Slide Labels – Chemical Resistance is Essential
Laboratory slides that are viewed under microscopes and other powerful magnifying devices often have stains and reactionary solutions applied to them in order to view and test their contents. Because the solutions must often be liberally applied, it is important to label the slides with slide labels that demonstrate excellent chemical resistance to the solutions in question. This is especially important considering that some slides will be processed for permanent storage.
The Importance of Custom Labels
Laboratory slide labeling isn’t a process for which just any laboratory labeling product will suffice. The slide testing process can be highly proprietary to the company that performs it. When this is the case, custom formulated chemicals are often involved, which necessitates the use of custom slide labels that can contact the chemicals and still maintain their integrity. Otherwise, the printed information is likely to streak, fade, or may even disappear altogether.
As one would expect, pairing a proprietary slide testing process with custom slide labels and ink requires a bit of testing. At Shamrock Labels, this is one of our specialties when it comes to producing custom labels. We create custom labels that perfectly conform to the requirements of slide testing processes. In fact, we can even create custom ink ribbons along with custom labels to give customers the ultimate level of autonomy when printing slide labels.
Durability a Primary Consideration
Some slides are kept for a short period of time and destroyed, while others are stored permanently with no timetable in mind. The latter type of slides are often used for educational purposes or to track the progression or remission of a chronic health condition. Because these slides can exist for several years and endure frequent temperature changes as they are repeatedly procured and stored, it’s important for the label to be highly durable in all respects.
There is also the consideration that the slide may undergo more than one type of chemical application. As medical chemistry evolves, new testing chemicals may be applied to yield more results. The new chemical may be a proprietary solution, but its constituents may be anticipated by observing test parameters and what testing intends to reveal. In addition to creating labels that meet your current chemical resistance needs, Shamrock Labels can create high-quality labels that reasonably anticipate future chemical resistance needs for slide labels.
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Creating custom products for slide labeling must be approached with a great knowledge of the chemical(s) used and the long-term needs of the laboratory. This is why we recommend you to join us in a free consultation concerning custom labels, custom ink ribbons, or both, if these are viable solutions. We’ll provide a solution that covers the bases equally well. Holding an in-depth consultation will help us do this by giving us a deep understanding of your unique needs.
To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (800) 323-0249 or shop conveniently online here. We look forward to providing you with a ready-made solution or a custom solution that meets your slide labeling needs!