sorry for this question

mrtoad(7b NC)July 24, 2009

i know this has been asked and answered - probably discussed many times - please forgive

but

i have metal markers - what is the best pen to use to label my iris markers

thanks so much

mr toad

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irisfan_grower(5 illinois)

I AM USING A GREASE PENCIL RIGHT NOW AND THEN PUT CLEAR NAIL POLISH OVER IT....I ALSO WRITE NAME ON STEM BECAUSE I WAS TOLD THE NAME WONT FADE OFF AS QUICK AS THE NAME EXPOSED TO WEATHER

I POSTED A SIMULAR QUESTION EARLIER AND THIS WAS SOME OF THE RESPONSE....HOPE IT HELPS....TRULLY RITA

What I use in the commerical beds are DecoColor by Marvy, a black paint pen, you get at stores like Michaels or on Ebay or the internet. Used now for 10 years. Only have to redo about every 3 or more years

Paint pens are good, just make sure it is black. For some reason blue ones don't last. I mostly use grease pencils.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 9:49AM
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ofionnachta(z6 WNJ)

I use a ball point pen & really dig in when writing the name. Then I go over it with black fine Sharpy marker. The marker does fade eventually but the gouged-in pen saves the name.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 5:44PM
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cjcanet

I use two different methods on my metal stakes. I use a metal engraver to engrave the name permanently on some markers. I also use a "Listo Pencil" with black lead "more like a crayon". Sharpies and permanent markers fade in the sun.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2009 at 12:28AM
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mrtoad(7b NC)

you have been a big help

thanks for the suggestions

mr toad

    Bookmark   August 12, 2009 at 6:35AM
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