Labeling Plastic Folders

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  1. Teach'em

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    Has anyone found a good way to label plastic folders? I haven't found labels that stick good enough and permanent marker seems to wear off.
     
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    You could try labeling them with a permanent marker and then covering it with clear tape to prevent it from getting rubbed off.
     
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    I use a big pink eraser to erase the area I want to write on. Then, I use a Sharpie. It seems to work a little better than a Sharpie alone.
     
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    I've never had a problem with my labels. Are you using Avery? Heck, even Dollar Tree labels don't give me any problems. Weird.
     
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    Sharpie has an "industrial" marker that won't come off of anything. You can write on plastic, wait a second for it to dry, and then touch it and it won't rub. That's what I use for all of my plastic binders, folders, etc.
     
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    Great! Thanks for the ideas!
     
  8. Ima Teacher

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    If you wipe the area with alcohol first, it will remove the "film" that keeps labels from sticking to the plastic. Buying permanent adhesive labels helps, too.
     

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