A cassette and slide printer reduce errors, and facilitate efficient workflow in the histology laboratory.
A cassette printer is a machine used in histology to print labels onto tissue cassettes, which are small containers used to hold tissue samples during processing and storage. The labels typically include information such as the patient’s name, the type of tissue, and the date.
A slide printer is a machine used to print labels onto microscope slides, which are thin glass or plastic sheets used to hold tissue samples for examination under a microscope. Like cassette printers, slide printers are used to add labels with information such as the patient’s name, the type of tissue, and the date to the slides.
Both cassette printers and slide printers are used in histology labs to ensure that tissue samples are properly labeled and tracked during processing and storage. This is important for maintaining accurate records and ensuring that the correct tissue samples are used for analysis and diagnosis. Most slide and cassette printers are able to print a 2D barocode.
Both cassette printers and slide printers typically use thermal transfer or inkjet printing technology to apply the labels to the cassettes or slides. Some models may also have the ability to print barcodes or other identifying information to help with sample tracking.
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