The solution is so simple..just take two inches of the tape, hold the end down
and use one small piece of splicing tape to adhere it to the side of the reel.
The tape is tight and unless you use crap splicing tape, there's no damage and
it's easily removed. I do this whenever I'm shipping tapes. You can also use
(gasp) regular Scotch Magic Tape IF..IF..IF..you're attaching it to leader and
not to actual magnetic tape.
And I shoot people who use masking tape.
And I boil people who pull the end of the tape down INSIDE the reel and crack
all the edges.
Richard L. Hess wrote:
> At 02:32 PM 2008-01-17, Richard Warren wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> The Grinch in me sees this discussion and harks back to research for
>> the AAA Committee that resulted in our recommending against the use of
>> any sort of hold-down or splicing tape (except for temporary use of
>> splicing tape to make or extend leaders that are too short for a tape
>> player) because of the danger of bleeding adhesives (and I've never
>> found any type of splicing or hold-down tape that did not bleed goo
>> onto tape surfaces or that was peelable without some sort of deposit
>> or damage). I wish my experience were more helpful, but facts are facts.
> From another Grinchly Richard:
> --Shipping tapes without hold down is very risky as the outer wraps
> may come unwound
> --I have received far too many tapes with damage to the outer 20+
> turns due to them becoming unwound. It also appears that loosely wound
> wraps of tape are more likely to dry out and cup.
> I fear it's a matter of picking your poison. Whatever you do, please do
> not use the 3M white plastic hold-down clips--at least in the mode where
> they go over the tape pack and often cause edge damage.
> Richard (aka Richard d'Grinch II)
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