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Jagmanjoe

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Name labels for trees and plants
« on: November 05, 2020, 05:01:55 PM »
I have tried a lot of ways to do labels of sorts for my plants and trees and am now thinking outside the box.  Has anyone tried using a waterproof reclosable name tag holder zip tied to a stake?   The labels could individually be created with pictures, descriptions, etc using the perforated name tag sheets.  Most inkjet printers use inks that last much longer and, if you really want to feel safe extending the stability of the ink, you could use clear uv protective spray before putting the tag inside the holder?

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Re: Name labels for trees and plants
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 06:30:49 PM »
CNC engraving machine on aluminum :)

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Re: Name labels for trees and plants
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 09:55:23 PM »
Iím using copper tags with hand engraver.

You could use nail polish then use a polyurethane clear coat over.

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Re: Name labels for trees and plants
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 04:57:24 PM »
Love my hand engraving tool.
Had to mark the top of the letters with a sticker. Virtually indestructible.









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Re: Name labels for trees and plants
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 07:24:10 PM »
I do something similar to warn folks that there are free-flying parrots in my greenhouse, and to enter with an escort. It is a printed sign inside an archival page protector.
I have found that I have to replace the sign about every six months because it fades to nothing. It is facing East. I just use a regular inkjet printer.
For my "for the guests" plant tags with common and botanical name, I use a paint pen. Lasts waaaaay longer. For my acsession tags, with the info that I need, i use the embossable aluminum tags and probably the exact same die set as GrowInFlorida. $10, Harbor Freight.

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Re: Name labels for trees and plants
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 12:55:49 AM »
I've been using recycled pop cans and beer cans cut to size
Just inscribe heavily with normal ink pen so when the ink wears off the labels still readable

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Re: Name labels for trees and plants
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2020, 05:30:52 AM »
When you do your cost benefit analysis remember how cheap and plastic tags and pencils are and how quickly they can be deployed. Identity crises from faded, lost and misplaced tags can render a priceless plant as an orphan on mulch patrol. It has to be a balance and has to be identifiable for years.

 

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