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Offline Lou in DE

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Another try at labels w/pics….
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:15 PM »
I pretty much gave up trying to get the Festool "blanko" file to work on my Mac - could never get the image part to work. Over the holiday weekend I worked up some of my own labels using Photoshop elements and printed on glossy photo paper - I think that they came out pretty nice - here are a couple of samples - what do you think? It takes about 5 minutes to create a new label with graphics and print on a 4x5 sheet of paper, then trimmed down.







This one under the frosted protector thing:
In theory, theory and reality are the same. In reality, theory and reality are different - especially in woodworking!

Offline neeleman

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 02:51 PM »
You should get rid of the Festool logo and colour. It interferes with the other brands.
Try making labels with specific colours and logos from the specific brands only.
So Bosch with blue & red, Milwaukee red & black, Makita red and bluegreen.
Here are some examples I made for other FOG members.

Festoolian since 1998.
FESTOOL:
SYSROCK BR10 | SYSLITE KAL II | SV-SYS D14 | DSC-AG125FH | CDD9.6 | SYSLITE DUO | DF700 | HKC55 | TXS2.6 | CTL SYS | CXS2.6 | DWC18 | CTWings | BHC18 | CS50 | CMS-OF | MFT/3 | MFT/3-VL | KS120 | TS55 R | PSC420 | PS420 | BS75 | RAS115 | RO90 | RO150 | DTS400 | RS400 | RTS400 | RS300 | LS130 | DX93 | ETS150/5 | ETS150/3 | OF1010 | OF1400 | OFK500 | MFK700 | T18 | EHL65 | CTL26 | CTL22 | CTL MIDI | WCR1000 | D27-AS Plug-it | D36 UNI-RS | D36x7 | D50x2.5 | FS800 | FS800/2 | FS1080/2 | FS1400/2 (2x) | FS3000/2 | FSK250 | FSK420 | Gecko Dosh | Toolie | CE-SYS-2010 | RB-SYS CART (2x) | LEV1400 | LEV350 | SYS-MFT
PROTOOL:
CHP26 | PDC18 | FLC UNI | VCP260 | DSC-AGP125 | DSC-AGP230 | DSG-AGP125 | DRP16

Offline Lou in DE

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 04:33 PM »
neeleman….

Thanks for your suggestions - after seeing your professional results, I gave it another try - much better:









In theory, theory and reality are the same. In reality, theory and reality are different - especially in woodworking!

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 05:54 PM »
I agree,
I find that different color latches or systainers are easier to find those tools.
I have a black 3 for finish nail guns,and orange for my supercut.
Stands out in a stack.
Charlie

Offline Steveo205

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 06:36 PM »
Any chance you could post up a pic Pettyconstruction. Would love to see that. Thanks.

Offline neeleman

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 06:40 PM »
neeleman….

Thanks for your suggestions - after seeing your professional results, I gave it another try - much better:


Very nice!
Now we're talkin'
Festoolian since 1998.
FESTOOL:
SYSROCK BR10 | SYSLITE KAL II | SV-SYS D14 | DSC-AG125FH | CDD9.6 | SYSLITE DUO | DF700 | HKC55 | TXS2.6 | CTL SYS | CXS2.6 | DWC18 | CTWings | BHC18 | CS50 | CMS-OF | MFT/3 | MFT/3-VL | KS120 | TS55 R | PSC420 | PS420 | BS75 | RAS115 | RO90 | RO150 | DTS400 | RS400 | RTS400 | RS300 | LS130 | DX93 | ETS150/5 | ETS150/3 | OF1010 | OF1400 | OFK500 | MFK700 | T18 | EHL65 | CTL26 | CTL22 | CTL MIDI | WCR1000 | D27-AS Plug-it | D36 UNI-RS | D36x7 | D50x2.5 | FS800 | FS800/2 | FS1080/2 | FS1400/2 (2x) | FS3000/2 | FSK250 | FSK420 | Gecko Dosh | Toolie | CE-SYS-2010 | RB-SYS CART (2x) | LEV1400 | LEV350 | SYS-MFT
PROTOOL:
CHP26 | PDC18 | FLC UNI | VCP260 | DSC-AGP125 | DSC-AGP230 | DSG-AGP125 | DRP16

Offline Cheese

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 06:48 PM »
Over the holiday weekend I worked up some of my own labels using Photoshop elements and printed on glossy photo paper

I like the labels, they're nice and vibrant/bright and don't fade out when they're covered with the Festool clear window. Up to now I've been using the different colored Festool T-locs.

I have Photoshop on my Mac, can that program be used to print these labels or is it only PS Elements?

Offline bkharman

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 12:18 AM »
You should be fine. Elements was their attempt at making a more "user friendly" version of ps with all the major "elements" you may need. For 90+% of us, Elements is where it's at.

Cheers. Bryan.
People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 09:04 AM »
Thanks @bkharman

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 08:08 PM »
Neelmans labels are legen.....dary .......!!!
I'm still trying to work out how to put these together , but mostly I just steal them from old threads
In fact if anyone's feeling generous,  I can't be the only person looking for a Dewalt  dck287d2  , impact and drill 20v max kit    [wink]
« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 08:25 PM by Billy stray »
Billy

Offline neeleman

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2016, 04:56 AM »
@Billy stray
Thank you for your kind words.
In return I made the requested DeWalt label for you.


Festoolian since 1998.
FESTOOL:
SYSROCK BR10 | SYSLITE KAL II | SV-SYS D14 | DSC-AG125FH | CDD9.6 | SYSLITE DUO | DF700 | HKC55 | TXS2.6 | CTL SYS | CXS2.6 | DWC18 | CTWings | BHC18 | CS50 | CMS-OF | MFT/3 | MFT/3-VL | KS120 | TS55 R | PSC420 | PS420 | BS75 | RAS115 | RO90 | RO150 | DTS400 | RS400 | RTS400 | RS300 | LS130 | DX93 | ETS150/5 | ETS150/3 | OF1010 | OF1400 | OFK500 | MFK700 | T18 | EHL65 | CTL26 | CTL22 | CTL MIDI | WCR1000 | D27-AS Plug-it | D36 UNI-RS | D36x7 | D50x2.5 | FS800 | FS800/2 | FS1080/2 | FS1400/2 (2x) | FS3000/2 | FSK250 | FSK420 | Gecko Dosh | Toolie | CE-SYS-2010 | RB-SYS CART (2x) | LEV1400 | LEV350 | SYS-MFT
PROTOOL:
CHP26 | PDC18 | FLC UNI | VCP260 | DSC-AGP125 | DSC-AGP230 | DSG-AGP125 | DRP16

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2016, 06:46 AM »
Neelman....you're the greatest [thumbs up] [thanks],
I have the plain light grey tanos attic Sys2 with the yellow tloc and everything,  but it just isn't cool without a label
 thanks again
Billy

Offline scholar

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2016, 08:06 AM »

Good topic, this.

This is on my New Year to do list - I tried adapting the Festool labels for other stuff but failed.  I will have another go using Photoshop Elements - I am a bit of a dunce with that, but will try anyway.

Neeleman, do you start by importing the Festool template image in to Photoshop?

Any other idiot guide pointers would be much appreciated.

Cheers


Offline neeleman

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 08:12 AM »
Hi Scholar,

Yes I did use it a few years ago.
Now I have made so many labels for different brands that I simply do a "Save As" and then change the text, colours and pictures.
Nowadays I use Photo Pos Pro which is dtp freeware and much easier to use then Photoshop.
If you want to see some examples please let me know.
I now have over 150 different T-Loc labels for all kind of brands.
Festoolian since 1998.
FESTOOL:
SYSROCK BR10 | SYSLITE KAL II | SV-SYS D14 | DSC-AG125FH | CDD9.6 | SYSLITE DUO | DF700 | HKC55 | TXS2.6 | CTL SYS | CXS2.6 | DWC18 | CTWings | BHC18 | CS50 | CMS-OF | MFT/3 | MFT/3-VL | KS120 | TS55 R | PSC420 | PS420 | BS75 | RAS115 | RO90 | RO150 | DTS400 | RS400 | RTS400 | RS300 | LS130 | DX93 | ETS150/5 | ETS150/3 | OF1010 | OF1400 | OFK500 | MFK700 | T18 | EHL65 | CTL26 | CTL22 | CTL MIDI | WCR1000 | D27-AS Plug-it | D36 UNI-RS | D36x7 | D50x2.5 | FS800 | FS800/2 | FS1080/2 | FS1400/2 (2x) | FS3000/2 | FSK250 | FSK420 | Gecko Dosh | Toolie | CE-SYS-2010 | RB-SYS CART (2x) | LEV1400 | LEV350 | SYS-MFT
PROTOOL:
CHP26 | PDC18 | FLC UNI | VCP260 | DSC-AGP125 | DSC-AGP230 | DSG-AGP125 | DRP16

Offline Lou in DE

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2016, 01:59 PM »
Good topic, this.
This is on my New Year to do list - I tried adapting the Festool labels for other stuff but failed.  I will have another go using Photoshop Elements - I am a bit of a dunce with that, but will try anyway.

Scholar - this screen shot of my Photoshop Elements set-up might give you a starting point - basically shows the sizes and layers that you need to start - after printing, trim the labels at the green lines to size properly:



Lou

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2016, 11:50 AM »
Nice Idea!

I copied someone else's idea and put my business cards in one side!

~WW
TS 55 REBQ-Plus | CXS Li 2,6-Set | CTL Midi Cleantec | BHC 18 Li 5,2-Plus | Carvex PS 420 EBQ-Set | OF 1400 EBQ-Plus | DRC 18/4 Li 5,2-Plus | Domino DF 500 Q-Plus Set | ROTEX RO 125 FEQ-PLUS | Kapex 120 UG-Set, Base Frame & L/R Extensions

Offline tricksel

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2016, 03:23 PM »
Small tip; to get the best possible prints, use vector images (if available) instead of bitmaps, and use software like Illustrator or Indesign instead of Photoshop. EPS images (which is a vector format) of most logo's are available at brandsoftheworld.com.

Offline neeleman

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2016, 03:34 PM »
The logos on the labels are when printed so small that it doesn't matter using bitmaps or vector images.
When printed on regular paper there's another minor factor.
And bitmaps are easier to use in simple DTP software and easier to find.
Festoolian since 1998.
FESTOOL:
SYSROCK BR10 | SYSLITE KAL II | SV-SYS D14 | DSC-AG125FH | CDD9.6 | SYSLITE DUO | DF700 | HKC55 | TXS2.6 | CTL SYS | CXS2.6 | DWC18 | CTWings | BHC18 | CS50 | CMS-OF | MFT/3 | MFT/3-VL | KS120 | TS55 R | PSC420 | PS420 | BS75 | RAS115 | RO90 | RO150 | DTS400 | RS400 | RTS400 | RS300 | LS130 | DX93 | ETS150/5 | ETS150/3 | OF1010 | OF1400 | OFK500 | MFK700 | T18 | EHL65 | CTL26 | CTL22 | CTL MIDI | WCR1000 | D27-AS Plug-it | D36 UNI-RS | D36x7 | D50x2.5 | FS800 | FS800/2 | FS1080/2 | FS1400/2 (2x) | FS3000/2 | FSK250 | FSK420 | Gecko Dosh | Toolie | CE-SYS-2010 | RB-SYS CART (2x) | LEV1400 | LEV350 | SYS-MFT
PROTOOL:
CHP26 | PDC18 | FLC UNI | VCP260 | DSC-AGP125 | DSC-AGP230 | DSG-AGP125 | DRP16

Offline tricksel

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2016, 03:59 PM »
When at a high enough resolution, I agree, you won't see the difference.
However, I beg to differ, on images with for instance 72 dpi (like the above). I think the printing won't do the nice work justice.

Offline Staniam

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2016, 03:48 PM »
Here's a couple pics of some labels @neeleman made for me recently. He also made some for my sanders but I haven't put them on yet.


LA Lakers - Oakland Athletics
The Arsenal: Festool - PDC, CXS, RO 125, TS55 REQ, OF 1010 EQ, CT MIDI;  Bosch - JS572EBL, JS120, 1294VSK, PS22

Offline vkumar

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2016, 04:18 PM »
One more time for those of us slow learning folks.  Where are these images located? 

I can see being able to download "Festool" , but what about the tool images themselves?

Vijay
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Offline Picktool

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2016, 05:08 PM »
No images here but I have Festool, Hammer, Felder & Bessey vector logos if needed.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 05:10 PM by Picktool »
Well Dogey

Offline pwg4274

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Re: Another try at labels w/pics….
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2016, 04:50 PM »
Since we're on the topic...here's a few of the labels I've made for various tools. I did my best to keep the fonts the same as the original Festool labels, but with the appropriate colors for each brand. Also, I may have done a little too much research into the colors - I tracked down brand standards guides for each brand to make sure the colors were accurate. If I remember correctly, I also made Milwaukee and DeWalt versions as well. I'd be happy to make other brands if people were interested. I already see some additional vector logos posted above to work with!

BTW, the attached pictures are just screenshots - they were built in Illustrator and are 100% vector minus the product images.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 04:53 PM by pwg4274 »