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Old 08-08-2008, 08:03 AM
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Do you have any hints/tips in printing the luggage tags? Is it important to print the color? Also do you use a thicker paper? I think thinking about using sticker paper like the airlines use, I already have the paper that works with my deskjet printer.

This is Carnival's tickets if that matters, I just figured it is the same for most cruise lines.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:32 AM
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"Laminate" the tags with clear packing tape, then staple or tape them around the handles of you bags...you will have no problems.
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Mike is right....just use clear packing tape to "laminate" after folding them in half. Then, I punched a hole in mine at the top and used a zip tie..absolutely will not come off. But, don't do that until you get your luggage from the airport if you are flying...don't want to confuse anyone at the terminal...lol so put them on before you embark.
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Great ideas...now about the zip tie, I am trying to visualize what you are talking about, are you basically saying you don't fold it over the handle, just fold it on itself, laminate it, then you just zip tie it to the handle? So instead of a tag looped you have just something that is like a tag zipped tied.

Do you use these same tags on the debarkation or do they give you some?
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Do you use these same tags on the debarkation or do they give you some?
No, for debarkation they will give you different tags. These tags will be according to how you are called for debarkation of the ship.

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Old 08-10-2008, 10:06 AM
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Hi,

I used the paper tags that I printed off the computer for our NCL cruise, without any problems. I stapled it, no laminating, no zip ties, and they still worked fine. Maybe we were just lucky.

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I am not a fan of the self-printed tags but I used one last month to see how it went. All I did was fold it as directed and stapled it in a couple places. It made it to the cabin without any major wear or tear.

I still don't like them though.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:23 AM
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I just used packing tape. The zip tie is fine but then you have it hanging there on the return trip as they will give you different tags for disembarking.

I just folded the printed tag as directed and cut a piece of tape longer than the tag, stuck the tape on the front side of the tag, looped it around a luggage handle and pressed the ends of the tape together. It work fine. But as Dave pointed out, just stapling would probably work too unless you are flying and are putting the tags on before you fly. Note that Dave drove to the port in his experiment.
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We are flying so I figured I would hold off on putting them on until we got to the port.

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I am waiting to see what the new ones are like that come with Carnival's mailed documents. If I think they are too flimsy I will get some more from the porter at the pier. It is always a good idea to have another ID tag on your luggage just in case.

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