Medical & Lab Labels
Doctor's offices and medical labs use a surprisingly wide range of custom medical labels. The point of medical labels isn't to look pretty; it's to identify things for charting, filing , lab testing, asset labeling, and the like. Paper labels with standard adhesives and inks are often sufficient, and come in the form of preprinted lab labels where additional information is added by hand or printer. These materials are ideal for urine cup labels, blood vial labels, and test tube labels, as they rarely have to face anything more damaging than bodily fluids. The ink on a urine cup label can't smear just because someone doesn't quite hit the mark.
Preprinted lab labels must hang tight through handling and processing, some of which can be pretty rough. This is especially true for blood tube labels and test tube labels, since losing track of the someone's ID might result in life-threatening mistakes. Still, most custom printed lab labels need to last only a short while, so standard paper and coated paper are usually good enough substrates.
Laboratory labels intended for asset tracking or equipment, however, may have to last for years. These medical labels should be made of tougher substrates like plastics or even metallics, with adhesives and inks that last indefinitely.
Blood bag labels for donation and transfusion must also be tougher than most medical labels, since they face refrigeration, with the condensation moisture that comes with it. The adhesives and inks ocan't fail just because it gets a little cold; otherwise the critical contents have to be retested, which wastes time.
At Etiquette Systems, you've nothing to worry about on that score; we'll apply our expertise with all types of refrigeration and freezer labels to your blood bag labels, blood tube labels, and any other custom printed medical labels that undergo ordinary refrigeration. Cryogenics labels, used for storing tissue samples and genetic materials, have their own challenges—but we can handle those with our special artificial label stocks, super-tough adhesives that won't deaden in the cold, and special inks that won't flake off.
We can also provide you with custom printed pharmaceutical labels to help you not only market your products but also to meet government requirements for dosages and use warnings. Speaking of warning labels, we can also make the kind that come with prescriptions and are vital to health maintenance . These are the type of adhesive medical labels your pharmacist adds to your pill bottles: the colored ones that say things like "Do Not Operate Heavy Machinery When Taking This Medication", or "Take With Food Or Milk." It's the rare prescription bottle that doesn't come with several of these attached.
Confused? Overwhelmed? Don't be. We're experts at printing medical labels that perfectly fit your needs. Want a quote? Let us know your specs and the type of medical labels you need, and we'll send you our bid ASAP.
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