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Offline thudchkr

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2017, 05:34 PM »
Here is something I created for my T-Loc Systainer labels. I got some of the PVC plastic ID cards, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005H5W0YM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, which slide perfectly into the slots on the Systainer.  I bought Avery Weatherproof labels, (15513).  The label is the correct height for the ID cards, but needs to be trimmed for the correct length.  I created a PDF to create the labels, allowing you to enter your text, an image for the contents and an image for the brand. 

Attached you will find an example of a full sheet of labels, ready for printing and trimming.

And also a copy of the blank form, ready to insert your items.

I just downloaded my tool images and cropped them to where they look good in my PDF.  You can change the image over-and-over until you get it right, then send it to the printer.

I use a color laser and so far, my labels have held up nicely.

Clint
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 05:59 PM by thudchkr »
Clint

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #91 on: May 08, 2017, 12:14 PM »
Is there a label template for the Mini Systainers? I haven't seen one, but I probably missed it.
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Offline iekoch@comcast.net

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #92 on: May 09, 2017, 05:35 PM »
These labels are great, thanks for providing them,  I could use a few more I have not seen here, if it is not too much trouble.  With everything being monetized I am surprise you have not set up a month subscription for labels.


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Offline DOZERBUILDS

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #93 on: June 06, 2017, 11:05 PM »
Hey. Very cool labels and very pro.

I dont mind sending you a few bucks for the vector file so i can add some of my own tools that are non festool but in systainer boxes.  Im assuming you used illustrator or photo shop?  I would love to use your labels. But also need to customize.  I will post my versions also for others to take advantage of... lmk. Thanks


Offline ben_r_

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #94 on: June 07, 2017, 11:50 AM »
Hey. Very cool labels and very pro.

I dont mind sending you a few bucks for the vector file so i can add some of my own tools that are non festool but in systainer boxes.  Im assuming you used illustrator or photo shop?  I would love to use your labels. But also need to customize.  I will post my versions also for others to take advantage of... lmk. Thanks


Does photoshop do vectored graphics? I thought it just "rasterized" everything.
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Offline Ebuwan

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Hi all,

First post here.

Started to make my labels and get organized with Systainers, and have become obsessed.

Here is my first shot; for all my Leigh Dovetail jig accessories. I've also gone as far as to spray paint the T-Loc latch for the Leigh color. It would bother me to have a drawer full of Blue T-Loc latches, and paint has held up.
For Leigh i used Rustoleum Rich Jade (http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/stops-rust/protective-enamel-spray?ls=312816&lc=Rich%20Jade)

Sanded T-Loc with 240 lightly, 2 light coats of Rustoleum primer, 3 light coats of Rich Jade, 2 light coats of Satin clear coat.

Also made a label for my Kreg K4 Master set.

Thanks for the label help!

Ev
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 11:43 AM by Ebuwan »

Offline Holmz

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2017, 05:25 PM »
These labels are great, thanks for providing them,  I could use a few more I have not seen here, if it is not too much trouble.  With everything being monetized I am surprise you have not set up a month subscription for labels.


Plumbing,
Electrical
Drywall / Tile
Prep Box
Milwaukee 18V Sawzall
Nail Guns
Painting


This is what I was also needing...
It is all the small misc stuff that becomes a scavenger hunt.

Offline Ebuwan

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #97 on: September 18, 2017, 06:43 PM »
Hey Holmz
I need those ones too!

I'll try and whip them up tonight

Ev

Offline Ebuwan

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #98 on: September 18, 2017, 10:18 PM »
Hey Holmz (and everyone),

Got those labels you wanted. Not sure what you meant by "Prep" though?

Also some Veritas ones i have for woodworking hand tools, drywall anchors, fastners, etc.

Thanks!

Ev

Offline Holmz

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2017, 03:33 AM »
Hey Holmz (and everyone),

Got those labels you wanted. Not sure what you meant by "Prep" though?

Also some Veritas ones i have for woodworking hand tools, drywall anchors, fastners, etc.

Thanks!

Ev

OK These are really starting to seem slick now.

Offline AndyMan1

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #100 on: September 20, 2018, 04:14 AM »
Plus a few Domino ones:
Hi all, new here to the FOG.

Mike, a sterling job on the labels, after much searching and head scratching i cannot, for the life of me, find left and right TLOC labels for the EHL65E (non Q) planer.
Does anyone have them ?
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 02:17 PM by AndyMan1 »

Offline AndyMan1

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #101 on: September 21, 2018, 01:12 PM »
Anyone have a Triton TGEOS Label?

Offline fyme

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #102 on: September 30, 2018, 05:53 AM »
These are my custom labels :)


Offline Hempstalk

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #103 on: October 02, 2018, 03:58 PM »
I too have become bored of looking at those paper labels on the systainers so I took a shot at some custom labels.  I noticed most like pictures on theirs but the name seems to be good for me.  Although I may play around with some icons or something.  I did these in brushed aluminum but these can be lasered in a ton of different colors. 

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Offline fyme

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2018, 01:51 PM »
Very nice  [smile]

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #105 on: October 04, 2018, 05:03 PM »
I too have become bored of looking at those paper labels on the systainers so I took a shot at some custom labels.  I noticed most like pictures on theirs but the name seems to be good for me.  Although I may play around with some icons or something.  I did these in brushed aluminum but these can be lasered in a ton of different colors. 

(Attachment Link)
Nice! What laser do you have? Think thats going to be my major purchase for next year. Had my eye on the Epilog Mini 24.
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Offline veeneck

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #106 on: June 24, 2020, 08:27 AM »
Since this thread inspired me to make custom labels, I thought I'd share what I've learned.

Full overview can be read on my site.

  • Printing on PVC cards produces the best result.
  • Printing on laminated office paper is good enough.
  • I determined 34pt font was the minimum I was OK with.
  • The end result looks better if you print edge to edge.
  • I still don't have a solution for mini systainers. Maybe sticky PVC cards? Anything work for you all?
  • The products you can buy (i.e: the plastic covers from Festool) all gave poor results.
Check out the attached images, so that you can determine if custom labels are worth your time.

Offline CADru

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #107 on: July 16, 2020, 06:11 PM »
I still don't have a solution for mini systainers. Maybe sticky PVC cards? Anything work for you all?

@veeneck I simply use 4x6 glossy photo paper (inkjet printer) for all my custom labels. I use Microsoft Publisher for my layout/design work. Cut to size using Fiskars paper cutter. The SYS Mini 1 and 3 have different label pocket dimensions. I was dropping the mini 3 label in label pocket (similar to standard systainer) but found them sliding out. I now use SpeedTape from FastCap with positive results.

Offline veeneck

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Re: Custom Systainer Labels
« Reply #108 on: July 17, 2020, 09:21 AM »
Ah, good tip. I haven't tried speed tape. I had the same problem with labels falling out on the mini's. I've yet to try the sticky backed PVC cards as well, so I'll compare the two.