[sclug] Label printers - archival properties

Will Dickson wrd at glaurung.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 27 17:04:12 UTC 2007

Peter Brewer wrote:

> My main concern is that all these sort of label printers appear to be 
> thermal printers.  The labels we'll be printing are for  keeping track 
> of samples in storage and so they need to be pretty stable and last for 
> many years.  From what I've read thermal prints can fade worryingly 
> quickly.

Depending on whether you're dealing with smaller or larger values of 
"many" you might need to worry about the paper as well - AIUI 
non-acid-free paper doesn't last that brilliantly either.


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