AM Labels review the Epson ColorWorks C3500 desktop colour label printer!

AM Labels review the Epson ColorWorks C3500 desktop colour label printer!

New to AM Labels online store is the Epson ColorWorks C3500 (formerly TM-C3500) desktop colour label printer!

AM Labels have had a chance to test the new, low cost colour label printer from Epson and we’ve been pleasantly surprised. Firstly, it looks good and its compact dimensions allow for the C3500 to easily sit on any desktop surface – even with space constraints.

Epson have really focused on the end user with the release of the C3500, with usability their main priority. With the previous C3400 model there were no plug and play drivers or start-up software, so users would often struggle to get set up quickly and efficiently. All of that has now changed with the C3500 including easily installable drivers and free NiceLabel Starter Edition label design software. Although basic, NiceLabel starter edition can help get you set up and printing labels with ease. We recommend upgrading if you required any sort of integration or powerful features, but it’s still a big step for Epson to include NiceLabel over no software!

Some key features of the Epson ColorWorks C3500 are its 103mm per second print speeds, a maximum print width of 104mm and a printing resolution of 720 x 360 dpi which will allow you to print on demand photo quality labels. The printouts are also extremely durable and chemical resistant as AM Labels have recently conducted a test which compares the Epson ColorWorks C3500 printouts to a HP Colour LaserJet CP1215.

The tests consisted of wiping different substances over different materials printed by the C3500 and the CP1215. The substances were designed to test each printouts resistance levels to water, petrol, oil and xylene. The results are shown below and are measured in how many wipes each printout can take with substances on cotton buds before smudging:

Water Petrol Oil Xylene
CP1215 (LaserJet) No effect 1 wipe before full smudge No effect 1 wipe before full smudge
C3500 (Pigment Inkjet) No effect Slight smudge after 20 swipes No effect Slight smudge after 20 swipes

LaserJet just can’t compete with pigment ink printouts; especially when these printouts are going to be in contact with chemicals or solvents. The C3500 also helps with GHS international chemical labelling guidelines as labels can be printed on-demand without using pre-printed templates.

AM Labels can also provide different label materials for the Epson ColorWorks C3500 and other inkjet printers such as:

  • High quality Matt White Paper
  • Photo Quality Gloss White Paper
  • Matt White Polypropylene
  • Matt White Polyester
  • Gloss White Polyester

To enquire about the Epson ColorWorks C3500 or the compatibility of the above label materials with other inkjet printers please press here or phone our friendly sales team on 01536 414222.

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