LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2020 – Epson today announced D.P.R. Labeling has created roll-to-roll systems specifically designed to integrate with the ColorWorks® C6000-Series on-demand color label printers. The D.P.R. Labeling roll-to-roll systems offer both a label unwinder and rewinder to expedite printing jobs. When combined with the ColorWorks label printer, the roll-to-roll system can help businesses streamline label production by increasing roll capacity and reducing roll changeovers, eliminating the need to collect labels by hand and help minimize the waste associated with tangled or damaged output. Videos of the unwinders and rewinders in action with the Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500P and CW-C6000A can be found here and here.
The D.P.R. unwinder accessories are available in four models (UW6000A, UW6500A, UW6000P and UW6500P) and are equipped with a fixed 3-inch core holder to fit each printer in the ColorWorks C6000-Series lineup. Used to increase the input roll capacity, the system unwinds face-out labels automatically. The D.P.R. rewinders accessories (RW6000A, RW6500A, RW6000P and RW6500P) are used to automatically rewind face-in or face-out printed labels. The unwinders and rewinders all accommodate roll diameters up to 10” and the maximum media widths correspond to the specifications for the C6000 series printers.
“We designed these roll-to-roll solutions to help businesses save time, streamline processes and provide a more efficient solution for businesses running on ColorWorks printers for labeling,” said Michael Panzeri, vice president, D.P.R. Labeling LLC.
The position of the tension arm on the devices is calibrated so the printer forwards printed media, the arm goes down and the device rewinds the media. In turn, when the printer pulls back the media, the tension arm goes up so the device can unwind. A printer plate completes the system to guarantee a perfectly aligned media pathway. Using the high capacity roll-to-roll system of both the external unwinder and rewinder can help to increase label production volume by reducing roll changeover time.
“D.R.P. Labeling delivers exceptional accessory equipment to amplify the efficiencies of label printing,” said Bonny Chou, product manager, Commercial Labels, Epson America, Inc. “The combination of the ColorWorks printer with the D.P.R. Labeling roll-to-roll solution is a simple, easy-to-use solution for organizations that are doing on-demand color label printing.”
About the Epson ColorWorks C6000-Series
The Epson ColorWorks C6000-Series are the first printers specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-only thermal transfer printers.1 Four models deliver high-volume color labels for production use, speeding through labels at up to 5-inches per second.2 The CW-C6500P and CW-C6000P are the first ever color inkjet printers to support peel-and-present capabilities for fast hand or automated label application,3 and the CW-C6500A and CW-C6000A include an auto cutter to create variable length labels and enable easy job separation. The Epson ColorWorks C6000-Series printers are available through Epson’s vast network of authorized partners.
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1 The CW-C6000/C6500 family is the first to bring to market the combination of features of direct ZPL II printing, peel-and-present, remote printer management, companion four- and eight-inch models, applicator I/O interface, broad middleware support, and comparable price points.
2 Printing in Max Speed Mode, 300 x 600 dpi, 3.6” (92 mm) print width.
3 Compared to color inkjet label printers available in the U.S. and Canada as of July 2019.
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