DuraFast Label offers new Primera Technology LX2000 GHS label printer
Printer provides high-resolution full color label printing for the industrial labeling and chemical drum labeling markets.
June 11, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
TORONTO—Primera Technology and Canadian agent DuraFast Label Company have announced the new Primera LX2000 GHS label printer is now available for customers across the U.S. and Canada.
According to DuraFast’s Basat Khalifa, Primera Technology blends both prime and GHS capabilities into the LX2000. “Our customers have been waiting anxiously, and we’re ready with a large inventory of blank labels and supplies for the LX2000 to help customers start printing their own GHS BS5609 chemical drum labels or product labels immediately.”
Khalifa explains that the current industrial and chemical label printing markets are served by several respectable GHS BS5609 color label printers, albeit with lower print resolutions.
“Primera Technology is bringing print resolutions of up to 4800dpi to this market,” he notes. “Not only can the new LX2000 produce highly durable, oil-, water-, UV-, and chemical-resistant labels, it does so with unrivaled print quality.”
The Primera LX2000 is the first color label printer in the Primera Technology family to use pigment inks. Khalifa says that pigment-based inks offer better water and UV resistance than dye-based inks. “Plus, the ink dries instantly. You can touch the label the moment it is printed and it will not smudge or smear.”
With pigment inks and an inkjet print engine by HP, this particular color label printer from Primera is designed for the GHS and BS5609 chemical label market. This market needs to produce labels certified to the highest standards for shipping dangerous marine goods.
“These standards require labels to withstand long-term exposure to seawater,” Khalifa explains. “We carry BS5609-certified chemical labels specifically formulated and certified for use with this new Primera LX2000.”
According to Primera Technology’s announcement of the Primera LX2000, the label printer and its output (label material and printed images) have passed BS5609 Section 3 testing involving: abrasion resistance, the removal of print by adhesive tape, and the permanence of print evaluations under extreme conditions (long term exposure to seawater, salt spray, and UV light.
The Primera LX2000 includes four large individual CKMY color capacity ink cartridges, resulting in lower consumable costs.
Khalifa says that since the Primera LX2000 prints at 4800 dpi, it performs double duty.
“It can also be used to print ‘prime’ product labels,” he says. “Our LX2000 customers have been ordering BS5609 chemical labels for printing drum labels and high gloss paper-based labels for labeling their products.”
The Primera LX2000 is the first pigment ink-based GHS printer that can print both GHS BS5609 labels and “prime” product labels in a single printer. The LX2000 prints pre-die cut labels on rolls up to eight inches wide at speeds of up to six inches per minute.
A variety of substrates are available for the Primera LX2000 including chemical (GHS BS5609), polyester, polypropylene (BOPP), and paper labels in matte and high gloss finishes.
DuraFast Label Company lists the Primera LX2000 at a price of only US$3,695 to customers in the U.S. and Canada.
Check out the new Primera LX2000 in the video below:
About DuraFast Label Company
Serving the “do-it-yourself” product and chemical drum labeling markets, DuraFast Label Company is a Primera Technology partner. DuraFast offers the complete line of Primera Technology color label printing products including the Primera LX2000, Primera LX900, Primera LX400, Primera CX1000, Primera CX1200 digital color label press, the Primera FX1200 digital finishing system, and more.
DuraFast also sells supplies, accessories, and consumables for these printers including replacement ink cartridges and blank labels. Most Primera products can be shipped the same day. DuraFast offers a custom label service, allowing customers to order blank labels for any label printer in the exact size, shape, material, and configuration required.