exposed to cold temperatures, permit tape to return to equilibrium
by opening container and subjecting tape to operating environment for
a 24 hour period before using.
Tape should always be at room tempera-
ture before using.
Handle the tape carefully, and keep it covered to
protect it from dust and physical damage to the edges.
If the tape
has been exposed to dust it may be vacuumed or cleaned with a cloth
The cloth may be moistened with chemical Freon TF
if the dust and dirt does not remove easily. To prepare the tape for
storing, the tape should be wound evenly with low tension.
best accomplished by storing the tape after it has been used without
a high speed rewind.
Twisting the tape or creasing the tape should
be avoided, and the tape should not be touched on the recorded side.
Splicing a leader to each end of the tape will protect the tape and
the recorded information near the ends of the tape, allowing the full
length of the tape to be used for recording. Be sure to use an
approved splicing tape to prevent the exposed surface from sticking
Stored tape should be played periodically,
to adjacent layers of tape.
Any strain or
this improves its resistance to storage conditions.
l dhesion will be relieved and its life expectancy increased.
record head, capstan and guides should be cleaned as an additional
Make sure that the tape is "A" wound (with oxide in) when