Label Printer Selector

 

Labels-U-Print ®

We are here to help you select your digital label printer.  Print as labels as needed for each product, package or customer.  It’s fast and convenient

Here is a summary of the digital label printers in our Labels-U-Print ® supported range

There is a photo to help identify each machine. They are listed in size and performance order moving from the smallest to the largest capability

We show a guide price and a low cost per day to own when on our lease purchase scheme.  Please call us so we can advise on suitability for your needs, to check on the latest prices, to tell us what size or shape labels you need, to arrange print samples and to discuss a package deal

Tel: 0044 (0) 1527 529713  Email: sales@ktecgroup.co.uk

 

PRIMERA LX500e   (£1099 or 63p per day on lease purchase)
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  • Small compact size
  • Prints up to 4″ wide
  • 4800 dpi full photo quality colour printing
  • Uses low cost plain labels on rolls, thousands of shapes and sizes available.
  • Starter kit includes, printer, ink, labels, cables, software and free help desk.
  • Includes a choice of Nice Label Lite or BarTender Lite ‘drag and drop’ label layout software to make your own label designs or to print existing designs.
  • Optional built-in label guillotine can cut and separate printed labels or cut not adhesive paper to make tickets and coupons (LX500eC model)
  • Call or email our printer sales team for expert advice on the printer and software Tel: 0044 (0) 1527 9713

 

 

 

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PRIMERA FX400e Foil Imprinter (£599) (1p)

The FX400e is used for printing shiny gold or silver or red or blue foil borders or motives onto labels. For labels printed on our colour label printers you can use the FX400e to add to the look of the label by printing a shiny emblem or border.

DURABLE PIGMENT INK  PRINTER LX2000e (£2999) (3p)LX2000e

Yes its here, the long awaited PRIMERA LX2000e follows the success or the best selling LX900e but with larger inks for up to 30% less cost per label as well as higher print speeds. Pigment ink is standard on the LX2000e for increased resistance to moisture and sunlight and with our SJET white polypropylene full colour labels can be printed for outdoor use, even satisfying the extreme British Standard BS5609 testing to survive marine accident submersion when international shipping, 6 months in seawater and the label still legible.

In LX series ink jet printers you will see the print head sweep from side to side to print the labels this gives a very high 4800dpi photo quality print quality by building the image by layering the ink.

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MEMJET WATERFALL TYPE  DESKTOP FULL COLOUR SELF ADHESIVE LABEL BULK TANK INK JET PRINTERS

Memjet is a manufacturers trade name for fixed position print head technology often called ‘waterfall’ technique. This because the ink drops from the head as a waterfall curtain (actually like a complete line spray right across the printer, as the label are moved underneath so only the labels move in a Memjet printer.  Memjet printers print labels at high speeds typically 6 or 12 inches per second (300mm per second is easily achived).  The printers are also sometimes called ‘bulk tank’ printers since they have large 250ml replaceable ink tanks for each colour so with c, y, m, k, k (there are two black tanks) the total ink capacity is 1.25 Litres.  By buying the ink in bulk the cost per label print is greatly reduced typically up to 1/10 the running cost of a cartridge based printer so the Memjet printers suit users who have a high quantity of labels to print or just would like the lowest possible cost per label with a pretty high print speed.  Memjet printers use water based dye ink so best suited to use on short life product like food and drink though extended life can be achieved by over laminating using on of our Label Finishing machines.  Some new waterfall bulk tank printers use pigment ink, this ink includes coloured particulate that is more durable for longer label life and even outdoor use when also using plastic rather that paper based labels, so look at the pigment ink machines if you need high durability.

VIPCOLOR VP700e (Memjet) bulk tank dye ink 1600 dpi    (£4999) (0.5p)VP700

The VP700e is our best selling bulk tank high speed Memjet colour label printer. Based on the success of the fixed head Memjet system with 5 x separate 250ml ink tanks c, y , m, k, k (two black) the VP700e is easy very and economical to use.  For example we install the VP700e in food producers replacing old thermal ribbon printers. The customer can print fully detailed colour labels say for jars, sandwiches or bakery for a cost of one penny, about the same cost when they were using a black only printer, but of course with a full colour printer they can easily change the product details and add high quality pictures and logos whenever needed.  The 1600 dpi colour print quality is far superior to the old 300dpi black ribbon printing methods bringing much higher appeal to the labels, the ability to vary colours and product photos as well as adding the ingredients and nutrition as fine quality print for example.

The VP700e handles labels up to 8 inches (203 mm) which is useful so you can design and print a greater range of labels in narrow edge lead or wide edge lead format.  The print speed is fast up to 12 inches (300 mm) per second so your labels are printed in moments. For example a 4 x 3 inch (102 mm x 76 mm) full colour label can be printed in say a third of a second, or 180 per minute, or 10,800 per hour wow!*  VIPCOLOR added a useful feature in the software, a one click ‘bleed to edge’ setting.  When selected it makes it easy to automatically overlap the label a little at the edges so to make sure there are no white parts left even if the label registration moves a small amount as its printed.  We configure the VP700e with a set of inks and print head and a Microsoft Windows Driver to you can connect the printer to your existing PC or LAPTOP computer software or have a look at the free download of BarTender Professional here our most popular fully populated fully supported label layout software.  The compatible options include a motorised auto reversing roll winder to make neat rolls for use in our dispensers or applicators.  The VP700e is popular for high speed printing of outer packaging labels, tests should be performed to check the print quality is good for your particular applications and use for prime pack or full solid colour labelling may not be recommended.

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Can’t find your label size then please send us message using the contact page or call, we have many thousands of sizes with a delivery time of 7 to 10 days and can even provide trial runs and custom sizes using our digital cutters.

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* theoretical maximum print speed in practice the printer will pause from time to time for automated head cleaning but will not reduce this capability much.

iCube2 (Memjet) bulk tank dye ink 1600 dpi  Roll to Roll  (£6329) (0.5p) 

The iCube is a Memjet bulk tank high speed colour label printer with a purpose designed super smooth linked UNwinder and REwinder configured to print labels from large rolls of blank labels and rewind to rolls.  Based on the success of the fixed head Memjet system with 5 x separate 250ml ink tanks c, y , m, k, k (two black) the iCube series is easy and very economical to use.  With its roll to roll winders and linked base plate to align the winders with the printer the accuracy of alignment of print to pre-cut blank label registration is maintained even at high speeds making it ideal for those users that need to print labels to a roll either for passing printed rolls to to an automated label applicator line or for printing finished rolls to sell to customers (print houses).

icube-series_800The iCube handles labels up to 8 inches (203 mm) wide media so you can design and print a greater range of labels in narrow edge lead or wide edge lead format.  The print speed is fast up to 150 mm (6 inches) or 12 inches (300 mm) per second so your labels are printed in moments. For
example a 4 x 3 inch (102 mm x 76 mm) full colour label can be printed in say a third of a second,  or 10,800 per hour wow!*  We configure the iCube with a set of inks and print head and a Microsoft Windows Driver to you can connect the printer to your existing PC or LAPTOP computer software or have a look at the free download of BarTender Professional here our most popular fully populated fully supported label layout software.  The iCube is best for roll to roll printing so is normally configured with its compatible roll winders.  iCube comes as iCube1 (no display), iCube2 (4.3 inch display) and iCube3 (7 inch display) with stand-alone running capability from memory card, no PC needed.

* theoretical maximum print speed in practice the printer will pause from time to time for automated head cleaning but will not reduce this capability much.

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SWIFTCOLOR WATERFALL DESKTOP FULL COLOUR SELF ADHESIVE LABEL BULK TANK INK JET PRINTERS 

SwiftColour manufacture a range of full colour label printers that are well designed and manufactured. The print technology is fixed head similar to Memjet and with similar large bulk tanks c, y, m, k (one black this time) to keep the ink / per label print cost low. The 4 inch model is available in a choice of dye or pigment ink versions for that extra durability when needed.  The 8 inch model handles wider labels including A5 (210 x 148mm) and even A4 size (210 x 295 mm) but only in pigment so is especially useful for printing labels onto plastic base media for good chemical resistance and outdoor label survival.

SWIFTCOLOR SCL-4000D/P and 8000P (Waterfall style) bulk tank dye / pigment ink 1200dpi

SCL4000D

The SCL-4000D is a 4.26  inch wide (108 mm) DYE label printer with speeds up to 12 inches (300mm per second).  It is our popular bulk tank high volume capable label printer favored if the customers labels are all under 4.26 inches wide since its best to print narrow with labels on a narrow width printer for reasons of economy and maximising print head life. The SCL-4000D is excellent for printing labels for sandwiches and food items or any product needing full colour labels no wider that 4.26 inches.  The printer is particularly good at printing onto narrow labels.

(£3045 limited offer whilst stocks last) (0.5p)

SCL4000DThe SCL-4000P is a 4.26  inch wide (108 mm) PIGMENT label printer with speeds up to 12 inches (300mm per second).  It is our popular bulk tank high volume capable label printer favored if the customers labels are all under 4.26 inches wide since its best to print narrow with labels on a narrow width printer for reasons of economy and maximising print head life. The SCL-4000P is excellent for printing labels in plastic medias so that the label are extra durable even for outdoor use. The printer is particularly good at printing onto narrow labels. (£3995 limited offer whilst stocks last) (0.5p)

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Click here to choose compatible label rolls in various standard sizes.

Can’t find your label size then please send us message using the contact page or call, we have many thousands of sizes with a delivery time of 7 to 10 days and can even provide trial runs and custom sizes using our digital cutters.

The SCL-8000P is a large 9.17  inch wide (232 mm) PIGMENT label printer with speeds up to 6 inches (150 mm per SCL-8000Psecond).  It is our popular wide bulk pigment ink tank high volume capable label printer favored if the customers labels are large sizes.  The SCL-8000p is particularly excellent for printing labels in plastic medias so that the label are extra durable even for outdoor use.  Designed originally for fanfolded labels we bundle the printer with a motorised UNwinder so that our lower cost blank label rolls can be used.  The printer will be popular for printing durable labels say for chemical labelling or outdoor use.  (£10260) (0.5p)

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The Swiftcolor range is popular for high speed printing of outer packaging labels,  tests should be performed to check the print quality is good for your particular applications and use for prime pack or full solid colour labelling may not be recommended.

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EPSON C7500 ColorWorks SERIES BULK TANK INK JET PRINTERS    (£4969) (0.5p)epson c7500

The EPSON c7500 series of 4 inch (108mm) industrial colour label printers consists of the C7500G with UltraChrome ink suited to gloss materials like prime pack labels and the C7500 with DURABrite Ultra pigment ink for extra durability say for outdoor labels and including BS5609 marine submersibility for international shipping regulations and performance.

The printers have extra-large capacity 294ml  ink tanks for each cym colour and black k and high print speeds up to 300mm (1 foot) per second and auto cut-off is standard.

The printers have ZEBRA emulation for claimed plug and play to replace Zebra thermal transfer printers. The C7500 will understand the label data sent to it as if it were a thermal printer but can add a selectable full colour background print thus eliminating the need for expensive pre-printed labels.

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NEURALABEL 300x DURABLE PRINTER    (£3952) (0.5p)

The Neuralabel 300x is able to print durable labels any size up to and including A6, A5 and even A4 so ideal for the larger labels for pallets or chemical drums and particularly labels for outdoor storage, pot plants and other product that need good durability in all weathers.   The 300x is based on HP’s page wide high speed one pass printing technology and uses pigment ink jet for a high quality print.  Labels that satisfy the British Standard BS5609 usually a matt white pp like our SJET type along with the new pigment inks means labels can be printed that are suitable for outdoors and especially resistant to sunlight and rain. The 300x can be used with a variety of optional unwinders and rewinders including the specially made fully integrated unwind and rewind unit pictured.

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LASER DESKTOP FULL COLOUR SELF ADHESIVE LABEL TONER POWDER PRINTERS

Laser printers normally found and used in the office for printing letters can also print labels on sheets but the sheets often miss feed and get jammed in the printer. We prefer laser printers that print onto rolls for labelling work and indeed when labels are on rolls they are lower cost, faster to print and when printed can be used in automated dispensers and applicators to speed up the task of getting labels onto products.  The powder toner is imaged and fused with heat onto the surface of the label so the finished labels are highly durable especially when a plastic label media is used.  We would expect a high chemical resistance and a long working life even for outdoor use when printing labels using a laser printer especially on polypropylene.  Polyethelyne should be avoided it is far too stretchy.  Normal labels with gaps should also be avoided since the exposed adhesive in the gaps can easily contaminate the printer and cause constant jamming and breakdowns.  Some suppliers offer laser printers with roll feed and claim they work with normal labels but we find the working life is very short due to the adhesive contamination.  We favour laser roll printers that either use kiss cut labels with the waste left on to protect the printer from the adhesive or those that print onto a low cost uncut roll then you use a label finisher to cut the labels afterwards.  Either way leaving the waste on when printing provides the good advantage of allowing ‘printers bleed’ the ability to run colour up to and over the edges for full colour cover. Additional equipment may be needed to remove the wastage after printing if the labels are to go onto an automated applicator but this is a far safer route and to prolong the working life of the label printer.  The CX 2400dpi laser roll printer range is popular for high speed printing of outer packaging and prime pack labels.  The extra fine toner is fused together when printing so the CX laser printers are good for maintaining solid colours.

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PRIMERA CX1000e toner powder ink 2400dpi   (£9950) (2.5p)

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The PRIMERA CX1000e is a roll to roll laser toner printer that has been especially designed to print onto label media.  The printer has an unusually high 2400dpi print (most laser printers are only 600dpi) so expect very high quality.  The printer also has extra large c, y, m, k colour toner powder cartridges each capable of printing 16500 A4 size labels.  The printer is packaged with a really easy to use label layout program called PTPRINT that accepts label images and automatically arranges them in a matrix array to make full use of the 8.5 inch (216 mm) print width.  We offer a wide range of labels on rolls already kiss cut to size that are loaded straight to the printer.  The labels have black registration marks printed on the reverse to enable the laser printer sensor to ‘register’ on the labels and print the label images in the correct positions.  Remember the printer is all that is needed for printing and hand applying labels. We offer the DPR Matrix Remover or the PRIMERA FX1000e heavy duty label finisher to remove the waste and slit and wind to separate rolls if the labels are printed two or more across or are to be fed into an automate label applicator machine.

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PRIMERA CX1200e toner powder ink 2400dpi with FX1200e finisher  (£45000) (2.5p)

PRIMERA FX1200e
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This pair of machines is unique in allowing users to print manufacture all the labels they need from low cost uncut rolls of self-adhesive paper or plastic.

The CX1200e uses the same high quality 2400dpi laser toner printer as the CX1000e above but this time it uses the lowest cost uncut rolls.  When the label are printed the PTPRINT software adds small black registration marks to the roll one alongside each image row and also filters out the cut line from the images and passes it for cutting to the FX1200e.  Then the printed roll of labels is finished on the FX1200e. The FX1200e is populated with 1, 2, 3 or 4 cutting blades so is capable to cut 1, 2, 3 or 4 lanes of labels in one pass.  The so called QUADRACUT digital cutting head can jump sideways so in fact the 1200e combination and print and finish up to 8 rolls of labels in one pass if small size, though practically we would recommend staying in the range of 1, 2, 3 or 4 across lanes for ease of set up for the majority. The finished rolls are wound onto one or both of the two finished roll take up shafts with quick release function so that the finished wound rolls can be quickly released. The CX1200e printer has a unique roll tension clutch to ensure nice tight rolls can be made and kept as work in progress or passed straight to the FX1200e for cutting and finishing.  The print and finishing system is reliable and once set up can be left to finish printing or cutting the labels leaving the user to get on with other tasks.  A job queue function available as an option will let the user queue jobs into the system so that the exact quantity of different label images are printed one after the other.  The CX1200e / FX1200e is popular with both label print company’s for shorter runs and general businesses who want the maximum ‘in house’ label printing flexibility and top quality and to eliminate stocks of expensive bought in labels.

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NEW SOLUTION

Make all your full colour labels from one stock of low cost label roll and see profits maximised

NSPro (£39500) or £30 per day on lease purchase plan 

NSF22 finisher  (£56500)  or £43 per day on lease purchase plan 

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NS-Pro

The NSPro is a professional high capacity low cost per print short to medium run label printer/digital press.  It prints full colour label images onto low cost blank die-cut labels as well as handling 1000 meters rolls of plain label media printing label images for digital cutting and finishing on any secondary finishing machine able to re-register onto the designs or by printing a small black marks along side each design row or repeat page for registration in the finisher of choice.  The NSPro features large 2 Litre ink tanks for lowest cost per print, digital web steering for accuracy of aligment of the printed images to the media, web cleaning prior to printing, and large capacity roll wind. We offer BarTender label design software for easy of variable data printing including serialised numbers, batch codes and barcodes that can vary on each label and sourced from a simple spreadsheet or database.  We also offer a RIP option for professional label manufacturer including colour adjustment.

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The NSF22 finisher can work with any digital roll label printer output using small back marks to re-register onto.  The NSF22 is of course designed as an ideal companion for the NSPro.

The NS F22 finisher also includes a digital web steering unit for accurate web guidance, optional laminating station when high durable labels are needed or alternative finishes, optional digital steered blade cutting for complex shapes and very short runs as well as a servo to register semi-rotary die-cut station when high speed cutting is needed.  The labels are finally waste weeded and slit into lanes if required and wound to finished rolls.

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THERMAL TRANSFER OVERPRINTERS  (from £241 ) (0.2p***)

*** black or one colour print only, used to print barcodes and text onto plain or part printed labels to finally configure for different product and packaging.

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History has it that I have run businesses supplying single colour label printers since their introduction in 1984. Originally the printers were used to print barcode labels for printing labels to scan and track pallets of metal parts through large factories but soon I realised printers had wider appeal and started to sell them for product and packaging labelling.  The printers use a low heat to either turn the clear coating on a label black (Direct Thermal) or by  running a spool of black ribbon between the head and the label the ink from the ribbon is melted and transferred to the label. (Thermal Transfer).

The printer on the right of the photo shows how the printer can print one colour, the colour of the ribbon is usually black but can also be red, blue, yellow, gold, silver and more, just by loading a different ribbon.  The printer at the centre shows how we can provide labels that are part printed with a full colour design say you logo or a customers ‘own brand’ then the printer can add all the product details to the label so to print exactly the correct number of labels for each different product.  We call this ‘overprinting’ since we are adding variable details to  ready printed labels.  The ready printed or ‘pre-printed’ labels are made in our factories and delivered on rolls that drop into the printer along with the ribbon spool.  The printer shown on the right represents the latest technology in direct thermal printing or overprinting. Modern thermal printers can print at high speeds typically 14 inches (355 mm) per second. It does not take any time at all to print a strip of labels or indeed hundreds or thousands per day.  We recommend and supply a powered roll winders to rewind labels back onto a roll if there are many to print and why not grab a coffee whilst the printer with winder prints all the days labels needed.  Thermal transfer printers print onto self-adhesive paper or plastic labels and when using a hardened resin ribbon type onto the latter, the printed labels are good for durability outdoors and with a good chemical and scratch resistance. Low cost thermal printers as low as 200dpi are popular for printing barcodes but 300dpi ensures EAN13 barcodes used in retail are printed to a reliable 100% magnification.  Now we have 600dpi thermal printers able to print quite small test and clearly at speed and ideal for the small print now needed on food label ingredients listings and general label instructions.  See a full range of thermal printers here.

SOLO KEYPAD – SINGLE FINGER LABEL SELECT SYSTEM (NO PC)

solo label printerWhilst it takes no more skills to print your own labels than using an office word processor on a computer, not everyone is so computer savvy.  Additionally the user may want to print labels at the work place in a location where there is no computer. Enter SOLO and SOLO2, this uses a combination of a thermal printer, a small keypad with display and even when needed a membrane cover to protect the keypad for use in wet or messy production areas.   SOLO does come with software to allow us if you wish or someone at your site who does have a PC or LAPTOP to create a list of your label information then load it into the SOLO system, at which point the SOLO will operate as stand alone.  The user only needs to tap a number say 1 to 99 into the keypad to select a label for printing, followed by the quantity needed.

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TWO COLOUR THERMAL TRANSFER    (from £3700 ) (0.4p***)

 *** black + one colour print typically, used to print barcodes and text onto plain or part printed labels to finally configure for different product and packaging popular for printing black and red for GHS / CLP BS5609 high durable labels for international shipping

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Some thermal printers have been built with two ribbons especially aimed at the new GHS /CLP chemical labelling requirement where the label is printed with red and black hazard pictograms for example.  See more on the two colour ribbon printers here

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EXTREME DURABLE LABEL PRINTER   (from £13265 ) (10p***)

*** black on white or white on black laser etched label 

The PRIMERA LP130e (peviously DL500e) is a very special printer designed to laser beam etch your label details deep into the surface LP130eLP130e ENGINE CLOSE UPof a high durable polyester label.  The label is actually made of several layers of high temperature proof polyester including a clear top
layer, black an white middle layers and the high grab adhesive at the base.  Then the laser beam enters through the clear top layer, burns away some of the black layer revealing the white layer so the white shows through as printed text.  The top clear label is not eroded so remains to totally protect the encapsulated printed layer label lp130 smokelesswithin.  The resulting labels can withstand high abrasion and chemical attack and
are used for example to label military hardware but find other uses providing robust labels for plant and equipment, engines and vehicle applications.

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RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CHIPPED LABEL PRINTER    (from £4336 ) (6.63p)***)

*** same print quality as LX900e but label can have an RF programable / readable electronic credit card type chip embedded for labels that can be remotely not contact read say for auto identification applicationsRX900e RFID

The PRIMERA RX900e is a able to program labels with embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips and at the same time print pictures and information onto the label in full colour.  RFID labels are used in many applications including access control, wrist bands, valuable asset tracking and security. Watch Video

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