QuickLabel Systems Introduces the Vivo! Touch Intelligent Color Label Printer

November 1, 2010

WEST WARWICK, RI, Nov 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- QuickLabel Systems, a brand of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), announces the introduction of the new Vivo! Touch, a digital color label printer, developed for dynamic color label printing in-house, on-demand.

According to the Company, the Vivo! Touch is the first high-resolution, high-speed "intelligent" color label printer that is capable of printing color labels on the fly, in extremely high print quality, for in-house label printing by end-user manufacturers. The color label maker utilizes a 1.6 GHz internal computer to efficiently process large amounts of variable label data and coordinate label jobs, printing color labels in high-speeds of 5 ips (25 feet per minute). The Vivo! Touch extensively leverages a new version of QuickLabel's Custom QuickLabel labeling software to print color labels in breathtaking fidelity.

"The Vivo! Touch is an amazing digital color label printer that does two things that have never been done before in the same system: it makes color labels in excellent print quality and also dynamically prints color labels on the fly, at high speeds that keep up with most packaging lines. And it does it all at a low-cost per label that makes it affordable for manufacturers to print your own labels," said Eric E. Pizzuti, QuickLabel Systems Vice President and Worldwide Sales Director. "Whether your packaging process requires you to dynamically print color labels with data from your ERP system, or whether you simply want the capacity to changeover your line quickly and instantly custom print your own color labels in photo-quality, the Vivo! Touch represents a great advancement in digital color label print quality, print speed, and in the user-friendliness of digital color label presses."

Pizzuti continued, "Our new Vivo! Touch full-color label printer will satisfy the needs of manufacturers and processors who have asked for a digital color label printer that matches the print quality of conventional label printing presses and can make color labels on the fly, in-house. Manufacturers will be able to use the Vivo! Touch to increase profits and cut labels costs, especially in the food and beverage, chemical processing, dietary supplement, electronics, medical, and cosmetics and personal care industries. They will be able to make custom labels for private label customers in beautiful, photo-quality with label content that changes from label-to-label and batch-to-batch."

QuickLabel Systems believes that the on-board color label printer intelligence and high speed label printing will be a benefit to end-user manufacturers who require flexibility in their labeling process. Whether printing photographic-quality labels used in private label and primary display label packaging, or for printing data-intense variable information labels in color from ERP systems and production databases, labels with batch-specific and product specific label information such as batch codes, lot codes, expiration dates, ingredients, product descriptions, color codes, and other variable fields are produced.

The Company describes the new compact color label printer with LCD touchscreen control panel as the next generation of Vivo! LED color label printing technology, a new platform that will replace the previous Vivo! model. The Vivo! Touch color label printing process is regarded to be extremely cost-effective because it uses toner very efficiently, precisely depositing toner only when each dot of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black is required in a printed image.

The Vivo! Touch color label printer is being demonstrated for the first time ever at the Pack Expo International trade show in Chicago, IL at QuickLabel Systems Booth #4020 in the North Building. More information is available at www.QuickLabel.com/Vivo.

About QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc. QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label printers used by manufacturers and processors who want to print their own labels in-house, as well as barcode label printers, thermal transfer ribbon, labels, and custom label printing services. QuickLabel Systems is a brand of Astro-Med, Inc, a manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and data acquisition systems for test and measurement. Astro-Med, Inc (NASDAQ: ALOT) is a member of the Russell Microcap(R) Index. Additional information is available by visiting www.QuickLabel.com. Keep up with QuickLabel Systems on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/QuickLabel and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/QuickLabel.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY2010 Annual report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Albert W. Ondis
Eric Pizzuti
Vice President
Tel: 877-757-7978

SOURCE: QuickLabel Systems


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