Thermal transfer printer Allen XL5000

The Allen XL5000 from Diagraph offers the perfect introduction to thermal transfer printing.

Thermal transfer printing - digital and flexible

Allen XL5000 - the entry into digital product marking

The XL5000 gives you the flexibility to mark products. It easily handles regular labeling changes and rapid production changeovers. Its strengths also include its large ribbon capacity, which means very little downtime. With its attractive price, the XL5000 offers industrial-grade marking for a low budget.

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Small and flexible

Operate your XL5000 printing system via the a:touch Lite control panel. This industrial control panel with touch screen offers the possibility to control the printing system directly at your production line. Adjustments to the printer settings, change of the print image or query and display of the current status can easily be done here.

Of course, we offer further possibilities to operate the XL5000, we will be happy to advise you personally.

Product advantages

Allen XL5000

Print area 55 x 80 mm

Intermittent or continuous operation

Large ribbon capacity

Low downtime

Low installation height

Replacement of existing printing systems

Free print image design software a:design

Full feature set, small price

What our customers say


The installation and commissioning of the equipment went smoothly. Due to the compact design of the printer, the XL5000 could be integrated very well into our existing labelers.

The XL5000 works very reliably without a lot of bells and whistles. It is a very easy-to-maintain device with which problems rarely occur.

After a little practice, uploading new print data to the XL5000 is not rocket science. The transfer works very simple and without any problems.

Our machine operators and setters are very satisfied with the equipment.

Markus Steingärtner, Coach Production, STABILO Production, Weissenburg, Germany

Printing examples Allen XL5000

In industry, thermal transfer printers are used in film, bag and sack marking. You can see some examples here:

Allen XL5000 Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have further questions? Here you can find more details.

Is the XL5000 the right printing system for my application?

If you want to print on a smooth material such as a packaging film, a label or paper, the prerequisites for using a thermal transfer printer are given.

The XL5000 is suitable for printing fixed data, such as logos, text and barcodes, but also for variable data, such as expiration date, batch number, barcodes or texts.

Examples are prints on packaging films or labels.

In which variants is the XL5000 available and which is the right one for my application?

The XL5000 printing system supports both clocked and continuous printing. Which operating mode you need depends on your application.

If your machine has a short downtime after each product, it is possible to print in intermittent mode (intermittent).

If the material to be printed is always in continuous motion after the system is started, continuous printing is necessary.

The XL5000 printing system supports both printing methods and can be easily converted.

How can the XL5000 be operated?

For the printing systems we provide free of charge a Windows based operating software, with this the printing system can be controlled from an existing PC.

If an operation at the line is required, we offer our operating units a:TouchLite as well as the TouchPro. Herewith the control of our printing systems is possible.

How can I create a print image for the XL5000 system?

We offer free print image creation software (a:design) for our XL5000 printing systems. With this you can create, manage and send your print images to your printing systems.

In addition, drivers for common print image design software available on the market are also available.

As an alternative, we also offer a Windows driver for our XL5000 printing system.

What do I need to integrate an XL5000 into my application?

In addition to the printing system, you always need a suitable holder with counterpressure plate or counterpressure roller for integrating the printhead. Your material to be printed must be guided over this counterpressure. We offer different solutions for integration into your plant depending on the application.

To operate the printing system, you need a suitable thermal transfer ribbon, which must be selected to match your product. For this purpose, we offer you the possibility to select a suitable foil by sampling.

Can I replace my existing marking system with an XL5000?

The XL5000 printing system with its low installation height fits into almost all existing mounting brackets of printing systems. Whether you want to replace an existing hot stamp printing system with a digital solution or replace a thermal transfer printing system, we will find a solution.

Contact us, we will be happy to take a look at your application to clarify an exchange with you.

How can I convince myself live of the quality of the XL5000?

There are many options here at Diagraph.

You would like to see the XL5000 print on your product, touch it and get an idea of the later result? No problem - feel free to contact us and request a no-obligation sample print on your product.

You want to test the XL5000 printer? No problem either - contact us and make an appointment at our or your premises to get to know the device from all sides.

You want the real scenario? Feel free to arrange a test period to install the device directly on your production line before you decide to purchase.

What happens after I decide to buy an XL5000?

You have received a quote for printers, supplies and accessories and decide to purchase by consulting with your personal contact at Diagraph.

You will be contacted by our technical service no later than the following day to arrange an installation appointment with you.

You will receive the products as you wish beforehand or at the agreed installation date. At the appointment, the service technician integrates the device into your line and puts it into operation. After personal instruction, you can operate the device without any problems.

Technical data

Daten Allen XL5000
Druckfläche getaktet53 x 80 mm
Druckgeschwindigkeit getaktet75 - 400 mm/sec
Taktrate bei 5mm Druckbildhöhe450 /min
Druckfläche kontinuierlich53 x 300 mm
Druckgeschwindigkeit kontinuierlich4,5 - 24 m/min
Druckauflösung300 dpi


All information at a glance.


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