'permanent' markers

Joseph Kraatz plantnut@cox.net
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:26:23 PDT
After trying every possible labeling I have come to the conclusion that the simple #2 pencil is by far the best.    Joe,  Oceanside, CA

On Mar 14, 2012, at 10:22 AM, AW wrote:

> I was reading Alberto's article 'Starting a Bulb Collection II' yesterday
> and noticed the statement that 'permanent' markers are not so. Friends of
> mine in this area have been using the PC printed labels that they attach to
> heavy vinyl and have seen these last at least five years. These labels  do
> have the advantage that generating them on a PC ensures that labels and
> inventory will be maintained consistently (all plant-related data). 
> So, the question I have is: While nothing lasts forever, how long do these
> 'permanent' markers actually last?  I must be clear - I am not talking about
> imprinted vinyl tabs, but the imprinted tapes that one attaches to a label
> stick. I could not see any changes in what my friends (who have a large
> bromeliad coleection) showed me after 5 years. From this I suspect the thick
> vinyl will wear away first. Any comments?
> Andrew
> San Diego
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