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Primera Announces Signature® Cassette Printer

Print directly onto tissue and biopsy cassettes to increase efficiency while enhancing patient safety.

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (April 22, 2014) – Primera Technology, Inc. (“Primera”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty printing equipment, today announced its Signature Cassette Printer.

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. In addition, 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:

Signature Cassette Printer is the final component of our complete solution for accurate and efficient specimen identification,” said Mark D. Strobel, Primera’s vice president of sales and marketing. “With Signature Slide Printer already in daily use at hundreds of facilities around the globe, labs can now install a total solution that’s all from a single vendor.

According to Mr. Strobel, “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.

Two versions of the printer are available:

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.


SCP-M is available now worldwide. SCP-R will be available in June 2014. Both are sold and supported by Primera’s authorized healthcare distributors and resellers. Complete product details are available 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 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.
Contact: DTM Medical GmbH, Wiesbaden, Phone: +49 611 927770, Fax: +49 611 9277750, E-Mail:, Web:

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