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Epson TM-C3500 Label Printer

Epson TM-C3500 Label Printer

Durable prints : Long-lasting pigment ink
Fast print speeds : Print labels at up to 103mm/sec
Matte, glossy and more : Print on a wide variety of media
Easy operation : LCD screen for ink and printer status
Cost saving : Individual ink cartridges

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Epson TM-C3500 Label Printer
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Print your own labels

The Epson C3500 colour label printer allows you to easily customise and print your own colour labels. Whether it's printing packaging labels with colourful logos and pictures or tickets and ID cards with important barcodes and product information, this printer ensures you can print it all from one machine. It also helps you conform with GHS international chemical labelling guidelines, as labels can be printed on-demand without using pre-printed templates.

High-quality and durable

Thanks to the individual pigment ink cartridges of the Epson C3500 label printer , you can create fast-drying, highly detailed labels that are smudge, water and fade resistant. Not only will your labels look great, but the pigment ink's long-lasting, durable qualities make it perfect for a wide variety of environments.

Easy-to-use 4-colour label printer

With the Epson C3500 Colour Label Printer you can easily print on a wide selection of materials, including matte and glossy coated paper and filmic labels. This means you can create exactly the type of labels you need. The LCD screen displays ink levels and printer status information, while front operation and easy setup software means you can operate the printer without specialist training.

Saving you money

Thanks to individual pigment ink cartridges, the TM-C3500 label printer is ideal for cutting printing costs with its low cost-per-label, as you only need to replace the colour used.

 

Standard Features
• Compact, robust design for commercial use
• High print speed of up to 103mm per second
• High-quality, four-color inkjet printing (CMYK)
• Individual ink cartridges for efficient use of ink
• Supports all major label applications
• Meets BS5609 certification2
• USB and Ethernet interfaces

Technology

Printing Method Epson Micro Piezo™ Serial inkjet printer
Nozzle Configuration 360 Nozzles per colour
Colours Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
Ink Technology DURABrite™ Ultra
Category Desktop colour label printer

Print

Printing Speed Max. 103 mm/sec at 360 x 360 dpi (printing width 56 mm)
Printing Resolution Max. 720 x 360 dpi
Printing Width max. 104 mm

Supported Media

Formats Roll (4" external diameter), Fanfold media
Width Min 30 mm, Max 112 mm
Type Continuous label, Continuous paper, Die-cut label, Black mark paper, Black mark label

General

Interfaces Ethernet interface (100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T), USB 2.0 Type A
Autocutter Yes included
Power Supply External
Supply voltage 100 ~ 240 V, 50 ~ 60 Hz
Power consumption standby: Appx. 3 W, Printing: Appx. 30 W
Reliability MCBF: 9.800.000  passes , MTBF: 88.000  Hours 
Temperature / humidity Printing: 10~35 °C ( 20~80 % RH), Storage: -20~60 °C ( 5~85 % RH)
Product dimensions 310‎ x 283 x 261 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Product weight 12 kg

What's in the box

What's in the box AC Adaptor, Driver and utilities (CD), Individual Ink Cartridges, Main unit, Maintenance box, Roll paper, User manual

Ink CartridgeS

Type

See page yield here

Product

Content

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SJIC22P(C): Ink cartridge for TM-C3500 (Cyan)
C33S020602
32,5 ml
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SJIC22P(C): Ink cartridge for TM-C3500 (Black)
C33S020601
32,6 ml
m
SJIC22P(M): Ink cartridge for TM-C3500 (Magenta)
C33S020603
32,5 ml
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SJIC22P(Y): Ink cartridge for TM-C3500 (Yellow)
C33S020604
32,5 ml
  SJMB3500: Maintenance Box for TM-C3500 (MOQ=6)
C33S020580
 

Media

Type

Product

Premium Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 51mm x 35m
C33S045417
Premium Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 76mm x 35m
C33S045418
Premium Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 102mm x 35m
C33S045419
Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 76mm x 43m
1516052
Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 105mm x 43m
1516054
Premium Matte Ticket - Roll: 80mm x 50m
C33S045389
Premium Matte Ticket - Roll: 102mm x 50m
C33S045390
Premium Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 51mm, 650 labels
C33S045531
Premium Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 76mm, 440 labels
C33S045532
Premium Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 152mm, 225 labels
C33S045533
Premium Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 76mm x 51mm, 650 labels
C33S045534
Premium Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 76mm x 127mm, 265 labels
C33S045535
High Gloss Label - Continuous Roll: 102mm x 33m
C33S045538
High Gloss Label - Continuous Roll: 76mm x 33m
C33S045537
High Gloss Label - Continuous Roll: 51mm x 33m
C33S045536
High Gloss Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 51mm, 610 labels
C33S045539
High Gloss Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 76mm, 415 labels
C33S045540
High Gloss Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 152mm, 210 labels
C33S045541
High Gloss Label - Die-cut Roll: 76mm x 51mm, 610 labels
C33S045542
High Gloss Label - Die-cut Roll: 76mm x 127mm, 250 labels
C33S045543
PE Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 51mm x 29m
C33S045544
PE Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 76mm x 29m
C33S045545
PE Matte Label - Continuous Roll: 102mm x 29m
C33S045546
PE Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 51mm, 535 labels
C33S045547
PE Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 76mm, 365 labels
C33S045548
PE Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 102mm x 152mm, 185 labels
C33S045549
PE Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 76mm x 51mm, 535 labels
C33S045550
PE Matte Label - Die-cut Roll: 76mm x 127mm, 220 labels
C33S045551

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Ultimate Epson TM-C3500 Printer Test

By: Camille Meehan - 2/11/2016

In this ultimate Epson TM-C3500 printing quality test we performed five tests; control, submerged, splashed, frozen, and outdoors. Our first scan of the labels was at 1 hour, the second at one week, the third at 1 year.

Summary

Before showing the images of our results here is a quick summary. When labels are printed on media designed specifically for the Epson TM-C3500 the ink does not bleed or smudge. UV light exposure after 1 year causes some light fading. The label that maintained its original quality the best after one year's time was the label in the freezer due to very low UV exposure. Paper labels scrape off with a fingernail when submerged for long periods but do not bleed. Periodically splashed labels maintain excellent quality. In all cases media that suits the application should be chosen.

Note: Our test labels are 4"x6". We scanned them at a much higher resolution to allow you to see closeups of the printing quality. Enjoy and call us if you have any questions. 1.800.903.6571

Control Label

This was supposed to be the control but it was exposed to more sunlight than the other labels and after one year was slightly faded. We did have one label stored in the dark between books and it was perfect after one year but we don’t have a before/after shot for that label. The one below is the label that was exposed to an open/blind-covered window for a year.

Epson TM-C3500 Control Label Test

Submerged Label

We submerged a printed label in a plastic tote. Here are the results.

Epson TM-C3500 Submerged Label Test

Splashed Label

We splashed and dipped a label in the water of the plastic tote. We also sprayed it with a spray bottle. Here are the results.

Epson TM-C3500 Splashed Label Tests

Frozen Label

This label was stored in the POSGuys.com break room freezer. Make sure to get freezer adhesive. The printing was not affected but our general adhesive was not as tacky as you would need for food labeling processes. For example when I first stuck a label on an already frozen box it was ready to peel off with little effort. It did better when you stuck the label on a room temperature product and then placed it in the freezer. The lack of UV light exposure resulted in the best color steadfastness of all of the test labels. Results below.

Epson TM-C3500 Freezer Label Test

Outdoor Label

We stored the bottle behind our offices where cars drive by every day. We are based out of Bellingham, WA so there is a fair amount of rain with a period of low precipitation for about three months June - August. Unfortunately the label we were scanning for this test was lost a few weeks before the year was up. We have a photo of the bottle we used to test the adhesive strength but unfortunately no high resolution scan. The label was heavily worn but there was minimal color fading where paper media was intact.

Epson TM-C3500 Outdoor Label Test

Approved Media vs. Non-approved Media

We also did some testing of the TM-C3500 on non-approved generic media. (Who doesn’t want to save a buck?) We learned that the media does make a big different. Quality was inferior on the non-approved labels with lighter blacks, softer edges, and less saturated color. See the results below.

TM-C3500 Label Media Comparison

Printing Cost

How does the TM-C3500 ink cost compare to other printers on the market? A study by TUV Rheinland compared the ink costs of the TM-C3500, Primera LX900e, and VIP Color VP495 and found that per print it was lower. Check out the test details here.

Epson TM-C3500 Ink Cost Per Print

Printing Quality and Resolution

The TM-C3500 printer is 360dpi x 360dpi for Speed Mode and 720 dpi x 360 dpi for Quality Mode. Note that all of the images you see in this post were printed on Quality Mode.

Epson TM-C3500 Printing Quality

TM-C3500 Label Example

Conclusion

The Epson TM-C3500 is an excellent label printer that is well suited for operations that need a print on demand label or who print small batches of custom labels as new products come out. (pharmacy, food, freezer, chemical labeling and more) The quality of printing is fair as it is a high resolution printer but it does not print ultra-realistic photographic images. We printed photos to show you what that looks like, it is not offset label quality but it IS high quality. The printer is priced fantastic for what it can do and the media has come down in price since the earlier Epson TM-C3400. If you are looking for extremely durable, affordable, fast, no bleed, color labeling this is the printer for you.