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Afinia L701 vs. Epson CW-C6500: Why You Should Choose the Afinia

Epson C6500A color product label printer

If you’re in the market for an 8-inch, mid-volume color label printer, you’d be smart to take a strong look at the Afinia L701 inkjet color label printer featuring Memjet technology. It has many features that surpass the Epson ColorWorks CW-C6500, such as a 1600 dpi print resolution and larger ink cartridges. In addition to superior print quality, it is faster and easier to print with the Afinia L701 than with the Epson CW-C6500. In short, the L701 hits the trifecta of quality, performance, and capacity, outshining the Epson C6500 across the board. Let’s take a deeper look.

Print Quality: Afinia L701 Wins

When it comes to print quality, the Afinia L701 is the clear winner. The 1600 dot per inch (dpi) print resolution results in sharper and more vibrant prints than you’ll get with the Epson CW-C6500, which maxes out at 1200 dpi. In addition, Afinia L701 dye-based inks are much more vibrant than the UltraChrome DL pigment inks in the Epson CW-C6500. If you want your labels to pop with vivid colors and rich blacks, go with the Afinia L701 label printer.

Print Speed: Afinia L701 Blazes Past Epson

When printing an 8-inch-wide label, not only does the Afinia L701 color label printer produce better-looking labels, but it also prints them much faster than any Epson color label printer on the market. The L701, for example, has a print speed of 6 or 8 inches per second regardless of label width while the Epson CW-C6500 is much slower at between 3.4 inches per second at 300×600 dpi draft mode and 0.20 ips at 1200×1200 dpi. When purchasing a color label printer, you really only want to print 1200 dpi or better, so that you can produce professional quality, photographic-looking labels.

The 5.8 or 7.8-inches-per-second speed difference may not seem like a lot, but it can add up quickly when you’re printing large quantities of labels. That’s a difference of 348 to 468 inches per minute and 20,880 to 28,080 inches (or 1,740 to 2,340 feet) per hour in the Afinia L701’s favor. To truly understand the speed difference, check out the video below.

Ink Capacity: Afinia L701 Stores More Ink

The Afinia L701 uses much larger 200ml CMYKK ink cartridges than the Epson CW-C6500, which uses smaller 70ml CMYK ink cartridges. Not only will you need to replace the cartridges less often with the Afinia L701, but you’ll have fewer worries about running out of ink mid-production run.

Epson CW-C6500 might have a lower initial purchase price, but it will end up costing you more in the long run due to its slow print speeds. After all, time is money!

Plus, if you purchase the Afinia L701 with the powered L701 unwinder from DuraFast Label Company’s website and use the discount code Afinia999, we’ll include $1000 worth of free labels with your purchase, making the Afinia L701 an even better value.

To sum it up, the Afinia L701 is the better choice when compared to the Epson CW-C6500. It’s faster, produces higher-quality prints, and costs less to operate in the long run. If you’re looking for an affordable, high-performance, mid-volume 8-inch color label printer, the Afinia L701 is your best option. Order the Afinia L701 today and be sure to use the Afinia999 discount code to get $1000 worth of free labels.

Send us your design file so that you can see the difference between 1600 dpi and 1200 dpi print quality. Plus, and most importantly, see how much more vibrant the dye inks are compared to the Epson pigment inks. And seeing is believing! Check out the video below to see the actual print speed difference when printing an 8” wide label so you won’t be disappointed after your purchase.

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