With a new decade ahead of us, many small businesses owners are reflecting on their pasts and plotting out their futures. For example, if you’re focusing on business branding, growth, and efficiency, you may be wondering if it’s time to get a color label printer for your business, and if so, where to start. We’ve put together our picks for the best prime label printers for small businesses in 2020 below.
What Do We Mean by “Prime” Label Printers?
A “prime” label printer is one designed to produce professional quality labels intended for labeling products and other customer-facing items. They typically use dye-based inks, which result in vivid colors. In contrast, industrial color label printers tend to use pigment-based inks, which are much more durable, but result in more muted colors.
If You Need to Print Small Quantities of Labels Each Month
Our picks for smaller batches are inexpensive to purchase and offer high print resolutions and professional quality results. They aren’t as fast as our high-volume picks, but are plenty fast enough for many small businesses just starting out with in-house label production. The following prime label printers are an excellent choice for printing high quality, professional color labels in moderate amounts:
- Primera LX500 (4-inch color label printer) and Primera LX910 (8-inch color label printer) — the Primera LX500 features a print resolution of up to 4800dpi, offering outstanding quality in full color. These dye-based color inkjet label printers are ideal for small businesses that want to produce professional quality prime labels on demand.
- Afinia L301 — The Afinia L301 is another high resolution, 4800 dpi prime color label printer that’s perfect for small businesses. It’s value priced, yet capable of printing gorgeous high resolution labels as needed.
If You Need to Print Higher Volumes of Labels Each Month
For larger production volumes, you’ll likely want a prime label printer that’s built for speed and production. Our picks for this category are blazing fast.
- Afinia L801 and Afinia L901 color label printer / press — If you need to print a larger volume of color label printers, take a look at the Memjet-powered Afinia L801 and L901 color label printers which are extremely fast and built for high volume label printing. They feature large ink tanks (1.5 liters of ink on board at a single time!) and can be set up for roll-to-roll printing.
If you’re looking to grow your small business using labels in 2020, investing in your own prime label printer is a good step in the right direction. We’re happy to print label samples from any of the printers you are considering and available to answer any questions you may have.