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AstroNova Launches Advanced New Tabletop Digital Color Label Printer

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New QuickLabel QL-120X delivers quality, performance, extended printhead life, and an industry-best two-year warranty

AstroNova, Inc., a global leader in data visualization technologies, today launched the new QuickLabel QL-120X, the first tabletop digital color label printer with an industry-best two-year warranty.

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

“The QL-120X combines vibrant color 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,” said 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 color 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 and beats competitive printers on the market on several key performance parameters. Four individual, snap-in, color printheads allow for rapid on-site changeover, eliminating replacement downtime or costly printer refurbishment. The printer and printhead technology are covered under an industry best two-year standard warranty. With these improvements, the total cost of ownership is reduced by up to 35% compared with competitive pigment-based labeling technologies, resulting in significant savings over the lifetime of the printer.

The QL-120X enables customers to:

  • Use one printer for all their label needs: Simple to install and easy-to-use, the QL-120X enables users to print labels as narrow as 0.5” or as wide as 4.2” on the same device, using a wide variety of media types ranging from matte to high gloss paper and synthetics, all using the same dye-based ink, delivering unmatched durability in a wide range of applications.
  • Streamline production labeling: Every QL-120X includes one free license to CQL Pro, QuickLabel’s advanced labeling software, which allows users to effortlessly design, manage, and print labels.
  • Save money on inks and other media: The QL-120X delivers superb 1200 dpi print quality, unmatched by any printer in its class while 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 color labeling solution,” Woods said. “In terms of quality, speed, and cost efficiency, the QL-120X raises the bar and sets a new standard for on-demand digital color label printing.”


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