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Why Print Speed Matters When Printing: Afinia L701 vs. Epson CW-C6500

Why Print Speed Matters When Printing: Afinia L701 vs. Epson CW-C6500

Posted by BK on 2nd Mar 2022

When you are printing a large job, time is of the essence. The faster your printer can print, the sooner you can get your items labeled and out the door. If you're comparing the Afinia L701 and the Epson CW-C6500 8-inch label printers, you'll want to know which one is the faster printer.

Before sharing the numbers with you, it's important to note that the Afinia L701 and Epson CW-C6500 use different ink types and printing technologies. The L701 uses dye inks and Memjet technology while the C6500 uses pigment inks and Epson Serial Inkjet PrecisionCore TFP technology. The dye inks are more vibrant than the pigment inks, and the two printing technologies offer different print resolutions and print speeds.

  • Print resolution: The Afinia wins here with 1600 dpi versus just 1200 dpi for the Epson.
  • Print speed: The Afinia wins again in both draft mode and high quality mode. At the highest print resolutions using an 8-inch-wide label, the Afinia L701 prints 6 inches per second (ips) whereas the Epson CW-C6500 prints at just 0.20 ips.

The Importance of Print Speed

In a fast-paced business environment, time is money. It's doubtful you have time to waste waiting for labels to print a zero point two inches per second. Sure, you could reduce the print resolution to get a faster print speed from the Epson, but then you would sacrifice print quality.

Advantages of a fast color label printer:

  • Get the job done quickly so you can move on to other tasks
  • Print large jobs without tying up your printer for hours
  • Avoid frustration and wasted time
  • In short, print speed matters because it saves you time. And when you're running a business, time is everything. The bottom line is that if you need a fast printer, the Epson CW-C6500 is not the printer for you. The Afinia L701 is a much faster printer, and it offers higher print resolutions too. If you need to print high-quality labels quickly, the Afinia L701 should be your go-to printer.

    Still not convinced? Check out the video below to see the Afinia L701 and Epson CW-C6500 print the same 8-inch label side-by-side using their highest print settings. You'll see the L701 leave the C6500 in the dust!

    Get Free Label Samples

    Remember, the print quality is better on the Afinia L701 due to the higher print resolution, and it prints nearly 30 times faster than the Epson CW-C6500! Request free sample labels to see the print quality differences for yourself. We'll use your design file and print labels on both of these printers and then mail them to you so that you can see the print quality and ink differences side-by-side.

    Request your free sample labels today.