5 Ways Color Labels Can Improve Efficiency in Your Lab

The use of color identification in the laboratory can be a powerful tool in conveying information quickly and helping to reduce errors. Color helps create a visual language that employees are able to process before they are even aware of it. That’s because color, when used as part of a repetitive, standardized system, becomes a part of your automatic, intuitive response.

Switching to color printing and labels can even make you more efficient. Effective labeling has been found to reduce sample prep time by as much as 80 percent. Color identification also helps reinforce employee training and guide workers to complete their tasks more quickly.

With 60% of scientists reporting some form of label failure at least once in their career, it’s important to have the right tools to prevent costly errors. Here are some additional ways color identification can benefit your organization:

  • Differentiate samples — Samples differentiated by color identification can make it easier to find what you’re looking for, allowing you to move through your work faster.
  • Reduce errors — Color identification provides context that can help reduce errors. It has also been found to play a significant role in enhancing memory performance.
  • Emphasize information — Color helps to emphasize or de-emphasize areas or objects within the workplace, which can make it easier for employees to process multiple objects within their view at one time.
  • Show associations — Consistent use of color can quickly show the relationship among items.
  • Communicate important messages — When a standardized color code is in place, colors can effectively communicate important information quickly. 

To make the transition to color identification easy, Brady provides a variety of options designed specifically for the lab, including our B-494 Color Polyester Labels and the BradyPrinter M611 Mobile Label Printer. This combination of lab-specific color materials and smart mobile printing capabilities makes adding color to your identification processes an easy transition.

5 Ways Color Labels Can Improve Efficiency in Your Lab

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