RE: Xylene Resistent Labels
would suggest direct labeling on the cassette and slide. The new sakura will do
that one both, and I think the TBS labeler will as well.
We are looking for
a label that will remain intact on cassettes after processing as well
slides after staining. Our
lab is wanting to go to a bar coding system so cassettes will need to
be labeled with the bar code as well as human
tried labels on cassettes as well as slides?
Eli Lilly and Company
01/29/2003 12:24 PM
Subject: RE: Xylene Resistent
We are looking for the "perfect label" to suit our needs
wondering if there is one? I just received 3 types of sample
Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. www.eiminc.com
them out yesterday putting labels on two sets of slides. One set
placed in the oven (as we would place slides in the oven to dry) while
other set was not heated. I didn't notice a difference in the two sets
after going through the H&E stain line that would have been caused by
heating. Heating didn't seem to effect the adhesive.
There were labels
marked "XyResist" and although they came through the
Xylene OK they took
up the stain colors.
Other labels, called "717 XyRepel" were preprinted and
had a coating over
the written part and worked wonderfully. The preprinted
part my be the
problem in this lab.
A third type of label had a clear
laminate that you applied after the
labels were printed. This worked well
however there was some stain that
remained around the edges.
the labels you need a thermal transfer printer - cost is @$560 and
transfer ribbons were $12 and could print about 3500 labels. Then there
the software and you can get real fancy with software so the price
on what software you choose.
We are still evaluating and so far
have only tried these samples. If
anybody else out there has a label to
suggest please do so. We are looking
for a low cost slide labeling system
since we are a low volume lab.
I just excitedly purchased xylene
resistant labels, but have learned the ink
is not heat resistant!
xylene, heat resistant ink, label withstands both? Thanks, j
Saint Joseph's Hospital of
Andrea Grantham, HT(ASCP) Dept. of Cell Biology & Anatomy
: Sr. Research Specialist University
of Arizona :
AHSC 4212) P.O. Box 245044
520-626-4415) Tucson, AZ 85724-5044
: (FAX: 520-626-2097)
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