AstroNova launches new tabletop digital 
colour label printer

17 July 2019

AstroNova has launched the new QuickLabel QL-120X, what the company says is the first tabletop digital colour label printer with a two-year warranty.

Built on AstroNova’s Kiaro! platform, the QL-120X is a flexible, high-quality, efficient solution for on-demand digital colour label printing. The product features economical, high-capacity ink cartridges and efficient, dye-based inks.

“The QL-120X combines vibrant colour quality and exceptional resolution producing sharp, crisp, clear images and fast print speeds to deliver what we expect will be the best customer experience on the market,” says AstroNova president and CEO Greg Woods. “This next-generation printer is designed to operate for extended periods in rigorous production environments, making it the perfect colour label printing solution for an array of industries such as food and beverage, biomedical products, nutraceuticals, hardware, and cosmetics.”   

Equipped with next-generation printhead technology, the QL-120X prints three times more labels (over the life of the printheads) than the original QL-120. Four individual, snap-in, colour printheads allow for rapid on-site changeover, eliminating replacement downtime or costly printer refurbishment. The printer and printhead technology are covered under the two-year standard warranty. With these improvements, the total cost of ownership is reduced by up to 35% compared with competitive pigment-based labelling technologies, resulting in significant savings over the lifetime of the printer, AstroNova says.

The QL-120X enables customers to:



Built on AstroNova’s Kiaro! platform, the QL-120X is a flexible, high-quality, efficient solution for on-demand digital colour label printing. The product features economical, high-capacity ink cartridges and efficient, dye-based inks.

“The QL-120X combines vibrant colour quality and exceptional resolution producing sharp, crisp, clear images and fast print speeds to deliver what we expect will be the best customer experience on the market,” says AstroNova president and CEO Greg Woods. “This next-generation printer is designed to operate for extended periods in rigorous production environments, making it the perfect colour label printing solution for an array of industries such as food and beverage, biomedical products, nutraceuticals, hardware, and cosmetics.”   

Equipped with next-generation printhead technology, the QL-120X prints three times more labels (over the life of the printheads) than the original QL-120. Four individual, snap-in, colour printheads allow for rapid on-site changeover, eliminating replacement downtime or costly printer refurbishment. The printer and printhead technology are covered under the two-year standard warranty. With these improvements, the total cost of ownership is reduced by up to 35% compared with competitive pigment-based labelling technologies, resulting in significant savings over the lifetime of the printer, AstroNova says.

The QL-120X enables customers to:
 

Save money on inks and other media:  The QL-120X delivers enhanced 1200 dpi print quality, delivering printed labels at a savings of up to 35% over competing pigment ink-based technologies.

Ready for enterprise networks: The QL-120X features a native printer driver and utility for Windows, allowing the printer to be seamlessly deployed in a wide variety of business operating environments with its built-in network functionality.

“The design and benefits of the QL-120X reflect our philosophy of being a strategic partner to our customers by providing not merely a printer but a complete colour labelling solution,” Woods says. “In terms of quality, speed, and cost efficiency, the QL-120X raises the bar and sets a new standard for on-demand digital colour label printing.”