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.

  • 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 printers — 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 second; 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


Epson’s Extended Warranty is a service program provides you with continued repair coverage for one year beyond the standard one-year warranty period. ExtendedCare service covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship during the term of the agreement. No renewal of extended service is available after expiration of your fifth-year plan or if your current plan expires.

Epson’s Spare-In-The-Air printer exchange program is an affordable solution for companies that cannot afford to have their systems out of service for longer than 24 hours. No renewal of extended service is available after expiration of your fifth-year plan or if your current plan expires.

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

For those looking for exceptional image quality on their labels, we often suggest the ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer with Auto-Cutter. This printer was designed to create premium label prints using a full color spectrum and at an incredibly fast pace.

This label printer is unique because it is Epson’s attempt at a traditional thermal printer alternative. Epson hopes to provide a thermal printer finish, but pair that with newer features such as broad compatibility with label applications, working with all operating systems, and using a built-in cutter.

We love what Epson has done with this printer and what we have listed so far is just some of the features you can expect to get with this printer.

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

Have you ever seen one of those commercials that are all black and white and then a character or entity comes in and bestows color upon everything? Well, that is sort of what this printer intends to do with labels. It can take almost any label design and infuse it with the perfect shade of any chosen color. This in effect turns the label from an afterthought into a premium packaging detail.

While other color printers exist, few can print such high-quality labels while maintaining a fast speed. When printing on the speed setting, this printer will print at 600 x 600 dpi. This is much better than the C6000 series which prints at 300 x 300 dpi under the same setting.

Beyond its print quality, the ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer is a favorite for large businesses. That is because the hardware on this printer makes it extremely easy to connect with any existing products. Anything from computers to printer equipment and smart gear can all be connected to the printer.

Other features include:

  • Long-lasting durability and sturdy build.
  • Low-cost alternative to traditional thermal transfer printers.
  • Remote printer management.
  • Multiple warranty options through label basic.
  • Easy integration with ZPl, SAP, and other prominent programs.
  • PrecisionCore Printhead technology with leveraged colors.

The printer comes in a matte and gloss version, and each version can only print either matte or gloss. So please consider the type of finish and design that you are going for with your label.

Who is the ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer with Auto-Cutter Made For?

This premium printer was designed for high-volume, enterprise clients. While it can be used for small jobs, this printer looks to be churning out labels. It can keep up with any fast-paced environment and if it is working at its full capacity, can easily keep 2 or 3 people busy with labeling.

It is also recommended for those who are looking to upgrade their black-only thermal printer. With a simple upgrade, you get the ability to add color to your printers, and the option to connect the printer up to an existing workflow. This allows the IT and design team to do their jobs easily.

The ColorWorks CW-C6500A has an 8-inch 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 by Epson help inventory reductions compared to using pre-printed labels. The Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500A inkjet label printer uses Epson PrecisionCore technology and is an optimal color upgrade from black-only thermal transfer.

The CW-C6500A prints label at 5 inches per second and can print up the 8.25 inches wide. With color label printing and a print resolution of 1200 dpi, the Epson CW-C6500A eliminates the needs for pre-printed labels. This unit is compatible with Windows, Linux, and MAC OS.

Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500A Ink Cartridges

The Epson CW-C6500A color label printer uses four large ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) filled with Epson UltraChrome® DL pigment ink. Order Epson CW-C6500A ink cartridges for the Epson CW-C6500A color label printer.

Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500A Label Rolls

The Epson CW-6500A label printer works with label rolls up to 8-inch outer diameter and 3-inch inner core. LabelBasic carries a wide selection of CW-6500A Label Rolls in a variety of different sizes.

Important: This printer is not eligible for return once the manufacturer’s original packaging has been opened. It’s important that you review our return policy prior to purchasing. Products are still fully covered under the manufacturer’s warranty should there be an issue with the product itself.

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$3,582.00 for 3 item(s)


Feed Auto Cutter
Media Width 1.0″ (25 mm) – 4.4″ (112 mm)
Print Width 8.34″ (212 mm)
Roll Size O.D 6.0″ (153 mm)
Weight 57.3 lb (26.0 kg)
Dimensions – Printer (W x D x H) 17.5″ x 20.3″ x 12.8″
(444 mm x 515 mm x
326 mm)


Print Method Serial inkjet PrecisionCore TFP
Image Security Nozzle Verification Technology, auto head maintenance and auto missing dot compensation
Ink Type UltraChrome® DL pigment ink
Ink Colors CMYK in individual cartridges
Control Panel 2.7″ full-color graphic display and 13-key pad allow for local configuration and operation
Indicators Power, status and pause LEDs, beeper Color Correction: ICC color profiles, RGB spot color substitution, driver-based color adjustment
Banner Printing Supports pages sent in segments to produce large signs without gaps
Printer Durability Permanent printhead, Feeding mechanism 7.8 M inches (200 km) before major service
Media Sources Internal roll-fed, rear-feed fan fold, external rear-powered unwinder
Media Construction Standard die-cut label with or without black mark, die-cut label with matrix on and black mark, continuous tag stock with or without black mark, continuous label with or without black mark
Media Types Inkjet Coated Matte Paper, Gloss Paper, High-gloss Synthetic, Fine Paper, PET Film, Matte Synthetic, Uncoated Plain Paper
Thickness .005″ – .009″ (0.129 mm – 0.236 mm)
Label Length Max. 24″ (610 mm)
Min. 0.31″ (8 mm) no finishing
0.50″ (13 mm) peeling
0.59″ (15 mm) cutting
Core Diameter 3″ (76 mm)
Die-cut Label Gap 2 mm – 6 mm
Gap Sensor Location Adjustable 0.4″ – 2.4″ (10 mm – 60 mm) in 0.2″ (5 mm) steps from left paper guide
Black Mark Sensor Location Fixed at 0.5″ (12 mm) from left paper guide
Black Mark Size Min. 0.72″ x 0.16″ (18 mm x 4 mm) (W x H)

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