Removing a packing-tape-over-plain-paper label is a trick, but one you can learn:
Take your box knife and cut down the middle of the label.
Lift from the cut paper in the middle toward the outside edges. Peel tape & label together.
Sheila Kennedy, C.H.O.
Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry
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As I see it, the issues with temporary labels are as follows:
- they have to be fairly easy to remove
- they can't wash off or smudge easily with dribbles
- they have to give sufficient chemical hazard info
The best solution would be labels printed on regular paper using an appropriate template with the correct hazard information and covered with a wide piece of transparent tape. If someone could find (or manufacture) transparent tape that could be removed more easily than packaging tape (and without leaving residue), I would love to know about it.
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