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Subject: Labels


From: Hilary A. Kaplan <hkaplan>
Date: Monday, June 11, 2001
We are interested in acquiring information about adhesive labels for
the exterior of boxes housing paper records.  Data on specific
labels for 1) general purposes: measuring approximately 3 x 3 inches
as well as those for 2) barcodes: a somewhat more diminutive
dimension is anticipated, would be greatly appreciated, along with
testing protocols that led to your decision to select particular

While conventional wisdom points to foil-backed labels (the foil
backing may do a better job of blocking access to the adhesive,
resulting in its slower oxidation and longer adhesion) Cathy Hawks
tells me she has witnessed the paper (containing the information)
sliding off the foil when in contact with water.

While we do not intend to rely solely on the adhesion of labels
(boxes will also be marked manually), it is possible that nearly
80,000 boxes will receive some type of label in the coming months.
We would therefore, benefit from any reliable, up-to-date
information you might share.

Hilary A. Kaplan
Georgia Department of Archives and History
330 Capitol Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
Fax: 404-651-8471

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 14, 2001
                        Message Id: cdl-15-3-022
Received on Monday, 11 June, 2001

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