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Afinia L-801 Label Printer

Afinia L-801 Label Printer

The L-801 printer features industry leading cost of ownership and a high impact, full color output at 18 meters per minute, 216mm width, and 1600 dpi resolution.

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The L-801 printer is an industrial web-fed inkjet solution, which is ideal for short to mid run inventory and product identification applications. The L-801 is ideally suited for bringing high resolution, vibrant, full color label printing to product identification applications at an ultra low cost of ownership. The L-801 has an integrated un-winder with an optional re-winder, holds 1.25 liters of ink to support large runs and has easy access doors for fast, simple media and ink replacement.


 

Performance

 

  • Print speed of pp to 304.88mm (12″) per second or 18 meters per minute
  • Print resolution of up to 1600 x 1600 dpi
  • One year limited warranty
  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet 10/100 data connectivity
  • Dye based ink in 5 individual 250ml CYMKK color ink cartridges
  • Under 10 seconds warm start time to first label
  • Universal internal power supply
  • Barcode PQ:
    1D Barcode at least Grade B (Code39) with 10mils bar width
    2D Barcode at least Grade B (PDF417) with 10mils cell size

 

 

Media Handling

 

  • Supports 3 print modes: Roll to Roll, Roll to Cut, Print & Hold (non-peel)
  • Outer roll diameter of up to 203.2mm (8″) on a 76.2mm (3″) core
  • Label media width from 50.8mm (2″) to 216mm (8.5″)
  • Maximum label length of 203.2mm (8″) or a continuous print length of 1016mm (40″)
  • Media thickness from 0.1mm to 0.3mm
  • Detection by gap, continuous and black mark
  • Continuous rolls and die cut labels in gloss, matt, satin and transparent
  • Supported media:
    Fasson – 500HG
    MacTac – 1802, 1844
    RaflaTac – Jet Color and Jet Gloss

 

 

Operating Environment

 

  • Operation – 15 to 35° C (59°F to 95°F) at RH 20-85%
  • Storage – -5 to 50° C (23°F to 113°F) at RH up to 85%, non-condensing at 65°

 

Usability & Serviceability

 

  • User friendly Interface
  • Easy setup, troubleshooting and servicing
  • Embedded Web Server
  • Backlit LCD Control panel in 7 languages – EFIGS, Traditional & Simplified Chinese
  • LED for printer warnings & readiness indicator
  • Integrated un-winder with dust free enclosure
  • Optional motorised re-winder with selectable wind direction
  • Built in automatic cutter
  • Universal internal power supply
  • Unobstructed accessibility to the service bays for print-head and ink tanks
  • Field upgradable firmware, replaceable service parts
  • Metallic casing with industrial-grade ruggedness
  • Printer driver compatibility – 32/64-bit Windows 7 & Vista and 32-bit Windows XP
  • Supported Network protocol – TCP/IP with Automatic & Manual DHCP
  • GPIO port to coordinate the pritning of labels with an external process in a production workflow

 


Dimensions

 

  • 56 x 19 x 50cm (L-W-H)
  • 39.2 kg (printer only)



Case Study: E-Cigarette Company

Industry: eCigarette Location: USA

Outsourcing the printing of our eCig labels was beginning to be a burden…there were set up fees, shortages and delays. We couldn’t ship orders without labels which led to lost revenue and lost opportunities. The Afinia L801 Color Label Printer simplified that process. Now, we can change the content of our labels quickly and easily.

The Situation

A fast-growing eCig company has to deal with a fluid regulatory environment and be competitive from an operational and marketing perspective. The managing of outsourcing labels has been problematic, so they considered bringing it in-house.

The Memjet-Powered Solution

They chose the Memjet-powered Afinia L801 with the slitting rewinder. Their labels are small (1.5” x 2.5”) and they couldn’t find another printer to support their format.

eCig Labels - Afinia Label Ecig Label Printer Case Study

Results

Went from stocking 40 label SKUs to printing on-demand, and eliminating order management. Repurposed label warehouse space for production.

The quality of our eCig labels is better than the outsourced product, with brighter, more accurate colors, and increased legibility. The Afinia L801 legibly print fonts as small as 3 points.

Time Savings

The L801 prints up to 60 feet-per-minute, and with the slitter/rewinder, they can print thousands of labels per day. This makes the Afinia L801 at least 20-times faster than any comparable printer.

Return on Investment

Savings of about 50%, when compared to outsourced labels, equating to about $2,000 per month. The L801 will pay for itself in 7 months.

Before Memjet
3-4 day label printing turnaround.
After Memjet
Labels can be ready in minutes.
 
Before Memjet
Were unable to release new flavors as frequently as their competition.
After Memjet
Printing on demand allows them to quickly test market new flavors at very little cost.
 
Before Memjet
They lost special event, seasonal promotion, and holiday business opportunities.
After Memjet
They can quickly provide special promotional packaging and private labeling.
 
Before Memjet
Wasted money by buying more labels than needed and throwing them out, when obsolete.
After Memjet
They print the exact number of labels needed. No more waste.
 

Case Study: Kanani Foods

Industry: Food & Beverage Location: Las Vegas, NV

When we were using the thermal printer to print labels for refrigerated food, it would take 7 hours to print labels for the day’s production. Now, it takes 25 minutes, which is a 94% labor cost savings.”

– Tim Cruz, VP of Operations — Kanani Foods

Read the PACK EXPO Show Daily article on Kanani Foods’ L801 Experience

Labels for refrigerated food

The Situation

Kanani Foods is a Las Vegas-based supplier of sushi, sandwiches, and salads to casinos, retailers, and convenience stores in Nevada and the surrounding states. Founded in 2003, Kanani has grown from an 800 to a 20,000 square foot warehouse and have increased their product mix from 1 to 195.

Adding a large number of products increased the complexity of their FDA compliance and labeling, as evidenced by the increase in their label printing volume, from 25 to 20,000 labels/day.

Kanani started printing label sheets on an inkjet printer, moved on to thermal (black only), and thermal overprint of preprinted labels. Their need for variable data labels, increased branding sophistication, and growing product lines caused them to seek a more professional and scalable label printing solution.

Kanani Foods was using one-color preprinted labels for refrigerated food with a thermal printer to produce their 20,000 labels per day, with an inventory of 195 different label rolls. They wanted to produce more professional-looking labels on-demand while decreasing inventory and staying FDA compliant.

Solution Requirements

  • Use variable data to maintain FDA compliance
  • Decrease production time and label inventory
  • Create more professional-looking labels

The Memjet-Powered Solution

Kanani Foods purchased the Memjet-powered L801 to reinvent the look of their labels. With the L801’s variable data printing capability, Kanani Foods is able to print FDA-compliant labels on-demand that contain manufacturing and sell by dates, and labels that meet USDA customers’ specific labeling, branding, and other requirements. By drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to print their label runs, they were able to gain over 6.5 hours of production, reduce headcount by one person (saving $4,000 per month), and increase production by over 50%. The L801 allows Kanani Foods to continue to grow their thriving business.

Return on Investment

Kanani Foods saved 22% per printed label, saving $600 per day. The L801 will pay for itself in approximately one month.

Before Memjet
Kanani Foods used thermal printing on one-color preprinted labels.
After Memjet
Full-color labels are printed on-demand, in-house.
 
Before Memjet
Kanani Foods’ thermal label printing method cost $0.05 per label.
After Memjet
$0.03-$0.04 per label cost, for 22% per label cost savings, or $600 per day savings.
 
Before Memjet
Labels lacked visual appeal, and printing took 7 hours (for approximately 20,000 labels).
After Memjet
High-quality, professional labels print in 25 minutes—resulting in 94% labor cost savings.