Primera’s Signature Printers redefine Patient Safety

Primera presents its specimen identification and printing solutions at ECP 2015

WIESBADEN, GERMANY (August 14, 2015) — Primera Technology Europe, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty printing equipment, presents its specimen identification and printing solutions at the 27th European Congress of Pathology, held at Belgrade, Serbia, September 5 – 9, 2105.

Primera’s Signature Slide and Cassette Printers are designed for use in pathology, cytology and histology labs. With integrated PTLab™ SE software the printers can significantly increase the labs’ efficiency while helping to reduce the risk of specimen misidentification.

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. Labs can now print text, graphics and logos, along with linear and 2D bar codes, even in colour, directly onto slides and tissue cassettes, eliminating handwriting or expensive and difficult-to-apply labels and making workflow more efficient while increasing patient safety.

Even with their high-resolution, full-colour printing capabilities, Primera’s Signature Printing Solutions cost less than all other monochrome-only slide and cassette printers currently available. Small and space-efficient, labs can likely afford – and almost certainly cost-justify – an on-demand manual cassette at the grossing stations and a slide printer at each microtome workstation. By placing printers at each station, you’ll reduce or even eliminate mishandling and subsequent error rates. Workflow becomes more efficient, saving time and money by inventorying only white-frosted slides and white cassettes.

The Signature Cassette Printer is available as a stand-alone, manual printer or as a fully automated, complete system. Labs can first purchase a manual printer and upgrade that printer at a later time with robotics to make it a completely automated system.

Primera’s Signature Printers are available for third-party integration as well as in complete, stand-alone systems that include printers, PTLab™ SE software, scanner, keyboard, mouse and PC.

They are sold and supported by Primera’s authorized healthcare distributors and resellers. Complete product details are available at Follow Primera on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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 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 In Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific by phone at +852 3180 7171, by FAX at +852 3014 7827 or by email at

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.