Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer

An on-demand slide printer

Minimizing slide labeling errors in your laboratory has now become easier.
The Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer provides fast on-demand high resolution alpha numeric and 1D/2D barcode printing with a footprint small enough to fit next to the microtome.

The Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer is a high resolution thermal transfer printer designed for on-demand slide label printing of black or color identifiers directly onto microscope slides for use in pathology and cytology laboratories. The slide printer’s uniquely formulated thermal ink provides easy to read printing that is chemically resistant and smudge proof when dry. The high resolution (300 dpi) makes it possible for the microscope slide label printer to print alphanumeric characters, as well as 1D and 2D barcodes and graphics.

Incorporate the Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer into your microtome workstation for a SMART system solution for on-demand slide label printing, enabling efficiency and reducing the risk of misidentification of patient cases.



On-demand printing 
  • Streamlines workflow and reduces errors associated with batch printing
High resolution 300 dpi printing
  • For high content 1D and 2D barcodes, improved text legibility, barcode readability and first pass reads
Up to 8 solid color printing and many patterns
  • Eliminates multi-color slide inventory
Thermal transfer printing
  • Provides chemical resistant, smudge proof labeling
Small footprint
  • Enables placement of printer next to a microtome or to a cytology slide processor
Optimized for Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® White Frosted Slides (charged and uncharged)
  • Ensures high quality jam free printing at up to 9 slides per minute
Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Software
  • One solution for template design, printer management and LIS integration

Fast, high quality printing


Easy slide loading and exchanging of slide holders


User‐defined templates and LIS integration


Black or color print option; with easy cartridge replacement


Optimized and validated Tissue‐Tek® SmartWrite® slides

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