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Source for plastic discs

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I was at Target yesterday and in the back-to-school section, I found a display of "counting chips". For $2 you get 75 chips; 15 each of red, greed, blue, yellow, orange. They're 1 3/8" in diameter, and 1/8" thick. One side is completely flat, and the other has a rim around it, so it will perfectly fit a 1 1/4" circular label.

There's often people looking for a source for "wooden nickels". This is a good substitute.

Jason

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Source for labels?

Oracle,

Thanks for the tip! Do you know which chains carry the fabled labels you speak of? I've looked for them casually, but have so far come up empty. Mail ordering them would be cost ineffective by themselves.

-Darke

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Source for plastic discs

I found a source for the labels a few months ago and posted about it here, but I haven't been able to find it by searching (not that I've tried too hard). It was by mail order and iirc, it was an excellent price per label but you had to buy a lot of labels so you were looking at $30 or so.

I'm thinking that a circle punch will probably be best (certainly far less than $30), but Seth says he's tried one and found it impossible to line up well enough to be useful.

Avery makes inkjet circle lables (which you can get at any office store), but the smallest size is 1.5", so they're useless here.

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Source for plastic discs

I was at office max planning to get a circle punch (which it turns out they don't have). I took a look at the label aisle and they have a section of small sheets of labels in clamshells that say they'll work in an inkjet or laser.

The sheets are 4x6" and my printer has a 4x6 photo tray so it sounds perfect. For $5.50, I got 50 sheets of 12 1" circles. It's a bit smaller than I would have liked for the discs I have but that's a lot better than too big.

They have a decent assortment of labels in that form factor, all the way up to a solid 4x6" label.

Jason

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