A look at how the new Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500 will change label printing in the enterprise

The New Year is coming, and with it plans for personal and workplace improvements. Coming in January 2020, the new Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500 color printer arrives, making it the perfect addition to your label printer business fleet.

Companies that print large quantities of labels throughout history have relied on a large fleet of thermal transfer printers and pre-printed stocks of color labels to produce their own color labels. Pre-printed supplies have blank areas that are later printed with a black thermal transfer printer. It allows for certain customizations, but, as you can imagine, it has certain limitations.

For example, where will you get a pre-printed stock of labels at all? Through an independent print service provider, most likely. This leads to installation and mold costs. It also usually requires a large minimum order. If the labeling requirements change, the pre-printed labels must be discarded. Meanwhile, staff must constantly manage the stock of labels. If they run out of pre-printed labels, it will cause serious delays until new labels can be ordered, printed, shipped and delivered.

Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500 Label Printer Designed to Replace Thermal Transfer Printers

That’s where the Epson CW-C6500 color printer shines. Not only does it allow companies to print in full color, but also on demand. There is no need to order, store, manage or potentially waste pre-printed labels. The Epson CW-C6500 color printer has two versions, one with an automatic cutter (CW-C6500A) and the other with a peel (CW-C6500P). Both are 8-inch ColorWorks label printers with comparable features, media handling capabilities, and connectivity options as the leading thermal transfer printers currently used in today’s business label printing environments.

Epson CW-C6500 Features

Among the many features of the Epson CW-C6500 Color Label Printer are:

  • 8-inch print width (4-inch model, CW-C6000 coming in May 2020)

  • 1200 dpi print resolution

  • Print speed up to 5 inches per second

  • PrecisionCore TFP serial printheads

  • GHS BS5609 certified when used with certain DuraFast pigment chemical labels

  • ESC / Label and ZPL II interface language

  • Remote printer control

  • Seamless integration with SAP, middleware, Windows, Mac OS and Linus

  • I / O applicator connector

  • Cheap

Business benefits

Adding an Epson CW-C6500 Color Label Printer to your existing thermal transfer printer fleet is as simple, reliable, and affordable as adding a thermal transfer printer, but with the added benefit of producing full color labels. This printer and its 4-inch sibling are set to transform the label printing industry in the company in 2020.