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Primera Unveils Signature Tissue Cassette Printer

New printer completes Primera’s advanced labeling solution for histology labs

(PresseBox) (Wiesbaden, ) Primera Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty printers, today announced after showing its new Signature Tissue Cassette Printer with big success for the first time at the European Congress of Pathology, Lisbon, that it will be demonstrating the printer at the National Society for Histotechnology conference in Providence, Rhone Island. The conference takes place September 22-24, 2013.

Printing directly onto cassettes helps to reduce specimen misidentification errors that can be caused by inaccurate or difficult to read handwriting. With Signature Cassette Printer, you can print text, graphics and logos along with linear and 2D bar codes directly onto the face of the cassettes. Your workflow will be more efficient while increasing patient safety.

Blank cassettes are loaded into a series of eight different bins across the front of the printer. A high-speed, precision robotic arm picks cassettes from the top of the stack. This allows the use of a wider range of cassette types, styles and brands than any other cassette printer. Cassettes can have lids on or off. The gripper fingers virtually eliminate jams and mis-feeds.

Another unique feature of Primera's slide and cassette printers is the ability to print in both black and colour onto cassettes. This allows labs to inventory only white cassettes in various types (tissue/embedding, biopsy, etc.). If colour coding is needed it can simply be printed.

"We've put our most advanced printing and robotics technology into the new Signature Cassette Printer," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera's vice president of sales and marketing. "Whether you run a small, in-house histology lab or a large, regional anatomical pathology center, Signature Cassette Printer will improve your efficiency, accuracy and workflow."

Key Features and Benefits

- On-demand or batch mode printing for maximum versatility
- Black or colour printing
- 8 cassette hoppers x 40 cassettes per hopper = 320 cassette capacity
- Up to 11 cassettes per minute
- Thermal transfer printing at 300 dpi - delivers the sharpest text and most readable bar codes of any printing method used in this market
- Prints on standard cassettes with 35° or 45° angles, lid on or lid off, with no adjustments needed (patent pending)
- Output Capacity: 15 cassettes
- Chemical-resistant ink - ensures reliable identification of cassettes

Primera's PTLab SE Software, a user-friendly and easy to learn program, is included with every printer. For full LIS integration, PTLab PE is available as an option. Together with Primera's Signature Slide Printer, Signature Cassette Printer and PTLab Software, Primera now provides an advanced and complete histology labeling solution - all from a single source.

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Signature Cassette Printer will be available in Europe during Q1 for 2014.

Primera Europe GmbH

Primera Technology Inc. (Plymouth, Minnesota/USA) ist ein weltweit führender Hersteller professioneller Duplizier- und Druckgeräte für optische Medien wie CDs, DVDs und Blu-ray-Discs. Seit dem Gründungsjahr 1998 beliefert das Unternehmen seine Kunden zu vergleichsweise günstigen Preisen mit Brenn- und Druckrobotern für unterschiedliche Ansprüche, was die zu produzierende Stückzahl, Geschwindigkeit und Belastbarkeit betrifft. Das Portfolio reicht dabei von Kleinstgeräten für jeden Schreibtisch bis hin zu Duplizier- und Drucksystemen in Industriequalität sowie weiteren Spezialdruckern, beispielsweise für Etiketten. Primera-Systeme sind kompatibel sowohl zu Microsoft- als auch Apple-Betriebssystemen und befinden sich im Einsatz bei Banken und Versicherungen, Behörden, im medizinischen Bereich sowie als Disc-on-Demand-Lösung im Video- und Audiobereich. Der Produktvertrieb erfolgt über Distributoren in mehr als 85 Ländern. Neben dem Headquarter in den USA verfügt Primera über Standorte in Wiesbaden für Europa und in Hongkong für den asiatisch-pazifischen Raum.