Epson ColorWorks C3500 Label Printer

(8 customer reviews)

Price: Original price was: $1,999.00.Current price is: $1,699.00.

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SKU: C31CD54011 Category: Tag: GTIN: 814420980046 Brand:


End-of-Life (EOL) Notice

Epson announced the End-of-Life (EOL) for the Epson ColorWorks C3500 Label Printer effective November 30th, 2022. The Epson ColorWorks C4000 is the recommended replacement for the Epson ColorWorks C3500.

Color Labels are the New Standard

Today there is a growing demand for the use of color labels that feature color codes, photos and pictograms to highlight relevant information. This trend sharply drives up the number of label variations and increases label production complexity. Now you can dramatically reduce label costs, increase operational efficiencies and quickly produce high-quality color labels with Just in Time Color™ printing on Epson’s high-speed ColorWorks C3500 label printer. Epson’s ColorWorks C3500’s ability to produce full color labels on demand makes it the ideal solution.

Advanced Features Only from Epson

The compact, four-color Epson ColorWorks C3500 inkjet label printer features printing speeds up to 4 inches per second, a banding reduction mode and a nozzle check system that produces a reliable output of high-volume labels with excellent image quality. The Epson C3500 also offers multiple easy-to-use features such as an automatic cutter, easy paper loading and an LCD with printer status readouts.

Superior Print & Ink Quality

Epson’s patented MicroPiezo® inkjet technology together with their DURABrite® Ultra Pigment ink ensures labels with crisp, clear, easy-to-read text, barcodes, and vibrant graphics that resist smudges and water even on plain paper. With the Epson ColorWorks C3500 you can print on a wide range of media from plain, synthetic and matte to glossy stock. It handles roll-fed and fanfold as well as die-cut and continuous label media. The Epson C3500 is both GHS and BS5609-certified when using the appropriate label media/substrate.1

Lower Your Printing Costs Significantly

With the Epson ColorWorks C3500 Label Printer you can dramatically reduce the cost of your label-printing operations. Instead of maintaining an expensive inventory of pre-printed labels, you can print the labels you need whenever you need them. Moreover, the Epson C3500 features individual CMYK ink cartridges for a more efficient use of ink and a very low cost of maintenance.

Reliable & Flexible

Designed for high-duty commercial environments, the durable Epson C3500 Label Printer is dust and water-resistant and is built to last. It has an MTBF of 88,000 hours.2

Backed by the leader

The Epson ColorWorks C3500 Color Label Printer delivers the quality and reliability that Epson is known for and is backed by Epson’s industry-leading service and support programs.

Key Features

  • Compact, robust design for commercial use
  • Meets both GHS & BS5609 certification1
  • High print speed of up to 4 inches per second3
  • High-quality, four-color (CMYK) inkjet printing
  • Individual ink cartridges for efficient use of ink
  • Supports all major label applications
  • USB and Ethernet interfaces
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What’s in the Box

Helpful Tip: Epson states that when using the printer for the first time, the replacement interval for the maintenance box is shorter than usual as ink charging consumes the ink. This is why Texas Label Printers recommends that customers also purchase an additional maintenance box and an additional set of ink cartridges at the time of purchase.

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Important: This product is not eligible for return once the manufacturer’s original packaging has been opened, thus making it important that you review our return policy prior to purchasing. We recommend that all prospective buyers request free printed sample labels to ensure that the print quality of the labels printed by this printer meets their expectations. Products are still fully covered under the manufacturer’s warranty should there be an issue with the product itself.

1 Epson ColorWorks C3500 inkjet label printer with Epson’s DURABrite® pigment ink, used in combination with Neenah Kimdura™ poly media, has been BS 5609 certified.
2 Failure is a random failure occurring during the random failure period.
3 Speed is printing 2.2 inches (56 mm) width bidirectional mode, with banding reduction disabled in 360 x 360 dpi resolution.


Inkjet or Toner-Based


Print Technology

Epson® MicroPiezo® (Non-Thermal) Inkjet Technology



Print Speed

Up to 20 feet per minute (6.10 m/min)

Print Resolution

720 x 360 dpi (360 dpi)

Maximum Print Width

4.1" (104 mm)

Print Engine

Epson MicroPiezo®


Epson® MicroPiezo® Printhead with Automatic Nozzle Checking

Ink Type

Pigment Ink

Ink Formula

Epson DURABrite® Ultra Pigment Ink (Works Best with Matte Substrates)

Ink Cartridges

(4) 32.5 mL CMYK Pigment Ink Cartridges (0.1301 L Total)


Yes (requires BS5609-certified blank label material)

Prints Full-Bleed


Prints White


Feed Type

Roll-Fed, Fan-Fold



Core Diameter

1.75" (44.0 mm) to 2.25" (57.0 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Roll Size (Outside Diameter)

4.0" (101.6 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Roll Length (Linear)

~120 feet (~36.6 m)

Compatible Blank Label Substrates

Compatible with a wide range of plain and inkjet-receptive substrates such as paper, polyester and polypropylene (BOPP) label stocks (always check that a substrate is compatible before purchasing)

Blank Label Detection

Gap, Continuous, Black Mark/Timing Mark

Registration Mark/Black Mark/Timing Mark Size

Minimum 0.20" x 0.16" (5.0 mm x 4.0 mm) (width x height)

Die-Cut Inter-Label Gap

0.12" – 0.24" (3.0 mm – 6.0 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Width (Including Liner)

1.2" (30 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Width (Including Liner)

4.25" (108 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Length

0.32" (8 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Length

44" (1117.6 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.0047" (0.12 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.0075” (0.19 mm)

Display Type

Small Monochromatic Status LCD

Connectivity Interface(s)

USB & Ethernet

Operating Systems

Windows 7, 8, 10 & 11 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Barcode Font

PDF417, QR Code, Maxi Code, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked, DataMatrix, Aztec Code (No character font or 1D/2D code font installed), UPC-A, UPC-E, JAN13(EAN), JAN8(EAN), Code39, ITF, Codabar, Code93, Code128, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded

Two-Dimensional Barcode


Operating Temperature

10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)

Operating Humidity

20% – 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Temperature

-20°C – 40° C (-4°F – 104°F)

Rated Voltage

AC 100V – 240V

Rated Frequency

50 – 60Hz


One-Year Depot Repair

Alternate Name or Part Number

C31CD54011, Epson TM-C3500


Review manufacturer's brochure or user manual for complete product specifications.


The minimum label dimensions can be smaller but require different settings and testing before use. Please contact us for more details before purchasing any custom substrates for your printer.

8 reviews for Epson ColorWorks C3500 Label Printer

  1. Tyler W

    This product is grossly exaggerated in the advertisement. The quality you see in the video is not what you will get using this machine.
    Disappointed in the lack of support and responsibility that Texas Label Printer offered when this machine did not meet advertise standards. Will not be purchasing here again

    • Texas Label Printers LLC

      Hi Tyler,

      We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your purchase and that you find Epson’s video advertisement as grossly exaggerated. We have shared your opinion about the video directly with Epson and they disagree with your assessment and they have expressed that it is an accurate depiction. Our service manager noted that the labels that you have been printing are a fraction of the size and use a smaller font than the ones shown in the video — which may be part of the reason why you feel that the video is exaggerated. Nonetheless, the video itself is mostly meant to demonstrate the operational features of the printer and not display the print quality/resolution. To truly view the capabilities of this printer or any label printer that we sell, you must view them in person because a video cannot possibly display the label’s true appearance — this is why we include the “Request Free Sample Labels” button on every page of our website and encourage users of our website to contact us, so that we can make sure you are purchasing a printer that is right for you. The Epson ColorWorks C3500 is an entry-level label printer that prints at 720 x 360 dpi, which is relatively low compared to other label printers that we sell. If you require higher printer resolution (so that you can print high-detail graphics or fine print), we recommend the new Epson ColorWorks C6000A, which has very similar specifications to the C3500 but has a higher print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. We also sell Memjet-based Afinia label printers that can print up to 1600 x 1600 dpi (currently the highest in the digital label printer industry). Regardless, we still recommend that all customers or prospective buyers request free printed samples so that they can be viewed in person before making a major purchase since our return policy does not allow for used printers to be returned.

  2. Scott T

    This has a faster print speed than expected. Ink cost per label is great. Resolution is just OK but sufficient for our needs. You can’t find a label printer as inexpensive as this one. The free shipping was also EXTREMELY fast. Thank you!

  3. Mike M

    I wish this was compatible with Mac

    • Texas Label Printers LLC

      Hi Mike,

      Most all of the printers that we sell only have Windows OS print drivers. However, some of the label printers that have Mac and Linux print drivers are the Epson ColorWorks C6000/C6500 series and all versions of the NeuraLabel 300x. We will start shipping the Epson ColorWorks C6500A & C6500P (8″ wide versions) in the first or second week of February, and the Epson ColorWorks C6000A & C6000P (4″ wide versions) are expected to start shipping in April 2020.

  4. Barbara C

    Perfect color label printer for what we need and at the right price. The replacement spare in the air warranty has been worth every penny!

  5. Laurey M

    I highly recommend buying the spare-in-the-air replacement warranty with this printer if your business can’t afford to be without a label printer for a 2-3 weeks! Texas Label Printers encouraged us to buy the warranty with our printer and it has definitely paid off! We ran into a service issue only once since we purchased this printer and Epson overnighted us a new replacement printer because we have the replacement warranty. Epson said that if we didn’t have this warranty that we would have had to pay to ship our printer to them for repair which would have left us without a label printer for 2-3 weeks. It was definitely worth it for the price.

  6. Jose M

    Printer arrived the next day w/ free shipping !

  7. Paula E

    Our printer was shipped out the same day I ordered it on Monday and arrived earlier than I expected on Wednesday (with the free ground shipping) – thank you!!

  8. Greg M

    We use this printer to print about 20 to 100 color labels including barcodes every day. It is a good compact label printer if you require durable color labels that are less than 4 inches in width. Ground shipping was quick – our printer arrived 3 days after we ordered it.

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