RE: Re Pens for labelling slides and cassettes

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From:"Ford, Judi {Path~Palo Alto}" <JUDI.FORD@ROCHE.COM>
To:'Clarke Ian' <>, histonet <>
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I just did a processor test on a Pigma Micro Pen and it came out without any
fading.  I also tested them in staining and they faded only a little bit as
compared to the Shurmark.  The trick is to make sure the slides/cassettes
are dry after writing on them. Anyway, I think you can get them at StatLabs.
Good Luck!

Judi Ford
Palo Alto, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Clarke Ian []
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 22, 2000 1:34 PM
> To:	histonet
> Subject:	Re Pens for labelling slides and cassettes
> Dear Histonetters,
>                                I am looking for a pen that is able to
> write
> on twin frosted slides , we use pencil on these slides at the minute but
> find lab numbers hard to read sometimes .  We have tried the Shurmark  pen
> ;
> Sharpie industrial fine and extra fine markers and Shandons slide pen.The
> Sharpie  is fine for the superfrost slides and cassettes but comes off the
> twin frosted slides.The Shurmark  is also fine for cassettes and
> superfrost
> slides but is only slightly better than the Sharpie in that it appears to
> have faded when used on the twin frosted slides .Shandons pen is only good
> for the superfrost slides and it also dries out very quickly. Does anyone
> know of another type of pen please forward details.
> thanking you
> Ian Clarke
> Histopathology/Cytology Department
> Craigavon Area Hospital
> UK

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