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{Disarmed} Re: - labels that STAY and do not fade!

  • Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [iris-photos] - labels that STAY and do not fade!
  • From: "Riley Probst" rprobst02@earthlink.net
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:13:12 -0500

Thanks for the tips, we use Avery outdoor tags with a laser printer.  Avery states the tags should last for 8 years.  Will try your Krylon, even if no extended life is added they will looke nicer and help to water proof.  It rains all summer in St. Louis.  Can we do the same on our irises and make the blossoms last several year.?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] - labels that STAY and do not fade!

Jan Lauritzen wrote:
> Gerry,
> The P-Touch PC prints between two layers - It prints on one tape and
> is sealed with a laminate layer over it. It will not fade. Is this
> true of the laser printed onto a tape or applique' film. Mine is all
> one step. Do you have to apply a laminate layer of some sort? If so,
> that would be another step. Also, do you have to cut it into strips?

As I said, using the applique' is more work and less convenient.

Laser printers just put permanent toner on top of permanent plastic
film. I usually give the finished tags a spraying with clear Krylon, but
have not noticed any lifetime difference with the uncoated ones. And
It's not much extra work or setup, because I spray the metal tags with
green Krylon before putting on the applique'.

I do not have to cut up the film, however. My tags are 8 1/2 x 11".

Well, for the humor-impaired, I will admit the above is a lie. Each page
must be laid out and then cut up.

For me the extra work (which I have not done in a while--I am way behind
in doing tags, but old ones are over a decade old with no signs of aging
other than gardener abuse) is more than worth not having yet one more
gizmo in my computer setup.


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