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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Ok, it's the 1880c
    https://www.brother-usa.com/Labeling...1880C/Overview
    $19.99 regularly $27.99 ($35 on Amazon). You can find it for $25 on eBay but does not come with tapes.

    Today is the last day for the rebate at Costco.
    i got a one from costco a last year for $10 during christmas. they have some pretty awesome specials online from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcal View Post
    i got a one from costco a last year for $10 during christmas. they have some pretty awesome specials online from time to time.
    Yes, you can find some awesome bargains on the Costco coupons and specials. Still at $20 with two tapes and batteries it was a good deal.

    What model is that? The PT-1880 is nice though more fonts and memory boxes (2 and 5 respectively) would be desirable. Still five labels in memory isn't bad. The D200 that Mach mentioned is awesome with 8 fonts and a 30 label memory not to mention all the frames (95) and 12 deco mode patterns. Not that I'd really use the frames and deco, but would be nice if you have kids. One plus is the 1800 uses AA batteries vs AAA. Slightly more life.
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    i have this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Brother-PT1290...er+label+maker

    tape costs about $10 for my printer so at $20 for the one you menctioned is a great price. would not need to purchase tape for a long time.

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    Ok, I see the biggest difference is the 1880 can take tapes up to 3/4" (18mm) wide. It came with 12mm and 18mm tapes (8 meters long). They should last a while.

    Costco has $20 off the PT-1230PC, regularly $44.99. While supplies last. Today is the last day of the sale. This is a PC connectable label printer. You can use any True-Type font and add graphics and logos which you cannot do with the desktop and hand labelers. Maybe I'll return the 1880C.

    http://www.costco.com/Brother-P-Touc....11503484.html

    PS: This looks like a nice unit, it supports barcoding if you download the software for it. However it is not supported on the Mac and reviewers say Windows 7 isn't supported. Since it has a manual cutter it still has the problem with a 1 inch wasted leader on the first label of a set. The more expensive ($79.99) PT-2430PC has an auto-cutter so it doesn't have the leader wastage. No tapes are included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoSarah View Post
    If I end up with a bunch of CPs to the extent I can't just remember which is which, I plan on just keeping them in alphabetical order wherever they are set up. That way I can just keep a list on my tablet with the number of each plant I have and not worry about labels breaking.
    Take periodic pictures of your labeled plants. Believe it or not, the pictures and their juxtaposition with others is helpful when tags fade in the sun or go MIA.

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    I work at a mail order nursery and we use wrap tags and IDentipens. We use these at work for labeling the plants as well as marking them as sold.
    http://www.dpind.com/productcart/pc/...nd-Tags-c9.htm

    This is the pen we use. They truly are permanent outdoors. The only thing that makes them fade is alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmcnair View Post
    I work at a mail order nursery and we use wrap tags and IDentipens. We use these at work for labeling the plants as well as marking them as sold.
    http://www.dpind.com/productcart/pc/...nd-Tags-c9.htm

    This is the pen we use. They truly are permanent outdoors. The only thing that makes them fade is alcohol.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...sl_q3il4ssab_b
    The trouble with tags, for me, is that when plants go out of the collection, I am left with tags without plants. When plants come into the collection, I have to scribble over old tags or buy more. Ideally, it would be great to reuse the tags. Methanol is what we use at work to remove Sharpie markings.

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    Pencil works great. Just get a white eraser and off it comes with no fuss. Plus unlike Sharpies, it does not fade. I like a softer lead like 2B.
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