RE: solvent resistent labels

From:"Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D."

I used a Dremel vibrating engraver ($30) to scribe the label into the
glass itself.  This is as quick as writing on a label, and only
chemicals that dissolve glass are going to take it off.  Drawback is
that it is not as contrasty and easy to read as a black on white label,
but it can always be read. 


Charles W.  Scouten, Ph.D.
5918 Evergreen Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
Ph: 314 522 0300  
FAX  314 522 0277

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa Jans [] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:19 PM
Subject: solvent resistent labels

Need some product advice!
I am looking for some xylene resistant labels that I
can put on slides before they are run down to water
AND that will last through subsequent IHC staining and
dehydration beck to xylene.  Some of the labels I have
used or heard of only resist xylene a short period of
time (15 minutes), then the glue starts to get goopy
and interferes with coverslipping.  Is anybody using a
label that works really well?
Vendors welcome to reply but be prepared to send me
some sample labels to try!!
Melissa Jans
Lead Scientist, Histology lab
University of Iowa Healthcare

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