I have used laminated labels, as produced by the "label-maker" devices, since 2003. They are essentially unchanged today, more than can be said for any plastic label left in full Southern California sun for that length of time. T > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > 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?