Afinia L502 – $2,795.00


Key Features

  • Print vibrant and colorful prime labels with dye-based inks
  • Use pigment inks for exceptional water, abrasion and UV resistance
  • Industrial steel construction
  • Flexibility to change label designs and content on the fly
  • Best for short-to mid-sized print runs
  • Afinia # 35417
  • MSRP – $2,795


With DuraPrime™ Duo Ink Technology

Making your own labels just got easier

Whether you need waterproof, durable labels or something eye-catching for the retail shelf, the L502 is our most versatile printer ever. Pigment and dye inks each have their own advantages. Get the best of both worlds with the L502.

All-steel industrial design, improved toolbox functionality, 2x faster printing*, and durable pigment inks make the L502 extremely rugged and versatile.

Pigment and Dye-based Labels

DuraPrime™ Duo Ink TechnologyPigment-based prints are highly resistant to the challenges of moisture, abrasion, sun-fading, and extreme temperature. This makes the L502 perfect for packaging requiring GHS compliance, as well as those with high exposure to moisture, such as beverages and bath products.

The L502’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. The L502’s ink interchangeability offers a level of versatility never before experienced in the label printing world.

BS5609 Certified for Durable Labels

The L502 has been tested and certified to produce BS 5609-compliant and GHS (Globally Harmonized System) labels, which helps keep chemical manufacturers in compliance with packaging and transportation requirements. This testing evaluates the permanence of the print through abrasion and submersion in salt water for a period of 90 days.

Built for Industrial Use

The heavy-duty construction of the L502 color label printer includes an all-steel industrial cover, with a window for print bed visibility and status monitoring. It also includes improved sensors which allow for greater compatibility with specialty media, such as reflective metallic material. In addition to the standard roll-fed model, the L502 is also available in a fanfold-compatible version (F502) with the same build quality and feature set.

Improvements extend to the L502 Color Label Printer toolbox, allowing for increased control, including ‘Pause’ and ‘Cut’ functions. Firmware upgrades can also now be more easily performed.

Versatility Meets Economy

Not only is the L502 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.


Print Technology: HP Thermal Inkjet
Print Resolution: Up to 4800 dpi
Print Speed: Approximately 5.2 in/sec (13.2 cm/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 (26 mL), Individual Black (78.4 mL)
Core Size 3″ (76.2 mm)
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″ (25.4 mm – 215.9 mm)
Label Length: 0.75″ – 48″ (19 mm – 1219.2 mm)
Inter Label Gap Size: 0.125″ – 0.3″ (3.175 mm – 7.62 mm)
Media/Liner Width: 1.5″ – 8.65″ (38.1 mm – 219.7 mm)
Black Mark Size: 0.125″ – 0.3″
Label Thickness: 0.004″ – 0.01″ (0.1 mm – 0.3 mm)
Cutter: Powered cutter
Unwinder: 8.5″ (219.7 mm) max width, 8″ (203 mm) OD on a 3″ core (76.2 mm)
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 Dimensions: 20″ (511 mm) W, 23.5″ (596 mm) D, 9.75″ (248 mm) H
Weight: 40 lb (18.2kg)
Warranty: 1 year