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Subject: Barcoding Labelling artifacts

Barcoding Labelling artifacts

From: John Boral <b2bdirect>
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 1995
Ian Batterham <preserve [at] aa__gov__au> writes

>we have recently been contemplating the use
>of barcodes for the identification of material in our holdings. One
>concern with the systems currently available is that a barcode is on
>a sticky label of one sort or another.


M. Jay Stottman <mjstot00 [at] ukcc__uky__edu> writes

>I have a query concerning the labeling of artifacts.  Has anyone
>considered using laser printed numbers on acid free avery

I'm presently representing Gaylord Bros. in Syracuse NY  and have
been asked several times over the last few months for "archival
quality" laser labels. To my knowledge, Avery Corp. does not produce
laser printer labels on archival quality stock with acrylic
adhesives. We will develop a product line but would like suggestions
on the label sizes folks would like to see. We will develop the
label from our acid-free label material coated with a pressure
sensitive acrylic adhesive. Please note that "foil back"  label
stock will usually not feed in a laser printer and creates havoc
with the laser when it does.

We have developed a line of sheet & pin feed labels that will stick
to paper and board materials, even after the "sticky" adhesive is
long gone. These labels actually bond to the surface and get
stronger with age. Copies of test results recently done with the
Image Permanence Institute are available.

For more information, test results or requested label sizes, please contact

John Boral
B2B Direct Inc.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:41
                Distributed: Saturday, November 11, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-41-013
Received on Wednesday, 8 November, 1995

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