The printers have been specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-only thermal transfer printers. The new ColorWorks models deliver on-demand, 4" or 8" color labels at a comparable price. The new lineup prints labels at up to 5" per second, allowing industrial and commercial organizations to produce high volume color labels for production use.
"The industry recognizes the benefits of on-demand color label printing, but we also know it can be difficult to make the transition from a black-only thermal transfer printing process that is already set up in the current workflow,” explains Andy Scherz, senior product manager, Commercial Label Printers, Epson America, Inc. “This new family of ColorWorks on-demand label printers provides an easy transition for customers looking to make that vital switch, with similar media handling capabilities, speed, features and connectivity options that deliver seamless integration with existing workflows so customers can get up and running with a new, more colorful system, fast."
Featuring up to 1200 dpi resolution, the new models produce crisp images that are comparable to pre-printed labels. Compatible with ZPL II, SAP and more, and built to accommodate remote printer management, these versatile printers offer seamless integration with an existing workflow. The new ColorWorks C6000 family delivers a comprehensive range of capabilities to meet the requirements of the most common thermal transfer applications. Four-and eight-inch models cover the full spectrum of label sizes, with two models being the first ever color inkjet printers to support peel-and-present capabilities for fast hand or automated label application, the company says. Two models include an auto cutter to create variable length labels and enable easy job separation.
The new ColorWorks models deliver dependable, commercial inkjet printing with fast-drying, durable color inks and enhanced productivity while offering cost and inventory reduction compared to using pre-printed labels.
Additional features include reliability, enhanced productivity, auto cutter, remote printer management, low costs, and durable labels.
The new ColorWorks C6000 family of on-demand label printer models will be available in January 2020 through Epson’s network of authorized partners.