Review of the Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 Color Label Printer

Review of the Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 Color Label Printer

Posted by JB on 24th Apr 2024

The Compact Powerhouse: Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000

When it comes to compact inkjet color label printers, the Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 stands out. Despite its small size, this printer packs a punch, offering capabilities akin to industrial inkjet label printers. It's an ideal choice for those venturing into color label printing, balancing power and compactness efficiently.

An Improvement to Print Quality

The Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 excels in producing high-resolution prints with bright, vivid colors. This printer is particularly suitable for small businesses across various industries, including retail, healthcare, food and beverage, and industrial sectors. Whether it's wine labels, pharmacy ID badges, or chemical drum labels, the CW-C4000 delivers with its GHS BS5609 certification and versatile media handling.

CW-C4000 Key Features

  • Built-in auto cutter for varied label lengths
  • High-quality printing on both matte and glossy media
  • Pigment-based ink suitable for durable label applications

Comparison: CW-C4000 vs TM-C3500

The ColorWorks CW-C4000 is an upgrade from the now-discontinued ColorWorks TM-C3500, offering enhanced features while maintaining a similar price point.

Upgraded Capabilities

  • Resolution: Higher at 1200 x 1200 dpi (CW-C4000) compared to 720 x 360 dpi (TM-C3500)
  • Compatibility: Supports Windows, MAC, SAP (CW-C4000), whereas TM-C3500 was limited to Windows
  • Ink Cartridges: Larger capacity at 50 ml for the CW-C4000 against 32.5 ml for the TM-C3500
  • Media Support: CW-C4000 supports both gloss and matte, while TM-C3500 only supported matte

Unique Label Roll Requirements

The CW-C4000 uses specific 1.5" and 2” core roll labels with a 4” outer diameter, which might be challenging to source. However, OmegaBrand is your best source for CW-C4000 Labels and TM-C3500 Labels for these printers. While this means fewer labels per roll, the printer also supports 3” core roll labels with an External Label Holder and fanfold labels, offering flexibility.

Gloss or Matte: Making the Right Choice

With the CW-C4000, you need to decide between gloss or matte inks. Gloss inks offer more versatility across different media types, while matte inks provide a richer black on matte media. The Matte inks are best for printing chemical labels or GHS BS5609 compliant labels on matte labels. All others should just purchase the Gloss.

CW-C4000 Performance and Eco-Friendliness

The Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 is not just about quality prints; it's also eco-friendly. As a recyclable product, it aligns with modern sustainable practices. Additionally, the printer is RoHS certified, ensuring it's free from harmful materials.

Final Thoughts: Is the Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 Right for You?

The Epson ColorWorks CW-C4000 is a compelling option for small businesses, offering high-quality color label  printing at an affordable price. Its compact size, combined with powerful features, makes it a practical choice for various color labeling needs. While it has some limitations, such as label switching being somewhat tedious and slower print speeds, the overall value it provides is significant, especially for businesses focusing on sustainability and quality.

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