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Wherever possible, label the mount or matboard around the paper object. Where a paper object is without mount or matboard, writing the label directly on the object is required.
First and foremost, it is important to secure the right tools for the job. Labelling most paper is best undertaken with a 2B pencil and quality white eraser. This allows a visible label that will also erase easily with no trace left behind.
In the video below, Collections Technician Kelly Rennie demonstrates how to apply a label using pencil.
Pros of labelling with pencil:
Cons of labelling with pencil:
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