For many years Afinia / Microboards have supplied HP print engines inside their disc printers with great success. We at HD Labels have been supplying those disc printers to our customers and as labels have developed we were pleased when Afinia announced their partnership with HP was continuing into their label solutions.
In the past year Afinia have launched the L301 and L501 label printers that both utilize the HP Thermal Inkjet Technology.
The Afinia L301 is a high quality, 4800dpi entry level, label printer. At £1295 ex VAT it offers a lot of value for the money. The HP engine allows full colour “edge to edge” label printing. Running 2 cartridges (tri colour & black) the L301 is aimed at people producing lower volumes of labels but still needing high quality output.
The Afinia L301 is a reliable, straight forward label printer that’s simple to use.Find out more on the Afinia L301
The Afinia L501 label printer uses a different HP engine that enables “Duo Ink” technology. Duo ink means that you’re able to switch between both dye based and pigment based inks. By switching the ink cartridges and the print head you can make the most of both print types.
Dye based inks offer vibrancy and enhanced colours while the pigment inks still offer great print quality but with added durability. Pigment inks are water, chemical & UV resistant so if you’re labels going to used in a harsh environment or with chemicals then the Afinia L501 might be for you.
The L501 has separate, larger inks for each colour as well and is designed to print higher volumes than the L301. With it’s powered unwinder it can take labels up to 216mm in width. At £2750 ex VAT the Afinia L501 using HP’s duo ink tech has most bases covered.Find out more on the Afinia L501
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