Primera Technology Inc, Plymouth, Minn, offers the DL500 durable label printer. The DL500 allows fast, in-house production of durable labels for a wide range of applications, including unique device identifier (UDI) labels used for medical devices and health care equipment. Text, graphics, and linear or 2D bar codes can be laser ablated onto a range of adhesive-backed label materials. The finished labels do not require lamination to withstand extended exposure to UV light, chemicals, liquids, and temperatures up to 300oC. Instead of ink, the printer utilizes a laser diode along with high-precision, matched optics. Engineers designed the DL500 to operate like a standard label printer, and the software installs on a PC like a standard printer—no special operator training or certification is required. Systems typically cost between $18,000 and $22,000.