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Re: time sink 42
From: Mark Foster <blakjak () blakjak net>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:12:15 +1300

On 17/02/12 10:08, Randy Bush wrote:
ok, this is horribly pragmatic, but it's real.  yesterday i was in the
westin playing rack and stack for five hours.  an horrifyingly large
amount of my time was spent trying to peel apart labels made on my
portable brother label tape maker, yes peeling the backing from a little
label so remote hands could easily confirm a server they were going to

is there a trick?  is there a (not expensive) different labeling machine
or technique i should use?


Many label makers (including Brother) use tapes that have a split up the
middle of the back layer, so you can peel it off half-at-a-time and not
fight with finding edges, etc.

Otherwise I suppose it's just a case of finding the knack.  My label
maker is of the cheaper variety and the tape i've been getting for it
doesn't have the back-split, so I get to fight with it on the occasion
that the knack doesn't seem to work...


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