Forensics, or the more formal term of “forensic science,” has become a popular theme for television. We see the cops going back to their lab and running all sorts of tests, dazzling us with their unique and creative methods to answer the “who-what-why-when and how’s” of criminal activities.
For those not totally familiar with the term: forensics covers a wide range of disciplines used to provide evidence for our legal system. Thanks to talented research scientists, we no longer have to catch the culprits “in the act” or rely on intensive interrogation. Going beyond the doctor (or medical examiner) who determines the cause of death, forensics looks at all types of evidence found in fields as diverse as accounting, botany, chemistry, computers, dactyoloscopy (finger prints), DNA, entomology, pathology, serology, toxicology, trace evidence and much, much more! Forensics can also be used to establish paternity, identify endangered species, match organ donors or authenticate consumables. Sometimes the smallest of details can be vital in establishing facts and influencing legal decisions.
To maintain reliable chain-of-custody and to avoid contamination or loss of that information, forensic specialists turn to Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. for our durable tamper-evident barcode label solutions. We have extensive expertise in labels for sample collection and have a great selection of forensic label materials to handle tough, rigorous laboratory testing involving chemicals, solvents, cryogenic storage, and other abuse.
Also see our Case Study: FBI Forensics.
|White CryoLabel®||This thermal transfer plastic is specifically designed for vials and plates stored at cryogenic conditions. Recommended Printing Ribbons: T86/T68 and T96/T97 Resin|
|Clear CryoLabel®||This thermal transfer “wrap around” plastic comes with a colored block for printing barcodes. When sized properly, the clear section wraps completely around test tubes and back over the printed area, providing the durability of an over-laminate. Like our White CryoLabel®, this label handles extreme cold storage. Recommended Printing Ribbons: T68/T69 Resin|
|XyResist® Plastic||This thermal transfer plastic is good for labeling many surfaces including glass slides and handles exposure to chemicals, stains and solvents. Recommended Printing Ribbons: T44 and T66 Wax Resin|
|XyResist® Polyester||This extra durable thermal transfer film will handle not only chemicals but also temperatures up to 300°F. Recommended Printing Ribbons: T84H/T85 Resin|
|Tamper Evident VOID||This thermal transfer polyester is excellent for evidence bags because it leaves a white “VOID” pattern if anyone tries to remove it. Recommended Printing Ribbons: T80/T81 or T96/T97 Resin|
|Destructible Plastic||This fragile thermal transfer plastic is another great solution for labeling evidence because it chips like peeling paint if tampered with. Recommended Printing Ribbons: T68/T69 or T80/T81 Resin|
|Cold Temperature Paper||Laser printable, this specially coated, water-resistant material has an extra-aggressive adhesive that excels in cold temperatures down to -65°F. Available in 8.5″ x 11″ sheets|