|Re: Labelling HP41/67/97 magnetic cards|
Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 28 Aug 2010, 11:27 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Dieter
I usually follow the manufacturer suggestion, so, based on the HP82104A manual, I'd not try adhesive labels on it. I am also taking into consideration the fine adjustment available with the pressure roller, and I think it is almost as fine as a paper thickness. Should check.
I use CD markers and have achieved good results. If you are actually going to remove the existing labels, I'd suggest backing their contents up (read all cards, save their contents into another media like disk, tape, MLDL2000 RAM, CLONIX series and related HEPAX stuff, then save it into the computer) prior to any cleaning procedure. Just in case... Then perform the cleaning and new labeling and check if contents are still valid.
I have cards written in the 80's that were all backed up about eight years ago. Most of the original cards still retain their contents, others I had to rewrite and just two of them (amongst 80) are lost.
Hope this gives you some perspective.
Edited: 28 Aug 2010, 11:35 a.m.