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THE QLS-4100 Xe has been released by the QuickLabel Systems product group of Astro-Med, represented in Australia by Metromatics .

The QLS-4100 Xe represents the latest generation of colour label printers produced by QuickLabel Systems.

With 200 per cent faster on-board processing and 800 per cent more on-board memory and new Ethernet connectivity to address colour label printers, the QLS 4100 Xe printer extends the production capacity of its predecessor the QLS-4100X which was released in January 2002.

The QLS-4100 Xe processes and prints graphic rich labels, with or without variable information, all in full colour. Totally different product labels can print without pausing, at the speed and quality to match production demands.

Printing and processing speed remains high whether variable label content is directly linked from databases or requires serialisation, as in the case of date codes and barcodes.

The QLS 4100 Xe is powered by a high end embedded microcontroller that combines multiple processing units to speed communications and printing.

In addition to ample on board storage for fonts and images, the new printer also provides expanded space to store additional images and fonts on removable memory cards.

The QLS-4100 Xe printer extends communication options, allowing users of its native label creation software package, Colour QuickLabel 99 Pro(tm), to address networked printers via Ethernet.

The QLS 4100 Xe shares the 300dpi print resolution of its predecessor, as well as the ability to print directly onto labels, tags and other flexible packaging such as Tyvek and metallised PET pouches in four spot or CMYK process colours at a speed of 7 inches per second.

Designed for high-volume industrial production environments, the QLS-4100 Xe's all metal construction incorporates a 1/2" thick rigid backbone plate for precise control and consistent performance, and highest quality bearings and components.

The printer is easy to operate with streamlined print station configuration, smart label sensor and smooth, quiet operation. Production accessories include a label roll rewinder to prepare labels for automatic application, and a unit to cut and stack individual labels or tags.

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