If you are considering an LX2000 you may wish to consider the Afinia Label L801.
Initially, the L801 costs about twice as much as the LX2000. So why should you consider purchasing a more expensive machine?
The answer is the ink cost per label.
Finding Out Ink Cost per Label
Let’s say that you determine the LX2000’s ink cost to be $0.15/label more than the L801. Let’s also assume that you print 5,000 labels/month. In that scenario, the Afinia Label L801 would save you $750/month. The L801 would make up the price differential ($4,400) in less than 6 months (as of 3/9/17 the LX2000 MSRP was $3,595 and the L801 $7,995).
By the end of 20 months you would have saved enough to buy a second L801.
About the L801
The Afinia Label L801 can print labels from 2″ wide up to 8.5″ at a speed of up to 60’/minute. You can see all of the L801 specifications here.
The L801 Label Printer is designed for businesses owners who have decided to move their label printing in-house. There are a number of reasons for doing so:
- The ability to print the exact quantity of labels when they are needed
- Avoiding label printing lead times
- Eliminating label inventory
- Avoiding discarding out-of-date labels
- The ability to modify label designs on-the-fly when ingredients or regulations change
The Afinia Label L801 is based upon Memjet’s proven waterfall inkjet technology. Users will find the printer software interface to be quite similar to what they have experienced with desktop printers. Setup is very similar, as well. Just plug it into your computer, install the included software, and you are ready to print labels from Windows, using your existing label design application, or from a pdf.
To make the best decision, have each manufacturer send you a print sample, on the same stock, and an ink cost/label. If possible, you should see each printer in action, printing your label design. That way, you can determine how many labels each machine can print in a given amount of time.
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