In the past years, beer has become more popular than ever. More and more people get accustomed to the many tastes of beer and are thrilled to try more than the standard pils and lagers. At the root of this industry stands creativity. Everything around craft beer is carefully selected: the malt, the hop, the design of the bottle and of the label.
Creativity sparks, and if you want to sell your beer, you need to step up your labeling game. Vintage beer labels have the power to make people want to say “cheers”. They grab attention, make your brand easy to remember and add that nostalgic look.
So let’s see what’s with these labels and how you can use them to your advantage!
Why choose vintage beer labels
A vintage beer label is by default full of personality. It looks good, and it gives a nostalgic charm. A retro look can also induce a taste of mystery. It makes you think the beer has a flavor you haven’t tried, and you’d like to see what is it like.
Vintage beer labels make your product distinctive so that your customer will remember it and will be able to easily find it on the shelf.
TTB requirements for beer labeling
How to get that vintage beer label look
Vintage labels have in common the fact that they promise a trip back in time. However, there are different styles of vintage beer labels. Here are the most popular:
- Old factory industrial design
- Elegant retro design
- Hippie 70s design
- 80s disco fever design
1. Vintage beer labels with industrial design
This type of vintage beer label is great for local brands. People love beers connected to their area, so you can mention local recipes, the source of your ingredients, or link your brand to local names and symbols.
In terms of colors, these labels can go from shades of brown to black, blue, yellow, or red.
This kind of vintage beer labels often has images of bottles, pints, beer production systems, and old postcards of cities.
2. Vintage beer labels with elegant retro design
This label usually integrates symbols of royalty (crowns, ribbons) and images of animals (lions, birds, bears, wolves), fields of cereals, pints, glasses, or barrels.
You could also have a character on the label. Many brands associate their image with a gentleman look. You can take inspiration from old newspapers and magazines. To dig in even deeper, you can search for retro ads from various countries.
3. Vintage beer labels with hippie design
The 70s were all about liberation, creativity, and good vibes.
These values are a perfect match for beer brands. Hippie style offers a lot of space in terms of colors, visual elements, and typography.
Vintage beer labels with this design often have flowers, rainbows, fluffy clouds, and creative messages. A vintage beer label like this will put your bottle in the spotlight.
4. Vintage beer labels with 80s design
The 80s were another colorful era. Labels with this style use bold mixes of colors and invite people to take action. A vintage beer label of this kind is like that energetic friend who is always out doing things. You can get inspired by looking at music videos from the era.
This type of vintage beer label is great for brands who want to associate with cool disco vibes.
No matter what design you choose, it can be easily implemented on your labels. YourBoxSolution has all the printing technology needed to deliver even the most complex design at top quality.
Read more about how to get the perfect packaging in our dedicated blog post.
Custom vintage beer labels for your bottles or cans
A) Labels for beer bottles
There are three main aspects to discuss the labels for beer bottles:
- The color of the bottle
- The shape of the label
- The material of the label
1. The color of the bottle
2. The shape of the label
3. The material of the label
B) Labels for beer cans
However, you might need some extra space to add some information. Or maybe you are testing a type of beer for a short amount of time or have a limited edition.
Especially if you’re a distributor, you might need to make sure you comply with all the requirements available in your area. Beer can labels have your back.
The best material for beer labels
Types of BOPP:
Types of coatings, finishes, and extras:
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