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A Look at How the New Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500 Will Change Enterprise Label Printing

The New Year is coming, and with it, plans for personal and workplace improvements. Come January 2020, Epson’s new ColorWorks CW-C6500 color label printer will arrive, making it the perfect addition to your enterprise label printer fleet.

Companies that print high volumes of labels have historically relied on large fleets of thermal transfer printers and pre-printed color label stock to produce their color labels. The pre-printed stock has blank areas which are later printed with the black thermal transfer printer. This allows for some customization, but, as you can imagine, has some limitations.

For example, where are you going to get the pre-printed label stock in the first place? Through a third party print service provider most likely. That incurs setup and die costs. It also usually requires a large minimum order. Should the labeling requirements change, the pre-printed labels must be discarded. Meanwhile, staff must constantly manage label inventory. If they run out of pre-printed labels, it will cause some serious downtime until new labels can be ordered, printed, shipped, and delivered.

Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500 Label Printer is Designed to Replace Thermal Transfer Printers
This is where the Epson¬†CW-C6500 color label printer¬†shines. Not only does it allow companies to print in full color, it does so on demand. There’s no need to order, store, manage, or potentially waste pre-printed labels. The Epson CW-C6500 color label printer comes in two versions, one with an auto cutter (CW-C6500A) and one with a peeler (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 in use in today’s enterprise label printing environments.

Epson CW-C6500 Features
Among the many features of the Epson CW-C6500 color label printer are:

 

  • 8-inch print width (a 4-inch model, the CW-C6000 is coming in May 2020)
  • 1200 dpi print resolution
  • Up to 5 inches per second print speed
  • PrecisionCore TFP serial printheads
  • GHS BS5609 certification when used with certain DuraFast pigment ink chemical labels
  • ESC/Label and ZPL II interface language
  • Remote printer management
  • Seamless integration with SAP, middleware, Windows, Mac OS, and Linus
  • Applicator I/O port
  • Low cost

 

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