Private label branding, regulatory compliance and supply chain optimization are driving the increased use of product pictures, logos, color warnings and variable data elements. To help industrial manufacturers and label converters overcome these challenges, Epson America, Inc., is introducing the ColorWorks C7500 Label Printer with Just In Time Color (JITC) Labeling. Powered by PrecisionCore print chip technology, the durable, bench top printer will introduce greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings – up to 50% in total labeling costs – for higher volume industrial and manufacturing applications.
The C7500 system is designed to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the needs of industrial manufacturers fulfilling high mix label requirements and variable printing demands. Epson’s patented PrecisionCore technology is a critical feature that enables the new printer to deliver speed, economy and print quality to manufacturers. The modular print chip merges enhanced print speed, image quality, ink durability and color resolution with the flexibility to cost-effectively scale up production as needed.
“Whether it’s chemical compliance or private labeling of hardware goods, manufacturers everywhere are facing new labeling challenges and rising costs,” says Andy Scherz, senior product manager at Epson. “The integration of PrecisionCore technology into our new ColorWorks printer will deliver improved performance, productivity and cost savings to a wider group of manufacturers facing these issues.”
The C7500 is Epson’s first ColorWorks industrial printer with a print head configured in a linehead configuration. This new linehead technology delivers a higher image resolution of 600 x 1200 DPI at faster speeds with very precise dot placement and high-speed media handling. The 4-color printer delivers the same low cost per label and high image durability of previous ColorWorks labeling solutions while increasing print speed by as much as 430% and ink capacity tenfold. The printer is constructed with an industrial grade metal casing for added durability in demanding manufacturing environments.
Enhanced operating features on the new system enable fast, easy transition from inefficient, legacy printers and existing pre-printed label stock. The ColorWorks C7500 comes equipped with ZPL II programming compatibility to allow direct plug-in replacement for manufacturers operating two-step printing with traditional thermal transfer printers. In this application, the printer can produce full color labels from blank stock by automatically merging “color pre-print” images in memory with existing monochrome data streams.
“Inventory and cost management is a central concern for plant managers and label converters looking to cost-effectively integrate multi-product, short run label production but the idea of switching to a new process may seem costly and daunting.” adds Scherz. “The ColorWorks C7500 makes this transition easier, enabling companies to realize the benefits of on demand color labeling sooner.”
The Epson ColorWorks C7500 and portfolio of ColorWorks label printers will be showcased at Labelexpo Americas 2014 (September 9-11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL), Booth #5813.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson is one of the world's leading manufacturers of highly reliable point-of-service technology, including printers, precision printing mechanisms, digital image scanners and mobile printing solutions. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. The Seiko Epson organization is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment, and for the third year in a row is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index – an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria. Epson offers the most comprehensive line of POS printers, as well as the widest selection of ENERGY STAR qualified models available today.
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