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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:

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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.

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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}

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  • sadly i get a lot of errors, like: "Unknown option most' for package tcolorbox'". and "Environment tcbraster undefined."
    – Someone
    May 2, 2016 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, 2016 at 17:38
  • @John.Doe_876: See the update: \tcbuselibrary{skins,raster} is what you need here
    – user31729
    May 2, 2016 at 17:40
  • Yes this works pretty nice. Thank you from there on i can start with finding some nice labels.
    – Someone
    May 2, 2016 at 17:45
  • @John.Doe_876: You're welcome. Happy TeXing!
    – user31729
    May 2, 2016 at 17:49

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