Interactive QR Code plant tags & signs
Plants Map no longer manufactures interactive tags and signs but you can use your My Tags page to organize an order to print at any company who manufactures tags and signs. We maintain a list of companies that we learn about that can make high quality signs and we will be keeping that list updated below.
To organize an order to send to another printing company, click on your My Plants Map library link at the top of the site. You’ll need to use a full size browser to access the My Tags link in the top center of the page.
On this page, you can click the Add button on the top right and you can find the plant pages that need a sign and add them to the My Tags page list. Once you have your plants on the page, you can use the menu drop-down buttons across the top to select what you’d like on each line of your signs. If you have that data on your plant pages, the text on the line will fill in automatically. You can always just type in the fields on the right as well.
At any time, you can Save the page and come back later. You can also export the Excel file of your order using the buttons at the bottom of the page. When you are finished, click Save and then export the Excel file and send to the printer.
If you have ordered from Plants Map in the past and would like your custom designed logo or the files we’ve printed in the past, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your profile name or the profile email address so we can look up the account and we will share a folder with you so that you can send those files to a printer if needed for future orders.
Who prints Plants Map Tags and Signs?
- Cultivated Connections To match the format and sizes from your previous Plants Map orders, please contact email@example.com. Cultivated Connections does do custom engraving work on other materials and in various sizes, but is specializing in picking up where Plants Map left of with arboretum QR code signage. You may also contact them through the website linked above.
- LarkLabel.com is a premier printer of horticultural signs and tags. They do very good work. Over the years we’ve used them ourselves and have often referred larger custom printing jobs their way. Visit LarkLabel.com to see a wide variety of horticultural sign products they offer, everything from simple aluminum tags to displays for garden locations and significant collections in urban landscapes and public gardens.
- Precision Signs & Labels manufactures horticultural identification signs by laser engraving aluminum or plastic. Over the years many users requested colored labels and they can do that too.
- National Band & Tag Company is an identification solutions provider who creates everything from plant ID signs to pet collar tags, and much more.
- GardenMarkers.com can engrave black aluminum plates and they sell tree hardware and various stakes and mounting options.
- Sunshine Engraving offers laser engraved labels in two standard sizes for their horticultural identification signs and they can quote and produce custom sized plant labels as well.
- My Plant Label offers plant identification signs engraved on black anodized aluminum plates as well as various mounting options using stakes or mounting hardware.
- Metal Photo of Cincinnati has an interesting label option where they chemically etch the information into the metal of their signs. They can produce color information on their signs as well. See their site for more information and to request a quote.
- To suggest another company to add to this list, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- To order stakes or tree hardware to match those from your previous orders, please contact email@example.com.
Why isn’t Plants Map printing signs and tags anymore?
We really enjoyed printing plant tags and signs and we especially enjoyed the relationships we built with our users through this process over the past 7 years. Unfortunately the cost of aluminum and labor rose faster than our order flow and we couldn’t justify the expense without raising our rates to what commercial printers charge. Although we printed tags and signs because at the time we started the website we couldn’t find anyone who provided this service but today many companies can print QR Codes and make high quality products and so we’ve decided to focus again on building great software so that you can document your plant information and share it with your visitors and we’ll be referring the printing business to other companies who are focused on manufacturing.