Epson ColorWorks C4000 Label Printer

(7 customer reviews)

Price: $2,199.00

Epson’s Return for Repair (Extended Depot) Warranty is a service program designed to provide you with continued repair coverage for one year beyond the standard one-year warranty period (for example, selecting “2-Year Return for Repair Warranty – EPPCWC4000R1” will extend the warranty period by one additional year for a total of 2 years of warranty coverage). Return for Repair service covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship during the term of the agreement. No renewal of extended service is available after expiration of your fifth-year plan or if your current plan expires.
Epson’s Spare-In-The-Air printer exchange program is an extremely affordable service solution for companies that cannot afford to have their systems out of service for longer than 24 hours. This quick, overnight replacement warranty program bridges the gap between the turn-around time of depot repair and the higher cost of on-site service. Make one phone call to Epson and a replacement* unit is express shipped overnight to arrive the next day. Then just return the damaged unit to Epson. It’s that easy. And shipping both ways is paid for by Epson. No renewal of extended service is available after expiration of your fifth-year plan or if your current plan expires.

*The replacement product or parts may be new or refurbished to the Epson standard of quality.

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With its compact and robust design, the Epson ColorWorks C4000 Label Printer was created by Epson as a replacement upgrade to the rugged and dependable Epson ColorWorks C3500. Featuring print speeds up to 4.0″ per second4, a full-color LCD screen and up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution, the Epson CW-C4000 produces crisp photo-quality color images for both cost and inventory reductions comparable to pre-printed labels. The upgraded print engine is equivalent to the quality of the Epson ColorWorks C6000/C6500 series, which includes the popular Epson ColorWorks C6000A and Epson ColorWorks C6500A color label printers. Likewise, the Epson ColorWorks C4000 Inkjet Label Printer delivers on-demand, color labels at a comparable price to black-and-white thermal transfer printers2.

Purchase this printer today and get $200 off your first order of blank labels. We’ll email you a discount code at the time your new printer ships!

Epson C4000 Gloss vs. Matte

The Epson ColorWorks C4000 Label Printer series uses highly durable pigment-based inks with both gloss and matte versions available to best suit your specific labeling needs. The Gloss Ink Edition (C31CK03A9991) version of this printer uses Gloss Black Ink capable of printing on a wider variety of substrates with various finishes such as glossy, matte, plain and more. The Matte Ink Edition (C31CK03A9981) version of this printer uses Matte Black Ink which offers darker, sharper black text and images when printed on matte, textured and plain media only. Both gloss and matte versions use the same color ink cartridges, and have been BS5609 certified5.

Gloss Black vs. Matte Black Ink for Epson ColorWorks C4000 Color Label Printer

Still unsure which version is best for your labeling application? Test and compare the differences by requesting free printed sample labels here.

High-Quality Printing

Epson-engineered PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead technology delivers ultra sharp text and precise barcodes. Coupled with a 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, this printhead technology produces varying droplet sizes that can produce smooth gradations, fine image details and a huge gamut of vibrant, accurate colors. Whether the challenge is to produce complex informational labels or high-quality color product labels, the Epson ColorWorks C4000 is certainly up to the challenge.

ESC/Label & ZPL II Interface Languages

ZPL II capabilities allow you to experience the advantages of Epson inkjet technology without reprogramming existing systems. ESC/Label command extensions can be added to unlock the power of color. Leverage color for product pictures, logos, color-coded fields and marketing messages to improve overall brand image and business process.

Remote Management Tools

Epson designed the Epson ColorWorks C4000 Label Printer with large enterprise environments in mind. A wide range of powerful remote management tools allow IT and support teams to easily manage a fleet of Epson label printers on a network. Some of the capabilities of these management tools include the ability to remotely configure printer settings and deploy firmware updates, set up complex network environments, and generate automatic alerts and usage reports of devices and consumables.

Affordable Warranties & Reliable Support

Backed by industry-leading service and support, and low-cost replacement and extended depot warranty options offer by Epson for up to 5 years, the Epson C4000 can be a reliable, worthwhile investment for years to come. Moreover, Texas Label Printers includes complimentary technical support and setup assistance with all label printer purchases.

Key Features

  • Compact, robust design — water-resistant and dust-resistant for high-duty-cycle environments; ideal for commercial use and smaller workspaces
  • Reliable — engineered by Epson for demanding applications
  • Support — backed by Epson’s industry-leading service and support
  • Versatile Ink Types — both gloss and matte versions available to best suit labeling applications
  • Enhanced productivity — eliminate the need to pre-print; print speeds up to 4″ per second4; fast time to first label
  • Easy to operate — full-color LCD screen; automatic Nozzle Verification Technology; Windows driver; fast media and ink loading
  • Durable, high-quality color labels — both gloss and matte versions meet BS5609 certification5
  • Exceptional image quality — crisp photo-quality images comparable to pre-printed labels; print resolution up to 1200 dpi with variable droplet sizes
  • Seamless integration — compatible with ZPL II, major middleware, SAP, Windows®, Mac® and Linux (does not include general-purpose I/O or GPIO port)
  • Remote printer management — for managing large fleets over the network
  • Auto cutter included — ideal for fast, on-demand applications
  • Low cost — comparable to existing thermal transfer printers2
  • Optional Wi-Fi connectivity1 — print from compatible devices3
Epson | ColorWorks C4000: On-Demand Color Label Printers

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.

Compatible Accessories & Supplies

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Setting Up a Printer (CW-C4000 Series)

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 With optional WiFi Dongle OT-WL06-321 (sold separately).
2 Printers and consumable costs are similar when comparing similarly featured leading brand thermal transfer printers and supplies for similar high-durability images on similar media.
3 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email enabled device.
4 Printing in Max Speed Mode, 300 × 600 dpi resolution, 4″ (101.6 mm) print width. Print speeds are based on the print engine speed only. Total throughput time for any label depends on factors including label size, file size, print resolution, speed of data transmission, etc.
5 ColorWorks CW-C4000 inkjet printer with UltraChrome® DL pigment ink, used in combination with Neenah Kimdura™ poly media, has been BS-5609 certified.


Inkjet or Toner-Based


Print Technology

Epson® PrecisionCore TFP® (Non-Thermal) Inkjet Technology



Print Speed

Up to 19.7 feet per minute (6.00 m/min)

Print Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi (1200 dpi)

Maximum Print Width

4.25" (108 mm)

Print Engine

Epson PrecisionCore TFP®


Epson® PrecisionCore TFP® Printhead with Nozzle Verification Technology

Ink Type

Pigment Ink

Ink Formula

Epson UltraChrome® DL Pigment Ink

Ink Cartridges

(4) 50 mL CMYK Pigment Ink Cartridges (0.2000 L Total)


Yes (requires BS5609-certified blank label material)

Prints Full-Bleed


Prints White


Feed Type

Roll-Fed, Fan-Fold


Powered (Auto Cutter)

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), Media compatibility is dependent on the version type (Gloss Ink Edition or Matte Ink Edition) that is selected

Blank Label Detection

Gap, Continuous, Black Mark/Timing Mark

Registration Mark/Black Mark/Timing Mark Size

Minimum 0.51" x 0.16" (13.0 mm x 4.0 mm) (width x height)

Die-Cut Inter-Label Gap

0.08" – 0.24" (2.0 mm – 6.0 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Width (Including Liner)

1.0" (25.4 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Width (Including Liner)

4.4" (112 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Length

0.31" (8 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Length

16" (406.4 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.0033" (0.084mm)

Maximum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.009" (0.229mm)

Display Type

2.7" Full-Color Graphic Display

Connectivity Interface(s)

USB, Ethernet & (Optional) WiFi Dongle

Operating Systems

Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, macOS (Mac OS X), Linux

Barcode Font

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

PDF417, QR Code, Maxi Code, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked, DataMatrix, Aztec Code, MicroPDF417, Micro QR Code

Operating Temperature

5°C – 35°C (41°F – 95°F)

Operating Humidity

20% – 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Temperature

-20°C – 60° C (-4°F – 140°F)

Rated Voltage

AC 100V – 240V

Rated Frequency

50 – 60Hz


One-Year Depot Repair

Alternate Name or Part Number

C31CK03A9981, C31CK03A9991, Epson ColorWorks C4000u, Epson CW-C4000, Epson TM-C4000


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.

7 reviews for Epson ColorWorks C4000 Label Printer

  1. James F

    This was a perfect label printer for me. Allowed the flexibility and versatility that I needed starting up with several different products.

  2. Brian P

    I love my new Epson c4000, shipping was fast !

  3. Joanna H

    This printer is great, and Texas Label Printers are very helpful. This printer is pretty new, so finding information online is limited. I had to call so Texas Label can walk me through the process which wasn’t too bad.

  4. Rich P

    I recently purchased the Epson 4000 to help facilitate our small business needs. I only wish I would’ve done this sooner! The whole team at Texas label Printers has made this transition seamless. Thank you!

  5. Sterling W

    Our company needed a method of printing custom labels in house since our label suppliers have high minimum order quantities and may take up to 4 weeks to finish. Upon research I found the Epson label printers were best suited for our application and started to compare the C3500 vs the C6000. I could not decide between the C3500 with a max resolution of 720 dpi x 360 dpi or the significantly more expensive C6000 with a max resolution of 1200 dpi.

    After looking around I found a Epson announcement on their website introducing the Colorworks C4000 which would turn out to be perfect for us. The build and cost was quite similar to the C3500 but Epson swapped out the low-quality MicroPiezo Inkjet for the Inkjet PrecisionCore TFP found in the C6000 printer.

    I contacted multiple companies of which did not have the printer in stock yet. Texas Label Printers did a great job of keeping me updated on stock and helping me throughout the process.

    After using the printer for a few months it has been nothing but perfect for us. For anyone new to printing labels, Epson posts videos online showing how to use the printer. I would also get familiar with the printer properties on your computer and read through the Technical Reference Guide. There you can set the label size, quality, etc. I then make Print Position Adjustments from the printer menu so I am able to print right up to the edge of the label without bleeding onto the backing. Make sure to purchase extra cartridges of ink as the startup process does use a lot from the supplied cartridges.

    For people completely new to creating labels: Information is quite limited for beginners to find an application to create their labels. I currently use Affinity Publisher to create my labels which provides everything you could need with a plethora of videos online for reference. If you are unfamiliar it may take a bit to learn but will be completely worth it.

    • Texas Label Printers LLC

      Wow! Thank you Sterling for sharing such a detailed review of the Epson ColorWorks C4000! The feedback you provided regarding your experience with this printer will certainly be helpful to others.

      Furthermore, it sounds like you have a better understanding of how to create labels and operate the printer than most, but if you ever need further setup or technical assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our in-house Technical Support Department.

  6. Stephanie W

    This printer is fantastic and Texas Label Printers are so helpful. This printer is pretty new, so finding information online is limited. The folks at TLP are always around to help and have helped me configure print settings.

    Download the Technical manual, it is a lifesaver! Once you adjust the print head alignment and your cutting preferences, you’ll love this printer. Prints are high-quality and color is vibrant. If you use colors from design software, you may need to adjust the color settings on the printer which is pretty easy as well.

    Working with Texas Label Printers was fabulous, I highly recommend them. The one small thing I don’t love about the printer is the cutting. The cuts are accurate, but if you’re cutting a 4″ wide label, there may be a bit of a curve to the cut.

    • Texas Label Printers LLC

      Thank you for the positive feedback about our company and the review of the new Epson C4000! Our Tech Support Department confirmed the slight curve associated with the autocutter is normal. This behavior occurs with the Epson C3500 too due to the type of autocuter that is used in both of these printers. The curve that you are describing only impacts users who print on continuous media (it does not matter for die-cut labels since the cut occurs in the gap between labels). We recommend the Epson C6000A or Epson C6500A for users who primarily print on continuous media and require the autocutter to cut straight.

  7. Michael F

    I am new to the label printing world and really hoping to up my game with the C4000. Our main objective is creating professional looking labeling for grab and go items for our catering company. We are happy with results. There is clarity of print for small font sizes, colors are vibrant, and print speed is quick.

    Setup was intuitive and easy. The biggest learning curve for us will be the need to improve our image files. I will update as we progress.

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