On-demand slide printing at the microtome.
Bringing the convenience of on-demand slide printing directly to
the microtome, the SlideMate's small footprint (about the size of a
toaster) enables it to be integrated at workstations or put on shelves
on top of workstations. The unit prints directly onto the slides with
chemical-resistant media to ensure print reliability--eliminating
handwriting labels and sorting batch printed slides. The device
eliminates labels by printing in direct transfer process, and the print
is resistant to most chemicals, including Xylene. The slide printer can
receive the data to be printed from a variety of sources: LIS, bar-code
scanner, or manual input via keyboard. Up to 150 slides are held inside
the unit to protect them from dust and the environment. Throughput is
typically three to 12 slides per minute, slide dependent. The machine
can print on 3" x 1" or 25 mm x 75 mm x 1 mm slides with
frosted or colored ends.
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