Microscope Slide Screen Printing Machine

  • Approximately 3,600 prints per hour.
  • Glass chipping is nearly 100% eliminated.
  • Automatic loader including load magazines and pick & place.
  • 2-axis automatic unload robot including unload slide gripper.


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  • Product Description
  • Features
  • Pretreatment

Product Description

The Most Sophisticated Microscope Slide Printer

Systematic Automation has created a fully automatic precision Microscope Slide Printer that allows you to produce perfectly printed slides in exact order quantities, all automatically. It’s brilliantly simple modular design allows you to focus on process and product rather than on the equipment. The machine was developed alongside the largest manufacturer of medical supplies in the United States. The Microscope Slide Printer will be your reliable workhorse. Plowing through orders large or small. Designed and built entirely in the USA at our factory in Connecticut. Nobody knows how to build rugged and reliable machines like Systematic Automation. We have been doing it since 1983.

The Microscope Slide Printer is typically paired with a hydrophobic ink for your lab slides. We advise on using the Cytonix MH-ink due to its options on translucent and pigmented color along with its hydrophobic properties. The benefit of hydrophobic ink is that it will retain the sample inside the containment area printed on the slide. The printer has the option for integrated pick in place into an oven for curing the slides. The brand of ink is used in a variety of medical fields such as making hydrophobic immunological diagnostics. Your choice of the print image will give you control over your process – how many samples you use per slide.

The Microscope Slide Printer comes with a variety of options for your process. Integrated vision allows automatic inspection of slides after each print and disposal of rejects for turn-key operation. The automatic loader allows two stacks of slides to be loaded on the printer at the same time. Options such as anti-static, automatic ink dispensing and more can be added. We can assist you for additional automation and integration with your current process. The entire system is manufactured and designed in the United States.

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  • Speed range: Variable to 1,080 slides per hour.
  • Machine height, width, depth- 61.25″ (1556mm) x 124″ (3150mm) x 108″ (2738mm).
  • Shipping weight 2,900 lbs (approximate).
  • Registration and repeatability +/- .003″ (.07mm).
  • Slide size range .964″ (25mm) min. x 1.004″ (25.5mm) max.
  • Slide size range (length 75mm) 2.960″ standard industry tolerance.
  • Slide size range (thickness 1mm) .040″ standard industry tolerance.
  • In-feed magazine capacity 600 slides (approximate).


Engineering Features

  • Machine tool quality and durability.
  • U.S. Patent # 5,784,932.
  • Prints frosted or unfrosted microscope slides.
  • Break away safely features throughout to protect operator and machine.
  • Linear bearings throughout rated at over 300 million cycles.
  • Servo motor overload protection.
  • Rear screen frame holder is precision hinged providing quick access to inside of screen and squeegee.
  • Easily removable squeegee/flood bar assembly.
  • Flood bar rises and falls alternately with squeegee.
  • Smooth quiet operation.
  • Each component is modular for simplicity of design and serviceability.
  • Oversize slides are automatically detected.
  • Hardened tool steel slide escapement.
  • Glass chipping is nearly 100% eliminated.
  • Machine can be loaded with slides as it is running.
  • All rugged PLC machine control.
  • Welded steel machine base. Powder coated.
  • Mechanical dripping and vacuum holding of slide in nest.
  • Machine makes no contact with top of slide.
  • Slides are gripped from the sides only.
  • Common exhaust and oil free cylinders for pneumatic eliminates contamination.
  • Large in-feed magazine capacity.

Standard Features

  • Non-contact vacuum on top of slide for cleaning prior to printing.
  • Pre-cleaning vacuum on nest prior to loading.
  • Variable print and flood speed control.
  • Variable squeegee pressure with gauge.
  • X, Y and angular screen frame micro adjust with dial indicators.
  • Foot pedal cycle start for set up.
  • Resettable counter.
  • Manual load feature for non standard slides.
  • Adjustable squeegee angle.
  • Micro adjustment of flood bar parallelism to screen.
  • Slide part present detect. omits print stroke.


Your product surface may require pretreatment to promote ink adhesion. Products ordered in bulk may have oil contaminants or other residue as well as having poor surface tension, which can be remedied by flame pretreatment. Pretreatment integration is done by installing a burner on your machine that will provide flame to your entire surface area. If your product is cylindrical, it will spin 360 degrees, parallel with the burner and if it is flat, the flame system will move to cover your product area. Burners are made in house and to size. Pretreatment is done prior to printing your product.