[Histonet] Slide and cassette writers/printers

From:"Osborn, Sharon"

    Sorry, I have been out for the past week or would have replied to
this issue more quickly.  Yes, do test out the various companies'
products.  I highly recommend the Leica Cassette and Slide printers.
They are workhorses!  We print up to several hundred slides a day on the
slide printer.  Sometimes, the cassette printer does a few hundred
cassettes in a day.  When there are problems, Leica service is very
responsive.  In addition, Leica has listened to the users and did a
complete update of the product with a redesigned (much better and
sturdier) unit.  Then, they replaced the existing ones at no charge to
the current users!  Now, when you purchase their units, you get the best
on the market for it has been "test driven" n both Europe and the USA so
that you have a proven model ow.  Leica did develop this in cooperation
with another histology vendor.  However, I do not know if the other
vendor did all the updating and redesign on the original model that
Leica has.  Yes, there was a problem of it jamming on the first units;
now, there are no problems with jamming slides.  The units also are more
quiet now than the first models.
    I do strongly encourage you to do the field testing, etc. before
making a commitment.  Again, we are very pleased with the Leica

Sharon Osborn
DNAX, SP BioPharma
Palo Alto, CA

[mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:51 PM
To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] cassette writers

Anyone got any recomendation for cassette writers? Need to go down that
route by the end of the year but don't really know what is on offer at
the moment and what is good or bad!

All input appreciated.


Alan Bishop
Charge Scientist
Medlab Central
Palmerston North
New Zealand
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