PI Smart 6 Hopper Laser Cassette Printer


Laboratories are asking for smaller faster printers that can easily fit at the grossing workstation. Printing at point of use has been proven to reduce the number of labelling errors within the laboratory. The Pyramid Innovation On Demand cassette printer is a next generation printer that brings together all the essential elements required for On-Demand printing. It is small, fast, quiet and easy to use.

Print Speed -The Pyramid Innovation cassette printer can print fast, one cassette every four seconds, provides cassettes to the grossing technician, keeping pace with routine work flow.


A footprint of less than a letter size sheet of paper, about the same size as the Pyramid Innovation slide printer, meaning it is easily integrated into the grossing workstation. The printer has a built in Linux PC and colour touch screen to provide the same simple user interface found on other Pyramid Innovation products. The integrated barcode scanner and touch screen eliminate the need to connect and configure devices making set-up fast and easy.


The PiSmart Laser Cassette Printer prints barcodes containing up to 300 characters on each cassette face in high-quality 600 dpi (dots per inch) resolution for consistent scanning.


For laboratories that utilise batch printing work flow methods, the Pyramid Innovation On-Demand cassette printer provides the ability to verify pre-printed cassettes match the tissue container currently being grossed. This verification process can discover and identify a routine sample mismatch allowing the grossing technician to fix the issue at the earliest possible point in the process. If additional cassettes are required, the On Demand printer can easily print the next sample number needed reducing the time to obtain additional cassettes. The Pyramid Innovation cassette and slide printers have built-in connectivity to our PC based data capture and reporting application call the Hub. The Hub is designed to store and report on data sent to it from all connected devices such as printers. The Hub can report errors in real time enabling corrections to be made more promptly. The Hub also has a built-in report generator that can produce time saving reports on slide and cassette throughput and volume etc.

Process information includes:
• User log-in information to identify the technician that grossed the sample and created the cassette
• Time and date stamp to identify when the cassette was produced
• Unique transaction ID
• Instrument ID is recorded providing the location of the cassette printer where the cassette was printed
• Sample ID information including container and block ID’s

It’s small footprint and fast printing speed of ~4 seconds make it perfect for printing cassettes at your cut-up bench. Plus, it’s on-demand capability allows you to print cassettes as and when you need them, avoiding the risks associated with batch printing.