AM Labels Ltd (AML), the UK-based labelling, bar coding and software solution specialist, has announced the launch of the Epson ColorWorks C7500G digital, inkjet colour label printer, which can potentially revolutionise in-house label printing.
Designed to satisfy the growing demand from companies who want to print their own full colour labels, the Epson C7500G is ideal for businesses requiring small to medium volumes of durable, high quality colour labels, printed on-demand, exactly when required. The printer has a resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi, and a variable droplet size producing labels to a very high standard. It maintains and produces a high level of print quality at the fastest print speed of 300 mm per second. This cost effective solution dramatically reduces lead times, decreases the need to stock large quantities of pre-printed labels and eliminates the need to scrap unused labels.
It also features new print head technology, overcoming many of the reliability and print quality problems of alternative technologies. The revolutionary new Nozzle Verification Technology improves reliability, extends the life of the print head and overall print quality. Piezo crystals eject the ink directly onto the labels, instead of using heating elements, therefore reducing the risk of blocked nozzles. The printer’s software can also detect a blocked or even partially blocked nozzle, and initiate a cleaning cycle for the specific area of the print head. In the event of this happening during production a ‘self-healing’ system will use alternative nozzles to compensate for any blockage. Epson is so confident of the new print head technology that it is guaranteed for three years’ under the maintenance contract.
The Epson C7500G uses specially developed pigment based ink, Epson Ultrachrome DL, which is perfect for the production of very glossy, high quality, distinctive product labels that are extremely durable and fade resistant. AM Labels Ltd., can supply a wide range of paper and synthetic labels for the printer using its in-house, label manufacturing facilities.
Tony Mariani, Managing Director at AM Labels Limited, comments: “The new Epson C7500G is an immense step forward in colour label printing technology, with improved print head reliability and the ability to maintain superb print quality at the highest print speed. While it has the advantage of durable and fade resistant ink, it can use a wide range of label materials that was not previously possible with this type of technology, giving customers a broader choice and greater opportunities in presenting products attractively.”