Using Avery paper on LTO tapes is fine?

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Is this fine to print LTO 3 tape labels using regular Avery labels rather then ordering them online from pros? Thanks.
Question by:fstinc
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    Interesting Question!

    Are we talking about bar-code labels along the spine?

    The main issue is adhesion. If the label comes off and gets lodged in the drive - or an autoloader/library mechanism - you could conceivably do some damage.

    Not saying using the Avery labels is a bad idea, just make sure they stick as well as the dedicated ones.
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    There's even an app to do it - , personally I'd rather have pre-made labels because their shiny surface doesn't get dirty, quite frankly I'd rather buy tapes with the labels already stuck on because that's a fiddly job.

    Author Comment

    @TapeDude Nope, not along the spine. If that were so, I would have asked WebMD, they might a slight bit more helpful. Note saying your not an expert with the spine, not all. : / .

    Ok, it doesnt seem to dangerous, and pretty cost effective rather than purchasing premade labels at $20 sheets with purchase of 5 minimum.

    @andyalder, yeah, I wish I could automate the process much more, so I wouldnt have to be ordering pickups, placing stickers or taking inventory. Ill look into it, work smart not hard. ; )


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