AstroNova GmbH, European headquarters for AstroNova, Inc., (RI, USA), is expanding its product identification portfolio with the digital, toner-based colour QL-300 label printer with five colours, including QuickLabel's white.

The QL-300 also prints high-UV-resistant "no-label-look" labels. The introduction of the QL-300 proves AstroNova is prepared to meet changing market requirements. The QL-300 is the first 5-color CMYKW tabletop printer for printing R2R (roll-to-roll processing).

The printer's capability of printing five colours with 1200 dpi resolution, including white, is revolutionary within the label printing industry. Printing in white allows direct printing on colored materials, such as black polyester or silver paper. This feature also ensures excellent readability when printing barcodes, even on transparent materials. The extremely high scratch resistance of the print result extends the use of the QL-300 in all areas which demand the highest requirements, e.g. in the chemical, cosmetic and e-cigarette industries.

The electrophotography printing system of the toner-based label printer uses a printing process in which the print image is transferred directly from a computer to the QL-300 without the need of time-consuming preliminary work. The print's high resistance to oils, solvents, water and UV-rays on virtually all materials, makes the QL-300 a universal label printer perfect for all applications.

It can also print on various materials, from paper and metalized polyester to transparent materials. The transparent labels are more flexible and cost-effective compared to direct printing. Other effects for increasing customer motivation to buy a product are also possible, such as bottle transparency.

The printer's high printing speed of up to 152 mm/s and printing widths of up to 126 mm allow a wide variety of shapes and color labels to be printed. The toner-based 5-colour CMYKW printing system is also ideal for brand owners and thr packaging industry.

AstroNova Product Identification will be showcasing the QL-300 a toner based 5-coluor desktop label printer at ProSweet 2019 in Cologne from 27. – 30.01.2019 at Hall 10,1 Stand F018.