[Histonet] slides/cassettes printers points of view

Walter Benton wbenton at cua.md
Fri Jul 28 13:23:26 CDT 2017

We have the original Slidemates (not the newer AS model) and Printmate. Both instruments work well.

The slidemate used a thermal ribbons to print. Certain slide coatings (in the area where you write/etch/print) are better suited for thermal print technology. Not sure what type of slides you use now, but you consider that in your purchase decision. In addition slidemates have a small footprint.

Printmate also has a thermal ribbon and you can print 2D barcodes and other pertinent identifiers on the cassettes. Generally speaking the printer works well with minimal down time due to failures.

Feel free to reach out if you additional questions.

Walter Benton HT(ASCP)QIHC
Lab Operations Manager
Chesapeake Urology Associates
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Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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-----Original Message-----
From: Blanca Lopez via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 12:51 PM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] slides/cassettes printers points of view

Hello Histonettes!!!
I was wondering if somebody are using PRIMERA cassettes and slides printers and/or SLIDEMATE slide printer and PRINTMATE AS cassette printer From Thermo.
I am undecided which one to buy. I really love both. They have a lot of similarities in efficiency, price and quality BUT my manager is being hearing that primera works with cut corner slides ONLY otherwise will create a lot of problems.
Have not hear too much about slidemate yet.
If anybody can share their experiences with those printers that can help me to decide, I will appreciate. :)


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