Re: slide labeling

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To:Adrienne Vair <>,
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There is a pen out there that works wonderfully for slides, cassettes and
whatever else you want to mark-------and they don't dry out!!!!!  We get
them through our office supply catalog(U.S. Office Products), but I have
seen them in office supply stores also.  They are made by Sanford and they
are industrial strength.  They are called Sharpie Industrial Markers (they
must be the industrial type or they won't stay on through the alcohols and
xylenes).  The description says it is permanent ink that resists most
chemical washes, ultra-violet light and extreme heat.  We have been using
them for about 4 years and love them.  In our area they cost about $1.09
each but well worth it!!! Hope you can find them in your areas!!!!

Dawn Schneider
Howard Young Medical Center
Woodruff, WI

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From: Adrienne Vair <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 11:58 PM
Subject: RE: slide labeling

>I too have had some problems with these pens unfortunately I haven't been
>able to find much else. One suggestion that we have found helpful, make
>the caps are on "tightly" and store them upright cap end down.
>Adrienne Vair MLT/BMLSc
>Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
>Medicine Hat, AB
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Renee Escalona []
>>Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 9:39 AM
>>Subject: slide labeling
>>Fellow histonetters,
>>We've been having problems with our slide labeling.  We currently use
>>to label them.  However, after continuous handling of the slides, the lead
>>eventually starts to fade which is no big surprise.  At one time we tried
>>using those Histoprep pens made by Fisher but they often dried out before
>>got a decent amount of use from them.  Did we just have a bad lot or has
>>anyone else had problems with these pens?  Also, can anyone suggest a
>>different type of pen that withstands the staining procedure?
>>Thanks in advance,
>>Renee Escalona, BS, HTL(ASCP)
>>Veterinary Laboratory Technologist
>>TX Vet. Med. Diag. Lab
>>College Station, TX
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