Fluorescent Brother TZe Tape
I was looking through the selection of TZe tapes available and thought to myself, "I wonder what the fluorescent tapes look like under an ultra violet light", so I searched the web. Much to my disappointment I couldn't find a single image of what any of the TZe tapes looked like under a UV light. A few days later the UV torch we ordered turned up in the post. Below I have setup five tapes with their respective part numbers printed on them. The first one is the flexible version of the ever-so-popular 12mm black on white. I was curious to see what the white tape looks like under UV as some whites react to the light, but most do not. The second tape is the matte lime green which I thought looked like it might react well. The third label is the matte pink that once again, I thought this might glow beautifully. Label number four is the first of the two fluorescent tapes; orange. And lastly we have the fluorescent yellow. The labels are setup under a white light and then the UV light. Click anywhere on the image to see the comparison of the white and UV light.
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[sciba leftsrc="http://www.labelzone.co.uk/pub/media/blog/IMG_2154.png" leftlabel="White Light" rightsrc="http://www.labelzone.co.uk/pub/media/blog/IMG_2155.png" rightlabel="UV Light" mode="horizontal"]The first three labels don't have anything to them. The pink becomes less legible than the white and green. The orange becomes a brighter orange and the yellow seems to go green. The digital camera doesn't give these labels justice at all as some image sensors won't see ultra violet like we do (UV can appear to contaminate all the colours in a photo, but that's another matter). To the eyes of you or me, the yellow is bright yellow but under the UV exposure, it is more of a slightly washed-out lime green. It's nice to see that Brother even went to the effort of making the labels on the cassettes fluorescent too. (Image 2)