Primera label printers are among the top-selling color label printers in Canada, offering high resolution, professional quality label printing for the desktop. Color laser printers are also a popular choice in Canada for label production, offering speed and cost advantages. Which is better, Primera inkjet or color laser label printers?
The answer, of course, depends on a number of factors including the type of labels you intend to print, the quantity, your budget, and whether or not you plan on using the label printer for other applications.
Primera label printers are designed for printing vibrant high resolution labels and tags. Several models are available in Canada including the following:
- Primera LX500 and Primera LX500c (with cutter) – The entry-level LX500 prints labels up to 4 inches wide with a print resolution of up to 4800 dpi. The print speed of the LX500 is up to 2.5 inches per second. These Primera label printers use a single CMY dye ink cartridge. It is ideal for printing smaller items such as product labels, name tags, and security badges.
- Primera RX500 – The RX500 color RFID label and tag printer has a built-in RFID UHF encoder built into it, allowing you to produce color RFID labels and tags on demand with BarTender barcode and label design software. The RX500 has the same color label printing specs as the LX500 but with the addition of the RFID encoder.
- Primera LX910 – The entry-range LX910 prints labels up to 8 inches wide with a print resolution of up to 4800 dpi. The LX910 has a print speed of up to 4.5 inches per second. The LX910 can use either dye or pigment inks interchangeably. It uses a single CMY dye or pigment ink cartridge. The LX910 is a versatile color label printer that can be used to print prime product labels, GHS BS5609 labels, industrial labels, and more.
- Primera LX2000 GHS – The entry-range LX2000 prints labels up to 8 inches wide at a speed of up to 6 inches per second. Like the other Primera label printers, the LX2000 has a print resolution of up to 4800 dpi. It uses four individual cyan, magenta, yellow, and black pigment ink cartridges. This is a GHS label printer ideal for printing durable industrial labels GHS BS5609 chemical labels, chemical drum labels, waterproof labels, and other label types requiring greater durability.
All of the above Primera label printers are entry-level desktop color label printers, making them practical for small office, small manufacturing, and warehousing environments. Primera’s advantage over laser printers is print quality, low initial cost, and its purpose-driven design, especially when your monthly print volume is relatively low, such as less than 3,000 labels per month.
That said, color laser printers have their place in label production, especially when speed and print volume requirements are higher. If you need to print tens of thousands of labels each month, the higher speeds of laser label printers could make a real difference, and you may find the per label costs of a laser printer much lower than an Primera inkjet label printer. However, the initial investment is much higher for laser label printers such as the UniNet iColor 700 and the NeuraLabel 600e, both of which are the leading laser label printers on the market today.
When it comes to Primera inkjet vs laser label printers, the best choice for you depends on what you want to accomplish. ArgonStore.ca’s label printing specialists can help you select the right color label printer for your needs and will be happy to send you sample labels printed on the label printers you are considering. Get free label samples today.