[Edit: By "too large" below I mean "too thick" - laminated labels over the existing inlay would result in spinners]BadChile- Did you do a full inlay replacement or a new label over the existing one? Either way, they look great!
I thought I was crazy when I put sample sets to a stress test before making my first purchase. I soaked them in water for an hour, then threw them into a mixer on high-speed. Most noise my house had ever heard, but told me volumes about what chips will stand up to 1000 years of splashed pots.Once I chose unlaminated I did a few experiments on both laminated and unlaminated chips. The most telling was dropping the chip in a beer for five minutes and the getting a little aggressive with the chips. Picked at the edges with my fingernail, rubbed my fingers over the inlay, splashed the pot a bunch of times, took a box cutter to the inlay and tried to remove it. What I found was that the unlaminated held up pretty well. If I had the room on the chip I wouldn't hesitate to spend the premium for laminated but for the situation I'm pretty confident the unlaminated inlays will hold up for a good chunk of time.