SOURCE: QuickLabel Systems

May 07, 2007 09:45 ET

QuickLabel Introduces Zeo! Inkjet Label Printer With HP Inkjet Technology

WEST WARWICK, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- The QuickLabel Systems Product Group of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced today that it has expanded its family of digital color label printers with the introduction of the new Zeo! inkjet label printer. The Zeo! is a low-priced, low-volume inkjet label printer aimed at serving the needs of small and medium-sized businesses who want to print their own custom and personalized labels in-house, in quantities between 1-1,000 labels a day.

The Zeo! prints photo-quality labels on-demand, at speed and throughput levels that match the productivity demands of smaller businesses with in-house label printing programs. The printer is compact, quick to deploy, user-friendly, and will fit on a desk, countertop, or other work surface where it is easily accessible to a user.

The Zeo! is particularly appealing to small producers of gourmet foods such as cheeses, sauces, jams and jellies, and chocolates, and specialty beverages such as coffees, teas, bottled water, and wine. The Zeo! is also ideal for the marketing departments of larger businesses, where it would be used to instantly print prototype labels for new packaging development and test market labels for market research and development.

QuickLabel Systems designed the Zeo! to utilize thermal inkjet technology developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP).

"We partnered with HP because we wanted to design the best thermal inkjet label printer in our market," said Albert W. Ondis, CEO of Astro-Med, Inc. He continued, "We applied our core competencies in software and electronics engineering, industrial design, label materials development, and knowledge of label printing applications to HP's inkjet technology in order to manufacture a uniquely attractive and fully-featured inkjet label printer for the small business market."

QuickLabel Systems offers its Zeo! inkjet label printer with a Lifetime Warranty, and completes the solution by selling Zeo! printing supplies direct to end users, including color and black Zeo! inks and inkjet-receptive labels in hundreds of sizes manufactured at its West Warwick, RI media manufacturing plant. The Zeo! is priced at $2,995.00 USD, and can be purchased by telephoning the company toll-free at 877-757-7978 (+401-828-4000), or by visiting our web site.

QuickLabel's complete line of digital color label printers includes the higher-performance Vivo! digital color label printer, an electrophotographic label printer capable of printing photo-quality labels for retail and secondary packaging label applications, and the higher-speed QLS-4100 Xe, a thermal transfer digital color label printer designed for industrial label printing applications in which high-throughout and data-intense labels are required.

About QuickLabel Systems

QuickLabel Systems is a product group of Astro-Med, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty printing and data acquisition systems with applications in packaging identification, test and measurement, and neurophysiological testing. For more information, please visit www.QuickLabel.com and www.Astro-MedInc.com.

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, Inc.'s FY2007 annual report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Eric E. Pizzuti
    Worldwide Sales Director
    QuickLabel Systems
    Astro-Med, Inc.
    Email Contact
    877-757-7978, ext. 266