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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Electronic Label Maker

16 December 2009 09:52:03
Electronic Label Maker

Electronic Label Maker

If anyone is interested, Lidl have electronic label makers for €22.99 tomorrow.  I got one in Mr. Middleton earlier this year and while it is very good, I really don't get enough use out of it to justify the amount paid.  Both are made by Brother and I see that the Lidl one uses the same type of ribbon. 


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Pat Pat 16 December 2009 11:42:13

Mairin, just wondering if you have tried the labels outdoors. I have an old manual one and the adhesive lifts if used outdoors. Looks good value if used in the greenhouse.


Mairin Mairin 16 December 2009 12:01:18

Pat, the labels come out with blue backing on them.  When the blue backing is pealed off, the sticky behind it is very sticky.  If you put it on to a label stick without any bubbles in it, it is next to impossible to get them off.  I have them out in the garden and considering the amount of rain that fell, the only ones that are showing any wear are the ones that had a bubble when sticking them on but even at that, they still aren't off.  The bubble has got a bit bigger but not enough to put your little finger under it and lift the whole lot off.  The ink hasn't faded on any of them.


Pat Pat 16 December 2009 12:06:00

Thats great Mairin, thanks. I can feel a spend coming on !!! I'll have to ask Jacinta, how do I hide this one. Hahaha !


Jacinta Jacinta 16 December 2009 16:58:11

Pat, tell Barbara that she could also use it for the print on 'homemade christmas cards'. Ha ha. She'd go for that. No need to hide it. Cheek!!!!!!!!!!


Pat Pat 16 December 2009 17:12:15

Very good Jacinta, she is bad enough, she might think she has a cottage industry going.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 16 December 2009 17:24:01

Now that is an interesting one! Im always looking for permanent labels! Might be a bit late to write to Santa???!!!!


Jacinta Jacinta 16 December 2009 17:26:10

And what is so wrong with that, Pat? Tell her if she is looking for a partner, to let me know. I can see where she is coming from. I used to do a bit of that myself. And anyway, it's all about reduce, re-use and re-cycle!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 16 December 2009 18:25:53

Thanks for the tip Mairin on the electronic lable maker


Lìga Lìga 16 December 2009 20:32:01

Thanks Mairin,,i just look at it,,and had same questions like to Pat.


AitAlainn AitAlainn 16 December 2009 23:13:03

I got one of them in Lidl last year when they were on offer - €15.99 that time - and I find it very very useful. Definitely recommend it.


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