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LTO Barcode-Label-Generator

This is a free online generator for LTO Ultrium Tape Barcode Labels.

Usage:

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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Generator:

Library type Manufacturer of your Library
Tape type Media type of your tapes
prefix or suffix fixed string (5 chars max.)
StartStarting number of your labels. Prefix + Number = 6 digits max.
Quantity160 labels per request max.
Check Digitinclude check digit in barcode
Text orientation horizontal vertical orientation of the human readable text
Text scaling factor scaling factor for changing the size of the human readable text
values > 1 increase font size, values < 1 decrease fontsize
Color scheme monochrome (optional prefix/suffix color: )
full colors only colored numbers
Stock label type if you need another label template please let me know!
horizontal offsethorizontal offset (left/right) in millimeters (+/-)
vertical offsetvertical offset (up/down) in millimeters (+/-)
horizontal whitespaceadds a whitespace between labels in millimeters (3 mm max., no negative values)
debug modeoverlays every page with a millimeter grid

Sample Labels:
For samples please see the sample page.

Restrictions of the generator:
To prevent robots using this generator and creating excessive load on the server you have to wait 20 seconds between two requests. Also you cannot generate more than 160 labels per request.

Suggestions:
If you have any suggestions for enhancing the generator please let me know. Maybe I will try to implement it.

Donations:
Although this service is free, donations are highly appreciated. You may donate via PayPal or Flattr. Also it's possible to support me by buying products from the German- or US-Amazon store via one of my affiliate links mentioned above.

3rd party components:
This generator is using Barcode Writer in Pure PostScript.

Privacy:
Except the common logging of the webserver itself NO additional personal data is stored on the server. Your Ip address is stored for 24 hours max as a non reversible sha256 hash. Additionally statistical and non expiring data is stored for every label generation. This record consists only of a timestamp, how many labels were requested and for which media type. If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
This page is also available via https: https://www.orakelblog.de/tools/lto.html

Terms of Use:
THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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