We know how tough it can get for your labels

Our experience in working with diagnostic instrumentation companies and pathology labs has helped us develop a range of durable label solutions to handle harsh environments. It’s a wide portfolio that ensures you get the label system that matches your needs and the needs of your customers.


We learn about your business and customise to your specifications

  • We make sure we understand your process flow and its purpose
  • We consider the container type and size you use
  • We take into account environmental requirements – such as chemicals, reagents, temperature and time durations
  • We’ll determine together based on factors such as available bench space, print frequency, and real-time data needs, what combination of pre-printed labels and print-on-demand solutions will best suit your process
  • By learning your business goals, we take a consultative approach to provide labeling education and best practices with the goal of improving operations

From this understanding we then customise materials, adhesives and laminates to ensure the label withstands your process demands and those of your customers.

Advice from Computype's expert

When enhancing a process, labeling needs should be considered during the transition rather than when implementation is complete.

-Eric Cormier, Regional Sales Manager

Labels to handle every challenge

  • Solutions for plastic and glass containers; tubes, vials, slides, cassettes, microwell plates, reagent bottles
  • Labels resistant to DMSO, methanol, acetone, alcohol, xylene, staining and reagents
  • Materials and adhesives suitable for temperature ranges from 500°C to -196°C and LN2; designed for survival in autoclaves, incubators, refrigerators and freezers

As part of the READY Labware Service program, Computype offers harsh environment options to suit differing needs and budget constraints:

  • Direct Mark technology for glass and plastic containers, suitable for temperatures in the range of 200°C to -196°C. Resistant to DMSO, methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, water
  • Fired-on Ceramic IDs for permanent marking of glass containers, suitable for temperatures in the range of 500°C to -196°C. Resistant to DMSO, methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, water


Slide and cassette labelling

  • Xylene and paraffin resistant cassette labels to ensure legibility through tissue processing
  • H&E/special stain resistant slide labels for faster test results for fewer hold-ups due to unidentified samples
  • On-demand printing solutions allow for easy creation of cassette labels based on existing slide labels to keep the information flow consistent and accurate

Histology and Pathology Labeling:

Features Advantages Benefits
Xylene & paraffin resistant histology cassette labels One identifier will suit all stages in sample prep work Confidence the data on the label will survive through tissue processing
H&E/ special stain resistant slide labels Ensures the identity of the slide sample last through rigorous conditions Faster test results when processes aren’t repeated because of unidentified samples
Compact label replication system Allows for easy creation of cassette labels based on existing slide labels Guaranteed consistent & accurate information flow


Reagent and Bottle Labelling

  • Validated label materials to withstand chemicals and reagents
  • Label solutions that offer real time information regarding container contents and levels to ensure testing accuracy and efficiency
  • Flexibility regarding label size, format and colour construction for easy process implementation


Everyday Harsh Environment Labelling

  • Cryogenic solutions for legibility after prolonged exposure to deep freeze, liquid nitrogen storage and chemical exposure
  • Microwell plate labelling to survive -80° C freeze/thaw cycles and an autoclave; resistant to DMSO, methanol and isopropyl alcohol
  • Computype harsh environment solutions integrate into automation systems to enhance existing workflows


Harsh Environment Diagram