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Archery ID numbers on waterproof, tear resistant “paper”

Archer ID numbers for FITA and other sporting events can be printed on waterproof/tear resistant Tyvek by companies like Electric City Printing http://www.ecprint.com/

Over time, FITA events have come align the Archer ID number with the Q round lane assignment. Another set of number could then be used on a per category basis for the elimination round archer ID numbers based on ranking to quickly show the archers and spectators what an archers Q round rank was. The process worked well except it was difficult to connect ranking number with a name.

Tourneys have tried printing archer ID numbers with the archers name on the field which worked well until it rains or if the wind picks up and the safety pins rip out and the number blow away. Sheet plastic sheet protectors is one solution if you can find ½ sheet sleeves that fit well on a quiver.

A great solution is laser printer polyester “paper” by Relyco. http://www.relyco.com/waterproof_paper_industry.htm Laser printed images are waterproof. The sheets are tear resistant. With a ranking and name merging system, Archer name and ranking numbers can be printed quickly on site.
 

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Technically, Tyvek can be printed on using an alcohol based inkjet ink.

IIRC, this would allow a good chunk of slightly older Epson based inkjets to do the work of printing out the ID numbers. Lots of them used alcohol based ink.

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Technically, Tyvek can be printed on using an alcohol based inkjet ink.

IIRC, this would allow a good chunk of slightly older Epson based inkjets to do the work of printing out the ID numbers. Lots of them used alcohol based ink.

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There is something called cold laser too.
http://www.materialconcepts.com/pdf/dupont-tyvek-users-manual.pdf
Things keep on evolving. What worded yesterday is outdated. What works today will soon be outdated. Tommorrows technology is not here yet. So it goes.
 
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