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QuickLabel intros two new products: a laminating solution and new color label printer

New Lustro-Lam from QuickLabel is a laminating solution for inkjet printed labels, while the new Kiaro! 200 label printer offers greater printing widths.

September 23, 2013   by Canadian Packaging Staff


WEST WARWICK, RI—QuickLabel Systems, a unit of  Astro-Med, Inc., has reveled a pair of new products: the Lustro-Lam laminating solution, and the new Kiaro! 200 color label printer.

According to QuickLabel, Lustro-Lam is a gloss overcoat film formulated to laminate inkjet-printed labels, it features an optically clear film that mates with the surface of an inkjet-printed label to produce a glossier, more durable label surface.

The Lustro-Lam System, which consists of Lustro-Lam overcoat film, a Pronto! label printer, and NiceLabel or Custom QuickLabel software, is being demonstrated this week at the Las Vegas Pack Expo show on September 23-25, 2013, as well as at LabelExpo in Brussels, Belgium, and at Fachpack in Nuremberg, Germany.

“Lustro-Lam is our revolutionary laminating system that costs tens-of-thousands of dollars less than other cumbersome finishing systems,” says general manager Eric E. Pizzuti.  “We’re proud to give our customers the capability to apply Lustro-Lam to their products in any number of ways: in spot areas, or over an entire label, and on labels large or small.”

According to QuickLabel Systems, Lustro-Lam can be used with die-cut labels so that there is no need for the user to purchase a die-cutter.

Lustro-Lam, when applied to Kiaro!-printed polypropylene gloss labels, enhances resistance to chemicals, water, and abrasion.

The company says that Lustro-Lam has been tested to be 1,000 per cent more chemically resistant to water, alcohol, essential oils, hydraulic fluid, and cleaning chemicals than un-laminated polypropylene printed labels.

The lamination provided by Lustro-Lam protects labels and enhances gloss. The gloss level of Lustro-Lam is rated at nearly three times higher than non-laminated gloss paper labels printed by an inkjet label printer,  according to QuickLabel.

Kiaro! 200
According to the company, the Kiaro! 200 (see image at left) is capable of printing gorgeous 1200 dpi (dots per inch) high resolution labels that measure up to eight-inches wide by more than 17 inches long, at speeds of eight inches per second. This new printer is intended to satisfy the short-run labeling needs of manufacturers of large-size products within the chemical, dietary supplement, and food industries, among others.

The Kiaro! 200 joins the standard Kiaro! label printer, which enables manufacturers to print labels from one- to four- inches in width and prints on an impressive array of substrates including gloss paper and polypropylene, yielding durable labels that are ready to use as they exit the label printer.

Easy-to-use, operate and set up, the fully-integrated design of the Kiaro! 200 is user-friendly, allowing operators to quickly load labels and inks and begin printing their labels in-house.

The print drivers of the Kiaro! 200 are compatible with all major labeling software .

QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label printers for in-house labels, barcode label printing, thermal transfer ribbon, labels, and custom label printing services. The company is a brand of Astro-Med, Inc., a Rhode Island based manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems and data acquisition systems for test and measurement. More information is available at www.QuickLabel.com.


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