Afinia L501 Dye Inkjet Color Label Printer
Afinia L501 Dye Inkjet Color Label Maker
The Afinia L501 Dye inkjet color label maker is a versatile desktop unit for making professional-quality 2400dpi product labels. The Afinia L501 Dye label maker uses dye inks and the HP print engine, just like the Primera LX900 and LX810 color label printers and the VIPColor VP485. Thus, it is a fast and capable choice for printing “prime” labels such as wine bottle labels, craft brewery labels, coffee labels, and other product labels.
How Does the Afinia L501 Dye Label Printer Compare to the VIPColor VP485 Prime Label Printer?
The Afinia L501 Dye ink label printer competes with the VIPColor VP485, since both are dye ink-based printers using HP print engines. However, the VP485, at ten years old, is showing its age. The Afinia L501 uses newest HP print engine which is faster and has a lower ink cost per label. We’ve also heard from customers who have used both that the Afinia L501 is easier to use and more reliable. In addition, the Afinia can be used with just about any Windows-based application whereas the VP485 cannot.
The Dual Uses of the Afinia L501 Color Label Printer
Another advantage offered by the Afinia L501 Dye ink label printer is its Duo Ink Technology. While this version comes with the dye print head and four separate ink cartridges (CMYK), you can buy a pigment printhead and pigment ink cartridges for this printer. This allows you to easily swap out the inks and convert the Afinia L501 from a prime label printer to a GHS BS5609 label printer — and back again as needed. With other prime label printers, you’d need to invest in a standalone GHS printer to get this same capability.
Labels for the Afinia L501 Dye Inkjet Label Printer
DuraFast Label Company carries a large selection of labels for the L501 color label printer in a variety of sizes, shapes, and substrates. Check out our L501 labels here.
What’s the Ink Cost Per Label?
An important, but often overlooked, factor when selecting a label printer involves determining the ink cost per label. In fact, over a period of one year, ink costs can exceed the original cost of a label printer, making it smart to estimate the true cost of using a label printer. We’ve done the calculations for you.
Learn more about the Afinia L501 dye ink label printer by watching the video below.
Afinia L501 Unboxing