Daylilies forum: Kincaid Plant Markers

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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Sep 2, 2014 10:07 AM CST
Hey everyone. Thought some of you might be interested in this.

I got an email from Gary Kincaid at Kincaid Gardens with a 10% discount on their plant markers during September with code 'September-2014'. This applies to plant markers only with a minimum purchase of $50 before shipping, taxes, etc. Enter the code in the 'Rewards Code' field when checking out.

I absolutely love these plant markers and since I have enlarged my daylily bed, I needed to order more but have procrastinated until now.

Evidently, it does pay to procrastinate!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 2, 2014 6:27 PM CST
Gosh, I hope so Nancy because I think I am the world's worst! I need a few more myself. Thanks
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 3, 2014 5:49 AM CST
Love these!!! I purchased about 50 this past spring. I eventually want to replace all my markers with these. They are so super sturdy and I believe will last a long time.
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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Sep 3, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Yes Cindy, isn't it amazing how things improve over the years? I remember some 25+ years ago when I became a daylily addict, I bought some zinc markers which were supposed to be the best at that time. They go twisted and bent and I eventually got rid of all of them. These Kincaid stainless steel ones are fabulous and will probably last my lifetime. I also just love my new label maker and the laminated labels. They just add the finishing touch to my daylily bed.

Teresa, don't procrastinate too long. It's only good for September!
Name: Roxanne Moskal
Near Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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roxxanne
Sep 20, 2014 5:56 AM CST
What do you use to write on the plant markers? I put some "Brothers" labels on some of my seedlings and most have faded. I know that Sharpie fades too.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 20, 2014 6:11 AM CST
I use the Brothers labels and have not had an issue with them fading at all. I also have used the waterproof labels and use a black paint marker and have had no issues

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 20, 2014 6:54 AM CST
I hope mine doesn't fade!! This is the first year that I have used the PC Brother labelmaker. I bought 1 inch Laminated tape for indoor and outdoor use.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 20, 2014 9:35 AM CST
I use the Brother's industrial strength tape and have had no problems with fading.
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Name: Nancy
Houston, Tx (Zone 9a)
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tedsox09
Sep 20, 2014 11:54 AM CST
I use the Brother PT P700 label maker and Brother 1" laminated tape for indoor and outdoor use. They look great and I have had no issues whatsoever. I was amazed at how easy the printer was to set up and use. Here's an example of mine.

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Name: Roxanne Moskal
Near Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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roxxanne
Sep 21, 2014 6:29 PM CST
I'll have to check into the Brother tape. Maybe what I used wasn't the good stuff. Thanks!
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Sep 21, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Kincaid markers are the best. The Brothers tape hasn't faded in the 4 years since I have been using them. So easy to use and look great.
Liz
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: United States of America Pollen collector Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida
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tink3472
Sep 24, 2014 4:13 PM CST
roxxanne said:I'll have to check into the Brother tape. Maybe what I used wasn't the good stuff. Thanks!


Where do you get your Brother tape? I know some of the stuff on ebay and amazon is generic tape instead of the actual name brand. The way the page looks or the description reads it seems like it is the actual name brand if you don't read it close enough. I accidentally bought some of the generic stuff and I couldn't even use it because the tape was in the cartridge backwards/upside down and the part that gets printed on was on the wrong side. I buy these ahead of time and put up and didn't realize it was no good until too late to do anything about it. I also went and looked at the description of what I bought and it was "compatible" and the not the real deal.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Sep 24, 2014 4:18 PM CST
I get my Brother tape from ecomofficesupplies.com
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 25, 2014 12:12 AM CST
I buy mine 1 inch outdoor tape at Stapes. I need to check around because $30 is high. I have a question. My PC labeler has about a 3/4 piece that it spits out between labels, can I reset that to stop?
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Sep 25, 2014 5:15 AM CST
That is high Teresa. My tape from ecom is between $l6 and l8, depending on what you get. Is that $30 for 2 rolls or just 1?? Mine wastes a lot of tape too. I don't know if there is a way to reset them.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Sep 25, 2014 6:28 AM CST
I need to look into your place then because it is for only one roll!

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 25, 2014 6:40 AM CST
Great tips here and much to consider. I have used a variety of plant labels over the years: Eon plant labels, which are great but expensive; el cheapo plastic markers and Sharpie pens, which don't last at all; clear plastic
labels printed on a laser printer and attached to metal markers, faded and became illegible. My next effort will involve a P-Touch labeler or Brother labeler and this suggestion here. The Eon labels are certainly permanent
but the plastic tabs tended to break off, rendering them useless.

I'll keep watching this thread.
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Sep 25, 2014 8:03 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:I buy mine 1 inch outdoor tape at Stapes. I need to check around because $30 is high. I have a question. My PC labeler has about a 3/4 piece that it spits out between labels, can I reset that to stop?


The best way that I have found to get around this is to print several labels at once and use the 'chain printing' setting. It will spit out the piece at the beginning which is the machine getting to new tape that has not had the adhesive exposed to the air and potentially drying out due to how the cartridges are designed and function. After that it will just print the label and cut it off then the next and next and so on. It will print that 3/4 inch piece at the start no matter what.

There are also margin settings that can be adjusted down to prevent it running extra blank tape at the end. This is a constant battle in the lab because there is one person here who insists on changing the settings when she uses the machine. Drives me nuts.

And yes, do shop around for the labels. I think the current batch I picked up when Amazon had them on a gold box special for $12-$14 a roll or so.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2014 8:32 PM CST
Thanks, James. It sounds like I need to get out the instruction booklet. I have a gift card to Amazon too. That would be handy to get them mailed to you.
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
Region: North Carolina Cat Lover Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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Emquinn
Oct 19, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Here is testament to Kincaid markers. We were taking out some trees and a few trimmed up. Well as it would happen a tree fell in the middle of my newest bed. That's just the way the tree wanted to fall. All the markers were walked on or pulled up. All the markers but one survived, some were bent and could be repaired, the labels were intact. The one that didn't make it, the label was curled and couldn't be removed from the stake.
So glad I made the decision to use Kincaid markers. Of course my husband and neighbors apologized profusely.
Thumbs up
Liz
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .

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