Label bottles permanently and decoratively


From the personal dedication beside the label to the creative complete design the possibilities to label bottles are sufficient. Permanent markers and paint pens make it possible to embellish glass bottles with opacity or transparency. Indirect effects and level-dependent optical effects turn bottles into personalized pieces of jewelery.

Label for the safety of use

Bottles are labeled for decorative or practical reasons. If it is a change in content, the caption must clearly describe the current content. Risky are inattentive and ambiguous labels especially if, for example, beverage bottles are used as storage locations for inedible or toxic substances.

Classics such as paints, lubricants, alcohol and weed killers must be labeled in such a way that the information content can not be lost. The removal of old bottle labels is absolutely recommended. Striking and overwriting can fade away and blur the content.

jewelry labels

Basic thoughts on the design, for example, when giving away a wine bottle can be:

  • Should the inscription be applied instead of or in addition to the labeling
  • What type of glass color does the bottle have and what is the visual effect?
  • Replaces the label labeling
  • Is information or decorative effect in the foreground
  • The label must be fade-resistant
  • Is the labeled bottle presumably used permanently

Most permanent markers fade and rub off due to frequent attack. More durable are inscriptions with Acryllackstiften, as they can also be used for painting glass bottles.

Special effects

When labeling, "indirect" effects can also be used. Mirrored text can be deciphered through the interior of the bottle as the level of the liquid falls.

In combination with stickers, level indicators and "peepholes" can be realized through geometric cutouts.

Noble elegance in decorating the bottle is achieved by figurative labeling on the bottom of the bottle. The bottle body remains design-free or is ornamentally decorated, for example, by painting.

Tips & Tricks

If you remove the information about the contents of a bottle, you should always specify the content and any filling or expiry date, even if the labels are very individual, if necessary hidden and small. If, after some time, nobody knows anymore whether the contents are still edible, the artistically decorated bottle quickly wanders into the glass container.


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