Epson Color Label Printing Innovations for 2020

Epson color label printers have changed how small and mid-sized businesses and manufacturers label their products, containers, and packages. Rather than outsourcing label production as they did in the past, many industrial and healthcare businesses now print their own full color labels in-house on affordable, Epson color label printers such as the Epson TM-C7500G and Epson TM-C3500.

According to Basat Khalifa, President of DuraFast Label Company, the Epson ColorWorks TM-C3500 label printer allows small and mid-sized organizations to print professional color labels, barcodes, tickets, name badges, wristbands, packing labels, GHS BS5609 labels, and more on demand. He said Epson’s pigment inks, MicroPiezo inkjet technology, and fast print speed of up to 4 inches per second make the Epson TM-C3500 label printer perfect for high mix, low volume applications. “Another Epson color label printer, the Epson TM-C7500, is even faster,” he said. “With a print speed of up to 12 inches per second. What’s really innovative about the TM-C7500 is that it comes in two versions, the TM-C7500 (matte) and the TM-C7500G (gloss). The matte version produces durable industrial and GHS BS5609 labels while the gloss version features modified pigment inks and is used for printing glossy prime labels. The TM-C7500G is popular with food, cannabis, health supplement and beverage manufacturers.”

Up until recently, Epson color label printers have been designed for small and mid-sized businesses. In 2020, Epson continues to innovate, this time with an eye on enterprise organizations.

“The new Epson ColorWorks C6500 color label printer is an excellent example of continued innovation by Epson,” Khalifa said. “This 8-inch Epson color label printer is much like many of its ColorWorks siblings in that it produces durable, high-resolution full-color labels on demand. However, this printer is designed for the enterprise market, which tends to use black-only thermal transfer label printers. The introduction of color, at a comparable price, is a game-changer for this market segment.”

Khalifa explained that the Epson ColorWorks C6500 and its 4-inch C6000 sibling (coming later this year) have similar label handling features and pricing as thermal printers, making them the first viable color alternative for large fleets of industrial label printers. Models with an auto-cutter or a peeler are available for both the 8-inch and 4-inch printers. He also said that the ability to print in full color would transform label production in enterprise environments.

“A lot of these companies order pre-printed color labels from third party print service providers, store the labels until needed, and then overprint black barcodes, lot numbers, expiration dates, and other variable data using thermal printers,” Khalifa explained. “As you can imagine, this is a process in and of itself, and that process is eliminated with the use of Epson color label printers like the Epson ColorWorks C6500 color label printer.”

Khalifa said that rather than storing tens of thousands of pre-printed color labels and then running them through black-only thermal label printers, enterprise organizations can now print the color and black content in a single pass, on-demand. This saves steps, costs, and storage space.

“The new Epson color label printers do everything thermal transfer label printers do, but with color. They support multiple media widths, come with quick-change label spindles, and can print anything from small labels for e-vape bottles to large chemical drum labels on the Epson CW-C6500,” he said. “They support remote printer management and are integration-friendly with SAP direct support, Zebra Programming Language, ESC Label, and Linux and Mac drivers. And with comparable pricing and low operational costs, adding these innovative new Epson color label printersto an enterprise fleet of printers is a no brainer.”

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