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Labeling PVC Bags

09/06/2017 7:50 AM

Hallo everyone,

In the recent few weeks, our country has banned usage of Plastic bags in the packaging sector. This has resulted in evaluating alternatives for those who were deep into their usage, and our Company has settled for PVC bags that can be reused numerous times before wearing out/disposing them.

Here comes the twist. We have purchased more than 2,000 PVC bags. These bags are way too expensive and I would like them labeled. Each bag should have a different label from the other (because of the nature of application).

Please assist me in coming up with a way of labeling them, without putting too much investments into this exercise.

I will highly appreciate any help.

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09/06/2017 8:23 AM

This would be the cheapest way :

Or you could check here and invest in a pvc labeling printer.

No need to post this more than once.

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09/06/2017 8:37 AM

Let me try them out. Hopefully with frequent washing of the bags, the writings will remain intact at least for a reasonable longer period.

Thank you for the help.

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09/06/2017 9:01 AM

Sharpie is a permanent marker...

Interesting that the bags are washed...

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09/06/2017 9:16 AM

With an option of washing, it absolutely doesn't make any sense buying more than 1000 bags everyday, considering that each bag cost $10. At least with the "little" knowledge impacted back in the days we used to be in school uniform.

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09/06/2017 4:11 PM

My sharpie picture was not good enough? At least I posted it under my own name, not anonymously.

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Your Sharpie picture was outstanding, I almost drooled over it! LOL

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09/06/2017 5:42 PM

Thank you my Texan friend...

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09/06/2017 10:20 AM

Please tell us what and where 1000 pvc $10 washable bags are being labeled and used for each day.

Inquiring minds want to know.

I can't imagine and it's bugging us. (Me)

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09/06/2017 12:21 PM

The bags are used for waste collection. They are to be reused on the least for a month. Where to label? Isn't yet decided, a subject for discussion depending on the chosen method (technology).

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09/06/2017 12:03 PM

Permanent markers make a lot of sense, if the person marking can write legibly.

Otherwise: Coditherm Thermal Transfer Technology Marking - mediadroit

What is being marked?

PVC Bags used for packaging blood and other fluids Medical Packaging Industry

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09/07/2017 9:10 AM

Way to go Lyn. That has to be the "write" way.

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09/06/2017 1:29 PM

I hate to disillusion, but PVC is also a "plastic". I really do think you might be onto something though with reusable bags. Have you tried labeling with laundry marker?

They make laser labeling machines that should be able to handle the job, although I cannot assure you at all that the laser will not ablate harmful chlorine containing monomers into the air space near the package. This could be a serious health and safety issue for the workers (robots) nearby.

Could you use an adhesive label printed and stuck to the bags?

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09/06/2017 4:16 PM

I see. Replace the wimpy bag with one 30 times more durable and it will last a month.

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09/06/2017 4:37 PM

I am more concerned with what kind of waste is being put in these "doodie" bags, then washed out, and the bag reused (as a barf bag the next round?).

Is it radioactive? Are the bags being loaded in NOKO missile, and recovered later as a tale tell? Are they NOKO officer "pucker factor" bags?

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09/07/2017 1:16 AM

Radioactive waste in plastic bags? What about all that "safety first" policy?

We have our clues: it is an industrial product that contains water, no edges that would break the bags, and it is not food because of the hygene of replacing. Low budget sounds like the consumer industry.

My guess is accessories for electronic devices, probably some kimd of cases for smartphones! B)

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09/07/2017 2:28 AM

Come on guys! You are thinking way too far. Where has this thing of "radioactive" originated from? I don't recall mentioning such a thing either. Nevertheless, its organic waste. And please retract from asking what kind of organic waste.

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09/07/2017 9:14 AM

Inquiring minds wanted to know, but I am already thinking this is something I really do not want (or need) to know. You have some good options. The best of which was the thermal printed ones Lyn pointed out, although I am not sure if that is consistent with your 30 day use pattern.

I want to take one more guess: It is radioactive crabs from bikini atoll?

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09/07/2017 11:30 AM

"Same organic waste...different day."

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09/09/2017 8:58 AM

How does a topic change from one thing to another ?

If these Engineers were salesmen, you might walk in dead set to buy a Lear jet but end up walking out with a hot air balloon.

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09/11/2017 10:00 AM

Because some of us would like to know who and what we are helping with. Maybe this guy is disposing of a body, and he gets confused on what part he threw in the dumpster on what day?

I would rather not be caught helping a murderer dispose of evidence.

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09/11/2017 12:16 PM

Brings to mind a short story, "Two bottles of Relish". Could be some good eatin' in there.

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09/11/2017 1:35 PM

Come on man, I just got done with lunch!

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09/07/2017 6:34 PM

Oh.. 'organic' waste.

,Thank you kindly

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09/08/2017 10:40 AM

OK, so at least this is not siliceous waste from an ALIEN. We know it contains carbon in some format other than carbonate, and or graphitic carbon. Could it be diamond dust?

Left overs from making synthetic diamond?

Bat guano left over from the Democratic National Convention?

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(Even more offensive remark deleted as it could have seared young minds).

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09/08/2017 11:22 AM

How about buckets?

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