Cryogenic Labels

Durable labels designed to withstand ultra-low temperatures

Protect your critical information with our Cryogenic Labels, designed to withstand temperatures as low as -196°C (-321°F) while maintaining clear legibility and strong adhesion. Engineered for reliability and fully customizable, these labels are the essential solution for healthcare, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, and more.

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Cryogenic labels are the cornerstone of effective management in ultra-low temperature storage environments, essential for reliable sample identification and tracking. Designed to endure the extreme cold of cryogenic conditions, these labels maintain their adhesive strength and legibility, resisting cracking and moisture in temperatures as low as -196°C (-321°F). Invaluable in areas like biomedical research, pharmaceutical storage, and healthcare, our cryogenic labels ensure that critical information on samples and materials remains intact. They're not just labels but a guarantee of safety and traceability, supporting regulatory compliance and enhancing the efficiency of cryogenic storage and handling. Discover how our cryogenic labels can revolutionize your approach to managing vital materials in the coldest of environments.

  • Extreme Cold Resistance: Cryogenic labels are capable of withstanding ultra-low temperatures commonly found in cryogenic storage, which can range from -150°C (-238°F) to below -196°C (-321°F) for liquid nitrogen storage.
  • Moisture Resistance: Labels are moisture-resistant to prevent smudging, discoloration, or disintegration due to condensation or exposure to humidity in cryogenic environments.
  • Adhesive Compatibility: Cryogenic labels feature specialized cryo-adhesives that maintain their bonding strength even in extreme cold temperatures, ensuring labels stay in place during storage and handling.
  • Durability: Cryogenic labels are durable and resistant to mechanical stress, preventing label damage or loss of adherence when subjected to cryogenic conditions.
  • Legibility: Labels allow for clear and precise printing of information, including text, barcodes, and QR codes, for sample identification, tracking, and traceability.
  • Material Choices: Cryogenic labels are typically made from specialized cryogenic materials, such as cryogenic paper or synthetic materials, designed to withstand extreme cold.
  • Adhesive Type: Users may have the option to choose from different adhesive types, including permanent adhesives or removable adhesives, depending on their specific labeling needs.
  • Color and Finish: Labels may come in different colors and finishes (e.g., matte or glossy) to accommodate specific labeling requirements, including color-coding or visual identification.
    Barcode and QR Code Printing: Cryogenic labels can offer the option to print barcodes, QR codes, or other data matrix codes for inventory management, tracking, and traceability purposes.
  • Custom Printing: Customers can often order custom-printed cryogenic labels with specific information, such as sample details, storage conditions, and identification data.
  • Variable Data Printing: Labels can be customized with variable data printing, allowing for unique information on each label, such as sample identifiers, lot numbers, or expiration dates.
  • Print Method Compatibility: We can make cryogenic labels that are compatible with direct thermal printers, thermal transfer printers, laser printers, and inkjet printers.
  • Label Size and Shape: Cryogenic labels may come in various sizes and shapes to accommodate different labeling needs and surfaces.
  • Biological and Biomedical Research: Cryogenic labels are extensively used in research laboratories and biobanks for labeling and tracking biological samples, including DNA, tissues, cells, and stem cells stored at ultra-low temperatures.
  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Pharmaceutical companies and biotech laboratories use cryogenic labels to label and track biologics, vaccines, cell cultures, and specimens preserved in cryogenic storage systems.
  • Healthcare and Clinical Labs: Healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories use cryogenic labels for the identification and tracking of medical specimens, diagnostic samples, and patient materials stored in cryogenic conditions.
  • Cryopreservation Facilities: Cryopreservation facilities and fertility clinics use cryogenic labels to label and track cryopreserved gametes, embryos, and tissues stored in cryogenic dewars and tanks.
  • Cryogenic Transport: Cryogenic labels are used for labeling containers and shipments of cryopreserved materials during transport, ensuring proper handling and traceability.
  • Genomic and Sequencing Applications: Cryogenic labels are applied to storage containers and tubes used for genomic and sequencing applications to ensure accurate identification and tracking of genetic samples.
  • Cryo-EM and Microscopy: Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-microscopy labs use cryogenic labels for labeling samples and grids used in cryogenic sample preparation and analysis.
  • Cryogenic Storage in Industrial Settings: Industrial applications, such as in aerospace and materials science, may involve cryogenic storage of materials and components, for which cryogenic labels are used to maintain identification and traceability.

1. What are cryogenic labels?

Cryogenic labels are adhesive labels designed specifically for use in cryogenic storage environments. These environments typically involve extremely low temperatures, often in the range of liquid nitrogen temperatures (-196°C or -321°F).

2. Why are cryogenic labels necessary?

In cryogenic storage, regular labels can become brittle, lose adhesion, or degrade, leading to loss of identification. Cryogenic labels are made to withstand these extreme conditions without losing their integrity.

3. What temperature range can cryogenic labels withstand?

These labels are typically designed to endure temperatures as low as those encountered in liquid nitrogen storage, which can be around -196°C (-321°F). Always check the specific temperature range for the label.

4. Are cryogenic labels resistant to moisture and humidity?

Yes, they are designed to be moisture-resistant, which is crucial in cryogenic environments where ice formation and condensation are common.

5. What materials are used to make cryogenic labels?

They are usually made from durable materials like polyester or other synthetics that remain flexible and adhesive at cryogenic temperatures.

6. Can cryogenic labels be used for all types of cryogenic storage?

Most cryogenic labels are suitable for a range of cryogenic storage conditions, including liquid nitrogen and ultra-low temperature freezers, but it's important to verify compatibility with your specific storage method.

7. How do I choose the right cryogenic label for my needs?

Consider the specific cryogenic conditions, the surface material to which the label will be applied, and any regulatory compliance required for your industry.

8. Can cryogenic labels be customized and printed on?

We offer customizable options, including size, color, and printability. Ensure that any printing method used is also suitable for cryogenic conditions.

9. How should cryogenic labels be applied?

For best results, apply them to a clean, dry surface at room temperature before subjecting them to cryogenic conditions. This ensures optimal adhesion.

10. Are there specific regulatory standards for cryogenic labels in certain industries?

In some industries, particularly in healthcare and research, there may be specific standards for labeling in cryogenic conditions. Always choose labels that meet these regulatory requirements.

Why Choose CleanMark

Quality, Customization, and Speed at Your Service


Expert Guidance

Get the perfect label solution with advice from our team. We’re here to help every step of the way.


Custom Solutions

Drawing on extensive experience and diverse material options, we create labels that are tailor-made for you.


Seamless Integration

Set up your labels quickly and easily. They’re designed to fit right into your printing and application systems.


Swift Production

Need labels fast? Count on us for quick 4-day delivery, even for complex orders.


Adaptive Scalability

Your business changes, and so can your labels. We can easily adjust designs and production as you grow.

Why Choose CleanMark

Quality, Customization, and Speed at Your Service

Precision in Every Dimension

Our Label Design Process Focuses On 3 Key Areas


We assess and select the optimal adhesive to ensure reliable bonding and removal suited to a range of substrates and application scenarios.


Our design process involves optimizing release and peel values for seamless integration with both manual and machine applied label processes.


We ensure compatibility with your printing systems and application conditions so that your labels remain legible over time.


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Cryogenic Labels

Evaluate our label samples in your environment to assess their performance under your specific conditions. This will help you feel sure about choosing the right labels for your needs. We have many kinds of labels and can send you samples quickly to help you decide.

Additional Cold Storage Label Options


Cold chain labels are general purpose for usage in refrigerated settings between 2 °C to 8 °C.

Dry Ice

Our dry ice labels are for usage in ultra-low temperature laboratory freezers -40 °C to -80 °C.


Freezer Labels Freezer grade labels suitable for normal frozen storage conditions between 0°C to -40°C


Freezer Labels Freezer grade labels suitable for normal frozen storage conditions between 0°C to -40°C

What Our Customers Say


"The CleanMark team was informative about the different materials and print processes. They were able to quickly get me samples to test as well as pre-production proofs to verify label size, orientation and color. They fulfilled on their promise to decrease my delivery time while improving print quality."

Ernie Schrepfer

Associate Director of Quality at Access Biologicals