L501 Color Label printer

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.

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.

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.

Optional 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 TechnologyHP Thermal Inkjet
Print ResolutionUp to 4800 dpi
Print SpeedApproximately 5.2 in/sec (13.2cm/sec) printing a 2.2 in (56 mm) wide image in plain paper normal mode
InksOption of Dye or Pigment — Individual Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (26ml), Individual Black (78.4ml)
Core Size3″ (76.2mm)
Media TypesCompatible with wide range of paper, polyester, polypropylene, and vinyl label stocks. Supports gap, black mark, and continuous media
Media SensingAuto calibration and auto detection of gap and black marks
Label Width1.0″ – 8.5″ (25.4mm – 215.9mm)
Label Length0.75″ – 48″ (19mm – 1219.2mm)
Inter Label Gap Size0.125″ – 0.3″ (3.175mm – 7.62mm)
Media/Liner Width1.5″ – 8.65″ (38.1mm – 219.7mm)
Black Mark Size0.125″ – 0.3″
Label Thickness0.004″ – 0.01″ (0.1mm – 0.3mm)
CutterPowered cutter
Unwinder8.5″ (219.7mm) max width, 8″ (203mm) OD on a 3″ core (76.2mm)
Display2″ mono display with buttons
Operating SystemsWindows 7, 8, and 10 (32 and 64 bit)
Data InterfaceUSB 2.0 connection and 10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet
Operating Temperature59 – 90°F (15 – 32°C)
Operating Humidity20 – 80% RH
Overall Dimension22.5″ x 21.5″ x 8.75″ (570.6mm x 540.2mm x 225.1mm)
Weight35lbs (15.9kg)
Warranty1 year

Streamline your labeling and improve print productivity