Sample labels

Les Watling watling at
Fri Jan 21 19:54:11 EST 2000

There was some discussion on this topic a few years ago on the 
Crustacean list-server, I think.  Nevertheless, we routinely print labels (to 
be used in vials containing alcohol (up to 95%) or formalin) with a 
Brother HL-660 laser printer.  We design our labels in Excel and print 
them on 20 lb. 100% cotton paper.  We have never had to bake them in 
an oven, or any of the other things that have been suggested in the past.  
The labels get printed, cut, and used.  No fuss, no muss.  And no loss of 
ink from the label after a couple of years in alcohol.  I suspect that any 
modern laser printer will do the job.  The ink gets set in the paper with 
enough heat to make it permanent.  

Hope this helps,
Les Watling
Professor of Oceanography, and
Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation
School of Marine Sciences
Darling Marine Center
University of Maine
Walpole, ME 04573
Ph: 207-563-3146, x248
Fax: 207-563-8407
e-mail: watling at

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