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Subject: Scotch Removable Magic Tape

Scotch Removable Magic Tape

From: Dan Johnston <djohnsto>
Date: Thursday, December 1, 1994
Geoffrey I. Brown <geoffrey.i.brown [at] um__cc__umich__edu> writes

>Scotch removable Magic Tape (blue box) or Post-It notes are not safe for
>extended application to archival materials. [etc]

As a copy photographer who makes slides from illustrations in books, I
see frequent use of Post-it notes for marking. I don't think Geoffrey
Brown goes nearly far enough in urging caution with so-called
"removable" adhesives and archival materials. When I remove a Post-it
from a glossy paper, then place plate glass over the paper to hold it
flat for photography, a very substantial smudge of greasy adhesive
transfers to the glass from the place where the Post-it had been stuck.
Also, I have encountered some Post-it-style notes which were very
difficult to remove even from paper in good condition, because the
adhesive was unusually strong.

Dan Johnston

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