Coffee Bag Label Printers

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I'm looking for ideas for a label printer so I can place; say, 4" round labels on the 5 lb coffee bags I sell. Currently using a local printer, but I think I can do better if I print my own. Ideas? Suggestions?
 

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We bought a Primera LX3000 about 6 months ago. It's pretty badass. I use it for white-label business.
 

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I've been running a Primera LX 2000 for 7 years... the driver is a bit flaky with Mac but nothing significant. I print all of my labels on-demand with the roast date which is nice. I also use it for white box customers / specials labels / etc.
 

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We bought a Primera LX3000 about 6 months ago. It's pretty badass. I use it for white-label business.
Looks like a very nice printer.... but; I'm not prepared to spend that much. Is there one you know of that won't break my very small bank!?
 

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What is your budget? What is your printing volume?
Well that is a good question! I don't know is the answer!! I would assume from the beginning (that is where I am... the beginning in this area and this line of coffee) I will sell very little. I am hoping that within a year I'm selling 500 lbs a month (more or less) - only a guess. I was hoping to get a printer for $500.00 or less.
 

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Well that is a good question! I don't know is the answer!! I would assume from the beginning (that is where I am... the beginning in this area and this line of coffee) I will sell very little. I am hoping that within a year I'm selling 500 lbs a month (more or less) - only a guess. I was hoping to get a printer for $500.00 or less.

Honestly, if that is the case, I would stick with a local printer. I've seen a few people use standard ink jets w/ stock avery labels... not a big fan but it depends on the logo/looks. When you move up into a dedicated label printer, you typically get into pigment-based inks which are essentially waterproof if you get PLA labels. I use that since people always have coffee/water in a similar storage area. I want my brand to look good in all conditions.
 

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Honestly, if that is the case, I would stick with a local printer. I've seen a few people use standard ink jets w/ stock avery labels... not a big fan but it depends on the logo/looks. When you move up into a dedicated label printer, you typically get into pigment-based inks which are essentially waterproof if you get PLA labels. I use that since people always have coffee/water in a similar storage area. I want my brand to look good in all conditions.
Nice; and thank you for your response. May I ask how many pounds you sell a month, or, maybe the question is at what point in sales would you think a $4000.00 printer is a good financial choice?
 

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Boy... that's a bit of a loaded question. Economically for me, it made no sense at first... it still may not if your purely looking at printing costs. I bought mine seven years ago... only one repair (head), which was $300ish. When I purchased mine, I think it was about .15 cents per label cheaper to print myself. Breakeven = 3000 / .15 = 20000 labels.
 

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Boy... that's a bit of a loaded question. Economically for me, it made no sense at first... it still may not if your purely looking at printing costs. I bought mine seven years ago... only one repair (head), which was $300ish. When I purchased mine, I think it was about .15 cents per label cheaper to print myself. Breakeven = 3000 / .15 = 20000 labels.
Thank you.
 
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