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Re: Reading Illegible Plant Tags


>>I have two white plastic tags originally marked with lead (graphite) 
>>pencil, #2 I suppose. The marks are faintly visible to the naked eye, 
>>but not legible. My usual technique for reading labels in this condition 
>>is to dampen them and place them under a "black" light. But this trick 
>>is not working.
     Hi, Don,
     I've heard that labels might be legible under indirect sunlight when viewed 
     through a polarizing lens (not-too-dark sunglasses might work). You may 
     have to experiment with various label angles and lens orientation.
     Another method might be to try to photocopy the labels using different 
     copier darkness settings.

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