RE: Slide labelling

From:Histonet <>

Dear Histonet,
Dear Histonet,

DAKO redesigned the Seymour labels due to customer feedback.  Here are the
improvements that were implemented that enhance the performance of the
labels when exposed to xylene and heat.

* The Seymour Label adhesive was improved to withstand longer exposure to
xylene, especially after heat treatment. This is a dramatic improvement over
the previous formulation, and we have virtually eliminated adhesive
dissolving from the labels.

* The label stock was improved to provide a brighter label that is more
stain resistant to typical stains used in IHC, Special Stains and ISH.  This
will allow the labels to be easy to read, and look clean.

If you plan to soak the slides in xylene for extended amounts of time (In
excess of 30 minutes), lowering the level of xylene so that the label is not
directly exposed will improve the performance of the labels.

Danielle Mach
Technical Service Specialist
DAKO Corporation

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimberly Carter []
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:40 AM
Cc: 'Histonet'
Subject: Re: Slide labelling

I have been using the DAKO labeling system for 2 years. One thing you need
to be

aware of is that although the writing on the label is resistant to solvents,

glue on the back of the label is not. You have to keep your levels of
low enough not to come into contact with the label, especially any xylene
includes longer exposure to xylene fumes also). The glue becomes goo and
seep out and down the slide. Otherwise, I agree with Tim Morken's accessment
the label maker.

Kim Carter
OSU Medical Center
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, Ohio

"Morken, Tim" wrote:

> The DAKO Seymour slide label system would meet your needs perfectly. It
> be installed on any Windows computer. The printer and software is from
> The labels are thermal-printed  and then covered with a plastic flap. They
> are totally resistant to any histology lab solutions and solvents. The
> drawback is that each label must be typed into the system, although there
> some flexibility for repeating labels and lines.
> This system is cheaper than the slide etching systems, although those are
> very good also (we have both).
> Tim Morken
> CDC, Atlanta
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Coaker, Terry []
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:00 AM
> To: 'Histonet'
> Subject: Slide labelling
> Does anyone use slide labels that are resistant to solvents and stains,
> can be computer generated, and affixed to the slide at the waterbath ?  I
> would like to eliminate the slide labelling step after staining (time
> consuming and a potential source of error)
> Thankyou
> Terry Coaker
> Chief Biomedical Scientist
> Cellular Pathology
> R

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