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Vario-F Vario-G Users - Binder Labeling Methods

 
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Posted 05/15/2021   06:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add johnsim03 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

If you use Vario-F or Vario-G binders, what method do you use to label the spine? I am curious as to how others do this...

I have tried using a label maker (cloth and plastic labels) but they do not stick permanently.

Permanent marker? Paper and tape? Just a number for each volume?

How do YOU do it?

John
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Posted 05/15/2021   06:56 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lighthouse make country titles, but they may not meet your needs. Mainly paper and tape for me, especially as I'll probably alter them over time.
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Posted 05/15/2021   07:38 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I used a Brother D400, great label printer for all kinds of labels (not just stamp stuff)


Dan covers this printer well in this thread
http://goscf.com/t/68037&whichpage=2

Don

Edit: Also does graphics on labels

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Posted 05/15/2021   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SAFE has a line of preprinted and custom-printed labels, https://www.safepub.com/stamp-colle...ls-stickers/

You could also consider using a different adhesive, there's no reason you need to just use whatever's on the back of the labels you're using. Maybe a quick swipe of a Gorilla Glue stick would take care of things for you.
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Posted 05/15/2021   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have used a similar Brother printer for labels, black lettering on clear labels. I had 2 issues with labeing Vario binders- first the spine is pretty small so I was very limited in what could go on the labels.
Second, I could not easily get the labels to be square and neat looking.

So what I did was put as much text on the label as was needed and affixed the label to the top of the slip case. The labels were much less noticeable so neatness didn't count as much.
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Posted 05/15/2021   11:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brother label printer using a "gold on clear" cartridge. Looks great, I haven't had any problems with long-term adhesion. Even if they started to come loose, it's easy enough to print another one and replace it.

As mentioned, Lighthouse does sell packs of country labels in gold lettering and I've used those as well. You can get labels for pretty much all the major countries, but less popular areas or specialties are generally not available. The Lighthouse country label packs do contain some plain Roman numerals you can use as well if you simply want to number them - perhaps referenced against an index.
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Posted 05/16/2021   05:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, everyone, for the awesome replies!

John
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