laser vs laserjet for herbarium labels

Lawrence Janeway lpjaneway at COMPUSERVE.COM
Tue Feb 16 11:31:50 CST 1999

  Does anyone know if laserjet printing is as good as laser printing for
herbarium labels?  Both kinds of printers are listed as "true laser," but=

I've seen some hint that while laser printers use heat to fuse the toner =
the paper, laserjet printers don't use heat in the fusing process.  Do I
have this right?  Do the different fusing methods affect the permanence o=
the ink on the paper?
  I'm not dealing with immersion in solvents here -- just typical herbari=
sheet environments, which may include fumigants (such as
para-dichlorobenzene or dichlorvos), freezing at -20C or microwaving, plu=
the usual need to not fade over perhaps hundreds of years.
  Thanks for your help.

Lawrence Janeway, Curator
Biological Sciences Herbarium (CHSC)
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515
lpjaneway at

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