Changes are coming to the label printing industry this year.
We use labels almost every day. This includes the labels you find on food products, home accessories, and new technology. They can be as simple as a bar code or detailed enough to show a business’s brand and identity.
Are you still using a handheld one-line LCD label printer with a small keyboard? Sure, it’s convenient but does it meet your needs? If not, there are many more label printer options with better features.
Whatever the purpose is of your labels, there’s a label printer for you.
Today, you can find label printers to fit any budget and any need. You can find high-end label printers that maintain a great quality and keep up with high demands. Whether you need 10 labels or 1,000, every label will look perfect.
The color label printers of 2020 will make printing labels easier and faster. Here’s the breakdown of Epson’s 2020 color label printers.
Why You Need a 2020 Epson Label Printer
Epson focuses on improving innovation and technology to exceed customer expectations. This standard holds true with their newest line of 2020 color label printers.
The new Epson ColorWorks label printers feature commercial inkjet printing capabilities. They will speed up production while maintaining high image quality.
Today, many businesses still use a black thermal transfer printing process for their labels. Thermal printing is fast, economical, and easy-to-use, all of which are key to an efficient workflow. Some thermal printers can print in color but it doesn’t always turn out well.
In most cases, companies would order pre-printed labels with their colored logo from a supplier. Then they would use the thermal label printers to add additional information in black ink.
This process is expensive, consumes time, and can be wasteful. If you need to make changes to your labels, it’s expensive and you’ll have limited options.
While this method works for some, it prevents you from creating unique labels at an affordable cost.
Fortunately, Epson’s latest 2020 label printers are perfect for businesses of any size. They’re your solution to creating colorful labels that express your brand identity. To make it even better, the price for Epson’s label printers are comparable to today’s thermal printers.
By printing up to 5 inches per second, this line of printers can keep up with commercial demands.
Auto-Cutter vs. Peeler Label Printer
There are 2 unique features with Epson’s ColorWorks label printers. The auto cut and the peeler.
Auto cut reduces paper waste by automatically cutting each label after printing. It speeds up the labeling process when you have hundreds of labels to print and attach to products. This also helps prevent you from accidentally ripping your freshly printed label.
The peeler option improves labeling efficiency by reducing manual labor. A label peeler peels the label’s backing off automatically. This saves you time and effort from having to peel it off yourself.
A peeler is a great option for those who have a labeling assembly line or need a large volume of labels that are ready-to-go. But both types are great ways to speed up the labeling process for a business of any size.
The Epson ColorWorks printers make the transition from thermal printers to colored printers easy. Like thermal printers, these printers are fast and integrate seamlessly. The only difference is the ColorWorks printers give you more features and color options for your labels.
Epson ColorWorks C6000A & C6000P
The Epson ColorWorks C6000 model of label printers prints high-quality 4-inch color labels.
Both printers create labels with a range of CMYK colors allowing you to be as creative and colorful as you need to. They print at a 1200 dpi to ensure images are of the highest quality. The labels are extremely durable to meet the GHS BS5609 certification with DuraFast chemical labeling.
This printer is best for businesses that need a high volume of quality labels. The printer weighs around 50lbs and is about 13 x 22 x 13 inches. Despite the modest size, this label printer is ready to meet the demands of an enterprise.
A reason many people and their businesses hesitate to switch from thermal printers to colored is the integration process. Not all color label printers are easy to install and integrate with other technology.
Unlike other color label printers, the C6000A and C6000P printers integrate with many of the same systems as the thermal printers. This includes systems like SAS and ZPL II. The printers work with most Windows, iOS, and Linux software.
These label printers integrate well with remote management. This is necessary for large businesses that manage large fleets of label printers over one network.
The C6000A printer consists of a built-in auto-cutter to cut labels to the proper size. The C6000P label printer features a peeler that automatically peels labels so they are ready to use.
The C6000 printer models will hit the market in May of 2020.
Epson ColorWorks C6500A & C6500P
The Epson ColorWorks C6500 series of label printers can print larger labels up to 8 inches. Both the C6500A and C6500P printers deliver on-demand color labels.
Just like the C6000 models, the C6500 uses CMYK colors and 1200 dip to give you the highest quality images possible. This cuts out the need to pre-print color on large 8-inch labels. Companies can control every part of the label printing process.
The C6500 models integrate seamlessly with the same software and middleware as the C6000 printers. Your workflow can continue to work efficiently after you transition to the Epson C6500 label printers.
The C6500 models match that of the C6000 printers. They can print to speeds up to 5 inches per second and can hold up to the heaviest of workloads.
The C6500A prints and cuts 8-inch labels with an auto-cutter. The C6500P also prints 8-inch labels but peels them to speed up the workflow. These printers will hit the market at the end of January 2020.
Add Color to Your Labels
With the Epson ColorWorks printers, you have full control over the design and production of your labels. An Epson color label printer costs about the same as the thermal printers. Today is the day you can take control of your labels.
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