Matte vs Gloss: A Look at Epson’s Two Versions of its TM-C7500 Label Printer

The Epson TM-C7500 color label printer comes in two versions, matte and gloss, each sharing the same print technology but with its own unique purpose. Why does Epson have two versions of this printer? What would you use each printer for? Which version is right for you?

Why Does Epson have Two Versions of the Epson TM-C7500 Label Printer?

Epson initially produced one model of the Epson TM-C7500 color label printer, which was intended for printing durable industrial and GHS BS5609 chemical labels. The Epson TM-C7500 color label printer uses pigment-based inks to print durable industrial and chemical labels. In fact, the Epson TM-C7500 color label printer is BS5609-certified to print the most durable labels. Whether printing standard or BS5609 labels, the ColorWorks C7500’s pigment-based inks require labels that can produce a good bond with the inks for long-term durability. Thus, most labels used with the Epson TM-C7500 color label printer come with a matte topcoat which produces the best bond with these inks.

The Epson TM-C7500 color label printer proved to be popular thanks to its speed, print quality, and durability. It’s a fantastic label printer! Many owners of the Epson TM-C7500 wanted the ability to print high gloss finished labels for their products and other purposes (meaning non-GHS BS5609 labels), but found that the printer’s pigment-based inks weren’t compatible with most glossy synthetic label materials like polypropylene and glossy clear labels. Epson responded by introducing a gloss version of the Epson TM-C7500, which has a “G” after the C7500. The Epson TM-C7500G (Gloss) printer uses modified inks better able to bond with high gloss (glossy) label materials.

What is the Epson ColorWorks C7500 (Matte) Label Printer Best For?

The Epson TM-C7500 (Matte) color label printer is best for printing matte industrial and chemical labels such as:

Chemical labels

* Outdoor labels

* Carton labels

* Oil-, water-, and chemical drum labels

* Durable labels and tags

* Specimen sample labels

* Healthcare labels

Pharmaceutical labels

BS5609 labels

* Marine labels

Plumbing labels

* Pool supply labels

 

Though the underlying print technology is the same between these two printers, the ink cartridges are printer-specific. The ink cartridges are not interchange. Thus, the Epson TM-C7500 (Matte) label printer can only use the matte inks while the Epson TM-C7500G (Gloss) label printer can only use the glossy inks.

What is the Epson ColorWorks C7500G (Gloss) Label Printer Best For?

The Epson TM-C7500G (Gloss) color label printer is better suited for printing product labels such as:

Food labels

eCigarette labels

Beer labels

Vitamin labels

Bakery labels

Coffee and tea labels

Cosmetic labels

Wine labels

Product labels such as those listed above are often printed on high gloss stock because the glossy finish gives the labels a more polished appearance. The Epson TM-C7500G (Gloss) color label printer is capable of producing attractive 1200 x 600 dpi labels on glossy label materials such as glossy polypropylene, glossy clear labels, high gloss paper, and glossy polyester labels.

Note that the Epson TM-C7500G (Gloss) label printer does NOT print GHS BS5609 compliant labels like its matte sibling. If you need GHS BS5609 compliance and maximum durability for harsh environments, you should purchase the Epson TM-C7500 (Matte) model.

Which of the two versions of the Epson TM-C7500 color label printer is right for you? Whether you print industrial, chemical, or general product labels, Epson manufactures some of the finest color label printers in the industry. Contact us today to explore your color label printing options.

DuraFast Label Company is your one-stop source for Epson TM-C7500 label printers, matte labels and ink cartridges:

ColorWorks C7500 SKUs Espon ColorWorks C7500 Matte GHS Printer Components Price USD Price CAD
C31CD84011 Epson TM-C7500 (Matte) GHS Label Printer $8,499 $10,995
C32C815471 Optional Update / Label Rewinder for TM-C7500 $749 $995
C33S020614 TM-C7500 Black Ink Cartridge (Matte) $180 $235
C33S020615 TM-C7500 Cyan Ink Cartridge (Matte) $180 $235
C33S020616 TM-C7500 Magenta Ink Cartridge (Matte) $180 $235
C33S020617 TM-C7500 Yellow Ink Cartridge (Matte) $180 $235
C33S020596 TM-C7500 Maintenance Box $35 $46

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DuraFast Label Company is your one-stop source for Epson TM-C7500G label printer, glossy labels and ink cartridges:

ColorWorks C7500G SKUs Espon ColorWorks C7500G Printer Components (Gloss version) Price USD Price CAD
C31CD84311 Epson TM-C7500G Label Printer (Gloss version) $8,499 $10,995
C32C815471 Optional Update / Label Rewinder for TM-C7500 $749 $995
C33S020635 TM-C7500G Black Ink (Gloss) $180 $235
C33S020636 TM-C7500G Cyan Ink (Gloss) $180 $235
C33S020637 TM-C7500G Magenta Ink (Gloss) $180 $235
C33S020638 TM-C7500G Yellow Ink (Gloss) $180 $235
C33S020596 TM-C7500 /C7500G Maintenance Box $35 $46

US customers click here to see our Epson TM-C7500G Labels

Canadian customers click here to see our Epson TM-C7500G Labels

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