Epson highlights expanded portfolio.

Epson is tackling 2020 with an arsenal of new products at its disposal. At Labelexpo Europe, Epson debuted four additions to its ColorWorks on-demand color label printer lineup: the ColorWorks C6000A, C6000P, C6500A, and C6500P. Recently, the company has unveiled the SurePress L-6534VW UV digital label press, which is being showcased for customers at the Epson Demo Center in Carson, CA, USA.

Epson's products, with proprietary printheads and ink, answer market demand for tabletop digital printers all the way to production series presses.

"Epson's digital printing technology in color labels has benefited from the company's strong commitment to R&D for continuous improvements in speed, image quality, reliability and productivity," says Victor Gomez, director, Industrial Label Products, Epson America. "ColorWorks and SurePress models have evolved organically and have also been able to leverage technology from other areas of the company: robotics, ink developments, software, sensors and more."

The ColorWorks printers have been developed as a color upgrade to black-only thermal transfer printers. The new models, featuring 1200 dpi resolution, deliver on-demand, 4" or 8" color labels, running at 5" per second. The printers have been designed for remote printer management and the seamless integration into existing workflows.

ColorWorks label printers are now being used in a wide variety of industries, for applications like ID badges, trade show badges, apparel labels, safety signs, event wristbands, and gamma ray sensitive sterilization markers for healthcare.

The production-level SurePress L-6534VW promotes highspeed label and package printing with speeds up to 164 fpm. The press comes in a Standard mode (98 fpm) or Productivity (164 fpm). This digital LED UV inkjet press also comes equipped with a corona treater, white ink, digital varnish, and an additional UV curing unit. The printheads, inks, LED pinning and curing lamp units, media feeding, and control system are all part of Epson's own research and product development.

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