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Home Made Sticker Targets

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Hi all,

As the title implies, I am curious if anyone has found a good (cost-effective) method of batch printing their own sticker targets. This would be for both Scanning and Surveying Applications. For a few years now, we have been ordering our own targets from stickermule, but we use so many of them anymore that I am considering buying either a cutting machine or a printing/die-cutting machine to use at home to create them. Any advice, workflows, tips, and tricks would be appreciated!

Thanks. For advance notice I have office to several decent inkjets/laser printers at the office, but no experience in sticker printing or laminating/cutting. My preference would be a simple process to achieve vinyl stickers that are fairly weatherproof and easily peeled for all my field people.
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I had no good results with home made 3d scanning checkerboards. None at all.
Did many test and nothing worked well. Tried everything. We are currently forever buying our stickers from https://tdr360.com

But for landsurveying I buy these all the time and they are perfect. Comes to 5 canadian cents per stickers;
https://a.co/d/5KKyRHe
I will live and die by these stickers. F paying 2$ per units for branded stickers.
Ignore any bad reviews they are full of shit. I am on my 8th rolls, totalling about 4k stickers, these stick fine - glue is more than enough- they are durable, saw stickers hold over winter, and are bang on the money.
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For long term scanning and even total station control (when shooting reflectorless), we've started using targets from the link below. They seem to work well with our RTC360's so far. Using Reg360 to auto center on the targets hasn't shown any issues and the reflectivity/return signal shows nice clean delineations between the black and white squares from scan data.

https://www.engineersupply.com/Seco-Adh ... c7b160fdfa
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I've been printing my own for quite a while now on these industrial grade adhesive foils using a laserprinter: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0BS6Q ... =UTF8&th=1
after testing a bunch of different manufacturers, this is what ive been using for about 4 years now.
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Consider getting a vinyl sticker printer like a Cricut or Silhouette Cameo. Use waterproof vinyl sticker paper for outdoor use. Make sure to design with a bleed area, and use a scoring tool for easier peeling.
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