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QuickLabel intros label printers for chemical products

New Plexo! two-color label printers comply with GHS labeling requirements.

May 13, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

QuickLabel Systems of West Warwick, RI and a brand of Astro-Med, Inc., have released its new Plexo! family of two-color label printers that was been developed specifically for companies printing labels that need to comply with GHS (Global Harmonizing System) labeling requirements for chemical products.

The Plexo! 453 prints labels up to four inches (106 mm) wide and the Plexo! 653 prints labels up to 6.4 inches (163 mm) wide. Both print labels in 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution in user-selectable speeds between one to five inches per second (25mm/s – 127 mm/s), according to QuickLabel.

“The new (GHS) of chemical hazard warnings will require chemical manufacturers around the world to change their product labels. Our Plexo! printers are the simplest way to get into compliance with the new GHS labeling regulations,” explains Eric Pizzuti, vice-president of QuickLabel Systems. “Users can print GHS labels in the required black and red colors with these easy-to-use printers, which are essentially like familiar barcode label printers that can print in two colors instead of just one color.”

Continuing, Pizzuti says that Plexo! label printers are manufactured with the same pluses of its more traditional barcode label printers, like high speed label printing, rapid data processing and easy, intuitive operation.

“And it comes with customer support built right in, by virtue of the QuickLabel Lifetime Warranty and QuickSwap Repair and Replacement Service,” notes Pizzuti.

According to QuickLabel, its Plexo! label printers offer a low cost-per-finished label thanks to the use of economical thermal transfer ribbons supplied by the company. As well, each Plexo! prints labels in two colors using two rolls of colored thermal transfer ribbon inks, with an on-board ribbon saver that provides economy and efficiency in the use of ink.

The Plexo! two color label printer family will be demonstrated at the Eastpack trade show from June 7-9, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY in QuickLabel Systems Booth #3450.

About QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc.

QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label printers used by manufacturers and processors who want to print their own labels in-house, as well as barcode label printers, thermal transfer ribbon, labels, and custom label printing services. QuickLabel Systems is a brand of Astro-Med, Inc., a manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and data acquisition systems for test and measurement.  More information can be found at

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