Challenge: Increase sample identification speed
A medium-sized medical laboratory analysed its sample handling process in pursuit of increased operational efficiency.
Researchers unanimously found they were spending too much time on sample identification and labelling. The process involved
retyping information, often in multiple printing systems, because it was not very clear which system could print the optimal labels
for a specific sample container type.
Solution: One easy-to-use precision printer to label any sample
Brady Corporation offers the BradyPrinter i5300 Industrial Label Printer, a timesaving identification solution that prints precise
and reliable labels for any laboratory sample container at record speed.
The BradyPrinter i5300 prints precise labels for slides, vials and tubes in all relevant
sizes, including labels for vial tops, without wasting any material. Even the smallest
label prints will offer great legibility due to excellent small font rendering at 600 dpi.
Printer set-up and calibration is automated, thanks to smart chips in dedicated label
consumables that can easily be loaded in-line with our drop-lock-print principle.
With the BradyPrinter i5300, researchers can load a new label type and have their
first labels printed within 20 seconds, without any manual sensor, heat or print
speed adjustments. The printer also features a clear, full colour screen that displays
an intuitive, easy-to-use navigation, complete with user tutorials.
Each label type that can be loaded in the BradyPrinter i5300 has been tested
in-house at Brady laboratories, and by customers worldwide. Brady offers labels,
for each sample container type, that will stay attached and remain legible when
exposed to laboratory chemicals, auto-claves and storage conditions, including
freezers and liquid nitrogen.
With Brady Workstation label design apps, sample container identification can be
further automated. Data from laboratory LIMS or ERP-systems can be sourced
and entered automatically as serial numbers, barcodes or QR-codes in matching
label templates that are ready for printing with the BradyPrinter i5300. The printer
will even warn users when the wrong label size is loaded thanks to bi-directional
communication technology between the label consumable, the printer and the label