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Print Your Labels In-House with Primera's LX2000!
LX2000 is Primera's newest and fastest pigment inkjet label printer. LX2000 represents an entirely new product class in desktop label printing. Large, separate ink cartridges for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black keep cost per label low, while print speeds of up to six inches per second produce your labels quickly. Printed labels can include photos, graphics, illustrations and text – even high-resolution linear or two-dimensional bar codes. Print labels when and where you need them in just the quantities you can actually use.
Features of LX2000:
- Large, separate ink cartridges
- Wide variety of substrates including paper, polyester, polypropylene and vinyl
- Speeds of up to 6" per second
- Pigment inks for more durable labels
- 4800 dpi
- Wired Ethernet, USB 2.0 and wireless connectivity
- Built-in pizza-wheel cutter
- Bartender Ultralite software included for label formatting
- Operating systems: Windows® 7/8/10+ and Mac OS X 10.9+
Water and UV Resistant Labels
The combination of pigment-based inks and various synthetic materials make LX2000 labels highly water and UV resistant. This durability supports applications such as bath and shower products, frozen or refrigerated foods, beverages, and much more! With LX2000, you'll be printing durable labels fast and efficiently, all while saving time and money.
Durable Labels – A Complete GHS Solution
For those who need an extremely durable label or more specifically, a GHS (Globally Harmonized System) compliant label solution, LX2000 is the perfect choice. With its Color Shield, pigment ink and Tuffcoat Extreme PolyJet label substrate, the LX2000 inks have passed Section 3, BS5609 testing. The testing included removal of print by adhesive tape, abrasion resistance and permanance of print evaluations under extreme conditions, including exposure to UV light and repeated salt spray and immersion. The material and printed images from LX2000 passed in all three categories.
|Print Method:||Thermal inkjet; Pigment ink|
|Print Resolutions:||Up to 4800 dpi|
|Print Speeds:||Draft Mode: 6” per second|
Normal Mode: 1.8” per second
High Quality Mode: 0.8” per second
|Print Head:||Replaceable Print Head|
|Inks:||Individual ink cartridges for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black|
|Color Matching:||Z-Color™ Color Matching Software|
|Max. Print Width:||8.25" (210mm)|
|Media Width:||8.375" (213mm)|
|Media Types:||Roll-fed pressure-sensitive labels, or roll-fed tags|
|Media Sensing:||Moveable see-through sensor for die-cut labels;|
reflective sensor for labels and tags with black stripe;
can use continuous and pre-printed labels and tags
|Supply Roll:||6" (152mm) maximum diameter on 3" (76mm) core.|
|Ink Level Warning:||Calculates actual number of prints remaining based upon ink usage of graphics being printed (patent-pending)|
|Indicator Lights:||Power, Pause, Ink|
|Controls:||Pause, Feed, Unload, Cancel|
|Operating Systems:||Windows® 7/8/10+ |
Mac OS X 10.8+
|Data Interface:||USB 2.0; External Control Port|
|Label Design Software:||BarTender UltraLite Primera Edition included. Can also be used with most other popular label design and graphics software programs|
|Electrical Rating:||12VDC, 5.0A|
|Power Requirements:||100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.7A|
|Certifications:||UL, UL-C, CE, FCC Class A|
|Weight:||45 lbs. (20.4 kg)|
|Dimensions:||19.5"W x 10.2"H x 20.5"D|
(495mmW x 259mmH x 521mmD)
|Connectivity:||Hi-Speed USB 2.0; Built-in Wired Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX (RJ45) Networking; Built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n Networking|
|Included:||Bartender Ultralite software for Windows, 4”X3” Tuffcoat™ Extreme White Polyester starter roll and starter CMYK ink set.|
More information can be located in the LX2000 User's Manual.
* The Reflective/Black Mark should be opaque to infrared light. The mark should be between the labels. The end of the mark should correspond with the beginning of the label.
** This is the recommended maximum. There are two factors that determine whether the printer will accept any particular stock thickness.
|Label width:||8.25" (209.6mm)||0.5" (12.7mm)|
|Liner/media width:||8.375" (212.7mm)||1.5" (38.1mm)|
|Label height/length:||24" (609.6 mm)||0.5" (12.7mm)|
|Gap between labels:||10" (254mm)||0.1" (2.5mm)|
|Width of thru-hole opening:||0.5" (12.7mm)||0.25" (6.4mm)|
|Distance from edge of media to edge of thru-hole:||2.25" (57mm)||0.2" (5.1mm)|
|Reflective/Black Mark Width*:||N/A||0.1" (2.54mm)|
|Max Outer Diameter (OD):||6"(152.4mm)||N/A|
|Inner Core Diameter (ID):||3" (76.2mm)||3" (76.2mm)|
|Total Thickness (Liner + Label)**:||0.010” (10 mil)||N/A|
|Distance from edge of media to edge of label:||Printer driver assumes 2 mm gap. However, this is adjustable via the left margin offset.|
1. What are the prices of the printers?
LX500: $1295 (MSRP), factory direct price is $1225.00
LX500c: $1395 (MSRP), factory direct price is $1325.00 (includes built-in cutter)
LX1000: $2995 (MSRP), factory direct price is $2795.00
LX2000: $3995 (MSRP), factory direct price is $3595.00
2. How much are the ink cartridges?
LX500/LX500c: the single cyan/magenta/yellow (CMY) cartridge is $54.95.
LX1000/LX2000: Color cartridges are $28.95 each x3. Black is $54.95. You can save money by purchasing a multipack (one of each CMYK) for $135.00.
3. What are the main differences between the three label printers?
- Label Width:
- LX500/LX500c will print on a label from 0.75” (19mm) up to 4.25” (108mm) wide
- LX1000/LX2000 will print on a label from 0.50” (13mm) up to 8.25” (210mm) wide; minimum liner width is 1.5”(38mm) and can be up to 8.375”(213mm) wide
- Label Length:
- LX500/LX500c will print a label from 0.75” (19mm) up to 24” (610mm) long
- LX1000/LX2000 will print a label from 0.50” up to 24” (609.6mm) long
- Ink Cartridges: LX500 utilizes a single Cyan/Magenta/Yellow (CMY) ink cartridge that combines colors to make a process black. LX1000 and LX2000 have separate ink cartridges, in pigment ink only. You also save money on ink since only the tank that runs out of ink needs to be replaced.
- Label Rolls: LX500 has a 2” core with label roll Outside Diameter (OD) of 5”. LX1000 and LX2000 have a 3” core with an OD of 6”.
- At default print speed, LX500 prints a 4” x 3” label at 8/minute or 480/hour.
- At default speed, LX1000 prints a 4”x3” label at 20/minute or 1200/hour. So LX1000 is more than twice the speed than LX500 when printing at the default speed.
- At default speed, LX2000 prints a 4”x3” label at 30/minute or 1800/hour. So LX2000 is about 30% faster than LX1000 at the default speed.
4. What is the average cost per label?
It depends upon the amount of coverage and the colors used in your design. If you’d like to know your specific cost per label, please send a high resolution .jpg of your actual label to email@example.com, specify the printer you would like us to test, and we’ll run a test through the printer’s software to give you a very close approximate cost. We can also provide this general information:
LX500/LX500c: at 50% coverage on a 4” x 3” label at default print resolution, cost per label can range from $0.05 to $0.10.
LX1000/LX2000: at 50% coverage on a 4” x 3” label at default print resolution, cost per label can range from $0.01 to $.04.
5. How many labels can you print per ink cartridge or set of ink carts?
It depends upon the amount of coverage and the colors used in your design. If you’d like to know your specific cost per label, please send a high resolution .jpg of your actual label to firstname.lastname@example.org, specify the printer you would like us to test, and we’ll run a test through the printer’s software to give you a very close approximate number of labels per design. We can also provide this general information:
LX500/LX500c: at 50% coverage on a 4” x 3” label at default print resolution, you’ll get about 600 to 800 labels per ink cartridge
LX1000/LX2000: at 50% coverage on a 4” x 3” label at default print resolution, you’ll get about 1200 to 2300 labels per set of ink cartridges
6. Which printers offer a built-in label cutter.
LX500c and LX2000 both offer a built-in “pizza-wheel” style label cutter.
7. What operating systems do these printers support?
LX500/LX500c: Windows: 7/8/10+ and Mac: OS X v10.8+ (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks+)
LX1000: Windows: 7/8/10+ (No Mac support)
LX2000: Windows: 7/8/10+ and Mac: OS X v10.8+ (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks+)
Regarding Windows XP and Vista, our printer drivers will still work on it. However, since Microsoft has ceased support for XP and Vista, we have no choice but to also no longer support XP and Vista.
8. What is the highest resolution each printer is capable of printing?
All three can print up to 4800 dpi.
9. Do the printers come with software to design my labels?
Yes, it comes with a basic design program for Windows called BarTender UltraLite. It allows you to import graphics, logos, etc. and add things like bar codes. You can also design your labels in a full-featured design program, save them as high-resolution .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .png or .pdf files and use our software to arrange them onto your label stock and print. Or, you can print directly out of your own graphic design software such Adobe Illustrator as long as that software allows you to change the page sizes to the sizes of your labels.
For Mac, we don’t include software since most Mac users prefer to print directly from programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. An easy to use software package we recommend for Mac is called BeLight. You can get a 30-day free trial on their website at www.belightsoft.com. It costs $49.99 if you decide to buy it.
10. Does any software come with the printers?
Yes. Our printers come with Windows software called BarTender UltraLite. It’s an easy to use, very helpful tool that helps you to layout your designs onto the correct label sizes and then print them.
11. Does this printer do bar codes?
Yes, for Windows users it comes with BarTender UltraLite software which includes just about every bar code font used in business and industry world-wide, including 2D bar codes.
12. Are the labels waterproof?
We hesitate to use the word “waterproof,” but several of our label substrates, when printed onto by LX1000 and LX2000 with pigment inks, are highly water-resistant. We do not recommend LX500 for labels that will be exposed to water. The black on LX500 is made by mixing cyan, magenta and yellow. That much ink saturation can smear when it gets wet no matter which label stock you use.
It is important to match the right substrate for your particular application. This is especially true for water-resistance. Before ordering a large quantity of blank labels you should try out some printed labels on your products in the environment in which they’ll be used. In general, we suggest a synthetic substrate for high-humidity or wet environments. Vinyl, BOPP and polyester label stocks are ideal.
The most water-resistant substrate we sell is the clear and white polyester labels. However, they are also the most expensive. Vinyl and BOPP are great alternatives but again should be tested before ordering a large quantity of blank labels. Vinyl is also ideal for very small or irregularly-shaped containers since it is very soft and conformable. For applications where water isn’t a concern, our TuffCoat Gloss White paper labels perform exceptionally well and are affordable, too.
For those who need a GHS compliant label solution, LX1000 or LX2000 are the perfect choice. With pigment ink and Primera’s Tuffcoat Extreme PolyJet material, LX1000 and LX2000 have already passed Section 3, BS5609 testing. The testing included removal of print by adhesive tape, abrasion resistance and permanence of print evaluations under extreme conditions, including exposure to UV light and repeated salt spray and immersion. The material and printed images from LX1000 and LX2000 passed in all three categories.
13. Do I have to buy my labels and ink from you?
No, you are free to purchase them from anyone you choose. Labels just need to be coated for aqueous inkjet printing. For non-Primera labels, you’ll see varying levels of water-resistance, gloss and other characteristics. Remember to always test first! Our ink carts are designed specifically for our printers. So, you won’t generally find them at brick-and-mortar retail stores. However, thousands of online resellers have them in stock, as does Primera’s e-commerce site www.primera.com.
14. Are your ink cartridges refillable?
No, they are not. They are designed and manufactured for one-time-only use.
15. Are any of your printers wireless?
Yes, the LX2000 can be connected via USB 2.0 or through Ethernet or built-in wireless.
16. Do you offer any financing?
Yes! We have a relationship with PayPal where our products now qualify for their “Bill Me Later” program. It works like this: we write up a proforma invoice for your purchase. You submit it to PayPal for approval. Once approved, you can purchase the equipment from us and get 6 months of interest-free financing. The down-payment amount and monthly payment amount is figured out between you and PayPal. You’ll need to either already have or open a new PayPal account to use this financing.
|LX2000 Complete Installer for Windows - 3-12-18 - Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 Compatible (32bit/64bit) - 362 MB ||Download|
|LX1000 Complete Installer for Windows - 3-12-18 - Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 Compatible (32bit/64bit) - 351 MB||Download|
|LX2000 Mac Complete Driver and Status Monitor v220.127.116.11 - OS 10.8 - 10.13 - 38.90 MB - 10-02-17||Download|
|BarTender ® 2016 Ultralite 11 (SR6) - 204 MB - Posted 3-12-18||Download|
|LX2000 PC Printer Driver Only - Version 18.104.22.168 - Windows 7 / 8 / 10 Compatible (32bit/64bit) - 78 MB - 3-12-18||Download|
|LX1000 PC Printer Driver Only - Version 22.214.171.124 - Windows 7 / 8 / 10 Compatible (32bit/64bit) - 72 MB - 03-12-18||Download|
|PTStatus for LX1000 and LX2000 v 1.31 - 09-28-17||Download|
|Purchase Mac Layout/Design Software for $50 from Belightsoft.com -Download a Free Trial|
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