AstroNova Debuts New QL-111 Industrial Color Printer from QuickLabel® Systems

March 31, 2016

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Astro-Med, Inc., d/b/a AstroNova (NASDAQ: ALOT), has launched the new QL-111 industrial label printer specifically designed for industrial and manufacturing facilities. The QL-111 is available for immediate shipment from QuickLabel Systems.

The QL-111 is a low cost color label printer specifically designed for industrial, commercial, warehouse and manufacturing/distribution facility applications to label cartons and packaging of all types. The printer produces high quality, secondary labels with variable color compliance appropriate for supply chain applications to identify products such as footwear, hardware, electrical products and lighting components. Printed labels, either glossy or matte, provide color accuracy with long-lasting print. The labels are produced at 600 dots per inch and a throughput of 8 inches/second. The QL-111 digitally prints on blank stock from 4 individual CMYK high-capacity dye ink cartridges, which allows print jobs with minimal user intervention.

“The new QL-111 responds to our customers’ requests for an industrial color label printer capable of meeting the high throughput and JIT requirements for secondary product packaging labels,” said QuickLabel Systems Vice President and General Manager Eric Pizzuti. “This exciting new product fits easily into a work cell or alongside a production line, while delivering color coding and accurate barcodes demanded in secondary labeling applications.”

Capable of consistently deploying labels worldwide with near zero lead time, the QL-111 is ideally suited to keep pace with the rigorous demands of LEAN manufacturing by eliminating traditional drawbacks such as order and delivery lead time, excess quantity purchases, documentation, and excess inventory, waste and scrap. In one pass, the QL-111 produces short-run, complete color labels including: expiration dates, lot codes, batch codes, barcodes, serialization, and images. This printer was designed with LEAN work cell efficiency in mind. Print drivers are compatible with all major labeling software, as well as third-party software such as NiceLabel® and Bartender®.

Designed for packaging system integration, the QL-111 is easily connected and controlled by external systems including automatic label applicators, barcode verification systems and visual inspection systems, and can be seamlessly integrated into virtually any packaging system.

About AstroNova
Astro-Med, Inc., d/b/a AstroNova, a global leader in data visualization technologies, designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad range of products that acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats. The Product Identification segment offers a variety of hardware and software products and associated consumables that allow customers to mark, track and enhance the appearance of their products. Major brands include QuickLabel®, the industry leader in onsite color label printing. The Test and Measurement segment includes the T&M Product Group, which offers a suite of products and services that acquire and record electronic signal data from local and networked sensors. The Test and Measurement segment also includes a line of Aerospace Products that are used in aircraft flight decks and cabins to record, print and display data including flight plans, navigation information, performance data, and maintenance information. Astro-Med, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index. Additional information is available by visiting

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