Horticultural labels typically fall into two categories – Loop lock or self-tie tags, and waterproof self-adhesive labels.
Waterproof labels are the most commonly found label in horticulture. Our customers usually need plain white labels for jobs where good weather resistance is needed and of course a label that can be wiped clean. Usually ordered with a permanent adhesive, they can also be ordered with a peelable adhesive. Used for printing prices, barcodes, and product descriptions. Most of our clients buy them in roll form, for printing with a thermal label printer. One thing to note is that with synthetic (plastic) labels, resin ribbons are needed to ensure a durable, scratch-resistant finish. Resin ribbons won’t fade giving years of life to your labels.
Loop lock labels are also known as tie-on tags or self-tie tags, Loop lock labels are made from plastic (PE – Polyethylene) or Tyvek. Tyvek is incredibly tough, resistant to tearing – yet can be cut easily with scissors. Because it’s so tearing resistant – the tags last longer, it’s recyclable and prints well. The self-tie loop lock is a simple, quick, and easy method of tagging plants, shrubs, and trees. The self-tie loop lock is looped around the stem or branch of a plant and then the notched end locks into the “key-hole” shape at one end of the tag.
Available materials: synthetic, Tyvek.
Label characteristics: Waterproof, sun protection, anti-aging, not easy to fall off.
Scope of application: Gardening, agriculture, planting.