At the recent ISBER meeting, Computype asked for labeling challenges that would Stump Us. And many attendees responded. There were several unique challenges that stretched our labeling capabilities; however, in the end, our favorite was from the University of Calgary.
Computype’s proposed solution is a customized piece of software linked to a cab EOS thermal transfer printer — the prize offered to the winner. The user scans in the original 2-D symbol on the bottom of the tube. They then specify a suffix to append to the original identification number, along with the current date. A 2-D symbol is then printed by the EOS printer and applied to the slide. A unique self-laminating label contains all the information, and its image is protected from staining and exposure to other chemicals in subsequent processing steps.
We thank the University of Calgary, as well as all the others who attempted to Stump Us with your unique labeling needs. Keep the requests coming! Contact us today with your toughest labeling challenges.