This paper describes a technique for creating customized, thick (= 1 mm) slide labels, and fastening them permanently to slides so they can be stored vertically by stacking or horizontally like cards in a file without putting pressure on the coverslip. After 20 years, thick labels created by this technique have shown no sign of degradation; labels fastened to slides with silicone caulking have remained securely attached. A storage system, using insect drawer sized trays that hold large numbers of thick labelled slides, is shown. The use of thick labels and such a storage system simplifies the curation of large numbers of slides.
Voegtlin, David J.
"A Method for Making Customized, Thick Labels for Microscope Slides.,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 32
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol32/iss3/6