The Kiaro! 50 is the revolutionary compact color label printer, designed for printing small labels quickly and beautifully. Developed for businesses with small products and big labeling needs, the Kiaro! 50 matches incredible quality and breathtaking speed on labels from 1” - 2.16” in width and 1” - 15.63 in length.
Standing just under 10 inches tall and weighing just over 10 lbs., the compact size of the Kiaro! 50 may be deceiving – in fact, it is capable of printing up to 68 labels per minute (based on a 4-inch long label). And of course, it prints labels in the same 1200 dpi print resolution and excellent print quality that distinguishes the Kiaro! label printer family.
- Labels & Inks
Small labels, small footprint, huge results:
Great for businesses with smaller-size labels or a less frequent need to print labels, the Kiaro! 50 embodies the old saying that “good things come in small packages.” The Kiaro! 50 uses QuickLabel’s dye-based ink formulation that provides the widest possible color gamut for color matching, and is compatible with glossy label stocks as well as matte label stocks.
Printing your own labels in-house will give you freedom and control over your entire labeling process. You control your own inventory, without thousands of preprinted labels taking up space, and you ensure that the correct label gets printed every time – in the quality that you, and your customers, demand .
Consistent, Reliable Printing:
The strong foundation of the original Kiaro! has laid the groundwork for the narrow-width Kiaro! 50 to provide the most consistent operation, and most repeatable high-quality performance ever.
The Kiaro! 50 automatically detects when cleaning is necessary; if needed the Kiaro! 50 will pause during the print job, perform an automatic cleaning, and then resume printing on the very same label.
You’ll have no messy manual cleaning, and will never have to break the web and splice label rolls, because the Kiaro! never wastes a single label for maintenance. Plus, with the Kiaro! 50 there are no wasted labels when starting, ending, or pausing a printing run.
Gorgeous Instant Label Printing:
With the Kiaro! 50 you’ll print in beautiful 1200 dpi, impress your customers, retailers, and even competitors by displaying your product with astounding labels. The quality of the labels that the Kiaro! 50 creates is outstanding - plus the Kiaro! 50 prints quickly, never wastes labels, and runs with the reliability QuickLabel printers are renowned for.
There are no printers anywhere that offer the size, quality and speed offered by the Kiaro! 50. The quality of your small labels, the speed at which you print them, and the freedom to print on-demand will have you loving your labels more than ever.
Incredible Ease Of Use:
With front loading inks and labels, the Kiaro! 50 fits into any workspace seamlessly, letting you print labels wherever you need to, for all of your products that require small labels. The Kiaro! 50 is easy to use, operate and set up. The intuitive, fully-integrated design lets operators load labels and inks in seconds, and is truly user friendly – anyone can operate a Kiaro! 50.
Whether your label artwork is designed on a Mac or a PC, and whether you have a .jpg, .tif, .pdf – or another file type – the Kiaro! 50 will work for you.
Price of the Kiaro! 50 Label Printer:
The Kiaro! 50 includes a One-Year Warranty, Custom QuickLabel® Omni label creation software, and one full set of Kiaro! 50 dye-based ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink).
Please contact us for price information in your local area, since prices vary around the world.
Digital Color Label Printer:
- Print Technology: Thermal Inkjet
- Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
- Print Modes: Best: 1200 x 1200 dpi, Fast: 600 x 600 dpi
- Print Speed: 2.0 - 4.8 ips (50 - 120 mm/sec)
- Auto: automatically selects highest print speed, slows printing down to cool printhead when necessary
- Manual: user-selected speed, printing pauses to cool printhead when necessary
- Label Sensing: Gap, Reflective (bottom-only); Non-adjustable/fixed sensors
- Connectivity: USB 2.0; Gigabit Ethernet, RJ-45 connection
- Built-in cutter
Label Print Area:
The Kiaro! 50 prints edge-to-edge, full-bleed labels
- Print Width: 1.93” max (49 mm)
- Print Length: 15.63” max (397 mm)
Label Printing Supplies:
- Ink Cartridges: one cartridge each: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink
- Ink Type: Dye-based, developed to withstand moderate moisture & UV light exposure
- Cartridge Capacity: 14.5 mL (13.2 mL usable)
- Label Type: Roll
- Label Sensing: Gap (2.5 – 6.4 mm), Reflective (6.4 mm - 9.5 mm)
- Reflective Mark Width: 15 mm minimum
- Reflective Mark Length: 3 mm - 6.5 mm
- Label Width: 0.57” - 2.48” (14.4 mm - 63 mm)
- Label Length: 1.0” - 15.75” (25.4 mm - 400 mm)
- Label Thickness: 5.7 - 10 mil (0.145 mm - 0.255 mm)
- Label Material Type: Matte Paper and Synthetic pressure-sensitive; Matte Paper and Synthetic Tag
- Label Roll Size: up to 2.95” (75 mm) Outside Diameter
- Labeling Software: Custom QuickLabel® software (included) or NiceLabel® software (optional)
- Windows® Driver: Kiaro! 50 printer driver for Windows® 8, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2012 / 2008 (included)
- All major barcodes supported, including 2D GS1 DataMatrix and QR Codes
- Printer Operating: 59º F to 86º F (15º C to 30º C), 10% to 90% Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
Printer should be installed on level surface with no more than 3º tilt in any axis
No longer than 8 weeks powered off or in standby. Cleaning may be required when powered on.
- Ink Storage: 32º F to 95º F (0º C to 35º C), 35% to 85% Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
- Power Requirements: External, universal power supply 100 - 240 VAC 50/60Hz, 85W
- Power Consumption: Operating: 22W (max) Standby: 6W
Dimensions & Weight:
- Dimensions: 9.84” L x 5.28” W x 9.84” H (250 mm L x 134 mm W x 250 mm H)
- Weight: 10.3 lbs. (4.7 Kg) with supplies
- Safety: UL/CUL (60950-1), CSA, CE, CB certificate (EN60950-1/IEC60950-1)
- EMC/EMI: FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, EN55022 Class B
- Chemical Safety: TSCA, OSHA, EU directive
RoHS, WEEE, REACH, ErP 2009/125/EC directive Lot6
Kiaro! 50 Ink Cartridges:
The Kiaro! 50 uses four separate dye ink cartridges, one each for the CMYK process colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Cartridges can be replaced individually, as each color runs low. You can buy your Kiaro! 50 ink cartridges from QuickLabel Systems.
Kiaro! 50 Labels:
The Kiaro! 50 prints on inkjet-receptive label materials, including gloss paper, matte paper, textured papers, and some synthetic materials such as polypropylene, polyester, and vinyl. Depending on which Kiaro! 50 material type you choose, Kiaro! 50labels can feature water-resistance, chemical resistance, scuff-resistance, and tear-resistance. You can buy your Kiaro! 50 labels from QuickLabel Systems.
Kiaro! 50 BPO Program:
Get Discounted Inks, Labels, & Replacement Printheads
BPO Program: When you place a Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) with us, you give us an order for all the Kiaro! labels and inks you’ll use in a 12-month period. In exchange, we’ll give you our absolute deepest price discounts on labels and inks and printhead replacements. Click here for more details about the Kiaro! 50 BPO Program.
Custom QuickLabel® Omni software (included):
Custom QuickLabel® Omni is a flexible software suite that makes it easy to create and print highly customizable labels with QuickLabel digital label printers.
NiceLabel® Software (optional):
NiceLabel® is a professional labeling software that offers a modular solution that fits into your existing system seamlessly for bar code and RFID label design and printing.
Lustro-Lam™ Lamination Solution:
Lustro-Lam is a gloss overcoat film that laminates inkjet-printed labels, a specially developed and formulated solution exclusive to QuickLabel. Lustro-Lam is sold as roll of film that can be "printed" onto your labels using a Pronto! barcode printer. Your labels will shine with Lustro-Lam, because its gloss level is rated nearly 3x higher than standard, non-laminated gloss inkjet labels. Plus, Lustro-Lam gives your beautiful printed labels greatly enhanced durability against abrasion, and it’s been tested to be 1000% more chemically resistant to water, alcohol and cleaning chemicals than inkjet-printed polypropylene labels. The cost of the solution is tens-of-thousands of dollars less than cumbersome systems you’ve seen on the market! Make your labels look and feel their best with Lustro-Lam!
QuickDispense™ Label Dispenser:
This semi-automatic label dispenser neatly dispenses one label at a time so a user can easily peel it away from its liner and apply it to a product.
Doc’s Tea knew they needed exceptional labels for their bottles of low calorie tea, and that printing labels on demand and in-house was an ideal solution. When they discovered the amazing performance of the Kiaro! label printer they were amazed, and have been printing beautiful tea labels ever since. Dr. Christopher Banks, CCO of Doc’s Tea, says the Kiaro! has been great because, “we don’t have to spend so much money going out to the big labeling companies – we can print them out as we need them and save some time and also save some money.”
With in-house UDI label printing, Key Surgical found fast, easy, and affordable compliance for labeling all of their different medical devices. In this testimonial video, Key Surgical Director of Operations, Lena Cordie, says that with the Kiaro! label printer, “we save money on labeling stock, on supplies. We're able to purchase smaller quantities more frequently rather than storing them on site with the possibility of damage and waste. The Kiaro! has been a huge asset to our production productivity and efficiency.
A&J Bakery’s CEO explains why he switched to the printing his own labels with the Kiaro! instead of buying pre-printed labels from a local commercial printer. While buying pre-printed labels was fine at first, A&J Bakery’s low-volume, short-run label quantities soon made them a low priority customer for the commercial printer and turnaround times were very long. With the Kiaro! in-house, A&J Bakery’s delicious gluten-free and nut free baked goods are labeled on-demand, and shipments are no longer delayed.
Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe makes every product you can think of that has Key lime in it, from salad dressing, to barbecue sauce, to dog treats, said Karen Puglisi, Sales and Marketing Director. “We use the Kiaro! for the vast majority of our products. It is a huge benefit for us and has definitely helped us to save time and money. No longer do we have to buy thousands, and thousands, and thousands of any particular size of label. The Kiaro! prints excellent quality labels, the colors are very true. Our jellies and jams are in blue, our cookies are yellow, our BBQ sauces are green, and when you look at our labels, the color pops. The Kiaro! helps us market our products,” said Puglisi.
As a manufacturer of gourmet ingredients and natural flavors, Amoretti needed their labels to reflect their high-end quality. They purchased one Kiaro!, and soon realized that their volume of different product labels demanded two additional Kiaro! printers. Now with three Kiaro! label printers, they print 100s of varieties high-quality labels, in short run, on-demand. “I first looked at purchasing the Kiaro! because we developed so many new products every day,” said Roland Cooper, CIO, “and it just doesn’t make sense for me to develop a product, create a label and have it printed elsewhere.” Nick Squires, IT and Social Media Coordinator, said, “Our products are high-end pastry ingredients. We’re on the top shelf, and our Kiaro! printers allow us to look that way.”
Debbie Walker, Director of Canada E-Juice, discovered that printing her own high-quality e-juice labels improved the look of her e-juice bottles, and improved the production process and customer satisfaction for their nationally leading e-cigarette brand.
“We add quality to our juice, our bottle, and our industry just by the look of our label!” says Debbie Walker, Director of Canada E-Juice. “We use the Kiaro! to print every single label that we have: our fruits, our tobaccos, our drinks. They’re easy to print, quick to print, and absolutely look gorgeous on our bottles.”
When the Kiaro! label printer is used with ROBAR enterprise label software, it forms a complete, validated solution for printing compliant medical device labels. ROBAR, published by Innovatum, is a fully-automated, highly-secure labeling software that offers peace of mind to device manufacturers by minimizing the possibility of human error. The Kiaro! completes the system by providing reliable color label printing at high speeds and producing high-resolution color logos, graphics, barcodes and highly readable text at small type sizes.
Find out how Ortho Development in Salt Lake City, UT is using the Kiaro! to print its FDA-compliant medical device labels.
"We distribute about half, or more than half of our product to Japan, and distributing to Japan requires labels to be perfect," said Carmen Moore, Packaging and Labeling Engineer at Ortho Development, "Our customers are looking for a label that is clear, and well defined... We took on the Kiaro! label printer and did a trial period with it. We found that it printed our labels perfectly. We... fell in love with it."
Stanley Constantine, President of Eastern Shore Tea Company, in Baltimore, MD purchased a Kiaro! label printer and saw an incredible increase in tea sales.
"Since we installed the Kiaro! our tea sales have increased an average of about 40%," he says, "One of our largest grocery chain customers told me that Eastern Shore Tea sales have increased 50% since we installed the Kiaro!."
"We haven’t changed anything - except the label quality," says Constantine, when talking about the 40% jump in tea sales, "I’m convinced that the Kiaro! is responsible."
Quick Fitting, the leading manufacturer of "push connect" plumbing fittings and valves sold at Lowe’s, Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware, and other major hardware retailers, found that frequently changing labels to keep up with new retail labeling demands produced a wasteful excess inventory of pre-printed labels that became obsolete over time and were often not delivered fast enough. Quick Fitting was able to cut its costs by 40% when it began printing its own retail plumbing labels just-in-time with the Kiaro! inkjet label printer. "It allows us a flexibility we didn’t have in the past. If we ran out of labels– if we were even short by 30 labels – it cost us a shipment. With the Kiaro! we just simply walk over to the unit and print out some more labels," said David Crompton, CEO of Quick Fitting.
CJ’s Unique Boutique of Colorado Springs, CO prints attractive cosmetics labels using the Kiaro! inkjet label printer for its amazing body care products. "The Kiaro! is a cost-effective, time saving label printer," said Ryan Flynt, webmaster. "It creates excellent quality labels for our packaging, and I couldn’t be happier." CJ’s Unique Boutique found that they needed durable inkjet labels that resisted water for their CJ’s BUTTer product, a cure-all cream that treats virtually all skin problems, from diaper rash to poison ivy. They tried printing lotion labels with the Kiaro! label printer, and found that the Kiaro!-printed labels survive shower water and abrasion from being carried in purses. "If time is money, and you want to spend less time working with what needs to come out and get produced, this is the label printer you get," said Flynt.
O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, WI is well-known for its mouth-watering authentic Danish kringles and other pastries. Through its thriving mail order business, O&H customers buy pastry in a variety of flavors and sizes. O&H turned to the Kiaro! inkjet label printer to accommodate the unpredictability in its demand for labels. "One of the major advantages of the Kiaro! is that we can maintain a smaller inventory and print on demand," said Vice President Peter Olesen. "Going to the Kiaro! printer that is able to make a label only as we need it, reduce our wasted inventory – it just makes more sense," said Eric Olesen, Owner and President.
Melissa Flohn, owner of La Crema Coffee Company, a specialty coffee roaster in Cincinnati, OH, did something different in 2012: she bought the Kiaro! inkjet label printer to make seasonal coffee labels printed with whimsical artwork created by Lula Bell Art & Designs. The idea was a hit: La Crema Coffee roasted and sold over 500,000 lbs. of coffee bag gifts in 2012. After 7 months of printing coffee labels with the Kiaro! label printer, Flohn says "We love the Kiaro!." "We went with the Kiaro! because of the color it could achieve," says Flohn. "When I do a trade show, the first thing I hear from my customers when they walk into my booth is, "Oh my goodness, I love all the color – and look at the beautiful labels on that package."
"We have 270 products we manufacture under our own label, and we print those labels in-house. The Kiaro! label printer allows us the flexibility to manufacture our products on the schedule we need," said Larry Thompson, President of Progressive Labs. Based in Irving, Texas, Progressive Labs is a vertically integrated supplements manufacturer that develops, blends, encapsulates, tabletizes, and now labels its own dietary supplements. Progressive Labs printed 250,000 supplement labels with the Kiaro! label printer in its first 5 months of Kiaro! ownership, according to Greg Dragna, Director of Label Production. "I love the Kiaro! and I’d recommend it to anybody," said Dragna.
Dave’s Marketplace is a supermarket chain with nine locations in Rhode Island. Two days per week, Dave’s Marketplace Graphic Designer Steve Alfaia uses the Kiaro! inkjet label printer to print over 10,000 custom labels for produce, meats, and other grocery items. Dave’s Marketplace sees increased sales from its custom-labeled grocery items. "You put a label on an item, it makes a difference in how it sells." Alfaia attributes the success of his labeling operation to the Kiaro!. "The speed of the machine is very impressive … I wouldn’t want to give it up." said Alfaia.