Bar code label application is easily automated with the VCode Bar Code Label Print and Apply Station. The VCode applies bar code labels to any or all four sides of a microplate and provides the flexibility to create custom labels. Specifically designed to accommodate a wide range of microplates, the VCode adjusts for different skirt heights and deepwell plates using a two position plate stage which allows the instrument to automatically place labels at either of two vertical label positions (which can be adjusted). The VCode's compact size fits easily on a bench top, while its speed achieves the most aggressive throughput goals. The VCode acts as a stand-alone unit or can be integrated into an automated system through its ActiveX control and RS-232 serial port. The VCode's software reads data from your comma-delimited file or can be integrated with a LIMS. Using a 400 dpi thermal transfer printer, the VCode prints up to six fields (bar codes and human readable fields) per label in a wide range of symbologies, fonts, and magnifications. Labels offers a wide useable temperature range (-80 to 100 °C) and diverse material compatibility.