Shai, I agree with Mark and Tom. I had 114 reels in a recent project--and the client was doing the transfers, I was only doing the baking. I had to bake these for 48+ hours, so I gave them 32 tapes a week from the baking process. With the exception of one reel of 3M tape, which they returned and I baked for three normal batches...cutting down by one the number of reels in the normal batches. I used two food dehydrators with 8 trays each. These were 1/2" tapes on metal 10.5" reels. It seems as if you have your work cut out for you with that many tapes. Cheers, Richard On 2011-01-09 9:14 AM, Mark Donahue wrote: > Sha, > 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, > Mark Donahue > Soundmirror, Inc. > Boston MA > > 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? >> Sha >> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.