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{Disarmed} Re: Help matching photos to names - labels that STAY and do not fade!

  • Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [iris-photos] Help matching photos to names - labels that STAY and do not fade!
  • From: "Francesca Thoolen" arilpums@comcast.net
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 09:01:53 -0700

Hi Diane, Thank you for the information.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Help matching photos to names - labels that STAY and do not fade!

The Brother label maker I use is PT-1280. But any Brother labeler that uses the TZ tapes will work.  Check the specifications.  Not all label makers will work on the TZ tapes.   The TZ tapes are made for indoor/outdoor use and are waterproof.  They are the only type of label (at least for Brother) that is for outdoor use.  They come in several different widths.  You can get black print on clear tape, black on white and white on black.  It may come in colors too, I'm not sure.  These tapes and a similar Brother label maker are now being sold through Garden Supply as permanent outdoor labels.  Their label maker is more expensive.  But it looks like the only difference is that it is green and yellow ("garden") instead of silver and black.

I am in zone 5, southwest Ohio.  The majority of my markers are in the middle of my yard where they get full sun and no protection from snow, rain, wind, etc.  I have tried many other labels and methods to mark my plants but none held up more than a year.  I am very happy with my choice.


Francesca Thoolen wrote:

All of the information regarding the Brother Label makers is wonderful. It would also be helpful if model nos. could be indicated and also what part of the country they are being used in. I am in California where usually the sun shines from about May 15th thru October 15th. That is a lot of exposure for thermal labels. I used a lesser smaller Brother label maker once and the labels barely lasted one season. It may be that I did not use the correct label which I notice seems to be TZ. Can anyone give more information about this kind of label? Thank you for your answers.  
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2006 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Help matching photos to names - labels that STAY and do not fade!

I use a Brother label maker that does not attach to a PC, just a hand
held device. It only cost $30 and uses the TZ labels that are for
indoor/outdoor use. I use the black print on clear labels on zinc
markers. My labels are over two years old and still look like the day
they were printed.

I like the fact that the label maker is portable. I keep it with my
plant supplies in the garage and can print out a label as soon as I get
the plant and am ready to plant it.

This label maker prints on tapes from 1/4 to 3/8" wide and also does
underline, italics, outline, etc and can print on 1, 2 or 3 lines. I
don't need anything fancier than that.


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