Dot matrix vs. laser printed labels

Doug Yanega dyanega at DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU
Mon Aug 5 13:15:25 CDT 1996

Darrel E. Snyder wrote:

>The degree to which this might be a problem
>probably depends somewhat on the nature of the paper used for labels--fused
>ink might adhere better on some paper than on others.

To toss in my two cents, this has been precisely my experience; I have
laser-printed labels on one type of paper which are quite intact after
nearly 10 years in alcohol now, but found that labels printed on the same
printer - but on different paper - floated off the minute they were placed
in alcohol. Clearly, the paper is one of the primary factors determining
how durable the lettering will be.

Doug Yanega       Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA      phone (217) 244-6817, fax (217) 333-4949
 affiliate, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Entomology

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