Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer

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

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
Product name Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer 
Product code 9021
Slide printer speed Up to 9 slides/minute (black - timed from delivery of first printed slide)
Up to 5 slides/minute (solid colors - timed from delivery of first printed slide)
Resolution 300 dpi
Printing technology Thermal transfer
Slide holder capacity 100 slides 
Slide output bin capacity 15 slides
Ink type Resin thermal transfer
Print text options Alphanumeric, 1D and 2D barcodes, graphics and logos
Printable colors 8 solid colors and many patterns
Print cartridge and print quality Black cartridge: 5,000 slides
Color cartridge: CMYK: 1,000 slides
Printer drivers Microsoft® Windows® 10/8/7, Windows Vista®/XP  
Data interface USB 2.0
Power requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 60 watts
Dimensions 7.1 (W) x 12.6 (D)  x 8.6 (H) inches
18.0 (W) x 31.95 (D) x 21.8 (H) cm
Weight 16.8 lbs (7.62 kg)
Certifications UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07

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Product code

Product name and quantity

9024 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® 1D and 2D Barcode Scanner and Stand (Optional)
9025 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Software (Optional)
9026 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Control PC with Touchscreen (Optional)
9027 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Holder, Blue 
9030* Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide and Cassette Print Cartridge Black; 6/case
9031* Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Print Cartridge Color; 6/case
9032 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Print Head Cleaning Pen; 5/case
9035 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite®  White Frosted Slides; 100/box; 10 boxes/case
9036 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite®  White Frosted Slides - Charged; 100/box; 10 boxes/case

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