Epson CW-C6500P Product Review - Color Label Printer Peel and Present

If you're looking for a color label printer for printing wide format labels without purchasing an additional applicator this is the printer for you.

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Review Summary

Product Name:

Epson CW-C6500P

Product Type:

Inkjet Label Printer


This unique color label printer peels-and-presents the labels for manual application. The label sensor holds off the print job until the label is removed. This allows the labels to be taken as soon as they are printed.


The Epson CW-C6500P is one of four of Epson's newest printers of 2020. One of Epson's first printers to offer the peel-and-present capability which helps speed up manual applications for your businesses on-demand labels. The built in label senor holds off printing until the label is removed. This eliminates the needs for a loose loop and allows for individual labels to be used as soon as they are printed.

About the Epson CW-C6500P

The Epson CW-C6500P label printer is the peel and present version of the CW-C6500A (using PrecisionCore TFP printhead technology) which uses four individual ink cartridges (CMYK) to print full color labels. The CW-C6500P prints at 1200 x 1200 resolution and can produce vibrant colors and smooth gradations for your label designs. The CW-C6500P is compatible with label rolls sizes up to 8 inches in OD with a 3 inch core.

The ZPL II capabilities allow you to reprogramming your existing setup. ESC/Label command extensions can be added on your system. Print color-coded fields, product pictures, logo and marketing messages to improve you business and brand image.

Epson CW-6500P Peel and Present

Why Buy the Epson CW-C6500P Label Printer?

The Epson CW-C6500P label printer is great for printing inkjet labels with fast-drying durable color inks. This is ideal for businesses that have to print label without committing to large setup costs with pre-printed labels from third-party printing companies.

With the ability to print smudge-free color labels on demand the CW-C6500P is great for producing labels right off the printer. The peel-and-present feature is great for manual application and the sensor detects when the label is removed. This feature is great for a fully automated label application system.

  • Peel-and-present -- The built in peel-and-present feature speeds up the manual application of on-demands labels as well works with a fully automated label application solution. The built in sensor ensures the next print job to start as soon as the label is taken.
  • Remote Management Tools -- The CW-C6500P was designed for large-scale enterprise environments. A wide range of remote management tools are available for allow IT and support teams remotely monitor the status of large printers and create email alerts for printers needing attention. 
  • General-purpose I/O Port -- all CW-C6000 printers come equipped with a general-purpose I/O port. This gives automation developers full control to integrate the printer into their automated workflow.

With its maximum print resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi, the Epson CW-C6500P fits in any existing printer network. The ZPL II capabilities allow you to use it without reprogramming your existing systems.

Costs of Maintaining a CW-C6500P

With any color label printer, the on going cost will consist of labels rolls and ink cartridges along with a maintenance box that collects wasted ink.The CW-C6500A uses individual cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink cartridges to optimize ink usage and maintain ink prices lower than single cartridge systems.

The CW-C6500A, like all Epson ColorWorks label printers, has an extremely low ink cost per label and there is no print head replacement price.

Benefits of Integrating an CW-C6500P Label Printer For Your Business Environment

The CW-C6500P color label printer provides numerous advantages including:

  • Seamless integration -- compatible with ZPL II, major middle-ware, SAP, Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Remote printer management -- for managing large fleets over the network
  • Applicator I/O control port for truly automated workflow- supports I/O commands and can be intergrated into nearly any workflow
  • Low costs -- comparable to existing thermal transfer printers
  • Durable, high-quality labels -- meets BS 5609 certification


The Epson CW-6500P is well suited for enterprise operations looking to scale their printing setup. It is also great for use cases where labels need to be applied immediately after they are printed, either manually or automatically. The peel-and-present is the first of it's kind on the market and is great for many uses for small businesses.


The Good Stuff:
  • Peel-and-present eliminates the needs to purchase an applicator
  • Great for large-scale enterprise environments.
  • General-purpose I/O Port
  • 4-cartridge system ink saving design
The Bad Stuff:
  • None so far