Epson to introduce four on-demand label printers at PPMA 2019

Epson will show four new ColorWorks label printers, the ColorWorks CW-C6000Ae, CW-C6000Pe, CW-C6500Ae, and CW-C6500Pe. These on-demand colour label printers extend Epson’s existing range to meet the needs of small to medium batch customers across many sectors. The range includes auto-cutter models (Ae) and time-saving auto-peeler (Pe) functionality that automatically removes the label backing paper and can be integrated seamlessly into existing print-and-apply production line systems.

Dayle Guy, product manager at Epson, says: “This ColorWorks range has been developed to have wide usage potential. We’re sure that users will benefit hugely from the speed, control, efficiency and flexibility that’s offered, along with a wealth of new supporting features. We’re particularly pleased that the CW-C6000Pe and CW-C6500Pe models (with peelers) can be combined with production line systems to print and peel one by one labels with variable data. We believe it’s the world’s first peeler-equipped colour inkjet label printer to print and peel labels one by one.”

All products support a wide range of shapes, materials and label sizes: the CW-C6000Ae and CW-C6000Pe can support media widths of 25.4mm to 112mm, and the CW-C6000Ae and CW-C6000Pe from 25.4mm to 215.9mm. In practical terms, these ColorWorks label printers can print anything from tiny labels for vaping liquid bottles, to large durable labels suitable for chemical drums. This media flexibility and on-demand digital four colour print (even with small label sizes) will make life easier for time-sensitive businesses with many SKUs to manage.

This new line up from Epson has already had a positive response from some of Epson’s key channel partners:
Steve Ball, Managing Director at Electronic Reading Systems Ltd, says: “The launch of the new Epson C6000 range offers an exciting opportunity for ERS and its colour label printing customers, filling the gap in the existing ColorWorks printer range and offering increased image quality and media width printing. Our customers demand quality, along with simple cost-effective labelling solutions to fulfil their on-demand colour label printing requirements. These new printers deliver this and more.”

Matthew Hayes, Print & Media Business Development Manager at Peak-Ryzex, says: “The new Epson Colorworks C6000 series will be a perfect addition to our product portfolio. The new features such as peeler mode, SAP direct print and banner printing open up new opportunities in food and chemical manufacturing, and in-store retail where we have a very strong focus and many already-loyal customers.”

Robert Knox, Managing Director at KTEC Group, said: “The C7500 series four inch bulk tank colour label printers have proven to be winners with our customers, allowing them to print on-demand labels in exact quantities, in full colour and at low cost. We are eagerly awaiting the expansion of the range with the arrival of the new C6000 label printers having previewed them and seen the even higher print quality delivered by the Precision Core print heads. Our customers are particularly awaiting the all-new four inch and wider eight inch models, again with bulk ink tanks and with the ability to peel and dispense labels, also suited to automating print and apply.”

In summary, new and different features for the ColorWorks CW-C6000Ae, CW-C6000Pe, CW-C6500Ae, and CW-C6500Pe, include:

- Media flexibility: from 25.4mm to 215.9mm media widths.
- Compact and easy-to-use: all operations are conducted from the front, which saves on operation space. Label roll loading is possible from front, rear, right and left.
- High resolution with colour adjustment: good print quality, use of ICC profiles in the driver and spot-colour management,
- Print any shape of label: thanks to the moveable sensor.
- Easy integration: SAP direct driver, Linux Mac - and ESC Label driver support.
- Money saving: no need for pre-printed stock of labels. Print full colour on blank labels
- Integration: Peeler (Pe) functionality models fit seamlessly into automated production lines
- Remote management and maintenance: available through web interface

The ColorWorks CW-C6000Ae, CW-C6000Pe, CW-C6500Ae, and CW-C6500Pe will be available to order from October 1st 2019 from selected resellers.

The new ColorWorks range is on show at the Epson stand at PPMA 2019, NEC Birmingham 1 - 3 October