Free Sealing Film Guide

Excel Scientific Inc. manufactures a variety of adhesive sealing films for evaporation prevention and sample protection during processing, storage, and shipment in 96-well, 384-well, and 1536-well microplates and larger-well tissue culture plates. Excel's approach to product design is application-based. The materials, properties, adhesive composition and manufacturing of each Excel sealing product are tailored to optimize performance in a specific laboratory microplate application.

Excel Scientific sealing-film products share the following features:

  • superior quality film; uniform, consistently-applied adhesive; seal without heat, avoiding damage to sensitive samples
  • two end tabs (unless otherwise noted) for easy and accurate positioning on the microplate
  • removable end-tab backing for secure sealing around ends of plate
  • perforated end-tabs (unless otherwise noted) for removal if necessary to prevent interference with automation equipment
  • packaged in zippered polymer bags, for protection from particulates and extended shelf life, within white cardboard boxes for easy stacking and storage
     

Our free sealing film guide provides a reference to the films we manufacture, their properties, and the applications for which they are intended. To download a PDF copy of this seal selection guide for screen viewing with links to product pages, click the image at right. To download a high-resolution two-page PDF file for printing, click here.

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Free Application Decision Tree

The sealing film decision tree provides a convenient selection guide organized by application. To download a PDF copy of the decision tree for screen viewing with links to product pages, click the image at right. To download a high-resolution two-page PDF file for printing, click here.

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Distributor Support:  High-Resolution Production Files for Sealing Film Guide and Decision Tree
The latest versions of our Sealing Film Guide and Decision Tree are available for download by authorized Excel Scientific distributors as Adobe InDesign CS production files and print-ready PDF X-1a files. All images in these files are at resolution 300 dpi or higher. Copyright © Excel Scientific, Inc. The text and images in these files are the property of Excel Scientific, Inc. and may be used, modified, and/or printed with permission from Excel Scientific, Inc. solely and exclusively for the advertising of products purchased from Excel Scientific, Inc.

To minimize download time, the InDesign files and supporting graphics are provided in Zipped archives as a courtesy to Windows PC users. Macintosh users can expand these archives using Stuffit Expander. Fonts are not included in the archives and must be provided and appropriately licensed by the user. These files are large, suitable for downloading via high-speed internet connection only. Please note the file sizes and approximate download times in the links below.

The PDF files have all fonts and graphics embedded. No external fonts or graphics are necessary for proper printing of the PDF files. However, only minor text editing (e.g. catalog numbers or product descriptions) is possible, and text editing requires the full version of Adobe Acrobat, not just the free Acrobat Reader.

Excel Sealing Film Guide, 6/10/2013 (InDesign CS3 Package in Zip Archive, 11.7 MB, approx. 1 min) This archive contains the InDesign file for the guide. Major edits of text and page layouts are possible using Adobe InDesign. An InDesign Interchange file is provided for compatibility with all versions of InDesign. The files are not compatible with Quark XPress.

Excel Sealing Film Guide, 6/10/2013 (Production PDF X-1a, 1.7 MB, less than 1 min) This file is suitable for high-quality printing or placement in other InDesign documents. Minor editing only (e.g., catalog numbers, product names) is possible using Adobe Acrobat full version (not the Acrobat Reader).

Excel Decision Tree, 2/9/2013 (InDesign CS3 Package in Zip Archive, 74 MB, approx. 10 min) This archive contains the InDesign file for the decision tree. Major edits of text and page layouts are possible using Adobe InDesign. An InDesign Interchange file is provided for compatibility with earlier versions of InDesign. The files are not compatible with Quark XPress.

Excel Decision Tree, 2/9/2013 (Production PDF X-1a, 13.8 MB, approx. 1 min) This file is suitable for high-quality printing or placement in other InDesign documents. Minor editing only (e.g., product names) is possible using Adobe Acrobat full version (not the Acrobat Reader).