Primera Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty printers, announced its new LX1000 Color Label Printer. Virtually identical in price, performance and functionality to the LX900 it replaces, the LX1000 offers the following additional features:
- Pigment ink. An all-new pigment ink delivers dye-based ink print quality but with the added durability of pigments included in the ink formulation. In particular, UV-resistance and water-resistance is enhanced without sacrificing the bright, attention-getting properties of dye-based inks.
- Lower cost/label. Larger, separate CMYK ink tanks deliver a cost/label that is up to 30% lower than on LX900. In fact, LX1000’s cost/label is among the lowest of all desktop color inkjet printers currently available for anywhere near its price.
- Fast Print Speeds of up to 4 in./second. While many desktop label printers boast of fast print speeds, most of those quoted print speeds are unusable for producing quality labels. LX1000’s print speed produces professional-looking labels without sacrificing print quality.
Typical applications include product labels for coffee, wine, bakery, confectionary, meat, cheese and hundreds of other specialty and gourmet foods. Industrial applications include full-color box-end labels, safety and warning labels, WIP, Kanban and inventory labels and tags and much more. LX1000 can also be used for private labeling, test marketing, pre-press proofing and retail shelf labeling.
Printer drivers are included for Windows 7/8/10, along with Bartender Ultralite Software (for Windows) to format label designs, add barcodes, QR codes, etc. Most other popular graphic design programs for Windows can be used to design and print labels.
Qualified substrates include many different inkjet label materials, including Primera’s exclusive TuffCoat Extreme ™ white and clear polyester and white BOPP. Paper labels are also available in high-gloss and matte finishes.
LX1000 is priced at $2995 (MSRP) in the U.S. and Canada. It is available beginning in mid-April 2017 from Primera’s resellers and distributors worldwide.