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Economy Label sells a program called Taggit for about $30.00, I think.  They
also sell the labels.  If you have not used the labels before, they require a
dot matrix printer and because they are so thick and are scored for tearing
apart, most printers jam up when printing them.  You need a special ribbon that
uses fade resistant ink, and even with that, the labels only lasts a couple
years before the print is very hard to read.


Lu Treadway wrote:

> Hey Preston, thanks for the info. I already have a Brother P-Touch label
> maker for my metal stakes, and yes, the tape is expensive. I have found that
> I can get them on ebay for less than half price of what I can get them at
> Staples or Office Depot/Max.
> But what I'm looking for is software that lets me stick labels in my
> printer, not paper self stick, but the 'stick in the pot' labels themselves
> (I know you know what I'm talking about even though I can't seem to explain
> it), print them, turn them over, print the back, and use them in pots. Like
> the nurseries use.
> No Chick, I'm not going into competition! LOL! Not yet, anyway. <wink>
> I'm growing plants from seeds and I'd like to be able to print customized
> labels. I'm also starting to move (well, thinking about) plants up to my
> retirement property. I don't want to duplicate my metal labels (boy would
> that cost a fortune!) or leave my current garden without them, so I need to
> print up labels for the lake when I split a hosta, and move it there.  I
> know you can buy sheets of labels you put into your printer, and print up,
> (need a source for those too, if anyone has any) tear apart, and stick in
> the pot. So, to print them up, I figure I need software to do that. Hmmm,
> wonder if I can customize MS Word to do that? Anybody try this before?
> You know, I love winter, when I have the time to think about little projects
> like this one, AND do something about it. I always think about little
> projects when I'm working out in the garden and think, I need this, or I
> need that. I always say I'll do it in the winter months, and now that
> they're here, it feels good to work on them! Which reminds me, I've been
> meaning to work on creating return labels for my envelopes, and.....
> Lu (Atlanta, Zone 7B)
> PS: The down side of winter is spending too much time indoors and having WAY
> too much energy on your hands! LOL!
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