Changes to Plants Map Tag and Sign Ordering [November 29, 2021]
Since 2014 we have enjoyed printing your tags and signs in our office here in Virginia. We provided high quality signs at affordable prices but the rising costs of aluminum, labor, engraving equipment and repairs have led us to take the decision to stop manufacturing tags and signs ourselves.
Over the next four weeks we’ll be promoting the launch of a new site that we have been building for organizations with plant collections to raise funding for their trees, plants and conservation work. In light of this new project, we want to let you know of changes we’re making on December 1, 2021 to prepare for this new feature to launch. You can read about the new project here.
You will still be able to purchase tags and signs that link to your plant pages.
Over the years we have referred larger custom tag and sign orders to Lark Label. Karl Miller and his team are ready to continue printing tags and signs that link to your plant pages on Plants Map. Lark Label carries many types and sizes of material for tags and signs and stakes as well as other related products. We know you will be very happy with their work.
We will link to LarkLabel.com on our help page for tags and signs. We may add other printers when we learn about businesses that can deliver high quality work at affordable prices.
We will print and ship all of the current orders that have been submitted through Plants Map.
On December 1st we will edit the My Tags page so that you can continue to use the page to organize your printing order and lines of text on your tags and signs but instead of submitting the order and paying us, you can download the spreadsheet and send the file to Lark Label or any other sign and tag manufacturer for printing.
Some users paid to have their own logo turned into a print-ready file for their tag and sign templates. We have saved all of the custom logos and templates we have designed and printed in the past. If you would like your files to give to a new printer, email us at email@example.com and we will share those with you.
Plants Map users with more than 24 plants will still need a subscription to host your plant pages. If you would like to edit your subscription or change your credit card information you may do that by editing your profile and scrolling down to the account management section at the bottom of the page.
As we look to the future, launch new products and continue to grow Plants Map, we want to also remember where we’ve been and genuinely thank you, our wonderful users, who have helped us evolve into the premier digital documentation and educational outreach tool for sharing information about plants.
Over the next four weeks we will be sending several emails announcing our new project which we expect to launch in beta on January 1, 2022. You can read about the new project here.
As always, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank you again!
Bill, Tracy, Wendy & the Plants Map Team