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Label Your Way to Success

By critterologist
June 22, 2012

Any labelling tape I've tried has faded in a year or two. The very best way I've found to put a typed label on a plant marker is to use Avery Clear Laser Labels. Clean the marker plate with a swipe of alcohol so the label sticks perfectly, and they'll last in your garden for years. 5660 Address labels are just the right size for my favorite E20 zinc markers from EON industries.

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Name: Bonnie L
Vancleave, MS (Zone 8b)
Bonnie's Bloomers
Jun 29, 2012 2:04 PM CST
In my very hot and sunny garden on the Gulf Coast, I use a P-Touch inexpensive machine by Brother and the lam-
inated tapes made for it. They have never faded or come off of the zinc name-plates I get from Eon or Paw Paw.
Sometimes I use the super adhesive kind, but regular work just fine. Easily found at Office Depot. For temporary
applications, I use a No. 2 pencil on cut up window blinds. Thumb of 2012-06-29/bjlingel/d5bab8
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Jul 1, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Sounds good! My labeler and its vinyl / heavy duty tapes turned out to be not nearly as good and faded in a couple of years. I'm still trying to figure out some of the DLs and irises out there... LOL

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