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The Kiaro! 200 Wide-Format Inkjet Color Label Printer

Print Large, Beautiful Labels at High Speed & Low Cost

No other label printer can print wide labels as quickly and as beautifully as the Kiaro! 200. Reliable operation, amazing print quality, and truly fast speed make the Kiaro! 200 the best wide label printer on the market.

Printing longer, more consistently, and with less maintenance than any other wide-width label printer, the Kiaro! 200 can print tens-of-thousands of labels with no maintenance or manual cleaning during uptime.

Consistent printing coupled with affordable cost-per-label make the Kiaro! 200 the perfect choice for short-run labels that measure up to 8” wide by more than 17” long.

  • Overview
  • Price
  • Specifications
  • Labels & Inks
  • Accessories
  • Testimonials

Cut Label Costs by Printing on Demand:

Stop letting pre-printed labels sit on shelves for months, wasting precious warehouse space until they’re obsolete. The Kiaro! 200 will eliminate your costly inventory of pre-printed labels by allowing you to digitally print your own professional quality, wide labels in short-run batches. You’ll avoid delays due to lagging label shipments, and enjoy the flexibility and control of printing wide labels on demand, as you need them.

Control your own costs by printing only what you need, and spend money only when you print.

Uptime Peace of Mind:

The strong foundation of the original narrow-width Kiaro! has laid the groundwork for the wider Kiaro! 200 to provide the most consistent operation, and most repeatable high-quality performance ever.

The Kiaro! 200 automatically detects when cleaning is necessary; if needed the Kiaro! 200 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! 200 there are no wasted labels when starting, ending, or pausing a printing run.

Gorgeous Instant Label Printing:

Print in beautiful 1200 dpi and impress your customers, retailers, and even competitors by displaying your product with better-looking labels. The quality of the labels the Kiaro! 200 creates is outstanding – plus, the Kiaro! 200 prints quickly: 8 inches per second (that’ s 40 feet per minute!).

Unlike other label printers, which offer high quality but slow print speeds, or fast printing with grainy images, The Kiaro! 200 prints at its highest quality, 1200 dpi - every label, every time.

Easy to Use:

The Kiaro! 200 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! 200.

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! 200 will work for you.

The robust printer drivers in the Kiaro! 200 label printer are compatible with Windows® software, and all major label software brands. Whether you use the included Custom QuickLabel® software or another labeling software you will easily create and print Kiaro! 200 labels.

See It For Yourself!

Schedule an in-person demonstration and save $500 on your purchase of a Kiaro 200! We’ll bring a Kiaro 200! label printer right to your facility, print your pre-existing label artwork, and show you how fast and beautiful the Kiaro! 200 labels print. Contact us today to learn all you can about how the Kiaro! 200 will save you money, and earn you new customers with beautiful wide-width labels!

Price of the Kiaro! 200 Label Printer:

The Kiaro! 200 includes a One-Year Warranty, Custom QuickLabel® Omni label creation software,  a starter set of Kiaro! 200 CMYK inks, and a starter roll of labels.

Please contact us for price information in your local area, since prices vary around the world.

Digital Color Label Printer:

  • Print Technology: Thermal Inkjet
  • Production Modes: Batch Mode, Demand Mode
  • Print Modes: Best, Fast, and Economy
  • Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Printhead Arrays: Two sets of CMYK printheads
  • Print Speed: 2 – 8 ips (50mm – 200mm/s). User selectable and automatic.
  • Media Sensing: Reflective mark
  • Connectivity: Built-in USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, RJ-45 Connection
  • Optional Accessories: Kiaro! 200 label rewinder

Label Print Area:

The Kiaro! 200 prints edge-to-edge, full-bleed labels

  • Print Width: 4.25” (108 mm) - 8.36” (212 mm)
  • Print Length: 0.875" (22 mm) - 17.87” (454 mm) w/ CQL
  • Print Length: 0.875" (22 mm) - 30.0” (762 mm) w/ Driver

Inks:

  • Ink Cartridges: Separate Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black ink cartridges
  • Ink Type: Dye-based, developed to withstand moderate moisture & UV light exposure
  • Ink Cartridge Capacity: 240 mL (230 mL usable)
  • Maintenance Cartridge: Pad absorbs spent ink resulting from cleaning process

Labels:

  • Label Type: Roll
  • Label Width: 4.92” – 9.07” (125 mm – 230 mm)
  • Label Length: 1.125” – 18.12” (29 mm – 460 mm)
  • Label Material Type: Gloss Paper, Matte Paper, and Synthetic pressure-sensitive; Paper Tag Stock
  • Label Roll Size: Up to 12” (305 mm) Outside Diameter

Software:

  • Labeling Software: Custom QuickLabel® Omni label creation and print management program
  • Windows® Driver: Kiaro! 200 printer driver for Windows® 8/7/Vista/XP, Server 2008/2003, 32 & 64-bit driver

Barcodes:

  • All major barcodes supported, including 2D GS1 DataMatrix and QR Codes

Physical:

  • Power Supply: Universal Power Supply (115/230 VAC 60/50Hz, 3.0A/1.5A)
  • Dimensions: 43.4” L x 22.4” W x 24.6” H (1103 mm x 569 mm x 625 mm)
  • Weight: No Supplies: 165 lbs. (75 Kg) With Supplies: 168 lbs. (77 Kg)

Compliance:

  • Safety: UL/CUL (60950-1), CSA, CE, CB certificate (EN60950-1/IEC60950-1)
  • EMC/EMI: FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, EN55022 Class A, EN55024, IEC61000-3-2 and IEC61000-3-3
  • Chemical Safety: TSCA, OSHA, EU directive, RoHS, WEEE, REACH

Kiaro! 200 Ink Cartridges:

Kiaro! 200 Ink CartridgesThe Kiaro! 200 uses four separate 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! 200 ink cartridges from QuickLabel Systems..

Kiaro! 200 Labels:

The Kiaro! prints on inkjet-receptive label materials, including gloss paper, matte paper, textured papers, and synthetic materials such as gloss polypropylene, clear polypropylene, vinyl, and more. Depending on which Kiaro! label material type you choose, Kiaro! 200 labels can feature water-resistance, chemical resistance, scuff-resistance, and tear-resistance. You can buy your Kiaro! 200 labels from QuickLabel Systems.

Kiaro! 200 BPO Program:

Get Discounted Inks, Labels, & Replacement PrintheadsKiaro! 200 Labels

BPO Program: When you place a Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) with us, you give us an order for all the Kiaro! 200 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.

Custom QuickLabel Omni

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

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.


Kiaro! 200 Label Rewinder

Kiaro! 200 Label Rewinder:

The Kiaro! 200 label rewinder automatically rewinds printed labels as they emerge from the Kiaro! 200 label printer.  This label rewinder is different from other label rewinders on the market, most of which are designed for lighter, narrower label rolls. In contrast, the Kiaro! 200 label rewinder intelligently controls the changing tension as the large label rewinds, ensuring that you get a consistent, tightly wound roll that is ready for use on a label applicator.


Lustro Lam

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!

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Doc's Tea

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.”


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Key Surgical

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.


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A&J Bakery

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.


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Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe

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.


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Amoretti

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.”


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Canada E-Juice

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.”


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Innovatum ROBAR enterprise label software

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.


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Ortho Development

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."


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Eastern Shore Tea Company

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."


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Quick Fitting, Inc.

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.


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CJ’s Unique Boutique

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.


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O&H Danish Bakery

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.


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La Crema Coffee Company

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."


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Progressive Laboratories

"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.


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Dave's Marketplace

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.