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Laboratory Labels

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Laboratory labels identify and provide information about various items and equipment in a laboratory setting. These label material constructions withstand unique laboratory conditions, including exposure to chemicals, solvents, extreme temperature fluctuations, and unusual lab equipment geometries. We specialize in providing high-quality and customizable labels for laboratories of all kinds.

Laboratory labels serve several important purposes:
  • Identification: Labels help identify different items in the laboratory, such as vials, tubes, bottles, containers, samples, and equipment. They can include information such as the item's name, contents, date, lot number, and other relevant details.

  • Safety: Safety is a top priority in laboratories. Labels communicate essential safety information, such as hazard warnings, preventive measures, and handling instructions, minimizing the risk of accidents or exposure to hazardous substances.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Laboratories often have to comply with specific regulations and standards. Labels can include information regulatory bodies require, such as hazard communication symbols, GHS (Globally Harmonized System) pictograms, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) warnings, and other compliance-related details.

  • Research Integrity: In research settings, labels are crucial for maintaining the integrity of experiments and samples. They can include unique identifiers, tracking numbers, or barcodes to ensure accurate and reliable tracking of samples, preventing mix-ups or errors in data collection.

  • Organization: Labels play a crucial role in maintaining an organized laboratory. By clearly labeling and categorizing items, locating and retrieving specific materials when needed becomes easier, saving time and improving efficiency.

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Why Choose Our Lab Labels 

  • Superior Quality: Our labels resist chemicals, solvents, and extreme temperatures and maintain performance in the rigorous conditions of laboratory environments.
  • Customizable Options: Every lab has unique needs, so we offer a wide range of customizable options. You can choose from various sizes, shapes, colors, and fonts and add your laboratory's logo or specific information to create labels matching your requirements precisely.
  • Easy Application: Our labels are designed for easy application, saving you time and effort. With self-adhesive backing and user-friendly instructions, you can quickly and accurately label your lab equipment without hassle.
  • Regulatory Compliance: We stay up-to-date with the latest industry regulations to ensure our labels meet the necessary compliance standards. You can rely on our labels to adhere to safety guidelines, including hazard communication, GHS, and OSHA requirements.
  • Fast Turnaround Time: We understand that time is crucial in laboratory operations. That's why we pride ourselves on our quick turnaround time. Once you place an order, we work efficiently to produce and ship your labels promptly so that you can focus on your necessary research and experiments.

Custom Made Lab Labels

Our lab labels are fully customizable to satisfy a wide range of technical requirements. We are here to understand your needs end-to-end to develop a complete label construction unique to your application.

Form Factor

Die cut and tailor your labels to fit practically any dimension or containers, products, and packaging

Construction Type

Available in rolls or sheets, piggyback, and label set constructions

Topcoat Finish

Choose from a variety of matte, gloss, and semi-gloss topcoat selections

Printing Options

Compatible with thermal transfer, direct thermal, inkjet, and standard laser printers

Adhesive Grade

Pick from permanent, semi-removable, and removable adhesives

Sterile Indicating

Utilize chemical indicators that fit your sterilization processing method

Printing Capability

Labels can be fully printed, partially printed, blank, or hand writeable

Material Selection

Select from multiple forms of premium facestocks, plastic cores, and liners

Surface Resistance

Can provide material that exhibit chemical, moisture, UV, and temperature resistance

Find The Right Lab Labels

In order to find lab labels that perform and properly satisfy your quality standards, it is important to partner with a label expert familiar with a wide array of controlled environment applications. Our team has extensive experience working with companies involved with advanced research and manufacturing. We can work in tandem with your technical team to design, prototype, and manufacture cleanroom labels that are engineered for your application. Our aim is to make this quick and easy for you. 

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Applications of lab labels

  • Sample Management: Labels identify and track different types of samples, such as biological specimens, chemicals, reagents, or solutions. They help ensure accurate sample identification, prevent mix-ups, and maintain traceability throughout the testing or research.

  • Container Labeling: Labels are applied to containers such as vials, bottles, tubes, or flasks to provide information about their contents, concentration, expiration dates, storage conditions, and handling instructions. This helps lab personnel quickly identify and locate specific materials, minimizing errors and promoting safety.

  • Equipment Identification: Labels identify laboratory equipment, instruments, and apparatus. They may include equipment names, model numbers, calibration dates, maintenance schedules, or usage instructions. Equipment labels support asset management, maintenance tracking, and efficient utilization of lab resources.

  • Hazard Communication: Labels are crucial in communicating potential hazards associated with chemicals, biological agents, or radioactive materials used in laboratories. Hazard labels use standardized symbols, pictograms, or text to convey important safety information, ensuring lab personnel safely handle substances and follow appropriate protocols.

  • Storage Labeling: Labels are applied to storage containers, shelves, or cabinets to indicate the specific types of materials or samples stored within. Lab storage helps maintain an organized storage system, prevent cross-contamination, and segregates hazardous materials.

  • Autoclave and Sterilization Labels: Labels used on items that undergo sterilization processes, such as autoclaving, indicate that the item has been sterilized and provides details such as the date of sterilization and any additional relevant information.

  • Quality Control and QA Labels: Labels are utilized in quality control processes to mark samples, indicating their statuses, such as control samples, calibration standards, or quality assurance checks. These labels help maintain quality standards, track quality control processes, and ensure accuracy in laboratory testing.

  • Experimental Tracking: Labels can track experimental parameters, such as date, researcher name, project code, or specific experimental conditions. These labels help maintain accurate records and facilitate the reproducibility of experiments.

  • Cryogenic Storage: Specialized labels designed for cryogenic storage, such as in liquid nitrogen or ultra-low temperature freezers, can withstand frigid temperatures and provide clear identification for stored samples, preventing sample mix-ups or loss.

  • Research and Study Management: Labels can manage research projects, studies, or clinical trials. They may include study or trial names, participant or subject IDs, visit or timepoint details, or any other information relevant to the study. These labels aid in organizing and tracking data collection processes.

Design considerations

  1. Material Durability: Select labels made from durable materials that can withstand the conditions in your laboratory. The labels should resist chemicals, solvents, moisture, and extreme temperatures to ensure longevity and legibility.

  2. Adhesive Quality: Consider labels with strong adhesive properties that securely attach to various surfaces, including glass, plastic, metal, or paper. The adhesive should be capable of withstanding the storage conditions and handling procedures in your lab, such as freezing, autoclaving, or exposure to solvents.

  3. Label Size and Shape: Choose label sizes and shapes appropriate for the items or equipment you intend to label. Ensure they fit well and provide sufficient space for clear, readable information without obstructing other significant markings or surfaces.

  4. Legibility and Print Quality: Opt for clear, crisp printing labels to ensure easy readability. The font size and style should be suitable for the intended use and readable under normal laboratory lighting conditions.

  5. Customization Options: Look for labels offering customization options to meet your specific needs. Custom options may include adding your laboratory's logo, specific information, barcodes, or QR codes for easy tracking and identification.

  6. Compliance with Regulations: Ensure that the labels you choose comply with relevant regulations and standards applicable to your laboratory, such as hazard communication, GHS, or OSHA requirements. Labels should include the necessary symbols, pictograms, or warnings per applicable regulations.

  7. Resistance to Smudging or Fading: Labels must resist smudging or fading caused by chemicals, solvents, or prolonged exposure to light to ensure it remains legible and maintains their integrity.

  8. Ease of Application: Consider labels that are easy to apply to various surfaces without requiring specialized equipment or additional steps. Labels with self-adhesive backing or peel-and-stick functionality simplify the application process, saving time and effort.

  9. Traceability and Tracking: If traceability and tracking of samples or equipment are essential in your laboratory, consider labels that support unique identifiers, barcodes, or QR codes. These features can streamline inventory management, sample tracking, and data collection processes.

  10. Cost-effectiveness: Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the labels, considering factors such as durability, customization options, and the number of labels required. Choose labels that best balance quality and affordability for your laboratory's needs.

Frequently asked questions
  1. What are laboratory labels used for?

Laboratory labels identify and provide information about various items and equipment in a laboratory setting. They help with sample management, container labeling, equipment identification, hazard communication, storage labeling, quality control, and more.

  1. What materials are laboratory labels made of?

Laboratory labels are typically made of durable materials that can withstand harsh laboratory conditions, including exposure to chemicals, solvents, extreme temperatures, and moisture. Common materials include polyester, polypropylene, vinyl, and specialized label stocks.

  1. Can laboratory labels withstand autoclaving or cryogenic storage?

Yes, specialized laboratory labels are designed to withstand autoclaving or cryogenic storage. These labels are made from materials that can withstand extreme temperatures or freezing conditions without losing adhesion or readability.

  1. Can laboratory labels be customized?

Yes, laboratory labels can be customized to meet specific requirements. Customization options include label size, shape, color, font, and the inclusion of specific information such as logos, barcodes, QR codes, or regulatory symbols.

  1. Are laboratory labels resistant to chemicals?

Laboratory labels are designed to be resistant to chemicals and solvents commonly found in laboratory environments. However, the level of chemical resistance may vary depending on the specific label material used. Choosing labels specifically designed for chemical resistance is important if you anticipate exposure to harsh chemicals.

  1. Can laboratory labels be removed easily?

The ease of label removal depends on the adhesive used. Some labels have strong adhesives for permanent attachment, while others have removable adhesives that allow easy removal without leaving residue or damaging the labeled surface. Choose the appropriate adhesive based on your labeling needs.

  1. Can laboratory labels be printed with variable data?

Laboratory labels can be printed with variable data such as serial numbers, batch numbers, expiration dates, or unique identifiers. Variable data printing allows for accurate tracking and identification of samples or equipment.

  1. Are laboratory labels compliant with regulatory standards?

Many laboratory labels are designed to comply with relevant regulatory standards, such as hazard communication, GHS, or OSHA requirements. They may feature standardized symbols, pictograms, or warnings necessary for compliance. It is important to verify the labels' compliance with the specific regulations applicable to your laboratory.

  1. Are laboratory labels reusable?

Most laboratory labels are designed for single use and may not be reusable once applied. Attempting to remove and reuse labels may result in reduced adhesion or damage to the label surface. It is recommended to use new labels for accurate information and legibility.

  1. How can I order laboratory labels?

You can typically order laboratory labels through specialized label manufacturers or suppliers. They often have online ordering systems where you can select label specifications and customization options and place your order. Alternatively, you can contact the label provider via email or phone to discuss your specific requirements and place an order.

What Our Customers Say

"CleanMark’s solution development process was exceptional from start to finish. The biopharma industry is heavily regulated and we needed a label that was exactly what our clients wanted- clean and particulate free. CleanMark delivers consistently time and time again."

— DA Houghtaling, Supply Chain Manager at Sanisure
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