It turns out the 6mm (1/4″) tape for the brother p-touch PT-1230PC computer controlled label maker is just about perfect for labeling PDIP ICs. I whipped up a small program to generate images from the chip pinouts and control the printer in raw mode to create labels.
Next step is to put a QR code on there that links to the data sheets.
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A link to the very rough code is here, you will probably have to modify it to suit your situation: chip_ptouch.tar.gz
I have updated the tarball above to include printer control code generator to print the pngs in raw mode, more chips, and a README with sample usage.