Primera LX500e Inkjet Colour Label Printer
The low cost Primera LX500e 4.0inch wide colour label printer enables you to print full colour labels, illustrations, graphics, text and bar codes in-house, when and where you need them, making it the ideal choice for short print runs and on-demand printing. There is no compromise with the LX500e, with advanced inkjet technology and a printable resolution of 4800 dpi, labels are photo quality. Best of all, depending upon on the quantity of labels you print; the
The low cost Primera LX500e 4.0inch wide colour label printer enables you to print full colour labels, illustrations, graphics, text and bar codes in-house, when and where you need them, making it the ideal choice for short print runs and on-demand printing.
There is no compromise with the LX500e, with advanced inkjet technology and a printable resolution of 4800 dpi, labels are photo quality. Best of all, depending upon on the quantity of labels you print; the price per label can be significantly more cost-effective when compared to printing on flexographic or offset. The LX500e is ideal for product labelling within manufacturing and outer box labelling for product identification. It is also well suited for marketing and promotional labels.
• Optional built-in label cutter
• Small, compact size
• Prints up to 10.16cm (4") wide
• 4800 dpi full-colour printing
Save Time & Money by Printing Your Own Labels in-house and on-demand !
Ideal for printing small quantities of high quality bespoke colour labels, the new Primera LX500e is a great place to start if you are thinking of printing your own on-product labels in-house. The LX500e is based on its hugely successful predecessor the LX400e, but now has an improved print speed allowing print jobs to be completed much faster than before. Many different blank label sizes are available in both paper and synthetic media, everything you need to get started is included in the box. The printer driver is currently only PC compatible, but a Mac driver is coming soon.
The Primera LX500e colour label printer uses cutting edge inkjet technology to print at a very high resolution using bold bright colours. An internal label roll holder protects the labels from dust and maintains the LX500e printer's compact footprint. Also included with the printer is a copy of the NiceLabel label design software (PC only) which will allow you to layout your label designs easily prior to printing, alternatively BarTender Ultralite can also be downloaded from our website if preferred. The LX500e can also print directly from most other software packages.
• Professional quality full colour printing on demand, control your own label production.
• Reduce your printing costs with no print setup, plate or die charges.
• Small and compact size.
• 4800 dpi full colour printing.
• Includes labelling software, a sample roll of high-gloss labels, ink cartridge and USB cable.
• Prints on a wide range of materials, including matte, semi-gloss, gloss, tags and tickets.
What's in the box:
LX500e Colour Label Printers include one dye-based color ink cartridge, NiceLabel Primera Edition/BarTender UltraLite design software, printer drivers for Windows 7/8/10+ and Mac® OS X 10.9 or higher, starter roll of 4” x 3” High-Gloss Inkjet Label Stock, USB 2.0 cable and instructions. Requires an available USB 2.0 port.
Color Label Printer products
Print your own labels in-house on-demand as you require them and printing labels can include full-colour photos, illustrations, graphics, text and bar codes. Print them when and where you need them – in quantities you can really use! Best of all, depending upon the quantity you print, the price per label will be significantly less than labels printed on flexo or offset.
Get Up and Running Quickly
From initial set-up to full operation, the LX500e is easy to use. Plus, everything you need to start printing labels is included in the box. Each LX500e ships with Nicelabel Primera Edition/BarTender® UltraLite software, sample roll of high-gloss labels, ink cartridge and USB cable. You’ll be printing full-colour labels within minutes of taking the printer out of the box.
The Primera LX500e box includes the following items:
1 x Primera LX500e colour label printer
1 x Installation CD-ROM including printer drivers and NiceLabel SE software (for Windows only)
1 x Tri-colour ink cartridge
1 x Starter roll of 101.6mm x 76.2mm gloss paper labels
1 x USB cable
1 x UK power supply
Print Method : Inkjet
Print Resolution : Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Ink Cartridges : Colour (CMY), Process Black (K)
Colours : 16.7 million
Print Width : 19mm (0.75") to 101.6mm (4")
Print Length : 12.7mm (0.5") to 609.6mm (24")
Media Width : 25.4mm (1") to 107.95mm (4.25")
Media Types : Roll-fed pressure-sensitive labels, roll-fed tags, fan-fold labels or tags
Supply Roll : 127mm (5") maximum diameter on 50.8mm ( 2") core. Core has additional restrictions
Save Time and Money by printing producing your Own Full-Colour finish Product Labels In-House and On-Demand as required !
Manufacturers of almost any type of product often find themselves in need of short-run, full-colour customized product labels. The reasons are many: for use on prototype products, promotional campaigns, and perhaps most often, because the manufacturer has many different products that are all produced in smaller quantities.
In all of these cases, the printed quality and appearance of these labels are extremely important. Providing a professional appearance on packages can easily make the difference between a product selling well or simply sitting on the retail shelf. But finding a cost-effective and convenient way to produce high-quality, full-colour labels has not been easy.
Until now, your choices have been limited to:
• Flexographic (“exo”) printing - This is the most common method of printing “primary” product labels – those that go onto the product itself. However, flexo technology is generally affordable only in larger production runs – usually 10,000 or more identical labels at a time.
Creativity can be compromised on exo since you are generally limited to several hundred PMS (Pantone Matching System) spot colours. If photos are required on labels, a visible dot pattern becomes apparent and is generally equivalent to only about 200 to 300 dpi.
Set-up costs for exographic lm, plates and “make-ready” (aligning four separate printing plates, mixing ink, etc.) are substantial, adding signicantly to the cost when printing short-run jobs. Delivery usually takes about 3-4 weeks. Often, labels will need to be discarded when product information changes and the job needs to be reprinted.
• Traditional oset printing - Like exo printing, full-colour oset printing is generally appropriate only for longer runs. Oset printing is also limited to sheet-fed presses. Most end-users prefer rolls of labels because they can be used with automated applicators and are more compact to store on a warehouse shelf.
Digital offset printing - Oers many of the advantages of variable information and shorter runs. Presses are very expensive. Unless you can justify such a large equipment investment, these types of labels are
usually sourced from an outside supplier. Delivery times are usually several days to a week. Print quality is better than flexo, but many digital oset presses require expensive lamination lms to protect the inks
from abrasion and handling. This is especially true of digital presses that use so-called liquid toner.
• Colour thermal transfer printing - Offers the advantages of printing variable information and short runs. The major disadvantage is that print resolution is very low – only 203 to 400 dpi. Machinery is also expensive. Does not produce a professional, oset-quality result, so thermal transfer is used mostly for industrial shipping and box labels
Full-Colour, Photo-Quality Inkjet and Laser Label Printing
Recently, two new short- to medium-run label printing technologies have become available: colour inkjet and colour laser label printing. Both provide high-resolution, durable labels that are ideal for primary label applications.
Inkjet technology has been in widespread use for many years in home, oce and even professional photo and poster-printing applications. But because it had not been used extensively in the label industry, many people thought that it was not robust or waterproof enough to produce primary product labels. With today’s state-of-the-art inkjet technology, just the opposite is actually true.
Colour laser technology is often used in desktop applications on cut sheets of paper. Although well-suited for office use, it has generally not been a good choice for labels. There are a number of challenges: (1) general-purpose laser printers are not continuous-feed and can’t handle rolls of paper, (2) substrates are quite limited – mostly just plain paper, and (3) lasers tend to require more maintenance when feeding materials with pressure-sensitive adhesives.
Primera, a leading manufacturer of specialty colour printers widely known for its CD/DVD and Blu-ray Disc Publishers and printers, has successfully developed short to medium-run solutions using both colour inkjet and colour laser technologies. Which one you choose depends upon your specic label production requirements.
Colour Inkjet: Short-Run Label Printing
Primera’s LX-Series Colour Label Printers utilize the latest in thermal inkjet technology to produce full-colour product labels at up to 4800 dpi – about 240 times higher resolution than flexo – in up to 16.7 million colours.
Colour inkjet is typically better suited to short runs versus medium runs since ink capacities are lower and speeds are slower. However, print quality is not at all sacrificed. In fact, colour inkjet printing is among the best available of any competing technology