Cryogenic cover-up thermal-transfer labels designed for applying to already frozen cryo vials and tubes, which serve to conceal any existing, inaccurate or out-of-date information. Ideal for quick re-labeling of frozen vials and tubes when removal of the existing label is not possible, and the sample container is temperature variation sensitive. These cryo cover-up labels will completely obscure the existing label and block-out the information underneath. The re-labeled frozen vials can immediately be stored back inside liquid nitrogen or a freezer for long-term preservation. Printable with all common brands of thermal transfer printers, the crisp, smudge-proof printout obtained is also resistant to most common laboratory chemicals and detergents. On vials and tubes, it is recommended that blackout CryoSTUCK labels are applied with an overlap of at least 0.25” to ensure proper adherence to the frozen surface.
The labels can rapidly adhere to already frozen vials and tubes
Unique blackout design allows the labels to obscure all pre-existing information
Ideal for long-term storage in cryogenic conditions (-196°C/-320.8°F)
Printable with all common thermal transfer printers
Shipping Dimensions (L x W x H)
3.81 × 3.81 × 3.63 in
96.8 x 96.8 x 92.2 mm
25.4 mm, 76.2 mm
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, thermal CryoSTUCK® labels require a thermal-transfer ribbon to achieve the proper printout. These cryo labels require aXARribbon 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 clickhere.
Yes, CryoSTUCK labels have been especially designed for the purpose of labeling already frozen vials and tubes. Thesecryogeniclabels 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 seehere.
Please consult our handysizing guidewhere you will find recommendations for the most common vial/tube sizes.
Label design and barcodingsoftwarecan 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.
Yes, theseblackout CryoSTUCKlabels have a unique opaque design which allows them to conceal pre-existing labels. Perfect for covering-up obsolete information, while still being able to be applied on frozen surfaces.
No, if you want to reinforce an existing label, we offerclear CryoSTUCKlabels that can be applied over an existing label while not concealing their printed information. These durable labels 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.