RE: Slide markers

From:"Gladney, Diane C Ms MACH"


I use "Pathology Specialists Lab Pen" from Pacific Southwest Lab Equipment.
They have a fine tip that will not dry out very easily. You must allow the
ink to dry for about 30-45 seconds or so before touching the frosting or the
ink will smear. I love these pens. They are so much better than the Secure
Line Markers. You can even use them on smooth glass! I tried to use them on
our plastic cassettes with moderate success so I keep the Secure Line
Markers for the cassettes. The ink is solvent resistant. Once you try them,
I don't think that you will want to use anything else. My pens last for
months before I have to get a new one. I have left the cap off for an hour
or more and they still write.

Here is the company info:

Pacific Southwest Lab Equipment, Inc.
1497 Poinsettia Avenue, Suite 157
Vista, CA 92083

Phone: 760-295-1842

Catalog Number:  308-05-9  Packaged 10 per box.

I think that Fisher is going to start being a vendor for them, but I'm not
sure when. I need to talk with my Fisher Rep. when I see him again. 

These pens were introduced at the NSH Convention in 2001 in Charlotte. I'm
sure other Histo people on this list server that attended the convention
that year may remember these pens. I hope that you give these pens a try. If
you will email me your address, I will be glad to send you a couple of pens
to try.

Have a Great Histo Day,

Diane C. Gladney, HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Moncrief Army Community Hospital
P.O. BOX 484
4500 Stuart Ave.
FT. Jackson, SC 29229

(803) 751-2530
DSN 734-2530


-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Becker []
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 2:59 PM
Subject: Slide markers

Greetings form NH,

What solvent resistant markers do you use to write accession numbers etc. on
your superfrost slides?  We are currently using Securline Superfrost Markers
II which dry up very quickly. Just curious if anyone has found something
that lasts longer but still has a fine tip?

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