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    Default Honey Labels;

    Does anyone have their Honey Label's custom printed and by whom. I am thinking about having some Label's printed with "Kansas Wildflower Honey". Who does custom Label printing & what was your experiences with them? Also are they waterproof? Thanks for your input. Dale

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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    I'm assuming you're looking to get a fully custom label, meaning you design the whole thing, it doesn't just have your name/address on a stock label.

    Custom labels are expensive until you get to about the 1000 mark, even then they're expensive I think. onlinelabels.com has a "honey label" that specifically fits a classic/queenline 1lb jar. If you design it you can make a full sheet design of them, take that pdf and your labels to OfficeDepot's print center and they'll feed your labels through their color laser using your pdf. That's like 25c-40c/sheet and there are 10 labels on each of those sheets.

    Getting a full bleed and proper alignment can be tricky though....the devil's in the details.
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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    Thanks for the reply libhart, I would settle for a "Wildflower" design with the words "Kansas Honey" or something similur and of course I would like them to be waterproof.

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    Find your local Print Shop and see if they will work w/ you. They will have a catalog w/ stock sizes and shapes that they will order labels for you from. You may have to find someone to work up any art work or design beyond your wording.

    I just picked up 1,000 round labels 2" in size red w/ white lettering and they cost me 25 cents each.
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    I found minute man press(franchise) print shop. The stickers were around 75 cents each but look great.

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    I just ordered 500 labels from Brushy Mountain for $40.00 you can get them in printable sheets and print them yourself .You can also down load the label printing template for windows 7 from there site.The problem I am having is finding the right label template for windows 8.

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    Does everyone expect the cost for the artwork to be a apart of the individual label cost (A) or a fee that is added on top of the label cost (B)

    The number are just for the sake of the question.

    A)
    $0.10 per label covers printing and custom artwork

    B)
    $0.08 per label w/o artwork to cover cost of printing
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    $0.02 fee per label to cover cost of artwork
    (At $0.02 per label, at 1000 labels that is a $20 fee)

    I'm asking this as I am a product / graphic designer and trying to better understand how some people think when it comes to this type of stuff. Thanks.
    Last edited by Jared.Downs; 09-26-2013 at 07:10 PM. Reason: clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Thanks for the reply libhart, I would settle for a "Wildflower" design with the words "Kansas Honey" or something similur and of course I would like them to be waterproof.
    Have you looked at getting the artwork done and providing a print shop with the artwork? If you need a designer there are websites you can find some. Places I've used to land design work or where people have found me / my portfolio is:

    www.craigslist.com
    www.coroflot.com
    www.behance.net

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    Tell me what each part costs. If you were to design me a new label would you do that by the hour or by the simplicity or complexity, flat rate?

    Unless one has a die made for a new special shape label, the blank labels cost the same, unless you get a break for a large order. I assume. Doesn't printing them cost the same each time?
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    My fee structure (and many other consultants) is based on time. When clients come to me to design a label or product the cost is calculated by (projected # of hours) x (hourly rate) = (cost)

    To calculate the "projected # of hours" I've got a formula that I use that accounts for the worst case and best case scenarios. Say I quote a project at 100 hours (a product) and it takes me 86 hours, I don't change for the 14 hours that I didn't work but initially quoted. If I quote 100 and it takes me 114, depending on how good the client is, they'll pay the extra 14 or I'll eat those 14 hours.

    Charging based on simplicity or complexity doesn't seem fair to either party in my opinion. To design a simple clean graphic can often times be harder; I'd be spending my time making multiple variations to find that one design that fits the criteria perfectly. Where as a complex graphic would take time to get all the detail work done. To me, it all boils down to time.

    Flat rates can be good but can be very bad. Depending on the relationship the designer and client have. With a flat rate, there is incentive for the designer to get it done as fast as possible. And if the client wants more revisions but the designer has used up all the time they planned for, then the client is often times no longer getting the best results because the designer is now hustling through the revisions.


    So in the end, when you hire someone it's all about the relationship that both parties have with each other.

    Printing them should* cost the same each time. I'm guessing if you bought a pallet load of ink and toner you might get a slight price break similar to honey by the bottle or by the drum.
    Last edited by Jared.Downs; 09-26-2013 at 07:40 PM. Reason: expanding explanation

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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    This is my new label - pretty excited about it
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Very nice.

    "Barbas"? That's not a typo, is it? What is Barbas?

    I am curious about why you have elk horns on your honey bee though? Not that anyone other than I would or will notice.

    What does it cost you? Going to use it on a round jar?
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    Barbas are my nephews - I am a big hunter and
    Raise deer on the ranch where the hives are. The antlers are actually mule deer (even though we have white tail deer). I had 48hour logo do it for me. I put the labels on the glass honey jars and they loom great

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    I bet they do. Post a photo of the label on the jar, why don't ya?

    Is that Spanish for Nephews?
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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    image.jpg

    Barbas is their last name

    Sorry the pic is sidewise

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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    I c.
    Thanks, looks nice.
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    I can not say enough good things about dealing with Anne @

    http://customhoneylabels.blogspot.co...ct-me.html?m=1

    Hassle free, easy

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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    Quote Originally Posted by Tgill View Post
    Barbas are my nephews - I am a big hunter and
    Raise deer on the ranch where the hives are. The antlers are actually mule deer (even though we have white tail deer). I had 48hour logo do it for me. I put the labels on the glass honey jars and they loom great
    I chuckled a little when I saw the hog hunt unlimited bag. I've got two boys would you skin all the hogs they can shoot in 4 days for that price we don't even need to hunt at your place!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgill View Post
    This is my new label - pretty excited about it
    I love the fact that you included the antlers. Subtle and not something you notice when you look at the label for the first time.

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    Default Re: Honey Labels;

    I just looked at the labels from onlinelabels.com Unless my math skills are on the blink they cost 5 cents each at the 1000 label quantity. 4 cents each at the 10,000 quantity. If the prices above for printing are accurate that adds another 4 cents. so you are looking at 8 cents per label. Now I have looked into labels for quite a while and I have not found anything that actually works out to that price. But I also cannot stomach adding 75 cents to the cost of a jar either. And that is closer to what I have been finding when you get right down to the pay button.
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