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Re: [ARSCLIST] Paper leader tape
I don't believe that we have ever had the problem of sticky leader tape
here, and the only time I noted leader affected by static was with
cheap, thin red stuff. The heavier leader behaves fine. However, I
have been waiting for someone to mention that paper leader is
hygroscopic, a significant undesirable trait.
Susan T Stinson, Curator
Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive
Syracuse University Library
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
315-443-3477 / fax 443-4866
>>> tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1/10/2007 7:10 PM >>>
I agree with Richard. I don't mind redoing old splices but I do not
like tape being damaged by
plastic leader gone sticky. In my brief summer job career at a major
NYC studio, we got a batch of
3M plastic leader, the 2" variety, and it was manufactured so it would
do what sticky-shed tapes
do -- put gunk all over the tape path -- just from being run at normal
tension. 3M 2" machines are
not so easy to clean of this gunk. We went through 3 different orders
from 3 different suppliers
before we found leader tape that was back to normal. I believe 3M
acknowledged that some bad batches
got out, but don't quote me on that. This would have been summer of
1982. It was a well-known
problem at least in the NYC studio community at the time.
Agree with Ed Falk that paper leader rarely holds splicing tape over
time, but I'd much rather
replace a splice than lose a few seconds of content.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <arclists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Paper leader tape
> At 12:46 PM 2007-01-10, Ed Falk wrote:
>>John Bondurant wrote:
>>>Does anyone know of a reliable vendor for 1/4" paper leader tape? I
have had two vendors tell me
>>>they are out of stock and it looks like (in their opinion) that this
product has become obsolete.
>>IMHO, "reliable" and "paper leader tape" don't go in the same
sentence. I've had nothing but
>>misery with old tapes that were spliced with paper leader tape.
Something in the paper reacts
>>with the splicing tape and the glue fails in about 20 years. I have
not had this problem with
>>plastic leader tape.
>>In other words, yes, the product is obsolete.
> On the other hand, I've had several instances of oxide laminating to
3M plastic leader tape and
> ripping off the backing. "In the day" paper was preferred, though I
never understood why. Now I
> I have an adequate but not excessive stock of it for my use. Watch
ePay--it might show up again.
> Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
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