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ColorWorks CW-C6500A Color Inkjet Label Printer with Auto Cutter (Matte)

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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 printers, the ColorWorks CW-C6500A inkjet printer delivers on-demand, 8" color labels at a comparable price. Engineered for mission-critical applications, this reliable printer speeds through labels at up to 5" per second.


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.

The C6500A matte printer comes with black ink that delivers a darker black on matte and plain paper label media, compared to the gloss black ink. This ink is not recommended for printing on gloss label media.

  • 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

  • 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

Where To Buy
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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.

Auto Cutter
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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.

High Quality
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The CW-C6000 family uses highly durable pigment-based inks with both gloss and matte versions available to best suit the labeling application. The gloss black ink can print on a wider variety of substrates. The matte black ink offers a darker, sharper black text and images on matte media. Both have been BS5609 certified

Versatile Ink
Printing Technology:
Serial inkjet PrecisionCore TFPPrint
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-MK Ink Cartridge (Matte 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)

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