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Hi, I've just got back into carnivorous plants and ended up sowing about 140 pots of seeds this year plus buying in plants. Rather than writing all the labels buy hand, does anyone know a good plant label printer? Cheers, Dave

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I use a Brother P-Touch handheld label printer. I print out the label and stick it on a plastic plant tag.

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4 minutes ago, mobile said:

I use a Brother P-Touch handheld label printer. I print out the label and stick it on a plastic plant tag.

I do exactly the same. Very useful to print a lot of information on a tag that would be too small to hand write!

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Mine have never peeled off. You can get different tapes and I use the strong adhesive version.

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Not had any peel off yet, and I've got plenty where the bottom edge is well and truly under the soil surface, in the wet!

I do have a couple of coloured tapes and have noticed that the red tape has faded under full sun after a few years to a pale peach colour, however the actual printed black text is still sharp and perfectly readable. 

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45 minutes ago, mobile said:

I use a Brother P-Touch handheld label printer. I print out the label and stick it on a plastic plant tag.

me too

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46 minutes ago, mobile said:

I use a Brother P-Touch handheld label printer. I print out the label and stick it on a plastic plant tag.

me too

jim

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Thanks Alexis, now that looks good! I was thinking I may get RSI with the handheld with the number of characters in some of my Sarracenia crosses!

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On 28/10/2016 at 7:46 PM, Alexis said:

I've found things easier with the type that plugs into your computer: http://www.brother.co.uk/labelling/ptouch-labellers/ptp700

Yes mine is a plug in type (sorry, thought all the p Touch range was plug in only).

Really easy to save lots of files on your computer for rapid recall if/when you need more.

The resolution is pretty good so you can use small fonts if you need to fit a complex Sarracenia cross on a label!

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Hi Stu, I'll definitely be looking into a plug in type as some of the hybrid crosses I have seed for are pretty complicated so the labels could end up pretty long!

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I have a P-Touch 2430 and you can do quite a lot with the software. Putting codes in boxes makes it clearer to pick them out in the greenhouse I've found, for example

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I've been using it only a year, but it seems to stay attached well and I'm pretty satisfied with PTD-600.  I found the bundled label making software is pretty clumsy (or at least the interface isn't quite consistent with typical Mac software), but it does the job.

One thing I'm wondering is that is there a way to minimize the waste?  Each time just before it starts to print, it cut off 1cm, which is wasted.  I'd like to suppress this behavior, but I haven't found a way.  Does anyone know if it is possible?

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or Amazon

jim

22 hours ago, Alexis said:

Afraid not. But if you buy a cheap compatible cassette off eBay it's not such a big deal.

 

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I've been using it only a year, but it seems to stay attached well and I'm pretty satisfied with PTD-600.  I found the bundled label making software is pretty clumsy (or at least the interface isn't quite consistent with typical Mac software), but it does the job.

One thing I'm wondering is that is there a way to minimize the waste?  Each time just before it starts to print, it cut off 1cm, which is wasted.  I'd like to suppress this behavior, but I haven't found a way.  Does anyone know if it is possible?


You can use the 'chain' print option, that may decrease the distance between labels. I also have a brother P-touch, not sure about the model, but I can print from the computer.


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Thanks, Martin.  I checked P-touch Editor (ver. 5.1.010) on Mac, but I couldn't find any 'chain' print option.  Do you use a different software?

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Just checked, I have version 5.1.0.12 for windows 10 (64bit). When I give a print order, I get a dialog window with some options with a checkbox. In my version it is the second ('kettingafdruk' in dutch). In the English version it should be something like chain print or something similar.


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