Several days ago, LaserMotive put up an entry on their blog describing a tear that had developed in their test ribbon and asking for people to comment on how they thought it might be fixed.
I wrote on my blog, slightly tongue-in-cheek, that this would be a perfect job for duct tape, but later, on the LaserMotive website, put up my real suggestion (basically sewing it back together).
LaserMotive has now documented how they have fixed this problem. Click here to see both their temporary and permanent solution.
(Picture from the LaserMotive blog. Click on it or visit their blog to view a larger version.)