19+ Bottle Label Examples, Templates & Design Ideas

Have you ever experienced putting sugar in your food instead of salt because you think you have picked the right bottle? Did it ever occur to you that you used a conditioner instead of a shampoo? These may happen to us if there are no labels on the bottles that we commonly use every day. In order to prevent this to happen, a bottle needs to be labeled accordingly.

Because bottle labels save lives, they must be part of the package in whatever goods that a company is selling. It is mandatory to put labels in bottles to avoid the incorrect use of the product. Moreover, also contained in the labels are the necessary product information that a user of the product must know. More on this discussion can be found in the later part of this article.

Elements of a Bottle Label

In order to be unique on your concept and stand out from the rest of the competition, here are the important elements that your bottle label must have.

  1. Consistent theme: A company usually sells a variety of products in a bottle. In order to unify the entire range of products, it must have a signature look that works across lines and individual beverages. The branding must be consistent such as the logo design, colors, and fonts. 
  2. High-quality graphics: The graphics that you would incorporate in your label design must be high quality and must be designed with intent and polish. Usually, companies hire graphic artists to design the label in order to attain the maximum quality needed to have a presentable and well-designed bottle label.
  3. Appropriate and vivid colors: The colors that you must use for your labels must not only complement the product on your bottle but also highlight the characteristic value of your product. Moreover, it must also be crafted in a way that the branding of the company is maintained.

10+ Bottle Label Templates

Halloween Wine Bottle Label

Halloween Wine Bottle Label

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Hanukkah Wine Bottle Label

Hanukkah Wine Bottle Label

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Birthday Bottle Label

Birthday Bottle Label

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Champagne Bottle Label Template

Champagne Bottle Label Template

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Ginger Tea Bottle Label

Ginger Tea Bottle Label

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Printable Perfume Bottle Label

Printable Perfume Bottle Label

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Classic Wine Bottle Label

Classic Wine Bottle Label

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Baby Shower Bottle Label

Baby Shower Bottle Label

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Birthday Water Bottle Label

Birthday Water Bottle Label

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Graduation Water Bottle Label

Graduation Water Bottle Label

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Festive Coca-Cola Bottle Label

Festive Coca-Cola Bottle Label

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Sprite Bottle Label Example

Sprite Bottle Label Example

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Various Coca-Cola Bottle Labels

Various Coca-Cola Bottle Labels

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San Miguel Bottle Label

San Miguel Bottle Label

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Chanel Perfume Bottle Label

 Chanel Perfume Bottle Label

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Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Bottle Label

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Bottle Label

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Carlo Rossi Wine Bottle Label

Carlo Rossi Wine Bottle Label

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Garnier Products Bottle Label

Garnier Products Bottle Label

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Mr. Muscle Bottle Label

Mr. Muscle Bottle Label

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Nutella Bottle Label

Nutella Bottle Label

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How to Create Bottle Labels

Create your bottle labels following these simple steps and tips:

Measure Your Bottle

Creating a label for your bottle with the right size can be tricky especially for curved and circular bottles. In order to create the correct size for a full-wrap bottle label, you must know how to measure your bottle. This can be done in several ways:

  • Using a paper. You can use a scratch paper or any paper to wrap around your bottle and mark the part in which the paper could fully envelop your bottle. Measure the paper using a ruler or any accurate measurement device and add 0.25 inches to your first measurement to come up with your final measurement.
  • Using a printable ruler. There are downloadable and printable rulers that you can use to wrap around your bottle and add 0.25 inches to your end measurement.
  • Solving for the diameter of the bottle. Find the diameter of your bottle by measuring the width of the bottle’s bottom. Multiply the diameter by 3.1416 (pi) in order to come up with the circumference of your bottle. Again, add 0.25 inches to arrive at your final measurement.

Create a Format and Layout for Your Bottle Label Design

After measuring your bottle, draft your layout and the initial design of your bottle label. Although it is common to have a rectangular size for your bottle label, you can create a twist to its shape by having it curved at the top or at the bottom. There are also printable and downloadable bottle label formats and templates that you can find on the internet for lesser hassle.

Incorporate the Important Elements

Then, incorporate the necessary elements—consistent theme, high-quality graphics, and appropriate and vivid colors—on your design. Ensure that these elements are aesthetically and carefully placed on the face of your bottle label.

Recheck for Some Errors

Once you’ve done designing your bottle label, make sure that you double-check if there are missing graphics or text or misspelled words. Take time to scrutinize everything that you place on your design because since the space for a bottle label is limited, you might overlook at some parts due to its small size.

Choose the Right Bottle Label Material

Choose a bottle label material not only depending on your preferences but also depending on your product and how it is stored. For example, because you know that a beer will have a chance to be placed in a fridge or cooler, your beer bottle label must be able to stand up to the moist and water. Mostly, labels are weatherproof and waterproof for it to be durable. The common materials for a bottle label are as follows:

  • White matte: This is the perfect material for a bottle that may come into contact with water or moisture. It is tear-resistant and can easily adhere to metal, plastic, and glass.
  • White gloss: This material will produce photo-quality results, is flexible, and is tear-resistant.
  • Clear matte: This material allows your text or images to be fully readable, and it has an adhesive that works well on different surfaces.
  • Clear gloss: Because this material is clear, it can achieve the no-label and professional look for your bottles. It will create an effect in which your label may seem to be directly printed on the bottle.
  • Metallic silver: For an elegant or decorative label, you may opt this metallic silver material with an adhesive that would work on different surfaces.

Types of Bottle Labels

There are several types of bottle labels that you must know, and these are as follows:

Water Bottle Labels

Typically, water bottles are stored in the fridge or cooler, so typically, water bottle labels are laminated, varnished, or any synthetic material to keep the label waterproof.

Beer Bottle Labels

Typically, beer bottle labels have a UV varnish applied to keep the paper label from falling apart too fast and to keep the ink from smearing. These are usually synthetic materials that keep the label waterproof.

Wine Bottle Labels

Similarly, for wine bottle labels, as they are expected to be placed in areas conducive to water, moist, or ice, they are designed to endure those weather conditions; hence, they must be made of synthetic materials.

Perfume Bottle Labels

Unlike beer and wine, perfumes are not expected to be placed in cold areas as this may affect the delicate balance of their fragrance. Instead, they are typically stored in room temperature. So, whether you may opt for a water-resistant label or not depends on your discretion.

Hand Lotion Bottle Labels

These may come in matte, gloss, semi-gloss, coated, among others. Most of the companies prefer semi-gloss because it is less costly but still provide the maximum protection for your bottle label.

Hot Sauce Bottle Labels

Typically, these are shiny bright white sheets that can be printed on using either a laser or inkjet printer. They are usually made of durable materials that keeps the print from scratching or smudging even when they get wet.

Vial Labels

For vial or test tube labels, they are usually made of glossy white labels with a permanent adhesive. However, they can be removed in one piece without even having to soak them in water because the label is made of biaxially oriented polypropylene film.

Woozy Bottle Labels

These are durable and water-resistant white glossy paper labels or ply-able white polygloss that are usually used in bottles for sauce and other related products.

Sizes of Bottle Labels

Because there are several types of bottle labels, we must specify the common sizes of those labels, and these are the following:

Water Bottle Labels

  • 2×6 inches
  • 2×8 inches
  • 2.25×6.5 inches
  • 2.5×7 inches

Beer Bottle Labels

  • 3×5 inches
  • 3×6 inches
  • 3.5×4 inches
  • 3.5×7 inches
  • 4×3 inches
  • 4×5 inches
  • 4×6 inches
  • 5×4 inches

Wine Bottle Labels

  • 3×4 inches
  • 3×5 inches
  • 3.5×4 inches
  • 4×3 inches
  • 4×5 inches
  • 4×6 inches
  • 5×4 inches

Perfume Bottle Labels

  • 0.75-inch circles
  • 1-inch circles
  • 1.5×1 inches
  • 1.5×2 inches
  • 1.625×1.8125 inches
  • 1.8×1.8 inches
  • 1.875×2.5 inches
  • 2×3 inches

Hand Lotion Bottle Labels

  • 0.75-inch circles
  • 2.5-inch circles
  • 1.625×1.8125 inches
  • 1.875×2.5 inches
  • 2×3 inches
  • 4×2 inches
  • 1.5×2 inches
  • 2×2 inches
  • 2×3-inch oval
  • 4×3 inches

Vapor Bottle Labels

  • 1.5×3 inches
  • 1.875×2.5 inches
  • 1.625×1 inches
  • 1.625×1.25 inches
  • 1.5×2 inches
  • 1.5×2.5 inches
  • 3×1.5 inches
  • 2×3.5 inches
  • 2×4 inches
  • 2.5×2.5 inches

Hot Sauce Bottle Labels

  • 4×2 inches
  • 4×3 inches
  • 4×3.33 inches
  • 4×5 inches
  • 3×5 inches
  • 4×3.33 inches
  • 6×2 inches

Vial Labels

  • 0.5×1 inches
  • 1-inch circles
  • 1.5×2 inches
  • 1.5×3 inches
  • 1.625×1.8125 inches
  • 1.875×2.5 inches
  • 1.5×1 inches
  • 1.5×2.5 inches
  • 4×3 inches

Woozy Bottle Labels

  • 4×2 inches
  • 4×3 inches
  • 4×3.33 inches
  • 4×5 inches
  • 3×5 inches
  • 4×3.33 inches
  • 6×2 inches

FAQs

1. What is the standard size for a water bottle label?

This depends whether it is a 12-oz bottle or a 16.9-oz bottle. For the former, the standard dimension for a water bottle is 1.83×7.25 inches including adjustments and extra length for the label for a full-wrap water bottle. On the other hand, for the latter, the standard label size is 2.125×8.062 inches.

2. How do you remove a label from a bottle?

Since most bottle labels cannot be easily removed in one piece, you can soak the bottle in room temperature water with five to ten tablespoons of baking soda for 30 minutes. After, you can easily peel of the label or wipe the label off with a rag. For the remains of the label, you can use your fingernail or steel wool to remove the rest.

3. What is the importance of a bottle label?

Bottle labels are important because aside from the fact that it specifies and identifies the product inside the bottle, it is also a way for the company to showcase their branding and promote their name to their intended market. Moreover, included in a bottle label are the ingredients of the product inside a bottle, nutritional facts, sensory characteristics, history information of the product, complementary goods, among others.

4. How can I make a bottle label?

As stated in the “How to Create Bottle Labels” section in this article, you can easily create bottle labels following those simple steps. There are a lot of software or applications where you can create your bottle labels and among the typical applications you can use are Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Word.

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