Epson ColorWorks C6000A Label Printer

(14 customer reviews)

Price: $2,699.00

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 – EPPCWC6000R1” 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.

By default, a standard one-year limited depot repair warranty is included with the purchase of the Epson ColorWorks C6000 series label printers. Epson’s On-Site Repair Service Warranty replaces the standard one-year limited depot repair warranty and provides on-site service repair (typically within 24 hours) nearly anywhere within the United States and Canada. You must purchase at least a one-year upgrade any time during the first 30 days of the limited warranty period to get on-site repair services for the Epson ColorWorks C6000 series label printers. You may purchase up five years of on-site repair service. Each On-Site Repair Service Warranty can be purchased with the printer or while a previous service plan is still in effect. No renewal of extended service is available after expiration of your fifth-year plan or if your current plan expires.

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The first label printer specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-and-white thermal transfer printers1, the Epson ColorWorks C6000A Inkjet Label Printer delivers on-demand, color labels up to 4″ wide at a comparable price2. Engineered by Epson for mission-critical applications, this reliable color label printer speeds through labels at up to 5.8″ per second3. Featuring up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, the Epson CW-C6000A produces crisp color images for cost and inventory reductions comparable to pre-printed labels. This versatile printer also offers seamless integration with your organization’s existing workflow and is built to accommodate remote printer management — providing compatibility with ZPL II, SAP® and more.

Purchase this printer today and get $500 off your first order of blank labels. We’ll email you a discount code at the time your new printer ships!

Epson C6000A with Auto Cutter

The Epson ColorWorks C6000A comes standard with an 4″ wide built-in auto cutter to create variable-length labels and enable easy job separation. Epson’s ColorWorks C6000/C6500 series also includes the Epson ColorWorks C6000P (Epson CW-C6000P), Epson ColorWorks C6500A (Epson CW-C6500A) and Epson ColorWorks C6500P (Epson CW-C6500P). The CW-C6000A and CW-C6500A include built-in auto cutters, while the CW-C6000P and CW-C6500P include built-in label peelers — making these the first color inkjet label printers to offer peel-and-present4 — ideal for fast, print-and-apply applications.

Note: the main difference between the Epson C6000 series and Epson C6500 series is that the Epson C6000 label printer series support up to 4″ wide label printing (and 8″ outside diameter rolls), whereas the Epson C6500 label printer series support up to 8″ wide label printing (and 6″ outside diameter rolls).

Gloss vs. Matte

The Epson ColorWorks C6000/C6500 Label Printer Series uses highly durable pigment-based inks with both gloss and matte versions available to best suit your specific labeling application. The Gloss Ink Edition (C31CH76A9991) 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 (C31CH76A9981) 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 C6000/C6500 Label Printer Series

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 C6000/C6500 series 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 logos, product pictures, color-coded fields and marketing messages to improve overall brand image and business.

Remote Management Tools

Epson made the Epson ColorWorks C6000A Label Printer for large-scale enterprise environments. To support these high-volume scenarios, a wide range of remote management tools are available. These tools allow IT and support teams to remotely monitor the status of large fleets of printers, generate email alerts for items needing attention, remotely deploy firmware updates, set up complex network environments, and view or modify settings from any computer browser or Android™ or Apple® powered smartphone.

General-Purpose I/O Port

Designed for mission-critical production, Epson CW-C6000A label printer comes equipped with a general-purpose I/O (GPIO) port. This gives automation developers all the control they need to seamlessly integrate the printer into their automated workflow. The GPIO port provides all the necessary information on supply levels, status, faults and readiness. Inputs enable users to pause, clean and print.

Key Features

  • The first label printer specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-and-white thermal transfer printers1 — with similar media handling capabilities, speed, features and connectivity options, all at a comparable price point
  • Versatile Ink Types — both gloss and matte versions available to best suit labeling applications
  • Reliable — engineered by Epson for demanding applications
  • Support — backed by Epson’s industry-leading service and support
  • Enhanced productivity — eliminate the need to pre-print; speeds up to 5.8″ per second3; fast time to first label
  • Durable, high-quality color labels — both gloss and matte versions meet BS5609 certification5
  • Astounding image quality — up to 1200 dpi resolution with various droplet sizes; crisp images comparable to pre-printed labels
  • Seamless integration — compatible with ZPL II, major middleware, SAP, Windows®, Mac® and Linux
  • Remote printer management — for managing large fleets over the network
  • Auto cutter included — ideal for fast, on-demand applications
  • Applicator I/O control port for truly automated workflow — supports I/O commands and can be integrated into nearly any workflow
  • Low cost — comparable to existing thermal transfer printers2
ColorWorks C6000 Series: On-Demand Color Label Printers | Take the Tour

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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ColorWorks Label Printers | CW-C6000 Series Unboxing and Setting Up

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 The CW-C6000/C6500 family is the first to bring to market the combination of features of direct ZPL II printing, peel-and-present, remote printer management, companion four- and eight-inch models, applicator I/O interface, broad middleware support, and comparable price points.
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 Printing in Max Speed Mode, 300 x 600 dpi, 2.2″ (56 mm) print width.
4 Compared to color inkjet label printers available in the U.S. and Canada as of July 2019.
5 Epson ColorWorks CW-C6000/C6500 inkjet label printers with Epson’s 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 29 feet per minute (8.84 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) 80 mL CMYK Pigment Ink Cartridges (0.3200 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

3" (76.2 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Roll Size (Outside Diameter)

8.0" (203.2 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Roll Length (Linear)

~500 feet (~152.4 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 0.72" x 0.16" (18 mm x 4 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

24" (609.6 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.005" (0.13 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.009" (0.236 mm)

Display Type

2.7" Full-Color Graphic Display

Connectivity Interface(s)

USB, Ethernet & GPIO (for external device control)

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

C31CH76A9991, C31CH76A9981, C31CH76101, Epson TM-C6000A


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.

14 reviews for Epson ColorWorks C6000A Label Printer

  1. Emilio S

    This product has exceeded my expectations like 10x over!!! Super clean quality, in matches speed. Definitely the best bang for your buck. 10 out of 10 for me.

  2. Brian B

    Epson C6000A works great. Easy to use. KC at tech support got me trained up in no time flat when I had a question.

  3. Kyle B

    I’ve had nothing but positive experiences working with Texas Label Printers. From day one they’ve provided wonderful, attentive customer service and expert advice. When I first started researching label printers for my business they sent label samples printed from my top printer choices, they provided ink cost breakdowns, and they sent examples of different label materials and styles. Later, when Epson was taking ages processing my printer rebate, I contacted Texas Label Printers, explained the situation, and they jumped in and worked with the manufacturer to get the rebate process back on track (a serial number got mixed up on their end). Even now, almost a year after the purchase, they respond to inquiries very quickly. Stewart and Lindi are fantastic. They are clearly committed to providing quality service through the life of the product, and as a customer and business owner, I value that immensely. Also, the printer (Epson C6000) works great. Zero complaints.

  4. NaTosha W

    I couldn’t ask for a better printer for my small label printing company. It performs well and gives me nice, clean labels. Would highly recommend.

  5. Thomas R

    If you are in the market for a label printer I highly recommend Texas Label Printers. From sales to technical support you get the very best of both worlds. I was in a time crunch to get a printer and labels for a big job and George made it happen, from sales to samples, to shipping custom labels he pulled every string possible to get everything on time.
    After receiving everything, I needed some help getting everything up and running and Stewart did an excellent job thru Team Viewer showing me everything I needed to know directly on my screen which was so much more helpful than just trying to explain things.
    Ken was also very helpful walking me thru an issue which was due to my mistake but thru that session I learned a lot about the actual mechanics of the printer and how to resolve any future issues.
    The whole Team at Texas Label Printers are very knowledgable, professional, and just a First Class Unit. So if you are on the fence as to what printer to buy and where to buy it from, don’t hesitate give TLP a call, you will be glad you did.
    I purchased the EPSON Color Works C6000Au and the quality is excellent, and the ink seems to last forever and that’s a HUGE plus!
    Thank You TLP!!

  6. Macy V

    We’ve been using the Colorworks 6000A for about a year in for our small business and couldn’t be happier! We love the machine, but what makes it so great is the support we get from Texas Label Printers. We aren’t techy, and being able to quickly connect with support to walk us through step by step has been amazing. We had spent endless hours trying to troubleshoot on other printers from other suppliers and lost so much production time during our busiest months. Texas Label Printers has been a lifesaver! If you’re entertaining any label printer we highly recommend purchasing from TLP!

  7. Gus D

    The printer is fantastic everthing I needed.
    The service excells the printer…
    All were great.
    Moses in Tech support— was perfect.

  8. Peter M

    Bought our 1st label print Epson Colorworks 6000 with greatest customer service and recommendation from both Kenneth and Alan. This two gentleman provided me with an in-depth education and work on recommendation to help me pick the best and versatile printer for a start up small business without breaking the my bank. They surely didn’t up sell me to put extra money into their bank like what other salesman do.So appreciative to their great customer service. To add value to after service they provided me with one of their best service technicians Moses to train me on the entire process of using this dynamic machine and it’s multi purpose option to make our label printing easier and off set out sourcing our label printing and save huge money and cutting this cost and give our customers the best product and pricing.

  9. Ryan C

    I previously owned a Primera which was an okay printer for my application. Since switching to the Epson, I’ve loved it and it’s producing the type of labels I’ve been looking for.

  10. Lauren K

    Kenneth was very adamant about helping me solve my label issue. We both weren’t sure what the problem was at first but he was very Dedicated to figuring it out. Very polite and patient.

  11. Peter H

    Sales/basic questions were answered timely, pricing is excellent. CW 6000A shipped and arrived quickly. Stewart – support mgr -helped us dial in the margins on a weird-sized label. He also had answers to all of our many questions about how to run and adjust the printer. Excellent sales and support experience.

    The 6000A is a pretty amazing printer for the price. Performance and quality were as expected. Price/quality and TexasLabelPrinter’s huge selection of stock label sizes makes this solution a good print setup for businesses needing 100’s or 1000’s at a time of prime labels on-demand.

  12. Bill O

    Now that we’ve had the Epson6000 for a while I would like to drop you a line on our experience.

    First, your service department is excellent. When we received the printer we could not get it to load or print properly. After calling Epson and talking to their rep for an hour he told us the printer was DOA and to send it back. We next called you to send it back and you put us in tough with your service department. The tech walked us through the setup and operation of the printer. He had us download new drivers and setup and operating programs. The printer works great! Epson needs to have you train their tech guys!

    We love the printer. It does a great job on our wine bottle labels. Being a small winery we didn’t want to have to order thousands of labels from a big company only to late throw out the extra ones that we couldn’t use. We only bottle 300 or less bottles at a time and printing the correct amount of quality labels keeps our cost low.

    We ordered more ink and have since replaced the original ink. The turn around time on the ink delivery was fast.

    Thank you for great service and great products. If we have any other issues with the printer we will call the ones who know the product, your company!

  13. Lawrence S

    I purchased this printer a little over a month ago and have been using it with no hiccups regularly. On occasion I’ve had to call in for tech support to get some adjustments dialed in. It really nice to do business with a company with such an awesome support team Stewart did an excellent job, was patient and super helpful. I would strongly recommend this printer and company!

  14. Jason L

    We purchased this printer for use that replaced printing on Avery labels and then manually cutting to size. The print quality is pretty good (although Epson could really invest in the UI to set DPI settings). Regardless of Epson in this review, Texas Label Printers has been excellent to work with. I would not hesitate to work with them again when spending this much money on equipment.

    • Texas Label Printers LLC

      Thank you for the positive review. Regarding the UI, the highest quality option (1200 x 1200 DPI) can only be changed in the print driver (not on the LCD display). You must select “Max Quality” in the print driver to print in 1200 x 1200 DPI. Epson will hopefully resolve or simplify this with future firmware or driver updates because the options on the LCD display settings can be somewhat confusing because the LCD display currently only shows a resolution option up to 600 DPI (whereas the driver can allow for up to 1200 DPI printing).

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