QuickLabel Systems Introduces Plexo! Two-Color Label Printers for GHS Labeling

05/04/2011

WEST WARWICK, RI, May 04, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

QuickLabel Systems, a brand of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), announces the introduction of the new Plexo!(R) Family of two-color label printers, developed for printing labels that comply with GHS labeling requirements for chemical products.

"The new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical hazard warnings will require chemical manufacturers around the world to change their product labels. Our Plexo! printers are the simplest way to get into compliance with the new GHS labeling regulations. Users can print GHS labels in the required black and red colors with these easy-to-use printers, which are essentially like familiar barcode label printers that can print in two colors instead of just one color," said Eric Pizzuti, Vice President of QuickLabel Systems.

Pizzuti continued, "Plexo! label printers have all of the advantages of traditional barcode label printers, with high speed label printing, rapid data processing, and easy, intuitive operation. And they come with customer support built right in, by virtue of the QuickLabel Lifetime Warranty and QuickSwap(TM) Repair and Replacement Service."

According to the Company, Plexo! label printers boast a low cost per finished label thanks to the use of economical thermal transfer ribbons supplied by QuickLabel Systems. Each Plexo! prints labels in two colors using two rolls of colored thermal transfer ribbon inks, with an on-board ribbon saver that provides economy and efficiency in the use of ink.

The Plexo! 453 prints labels up to 4 inches (106mm) wide and the Plexo! 653 prints labels up to 6.4 inches (163mm) wide. Both print labels in 300 dpi resolution in user-selectable speeds from 1 ips to 5 ips (25mm/s - 127 mm/s), according to the Company.

The Plexo! two-color label printer family will be demonstrated for the first time in Europe at the Interpack Show from 12-18 May in Duesseldorf, Germany in stand B11, Hall 11. The Plexo! two color label printer family will be demonstrated for the first time in the USA at the Eastpack trade show from June 7-9, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY in QuickLabel Systems Booth #3450. More information is available at www.QuickLabel.com/Plexo.

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 FY2011 Annual Report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts:
Albert W. Ondis
CEO
Eric Pizzuti
Vice President
Tel: 877-757-7978
www.QuickLabel.com

SOURCE: QuickLabel Systems

http://www.quicklabel.com/

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