Thorough testing in end-user application conditions is highly recommended.
Histo-PinTAG™- Removable Thermal-Transfer Labels for Microscope Slide Re-Identification (Patent Pending)
Histo-PinTAG™ labels represent an innovation in identifying and processing diagnostic microscope slides that require new or supplementary information. Typical microscope slides are processed with labels containing information related to the histology/cytology sample with the originating patient information. However, slides are often sent to consulting facilities that must re-process the information to ensure compatibility with digital scanners and databases. Histo-PinTAG labels are specially designed to cover existing 2D barcodes while, at the same time, adding new information that allows the proper recording of data via a new unique barcode.
After Histo-PinTAG has been printed using any standard thermal-transfer printer, the circle portion of the Histo-PinTAG label is affixed over the existing barcode, and the rectangular portion of the label, containing a new barcode, is then snapped-off and affixed just below the original label. The resulting re-labeled slide is now ready for processing, with new information and without interference from the original barcode, ensuring full compatibility with digital slide scanners.
Moreover, the adhesive is specially formulated to allow the Histo-PinTAG label to be easily removed when the original label information needs to be accessed without damaging the original label or leaving behind any adhesive residue.
Histo-PinTAG is an easy, one-step solution to re-identify microscope slides and eliminates the need for hard-to-manipulate dot labels or messy cover-up inks. In addition, its vibrant yellow color visually indicates that the microscope slides have been re-identified.
- Easy, glove-friendly label application
- Ideal for re-labeling microscope slides
- Compatible with manual and automated slide processing systems
- Easily removable, without compromising the label underneath
- Printable with most commercially available thermal-transfer printers
*Thorough testing in end-user application conditions is highly recommended.
Size: 1.17″ x 0.28"
(29.7 mm x 7.1 mm)
Labels/Roll: 3000 (1″ core), 3000 (3″ core)
Temperature Range: -20°C to +100°C
(-4°F to 212°F)
Features: Back Slit
Recommended Ink Ribbons: RR
Color(s): White, Yellow
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our Histo-PinTAG labels are thermal-transfer printable and require a ribbon to be printed. To achieve the proper printout, these labels require an RR-class ribbon of the same width or larger.
Histo-PinTAG labels are intended for flat surfaces, including microscope slides that require new or supplementary information. Histo-PinTAG labels are specially designed to cover existing 2D barcodes while, at the same time, adding new information that allows the proper recording of data via a new unique barcode. However, for microscope slides subjected to extended xylene exposure, we recommend our XyliFIL™ and XyliSTUCK™ labels.
No, our Histo-PinTAG labels are not suggested for use in histological staining protocols. These labels are intended for post-stain re-labeling.
Yes, Histo-PinTAG labels are currently available in both yellow and white. For additional color options, contact our technical support team.
Yes, these labels are provided with an adhesive designed for easy removal. Once affixed over an existing label, it can be easily removed, without harming the label or surface underneath, ensuring information integrity is preserved.
The circle portion of the printed Histo-PinTAG label is affixed over the existing 2D barcode, and the rectangular portion of the label, containing a new barcode, is then snapped-off and affixed just below the original label. The resulting re-labeled slide is now ready for processing and fully compatible with digital slide scanners
Yes, barcoding or label design software, such as BarTender and ZebraDesigner, can be used to create templates that conform to your label’s size. You can then insert design elements within the template for easy printing.
Yes, we can provide our Histo-PinTAG labels preprinted with full-color graphics and logos, as well as variable or serialized information from a database. Learn more about our custom printing options.
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