Herbarium Labels

Monique Reed monique at bio.tamu.edu
Tue Oct 27 12:54:28 EST 1998

Please don't use standard paper.  It is NOT acid free and degrades rapidly.  
You can buy acid-free paper from many sources.  

You can print labels from any word-processing program, or you can type them if 
you have a carbon-film ribbon (not one of the old cloth ones).  A friend of 
mine is getting good results with a program that keeps her field log and 
prints the labes from the database info--including a county map of the state 
which can be colored in.  I think this may be Access-based.  She gets 3 labels 
per sheet; the printing center can do the custom perfs.

Monique Reed
TAMU Herbarium Botanist.


>Until embarrassingly recently, we printed the few herbarium labels we
>needed for classes that did collections with a stand-alone program (running
>on an Epson under CPM!).  It used a pin-feed printer and I think we had
>label-sized acid-free pin-feed forms but I'm sure nobody remembers what the
>source was.  How do real taxonomists print herbarium labels these days?
>Are there herbarium-label templates for, say, Microsoft Word running around
>somewhere?  What's good paper for labels? Should we just print a batch of
>labels on 8.5x11 paper and cut it up?

>All suggestions welcomed!


>William E. Williams
>Biology Department, St. Mary's College of Maryland
>St. Mary's City, MD 20686 USA
>WEWilliams at osprey.smcm.edu

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