The Vortex 850R label printer is powered by Memjet technology which makes it possible to print in full color at 30 cm per sec. (12 ips) and up to 215 mm paper width. It features a roll-to-roll or a roll-to-cut printing option with variable data, making the Vortex ideal for economic and efficient printing in the label market. Unlike traditional inkjet systems, the Memjet technology maintains full productivity for all image types, color mixes and media types.


Width (mm) Height (mm) Depth (mm) Weight (kg)
Printer 400 610 380 40
Unwinder 610 625 410 10
Rewinder 610 625 410 10
Packed dimensions 1200 800 650 90

Features & Benefits

  • Latest inkjet technology
  • Small footprint, maximizing use of space
  • While-you-wait job fulfilment
  • Flexible / on demand printing
  • High speed – whithout quality loss
  • Vibrant colors
  • Full-size, intuitive, touchscreen dispay
  • Roll-to-rollor roll-to-cut printing mode
  • All-steel construction for durability in a commercial environment
  • Environmentally-friendly waterbased inks and low power consumption
  • No heat or ozone emmision
  • Wide range of media-paper PP, PE, canvas, films, self adhesive labels
  • Simple maintenance routines lead to low overall cost of production
  • Speed and quality to enable shorter turnaround times
  • Wide range of applications enables the replacement of several printers
  • Complements analog printing (flexo, litho, screen)


Print Applications


  • Labels on demand
  • Variable data printing
  • Grayscale printing
  • High quality images
  • Barcode labels
  • Retail tags
  • Secondary labels
  • Asset tracking
  • Electronic citation
  • Equipment management
  • Membership and gift cards
  • Merchendising
  • Patient safety
  • Point of sale
  • Supply chain

Digital Print

With a effective speed up to 10,000 labels per hour (12 ips, 4”x6” label size), the Vortex printer forms a useful adjunct to traditional analog print methodology (lith0, screen print, flexo). The low set-up time and zero cost of setup, means that short runs are now possible and cost-effective. Combine this with its variable data capability, and the Vortex 850R makes previously impossible jobs possible.

“Liberty” Printer Control Software


  • Powerful, state-of-the art, fully-integrated printer management
  • Integrated control of the engine, unwinder and rewinder
  • Raster and vector image management
  • Intuitive GUI/touchscreen user interface


  • Visual job management and stored job recall
  • Multiple copy management
  • Integrated media management
  • Automated paper width detection
  • Automated image alignment
  •  LAN network enabled
  • Built-in ink monitoring and automatic cost calculation
  • Integrated statistics and history
  • Integrated one-touch printer maintenance
  • Online/remote diagnostics and upgrades (using Team Viewer)
  • Print engine logging and event replay capability
  • Local language support
  • Windows XP system

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Memjet Technology


The core element of Memjet‘s inkjet technology is the revolutionary printhead which was developed in Silverbrook Research Labs disrupting previous assumptions about color inkjet printing.
The result is a printhead that is up to 8 times faster than traditional inkjet printheads! Memjet color printheads use “waterfall” technology. Simpy put, each of the five printheads contain 70,400 nozzles and fire millions of ink drops per second. It’s more energy efficient and even faster than most black and white printers. The Memjet printhead is a paradigm shift in printhead design.
It will totally disrupt the inkjet market.


  • Single pass thermal inkjet
  • Four colors – (CMYK)


  • 5 thermal printheads
  • Five channels – (CMYKK)
  • 352,000 nozzles (70,400 nozzles/head)
  • 1,2 pL droplet
  • 3 billion ink drops per second

Print Quality

  • output resolution of 1600 x 1600 or 800 x 1600 real dpi

Print Speed

  • 30 cm/s (12 ips)
  • 15 cm/s (6 ips)

Meadia Handling

  • Blackmark and gap sensing
  • Media thickness: 0.13 – 0.33 mm
  • Roll-to-cut printing
  • Automatic paper position detection

Ink Cartridges

  • Dye based aqueos inks, Colors: CMYKK
  • Cartridge size: 250 ml

Power Interface

  • Power supply: standard 100V – 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 250 – 300 W

User Interface

  • Intuitive graphical user interface on touchscreen display
  • ‘Liberty’ printer control software
  • Local language support

Warm-up Time

  • 3 to 5 minutes

Media Formats

  • Width: 52 mm to 222 mm
  • Minimum media length: 52 mm
  • Thickness: 0.13 – 0.33 mm
  • Continuous rolls of plain, matt glossy and super glossy media or inkjet coated substances


  • Buit-in X-axis cutter
  • Auto unwinder
  • Auto rewinder (optional)


  • Remote Ethernet access
  • USB 2.0

Controller Configuration

  • Intel® Atom Processor
  • 2GB, DDR3, 1600MHz memory
  • 60GB SATA3 2,5” SSD
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics

Supported Data Formats

  • Native PRF

Enviromental Specification

  • Operating temperature: 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F)
  • Maximum rate of charge: ± 0.5°C/minute (± 0.27°F/minute)
  • Humidity: 20% to 80% RH non-condensing
  • Atmospheric pressure: 70 kPa to 106 kPa

Print speed quick chart

The table below shows the print performance of the printer expressed in printing length and label count for given print time intervals. This information is for getting a feel of the volume the printer can print for planning purposes.