I go through a bundle of plant markers about once or twice a month for 3-4 bucks per bundle.. They are always too short or too long. I plant some times 100 clones at a time. Not a big deal or a real big price, but for a buck I bought a set of window blinds ( they were 4.50 but I got them for a buck because they were squashed up.) I just cut them to the size I need and I'm saving 95% on my markers, even if I paid full price for the blinds. Again, not a fortune, but I'm saving $50 a year I figure.