'permanent' markers

Boyce Tankersley btankers@gmail.com
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:31:23 PDT
Hi Andrew:

At CBG our production greenhouse staff use Taggit labeling system from
Economy Labels to print on plastic labels.  I know that some of the labels
are still readable after 14 years in the Chicago climate.

Our permanent accession tags are embossed aluminum.  Manufacturer of the
embosser is DataCard/IdentiSYS and we purchase the aluminum blanks from
Damon Company. The embosser is pricey, about $12,000.  Damon Company has
reduced their line of colored tags to about 6 colors.  We custom print and
sell tags to VIP's in the Chicago area for $1/tag.

For display labels we use Nameplate and Panel Technology to create
photo-engraved 2" x4" black labels with white letter text.  They can make
different sizes and we use the smaller 1" x 2.25" for rock garden plants
and the larger 3" x 5" labels for plants in the enabling garden where the
larger text is provided for visitors with sight problems.

Let me know if you would like contact info for any of these vendors.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org


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