The Vortex851R label printer is powered by Memjet technology which makes 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-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.
With an effective speed up to 10,000 labels per hour (12 ips, 4″x6″ label size), the Vortex printers forms a useful adjunct to traditional analog print technology (litho, screen printing, flexo). The low set-up time and zero cost of setup means that short runs are now possible and cost-effective. Combine this with variable data capability, and the Vortex 851R makes previously impossible jobs now possible.

Features & Benefits

  • Competitive, compact and cost-efficient design
  • Lowest TCO of its class
  • Low initial cost
  • Latest inkjet technology
  • Small footprint, maximizing use of space
  • Flexible / on demand printing
  • High speed – whithout quality loss
  • Vibrant colors
  • 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

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

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 rewinder (optional)


  • Remote Ethernet access
  • USB 2.0

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


Width (mm) Length (mm) Depth (mm) Weight (kg)
Printer 400 600 380 35
Unwinder 610 625 410 10
Packed dimensions 1200 800 650 90


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.