I'm on this side of the poison diet. An additinal aid of hold down tape
(ifd done with consistancy) is to tell the next user if the tape is heads or
tails out by affixing it to the top(heads) or bottom (tails) of the reel.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hold Down Tape
> At 02:32 PM 2008-01-17, Richard Warren wrote:
>>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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