Which adhesive labels should be used?
Using paper labels or even glueing plain paper onto the tape cartridge is a very bad idea which may damage your library or drive seriously.
IBM LTO specifications state clearly that The barcode label and associated adhesive shall have an environmental performance to match or exceed the environmental specifications of the cartridge to which it is applied. For this reason I personally use Avery Zweckform L4775-20 (amazon.de) Heavy Duty Polyester Labels which are weatherproof and durable between -20°C and +80°C without any problems for 2 years now.
Ready-To-Stick labels like Avery 6577 or OL173LP from onlinelabels.com are also supported now. For I don't have any of these labels I had no opportunity to test. So please let me know if the label dimensions fit.
Barcode recognition problems:
If your library has problems recognizing the barcodes correctly then it's most likely that the reflectivity of the printout is too high. In this case please try another laser printer. I had no problems printing these labels on HP LaserJet P2055DN (amazon.de), and HP LaserJet M2727nfs printers.
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