- Global Moderators
- Posts: 355
- Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:24 pm
- Location: Thailand
I print labels on my laser printer using the XLS files provided by the old forum. And acid-free paper you can buy online or at any office supply store. For any given page of labels I just copy/ paste locations with the date [blank area] 2022, and fill in the month/day with Pigma Micron 005 "Archival Ink" which you can get cheap on Amazon. This makes filling out labels very fast and easy.
As for longevity, I've worked with labels printed on the earliest printers, and they're still fine, though some are 50 years old. Contrast that with labels by even noted fathers of Lepidoptery who sometimes were lax with both paper and ink and the labels are losing legibility. When we combine the fading/running labels with the notebooks, it has sometimes been impossible to read the entry pointing to the notebook, whereas even on aging labels one can often figure out place-date.
Create an account or sign in to join the discussion
You need to be a member in order to post a reply
Create an account
Not a member? register to join our community
Members can start their own topics & subscribe to topics
It’s free and only takes a minute