Re: Cassette tags

From:N Kenneison <>

Confused why not just put the number on the cassette sloped edge or even
write on the side of the cassette.

In message <>, Laurie Colbert
<> writes
>I am curious to find out if there are many people out there who are
>using the number tags to put the accession number on blocks.  We are
>using them here, and we find them a real pain.  It is harder to embed
>because you have to set the tag in just the right position so that it
>doesn't sink into the melted paraffin in the block.  Often, the paraffin
>build-up where the tag sits on the edge of the cassette edge is too
>thick, so that when we go to cut the block it will not fit into the
>block holder properly.  Then we either have to sit the block on our hot
>plate to melt the paraffin or cut the very edges of the tags.  It is
>also a pain to file and retrieve blocks because you cannot see the
>We are going to experiment with putting the tag on the area of the block
>where you write the number, but I am afraid the tags are going to fall
>I would appreciate any ideas, suggestions, and/or comments from others
>who are using the tags.
>Laurie Colbert
>Huntington Memorial Hospital
>Pasadena, CA

N Kenneison

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