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    Cheap Packing Tape as a Protective Layer for Labels

    Even flimsy packing tape makes a decent protective covering for paper labels. The problem is that this stuff easily wrinkles and forms bubbles as it is applied. Here is a trick for keeping it much smoother.

    If you are interested, please, click here.

    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.

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    As I read it: you used the water's surface tension to hold the tape flat onto the glass plate, then you flipped the glass plate and laid the thus flattened tape onto the label already affixed to the black plate smoothing it into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbourjaily View Post
    As I read it: you used the water's surface tension to hold the tape flat onto the glass plate, then you flipped the glass plate and laid the thus flattened tape onto the label already affixed to the black plate smoothing it into place.
    I don’t flip the glass. I mash the plate with label on it down on the tape bedded in a thin layer of water.

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    As I use my label maker fairly frequently, I will use this technique, so thank you!
    I didn’t understand what your referring to as “finish” however. 6 drops of what?
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    “Finish” is the name of a product I use in my dish washer.

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    A drop or two of liquid dish soap should work as well. When applying decals to race cars and karts, I use a quart spray bottle with water and a couple drops of dish soap. It helps to position the decal without it sticking, then I use a squeegee and heat gun to smooth them out if needed.

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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Label Protector to our Miscellaneous category,
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