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Linerless print and apply systems HERMES QL
for printing linerless labels and applying them automatically in production lines

No liner means no waste and low costs for stock and transport

Rolls of 700 meters are double capacity compared to a standard HERMES Q unit. Downtimes when loading new material are reduced accordingly.

Features, dimensions and installation correspond to the proven HERMES Q print and apply system.

Original applicators and tools for assembly can be used, making HERMES standard printers easy to replace by linerless printers (and vice versa).

Cycle rates correspond to HERMES Q applicators, added by about 200 milliseconds for cutting the linerless labels.

A hinged cover with a large inspection window protects the material and the print head from contamination.

1 Metal chassis
It is the base to assemble components. Made of cast aluminum

2 Control panel
Self-explanatory symbols simplify settings and enable printers be operated intuitive and easily.

3 Peripheral port
An applicator can be plugged easily and quickly.

4 Applicator assembly
It is assembled to hinge pins and can be pivoted in cases of maintenance or material changeover.

5 Cutter
for separating continuous materials

6 Unlocking lever
for cutter removal

HERMES QL functions

Present sensor (not displayed)
Reflective sensor detecting print marks
Transmissive sensor detecting materials

7 Deflection roller
Axial adjustment for straight material run

8 Label unwinder
Labels are unwound consistently with the help of a pendulum arm and an integral brake.


HERMES QL cutter


It separates labels after printing even at different heights.

The blade and the cutter bar each have anti-stick coating.

The entire cutter can be quickly and easily removed and reinstalled without tools in cases of cleaning, changing the print roller or maintaining the print head.

Print head

It is designed for direct thermal printing.

Major data such as operational performances, maximum operational temperatures and heating are kept in memory by the print head. The data can be read at the premise.

Linerless print roller

Anti-stick rubber coating
Highly elastic for good print images


HERMES QL interfaces


1 Port for plugging a SD memory card

2 2 USB hosts for plugging a service key, an USB stick, a keyboard, barcode scanner, an USB WLAN stick, a warning light, an external control panel

3 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device for plugging a PC

4 Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s

5 RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud/8 bit

6 Digital I/O interface
SUB-D, 25 pins compliant to IEC/EN 61131-2, type 1+3
The inputs and outputs are galvanically isolated and protect from reverse polarity. The outputs are also short-circuit-proof

PNP inputs
Start printing / applying label
Print first label
Delete print job
Label removed
Stop printing / applying label
Label feed

PNP, NPN outputs
Unit ready
Print data available
Initial / upper end position
Paper feed ON
Label peeled off
Label apply / lower end position
Prior warning to ribbon ending
Ribbon ending
Collective error


7 Port for additional interfaces

8 Peripheral port
SUB-D, 9 pins

standard standard     Option option

Label printerType HERMES QL4.3 HERMES QL6.3 on request
Print method Direct thermal
Print resolutiondpi 200 300 200 250
Print speedmm/s max. 300 300 250 250
Print width mm max. 104 108.4 168 162.6
Direction to which labels are dispensed L = to the left, R = to the right
Print distant to locating edgemm 1
Continuous linerless material wound onto a roll Paper, synthetics PP, PE, PVC
Label Widthmm 50 - 105 50 - 150
Heightmm 20 - 210
Thickness μm max. 110
Unwinder Roll outside diametermm max. 300
core diametermm 76
Winding outside standard
Material passagemm 1.0
Performanceno. of cuts/min
at use of material 1 mm high, no backfeed
Printer dimensions, weights
Width x Height x Depthmm 260 x 400 x 400 320 x 400 x 400
Weight kg approx. 16 20
Label sensors
Transmissive detecting provided material standard
Reflective d etecting print marks from top Option
Sensor distant to locating edge mm 5
Processor, 32 bit clock rateMHz 800
RAM MB 256
Port for plugging a SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC) standard
Battery for indicating time and date, real-time clock standard
Data kept in memory (e.g. serial numbers) when power turns off standard
RS232-C 1,200 to 230,400 baud / 8 bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device for plugging a PC standard
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s LPD, RawIP printing, SOAP web service, OPC UA, WebDAV, DHCP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SNMP, SMTP, VNC
2 USB hosts on the control panel,
2 USB hosts on the back of a unit
Service key, USB stick, USB WLAN stick, USB WLAN stick with a rod antenna, keyboard, barcode scanner, warning light, external control panel
USB host, 24 VDC, for peripheral / applicator plugging standard
Digital I/O interface providing 10 inputs and 11 outputs standard
Operating data
Voltage 100 – 240 VAC ~ 50/60 Hz, PFC
Consumption of power <10 W in standby / 100 W in typical operation / max. 200 W
Temperature / humidity Operation +5 - 40°C / 10 - 85 %, not condensing
Stock 0 - 60°C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Transport –25 - 60°C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB,
upon request RCM Mark, CCC, CoC Mexico, BSMI Mark, KC Mark
Control panel
Color LCD touchscreen" 4.3
Resolution Width x Heightpx 480 x 272

 For more technical data please read the product brochure (PDF)



for preventing from contamination
Installation: vertical, rotated by± 90°, horizontal

2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

for plugging another terminal device in a joint network. Signals are looped through.

Reflective sensor


detecting printed labels from top

Continuous linerless materials

Linerless rollon all kinds of packaging in industry, logistics and food

Linerless links sustainability with quality and efficiency.

CO2 emissions are reduced, waste is avoided. There is 35% less CO2 footprint along the entire life cycle.

Up to 50% more labels can be provided on a roll. Less downtimes by means of fewer roll changeovers

Material Thermal direct paper, white
Thickness approx. 80 μm
Adhesive permanent
Shelf life with respect to temperature / humidity 12 months at 23° ± 5°C / 50% ± 10%
Application temperature at least 10°C
Service temperature –10 - 60°C
Use indoor


Part no. Material width mm Material length m Roll diameter mm Core diameter mm Winding
5780400 58 700 300 76 outside
upon request 70 700 300 76 outside
upon request 80 700 300 76 outside
5780401 105 700 300 76 outside
upon request 150 700 300 76 outside


In comparison:Adhesive label

Adhesive label




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