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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Isopropanol (a.k.a. isopropyl alcohol) dissolves some inks including Sharpie and won't hurt the plastic. I'd try it before resorting to acetone or nail polish remover.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Labelling machines use a almost perfect adhesive tape replacement/ covering: just needs to be cut to size.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    I just tested ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, goo gone, de solv it, orange cleaner, windex, and acetone. Acetone works to remove Sharpie from those white strips. Alcohol only removed a little with scrubbing.
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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    I just tested ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, goo gone, de solv it, orange cleaner, windex, and acetone. Acetone works to remove Sharpie from those white strips. Alcohol only removed a little with scrubbing.
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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    I just snip off little sections of colored electrical tape to indicate different film types, then use a Sharpie pen if anything more specific needs to be added to the label.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Brother P-touch label maker. Two lines of text printed on 12mm (0.47") and cut to fit. Easy to read and looks professionally done. Personally prefer black text on yellow background tape.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Another excellent idea. I have some PEC cleaner on hand, so I will try that too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulophot View Post
    PEC film cleaner might also work, but maybe not if the writing is very old.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Thanks Drew!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    I just snip off little sections of colored electrical tape to indicate different film types, then use a Sharpie pen if anything more specific needs to be added to the label.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    That is a good idea Greg.

    Thank you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Brother P-touch label maker. Two lines of text printed on 12mm (0.47") and cut to fit. Easy to read and looks professionally done. Personally prefer black text on yellow background tape.

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    Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Hi, thank you. I have come to this conclusion as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    Labelling machines use a almost perfect adhesive tape replacement/ covering: just needs to be cut to size.

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