June 6, 2024

Colordyne Sells Benchtop Business to Afinia Label

Colordyne Technologies Sells 1600 and 1800 Series Benchtop Business to Afinia Label

Brookfield, Wisconsin (June 6, 2024) – Colordyne Technologies (CDT), an industry leader in high-speed, high-resolution inkjet technology, has announced the sale of their 1600 Series and 1800 Series benchtop business to Afinia Label, a renowned provider of specialty printing solutions. This strategic move marks a significant step for both companies as they continue to align their business focuses and leverage their core strengths to better serve the digital printing market.

Since its inception in 2010, Colordyne Technologies has specialized in engineering and manufacturing high-quality inkjet engines and printers. With a commitment to delivering top-tier inkjet technology and support, Colordyne has installed over 600 inkjet engines and benchtop systems globally. The company's mission is to help printers successfully integrate inkjet into their business and onto their existing equipment. Colordyne is renowned for developing innovative inkjet solutions, particularly for the narrow web label, packaging and commercial print industry.

Established in 2009, Afinia Label offers industrial high-speed label printing and finishing solutions. With a foundation in technical expertise dating back to its parent company Microboards Technology's start in 1989, Afinia has served over 55 countries, providing dependable and cost-effective printing equipment. The company is known for its focus on delivering high ROI solutions and excellent customer service.

The sale of Colordyne's 1600 Series and 1800 Series benchtop business comes as Colordyne shifts their focus towards higher volume production digital printing applications. Afinia will assume responsibility for consumables, spare parts, for all existing Colordyne 1600 Series and 1800 Series customers. This acquisition allows Afinia to expand its installation base and enhance its service offerings.

Taylor Buckthorpe, Director Sales & Marketing, Colordyne Technologies:

"Afinia is a leader in the benchtop market, our customers will be in great hands with Afinia’s world-class team and will have access to a larger portfolio of finishing solutions.” Buckthorpe continued “This acquisition allows Colordyne to remain focused on pushing inkjet technology into higher volume, longer run applications."

Todd Engel, COO & President UK, Afinia Label:

“We are excited to add these users to the Afinia family,” said Todd Engel. “This acquisition will strengthen our position in North and South America and will enhance our dealer network throughout the region.”

Colordyne understands the importance of reliable support and high-quality products, and is dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible for its customers. Afinia Label is known for its excellent customer service and high quality solutions, ensuring customers are in great hands.

What 1600 Series & 1800 Series Customers Need to know:  

Ordering Ink and Printheads

You can continue to order genuine consumables for your Colordyne 1600 and 1800 Series directly from Afinia's online store.

Explore New Products

If you are looking to upgrade or add new capabilities, we invite you to explore Afinia's range of digital color label printers and label finishers.

Blank Labels

Browse Afinia's inventory of blank labels or request quotes for custom blank label jobs.

Support and Maintenance

For manuals, guides, software, firmware, and other support resources for your Colordyne 1600 and 1800 Series systems, you can reach out to Colordyne Technologies or Afinia Label by visiting our support section.  


About Afinia Label

Founded in 2009, Afinia Label offers industrial high-speed label printing and finishing solutions. With roots in Microboards Technology (established in 1989), Afinia serves over 55 countries, providing reliable, cost-effective equipment. Existing Colordyne 1600 and 1800 Series customers can order ink and printheads online at For more information, visit

About Colordyne Technologies:

Headquartered in Brookfield, WI, Colordyne Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high-speed, high-resolution, and low capital cost UV-LED and water-based inkjet print engines. Designed for integration onto existing printing and converting equipment, Colordyne's solutions create affordable hybrid production presses. The company’s unique retrofit approach allows label converters to integrate process color inkjet onto existing production lines at breakthrough speeds, without losing current press functionality. For more information, visit

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