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ChrisW
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23 Jun 2015
03:29:42pm
Hi all,

I am curious how folks with large collections housed in many, many Scott International binders label their binders? I am thinking about the collections that have grown past the typical "Part 1A, Part 1B, etc." volumes. Same question to anyone who uses the Vintage Reproduction Brown albums housed in BigBlue binders, as those volumes don't match the standard "Part 1A, Part 1B, etc." labels.

Anyone know of any company that can make custom labels that match the BigBlue binder labels?

Thanks!


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23 Jun 2015
06:52:25pm
re: Scott International binder labels

I use a Brother label maker to identify what's in my binders. I use G&K green specialty binder lookalikes. I use gold labels on the binders to identify the first country in each binder. The binders are arranged alphabetically on the shelves.

I never liked the 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, etc. You might be able to find old packets of the Scott International labels that had volume labels from 1 to around 20 without any of the letters on eBay.

The nice thing about using personal labels is that you can easily (and cheaply) change them as the album pages expand.

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ChrisW
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08 Jul 2015
11:20:58am
re: Scott International binder labels

Just a follow-up in case anyone is interested. I found a company (e-mail me directly if you want more info) that will make custom Scott International labels with a single line of 18 characters maximum for $6.74 each. They will match the Scott International binders.


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Terry
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24 Nov 2015
02:56:55pm
re: Scott International binder labels

I just got started with the Scott International albums. I also search for used binders in good condition. For labeling the binders, I use Avery #22816 2" square labels which are fed through my computer printer. A package of 120 labels (10 sheets of 12) costs about $10-$15.

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They are laid out in a set of twelve labels per sheet.

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The Template software works nicely with Microsoft Word. I just fill out the text and print.

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Just print, peel and stick. The 2" square size fits very well on the regular or jumbo size binders. The labels also seem to adhere very well to the surface of these binders, but I guess time will tell.

If I have to expand a year group, it is really easy to just re-do the text and print another set of labels. For instance, the Part 2A and Part 2B have about 1,460 pages combined. They recommend 2 Jumbo binders to house this part. I think it would be easier to handle the smaller size regular binders. So, I may split up Part 2 into 3 regular binders instead. Then I could just make labels for Part 2A, 2B and 2C.

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ChrisW
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24 Nov 2015
06:56:57pm
re: Scott International binder labels

Terry,

Those labels look great, thanks for the information!

Chris

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13 Aug 2019
12:04:28am
re: Scott International binder labels

Curious if this discussion has gone any further?

For completeness, I found this earlier thread:

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_main.php?action=20&id=6505#40588

I ask because I like the simplicity of the Green Scott printed binders, but do not want to pay the $10 each for the official country labels.

But before we get to Green, I collect Big Blue, "the one I hope to finish," for which I think I adequately solved the binder issue (for now) over Christmas 2017:

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A big thank you to the missus who let me commandeer the family dining table, all while we had family in the house for the holiday. Happy

Took about two years of eagle-eyed eBaying, and a careful hand to turn an extra II into a III, because III does not come in that nice common width. Here's a close-up of those fine, albeit faded, labels I through X, that house Scott International Volumes I-V, completely, by country-ish:

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And the Greens. I found that Hunter Green book repair tape almost exactly matches the color and texture of the Scott Specialized albums. A bit less shiny, but perfect for album repair and... labels?

Here is a picture of the hunter green book repair tape in front of a number of Green albums I've picked up. This is a good picture one because it shows several examples: a blank space where a label could go, hand-lettered and edge-repaired Colombia, and official Domenica. Further down the row, Finland is also edge-repaired and hand lettered, and France is hand-lettered on an under-sized label. Germany and Colonies (two volumes) are just plain faded. And so it goes. I'm still experimenting.

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The lettering is done with a fine-tipped gold paint pen I got at an office supply or art store. And those Big Blues above... they are edge-strengthened with Black book binding tape of the same manufacture as the Hunter Green.

The question I originally set out to ask is, is there any way to print neat gold letters on my green tape? A broader question would be, is there a better way to achieve the simple gold-on-green labels without taking out a second mortgage?

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-Steve





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13 Aug 2019
09:35:43am
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"A broader question would be, is there a better way to achieve the simple gold-on-green labels"



Gold Letraset:

http://www.pcbsupplies.com/gold-rub-on-letters-letraset-dry-transfers/

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13 Aug 2019
10:56:43am
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"Gold Letraset"



Roy, you are bringing back painful memories! As a student of architecture in the 1970's and 80's, I had boxes of those infernal letters. Press-on, rub-on, peel-and-stick, Times New Roman, Helvitica, Gothic, etc. The challenge of lining them up to look professional was gruelling.

Okay, I'm past the flashbacks. This is worth a try. Any experience with these letters on a tape that has the texture of a cloth book cover?

Thanks!
-Steve

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13 Aug 2019
11:02:31am
re: Scott International binder labels

I'm wondering if anyone else has had issues attaching self adhesive labels to International binders. The binders have a grained surface that sooner or later seems to
make labels peel off. Specialty binders have the smooth area toward the top to facilitate using a label.

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sheepshanks
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13 Aug 2019
11:28:50am
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Duct tape and a sharpie is all you need, it's only so you know the contents.Silly

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angore
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13 Aug 2019
11:38:39am
re: Scott International binder labels

I went the Avery label approach for my Vario binders.

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12:07:04pm
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"Any experience with these letters on a tape that has the texture of a cloth book cover?"



No,but I would guess it's worth a try. My initial concern was longevity of the letters. I would be tempted to use a clear lacquer spray (or automotive clear coat) over the finished product.

Here is another tape that I use around the house for many repairs. It might work well -- it's slicker:

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/green-tarp-tape/A-p2480013e

Also comes in black, blue, white, brown, silver and clear.

Princess Auto is a Canadian store, but I first found this tarp tape at highway truck stops in the USA.

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