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  1. Looking to offer a short run label service in-house?

    With the short run label market continuing to grow, we are increasingly being approached by printers who are looking capitalise on this with equipment to sit alongside traditional Flexo presses.

    An effective combination for offering an in-house short run label service would be the Afinia L801, Rewinder and DLF220L.

    This solution offers:

     - 1600 x 1600 dpi

    - Variable data capacity

    - Digitally cut custom shaped labels without the need for expensive dies

    - Minimal set up costs; wastage can be under a linear meter

    - The ability to laminate, slit and rewind

    - Immediate proofs and samples with little cost

    Until May 1st 2018 HD Labels will be offering this complete package, including onsite installation and full training for £20,500 + VAT. Leasing for this over 4 years works out at approximately £550 per month.

    If you would like to see any print samples or arrange a demo please do call us on 01264 335118 or e-mail


  2. Well the Label & Print Expo 2018 is already a distant memory so we thought we'd take the time to thank everyone who braved the snow to come and see us. It was an eventful show and the weather did it's best to beat us but we're grateful to all who attended. 

    If you were unable to attend don't panic. Here are a few shots of the stand and it's not too late to see the equipment we had on display. We're aware that many people couldn't make it so the good news is you don't need to miss out. All of the equipment is now on show at either our demo room at HD Labels (Andover) or with Afinia (Warwick). Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like a demo and we'll be happy to arrange something. 

    Call HD Labels on 01264 335118 or


  3. Here at HD labels we have worked with a number of large and independent breweries throughout the UK, helping them workout the best way for them to produce their labels. 

    Really there are two routes to go down when producing your labels. 

    1. You outsource your label production and buy in pre-printed labels on a roll. 

    2. You purchase a label printer and buy in blank labels for you to custom print your labels when you need them to the exact quantity you need. 

    Our job at HD Labels is to help you workout which would be the best option for you. We can do this by providing samples, demonstrations, costs per print etc so you can make an informed decision using facts. We can show you the processes you'd need to follow if you were bringing your printing in-house as well as showing you what mistakes to avoid when printing your own labels. 

    We've helped breweries in many ways from printing one off jobs using our short run label service here at HD Labels to installing printers, finishers and applicators onsite. 

    Here are some brief details about our services to give you an idea of what we can offer. 

    1 -Short Run Label Service - Digitally Printed Labels

    Using the latest in digital print technology HD Labels has the facilities to offer short run prints without the need for expensive cutters; ideal if you need 100 labels for a trial product or customised labels for a wedding or corporate event.

    We have a range of materials and finishes in stock and can offer short run prints with fast turnaround times.

    If you'd like any samples of our brewery range materials then please do drop us a message with your postal address or call us on 01264 335118 to talk through your needs. We can print your own designs, if you have artwork so you get to see exactly what your labels will look like.

    2 - Supply of digital label printers and label applicators

    We have a range of high resolution colour label printers starting from £1000 up to fully automated finishing and laminating units.

    For details of any of our brewery packages, which include inks, blank labels and applicators please do not hesitate to contact us on 01264 335118


    Thank you

    HD Labels Team

  4. 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. 

    l901 overview

    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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