time sink 42

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Thu Feb 16 22:17:11 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Auer" <kauer at biplane.com.au>

> If you can't find such tape for your model of label maker, you will need
> fingernails and either a very good sense of touch or good eyesight.
> Fold one of the corners of the label, just a tiny corner, back towards
> the backing paper, then forward. The backing paper will come off that
> tiny corner. Use the aforementioned fingernails to get under the label
> at that point. It's usually easier to grip the label than the backing
> paper, because the label is a little sticky underneath.
> Some people say you should fold forward then back. Some people use a
> penknife instead of a fingernail.

It matters which way you bend, because of the relative stiffness of the
paper and the plastic; you have to bend *towards* the paper, which will stay
folded, away from the plastic.

And I have effectively no fingernails, and that method works well enough for

-- jra
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