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Posted 05/25/2019   05:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Maiden to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi

I have been using these Prinz binders and slipcases to house my collection (I intend to use black for Europe, Blue for Asia etc etc)



I'd be grateful for some ideas of what to use to label the spines to indicate what is inside (Great Britain, Germany, Fiji etc)

I don't really want to just print off basic white labels, and I'm not certain they would 'stay stuck' anyway, so if anyone has any ideas of what alternatives there are, it would be useful.

Thanks :)

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Posted 05/25/2019   05:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Check out "binder labels" in the search function.
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Posted 05/25/2019   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maiden I have tried using various brands of self adhesive letters and found most seem to move around after a short while or fall off. sometimes the same ones that fail do stay in place but this is not usually the case. I got some self adhesive letters while in Canada and they seem to have a margin of the transparent material round each letter, these seem to stay put but are not opaque and even yellow letters on black are almost invisible. On plastic or vinyl binders I find something from the binder soaks through paper labels and first makes them go very discoloured then they fall off and leave a sticky residue. If I stick a stamp on the spine with UHU (a spirit based clear contact adhesive) the stamp stays put but soon looks shabby.
I hope this helps you avoid ways that don't work. Please let me know when you have established what works.
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Posted 05/25/2019   09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't put labels on mine. What I do is rest pieces of card on the shelf, and write on the card.


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Posted 05/25/2019   11:11 am  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Too many album publishers provide their customers with self adhesive labels then provide binders with grained surfaces that almost guarantee the label will peel off in a few weeks. Scott and a few others at least have binders with a flat surface for a label.
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Posted 05/25/2019   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had posted this previously.


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Posted 05/25/2019   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well done, Ringo!
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Posted 05/25/2019   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
and when you got 376 binders to label ? You buy a BROTHER P-Touch ,electronic labeling system .
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Posted 05/25/2019   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Angore, I really like your labels. How do you produce them?
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Posted 05/25/2019   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks :)
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Posted 05/25/2019   2:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maiden,

He posted examples earlier. We helped him decide whether to use white or gold lettering. (hee hee, Angore) I think he used regular white Avery labels and printed off the labels using gold lettering with a maroon background. I voted for the one that you see. Looks real nice. I did the same for my own stuff.

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Posted 05/26/2019   11:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperJD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have struggled with this issue in the past as well, and in fact asked for help here to see what others have done. I thought about this for months because for me presentation matters a lot, and I ended up finding a solution that is somewhat costly and time consuming, but gives me exactly what I want.

There is a product called that silhouette cameo 3 paper cutter which I bought for my wife, and she uses it to make custom items for our kids (shirts, pillowcases, etc). I discovered it could also be used to make binder labels. I bought silhouette printable gold leaf foil (silver is also available) from Amazon and I picked a font I liked. With the paper cutter software I am able to type whatever I want the label to say and adjust the size of the text to match the spine of the binder. I do this to maximize the size of the letters. There is no background, it is just the letters. For long multi-word labels I do split it up onto multiple lines, however I would never be able to fit something like the 3 line Malaya States label Angore posted.

Previously I used gold foil letter stickers I bought from Walmart but I was not satisfied because the stickers would peel off over time, and in a sheet of stickers there is one of each letter, which means I had to buy a lot of sheets because I kept running out of vowels. Also, the letters were fixed width so I could not fit something like "Netherlands" on my binder.

To solve the peeling sticker problem, I use a product called Mod Podge which is a transparent water based glue finish that I brush over the letters. I also brush SC Johnson Pledge floor care multi-surface finish over it (I found this idea on this forum I believe). This gives a protective layer over the letters so they stay in good shape.

Here is an example of one of my binders. I have just moved houses and have not unpacked my stamp collection because I am doing renovations, however I pulled out a random binder so people could see what it looks like.


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Posted 05/27/2019   03:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That looks very professional stamper, you would think that the binder came with that printed on.
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Posted 05/27/2019   03:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
StamperJD

That looks professional. Really impressive!
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Posted 05/27/2019   06:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice.
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