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Epson introduces matte black ink for colour label printers


March 3, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Epson is expanding its on-demand colour label printing options with the addition of the ColorWorkz C6000-Series printers with matte black ink. The ColorWorks C6000-Series—CW-C6500P, CW-C6500A, CW-C6000P and CW-C6000A—now offer both gloss and matte ink options. Suitable for shipping or warehouse labels, the new matte black is expected to create crisp, sharp black text and images on matte, plain, or textured paper media.

The new matte black ink is especially suited for warehouse and manufacturing environments printing shipping or barcode labels. ColorWorks C6000-Series customers now have the option to choose from gloss black UltraChrome DL ink or matte black UltraChrome DL ink, which are both BS5609 certified  and pigment-based inks. In comparison, the gloss black ink is designed to print on a wider variety of substrates while the matte black ink offers darker black text and images on matte media. The same cyan, magenta, and yellow inks are used with both blacks.

“Many businesses are realizing the traditional, two-step printing process that consists of purchasing thousands of pre-printed labels and adding variable black text via monochrome thermal printing is outdated and inefficient,” said Bonny Rindahl, product manager, Commercial Labels, Epson America, Inc.

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The ColorWorks CW-C6500P, CW-C6500A, CW-C6000P and CW-C6000A are engineered for mission-critical applications and are designed as a colour upgrade to black-only thermal transfer printers. The CW-C6500P and CW-C6000P are one of first colour inkjet printers to support peel-and-present capabilities for fast hand or automated label application, and the CW-C6500A and CW-C6000A include an auto cutter to create variable length labels and enable easy job separation. Widely used for on-demand manufacturing and warehouse label printing, the ColorWorks C6000-Series, coupled with the new matte black ink, is designed to produce high-quality labels with rich images and dark blacks.

The ColorWorks C6000-Series on-demand colour label printers in matte and gloss options, as well as supplies, are available through authorized resellers. For additional information, visit Epson.