>I wonder if you could make a spacer to push the tape away from the >erase head .. or if you're not too worried about the erase head, try putting some layers of adhesive tape over the erase head itself (or card taped on or similar) for precision control of fade time... I've never tried it but it sounds plausable :-) Cheers, Robin. ==================================================================== The contents and any attachments of this electronic mail message are confidential and intended only for the named addressees. Dissemination, forwarding, publication or other use of the message or attachments by any unauthorised person is strictly prohibited. Unless stated to the contrary, any opinions expressed in this message are personal and may not be attributed to AXA Sun Life or any member of the AXA Group of Companies. Internet e-mails are not necessarily secure. AXA Group does not accept responsibility for changes made to this message after it was sent.