25.4 mm, 76.2 mm
Tubes & Vials
Desktop Thermal Printer, Industrial Thermal Printer
5.125 × 5.125 × 2.375 in
130.2 x 130.2 x 60.3 mm
Clear CryoSTUCK® – Cryogenic Thermal-Transfer Labels for Frozen Vials & Tubes
Size: 1.75″ x 1″ / 44.5mm x 25.4mm
Labels across: 1
Core diameter: 1″ or 3″ / 25mm or 76mm
Application Temperature: As low as -80°C (-112°F)
Temperature range: From -196°C to +100°C
Recommended Ribbons: RR-Class Smudge and Alcohol Proof Resin Ribbons
Clear CryoSTUCK® are transparent cryogenic labels designed to quickly and directly adhere to frozen tubes and cryo vials. Perfectly suited for long-term cryo-preservation in liquid nitrogen (-196°C /-321°F), laboratory freezers (-80°C/-112°F) and transportation on dry ice. The versatile clear labels can also withstand temperatures up to 100°C (212°F). The labels are printable with all major thermal-transfer barcode printer brands or inscribed with our permanent ink cryo markers. An overlap of at least 0.25” is recommended to ensure proper adherence to the frozen surface.
- The labels can adhere quickly to already frozen vials (no thawing required)
- Ideal for long-term storage in cryogenic conditions (-196°C)
- Printable with all major thermal-transfer printer brands
Frequently asked questions
Yes, thermal CryoSTUCK® labels require a thermal-transfer ribbon to achieve the proper printout. These cryo labels require a RR-class ribbon of the same width or larger.
Yes, our unique CryoSTUCK labels are now available in sheet format, for printing with laser printers. For our Laser CryoSTUCK labels click here.
Yes, CryoSTUCK labels have been especially designed for the purpose of labeling already frozen vials and tubes. These cryogenic labels can be applied at -80°C/-112°F, eliminating the need to thaw valuable samples.
Yes, CryoSTUCK labels can be used to label samples prior to storing them in low-temperature freezers and liquid nitrogen tanks.
No, CryoSTUCK labels are coated with an extra-permanent adhesive, that is not made for easy removal. For removable cryogenic solutions see here.
Please consult our handy sizing guide where you will find recommendations for the most common vial/tube sizes.
Label design and barcoding software can be used to create templates that conform to the size of your label. You can then insert design elements within the template, for easy printing.
No, for covering up an existing label, we recommend our blackout CryoSTUCK. They have a unique opaque design which allows them to conceal pre-existing labels.
Yes, these CryoSTUCK labels can be applied over an existing label while not concealing their printed information. This durable label can thus add an extra layer of protection for your label.
For optimal adhesion, wipe away any visibly accumulated frost with a clean lint-free disposable wipe (e.g: KimWipe™). Apply the edge of the label first and press firmly to anchor it, while avoiding excessive contact with the adhesive. If you have a wrap-around CryoSTUCK, apply the printable area first. Then press the label securely into position along the vials’ entire circumference. Our thermal-transfer format CryoSTUCK® labels require an overlap of at least 0.25” to produce a secure adhesion to frozen vials and tubes.