to adhere the finished label to the bottle. Sheets of plain, dry gummed paper may be found in some art stores, or alternatively, consider sheets of self-adhesive, die-cut wine label stock. Stoney Creek Wine Press offers high quality blanks in several die-cut shapes.
Using label sheets that have already been die-cut has the advantage of avoiding the need to hand-trim the finished label.
Once you have decided on a label stock, you need to design your label and apply the imagery and text to the label stock. You can do this in all kinds of ways using pencils, pencil crayons, inks, paints of various kinds, pastels, or any other medium that you think is appropriate. You might finger-paint your wine label design, use woodblock printing, or an airbrush. The options are endless.
We do recommend however, that if you use any kind of water-soluble medium such as pastels or watercolors, you use a good fixative spray (available from any art supply store) to seal the design.