Epson launched its ColorWorks C7500 benchtop label printer, powered by the company’s latest PrecisionCore print chip technology. The printer is designed to meet the demands of end users in Private label branding, regulatory compliance and supply chain optimization sectors, where product pictures, logos, color warnings and variable data elements are now required.
A key feature is 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.
The C7500 is Epson’s first ColorWorks industrial printer with a print head configured in a linehead configuration. This delivers a higher image resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi. The 4-color printer is over four times faster than the previous ColorWorks model and has a ten times higher ink capacity. The printer is constructed with an industrial grade metal casing for added durability in demanding manufacturing environments.
The PrecisionCore print chips also drive Epson’s first industrial UV inkjet press, the L-6034, which was also present on the stand but is not yet commercially available.