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Re: Marking pens


	Julie Allen wrote:

>I wonder who out there has found a really good pen to use on iris labels.  I
>have found a pen called Mean Streak which works very well.  It comes in
>white and other colors, including lack.  I found it at a local
>printer/office supply store.  I use the white to mark on black pots when I
>pot up iris.  It is like paint and never fades.  But I can't use it on
>labels because it is too broad a line.
>Sharpie pens fade fast, as I found to my chagrin this year when I put out
>some seedlings marked with this type pen, and now some of the locations are
>confused.

>Has anyone found a good black pen with a line thin enough to write on labels?


	I use a laundry marking pen called `Rub-a-Dub' put out by Sanford Co.

	It is thin enough for my purposes and is water-proof *but* I have
	found some fading due to the sun in those that face south....

	It is black.






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