Re: Slide labelling

From:Aidan Schurr

Hi Terry,

This is exactly what we do.  Our labels are "Matt Vinyl Primax Glassine" - don't know what this means, but I sourced them through the same people I use to print my sequential numbers for the specimens (they're just a local printing company that specialises in labels).  They cut them to size for us, and come in rolls of about 500 lines (of four labels each).  Cheap too!  We print them using a small "Eltron" label printer with a resin ribbon (this is important to keep the print on) directly from our computerised worksheet.  Nice and Easy.  They are stain and solvent resistant and stay on well right through the staining process.   Big time savings, decrease in translocation errors, and prettier too!

Best of luck



aidan schurr
section head, histology
hutt valley district health board
lower hutt
new zealand
++64 4 570 9173

>>> "Coaker, Terry"  31/07/2001 >>>
Does anyone use slide labels that are resistant to solvents and stains, that
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)


Terry Coaker

Chief Biomedical Scientist
Cellular Pathology
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP 
0191 282 4445


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