Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer with Auto Cutter

Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer with Auto Cutter

Reliability you can count on — engineered by Epson for demanding applications; backed by industry-leading service and support
First printer specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-and-white thermal transfer printers1 — with similar media handling capabilities, speed, features and connectivity options, all at a comparable price point
Enhanced productivity — eliminate the need to pre-print; speeds up to 5″ per second3; fast time to first label
Astounding image quality — up to 1200 dpi resolution with various droplet sizes; crisp images comparable to pre-printed labels
Seamless integration — compatible with ZPL II, major middleware, SAP, Windows®, Mac® and Linux
Remote printer management — for managing large fleets over the network
Auto cutter included — ideal for fast, on-demand applications
Applicator I/O control port for truly automated workflow — supports I/O commands; can be integrated into nearly any workflow
Low cost — comparable to existing thermal transfer printers
Durable, high-quality labels — meets BS 5609 certification



Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer with Auto Cutter

Quality 8″ color label print and cut at a price comparable to thermal transfer.

The first printer specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-and-white thermal transfer printers1, the ColorWorks CW-C6500A inkjet printer delivers on-demand, 8″ color labels at a comparable price2. Engineered for mission-critical applications, this reliable printer speeds through labels at up to 5″ per second3. Featuring up to 1200 dpi resolution, the CW-C6500A produces crisp images comparable to pre-printed labels. Compatible with ZPL II, SAP® and more, and built to accommodate remote printer management, this versatile printer offers seamless integration with your existing workflow. And, it comes standard with an auto cutter to create variable length labels and enable easy job separation.

Auto Cutter

With a 8″ built-in auto cutter covering the full spectrum of label sizes to create variable-length labels and enable easy job separation, these new ColorWorks models offer cost and inventory reductions compared to using pre-printed labels.

High-quality Printing

Epson-engineered PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead technology delivers ultra sharp text and precise barcodes. It also produces varying droplet sizes that, coupled with a 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, can produce a huge gamut of vibrant, accurate colors, smooth gradations and fine image details. So, whether the challenge is to produce complex informational labels or high-quality product labels, the CW-C6000 series is up to the challenge.

ESC/Label and ZPL II Interface Languages

ZPL II capabilities allow you to experience the advantages of Epson inkjet technology without reprogramming existing systems. ESC/Label command extensions can be added to unlock the power of color. Leverage color for color-coded fields, product pictures, logos and marketing messages to improve overall business processes and brand image.

Remote Management Tools

Epson made the CW-C6000 family for large-scale enterprise environments. To support these high-volume scenarios, a wide range of remote management tools are available. These allow IT and support teams to remotely monitor the status of large fleets of printers, generate email alerts on items needing attention, remotely deploy firmware updates, set up complex network environments, and view or modify settings from any computer browser or Android™ or Apple® powered smartphone.

General-purpose I/O Port

Designed for mission-critical production, all CW-C6000 family printers come equipped with a general-purpose I/O port. This gives automation developers all the control they need to seamlessly integrate the printer into their automated workflow. The port provides all the necessary information on supply levels, status, faults and readiness. Inputs enable users to pause, clean and print.

Technical Specifications

Print Other:
Printing Technology:
Serial inkjet PrecisionCore TFP
Print Width:
8.34″ (212 mm)
Image Security:
Nozzle Verification Technology, auto head maintenance and auto missing dot compensation
Ink Type:
UltraChrome® DL pigment ink
Ink Palette:
SJIC35P-C Ink Cartridge (Cyan)
SJIC35P-M Ink Cartridge (Magenta)
SJIC35P-Y Ink Cartridge (Yellow)
SJIC35P-K Ink Cartridge (Black)
Ink Configuration:
CMYK in individual cartridges
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1, Windows Vista® SP2, macOS® 10.6.8 or later, Linux
Server Systems:
Windows Server® 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008
Operating Temperature: 5 to 35 °C/20 – 80% RH humidity
Storage Temperature: -20 to 60 °C/5 – 85% RH humidity
Sound Level:
55 dBA
Printer (W x D x H): 17.5″ x 20.3″ x 12.8″ (444 mm x 515 mm x 326 mm)
Shipping (W x D x H): 24″ x 28″ x 19″ (610 mm x 710 mm x 480 mm)
Printer (Dry): 57.3 lb (26.0 kg)
Shipping: 81.6 lb (37.0 kg)
Safety Approvals:
UL1950/CSA C22.2 No.950, TUV, GOST-R
1-year depot repair