labeling ideas

Brian Whyer
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:54:16 PST
In the past I have bought the odd plant with laminated labels. These consisted of narrow strips of printed paper, laminated between clear wider plastic, so that water had no edge contact with the paper. They were too flexible and only lasted a year or so before fading and breaking up. Has anyone tried laser printing onto polyester film and then laminating to give better rigidity, and opacity if the polyester or backing film of the laminating pouch is opaque? I don't have either access to a laser printer or a laminator to try, or I would.
My normal labeling is with thick 4 x 1/2" white plastic, which I buy in boxes of 1000 for ~£10, and use a soft pencil. Lasts for several years, but it must be thick plastic, not the thin bendy form.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8, but 6" of snow last night and more threatened.

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