A DLT tape label sheet. Every label contains folding instructions.
Linear Tape-Open cartridges come in several different types and capacities. Except for the write protect ‘switch’, the entire front of the cartridge can take an adhesive label. No origami tricks here, you'll have to print the labels on self-adhesive stock. Again, use high quality stock for longevity. (some tape libraries get hot)
Just use a guillotine or scissors to cut the labels and stick on the tape cartridges. Yes, it's a bit of extra work compared to the pre-printed labels but if that's a greater concern you're already using high quality pre-printed labels, or should.
The LTO labels have just two areas:
Your choice is either PDF or PostScript.
PDF is probably what you want for a quick job. You know it, it works well. If in doubt, go for that.
PostScript is the native language for the labels. If you want to modify the script or print your own labels without resorting to using this tool, download a postscript label and go through the file. Look for the
/codes definition and alter it as required. Since the label file is a PostScript program, it will adjust the number of pages automatically.
The PostScript program for printing the labels is a true program: it generates pages in a loop. It lacks the magic comments that identify page numbers since the same code generates all the pages. Most modern PostScript or PDF browsers won't be able to page through the file. They will probably display just the last page. Using plain Ghostscript via the
gs command or printing the labels will work fine though.
No specific self-adhesive or label stock is supported. For our LTO labels, we found full-page A4 labels, printed the labels and cut them with scissors.
Eight-digit barcodes aren't supported, although it would be easy to do so.
Code 39 checksums aren't supported.
In the PDF files, the QR codes can appear blurred at some zoom levels.