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Two Ways to Make Professional Tea Product Labels

Posted on | May 5, 2012 | Comments

There are a variety of reasons why you might want to print professional-looking product labels for tea. Perhaps you own a coffee shop or a tea shop and you want to sell your most popular loose teas in bulk, but you don’t want your supplier’s logo on the tea canister. Perhaps you’re having a special event, such as a wedding or a business conference, and you want everyone to remember both the event and you by putting custom product labels on everything that you give out. Whatever your reasons for wanting a professional label on your canister of tea, achieving your goal is not that difficult. Here are two options for creating professional product labels for your tea.

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First Option: Do It Yourself

The “DIY” option requires that you have the right graphics software to get the job done, enough time to play around with creating your product label, and a high-quality ink jet or (even better) laser printer to print your final product.

Step 1. Your first step is finding the right graphics software for the job. The industry standard in graphic design is Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. However, these are very expensive. A free graphics alternative are those programs offered by Aviary.com. These are web-based creative programs that provide fairly robust graphic design capabilities, but be warned that there can be a bit of a learning curve.

To add images to your design, try these sites for professional backgrounds, photos and illustrations:

iStockPhoto.com – popular, but expensive
MorgueFile.com – free, but not always the best quality
GraphicRiver.com – less expensive than iStock

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Step 2. Your next step is to choose the right size for your label. The easiest way to choose the right size is to go to Avery.com and use their label selector tool. You can start by choosing your label shape, printer type or adhesive type, depending upon how you plan to use the label.

Once you decide on the label you want, you can set up your file in the graphics software to be the proper size. For instance, if you choose a rectangular, 2” x 4” label, you know to set up your graphics file to be 2” x 4”. It’s much easier to pick the label size first and then make your design than to try to make your perfect design fit into a label size you chose afterward.

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Step 3.
Having designed a good-looking label, you can now stick a sheet of Avery labels in your printer and print!

Second Option: Hire Someone to Do it For You

If the three steps above sound daunting – and they certainly can be, if you have little or no penchant for design – then you might save some time and just hire someone else to make your product label for you.

There are several different ways to go about hiring someone to create your tea label. One option is to hire a freelance graphic designer, either by finding someone locally or by relying upon a site like Freelancer.com. Alternatively, you can have someone design and print your product label from start to finish. A Google search will reveal several places online that specialize in producing product labels.

Whichever of these two options you choose, a customized product label for your tea will make a big difference. Your tea canister, bag or box will look eye-catching and professional once you’ve added your own custom product labels.

 

Bio:  Jessica is a specialist in product labels. When she is not writing for LightningLabels.com, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen.

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Jessica is a specialist in product labels. When she is not writing for LightningLabels.com, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen.

Comments

3 comments
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Label Printing Services

Yes, i do agree with your fact, It really means a lot, labeling anythings is that which we see at the first time, Anyone notice for the first time,Many of us purchase the things by seeing their labels.

Jennifer
Jennifer

Jessica, thank you for terrific DIY options!