Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Apprehension = Good Design

Ranger Distributing LLC is a nationally recognized wholesale distributor located in Texas, proudly supplying Foodservice Equipment, Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Solutions, and Floor-Care Products & Equipment to many local, regional & national customers for the past 24 years.  They conduct business in a safe & efficient manner conducive to a clean, healthy environment--all while providing superb customer service that remains their first priority.

Original Ranger Label
According to Beau LaBeaume, owner of Ranger Distributing, “we had our labels since my father started the business in the 1970’s.  A local printer designed our labels who would print 250 to 500 on a roll for us to apply.  At the time, this label printing method worked well.  But with the GHS requirements, I needed to do something different.”

Ranger Distribution

With the GHS initiative, Ranger Distributing needed to comply like many other companies prior to June 1, 2015.  If you want to learn more about GHS, see our post covering GHS in general: http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-h-is-ghs-opportunity.html   as well as BS569: 
 http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/03/bs5609-is-no-bs.html.  Or see any of the other 44 posts covering GHS by searching our blog.

To start the process, Beau contacted the printer, who kept all of the original art.  Beau said, “I had hoped that we could take the original content and add the pictograms required.  So I asked the printer for the original artwork.  They sold me the artwork, but it looked "copied".  What they provided was very grainy, especially the logo.  The Wrangler Kid logo has been a part of our products since my father started the business.  With the poor quality, I knew I had to take a different approach.

Ranger Distribution Logo

 To get advice how to best comply to the GHS initiative, Beau contacted VM-3 Services, http://www.vm3services.com/, who is an independent wholesaler of commercial cleaning supplies headquartered in San Antonio, TX; and a customer of Color Label Solutions.  VM-3 is the source for discounted industrial sanitation supplies, custom blended cleaning chemicals, cleaners, sanitizers, degreasers, personal protective equipment (PPE) - gloves, respirators, aprons, janitorial products, paper/facility maintenance supplies, infection control, & personal sanitizers.

Vince and Morgan Maranto, owners of VM-3, suggested to Beau that he contact Color Label Solutions.  And Morgan suggested I contact Beau; so I did.

After our first conversation, Beau provided me with an example of their existing label and SDS.

With this information, I created an example GHS label using BarTender.  I copied and pasted the information from the SDS into an Excel file; and then connect the Excel file to the GHS label template.  Once finished, I printed samples of the draft label to send to Beau.

At this point, I need to remind the readers that I am NOT a graphic artist!  At the time, I provided Beau an estimated ink and label cost along with a quote.  Based on this information, Beau purchased a C831 printer, labels and BarTender Professional edition.

After purchasing, Beau had apprehension about designing and printing his labels.  “I am not a technological guru”, said Beau.  “But I knew this type of work had to be done.  With support from Guy and informational video’s from Seagull Scientific website, I created new labels; easily. I really liked the fact that the text boxes would adjust the fonts to fit the size.  As these labels have so much information, I needed a means to fit all of the text onto the label; or to the side panels I created.  And I believe the labels turned out nice.”

Beau continues, “Since beginning to print labels, one of our manufacturers ask about the cost of our labels.  I told him that our total cost is less than $0.16 per label.  For their own products, our OEM manufacturer still copies the label and then paints glue to the copy to adhere it to their products.  I think using the color printer and durable poly labels works much better than the system they have been using for many years.”

From Beau, I’ve learned that creating and printing on-demand color or GHS labels is not as daunting task as it may seem initially.  Plus on-demand printing gives you complete control, enabling you to make each individual label unique as well as severing you from professional printers with large minimum purchase orders. Contact us if we can support your move to printing GHS or on-demand color labels.

Guy Mikel

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Great Idea-GHS Tags For Small Packages

Delta Kits (www.deltakits.com) windshield repair and headlight restoration products are used by over 10,000 customers in more than 75 countries.  Their industry leading tools, resins, and equipment are preferred by professional windshield repair and headlight restoration technicians worldwide and are highly respected for quality, durability, and ease of use. The Delta Kits team of award winning windshield repair experts has almost 70 years combined experience as educators, technicians, and leaders in the industry — setting a standard of excellence for auto glass repair.

GHS Label
DELTA Kits Example GHS Label

As with most companies in the chemical and adhesive industries, Delta Kits needed to comply with the international Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements, implemented in the United States by OSHA (https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghs.html) with the deadline date of June, 2015 (December, 2015 for distributors) https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/HCSFactsheet.htmlDavid Patterson, Warehouse Manager, for Delta Kits contacted us after a referral from one of our other customers.

One of the label needs David had was to meet dual language requirements for GHS in Canada especially on small bottles:  http://www.deltakits.com/shopping/resins/product/87-30290-premium-pit-resin-7-ml-plastic-bottle or syringes http://www.deltakits.com/shopping/resins/product/81-30003-magnibond-resin-one-shot-applicator-pkg-of-5.   Based on this requirement, David asked, “Does the TM-C3500 printer have the ability to print on card stock like bottle neckers?” David had the idea of placing slits in a necker to enable the tag to slip over a bottle or around a syringe.  Here is his first draft design of a 4” x 1.5” necker.


David’s idea was to use the neckar to add more area for information to meet the GHS requirements for small containers.  Plus, he could use the neckars as a means to print in dual languages for shipping; that would make it easy to remove once the product arrived in country.  This idea sounded perfect for many of our customers with small containers.

Based on David’s question, my response was, “Yes; however, it needs to be inkjet coated stock.  If you send me exactly the dimensions (and volumes) of your tag, I can get you a quote.  Once you get the TM-C3500 printer, you can try your existing stock.  But more than likely it will not work as thermal transfer card stock is coated; preventing the ink from drying.  If you have a plain paper tag stock, it may work; but the ink may spread slightly.”

Based on our discussion, David decided to purchase durable 8 mil poly tags with this initial design:

GHS Tags
GHS Tag Design
We decided to place slits in the hole; and leave the chad.  We needed to leave the chad as the C3500 uses a vacuum to hold the paper to the printhead.  With a hole, the printer could produce bad print quality or will not work.

When David received the tags, they printed; but not great.   According to David, “I ran a few tests on the tags. The print did not look so good. I shut off the air to the area of the hole by closing the shutters on the inside of the front door of the printer. It helped a little but still did print as well as our labels. Printing came out blurred.“

GHS Bottle Tags
GHS Bottle Tags

According to David, the blurred print was worse using a PDF.  Based on the feedback, we decided the hole was causing the issue; especially given the stiffer matte poly; and opted to try a softer, more conformable material.

Once produced, David again tried this material but found a different issue.  The tag would not read the black mark and skipped tags; or would not read the blackmark at all.

GHS Bottle Tags
GHS Bottle Tags

With the new feedback, the plant went to work to determine what was causing the issue.  It was soon discovered that the tags would work, no problem, if the tags were rewound in the opposite direction.

And now Dave is printing GHS tags that look great!

GHS Tags
GHS Tags

David Patterson of Delta Kits had a great idea to solve the issue of adding a lot of information to labels for very small containers. If you have small bottles or syringes that need to meet the GHS requirements, contact us about using tags or neckars to provide more real estate for information.  We can help.

Guy Mikel

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"Sticky" Path To GHS Labels

For 130 years, Adhesives Products, Inc. (API), http://www.adhesiveproductsinc.com/,  has produced high quality products for the adhesive industry including many types of glues, adhesives, tapes, labels and coatings.  Since 1878, the mission of API remains today to be a highly responsive manufacturer, selling quality products to their customers.

Like all companies selling adhesives, API needed to comply with the GHS requirements prior to June 1, 2015.  By this date, Color Label Solutions had 45 posts covering GHS.  Our first post from February 2012 covers Oakwood Products and their effort to meet the GHS Requirements: http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/02/un-drives-print-on-demand-color-label.htmlOther early posts included Octochem:  http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/02/chemistry-opportunity.html and GHS in general; http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-h-is-ghs-opportunity.html as well as BS5609: http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/03/bs5609-is-no-bs.html.

Adhesive Products Inc.
Jeff Vinuya in the API warehouse
According to Jeff Vinuya, Laboratory Director, API, “we reached Epson after contacting several other companies involved in selling GHS solutions.  It seems all of the other companies wanted us to spend tens of thousands of dollars for software to produce the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and then the GHS Labels.  We did not want to spend this amount of money.  What we needed was to print labels that met the GHS requirements.  When Epson connected us to Color Label Solutions, they assured us this reseller would help us with printing GHS labels.  And they have!”

Adhesive Products Inc. Label
Prior API Label
Prior to producing GHS labels, API used preprinted labels in which the hand wrote the product and other information on the label.  Jeff says, “Handwriting labels takes valuable time, opens up opportunities for mistakes and does not look the best.  As a part of moving to GHS labels, we wanted a way to eliminate the hand writing of labels.”

Based on the requirement to produce drum labels and add data to labels at print time, we recommended BarTender.  Based on this recommendation, Jeff visited our post on creating drum labels; including downloading the example template and database we provided.  You can see this post here:  http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2014/09/ghs-drum-label-template-database.html.

 Based on our discussion, Adhesive Products purchased C831 printers for both their CA and WA locations as well as BarTender.  With this software, Jeff created great looking labels, even for their pails.

And fiber drums produced in their WA location:


Also, Jeff was able to eliminate the requirement to add information by hand.  Now the shipping manager can print, apply and ship product without using a pen!

API Label Printing
For their labels, Jeff is using matte paper.  As they don’t ship internationally via marine, they don’t need to meet the BS5609 requirements.  Even so, Jeff has found our paper labels to be relatively durable.

It’s great to work with customers like Jeff and API.  They understood their requirements, and made decisions decisively.  Now they have a GHS label solution that works well for them.

If you need a GHS solution or a better option than you are currently using, contact us here at Color Label Solutions.  We’ll make sure your path forward quickly and easily and not "sticky" just like API.

Guy Mikel

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Epson has launched an alternate configuration to its new Colorworks C7500; the C7500G.  Recently, I met with Andrew Moore, Product Manager and Keigo Ejiri, Engineering Liason, to learn more about and to see a demo of the C7500G.

In the past, you may have seen some of our other posts on the C7500 color label printer:

When we met, my first question to Andrew was, what’s the difference between the C7500 and the C7500G? According to Andrew, “It’s the ink.  The C7500G uses a variation of Epson UltraChrome ink, https://www.epson.com/cmc_upload/0/000/021/622/Ultrachrome%20Ink%20Fact%20Sheet.pdfwhich is used in the Epson Stylus Pro Printers (http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Pro/Home.do).  This ink works on a wider range of gloss media than the DuraBRITE ink used in the C7500, C3500 and C831 printers (https://files.support.epson.com/pdf/sc80__/sc80__db.pdf). Both inks are pigment based, which make them very durable.”

C7500G on Gloss Paper Labels
C7500G on Gloss Paper Labels
For a better understanding, here is a definition of gloss paper:  http://printwiki.org/Gloss

As described to me, the challenge with glossy media is the high speed of the C7500.  The C7500 is so fast that the standard ink did not have a chance to fully dry on glossy media resulting in some risk of ink transfer or image defects.  The UltraChrome based inks dry much faster on glossy substrates opening up a wider range of media that the C7500 family can handle. 

C7500 on Gloss Paper Labels

Gloss Paper Label; both C7500 and C7500G
On top, gloss labels printed with the C7500G; and on bottom, gloss labels printed with the C7500.

Although you may not see it in the picture, I found the C7500 had slightly darker colors.  See if you can tell the differences in the yellow around the showerhead or the light orange in the Nutritional Facts.  Therefore, if a customer’s specific gloss media allowed sufficient time to dry, I would recommend using the standard C7500.  For sure the standard C7500 provided better print quality on matte.  

C7500 printed on matte paper labels
On top, matte labels printed with the C7500G; and on the bottom matte labels printed with the C7500.

Again see the differences; the yellow around the showerhead and the orange in the Nutritional Facts are darker on the bottom labels printed on matte with the C7500.

I did ask Andrew, can you place ink for the “G” printer in the standard C7500?  According to Andrew, “you can’t mix ink for the C7500 in the C7500G and visa-versa.  In addition, you need to use a different driver for the different printers as well.”

Based on my understanding of the differences, I would recommend using the C7500 if you print both matte and gloss labels.  If you need very glossy labels, the C7500G will be the right choice.

Most importantly, you should contact Color Label Solutions if you are interested in a C7500 printer; as we’re the experts with this technology. To purchase the C7500, visit our store. 

C7500: http://stores.colorlabelsolutions.com/c7500-color-label-printer/.

Guy Mikel

Sunday, July 12, 2015

NFC In Color

FlexStr8, Inc.(www.flexst8.com) develops, manufactures, and markets integrated smart label systems, smart labels, encoders, and NFC software; and a partner of Color Label Solutions.

NFC Enabled Label
FlexStr8 NFC-Enabled Label
FlexStra8 has developed the world’s first NFC-enabled color label clip-on encoder using the TM-C3500 printer.  With the clip-on NFC encoder, FlexStra8 has made it easy to upgrade a TM-C3500 to encode and print NFC labels.

FlexStr8 Encoder
FlexStr8 Encoder/Software
To learn more about NFC, read this Wikipedia description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_field_communication 


And to learn more about the FlexStr8 NFC solution, check out their video.  This 3 minute video tells you much more about the technology.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbw4cW02N-sPay particular attention to the potential applications FlexStr8 sees for this solution.

According to Eric Casavant, FlexStra8 Product Engineer, “for $1,199, you get everything you need to start encoding and printing NFC enabled labels; clip-on encoder, label design/encoding software and 500 labels.  With the potential of this technology, it’s a great and affordable way to test how NFC enable labels would benefit your operation. In one easy to use solution, you can print color labels for your products on-demand with an imbedded NFC tag.”

Continuing, Eric says, “more and more consumers have smart phones with NFC enable readers. Now, labels can do more than support your brand or provide use instructions.  You give your labels a voice; a way for your customers to interact directly with your company”.  To see a list of available NFC enable devices, check out this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFC-enabled_mobile_devices

After working in the RFID market for some time, (check out my Linked-In profile to see more about my experience in RFID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guymikel), my focus in my discussions with FlexStr8 was on the potential applications for the technology; the combination of print on-demand color and NFC.  Here are a few examples.

NFC Enabled Label
NFC Enabled Color Label

NFC Website On Mobile Phone
NFC Directed Website On My Nexus 5
First, you can now direct your prospects or consumers to a specific URL, to provide more specific information than what’s written on the label.  For example, you can:
  •      Provide addition use directions or product manuals.  For example, GHS label information or SDS sheets.
  •      Tie consumers directly to your social media pages.
  •      Offer specific language based on the default language of the browser settings of your customer.
  •      Make it easier for customers to repurchase your products by directing them to the product purchase page.
To elaborate, the idea to direct global customers to the language of their choice is an interesting feature of a NFC label.  According to Eric, “effectively, you can now put all possible languages on your label.  This capability makes global labels more feasible; especially chemical products that now require extensive GHS information in the specific country language.”

Second, you can use the NFC chip to launch an application on the customer’s smart phone; or take the customer to the app store to download and install an application.  Now your label can become a means to distribute applications your company builds to strengthen your relationship with customers.  For example, our customer Hummingbird Nectar can not only connect customers to their Hummingbird cam:  http://www.hummingbirdnectar.com,  but also provide an application that make it easy to identify specific species of hummingbirds (if available). 

Third, event organizers can load v-card information onto a NFC tag; to make contact information readily available.  Lead tracking at events just became easier to do.

Fourth, the NFC tag can be used as an anti-counterfeit device.  Now you can encrypt a unique identification on the NFC tag that connects to a cloud based database to confirm the product as valid.  According to Eric, “FlexStr8 can provide the cloud based database; or will work with our customer to integrate the solution into their existing online validation tools.”

Overall, the FlexSt8 application enables companies to connect with their customers, providing significantly more value that what’s available from a standard label. To learn more or to purchase your FlexStr8 encoder to add to a TM-C3500, contact us.  And begin testing how NFC capabilities will improve your products.

Guy Mikel

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Word Sucks!

This post comes from our guest blogger, Tim Semic, Technical Support Manager for Color Label Solutions.

Being the tech support guy for Color Label Solutions, I was recently asked to assist a company that had created their labels in Microsoft Word.

Word Created Label

To me it was actually amazing what a good job someone had done with creating their labels using this application.  I was humbled with their expertise.  Every label looked professional.  But there was one important question that was not considered during their decision to use MS Word as their design tool for labels:  Will They Print?

"Can you help us?"  The manager asked, after realizing that he could not print any of his MS Word labels to a label printer.  (See just how much we care about our customers at the end of this article).

Word With Error

When starting this project, I had no idea about how to print labels designed in MS Word.  Their labels had large margins around all four sides.  If I tried to alter MS Word’s page settings to make the content fit the label media correctly, the label content would reflow on the page and become unusable.

Poor Word Label Design
In addition, the customer wanted to be able to type in lot numbers on their labels as they printed them.

In MS Word format their labels were effectively unprintable.  Wow, what am I to do about this problem?  As Bones would have said, “I'm a doctor Jim, not a magician!”

So I set to work to find a solution to this problem.  I processed a label through several applications to determine a workflow that would convert the MS Word label files into a printable format.  After a few solid hours of work, I figured out the steps that would allow me to convert labels created in MS Word into form-fillable labels that would print in a variety of sizes!

The moral of the story here is something that I learned years ago:
Use The Right Tool for the Job!

Having the right tool for the job will save you time and money, not to mention frustration.  Don't use a text editor to create your labels!

So to the heart of why I am writing this blog entry.

I wish to let you know that there are several great label design applications available to you.  Some designed to be very user friendly that come with predesigned label templates.  For example, there’s Simple GHS.  Simple GHS makes it easy to input your data and print labels for your chemicals.  Learn more here:  http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2015/05/simple-ghs.html

Simple GHS

Other applications like BarTender offer easy ways to integrate into databases.  http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2014/09/ghs-drum-label-template-database.html

And some will provide advanced features for integrating into ERP software such as SAP. 

My job at Color Label Solutions is not to sell, but rather to help our customers, and to even help those of you who are not our customers.  Not yet at least!  We believe in Karma!  

If you currently have a need to print labels, but don't have an optimized printing solution at this time, I encourage you to contact us.

But please, don’t ever create labels in a text editor such as Microsoft Word.


Color Label Solutions:  Who we are:
We at Color Label Solutions are dedicated to assist you with the purchase and deployment of label printing equipment, label design and printing software, as well as complete label printing systems.  We’ll assist you with installing the correct version of the printer driver onto your computer, show you how to add page sizes, and review the basics of how to print labels; so that you understand how your printing system works.

Our goal at Color Label Solutions is to make your path to label printing easy, and keep it that way!

Rather than you researching just what you need to buy, and then hoping that you didn’t just make a huge mistake, you can relax and rely on our years of experience to help you through the complete process.  Not only will we work closely with you to select the printer hardware and label software that’s the right fit for your needs and budget, we will also spend quality time with you to set up your label system and get you printing.

We go above and beyond to provide our customers with comprehensive service. Once you become a Color Label Solutions customer, you may contact us by phone or email if you need any of the following:

* Customer service for consumables such as labels and ink, or hardware such as additional printers.
* Technical support for your label printing system.
* Graphic design for creating custom labels that meet your needs.

We invite you to become our customer.

Best regards,
Color Label Solutions Tech Support

Sunday, June 21, 2015

LX2000-Full Bleed Color Label Printer

This week, we received our new LX2000 color label printer from Primera.

LX2000 Color Label Printer

With up to 4,800 dpi, from .75” to 8” print width, durable pigment ink, built in cutter and BarTender driver, the LX2000 offers a great solution for those customers who want to print high quality, full bleed, relatively low volume labels. 

LX2000 Color Label Printer

Let me tell and show you why the LX2000 does a good job for this type of manufacturer.

To start using the LX2000, I download the instruction manual and driver here:  http://www.primeralabel.com/support/LX2000.html 

When I downloaded the driver, I learned of my biggest disappointment with the LX2000.  I was told by Primera that a Mac driver would be available.  Instead, I read this statement:

The LX2000 is not currently compatible with Macs.

LX2000 Mac Driver

This was disappointing as I had a customer waiting for the LX2000 specifically for the Mac driver.  Bummer.

Although no Mac driver, I did learn about the wireless option:

Wireless is a unique feature I believe.

And the BarTender driver:

LX2000 BarTender Driver

As I use BarTender frequently, this feature as a real benefit.

After installing the driver, I loaded the ink cartridges.  The black is larger than the other three cartridges.

LX 2000 Black
LX2000 Black Cartridge
LX2000 Cartridge
LX2000 Cyan Cartridge
The cartridges seemed small given the manufacturing aspect of this printer.  Plus I find it interesting that Primera does not change the ink cartridge casing, just like VIP 495:   http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2015/05/495.html 

During setup of the driver, I realized that the printer required alignment of the printhead; just like many desktop inkjet printers do.  To align the printhead, you need to load A4 paper, provided by Primera, into the printer.

It took me 3 tries to get the alignment to work correctly.  I decided that I had not pushed in the paper sufficiently far.  Be sure the paper is gently pulled into the printer when loading.

After aligning the printhead, I “attempted” to print labels.  Frankly, I had a rough start.  First I had labels that were banding.

I have no idea why; or even why it stopped.  But it did.

Second, the printer “grasped” the skin on my hand and pull it into the roll arm.  Ouch!

Be careful when loading the labels; and make sure the lever is up on the Roll Guide

And third, some jobs would just not print:

By the end of the day, I decided all of these issues were operator error.  Specifically, you need to insure the paper is loaded correctly; and to understand the button push sequence.  It’s not obvious what the buttons and lights mean when flashing.  Be sure to read section 5H on buttons/LED lights.  And be careful of the rotating and unprotected arm.

Even with these issues, I was soon printing great looking labels full bleed on matte paper:

LX2000 Matte Paper Labels
LX2000 Matte Paper Labels

Gloss paper:

LX2000 Gloss Paper Labels
LX2000 Gloss Paper Labels

Kimdura poly labels:

LX2000 Kimdura Poly Labels
LX2000 Kimdura Poly Labels
And even clear polyester film:

LX2000 Clear Film Labels
LX2000 Clear Film Labels
Primera did a great job of explaining how to print full bleed labels in section 4E of the manual.  With BarTender, they have made full bleed printing easy to do.

In terms of waterfastness, I found both the Kimdura and clear film performed well.  However, alcohol removed some of the ink from the Kimdura label (see the slight red over the barcode):

LX200 Alcohol Effect
In addition, I printed die cut, blackmark and continuous labels. All printed correctly with the appropriate settings.

One nice feature was the ink cost analysis in the Status Monitor.  As a worst case, I printed 10 (according to the Status Monitor, 10 prints is the minimum required to print for an accurate cost analysis) 4” x 6” high gloss labels at the highest resolution. 

Ink for these labels cost $0.107 and took 26 seconds each.  $0.11 is a seemingly high ink cost.  But the label print quality was great!

LX2000 Ink Cost/Label
LX2000 Ink Cost/Label

After discussions with Primera, I printed a second label, 4" x 6" matte poly at normal resolution with less than 100% coverage to see the ink cost.  The label printed really great!

LX2000 Print
LX2000 Print
And the cost per label was $0.10; about the same price.

LX2000 Cost Per Label
LX2000 Cost Per Label

To purchase the LX2000, contact us or visit our store:  http://stores.colorlabelsolutions.com/lx2000-color-label-printer/

To purchase LX2000 ink: http://stores.colorlabelsolutions.com/lx2000-ink/

And don't forget to purchase 3 years of "Hot Swap" Extended Warranty:  http://stores.colorlabelsolutions.com/lx2000-hotswap-extended-warranty/

Overall, I believe the LX200 produced great looking, full bleed labels easily.  For manufacturers with relatively small volumes that want high resolution labels, the LX2000 seems like a good choice. Please remember:  no Mac driver currently and relatively high ink cost is a part of using this label printer. Contact us to learn more and to purchase the LX2000 printer, ink and labels.

Guy Mikel