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Primera Unveils Signature Tissue Cassette Printer

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

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (September 23, 2013) – Primera Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty printers, today announced after showing its new Signature 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, Rhode 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

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.

Watch several short videos and discover more about Primera’s laboratory identification products at


Signature Cassette Printer will be available in Europe during Q2 of 2014.

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 200 countries. Its Signature line of affordable and efficient laboratory identification products offers a new and complete solution for pathology, cytology and histology labs to process and manage specimens.

About DTM Medical: DTM Medical, a company of the DTM Group, is an international OEM and solution provider based in Germany. DTM Medical combines special print and data storage solutions with powerful software to create new products specially designed for the medical market. The range of services offered by DTM includes not only systems consisting of MDP - Medical Disc Publishers for use in radiological and diagnostic imaging, but also the Primera Signature product line for the pathological, histological and cytological market.
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