QuickLabel QL-850 Wide-Format

QuickLabel Colour Label Printers
  • print speed up to 12 inches per second
  • Superior print resolution up to 1600 dpi
  • Print width 2″ to 8.3”
  • Latest inkjet technology on the market
  • High productivity wide format label printer
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High Productivity

The QL-850 is a high productivity, tabletop, color, durable wide-format label printer designed with the most advanced inkjet technology on the market today. Featuring Natura™ durable safer for food inks, the QL-850 delivers exceptionally durable labels designed to be 3x more resistant to the effects of water than similar inks. Additionally, Natura inks provide 3x more lightfastness on both glossy and matte coated media for inkjet. Meanwhile, delivering a more neutral black for additional color accuracy. Safer for you, safer for food labels, safer for the environment. Natura inks also deliver outstanding print performance while reducing the cost per label.


This durable wide-format label printer is capable of printing single-across labels ranging from 2” to 8.3” in width with precise image placement allowing for full-bleed printing on a wide range of custom shape labels. Label transport is carefully maintained and synchronized with each print ensuring the highest quality output possible.

Simplicity of Use

Simple to install, operate, and maintain, the QL-850 features Windows-compatible print driver, utility and status monitor software. So, this allows seamless integration into a wide range of label production workflows. Moreover, a low-cost, single printhead allows your operator to rapidly change, ensuring you keep up with the most demanding production schedule.

Multiple Applications

Every QL-850 also includes one free license to CQL Pro, our advanced labeling software that allows users to design, manage, and print their labels effortlessly. Quicklabel’s Application Engineers stand ready to help you find the right solution for your color labeling needs. QL-850 is ideal for food and beverage, chemical, nutraceutical, hardware, medical device and more.


• High-Performance Natura dye ink delivers exceptional quality and exceptional durability at a low total cost of ownership
• Outstanding 1600 dpi print and color quality without the need for extensive image editing or complicated RIP software
• High-capacity roll-to-roll printing with automatic printhead maintenance, ensuring consistent quality and color throughout long print runs
• Built-in automatic cutter with user-specified intervals to synchronize print jobs with production needs
• Compact, desktop design with fully integrated label supply easily fits within small production cells


Ink Type High Performance Natura™ Dye ink, (4) individual CMYK cartridges
Print Resolution 1600 x 1600 dpi, 1600 dpi x 800 dpi
Print Speed 6 ips (152 mm/sec) at 1600 x 1600 dpi; 12 ips (305 mm/sec) at 1600 x 800 dpi
Print Area Width: 2″ (51 mm) – 8.3″ (211 mm)
Length: 1.0″ (25 mm) – 30.0″ (762 mm)
Media Sensing Gap, Reflective (bottom-only), Continuous; Non-adjustable/fixed sensors
Connectivity USB 2.0; 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, RJ-45 connection
Software QL-850 Windows® 10/8/7, Server 2012/2008, 64/32-bit driver
CQL Pro Software label creation and print management program suite or NiceLabel® software (optional)

Printing Supplies

Ink Cartridges QuickLabel® QL-850 CMYK Natura™ dye cartridges, 250 mL each
Maintenance Cartridge 2,000 maintenance operations or approximately 2 million linear inches; Near full warning at approximately 80% full
Ink Type High performance, water-based dye inks with extra wide color gamut that produce true-to-life color when combined with QuickLabel approved media

Media Dimensions

Width 2.1″ (54 mm) – 8.4″ (214 mm)
Length 1.1″ (29 mm) – 30.1″ (765 mm)
Thickness 5.5 mil (0.140 mm) – 7.5 mil (0.191 mm)
Roll Size 8″ OD (203 mm) QuickLabel paper and synthetic labels on 3″ ID
(76 mm) core
Types Gloss Paper, Matte Paper and Synthetic pressure-sensitive; Paper Tag Stock

Environmental & Physical

Printer Operation 41º F to 95º F (5º C to 35º C), 20% to 90% Relative Humidity (noncondensing). Printer should be installed on level surface with no more than 1º tilt in any axis
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz, 2.6A
Power Consumption Operating: 260W (max) Idle: 60W (max)
Dimensions 23.7″ L x 20.3″ W x 20.8″ H (602 mm x 515 mm x 528 mm)
Weight 64 lbs. (29.0 kg) without supplies
70 lbs. (31.8 kg) with supplies
83 lbs. (37.6 kg) shipping
Optional Accessories Automatic Label Roll Rewinder and Unwinder


One-Year Manufacturer’s Parts & Labor Warranty on printer (excludes wear parts and consumables)

How can you arrange a  Printer Service Agreement?

At 3P Systems we are all about print systems that work. Well maintained equipment is essential for keeping productivity up and waste down. A Service Agreement that covers your printers gives you the peace of mind of knowing our Service Technicians will keep your equipment operating in peak condition with thorough maintenance and cleaning, and are there to help when you need it with:

  • unlimited phone support
  • maintenance
  • highly skilled technicians
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