Afinia L301 Product Review - Flexible In-House Labeling Solution 

This printer produces professional quality product labels on demand without the hassles and costs of using a printing company.

Afinia L301
Review Summary

Product Name:

Afinia L301

Product Type:

Inkjet Label Printer


This desktop color label printer produces professional quality product labels on demand without the hassles, time constraints, setup charges, or minimum quantities and costs of using a printing company.

About the Afinia L301

Afinia Label's L301 color label printer is a high resolution dye inkjet color label printer commonly utilized to print high quality product labels like food labels, decorative labels, wine bottle labels, craft beer labels, candy labels and cannabis labels. The L301 can be used with a broad assortment of paper, polyester, polypropylene, and vinyl labels.

Why Buy the Afinia L301 Label Printer?

Afinia Label L301 Printer is an entry-level color label printer which enables these companies to move away from outsourcing tag creation and deliver it in-house. Additionally, it has an entry-level price point, helping to deliver a return on investment quickly.

  • HP thermal inkjet technology -- This tried-and-true technology powers the printing of full color labels at up to 4800dpi
  • Variable label sizes -- With widths ranging from 1.75 inches to 6 inches and a length of up to 48 inches, the L301 is a flexible label printer for product labels, bar-codes, and industrial labels
  • Dual ink cartridges -- The Afinia L301 color label printer utilizes two separate ink cartridges (a tricolor dye ink cartridge and a black pigment ink cartridge) to produce vivid colors. Using a two-cartridge system reduces your ink price per tag when compared to one tri-color ink cartridge.
  • Manual cutter -- A built in manual cutter is included to decrease the lining at the end of your tag job.

The L301 by Afinia is a color label printer does an exceptional job of printing high resolution, full color labels on demand. The print quality is outstanding, and the label printer offers tons of flexibility for many small businesses. By way of instance, it can change from printing product labels to bar-codes or colorful tags to use at the office.

However, the Afinia L301 isn't fast. Its print speed is roughly 1.8 inches per second when printing a little (about 2.2 inches wide) tag in normal mode. This slower print speed is usually good for printing small batches of labels on demand but can become a problem when printing volume increases.

For the low-volume label printing needs of small companies, the Afinia L301's ink consumption is manageable. But, ink costs should be factored in for companies that publish over 3,000 labels per month.

A Few of the benefits of utilizing the Afinia L301 to print labels in-house include:

  • Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color print resolution
  • Use 6" OD label rolls with 3" core
  • Printing label dimensions: 1.75" x 0.75" to 6" x 48"
  • 2 cartridge system (dedicated black and tri-color ink cartridges)


In our view, the Afinia L301 is your best purchase for funding entry-level color label printers compared to other printers in this class such. It's a lower ink cost per tag and supplies more tag size choices, therefore giving small businesses the diversity that they need and affordability that they want.


The Good Stuff:
  • 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color print resolution
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Built in manual cutter
  • Print variable label sizes -- ranging from 1.75 inches to 6 inches
The Bad Stuff:
  • Slower print speed compared to the competition
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John is a American who grew up to be a nerd with a philosophy degree and too many hobbies to count. He emigrated from California to New York in 2013. While he is not writing he is busy taking care of his two kids Claire and Vicky.