Press Release

DATE: March 2009
RE: Partnered Print Solutions launches RFID Label for cryogenic storage

Dacula, GA – RFID tags are now integrated into Partnered Print Solutions’ (PPS) proven labels for cryogenic storage.

“It’s a giant leap in Label for cryogenic storageing” says John McGee, PPS CEO, “because we are no longer forced to scan an icy barcode.” For over a decade, PPS has supplied thermal transfer labels for cryogenic storage for barcode labeling to clients on six continents. In 2009, PPS implemented RFID systems using its proprietary label with RFID tags.

Specimens have traditionally been identified with barcode labels to save time when cataloging and storing them. The only requirement was to have a barcode scanner on hand when doing an inventory so that the item may be accurately scanned into a database. Barcodes reduce errors, eyestrain and tedious handling of frozen specimens. Saved time and accurate identification makes barcode labeling a must for a lab or repository to operate efficiently.

The latest advancement takes barcode labels a step further by adding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags integrated into the labels with printed barcodes. Partnered Print Solutions has a patent pending RFID vial label that can be read through a box. This eliminates the need to wipe ice off samples and scan each one with a barcode scanner. The RFID reader allows a single pass to read full boxes without having to even see the barcode! This means that a box of 81 or even 100 vials may be read while still frozen and sealed in a box. An entire box can be read in the time that a single vial used to take to scan. The reduced handling of specimens in a sealed box makes it fast and easy to take an inventory of specimens. Together with its offering of printers, labels, ribbon, scanners, readers and software, PPS has developed complete system solutions. To request your free quotes and samples, log onto

Partnered Print Solutions (PPS) is the only company that has provided partially white and clear labels for cryogenic storage for use in liquid Nitrogen freezers for over a decade.

PPS began researching and developing Radio Frequency tags in 2005 and successfully entered the RFID market in 2008. Freezer labels are much smaller and remain in a more demanding environment than warehouses and libraries, so PPS uses a specialized tag integrated into its already proven label construction. These labels have been proven in freezers whether liquid Nitrogen tanks or walk in freezers and everything in between.

John McGee, 678-546-5110 phone
866-375-6686 fax