AutoLabel 500P™ Thermal Transfer Printer

The AutoLabel 500P thermal transfer printer enables inline printing of graphics, text, and barcodes directly onto AUTOBAG® brand bags, eliminating the need for a separate labeling operation, simplifying maintenance, and reducing consumable costs. The 500P delivers improved print quality throughout the entire print-speed range, including more consistent print registration and more reliable bag sensing due to improved bag web flow into and out of the printer. A refined design provides even greater accessibility for reloading ribbon consumables and maintenance. 

A third-generation ribbon-saver feature minimizes empty space between labels, reducing waste and increasing ribbon roll capacity. The 500P supports both linear and 2D barcodes in a wide variety of symbologies for maximum flexibility in product identification, tracking, and compliance labeling. Resident and downloadable fonts are ideal for lot or date codes and other human-readable product information, while high-resolution graphics printing allows visual verification and branding on the package.

The system-matched AutoLabel thermal transfer ribbon resists scratching, smearing, and flaking for durable, crisp, high-quality labels. These thermal transfer ribbons extend print-head life and are designed for use on poly bags. The 500P uses AutoLabel Designer™ label-creation software for easy custom label design and management. Enhanced database connectivity enables networked label storage, sharing and printing. When paired with the 500™ bagging system, a complete Print-n-Pack™ system is achieved.


  • Available in 203, 300, and 600 dpi resolution
  • Prints labels up to 100 mm wide and 500 mm long
  • Print Speeds up to 300 mm per second (600 dpi up to 250 mm per second)
  • Improved bag web flow for tighter registration and more reliable bag sensing
  • No air required, minimal electrical requirements
  • More flexible, accessible design for ribbon loading and maintenance
  • Resident linear barcodes: Code 3 of 9, UPC-A, UPC-E, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Std 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, HIBC, Codabar, Plessey, UPC 2 and 5 digit addendums, Postnet, UCC/EAN Code 128, Telepen, Planetcode, FIM, USPS-4 State
  • Resident 2D barcode symbologies: MaxiCode, PDF417, USD-8, Datamatrix, QR code, Codeablock, Code 16k, Aztec, TLC 39, Micro PDF417, GS1 Databar

Purchase or lease?

Consider the benefits of leasing your AutoLabel 500P™ thermal transfer printer acquisition:

ROI Analysis

Packaging equipment automation can result in labor efficiencies, increased throughput, material savings, improved employee safety, and more.

Use our free online ROI analysis tool to calculate the benefits of automation and compare the payback period for a cash purchase vs. financing.

ROI Analysis Tool

Leasing is a strong option, which can help you:

  • Maximize your ROI – Leasing can reduce your equipment payback time to zero. To the extent labor and material savings exceed the monthly payments, you can go cash positive on day one.
  • Include all the equipment options you need without a major initial cash outlay.
  • Spread the cost over time, with affordable, fixed monthly payments.
  • Improve cash flow/conserve cash.
  • Avoid capital budget limitations.
  • Preserve bank lines of credit for when you need them most.
  • Qualify for available tax savings.

Why choose American Packaging Capital?

  • American Packaging Capital is the only finance company in the USA specializing exclusively in packaging equipment.
  • We have more than 25 years of packaging equipment financing experience.
  • We’ve worked with more than 500 equipment suppliers nationwide.
  • We can accommodate vendor deposits.

Lease financing options

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It’s easy to get started

1.   Download and print our one-page credit application.

2.   E-mail ( or fax (800-829-9008) us your completed, signed application.

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Our friendly, experienced team is here to help. Call us at 888-692-6722.