i know this has been asked and answered - probably discussed many times - please forgive
i have metal markers - what is the best pen to use to label my iris markers
thanks so much
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.
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.
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.
you have been a big help
thanks for the suggestions