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Forum topic by N3FSD posted 09-24-2013 09:50 PM 1000 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2013 09:50 PM

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I am a pen maker and am looking for a reliable way for me to affix a price/ID tag to my pens. I have tried the little jewelry tags with threads but attaching them around the upper barrel or the clip doesn’t aways work because they tend to slide off. Some of my pens and pencils have a smooth flat clip and there is nothing to keep the tag secure. Also, since I move some of my merchandise through consignment stores, I think I have been getting ripped off by some “tag swapping” since the threaded tags are so easy to remove.

I am looking for how other pen makers have approached the problem. Any feedback??


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#1 posted 09-24-2013 10:09 PM

Sticky tags just gum up the works … just for the heck, try a photo of the pen with the price and stckmit under the clip. Now you have a price tag that shows the price and the product. If they ever get seperated it’s easy to match the two again.

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#2 posted 09-24-2013 10:57 PM

I’ve seen plastic tags with minimal adhesive that have a thin band in the middle where it can be wrapped around any cylindrical item and the writing area of the tag is large enough to put your price so it can be visible. Since most of what’s holding it in place is the band that’s formed by sticking it to itself, combined with the light adhesive they work pretty good, can’t remember where I saw them though. The plastic is nice too because it can’t be torn off, it has to be cut so no more tag switching.

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#3 posted 09-24-2013 11:39 PM

What about a rack for the pens with the price on tag in front of each one?

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