One solution -- time sink 42

Krembs, Jesse jkrembs at
Fri Feb 17 16:55:51 UTC 2012

My crappy PT-80 has this little slot in the top built for doing just works pseudo-magically!

Jesse Krembs - Data Network Architecture & Planning
FairPoint Communications | 800 Hinesburg Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kierstead, Wade [mailto:wade at] 
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 10:41 AM
To: 'Randy Bush'; 'North American Network Operators' Group'
Subject: One solution -- time sink 42

Here's a little trick that works really well for those types of labels.
Have you watched professional wrappers at Christmas time curling ribbon
with a  pair of scissors?  It works for removing the backing from the
labels as well.  Hold the backing of the label against the side of a
pair of scissors / knife / even a key with some sharper points on it,
and drag it across the edge.  This will make the ends separate a little
bit, allowing you to take hold and easily separate the pieces.

Check out this site that shows it being done with scissors if you've
never seen it 

Make sure it's the backing side being scraped across the scissors, not
the printed side.


-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy at]
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:09 PM
To: North American Network Operators' Group
Subject: time sink 42

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?



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