Vial & Test Tube Labels

Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. offers vial and test tube label options, ranging from high quality paper to synthetics and durable polyesters.

Our test tube and vial labels track samples in the areas of chemistry, hematology, virology, genetics, DNA sequencing, forensics and drug discovery, for purposes ranging from diagnostic testing to disease prevention testing, and more.

If you are looking for freeze resistant labels, be sure to check out our Cryogenic Labels Section or check out how we helped this hospital with cryogenic vial labels. Select solutions ready to ship!

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Barcode labeled tubes and vials in a laboratory. One tube is being scanned by a technician.

Why barcode your vials and test tubes?

  • Improved sample management
  • Precise specimen identification and location assignment
  • Ability to post results to various LIS/HIS analyzers

We offer highly customizable printed options with barcodes and color coding. We also carry blank vial labels for printing on demand at your facility where we can provide you with a complete barcode printing system. Check out our stand-alone label printers, label design and printing software and barcode scanners.

Cap and Wrap® CryoLabel® for Cold Temperature Tube Storage

Labeling really small test tubes? Our Cap and Wrap® Label Sets consist of a small round label for the tube cap (perfect for a 2D barcode) and a rectangular tube label small enough so you can easily see the contents of your tube.

EIM developed Cap and Wrap® Label Sets specifically for automated retrieval systems. Made with our thermal transfer printable CryoLabel® they handle liquid nitrogen temperatures (-196⁰C) as well as water baths, solvents and chemicals such as IPA and DMSO.

Designed so you can easily see both the contents of your tube and a barcode, the tube label has an opaque print block and a long tail of clear material to wrap around your tube and back over your printed information for protection.

Review our label product specifications and make sure these ultra-durable labels meet your requirements.
Still not sure if these labels are right for your lab? We’ll send you free label samples to test >

Label Materials

  • 201 Direct Thermal Paper

    Smooth, bright white paper with a special topcoat provides excellent resistance to water, blood, oils, fats, alcohol, solvents, and plasticizers. All-temperature adhesive works well in a variety of conditions, including sub-zero temperatures.
  • 233 Direct Thermal Papers

    High-sensitivity, high-speed infra-red scannable material designed to work well in healthcare and clinical applications. Our glove-friendly “healthcare” adhesive provides high tack adhesion to curved surfaces such as glass and plastic tubes. Excellent resistance to oils, solvents, alcohol, blood and plasticizers. Tested for 15-hour water immersion
  • 257 Direct Thermal Plastic

    Durable high-sensitivity synthetic film made for high-speed printing and visible-light barcode scanning. Excellent resistance to oils. Good environmental resistance as well as resistance to plasticizers, water and rubbing. Its all-temperature adhesive works especially well in normal to freezer conditions.
  • 568 White CryoLabel®

    Biaxially oriented polypropylene with aggressive cryogenic rubber-based adhesive and a 50# white glassine liner. Designed for cryogenic applications such as test tubes and ampules.
  • 685 Clear Cap and Wrap® CryoLabel®

    This flexible, yet strong plastic label is ideal for cryogenic temperatures and tough surface conditions. It comes with a high-tack, aggressive adhesive that performs well in liquid nitrogen (LN²) conditions and adheres well to small diameter plastic tubes and textured surfaces. It is also “glove-friendly” and easy to apply. When printed with compatible thermal transfer printing ribbons and wrapped onto itself (essentially self-laminating), our Clear CryoLabel® is highly chemical and solvent resistant.
  • 687 Clear Cap and Wrap® CryoLabel® Frost

    Thin, flexible material is highly conformable, making it perfect for small diameter test tubes and fitting into tight cavities of vial racks and storage boxes. Smooth, durable gloss topcoat offers excellent water, scratch, chemical and solvent resistance. Adhesive has excellent low temperature and cryogenic performance.

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