Herma –Test of self-adhesives on Epson ColorWorks lines
GERMANY / JAPAN • Earlier this year Epson has performed tests with the ColorWorks C7500 and C7500G, two water-based inkjet colour label printers. According to the company standard self-adhesive materials from Herma achieve very good print results on these industrial colour label printing systems.
According to the company this combination allows for reliable, fast, and high-quality printing and individualization of blank labels or pre-printed labels off the roll – also for very small runs.
Very good colour print quality with outstanding efficiency: those were the results of tests with standard self-adhesive materials by Herma on the Epson label printers ColorWorks C7500 and C7500G, so the company reports. “Our product Hermawhite (grade 601) was given very good marks […]The label material was able to instantly absorb the water-based ink”, comments Timo Kerilahti from the technical service in Herma’s self-adhesive materials division.
Nikos Vardakastanis, Product Manager Prographics at Epson, adds: “Combined with Herma self-adhesive materials, for instance, users can now print high-quality, individual colour labels, tickets, and price tags as required and in-house. Moreover, they can decide what labels they need at what time and in which quantity.”
Two further Herma paper materials were also tested on the Epson printers ColorWorks C7500 and C7500G: Hermainkprint (grade 137) and Hermainkprint gloss (grade 211). The film Hermainkprint PP (grade 821) also proved suited for use with these industrial colour label printing systems.
According to the company, Hermainkprint PP (grade 821) is seawater-resistant according to BS 5609 (section 2) – the Herma adhesive 63B which is used with it by default is also very resistant, e.g. against various chemicals. Combined with the Epson printers, the Herma self-adhesive materials are therefore qualified for creating a range of high-quality labels, e.g. packaging labels, EU energy labels, or caution labels according to the CLP/GHS directive.
Epsons’s ColorWorks C7500 series features the new PrecisionCore print head. According to the company, its nozzle verification technology and dot substitution helps prevent misprints for consistent printouts. With print speeds of up to 300 mm/second (0.98 ft/sec), labels can be printed in full colour.