Shop Tip #262
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF
If you've peel
many labels from cardboard shipping boxes, you've certainly had the experience
of having some come off in little shreds that really resist your fingernails.
Try this trick. Score the cardboard lightly all around the label
with a razor blade or sharp knife, just cutting gently into the outer surface. Now,
when you peel the label, the outer layer of the cardboard will be induced
to separate, allowing the label to come off in one piece.