# Print nice old drugstore bottle labels with LaTeX

I'd like to print some nice looking old school drugstore bottle labels (they would look great in my kitchen).

Here I found some of the labels I had in mind:

http://www.stylingfieber.de/2013/09/helden-des-alltagsolanisi.html

Now I am wondering if (and how) it is possible to achieve something like that, maybe just with a rectangular design, since this would be more easy. I think there are tow tasks to perform on this one.

At first I have to find some blank labels I can print on and transform the labels outline into LaTeX.

Secondly I need do design a label like in the pictures.

For task one i was looking at the ticket package and for task two I have no idea.

Do anyone of you have any good idea, maybe someone already tried what I want to do.

This is 'pretty' easy with tcolorbox and using angular arc option, the background colour etc, the borderline width, inset etc. can be changed at will.

The tcbraster environment is a nice way to ensure some layout, i.e. for adhesive label sheets etc.

Do not forget to compile twice to get the raster layout working!

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{tcolorbox}

\tcbuselibrary{skins,raster}

\newtcolorbox{apothekenetikett}[1][]{%
colback={white!50!yellow},
boxrule=0pt,
enhanced jigsaw,
colframe=black,
fontupper={\huge \bfseries\sffamily},
borderline={2pt}{4pt}{black},
halign=center,
width=8cm, auto outer arc,
arc=4mm,
valign=center,arc is angular,#1}

\begin{document}

\begin{tcbraster}[raster columns=2,raster equal height]
\begin{apothekenetikett}
INGWER
\end{apothekenetikett}
\begin{apothekenetikett}
GUMMI ARABICUM
\end{apothekenetikett}
\begin{apothekenetikett}
SALZ
\end{apothekenetikett}
\begin{apothekenetikett}
KURKUMA
\end{apothekenetikett}
\begin{apothekenetikett}
GARAM MASALA
\end{apothekenetikett}
\begin{apothekenetikett}
THYMIAN
\end{apothekenetikett}
\begin{apothekenetikett}
KORIANDER
\end{apothekenetikett}
\end{tcbraster}

\end{document}


• sadly i get a lot of errors, like: "Unknown option most' for package tcolorbox'". and "Environment tcbraster undefined." – John.Doe_876 May 2 '16 at 17:36
• @John.Doe_876: Try to update. Current tcolorbox version is 3.90, but there are other ways. I will change to a version which should be compilable – user31729 May 2 '16 at 17:38
• @John.Doe_876: See the update: \tcbuselibrary{skins,raster} is what you need here – user31729 May 2 '16 at 17:40
• Yes this works pretty nice. Thank you from there on i can start with finding some nice labels. – John.Doe_876 May 2 '16 at 17:45
• @John.Doe_876: You're welcome. Happy TeXing! – user31729 May 2 '16 at 17:49