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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 03:47
Lab Labels


I made a set of labels for a small set of my solvents and 1 other reagent, figured I'd share what I made for others

It is based of the avery templates using the 4*2 shipping label format, add your own and see if we can't make a nice ready made list for others for their labeling needs

Feel free to suggest changes that will make them more functional or corrections







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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 03:52


Nice work, I’m sure they’ll come in handy for a few at least, I usually just use a whiteboard marker on my glass/plastic containers if they’re not already clearly labelled with the correct contents.

Not sure if it’s just because I’m using my phone, but the text doesn’t seem to be lining up with the borders properly? The only one that does is the nitric acid label - the others are too low, and for the ones on the right column, too far to the left.

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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 03:58


must be the phone, I all ways print test sheets on plain paper, just did so to do a alignment check and print out format check, both pass.

The Body text is intentionally shifted to the right with the heading justified to the left by about 3 spaces

The urea entry was a bit messed up, there needs to be a return added to the bottom. will replace file with corrected version now

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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 04:04


Figured that was it, just wanted to make sure though - didn’t doubt that you’d’ve double checked before uploading but I don’t really look at .doc files on mobile much. I guess it gives a little heads up to others who aren’t on a PC that it is actually all good.



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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 04:08


No apparently a few minor formatting errors snuck through. Fixed them now, the avery templates are nice but they can be a pain to get them to format nicely.

Why I figured share this, get a cornucopia of Labels going!

A retired RCMP officer friend here told me that no mater what it is label it, and it will save all sorts of head ache should they ever come knocking, and apparently the labels matter too, tape = meth in their minds.

So time to make some more respectable labels!

The format is to be high vis and fast easy reading, one can cram more info from changing body text from 16 point to 11 point

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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 06:19


Thank you, Xeon! I appreciate you getting this started. I have had the intention of switching over to printed labels for a while now. This is a good template to start from.



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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 09:03


I used to print 2x4 Avery labels like that, and mine had an NFPA diamond too, but recently I bought a label maker and just print plastic tape type labels. Printing the 2x4 ones for everything got to be a bit of a pain, but that was mainly because of the NFPA diamond, which honestly isn't even necessary, so I don't know, maybe I'll go back to them but without the diamond. :)

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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 10:07


Yeah, I like using the label maker tape too, if for no other reason than it's waterproof and reasonably chemical resistant (at least compared to a paper label).

However I do have proper CLP compliant label designs that I print on paper labels for the chemicals that I sell on eBay.
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[*] posted on 10-4-2018 at 14:01


I usually like to put some information regarding the grade of the chemical on the label. Usually I add something like "lab," "tech," "99% food grade," "ACS," "crude," "3x recrystallized, calcined," etc. I'd avoid putting physical properties on the label unless I'd actually checked them with a representative sample... though the molecular weight is certainly good to have on the label.

The NFPA fire diamonds are a good idea if printing the labels, especially in the U.S., but I have no idea what standards are used in other countries.




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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 04:55


Well went with the current I'll just pen in amended details.

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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 06:03


I also use Avery labels, I tried using their CAS template wizard but the wizard wasn't designed to be executed more than once per label project, so lots of copying/pasting!

Here are the avery labels I use Avery 60525 GHS Chemical Labels.


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Attached is a PDF with a few sheets of labels.

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[*] posted on 11-4-2018 at 07:20


Cool will look into getting those for future bottles. My lab is slowly getting well stocked and want it to look presentable and those will indeed go a long way into that effect.
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[*] posted on 25-4-2018 at 12:08


Superb idea !

My ebay'd labels arrived today so i spent hours finding CAS & EC/E numbers off t'internet and ended up with ...

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Tomorrow to the lab and see how many labels are missing.

Quite a few were made with a thermal printer, which do not survive the Summer well.




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[*] posted on 25-4-2018 at 17:28


why I use laser, plastic is fused into the fibers of paper or welded to the plastic lable
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