I was wondering if anyone uses a labeling system like one of those hand held 'Brother' labelers and if they have an acid free option for sticking labels to media...?
This maybe better asked on an art forum, but in cataloging artwork of different media I can pretty much use anything to stick labels on the sides of canvas, or the back. But for drawings, prints and painting on board it is another matter. Ideally I could find a label as small as 1/8" wide to label some of the smaller paintings on board and be able to view the label from the side. There will be some media though like drawings that I'd want to label on the front, off to the edge of course and covered by a matte, but still on the paper itself, so acid free and a temporary stick would be ideal. Even if we decide to label on the back acid free would be ideal. Another option is to put every single drawing in a sleeve, or keep a referral list with each portfolio. We just have so many of them it's easy to lose track.
In a related comment: With taking pictures of hundreds of artworks I've been thinking about how to catalog and keep everything organized. I used to name images by their title, like: "Winter Trees - 22x30 - Oil on Canvas.jpg". But there is more information I need to add and instead I've decided to go with a catalog number for every item. My plan is to then create a database with with everything; catalog number, horizontal size, vertical size, title, medium, subject, year, even down to most used colors. Among other things a website will be created and all users will be able to search galleries for specific sizes, subjects, colors, etc... That is the plan, but I thought I'd float it out there in case anyone has comments or ideas.