The real question here is: why would you bake the tapes prior to transfer?
There is virtually no benefit to baking tapes that will sit back in an
archive,as they will gradually return bake to their pre-baking
sticky condition. If the reels are all pancakes, then we just flip them onto
a flange to bake.
Our workflow in this regard is to bake in small batches, just enough to
transfer in the next day or two. That way the tapes have reached their most
stable state for the transfer.
If you have 15,000 sticky tapes to transfer, how long is the project going
to take? If you haven't already done it, you should get a couple of decent
sized process ovens, which will allow you to bake 50 or 60 tapes at a time
and be able to monitor the temperature over long periods.
All the best,
2011/1/9 Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>
> Has anyone tried to bake tapes in the boxes? I usually bake them outside
> the boxes but now I have about 15,000 tapes to bake and taking them out of
> the boxes and putting them back in will be time consuming and could make
> for a switch between boxes and tapes. What do you think?