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Best Color Label Printers for 2023

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Entering into 2023, we wanted to explore some of the best color label printers on the market for the coming year. There have been a lot of developments in the market, and the latest in digital printing is likely to excite you!

Some of the latest developments in the market involve the shift from water-based dye inks and UV inkjet technology, to a cleaner, more eco-friendly ink chemistry.

We are talking about water-based pigment inkjet of course.

This new ink cartridge style is all of the rage in both short run label makers, as well as more industrial high volume technology.

Whether you are a small business looking to streamline your printing solutions, or an industrial printer looking to add more capacity, this list will have some of the best label printers on the market for this coming year. Take a look and let us know if you have any suggestions to be added to this list!

6 - QL-300 5 Color Printer

QuickLabel QL-300 Digital Label Printer

Coming in at number 6 is the QL-300 from Quick Label. This is a perfect, short run, table-top printer designed for brand owners looking to print their own packaging in-house.

It features 4 or 5 color options, and is easy to use and fast to set up. It doesn’t have the fastest print production on the market, but is a perfect solution for customers who want a wide label material variety and super short runs.

It can also produce either roll labels or single print outs that can be used as address labels or shipping labels.

The easy to use software allows customers to print full color or black and white labels with ease. The machine can also be configured to print both continuous materials as well as pre-cut labels.

5 - Trojan T2-C

T2 High Capacity Printer

Coming in at number 5 is the Trojan T2-C. This compact inkjet label printer uses the water-based dye Memjet technology that has been so effective for so long.

It features a high labels per minute and can be put in almost any office environment to print batches of customized labels with ease.


The T2-C can print both continuous material to be cut out at a later time, as well as pre die cut materials. This printer is the perfect entry level printer, but can be used by commercial printers looking to increase their short run capacity.

4 - ArrowJet Aqua 330R Lite


Our number 4 printer on the list is the ArrowJet Aqua 330R Lite. This is the perfect solution for customers looking to upgrade their Memjet Versapass technology to something a little more industrial.

The ArrowJet Aqua Lite provides a perfect entry point into Memjet Duraflex technology. It has a streamlined design that gives customers a high volume label printer in a compact design.

It’s maximum speed of 60′ per minute at the ultra high resolution of 1600 x 1600 dpi allows customers to print beautiful labels with the latest in water-based pigment inkjet technology. It also allows customer to print up to 12.75” print width!

The best part about the ArrowJet Lite is that it can be field upgraded to the next model on our list!

3 - ArrowJet Aqua 330R


The ArrowJet Aqua 330R is the flagship model for printing at higher speeds on a wider substrate range. It features all of the same features as the ArrowJet Lite, but is upgraded through the use of NIR drying technology to print at speed up to 150′ per minute!

The ArrowJet Aqua 330R blends simplicity and affordability by allowing customers to use either 2L or 10L bulk ink tanks.

This allows customers to run at ultra high speeds while maintaining the high quality that Memjet is know for.

2 - ArrowJet Aqua 330R Hybrid


The ArrowJet Hybrid was designed more for the ability to print and varnish inline. The inline varnish gives customers the ability to make food safe mylar bags and other flexible packaging.

The ArrowJet Hybrid also allows customers to print varnished labels on paper, polypropylene, and polyester with ease!

If you are looking for the best solution for flexible packaging as well as labels, the ArrowJet Hybrid may be perfect. However, if you are in a region where inkjet coated material is a bit tougher to come by, the last printer on our list may be better suited for you!

1 - ArrowJet Aqua 330R Hybrid Pro


The final digital label printer on our list is the ArrowJet Aqua 330R Hybrid Pro. This system features the same inline varnish station as the Hybrid, but with the addition of inline priming.

This allows customers to coat their own material inline with the latest Memjet upgraded technology from Duraflex.

The Hybrid Pro is the premier solution for customers in parts of the world that cannot easily get Memjet coated materials such as South Africa and South America.

We hope you enjoyed our list of the latest digital label printing technology for 2023! For more information on any of the technology mentioned above contact one of our sales res today!

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