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  1. Afinia launched their L901 label printer on the 1st of February 2018. It's a redesigned version of the popular L801 model with the main focus being to improve the ease of use for inline integration with finishing systems and applicators, although there are also a few other attractive improvements for those printing large volumes of labels.

    Why buy the Afinia L-901 and not the Afinia L-801?

    Both printers offer high speed, high quality 1600 x 1600 dpi and economical running costs. However the Afinia L901 has been designed to carry out print head servicing and cleaning "on- the- fly". Mid job print head cleaning can be a frustration when using the L-801 in line with a finishing system. This will mean materials can remain threaded through the printer / finisher at all times. This saves time, material wastage & hassle for the user which will ultimately increase productivity whilst lowering running costs. 

    The ink formula has also been optimized which will cut costs by roughly 10% and offer greater UV and water resistance. 

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    Afinia L901 Printer Highlights:

    - Better for inline integration with a finisher

    - Lower running costs

    - Improved ink durability

    - Darker black ink

    - Increased print head life

    - With the XL unwinder rolls up to 10" OD (around 250m depending on material) can be used.

    Afinia L901 Costs:

    The Afinia L-901 has a list price of £8000 compared to the Afinia L-801 at £5995 so it won't be for everyone. The L801 will continue to be supplied and supported so the L901 is not a replacement for the L801 but for certain customers it will make more sense depending what the end solution is needed for. 

    Afinia L901 Offer:

    Until the 31st March any customers new to the Afinia brand can get an introductory offer of a free second set of inks worth £575.

    Can I upgrade to the L-901 from the L-801?

    For those currently using the Afinia L801 we will be offering a special price. Please contact the HD Labels team for details along with your Afinia L801 serial number to qualify.

    HD Labels

    01264 335118 or

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  2. Afinia have announced that they plan to show the all new Afinia L501 Label Printer at Label Expo Europe in Brussels next month. Here is the first picture of the Afinia L501 and for samples and to have a play on the printer come and see us at the show. We also hope to have one shortly after so if you can't make it to Label Expo just get in touch and we should be able to produce samples etc very soon. 


    What's different about the Afinia L501 label printer?

    The Afinia L501 is the first Pigment Ink printer from Afinia. It's actually uses "Duo Ink Technology" that allows you to switch between vibrant, dye based ink cartridges and the ultra-durable pigment cartridges. You simply swap the inks and print head over meaning the same printer should cover all bases depensing on what application the label is needed for. 

    Usually you would need to purchase two printers for this process so the Afinia L501 eliminates the need to do this. 

    Pricing isn't available yet and this picture is all that's been released but if you would like more info once the Afinia L501 is available for demo and samples then please contact us on 01264 335118 or email and we'll keep you informed. 

    HD Labels Team

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    We are very pleased to tell you all that HD Labels was announced as the number 1 distributor for Afinia in Europe, Middle East & Africa!!!

    At the Afinia dealer forum in Austria we were presented with the title by Nathan Daniel (EMEA Sales Manager) & Maureen Brock (VP of Busness Development for Memjet).

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    The dealer forum was the chance for all of the distributors to get together and get a first look at some of the new products which will soon become available throughout 2017 & 2018. One product officially launched there was the Afinia L301

    HD Labels & Afinia will continue this partnership of delivering professional label solutions going forward and we hope for even better results in 2018.