Dot matrix printers

Delprete, Piero pdelprete at NYBG.ORG
Tue Feb 24 17:28:32 CST 2004

 These two messages about pens with permanent ink reminded me of the
specimens labels made with dot matrix printers. I noticed that some herbaria
are still using this kind of printers, and I can assure you that those
labels will fade away within a few decades. Some of them are already
difficult to read.

Piero Delprete

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Leech
Sent: 2/24/2004 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: Cheap, fadeless permanent ink ballpoint pens

A word of caution with India Ink and related inks.  DO NOT freeze.
If these inks are frozen, then they will not be permanent.  Water and/or
alcohol will make the labelling "run".
Robin Leech

----- Original Message -----
From: <Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:10 AM
Subject: Cheap, fadeless permanent ink ballpoint pens

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