CryoLabel® Choices – Taking the Confusion Out of Finding the Right Label

For over 26 years, Electronic Imaging Materials has been offering labels for cryogenic storage. Along the way, we have tweaked and improved our CryoLabel® products to fit many different types of extreme cold temperature applications.

For instance, we are introducing our NEW 667 White CryoLabel® that is very conformable and suitable for most cryogenic applications.  If you have frozen tubes to label, our new 686 White and 687 Clear CryoLabel® Frost materials are just the answer!

Cryogenic labels can serve a variety of functions, from adhering to very small tubes with tight diameters, flat plates, or metal storage racks. Some specimens are stored in cardboard boxes and shipped on dry ice, but most are used in either liquid nitrogen (-196°C) or freezers held at -80°C.

Some CryoLabel® materials are better suited for the certain application than others. That is why we have created a chart to help make the choices easier to understand. The materials shown here are just some of our most popular CryoLabel® products, but we have a few others to suggest for unusual conditions. History tells us it is very important for users to evaluate labels within their own applications to find exactly the right solution. If you would like to discuss your cryogenic label needs or want samples to test, please contact our Label Experts.

Material & Description

667

This film is highly conformable and a great option for tight diameter tubes & vials, plus it can be color-coded. Color: White

Full Color & Thermal Transfer Printable

Features

Down to -196° Celsius
Small Tubes (less than 0.5″ diam.)
Large Tubes Over 0.5″ diam.)
Cardboard Boxes
Metal Surfaces

651 

This plastic works well in demanding cold conditions—especially on metal surfaces used in cryogenic storage. Color: White

Full Color & Thermal Transfer Printable

Down to -196° Celsius
Cardboard Boxes
Metal Surfaces
685 

The transparent plastic allows you to easily see into your tubes and comes with a color block for printing. It is used primarily to wrap onto itself, providing the ultimate in chemical & abrasion resistance. Color: Clear

Full Color & Thermal Transfer Printable

Down to -196° Celsius
Small Tubes (less than 0.5″ diam.)
Large Tubes Over 0.5″ diam.)
Cardboard Boxes
Metal Surfaces
686 

Our CryoLabel® Frost is a thin, flexible Polyester that is perfect for labeling frozen tubes. Color: White

Full Color & Thermal Transfer Printable

Down to -196° Celsius
Small Tubes (less than 0.5″ diam.)
Large Tubes Over 0.5″ diam.)
Cardboard Boxes
687 

This CryoLabel® Frost is a clear Polyester version that allows for easy viewing of tube contents and it too, works well on frozen tubes. Color: Clear

Full Color & Thermal Transfer Printable

Down to -196° Celsius
Small Tubes (less than 0.5″ diam.)
Large Tubes Over 0.5″ diam.)
Cardboard Boxes
264 

This is a plastic cryogenic label option for direct thermal printing. Color: White

Direct Thermal

Down to -196° Celsius
Large Tubes Over 0.5″ diam.)
Cardboard Boxes
Metal Surfaces

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