PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (November 20, 2014) — Primera Technology, Inc. (“Primera”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty printing equipment, today announced that its robotic-based auto-loading version of the Signature Cassette Printer, model “SCP-R”, is now shipping.
Signature Cassette Printer is designed for use in pathology and histology labs to print high-resolution text, graphics and bar codes directly onto tissue cassettes. In the past, much of this labeling has been accomplished by handwriting information with a pencil or marking pen. However, handwriting tends to be difficult to read, can be inaccurate and might even rub off during processing. The increasing use of 2D bar codes for accurate specimen identification also requires the use of a latest-generation direct-to-cassette printer.
Unlike other similar printers, Signature Cassette Printer utilizes thermal transfer ink ribbons instead of solvent inkjet or laser ablation. There are many advantages to thermal transfer inks, including:
“The auto-loading version of our Signature Cassette Printer has already been well received,” said Mark D. Strobel, Primera’s vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s been shown at a number of pathology conferences this past year or so. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s without a doubt the most capable, reliable and cost-effective solution for labs, which need to update their tissue cassette marking procedures. With Signature Slide Printer and the manual-feed version of Signature Cassette Printer already in daily use at hundreds of facilities around the world, labs can now install a total specimen marking solution that’s all from a single vendor.”
Mr. Strobel added, “Patient safety is at the heart of our specimen identification solution. By utilizing 2D bar codes printed directly onto the tissue cassettes and slides, specimens are precisely tracked each step of the way as they are processed.”
An exclusive feature of Signature Cassette Printer is that a smaller lab can start with the manual-feed SCP-M. When processing volumes increase they can add the robotics module later. The same SCP-M printer is simply placed on top of the robotics module and connected via a USB communications cable.
About Primera Technology: Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA, Primera Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading specialty printer manufacturers. Its products are sold worldwide through Primera Authorized Resellers and Distributors in more than 222 countries.
More information about Primera, its history and products is available on the Internet at http://primera-healthcare.eu or contact Primera Europe in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
In Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific by phone at +852 3180 7171, by FAX at +852 3014 7827 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors: Primera Technology EUROPE is an independent company called Primera Europe GmbH. Primera Europe is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Technology Europe. Primera Asia Pacific is an independent company called Asia Pacific Optical Distribution Ltd. (APOD), incorporated in Hong Kong, PRC. APOD is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Asia Pacific.