[sclug] Label printers - archival properties

Benjamin Johnson bafjohnson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 19:54:54 UTC 2007

I have no specific suggestions - but surely some kind of impact printer -
using foil or suchlike makes most sense and is likely to last longest.



On 27/08/07, Will Dickson <wrd at glaurung.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
> Will.

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