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Primera Technology Visits Rose City Label

Primera Technology Visits Rose City Label

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Label | 0 comments

Primera Technology travels to Portland, Oregon and visits with Rose City Label to find out how their CX1200 Digital Label Press and FX1200 Finishing System are helping their business expand into the world of digital label production. Primera also visits several of Rose City Label’s customers to hear feedback on the quality of labels they have received along with label and packaging design tips. Watch the video: Rose City Label   For more information about the CX1200 Digital Label Press and FX1200 Digital Finishing System, visit www.primeralabel.com/cxfx....

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Introduction to NiceLabel SE For Primera Technology Label Printers

Introduction to NiceLabel SE For Primera Technology Label Printers

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in Label | 0 comments

When you purchase an LX-Series Label Printer from Primera Technology, you also receive the Primera Edition of NiceLabel SE label design software. Although you can also print from most other label design and graphic design programs (like Adobe Photoshop), NiceLabel SE makes it quick and easy to import your graphic and format your label. Simply select the size of the label you want to print, import your graphic, and add text or a barcode to finish it up. Take a look at this brief introduction to NiceLabel SE and see for yourself how user-friendly printing your own labels can...

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Do you own a Primera LX-Series Label Printer? We want to see your label designs!

Do you own a Primera LX-Series Label Printer? We want to see your label designs!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in Label | 0 comments

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have noticed we like to feature unique #LabelsWeLove every Wednesday.  We’re very proud of the labels our customers create and want to share them with our followers/fans.  Send us your labels and they could be featured in an upcoming edition of #LabelsWeLoveWednesday!  Please email your designs in JPEG format to us at primeratechinc@gmail.com and make sure to check back to see your labels on display....

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Essential Guide to Aligning Full Bleed Prints on an LX-Series Label Printer

Essential Guide to Aligning Full Bleed Prints on an LX-Series Label Printer

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Label | 0 comments

1.  Load the label stock correctly. If this is not done correctly nothing else matters! Click here for how to load stock properly: http://bit.ly/qRDiIM Tip: Tear off the first label from the liner each time you load it so that the label sensor has sufficient time to properly read the beginning of the label.  This calibrates the sensor for the rest of that roll.  It is recalibrated each and every time you load label stock even if it is the same size.  This will reduce the need to adjust the TOF (vertical alignment). 2.  Over bleed Set Paper size .05 – .1 inch larger on width and height Change image size .05 – .1 inch larger on width and height 3.  Test at the same quality level you will be printing at! Changing quality levels will change the alignment.  If you change qualities between prints, you also change the speed at which the label moves over the sensor.  This can affect how the sensor reads the beginning point of any label and therefore the TOF. 4.  Print one label as a starting point. Evaluate the print before continuing. 5.  Change TOF and Left Margin Offset accordingly. Do not reload label stock or change other settings at this point. Changing other variables will change these settings. 6.  Print and readjust as necessary. It is typical for experienced users to use up to 5 printed labels and 5 un-printed labels during this process.  First time users may use up to 20 printed and un-printed labels. 7.  Once you are satisfied with the alignment you have achieved, print a run of 5 labels. Re-evaluate the alignment and make any final adjustments to TOF or Left Margin Offset. TOF is more likely to change on a run of labels versus a single print. Notes: As an experienced user, expect to spend about one half hour setting up full bleed prints. A first time user may spend an hour or more setting up full bleed prints. Non full bleed prints with a white background can be setup in less time. You will need to readjust the TOF and Left Margin for each new roll that is loaded. For more...

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Is In-House Label Printing Right For Your Business?

Is In-House Label Printing Right For Your Business?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Label | 0 comments

Manufacturers of almost any type of product often find themselves in need of short-run, full-color customized product labels.  The printed quality and appearance of these labels are extremely important and it has not always been easy to find a cost-effective, convenient way to produce them.  Primera Technology has developed two digital inkjet printers specifically for this purpose.  Here are a few tips to help you decide if printing custom labels in-house is best for your business: How many labels do you typically need at a time?  With short-run digital label printers like our LX400 or LX900, you will see a cost savings if you are printing between 1 and 5,000 labels at a time.  If you are printing larger quantities of labels, your best bet would be continuing to outsource (or to invest in a higher capacity digital system like our CX1200 Color Label Press!) How quickly do you need your labels?  Printing in-house allows you to print labels right when you need them.  Using our LX400, you can print 1-2 labels per minute and with our LX900, you can print 5-6 labels per minute – up to thousands per day!  No more waiting 2-3 weeks for your custom label order. Do you have multiple product lines or seasonal products?  By printing your own labels, you can change your design at any time with no extra cost.  Simply design your new label and click print.  This is especially helpful if you have multiple product lines, offer small quantities of seasonal products, need labels for prototype or promotional items, or need the flexibility of frequently changing your label designs. Are you interested in a low-cost, less-waste solution?  Aside from the initial investment in the digital label printer itself (and Primera’s printers start at just $1,495), the only supplies you will need to stay up and running include ink and label stock.  Our LX900 offers the convenience of separate CMYK ink cartridges, allowing you to replace each color one at a time, only when necessary.  Since you will be printing your labels on-demand, you won’t have to worry about meeting a minimum order quantity, eliminating those extra labels collecting dust in...

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Paper, Polyester, or Polypropylene?

Paper, Polyester, or Polypropylene?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Label | 0 comments

Choosing the right material for your custom labels is essential to ensure the correct shelf-life and durability for your specific application.  There are many types of label stock but which one is right for your products? Primera Technology offers many substrates to choose from that are compatible with dye-based inks, and more importantly, with our LX-Series Label Printers!  Looking for something that will withstand moisture in the shower or refrigerator? Try our TuffCoat ExtremeTM White Matte Polypropylene; it is resistant to both oil and grease and won’t puncture, crack, wrinkle or shrink with environmental changes.  Need a clear label that is water resistant? Try our TuffCoat Extreme High Gloss Clear Polyester that will give your lotion bottle or body mist a nice, shiny finish.  We also have a high-gloss or semi-gloss TuffCoatPaper that is great for cardboard packaging or non-refrigerated specialty food products. Make sure you know what kind of environment your products will be stored in, as this determines which type of label stock you should be printing on.  We always recommend testing label stock before printing your entire run to make sure you have chosen the right...

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