Epson ColorWorks C831 Label Printer

(2 customer reviews)

Price: $1,579.00

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SKU: C11CC68122 Category: GTIN: 814420980060 Brand:


End-of-Life (EOL) Notice

Epson announced the End-of-Life (EOL) for the Epson ColorWorks C831 Label Printer effective June 15th, 2020. The Epson ColorWorks C6500A is the recommended replacement for the Epson ColorWorks C831. The Epson ColorWorks C6500A prints up to 8.34″ wide, has faster speeds, has higher print quality and is made to handle more total labels than the earlier C831, without the need for pin-fed media. Compatible with ZPL II, SAP®, major middleware drivers and more, and built to accommodate remote printer management. Please note that the Epson C6500A is not pin-fed and so existing C831 media is not compatible.

Epson’s ColorWorks C831 industrial inkjet label printer with tractor feeder is designed to handle the rigors of large-volume printing with fast print speeds, affordable high-capacity ink cartridges and exceptional reliability.

Key Features

  • Ideal for GHS large format drum & chemical labeling
  • Industrial-strength MicroPiezo® inkjet printer with 8-pin tractor feeder
  • First inkjet solution that has been BS5609 certified1
  • Printable area up to 8.0″ x 22″
  • Low total cost of ownership versus color laser printers
  • Fast print speeds of up to 16.5 pages per minute2

Another Technology “First” from Epson

Epson’s ColorWorks C831 Inkjet Label Printer is ideal for industrial applications such as large format drum and chemical GHS labels. The Epson C831 is the first inkjet solution to be BS5609 certified1 and combines all the benefits of a rugged color inkjet printer with the accuracy of an 8-pin tractor feeder. It features print speeds up 16.5 pages per minute2, printable areas up to 8″ x 22″, precise label feeding to reduce jamming and high-density barcode printing, all at a lower cost of ownership (TCO) than color thermal transfer or color laser printers.

Superior Ink Quality & Durability

Unlike dye-based inks, Epson’s world-renowned durable pigment-based inks firmly bind to media fibers, delivering outstanding stability and resistance to chemicals, water, fading and smudges. The Epson ColorWorks C831 is certified to print on BS56091 approved labels in addition to a wide variety of continuous paper and labels.

Exceptional Reliability

Designed for commercial and industrial environments, the Epson ColorWorks C831 is built to last. It is dust- and water-resistant, can withstand weights up to 44 pounds on its top and is virtually maintenance free. The print head is designed to be permanent, improving reliability and avoiding the need for frequent head replacement.

Easy to Use & Maintain

The Epson ColorWorks C831 features easy access to all functions including ink replacement, auto paper loading, an intuitive control panel and more. With its automatic paper release, paper jams are handled quickly. All of these features add up to increased productivity and reduced downtime to keep your business running smoothly.

Backed by Epson

The Epson ColorWorks C831 Wide Color Label Printer delivers the quality and reliability that Epson printers are known for and is backed by Epson’s industry-leading service and support programs.

What’s in the Box

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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’s ColorWorks C831 inkjet printer with Epson’s DURABrite® pigment inks used in combination with Neenah Kimdura Poly media has been BS5609 certified.
2 Print speed is based on printing the suite of ISO/IEC 24734 text and graphic images on 8.5″ x 11″ size pages. Speed of up to 16.5 pages per minute is based on draft mode. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity.


Inkjet or Toner-Based


Print Technology

Epson® MicroPiezo® (Non-Thermal) Inkjet Technology



Print Speed

Up to 16.5 pages per minute

Print Resolution

720 x 720 dpi (720 dpi)

Maximum Print Width

8.0" (203.2 mm)

Print Engine

Epson MicroPiezo®


Epson® MicroPiezo® Printhead

Ink Type

Pigment Ink

Ink Formula

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

Ink Cartridges

(4) CMYK Pigment Ink Cartridges – Individual Black (97.8 mL), Individual Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (32.5 mL each) (0.1953 L Total)


Yes (requires BS5609-certified blank label material)

Prints Full-Bleed


Prints White


Feed Type




Core Diameter


Maximum Blank Label Roll Size (Outside Diameter)


Maximum Blank Label Roll Length (Linear)


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

N/A (Uses 8-Pin Tractor Feeder)

Registration Mark/Black Mark/Timing Mark Size


Die-Cut Inter-Label Gap


Minimum Blank Label Width (Including Liner)

3.0" (76.2 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Width (Including Liner)

9.5" (241.3 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Length

0.5" (12.7 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Length

22" (558.8 mm)

Minimum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.0025" (0.065 mm)

Maximum Blank Label Thickness (Including Liner)

0.0075” (0.19 mm)

Display Type


Connectivity Interface(s)

USB, Ethernet & Bi-Directional Parallel (IEEE-1284 ECP mode supported)

Operating Systems

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

Barcode Font

Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, POSTNET, QR Code

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 110V – 240V

Rated Frequency

50 – 60Hz


One-Year Depot Repair

Alternate Name or Part Number

C11CC68122, Epson GP-C831


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.

2 reviews for Epson ColorWorks C831 Label Printer

  1. Arjun S

    Great bs5609 drum label printer

  2. Susan A

    We currently own two of these Epson printers and use them at different locations to print our own large GHS drum labels directly from our warehouses

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