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Beer & Brewery

Read about our beer market, brewery bottle profiles, and the benefits of bottle decorating…

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We Understand the Beer Industry

ink360 works with a variety of craft breweries that produce short-run, small-batch products for their high-end customers. These limited production runs are generally cask or barrel-aged products that tend to be themed around a specific event or time of the year such as Thanksgiving.

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Breweries At All Levels

The beer and brewery market includes a diverse group of companies that range in all sizes. Whether you produce less than 15,000 barrels or beyond 6,000,000 barrels or anywhere in between, screen-printed bottles for your limited production runs may be the best way to separate your brand from your competitors.

  • Nano Breweries

  • Microbreweries

  • Macrobreweries

  • Brewpubs

  • Gastrobreweries

  • Contract Brewery

  • Alternating Proprietorships

Beer & Glass Bottles

The 22oz “bomber” and the Belgian-style 750-ml bottle are the two most commonly decorated glass bottles. Craft brewers will use these bottles for their premium, limited-run beers, and for that reason are generally sold individually along with a premium price tag.

The Bomber

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“Bomber” is a slang term for a 22-oz. bottle. The bomber bottles have a unique, longer neck and are sold in single units. They are commonly used by craft and microbreweries to package their premium beers for distribution and retail sales.

Belgian 750ml

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The Belgian-style 750ml amber beer bottles (25.4 U.S. fl oz), flared at the top to accommodate a wire cage and cork with a very distinguishable neck “bulge”, have become a popular size for American premium craft-brewed beers. Like the 22oz bomber, they are generally sold individually and of course, command a premium price.

Beer & Glass Bottles

The 22oz “bomber” and the Belgian-style 750-ml bottle are the two most common glass beer bottles used with screen-printed graphics. Craft brewers will use these bottles for their premium, limited-run beers, and for that reason are generally sold individually along with a premium price tag.

Bomber

markets beer bomber glass 22oz bottle screen printing for craft seasonal brews

“Bomber” is a slang term for a 22-oz. bottle. The bomber bottles have a unique, longer neck and are sold in single units. They are commonly used by craft and microbreweries to package their premium beers for distribution and retail sales.

Belgian 750ml

markets beer belgian style craft bottle with wire cage cork before screen printing

The Belgian-style 750ml amber beer bottles (25.4 U.S. fl oz), flared at the top to accommodate a wire cage and cork with a very distinguishable neck “bulge”, have become a popular size for American premium craft-brewed beers. Like the 22oz bomber, they are generally sold individually and of course, command a premium price.

Screen Printed vs. Paper Labels

Silk screening offers numerous benefits to the spirits industry that include nearly full-bottle branding, an infinite color palette, and water/scratch-proof designs.

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Benefits of Screen Printing

  • Enhanced endurance – resistant to wrinkles, rips, curling, abrasions, scratches, chemicals, and water damage.
  • Exceptional color retention – vivid hues with an endless range of dynamic colors.
  • Resistant to fading, staining, tearing, or osmotic peeling.
  • No need to alter distinctive label shapes or dual-section labels.
  • Full 360-degree design area – silk screening provides the entire bottle surface as a design space, unlike paper labels limited by the bottle’s shape and size.
  • Artistic freedom – decorating glass bottles allows for inventive designs that aren’t restricted by the bottle’s dimensions. Additionally, a variety of silk-screened inks can be utilized to enhance the color saturation and texture of your designs.
  • Boosted efficiency in the bottling line.
  • Promotes environmental sustainability by conserving trees for a greener and healthier planet.

Advantages of UV vs. ACL (Applied Ceramic Labels)

Again, silk screening offers spirits producers many benefits compared to applied ceramic labels including brighter, stronger colors, and faster decorating and production times.

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Benefits of UV/LED Screen Printing

  • Enhanced, more intense, and vivid hues
  • Infinite color choices compared to restricted PMS selections
  • Substantial energy conservation
  • Considerable decrease in carbon emissions
  • Smaller manufacturing space required
  • Accelerated embellishment process
  • Uniform color and image consistency, as opposed to variations from curing conditions
  • Various container materials (such as slimmer glass or plastic) are suitable since high temperatures (up to 1200˚F) and lengthy cooling periods are unnecessary.
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Are you a producer that uses glass bottles to package your products?

Do you use glass bottles to package products?

Are you a producer that uses glass bottles to package products?

ink360 empowers producers and manufacturers that use glass bottles with screen printing services.