We use #36 Byron Weston Archival Linen Xerographic Paper which goes through printers with ease, and takes the color well for our zoogeographic codes. We support the headers with a pin on each side: .


Jim Liebherr

James K. Liebherr

Curator & Professor

Cornell University Insect Collection c/o Department of Entomology

2144 John and Anna Comstock Hall

129 Garden Avenue

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-2601 U.S.A.

Ph. 1-607-255-4507


On 7/12/2016 4:20 PM, Theresa Dellinger wrote:
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Hi all,

The Virginia Tech Insect Collection is looking at replacing the header cards for its pinned specimens. The standard 65 lb cardstock that we use for our pinned labels feels a bit flimsy when inserted into a unit tray as a header card. I'd prefer to use something sturdier along the lines of 80 lb (about the weight of a business card) or 110 lb cardstock (more like an index card). Does anyone have a recommendation? Are there any issues we should take into consideration with cutting these weights or having them fray on the edges?

-Tree Dellinger
Collections Manager
Virginia Tech Insect Collection
Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech