Epson America, Inc. today announced that Smark Company, a distributor of industrial custom blended specialty chemicals, has integrated the Epson ColorWorks® C7500 and C831 inkjet label printers into its business workflow to significantly streamline in-house label production and maintain a safe production environment. Leveraging the ColorWorks printers, Smark is able to produce labels with exceptional clarity and color, in half the time compared with their previous legacy two-step label production process, and effortlessly differentiate the hazardous chemicals used in custom blends to comply with strict Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) guidelines1.
“The two-step label process we utilized previously relied on pre-printed labels that would often smear or fade – a costly and risky issue,” said Michael Garcia, supply chain manager, Smark Company. “Since installing the C7500 label printer, along with the ColorWorks C831, we now have the flexibility and efficiency required to adapt to new industry mandates and keep up with the ever-evolving demands of our customers. The move to on-demand color labeling has been extremely beneficial to our business.”
Fast machines that consume ink efficiently and produce sharp images, the Epson ColorWorks C7500 and C831 printers are designed to increase productivity while reducing the cost of using pre-printed labels. Leveraging bright, durable label media, the printers give a premium look to professional branded products, and come highly recommended from renowned industry consultants.
“Smark was on a quest to find a different way to print their labels. They were spending a lot of money printing labels with a laser printer – the labels would jam, slowing down production and causing other issues,” said Guy Mikel, founder, Color Label Solutions. “Based on this, and their need to comply with GHS requirements, I recommended the ColorWorks label printers from Epson, which has allowed them to produce a lot of quality color labels on-demand.”
Ideal for high mix label requirements, ColorWorks solutions deliver dependable, commercial inkjet printing with fast-drying, durable color inks. This capability alone has introduced a new level of efficiency into Smark’s production process. In addition, given the on-demand nature of the printers, Smark can quickly customize label size and information, eliminating the need to inventory high numbers of pre-printed labels, resulting in much lower overall label costs.
“We are thrilled that Epson ColorWorks label printers have helped Smark maintain a safe and efficient production environment,” said Andrew Moore, product manager, Epson America. “The ColorWorks label printers are designed to produce efficient, on-demand color label printing and reliable performance to drive business growth, and we are always pleased to see it deliver on those promises for our customers.”
About the Epson ColorWorks C7500 Inkjet Label Printer:
· Reliable performance – Rugged design means minimal maintenance and a low overall cost of ownership; ideal for busy, on-demand environments
· High-speed, on-demand, color printing – Speed through multiple full-color labels with variable data up to 11.8” per second2
· Low cost of labeling – Up to 50 percent lower printing costs than laser and thermal transfer printers for high-durability color labels3
· Astounding image quality – Powered by PrecisionCore® inkjet technology from Epson; delivers precise barcodes and ultra sharp text
· Highly efficient – High-yield ink cartridges mean fewer user interventions and less waste than most thermal transfer printers; easy to change, so there’s less downtime
1 Smark received consideration from Epson for providing this testimonial.
2 Printing in full 1200 x 600 resolution with flush-onto-paper mode enabled. With flush-onto-paper mode disabled, print speed is up to 10.4″ per second.
3 Up to 50 percent lower printing cost than competitive color laser printers and thermal transfer printers using full resin ribbons available in July 2014. Calculation based on continuous printing of GHS-certified color labels using the suite of ISO/IEC 24712 text and graphics images, with highest-capacity cartridges purchased at MSRP. Actual costs will vary based on print task and use conditions.