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Title: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 04, 2012, 04:43:01 AM
Anyone use this for making labels?... Any experience in branding cheese? what do you think about this) ;)
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Schnecken Slayer on December 04, 2012, 04:46:00 AM
They look pretty good.

Well done!
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Post by: Vina on December 04, 2012, 04:51:38 AM
Nice and neat labels! congrats!
How do you plan pack your cheese? parchments paper, or plastic wrap or boxes, any other ides?
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Post by: Tiarella on December 04, 2012, 06:39:24 AM
Very NICE!!  I made some labels yesterday but I didn't really have what I needed so it was not as polished looking as your lovely labels.
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 04, 2012, 06:45:13 AM
Thanks both of you for compliments  :) :) This is let's say 95% idea..it is still missing something..I think for couple a day will be finished...

About pack..I still work on that.....
I open this threat that we can exchange experiences about problems in marketing, branding etc etc..so I hope that also others will participate .... 
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 04, 2012, 06:46:38 AM
Very NICE!!  I made some labels yesterday but I didn't really have what I needed so it was not as polished looking as your lovely labels.

Maybe you can put it here and we can give you some suggestions  ;)
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Tiarella on December 04, 2012, 07:15:05 AM
Hi Bodul,  I am okay at labels because I have practiced for my other work of flower essences but I don't have a color printer at home and I only had some scraps of label material that were cut off my other business labels.....so I taped the scraps together to run it through my printer.  You can tell by now I was just fooling around.   ;)   I'm still waiting to make a logo and that is just in my thoughts now.  I am not selling the cheese but there are some people from New York City who are friends with my neighbor and he shared my cheeses with them.  They eat all the best cheese down in the big city and they thought my cheese was amazing so I wanted to send them more cheese through my neighbor and wanted just a simple label to tell what type of cheese it is.  I'll post a couple of my flower essence labels so you can see that I like lots of color for that type of label.  I'm still trying to figure out what "feeling" I want my farm cheese labels to have.  Do I want rustic?  Or elegant?  Or colorful?  And I still need a farm logo.  I have an artist friend and she can draw my goats and since the animal part of the farm is called "Sovereign Hill Farm" we thought of putting crowns  (like for a sovereign queen) or tiaras on the goats to make a logo.  This is just in the idea stage.  Okay, here are photos of my rush, playing cheese labels and my more colorful style that I use for my essences. 
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 04, 2012, 07:30:39 AM
Hi Bodul,  I am okay at labels because I have practiced for my other work of flower essences but I don't have a color printer at home and I only had some scraps of label material that were cut off my other business labels.....so I taped the scraps together to run it through my printer.  You can tell by now I was just fooling around.   ;)   I'm still waiting to make a logo and that is just in my thoughts now.  I am not selling the cheese but there are some people from New York City who are friends with my neighbor and he shared my cheeses with them.  They eat all the best cheese down in the big city and they thought my cheese was amazing so I wanted to send them more cheese through my neighbor and wanted just a simple label to tell what type of cheese it is.  I'll post a couple of my flower essence labels so you can see that I like lots of color for that type of label.  I'm still trying to figure out what "feeling" I want my farm cheese labels to have.  Do I want rustic?  Or elegant?  Or colorful?  And I still need a farm logo.  I have an artist friend and she can draw my goats and since the animal part of the farm is called "Sovereign Hill Farm" we thought of putting crowns  (like for a sovereign queen) or tiaras on the goats to make a logo.  This is just in the idea stage.  Okay, here are photos of my rush, playing cheese labels and my more colorful style that I use for my essences.

Very simple ..very nice...Look, I am thinking on this way..You should respect yours surroundings..yours local landscape..try to find something "strikingly"...that is reason why I sad before it is still missing something. Now..tell me what type of paper you use for yours cheeses. I don't have a good printer so I decided to give professionals to do it..I mean to print my labels >:(. Part of my label be also a part of my logo and my business cart 
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Tiarella on December 04, 2012, 07:35:41 AM
The cheese paper is from Yoav.  His forum name is iratherfly    I am responding to your message with more details about that.  You will see info there.  Now I have to go to the barn to feed and milk the animals.   :)
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 04, 2012, 07:37:06 AM
This is an island where I am living and doing my small business (goat and sheep farm) 
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Tiarella on December 04, 2012, 10:22:49 AM
WOW, that is beautiful.  We are just deep in the forest here with small streams, no ocean.  Your place looks beautiful and I hope you post more photos!!  What type of sheep?  What type of goats?  Do you use dogs?  Do the herds have fenced pastures or do they roam with dogs and/or a shepherd?
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 04, 2012, 11:52:40 AM
WOW, that is beautiful.  We are just deep in the forest here with small streams, no ocean.  Your place looks beautiful and I hope you post more photos!!  What type of sheep?  What type of goats?  Do you use dogs?  Do the herds have fenced pastures or do they roam with dogs and/or a shepherd?

In this moment I have 43 goats included 2 ram and 45 ships included 3 ram. I have french alpina goat and our domestic sheeps. I have dog (only one) . Croatian Shepard dog. animals are free to go anywhere except in village  :) :) . I dont know what are they eating . Except a bad whether (rain and ice) they are always outside. I teach them that they come alone in barn in the evening ...  :-). i have fenced pastures (electrical)..they are inside only in time of lambing.. For now I don't milk sheep only goats..problem is find a worker...

And here some photos for you
 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Alpkäserei on December 04, 2012, 10:22:47 PM
problem is find a worker...


OO pick me! Only problem is, I don't speak Croatian

For doing business, I am of the opinion that simpler labels are better in most cases. This is because the more there is to your label, the more expensive they are to print. This is especially true if you have a professional printer make them for you, and here you also run into the problem that the more colors you have, the more expense.

I am old fashioned, and prefer to make my masters by hand. But these then I copy into the computer to reprint.

For my best cheese, I am going to make what is called a Scherrenchnittli or Scherrenschnitte, which is a paper cutting. This is an old Swiss tradition and looks like this:
(http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/gosimg00HU01a30131804c80b3000012012tb0.jpg)

Here is a sample I made, though this is just a pen drawing. The final one will have a circle instead of a rectangle that will fit as a nice label on a cheese wheel to be displayed, and have a radiating pattern along the border so that the logo and name is repeated on every slice of cheese.

(http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff345/HiddenOrder/Chaes/Oberlander_Label.jpg)

Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Tiarella on December 04, 2012, 10:27:05 PM
Those are SOOOOOOOO beautiful, Alp!!!!!!
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Vina on December 05, 2012, 01:05:30 AM
Fantastic looking labels, Alp!
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Tiarella on December 05, 2012, 06:49:09 AM
WOW, that is beautiful.  We are just deep in the forest here with small streams, no ocean.  Your place looks beautiful and I hope you post more photos!!  What type of sheep?  What type of goats?  Do you use dogs?  Do the herds have fenced pastures or do they roam with dogs and/or a shepherd?

In this moment I have 43 goats included 2 ram and 45 ships included 3 ram. I have french alpina goat and our domestic sheeps. I have dog (only one) . Croatian Shepard dog. animals are free to go anywhere except in village  :) :) . I dont know what are they eating . Except a bad whether (rain and ice) they are always outside. I teach them that they come alone in barn in the evening ...  :-). i have fenced pastures (electrical)..they are inside only in time of lambing.. For now I don't milk sheep only goats..problem is find a worker...

And here some photos for you
 :) :) :)
Ooh, thanks for all the beautiful photos!  What a lovely place!  What is your weather like?  How cold are your winters?  How much snow?  I think I am moving!!! ;)    If you find a good source of workers, send one here please!  I am doing most of this work now and I can't keep up with all of it.  We do hope to have a young couple or person come join us on this land at some point.  I know some young farmers can't afford land and we have the land but not all the time to do more work on it.  Seems like a good match but it will need to be a careful choice of person(s).   
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 06, 2012, 10:26:33 AM
WOW, that is beautiful.  We are just deep in the forest here with small streams, no ocean.  Your place looks beautiful and I hope you post more photos!!  What type of sheep?  What type of goats?  Do you use dogs?  Do the herds have fenced pastures or do they roam with dogs and/or a shepherd?

In this moment I have 43 goats included 2 ram and 45 ships included 3 ram. I have french alpina goat and our domestic sheeps. I have dog (only one) . Croatian Shepard dog. animals are free to go anywhere except in village  :) :) . I dont know what are they eating . Except a bad whether (rain and ice) they are always outside. I teach them that they come alone in barn in the evening ...  :-). i have fenced pastures (electrical)..they are inside only in time of lambing.. For now I don't milk sheep only goats..problem is find a worker...

And here some photos for you
 :) :) :)
Ooh, thanks for all the beautiful photos!  What a lovely place!  What is your weather like?  How cold are your winters?  How much snow?  I think I am moving!!! ;)    If you find a good source of workers, send one here please!  I am doing most of this work now and I can't keep up with all of it.  We do hope to have a young couple or person come join us on this land at some point.  I know some young farmers can't afford land and we have the land but not all the time to do more work on it.  Seems like a good match but it will need to be a careful choice of person(s).

Hi Tiarella...
Thanks for the compliments  :)

temperature?   can be very very cold (last February) 15 consecutive days was -10C. summer are hot and dry cca 35-36C. rainy in spring and autumn. Average temperature in winter is about 7C and for a year is 15.1 C with 2750 sunny hours yearly.
Workers?  Find me one...only thing is that I take my goats & sheep and transfer to your place  ;) :) :) And now  beautiful photo
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: Tiarella on December 06, 2012, 09:14:24 PM
Bodal wrote:
" temperature?   can be very very cold (last February) 15 consecutive days was -10C. summer are hot and dry cca 35-36C. rainy in spring and autumn. Average temperature in winter is about 7C and for a year is 15.1 C with 2750 sunny hours yearly.
Workers?  Find me one...only thing is that I take my goats & sheep and transfer to your place     And now  beautiful photo"

Okay.......you can bring your goats and sheep here and we'll be each others' workers!  My partner Joseph is good help in the barn sometimes and grabbing sheep when it's hoof trimming time.  I do the milking of the goats.  I'll leave the milking of sheep to you!  We'll have it all done!  Oh, and my dogs will keep your goats and sheep safe from the mountain lions and coyotes here.  there, all figured out!   ;D  Nice photo you posted!
Title: Re: Photoshop
Post by: bodul on December 07, 2012, 05:53:41 AM
   Alpkäserei

Beautiful nice   .. whatever...GREAT   :)