With a motto of “Exceed Your Vision,” they’ve become a leading manufacturer of printers, scanners, projectors, professional imaging, and more. One key example of this is the Epson C7500G inkjet printer.
Featured in the Colorworks printers division, the Epson C7500G model is an industrial inkjet printer suited for fast, full color printing. Large volume jobs benefit from its high print quality, resolution, and durable performance. Tipping the scale at a MSRP of $8,819 USD (as of June 2021), the C7500G is one of Epson’s most expensive tabletop printers.
Let’s take a closer look at the Epson C7500G and see if it holds up to its suggested price.
Epson C7500G applications
The Epson C7500G is built for moderate to large-scale businesses in demanding environments. It has the capacity to produce anywhere from 3,000-10,000 labels per month, providing in-house labeling solutions for businesses looking to eliminate pre-printing costs and print on-demand.
Businesses requiring full color labels can utilize inkjet printers as an alternative to using other commercial printing services. Their versatility and color printing allows them to be utilized for many different applications.
Large scale environments, like warehouses, factories, and industrial workplaces, need sturdy equipment capable of withstanding rigorous tasks. This is where the C7500G is an optimal choice.
It can withstand hundreds of labels being printed at a time without losing its high-quality performance. Like other pigment-based inkjet printers, labels printed on synthetic materials can withstand harsher conditions in both indoor and outdoor environments, like transportation, storage, and distribution.
One major highlight of the C7500G is that it is GHS and BS 5609 certified. This helps separate it from other inkjet competitors on the market.
GHS and BS 5609 are common standards for testing durability in labels, especially during transportation. Labels are designed to be water-resistant and chemical-resistant with prints resistant to smudging, smearing, and fading.
Barcode labels for organizing inventory are another usable application with inkjet printers. These labels need to scan accurately in order to work efficiently. High-resolution makes the print bold enough to scan easily when applied to shelves, boxes, cases and pallets, and more.
Prime labels can be found on products everywhere, and they are also suitable to print on Epson's tabletop printer. These labels utilize vibrant, colorful prints and images to produce captivating designs for consumer purchases. Customizations are a must with these labels as they allow companies to showcase their brand and logos with the option of making changes on demand if necessary.
Like other inkjet printers, the Epson C7500G will print on all media types: matte, plain paper, gloss and high-gloss. These coatings and finishes add a nuance to prime labels, elevating the layout and enhancing the appearance of the product so it further stands out among others.
The C7500G is also a flexible printing option for businesses printing prime labels on demand. If adjustments are made to the label’s design, already purchased inventory must then be discarded, wasting product and money. With the Epson model, decreased operations costs can be achieved by eliminating the need to reorder pre-printed stock.
The Epson C7500G offers multiple solutions for hospitals, healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and laboratories, as well. It is capable of printing both 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional barcodes, including QR codes, for data sharing. Barcodes on patient wristbands and prescription labels can be scanned for quick access to important patient information, including current medications and previous doses.
Colors can be added to alert healthcare providers to vital information. Better accuracy reduces human error and avoids risks that can prove dangerous. This leads to better patient care and safety. Pharmacy shelf tags enhance proper storage and management of records, documents, prescriptions, and more. Staff can scan, process, and locate these items at a faster rate, which increases management and patient satisfaction.
Epson core features
As an industrial inkjet printer, the C7500G is aimed at customers who print large volumes and high-quality color labels. The C7500G is built for durability in all aspects. With high speeds of 11.8" per second, it is consistent in print quality for streamlining maximum productivity. At upwards of 10,000 labels per month, this printer is a great investment for large businesses trying to keep up with rising sales.
Image resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi is ideal for printing barcodes in high-density, which helps them to scan faster and more accurately. Attention grabbing images and texts help products stand out against competitors in many retail settings. And with multiple inkjet label sizes available, a wide variety of applications can be created for various industries and environments.
A printer is meant to help alleviate the burdens affecting a business. Therefore being easy to use along with having many options is a must. The C7500G uses a software that easily integrates with almost every operating system available. It comes with a full range of utilities to support settings and configurations along with color tone matching and more.
A wide range of label sizes can be printed with the C7500G. Labels as small as 1.2" in width to labels as wide as 4.25" provide users with a variety of options for their application needs. Roll labels with an 8" outer diameter (OD) can be placed inside the printer, but it is capable of handling roll labels with a 12" OD if placed on an external rewinder.
The external label rewinder easily rewinds large quantities of labels but it must be purchased separately. This additional feature attaches to the front of the printer and rewinds labels back onto a roll as they print. Users can print batches of labels at a time to have on-demand for later use.
One special feature included with this Epson model is the Nozzle Verification Technology (NVT). This ensures each nozzle inside the printer is evenly releasing ink for clean, accurate prints. It is a self-maintenance feature that helps prevent clogged nozzles and will detect missing dots as a result. If a nozzle is clogged beyond recovery, the printer will supplement by using a nozzle nearby.
The C7500 vs. the C7500G
Both the Epson C7500 and C7500G are heavy production inkjet printers. When comparing specifications, they share many similarities, including:
- Print width
- Printer language
- Print speed
- GHS & BS 5609 certified
The C7500G is a more versatile version due to its ability to print on all media types, including gloss and matte. It is primarily designed to print on glossy surfaces, which adds a reflective coating and a high quality presentation to the label.
Epson C7500G ink
The Epson C7500G is a pigment-based inkjet printer that utilizes UltraChrome ink. Pigment-based ink sits on the surface of the material and fuses with the fibers, providing a more durable print than dye-based ink. Texts and images printed with this ink are not as vibrant in color but can withstand long exposure to elements like UV light, chemicals, and moisture.
The C7500G comes equipped with four large, single cartridges in standard CMYK colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. They are capable of supporting 16.7 million colors across the spectrum for eye-catching label designs.
Individual cartridges allow for easy replacements once colors run out, saving users money. Cartridges are easily accessed in the front of the printer, making changes quick and easy for less downtime. Each large cartridge holds around 295 mL of ink, meaning less changeovers and reducing production time and waste.
Types of labels
Inkjet labels are specifically designed for inkjet printers. This is because labels have a special coating which allows the ink to be absorbed into the substrate.
The Epson C7500G supports both roll and fanfold media labels. Roll labels must come on a 3” core with a maximum OD of 8”. Sensor marks like gap sensor or black timing mark can be used with both of these media types. Despite having an auto-cutter, labels must be diecut as continuous labels cannot be used with this model.
The C7500G is primarily for users who want to print on glossy media, but it is capable of printing on plain paper, matte, and clear media, as well.
Matte and gloss coatings offer users another way to customize how their labels look while adding a layer of protection. A matte coating provides a more muted finish, giving labels a subtle and professional look with low reflectivity.
Gloss and high-gloss coatings give labels a shiny, more pronounced appearance to enhance their color and design. These changes may seem unnecessary but can elevate the overall look of a label, making them versatile for many applications.
As previously mentioned, the C7500 can print on synthetic substrates in addition to paper. This allows labels to be durable enough for GHS and BS 5609 applications. Synthetic substrates like polypropylene, polyester, and vinyl help labels survive extreme temperature changes, contact with chemicals and moisture, and UV exposure in addition to being scratch, smudge, and tear-resistant.
Yes, the Epson C7500G is costly but it provides great value for users looking for a high volume, customizable printing in demanding environments. It can be a great investment for businesses looking for an in house labeling solution with excellent speed and quality.
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