L501 Color Label Printer for small business

  • $4,795.00

With DuraPrime™ Duo Ink Technology

Print both vibrant and waterproof labels on the same machine

The Afinia Label L501 has Duo Ink Technology, designed to use both pigment and dye inks to create waterproof and highly vibrant labels. Powered by HP thermal inkjet technology, this dual-ink feature uses separate CMYK cartridges and allows for a quick transition from vibrant and colorful prime, to ultra-durable and waterproof label applications with a simple printhead swap.

L501 inkjet label printer from Afinia Label - Dye and Pigment inks

Pigment and Dye-based Labels

Pigment-based prints are highly resistant to the challenges of moisture, abrasion, sun-fading, and extreme temperature. This makes the L501 perfect for packaging requiring GHS compliance, as well as those with high exposure to moisture, such as beverages and bath products.

The L501’s dye-based prints are high-impact, colorful, and vibrant, making them ideal for prime labeling applications, such as in retail environments.

Enjoy the durability of pigment and the vibrancy of dye inks in the same printer.

Afinia Label L501 interchangeable inks for durable labels
The L501’s separate ink cartridges are more economical than tri-color alternatives

More Economical than the Competition

Not only is the L501 one of the most versatile label printers on the market, it offers great value for small- to mid-sized label applications. Separate CMYK ink cartridges contribute to a lower cost per label, since only colors that are empty need to be replaced. The L501’s use of separate cartridges makes it more economical than other printers on the market that use tri-color cartridges. With tri-color, you’re required to replace the entire cartridge when a single color runs out. As most users print only labels with similar color usage, this can become costly. With the L501, you won’t have to worry about that.

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Optional Label Rewinder

The L501’s Optional Label Rewinder makes managing your labels easy, and allows you to conveniently rewind your labels right onto a 3″ core. It’s a great, recommended addition for companies that experience high usage or heavy duty jobs.

The rewinder can handle label sizes up to 8.5″ wide and rolls with up to 8.0″ outside diameter.

Once rewinding is complete, simply remove the core holder and completed roll.


Print Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Print Resolutions Color:
Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi color; Black:
Up to 1200 x 1200 optimized dpi
Print Speed Approximately 5.2 in/sec (13.2cm/sec) printing a 2.2 in (56 mm) wide image in plain paper normal mode
Inks Option of Dye or Pigment — Individual Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (26ml), Individual Black (78.4ml)
Core Size 3″ (76.2mm)
Media Types Compatible with wide range of paper, polyester, polypropylene, and vinyl label stocks. Supports gap, black mark, and continuous media
Media Sensing Auto calibration and auto detection of gap and black marks
Label Width 1.0″ – 8.5″ (25.4mm – 215.9mm)
Label Length 0.75″ – 48″ (19mm – 1219.2mm)
Inter Label Gap Size 0.125″ – 0.3″ (3.175mm – 7.62mm)
Media/Liner Width 1.5″ – 8.65″ (38.1mm – 219.7mm)
Black Mark Size 0.125″ – 0.3″
Label Thickness 0.004″ – 0.01″ (0.1mm – 0.3mm)
Cutter Powered cutter
Unwinder 8.5″ (219.7mm) max width, 8″ (203mm) OD on a 3″ core (76.2mm)
Display 2″ mono display with buttons
Operating Systems Windows 7, 8, and 10 (32 and 64 bit)
Data Interface USB 2.0 connection and 10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet
Operating Temperature 59 – 90°F (15 – 32°C)
Operating Humidity 20 – 80% RH
Overall Dimension 22.5″ x 21.5″ x 8.75″ (570.6mm x 540.2mm x 225.1mm)
Weight 35lbs (15.9kg)
Warranty 1 year