AstroNova Unveils Digital Inkjet Colour Label Printer


Quicklabel, the business unit of AstroNova, has announced the launch of its second-generation Kiaro! digital inkjet colour label printers, the Kiaro! QL-120.

The QL-120 combines high resolution with the industry’s fastest print speeds, giving business owners a powerful tool to produce professional-quality colour labels in-house and on- demand, at a fraction of the cost and time of outsourcing.

Built on AstroNova’s proven industry-leading Kiaro! digital colour label printing technology, the new QL-120 delivers enhanced print quality, performance and reliability. Print speed has been increased by 50 percent to 305mm (12 inch)/sec and a new high-speed auto-cutter is now standard.

Other benefits include the ability to print narrow widths as small as 12.7mm (0.5”), seamless networking capabilities and extended print head life. At a resolution of 1200dpi, the printer ensures that even the smallest font sizes and images look crisp, while superior colour management capabilities yield brilliant, true-to-life images.

The QL-120’s durable ink formulation has an exceptional colour range and allows printing on a wider variety of materials. Because the printed label is more resistant to water, oil, and solvents, the QL-120 is ideal for a broad range of applications from food and beverage, to chemicals, cosmetics, medical and industrial labelling.

‘As the latest innovation in our ‘total solution’ product offerings, the QL-120 exemplifies the long history of QuickLabel as a customer-centric business focused on helping companies build great brands,’ said AstroNova president and CEO Greg Woods. ‘The QL-120 allows new and existing customers to print vivid, compelling labels for their branded products cost effectively, when they need them.’