Epson has launched General Data PAC5 and LabelMill LM3612CTT label applicators designed specifically for the ColorWorks CW-C6000P on-demand label printer to deliver a full color print-and-apply labeling technology.
The Epson ColorWorks CW-C6000P 4-in model, as well as the ColorWorks CW-C6500P 8-in model, are the first printers with peel-and-present coupled with remote I/O control, enabling integration with an automated label applicator to print, then apply the label.
‘Both LabelMill and General Data are experienced leaders in the applicator market, with great depth of experience in creating products for any packaging need, whether food, transportation or manufacturing,’ said Bonny Chou, product manager, commercial labels at Epson America. ‘In today’s world, workers must be vigilant about safety, often needing to wear gloves on the production line, which makes peeling and applying labels difficult. Using the peel-and-present option, or an automated label applicator, are ways to maintain an efficient workflow.’
The PAC5 prints full color labels on blank media, then automatically applies the label to a wide variety of products. After sending a label job to the printer, the machine detects the presence of a product and triggers the start of the application process. Once the label is applied, the PAC5 retracts the tamps allowing the cycle to repeat. It is available as a manual or fully automatic print and apply system.
‘Together with the CW-C6000P, the PAC5 offers the benefit of applying labels in the same place every time, which is a crucial aspect of the packaging esthetics,’ commented John Roberts, vice president of General Data Automation.
The LM3612CTT has been designed as a compact, semi-automatic tabletop label applicator built for heavy-duty industrial use. It offers a user-friendly interface for quick changeovers and adjustments and an adjustable product fixture, providing the flexibility to label a wide range of products.
‘Creating a label applicator for the new CW-C6000P on-demand label printer was a no brainer, and with the combination of the ColorWorks printers and the LabelMill applicator, users will receive quality and reliability,’ added Chris Wachter, business development at LabelMill.