Optimizing Label Printing: Zebra vs. Epson ColorWorks Printers

Optimizing Label Printing: Zebra vs. Epson ColorWorks Printers

Posted by AK on 2nd Apr 2024

Optimizing Label Printing: Zebra vs. Epson ColorWorks Printers

Discover how switching from traditional thermal label printers to Epson ColorWorks color label printers can revolutionize your labeling process, reduce costs, and improve your brand's market presence.

2-Step Printing with Thermal Transfer Printers

  • Requires stocking Pre-Printed color label rolls: This necessitates significant storage space and upfront investment.
  • Prints Variable Data in Black: Only the variable data is printed, limiting the design to basic text and simple graphics.
  • Time Consuming: The two-step process, involving separate print runs for color backgrounds and variable data, is inefficient.
  • Limited design options: The inability to print full-color designs in-house restricts creativity and flexibility.

1-Step Printing with Epson ColorWorks Color Label Printers

  • Uses Blank label rolls: Print any design on demand without the need for pre-printed stock.
  • Print entire multi-color label in 1-Step: Streamlines operations by eliminating the need for a second print pass.
  • Change label design on demand: Offers the flexibility to modify designs without wasting pre-printed label stocks.
  • Print in short runs or limited batches: Ideal for small businesses or special events without the high cost of minimum orders.
  • Flexible, colorful customization: Enhances brand recognition and customer engagement with vibrant, eye-catching labels.

Understanding Thermal Label Printers

Thermal label printers, like those from Zebra, primarily print using black ink on pre-printed labels. They are common in environments where color is less critical and high volume printing is needed.

The Power of Epson ColorWorks Inkjet Color Label Printers

Epson ColorWorks printers use advanced CMYK water-based ink cartridges to produce vibrant full-color labels. This technology allows for a wider range of color and detail, suitable for custom labels that stand out.

Elevate Brand Awareness with Eye-Catching, Colorful Labels

  • Flexible, high-quality color labels: Print without relying on pre-printed designs, allowing for full customization.
  • Increase sales: Highlight promotions and important details in full color to catch the customer's eye.
  • Reduce errors and improve inventory management: Color coding makes labels easily identifiable, reducing mistakes.

Operate Efficiently with PrecisionCore® Heat-Free Technology

  • Durable printheads: Engineered for reliability without the frequent need for replacement found in thermal printers.
  • No need for replacement ribbons: Inkjet technology uses high-capacity cartridges, reducing consumables waste.
  • Efficient ink usage and low power consumption: PrecisionCore Heat-Free technology helps save on operational costs.

Meet the Epson ColorWorks Printer Family

From compact office models to robust industrial options, the Epson ColorWorks series offers a range of printers to meet every business's needs:

  • Epson CW-C4000: Ideal for printing full-color labels up to 4 inches wide.
  • Epson CW-C6000: Perfect for mid-volume printing with more substantial media handling capabilities.
  • Epson CW-C6500: Provides 8-inch wide label printing for larger format needs.
  • Epson TM-C7500G: High-speed printer for businesses requiring rapid output without sacrificing quality.

Epson ColorWorks Pigment Matte and Gloss Inks

These inks are designed to provide exceptional quality and durability, ensuring that labels are not only vibrant but also capable of withstanding environmental challenges.

Epson ColorWorks Inkjet Labels

Optimized for the unique needs of businesses, Epson inkjet labels cater to a variety of applications, ensuring compatibility and high performance across the entire ColorWorks lineup.