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Colour Label Printers

Colour Label Printers

Posted by JB on 22nd May 2022

Colour Label Printers

Optimedia Labs is the leading supplier of label printers in Canada. We offer a variety of colour label printer brands to suit your needs, such as Primera Technology, Epson, and Afinia Label. No matter what you need for your business, we have a printer that will work best for you.

Do You Need to Print in Colour?

For years, colour label printing in-house was considered too expensive, and most businesses ordered colour labels from print service providers. This meant paying setup and die charges as well as ordering a minimum quantity, which often resulted in ordering far more labels than needed. Thankfully, affordable colour label printers are changing all of that, and Optimedia Labs has the best selection of colour label printers from the leading manufacturers.

Primera Colour Label Printers

Primera Technology is one of the leading suppliers of colour label printers in Canada. These high-resolution colour label printers are affordable and great for small businesses that want to produce professional-looking labels every time. MostPrimera colour label printerscan reach a print resolution of up to 4,800 dpi. Both dye-based and pigment-based colour label printers are available from Primera.

  • Primera LX500— The Primera LX500 label printer is a dye-based colour label printer that can produce 4-inch labels with a print resolution of up to 4,800 dpi. Small businesses in Canada will find the LX500 (or the LX500c which comes with a built-in cutter) affordable and easy to use.
  • Primera LX910— The Primera LX910 is an 8-inch colour label printer that can use either dye or pigment inks, making it extremely versatile for Canadian businesses that need to print both high-resolution product labels and GHS BS5609 industrial labels.
  • Primera LX2000— The Primera LX2000 is an 8-inch GHS colour label printer that uses pigment inks. It has an integrated unwinder that holds label rolls up with an outside diameter of up to 6 inches.

Afinia Label Colour Label Printers

Afinia Label colour label printers are a great option for businesses looking for an economical, high-quality system. WithAfinia colour label printersyou can print labels and tags up to with vibrant colors at high print resolutions. Afinia Label has several colour label printers available for everyone from small business owners to manufacturers needing to print thousands of labels each day.

  • Afinia L301— Built for small businesses, this colour label printer is perfect for printing anything from product labels, office labels, and retail tags to name badges and ID cards. The L301 can print up to 4-inch labels at 4,800 dpi resolution and is perfect for printing small quantities of high-quality labels quickly.
  • Afinia L502— The Afinia L502 is available as either a dye or pigment label printer. Thus, it can be used for either "prime" or industrial label printing. The L502 prints labels up to 8 inches wide.
  • Afinia L801— If you need a fast, affordable, high volume colour label printer, the Afinia L801 is a perfect choice. The L801 is designed for mid-sized or large businesses that need to print tens of thousands of labels per day. It offers the lowest total cost of ownership and is designed for high volume printing.

Epson Colour Label Printers

Epson is one of the most reliable and best-selling companies in the world of electronics. Epson was one of the first suppliers to offer colour label printers on the market and has been leading the way ever since.

Epson manufactures some of the most affordable and popular colour label printers, including theEpson ColorWorks color label printersline.

  • Epson TM-C3500— The C3500 is a 4-inch GHS industrial colour label printer. It is commonly used to print color barcode labels, carton labels, inventory labels, name tags, conference badges, tickets, wristbands, and more.
  • Epson TM-C7500— Available in matte (C7500), gloss (C7500G), and graphics edition (C7500GE) models, the Epson TM-C7500 is one of Canada's favourite colour label printers. The Epson TM-C7500 comes with an integrated unwinder and can be outfitted with an external rewinder (sold separately) to form a mini label press for roll-to-roll printing. It is fast, affordable, and versatile.
  • Epson ColorWorks C6000/C6500 Series— This series consists of several models, The C6000 printers are 4-inch models while the C6500 printers are 8-inch models. Both the C6000 and the C6500 have an "A" (autocutter) and "P" (peeler), and both have gloss and matte versions. This can be confusing at first, but think about which size labels you want to print first. Then decide between a cutter or peeler. Finally, determine which type of labels you need, glossy or matte.

Cost of Ownership

How should you gauge cost of ownership? These colour label printers come in an array of sizes, and all have varying price points. The initial cost isn't the only one to consider. For example, Primera has a much lower initial investment, but requires more frequent replacements for the ink cartridges than some of the other models. The Afinia L801 has a higher purchase price, but offers a low per label cost, which tends to pay for itself if you print large quantities of labels.

Buying Labels and Replacement Ink Cartridges

Optimedia Labs has a large array of labels for sale for all of thecolour label printerswe sell. We labels engineered specifically for Primera, Epson and Afinia Label printers and their underlying print technologies. Choose from die cut or continuous label rolls or fan-folded sheets. We also have OEM replacement ink cartridges for Primera, Epson, and Afinia Label colour label printers.

So, Which Colour Label Printer Should You Buy?

With so many quality colour label printers available, it can be difficult to decide which is the right one for your needs. We can help in several ways. First, give us a call or send a message to let us know what types of labels you need to print and how many each month. We'll provide you with the appropriate suggestions.

In addition, you may want to judge the print quality for yourself. Seeing is believing, and it's challenging when buying a colour label printer online. That's why we offer free label samples upon request. Simply let us know which label printers you are considering, send us a design file, and we'll print and mail you sample labels.

Why Buy a Colour Label Printer from Optimedia Labs?

We have a wide range of colour label printers available from the best brands in the industry: Primera Technology, Epson, and Afinia Label. We are label printing experts and, as such, we are able to assess your needs and provide you with an appropriate suggestion that exceeds your expectations and fits your budget.

Optimedia Labs has been providing labels and colour label printers to businesses in Canada for many years. We offer high-quality label printing solutions at affordable prices without sacrificing quality or professionalism. Be sure to browse our selection of colour label printers and contact us if you have any questions.