QL-850 Ink Cartridges

QL-850 Ink Cartridges

Safe. Fast. Effective.

Natura inks are durable; providing outstanding image quality and superior resistance to water. With 3X lightfastness on both glossy and matte coated media for inkjet technology and 3X waterfastness, Natura inks are proven to be 3X more resistant to the effects of water than similar inks.

Smarter ink. Safer labels.

Natura ink is water-based, 100% free of reactive chemicals, making them safer to use and better for the environment. They dry fast, enabling high-speed and high-quality color printing that’s environmentally-friendly and doesn’t require energy-intensive drying or curing equipment.
Friendlier to the environment than UV, solvent or liquid toner inks, in addition to the durability, Natura inks are the safer choice for food labeling.

By lowering PH intervention by 50%, Natura inks help improve the total cost of ownership by reducing the cost per label and have notably improved GHS classifications.

Worldwide Regulatory Statements

With a formulation comprised of ~70% water, AstroNova Natura inks are free from:

  • SVHCs, heavy metals, and aromatic amines
  • JPIMA (Components on Japan Printing Ink Makers), Negative List, May 2017
  • BPA (Phthalate esters and bishenol-A)
  • Hazardous UV ink components (4-methylbenophenone or benzophenone)
  • MOSH/MOAH (Mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons)
  • Materials subject to California Prop 65 labeling above Safe Harbor Limits

Why AstroNova Natura Ink for Food Labeling?

Food and beverage labels account for 64% of the global label market, with 70% of the fastest-growing food labeling categories being refrigerated and frozen foods. Natura™ inks can be ideal for the top growing categories such as:

  • Refrigerated and Prepared Entrees: salads, appetizers, sandwiches, frozen meals, burritos, sushi
  • Frozen Desserts: ice creams, gelatos, Italian ices, high-end specialty frozen desserts
  • Refrigerated Juices: super-premium fresh juices, as well as health drinks and energy drinks
  • Frozen Meat, Poultry, Seafood: organic and premium natural brands

Safer for you, safer for food labels, safer for the environment.

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Our manufacturing facilities remain open to meet the needs of our customers

A Message from our CEO

At this unprecedented time, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes to you and your family. Everyone here at AstroNova is thinking of those who may be impacted. We want to let people know that AstroNova remains operational while remaining committed to supporting our customers while keeping our employees healthy and communities safe.

AstroNova is a critical infrastructure industry as our brands QuickLabel, TrojanLabel, and GetLabels supply industries, including medical supply, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, janitorial, food, transportation, and defense. As the recent pandemic started to unfold, we took swift action to mobilize many of our global team members to work remotely while enhancing our cleaning procedures and securing our production facilities. Inventories were increased, and we are in regular contact with our suppliers to monitor their status.

We encourage our customers to make sure they have orders in place with us to carry through these unusual times. Please consider re-ordering printing supplies sooner than usual and let us know if you need additional systems to print labels to meet the increased product demand. For assistance, please contact our customer service team if we can support you, sales@astronovaproductid.com or call 877-757-7978 (USA only) or +1-401-828-4000.

Now Offering Free, Online Demonstrations

In just 15-30 minutes, evaluate a label system remotely with a no-obligation demonstration by one of our trained sales professionals.

Remote Tech Support is Available

AstroNova’s technical support team is always available for you – & now receiving support is easier than ever. Now offering virtual, real-time assistance, we’re just a phone call or video conference away for all issues or challenges you may experience.

At AstroNova, our number one core value is “Customer First,” this includes both internal and external customers, and we remain committed to this statement. If we can help in these difficult times, please let us know.

Please stay safe and take care.


Gregory A. Woods
President & CEO