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By Panman
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#355992
Hello All,

What do you use for making name markers for your plants. I am trying to get more organized and keeping track of what I have. I have access to laser and sublimation printers so any suggestions for media would be appreciated. Pictures would be good as well.

TIA
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By Dr GreenThumb
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Great way to recycle old plastic if it suits. Cut them into markers and boom you're done! And saved a bit of money too.
By hungry carnivores
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#356004
Milk jugs are great.

Also save deli cups etc as they are good pots.
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By Panman
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#356013
I saw that, and would you believe, since I saw that I haven't received one of those cards!?
By Benny
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Panman wrote:I saw that, and would you believe, since I saw that I haven't received one of those cards!?
Dang. Where is junk mail when you need it?
By schmeg
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#356022
Agreed about milk-jug plastic.

Look for Sharpie Extreme markers, which are UV resistant and won't wear off too quickly. Regular Sharpies will fade outdoors.
By oval
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#356031
Panman wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:37 pm I saw that, and would you believe, since I saw that I haven't received one of those cards!?
Now that you mention it, I haven't received any lately either. I get mostly glossy cardboard ones recently. Maybe they are cheapening up on the junk mail.
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By Panman
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#357226
So here is my first attempt at labels. The plastic is from a small grain bucket. I bought a set of metal letter dies at Harbor Freight for $10. I stamped the name,covered it with Sharpie marker and wiped off the surface. Not very pretty, yet, but I won't be losing the name any time soon. Also, this is more.legible than my atrocious handwriting.
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By evenwind
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#357240
Not for nothin', but you know you can buy 100 pre-cut ones on Ebay for $5 or $6?
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By Panman
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