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Pre-Barcoded Labware

Pre-Barcoded Labware

A convenient and cost-effective alternative to hand-labelling and automation

READY Labware Services

READY Labware services is a labelling outsourcing programme that allows you to consolidate your labware and label procurement into one order and eliminate the tedious task of barcoding from your lab.

Labware sourcing partnerships allow us to label, barcode, or mark almost anything your lab may need—from slides and plates to devices and containers.

Through Ready Labware Services your lab will also have access to additional labelling technologies that can ensure increased image durability, colour and functional markings. Even more, tasks such as labelling, tare weighing, kitting and packing can be completed by Computype prior to your order arrival, ensuring labware is ready to use by your lab upon delivery

The first step in getting started with Ready Labware Services is taking an in depth look at your current processes and analysing what activities could be removed from your lab or improved by better labelling strategies.


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Service Features: What is Ready Labware Services?

Ready Labware Services offers your lab a fully customisable labware preparation outsourcing programme. Any combination of the following lab tasks can be utilised by you and your team to ensure your needs are met.

Labware Procurement

Instead of reaching out to your labware supplier for vials and plates, your label supplier for labels and your printer company for inks or ribbons, you can place a single order with Computype. We are able to source specific labware from your preferred manufacturer so you can have confidence in your containers. Additionally, by consolidating your procurement process you save time and simplify your inventory tracking system.

Marking of Labware

We ensure high quality barcodes will be precisely placed on your labware to ensure maximum readability during downstream processing. We offer three different marking technologies that can adapt to meet the needs of many labs, whether the most important factor be permanence, cost effectiveness or incorporation of colour. Below are just a few examples of how customers are leveraging these marking technologies to add value to their process:

  • Colour branding
  • Graduation lines
  • Barcodes: linear, 2D
  • Text and human readable data

Container Tare Weighing

In addition to procuring and marking your labware we offer tare weighing services. If precise weight measurement is necessary in your lab, but taking up valuable time it too can be outsourced. With Ready Labware Services Computype will weigh your labware after labelling and prepare a weight report documenting each individual container to send along with your order.

Sorting, kitting & packing

As the name suggests, we want your labware to arrive at your lab ready to use so we offer sorting, kitting and packing options to meet your needs. For example, one lab may take advantage of all three of these services by having their glass vials sorted sequentially into individual kits of 50. In order to ensure the safe arrival of 400 kits, they would be packaged in custom containers with inserts prior to being paletted for delivery. Or another lab may choose to have their plastic tubes delivered to them in two separate plastic bags, one full of tubes, the other full of caps and placed in a larger corrugated box.

Marking Technologies:

Three different marking technologies are offered through Ready Labware Services. Each one offers different benefits for different lab environments. Let us help you find the right match.

Pressure sensitive:

pressure sensitive no back-1Pressure sensitive labels are made from either paper or synthetic material and are affixed to your containers by a traditional adhesive. We offer a variety of pressure sensitive labels that are engineered to stand up to harsh lab conditions.

  • Synthetic or paper labels
  • Can be applied to both glass & plastic containers
  • Budget friendly
  • Least permanent identification option
  • Withstands temperatures from -196–122 degrees Celsius
  • Withstands exposure to DMSO, methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, water
  • Can be enhanced with RFID
  • Linear barcodes on the sides with the option to add 2D barcodes on the bottom

Direct mark:

Direct Mark copy no backWith direct mark technology, inks are placed directly onto the surface of the container and specially cured to provide a semi-permanent mark.

  • Can be applied to glass or plastic containers
  • Middle of the road option for both price and permanence
  • Withstands temperatures from -196–200 degrees Celsius
  • Withstands exposure to DMSO, methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, water
  • Linear barcodes on the sides with the option to add 2D barcodes on the bottom (or on plugs with conical containers)
  • Colour printing for logos, graduation marks, colour coding systems and more


Computype RLS Amber no backThese labels are made from ceramic material which can be placed onto glass containers and fired in a kiln. The firing process binds the label onto the container creating a single component.

  • Permanently bonded to the container
  • Can only be applied to glass containers
  • Withstands temperatures from -196–500 degrees Celsius
  • Withstands exposure to nearly all chemicals including DMSO, methanol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, water
  • Linear barcodes on the sides with the option to add 2D barcodes on the bottom
  • Extremely accurate tare weighing

Can't Decide? Try taking our quiz to find which marking technology best fits  your practices

10 Reasons to Consider READY Labware Services

  1. Accurate and consistent placement of barcodes is critical for your automated workflows and you don’t want to make a capital investment in label automation

  2. You need a permanent marking solution to last the entire life of the container

  3. You’re currently spending too much time labelling and want to focus on research

  4. You want to guarantee sequential data integrity, reduce errors and automation stoppages associated with mislabeled or unscannable labware

  5. Your label data is static &/or known in advance

  6. You want to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury associated with manual labelling

  7. You want to reduce inventory and clear up work space to make room for activities or equipment that will improve your labs processes

  8. You’re in need of a better way to differentiate your containers from others within your storage area, through colour coded or brand identified markings

  9. You need a more consistent option to avoid wasting budget by under or over-purchasing consumable products.

  10. Your lab is growing very fast and your current labelling strategy isn’t efficient enough to keep up


How Much Will it Cost to Outsource Labelling Activities?

Label outsourcing can be difficult to quote without context since your service will be tailored to fit your lab’s needs and processes. The cost will depend entirely on the type of labware you are using, the marking technology used and which, if any additional services you choose to outsource. Our goal for Ready Labware Services is to offer your lab value in the form of accuracy, efficiency, and time savings.

Through implementing an outsourcing labelling strategy your lab benefits from increased efficiency, decreased labour costs, predictable inventory and consolidated purchasing. All of these benefits provide value to your lab likely in the form of both budget, and convenience.

We Work With You…

Through Ready Labware Services we work with you as a partner to guarantee accurate identification and support your growth and success. We are always open to discussing concerns, changes to your processes, and accommodations to ensure your Ready Labware Services experience is tailored to your needs.


See what READY Labware Services can do for you! Request a free READY Labware Sample Kit so you can find the marking technology that's best for your lab

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