Afinia Label has released the L501 color label printer for durable applications, with DuraPrime duo ink technology designed to enable easy transition from dye-based to pigment-based ink.
Available now through Afinia Label’s worldwide network of dealers, L501 has print resolutions up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi for vividly colored labels, and up to 1200 x 1200 optimized DPI for rich and crisp black printing. It is compatible with a wide range of paper, polyester, polypropylene and vinyl labelstocks, and supports gap, black mark and continuous media.
The ability to use both pigment and dye inks provides companies the flexibility to produce high-quality, low-cost labels for almost any application.
Mike Atkins, national sales manager at Afinia Label, explained: ‘The L501 was created specifically to solve a difficult pain point for manufacturers that require labels for both prime and durable applications. It offers a significant cost savings by eliminating the need for either outsourcing printing or investing in two separate printers.
‘The L501 brings an additional advantage to those companies previously outsourcing their labels, providing flexibility to adjust label designs and content on the fly.’
L501 is noted as being most valuable for small- to mid-sized label applications, with low per label ink cost due to separate CMYK cartridges. An optional rewinder is available for companies experiencing higher usage and longer runs, or for those who need rewound labels for use with a label applicator or dispenser.
‘The combination of price point, quality and ease-of-use really sets the L501 apart from other printers on the market,’ continued Atkins.