Floppy Disk Labels with Good Adheasive?

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 58 min ago
Joined: Dec 19 2003 - 18:53
Posts: 890
Floppy Disk Labels with Good Adheasive?

So, like many here I imagine, I have labeled my floppy disks (both 5.25" and 3.5") with the labels that came with the disks and those are fine, but not easily run through a printer, and they have a certain look (usually with horizontal lines for hand writing above).  I have also tried to use printer-friendly label sheets to make nice typewritten/graphiced labels.   But the adheasive on those is terrible and they don't stick well to the plastic surfaces of the disk shells, especially the pebble-textured 5.25" floppies.Has anyone here found a good source of printable, high-adheasion labels that work well on floppy disks?

I suppose that this topic also applies to Apple III's, but mostly is an Apple II topic, so I put it in this forum.

Online
Last seen: 1 hour 33 min ago
Joined: Jul 28 2018 - 04:29
Posts: 53
First of all, my experience

First of all, my experience is that the Disks should be cleaned before you put a label on it (I am using IPA for the purpose and let it dry a while before putting labels on.

 

The best experience I made with labels from dedicated label printers (Zebra Label Printer). But there are several ones for laser printers, too... i.e. "device inventory stickers" (mostly grey/silver surface) or poliester stickers are very sticky, too. Do NOT got for paper labels.

Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 50 min ago
Joined: Dec 20 2003 - 10:38
Posts: 447
I’ve been using a Dymo label

I’ve been using a Dymo label printer for a couple of years. I haven’t had any problems with the labels yet. It’s a thermal printer so it’s B&W

Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 39 min ago
Joined: Apr 26 2016 - 08:36
Posts: 30
Personally I label my

Personally I label my diskettes with a Brother Label Maker printer - the one with little tape cassettes.

It makes a nice neat label, is easily removable and doesn't come off unless you want it to.

 

If you want adhesive paper labels that you cna ru through a laser or inkjet printer, what about these:

https://www.avery.com/blank/labels/94205

 

Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 58 min ago
Joined: Dec 19 2003 - 18:53
Posts: 890
Avery Labels Have poor Adheasive

Avery labels have terrible adhesive. Even on boxes I burnish the heck out of them and then cover them with a piece of clear plastic tape to make sure they stick (although burnishing them in place would probably actually do it just fine). However that is not sufficient for the heavily textured surface of a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk.

Log in or register to post comments