Splicing the Tape, Simplified
If stored in original boxes,
types, never store unprotected tapes.
Do not stack boxes hori-
stand each box edgewise on the shelve.
If boxes are stacked horizontally,
zontally one on top of the other.
the accumulated weight will distort the plastic reels and may damage
the edges of the tape.
Keep all recorded tapes away from magnetic
fields; the magnetic field may erase information on tape. DO not
store in cabinets with magnetic latches or near motors or transformers
with strong l agnetic fields.
It is best not to store tape where
extremes of temperature or humidity occur.
Ideally the storing
temperature should be from 60 to 80 degrees F and the relative hu-
midity from 40 to 50%. The use of chemical drying or humidifying
agents is not recommended.
If tape with cellulose acetate tape
becomes brittle or dry, place the reel in a closed container with
l moistened sponge for a 24 hour period.
Do not allow the moisture
to come in contact with the tape.
If the tape is to be used in high
temperature areas, select a tape with a polyester base. If tape