5 Reasons to Choose the Afinia L701 over the Epson CW-C6500 Color Label Printer

5 Reasons to Choose the Afinia L701 over the Epson CW-C6500 Color Label Printer

Posted by JB on 13th Jun 2022

If you're considering purchasing an  Epson CW-C6500 color label printer as many businesses across Canada are, we get it. The CW-C6500 is a capable choice. However, it's not the only choice, and there are better 8-inch  color label printers on the market for businesses like yours. With that in mind, we recommend rethinking your decision and looking at the  Afinia L701 color label printer.

Here are five reasons why businesses in Canada should choose the Afinia L701 over the Epson CW-C6500:

1.The print quality is better. The Afinia L701 offers a 1600 dpi print resolution (L701 only prints 1600 dpi), while the Epson C6500 prints from 300 dpi to 1200 dpi. When printing 1200 dpi, your labels will have sharper text and graphics, crisper barcodes, and photographic quality images.

2.The colors are more vivid. The Afinia L701 uses dye-based inks, while the Epson C6500 uses pigment-based inks. Dye-based inks produce more vibrant colors, resulting in eye-catching labels on glossy or matte media. The pigment inks are best for businesses that need to produce GHS BS5609-compliant matte chemical labels. Specialty packaged food, coffee and tea, and health supplement manufacturers will appreciate the more vibrant colors from the dye inks, especially when printed on high gloss paper or glossy polypropylene synthetic labels.

3.The print speed is faster. When printing an 8”x8” label, the Afinia L701 prints at 8 inches per second at 1600 x 800 dpi and 6 inches per second at 1600 x 1660 dpi, the best print quality mode, while the Epson CW-C6500 only prints 3.4 inches per second at 300 x 600 dpi and, when you print at the best print quality mode of 1200x1200, the speed really drops down to 0.20 inches per second. These inches and seconds add up significantly when considered on a per minute, per hour, or even per business day basis. The faster print speed means you will print many more labels with the Afinia L701 in less time, saving both time and money.

4.The ink cartridges are larger. The Afinia L701 uses large-capacity ink cartridges containing 200ml of ink. This is a significant advantage over the Epson C6500, which only has a capacity of 70ml of ink. With the larger cartridges, you can print larger production runs with fewer ink changes.

5.The Afinia L701 is the better value. The Afinia L701 is not only faster and prints better quality labels than the Epson C6500, but it's also significantly cheaper to own and operate. When you consider all of these factors together, the Afinia L701 is clearly the better value in terms of price, performance, and quality.

We hope this has convinced you that choosing a label printer based on its value and performance should be a no-brainer, and that the Afinia L701 is the right choice for your business in Canada. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help!

Don’t take our word for it, send us your design files and we will send you printed samples so that you can see how the L701 dye inks compare to the C6500 pigment inks. Plus, you’ll see the difference in 1600 dpi print quality versus 1200 dpi. And most importantly, check out the video below and see what 0.2 inches per second and 6 inches per second in print speed really means when printing 8-inch-wide labels. See video below.

Seeing is believing…