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Colour Label Printers

 

 Reduce your labelling costs with on-demand colour printers!

Colour label printers are designed to give you the power to print and manage high quality labels in-house. No longer will you be wasting printed labels, as AM Labels range of colour label printers are designed for both short and long on-demand print runs, allowing you to print the exact amount of labels required.

There are two different types of inks that colour label printers use: dye and pigment based. Each has their advantages, making them perfect for a range of different food and drink environments.  

Dye inks

Vibrant colours and exceptional photo quality labels are the key benefits of dye based inks, making them ideal for a range of applications where brand and product appearance is vital, including food products and bottle labelling. With good water and smudge resistance, these labels can be used inside humid food manufacturing plants. These characteristics make the dye based printouts ideal for a range of applications including:

  • Food labelling
  • Bottle labelling
  • Bakery labelling
  • Packaging labels

Pigment inks

Pigment based inks provide less vibrant colours than dye inks, but provide significantly superior resistance to a range of substances including, water, oils, chemicals and sunlight.  This makes pigment ink based labels ideal for the following applications:

  • GHS Chemical product labelling
  • Horticulture, Fruits & Plants
  • Machinery & Facilities
  • Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals
  • Chilled beverage & food
  • Bathroom product labels

Increased UV Resistance!

Pigment ink cartridges provide superior UV resistance over dye cartridges, which lead to increased visibility of your products for longer. Whether your products sit on shelf windows or are designed to be used outside, don’t let your companies visibility fade! Increased label longevity ultimately means longer product and brand visibility and allows you to reach out to more potential customers.

Entry Level Colour Printers

Epson TM-C3500

Affordable and compact, the Epson TM-C3500 is 4” entry-level pigment based inkjet printer designed with the user in mind. Easy to use and perfect for first time labelling users; it’s simple to load media and with a clear LCD display, it clearly indicates ink levels and the printer status. With printing speeds up to 4 inches per second, the TM-C3500 is ideal for short bespoke labelling runs. With a medium print resolution of 720 x 360dpi, it can handle high demands without compromising quality. Whether it’s printing packaging labels with colourful logos and pictures, or tickets and ID cards with crisp barcodes and product information, the TM-C3500 has a print resolution of 720 x 360dpi ensures you can print it all from one machine.

Did you know…

The Epson TM-C3500 is perfect for entry-level printing and comes equipped a host of user-friendly features, which includes an auto-cutter for precise cutting on continuous rolls.

Mid-Range Colour Printers

Epson GP-C831

Designed for precision and large-volume label printing, the Epson GP-C831 is an 8 inch wide format
inkjet printer designed to handle the rigors of industrial printing. Equipped with a tractor-feeding system, the GP-C831 has significantly less paper jams and also shows increased printing accuracy amongst its competitors. Simply produce accurate labels with a sharp print resolution of 720 x 720 dots per inch. With Epson’s world renowned durable inks, the printouts excellent resistance to substances such as water, chemicals, oil and sunlight and provide fantastic longevity, ensuring they are suitable for products with a long shelf life. 

Did you know…

Although it uses a tractor feeding system to feed labels through with supreme accuracy, the print speed is not compromised and can print up to 3 inches per second. 

Primera LX900

Ideal for printing high quality labels, the Primera LX900 features a highest-in-class print resolution of
4800 x 1200 dpi and is perfect for producing high definition, vibrant printouts. The LX900 also features smaller ink cartridges and a lower outer diameter roll than its competitors, making it perfect for shorter, high quality print runs.  With a print width of 8” and printing speeds of up to 4.5 inches per second, the LX900 matches speeds and widths of its competitors and can print onto a wide range of materials, including high-gloss paper and synthetics, making the LX900 ideal for products and promotional labelling.

Did you know…

Despite having a higher cost-per-label than its competitors, the print resolution of the LX900 cannot be matched to any other mid-range colour printer.

VIPColor VP485

The VIPColor VP485 is a dye-based, 8 inch colour label printer, which utilises advanced inkjet technology to produce high impact labels with deep rich colours. With large ink cartridge capacity and a large external label unwinder, the VP485 is ideal for medium printing runs at 5 inches per second print speed. The print resolution is still consistently high, boasting a 1200 x 1200dpi resolution, which ensures printouts are high quality and affordable. Boasting a low total ownership cost, the VP485 incorporates large capacity ink cartridges and comes with an external label unwinder for fewer ink and label changeovers.

Did you know…

The VIPColor VP485 has the lowest cost-per-label of any mid-range dye based inkjet printers, ensuring that costs are sustainably low after the initial purchase.

VIPColor VP495VIPColor VP495 Colour Label Printer

The VP495 was based on the success of the VP485 and maintains all of the same advantages - including
large capacity ink cartridges and an external unwinder, but with added label durability due to the pigment ink cartridges. With plug and play as standard, the VP495 can be up and running within minutes of unboxing the printer and includes an intuitive LCD display and label design software to help get you started. Designed for short medium print runs, the VP495 is capable of printing up to 1,000 labels per day with printing speeds up to 4 inches per second.

Did you know…

The printouts on the VP495 are ultra-resistant colourful labels at a highest-in-class print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dots per inch for a pigment inkjet printer.

High Performance Colour Printers

Afinia L-801

Packed with performance, the Afinia L-801 is a high speed, high resolution colour inkjet printer powered
by Memjet thermal technology, which boasts printing speeds of 12 inches per second. Ideal for just-in-
time on-demand labelling requirements, the L-801 is ideal for short and long, high definition printing runs at 1600 x 1600 dots per inch print resolution. Built with an all metal construction, the printer is
robust and features an internal label roll holder, which helps prevent dust entering the system and maintains a high print quality. Although the buy price is higher than its competitors, a return on investment is guaranteed as the L-801 has the lowest cost-per-label on the marketplace, proving that printing in-house can be substantially cheaper than outsourcing printed label production.

Did you know…

Due to frequent head cleaning operations, the Afinia L-801 is virtually maintenance free for the first year of use, further reducing ownership costs.

Which product is suitable for your application?

 Each printer we have has a range of different capabilities, whether it’s high printing speeds, high printing resolution or just being a cost-effective on-demand solution. The table below shows key aspects of each printer.

 

Epson TM-C3500

Primera LX900

VIP VP485

VIP VP495

Afinia L-801

Print Resolution (dpi)

720 x 360

4800 x 1200

4800 x 1200

1200 x 1200

1600 x 1600

Ink Type

Pigment

Dye

Dye

Pigment

Dye

Black Ink Capacity (ml)

32.5

28

69

69

2 x 250

Colour Ink Capacity

32.5

10.4

28

28

250

Max Print Speed

4.1 inches per second

4.5 inches per second 

5

3.8

12

Maximum Print Width (mm)

104mm

212

216

216

216

Interfaces

USB and 10/100 Ethernet

USB

USB and 10/100 Ethernet

USB and 10/100 Ethernet

USB and 10/100 Ethernet

Finding the perfect materials

Finding the right materials is difficult; whether they need to be aesthetically pleasing or have supreme longevity and durability. The table below shows the compatible inkjet materials we can offer

 

Epson TM-C3500

Primera LX900

VIP VP485

VIP VP495

Afinia L-801

Photo Quality Matt Paper

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Photo Quality Gloss Paper

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Matt Polyethylene

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Matt Polypropylene

No

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Gloss White Polpropylene

No

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Gloss Clear Polypropylene

No

Yes

Yes

Yes*

Yes

* States the material is applicable when the printer is set in composite mode, which is the creation of the black ink via Cyan, Magenta and Yellow inks.

For more information or pricing, please contact us on 01536 414222 or email sales@amlabels.co.uk

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