Re: [Histonet] Slide printers (ink)

Do any of these slide printers affect precut control tissue on the charged

             Patti Loykasek                                                
             Sent by:                  "Charles, Roger"                    
             histonet-bounces@         , Kim Merriam 
             02/05/2008 02:39          Re: [Histonet] Slide printers (ink) 

Roger- We have been using a sakura slide printer for a couple of years. I
agree with your comments about the software - not user friendly at all nor
is it intuitive. I have used Access database in the past without these
issues. I do not know about the labels, I don't think we've had that issue.
Maybe it varies with the label. I don't quite understand your comment on
charged slides, as all of the slides we put thru the printer are charged
we have no issues with that. We use charged slides (Okando Plus) from BBC
and Probe-On Plus slides from ThermoFisher. What brand of slides were you
using & what issue did you have with the slide printer from the usage?

Patti Loykasek BS, HTL, QIHC
PhenoPath Laboratories
Seattle, WA

> Hello,
> Recently we bought a sakura slide writer that uses ink to print. The
> only problem I have found with the ink is if you put labels over the
> print and then try to remove the label to verify a number error, or
> something like that, the ink will actually come off with the label.  If
> you can read upside down you can still verify the number.  I did run
> this ink thru a battery of chemicals including straight formic acid for
> 5 minutes and the ink did not leave the slide.  I would caution in
> buying a Sakura slide write as it has a very unfriendly Access based
> program and the writer does not work with charged slides.  This has been
> verified by me and an independent engineer sent to look at this issue.
> I do use a TBS cassette writer and love that so if I can get my sakura
> sent back I will be looking at TBS's slide writer too.
> Good luck
> Roger
> Roger Charles
> Microbiologist
> Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory
> 2305 N Cameron St
> Harrisburg, PA 17110
> 717-787-8808
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> Merriam
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 2:48 PM
> To: Histonet
> Subject: [Histonet] Slide printers (ink)
> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering what everyone's experience was with the TBS slide
> printer (Shurmark-plus), the one that prints with ink?  I would
> appreciate input, good or bad.
> We currently have an etcher, and we hate it, so we are looking to
> trade it in for something that uses ink.  I have used the Leica printer
> in the past and have had reasonably good luck with it, but I was
> wondering about the printer from TBS, I don't know anyone that has one.
> Kim
> Kim Merriam, MA, HT(ASCP)
> Cambridge, MA
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