Re: [IGSrobin] tags...
- Subject: Re: [IGSrobin] tags...
- From: Wendy Nail Art <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 18:28:38 -0700 (PDT)
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Shrink plastic sheets... you can find it in clear, white, opaque and many colors
on white or opaque (semitransparent) you might write with any color sharpie, making the original and the print four times the size you want it to be (average shrinkage), cut to shape and heat in an oven or with a heat gun to shrink
when I make jewelry with shrink I usually seal it with spray acrylic or polymer but using a permanent pen you would probably not need to do that.
you would not be able to erase it and remark it, but I don't imagine it would fade.
They would be thicker than most plant tags and probably not break.
though it you have massive numbers of plants, it might be a project making them all...
I was assuming everyone was talking about the kind of tags stuck into the soil.
I'm working on Halloween earrings tomorrow, if it sounds like it has potential I can make one up to show you
From: Robin Parer <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, October 1, 2010 10:25:45 AM
Subject: Re: [IGSrobin] tags...
This is really interesting. Can you give me a few more details. What do you use to write on the plastic. What would happen, inevitably, as the containers get watered? Do you cut off lengths of plastic. I use black and green containers - would the writing show up on dark colors? How would the plastic stay on the container?
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--- On Fri, 10/1/10, Wendy Nail Art <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wendy Nail Art <email@example.com>
Subject: [IGSrobin] tags...
Date: Friday, October 1, 2010, 7:18 AM
I wonder how long shrink plastic or polyshrink would last? the written name is embedded into the plastic as it shrinks, and I've made items 10 years ago that are like new... though they don't sit in the sun...
there is even one that you can run on a desk jet, though I don't know how it compares for wear, have used it for jewelry and it does not seem as durable.
From: "CanarioDeFlores@aol.com" <CanarioDeFlores@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 11:52:12 PM
Subject: Re: [IGSrobin] New member
Robin is always a wealth of
Sandy offered some great suggestions another fountain
Its great to hear what works for the pro's. Somewhere
in between lays an answer for all of us. I feel the longer the tag, the less you
have to remove if you want to see the name. Thanks for responding to all.
In a message dated 9/30/2010 11:25:05 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
I buy tags, 10,000 at a time, from Fogg-It Nozzle Company in
Belmont California for my nursery I use a .5mm lead pencil. I have been
told that the tags last for a long time, although they do get brittle
eventually. I believe that you can buy Fogg-It Labels in regular
nurseries, at least in Northern California. Tucking the tag down well
into the container also helps to preserve them from sunlight.
415-461-4168 (office); 415-269-4168
Geraniaceae Nursery www.geraniaceae.com
The Late Show
--- On Thu, 9/30/10, Sandy
Sandy Connerley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[IGSrobin] New member
September 30, 2010, 7:25 AM
I agree re the brittle tags. I think I have found a
source that are flexible, and will let you know after I have
used them if they also become brittle.
I find that even in the greenhouse, the permanent markers
fade after a few years. Am now using pencil, though it can blur
if rubbed. Maybe marker on one side, pencil on the other? It is
a problem. In the greenhouse, I try to keep the pots in
sort of alpabetical order just in case as I will then have a
Hope all is well with you guys.
Shingle Springs, CA
--- On Wed, 9/29/10,
Subject: Re: [IGSrobin] New
Date: Wednesday, September
29, 2010, 8:59 PM
what is the best way to tag your plants. I have tried all
I think and they fade and the plastic gets brittle. Any
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Sent: Sun, September
26, 2010 6:31:47 PM
Subject: Re: [IGSrobin]
Hi- Nice to hear what other people have in their
collections. If you need more cuttings, come to South
Bay Geranium Society Oct. meeting. We're doing
propagation and everyone brings cuttings. I can send
you the newsletter if you want. Let me know.