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Charity Newland
09-25-2013, 7:56 PM
I've got one of those last min. customers needing luggage type tags for a charity golf tournament on Tues. What would be a good material that will hold up and be cost effective? I have JDS, Marco, PDU and Johnson's that I could get in time.

Thanks

Dan Hintz
09-25-2013, 8:06 PM
Leather...

Charity Newland
09-25-2013, 8:15 PM
needs to be inexpensive

Bruce Clumpner
09-25-2013, 8:33 PM
needs to be inexpensive

I sell bag tags all the time out of 1/16" rowmark. Get the plastic lanyard from JDS and you've got about $0.05 plus labor into each one. Pretty good color selections too! I use Johnson plastics.

Matt Turner (physics)
09-26-2013, 1:31 AM
Chewbarka has anodized luggage tags in two thicknesses.

Mike Lysov
09-26-2013, 2:41 AM
I am with Matt for Chewbarka tags. I have bought a lot of pet and luggage tags from them.

Mike Null
09-26-2013, 9:53 AM
I like Chewbarka as well. IF you use plastic I would use 1/8" or laminate 1/16" back to back.

Charity Newland
09-26-2013, 11:45 AM
Chewbarka is a 2 day ship. So I ordered some Rowmark Max from Jds. I ordered enough to laminate as mike suggested.
Thanks everyone for your responses!

Joe Hillmann
09-26-2013, 12:24 PM
needs to be inexpensive

I think leather is (depending on type) cheaper than rowmark.

Charity Newland
09-26-2013, 4:37 PM
Would love some sources for the leather :)

Bruce Clumpner
09-26-2013, 5:16 PM
Would love some sources for the leather :)

I'm interested in knowing the good sources for leather too!

Tony Lenkic
09-26-2013, 6:33 PM
Check out this supplier from Canada:
www dot leathertreaty dot com

Rich Kruyer
09-26-2013, 7:21 PM
What glue do you use to laminate the rowmark?

Bruce Clumpner
09-26-2013, 8:00 PM
What glue do you use to laminate the rowmark?
Rowmark and other laminated plastics will hold up to a fair amount of abuse. Our tags go on swim team and equipment bags and and we've had few if any failures.. Just make sure your design allows enough material around the attachment point.

Joe Hillmann
09-26-2013, 9:31 PM
Tandy leather, they sell online. I usually buy scrap leather from local leather workers.

Mike Null
09-27-2013, 7:58 AM
Use acrylic solvent cement for laminating.

I bought a whole hide from a wholesaler in Columbus, Ohio when I lived there. I imagine there are leather wholesalers in all major cities.