Because the Epson C6500Au is an inkjet printer, it requires inkjet specific labels. This is due to inkjet labels being designed with a special coating that allows the ink to be fully absorbed into the substrate.
A wide variety of media options are available for use. These include:
- Plain paper
- Matte paper
- Textured paper
- Glossy paper
- Glossy film
- High glossy paper
When combined with pigment ink, synthetic materials are best suited for durable label applications. These include options like polypropylene, polyester, film, and more. Durable labels are capable of surviving extreme temperature changes, contact with chemicals and moisture, and exposure to sunlight as well as scratching and tearing.
As mentioned, both gloss and matte inkjet models are available. Using these coatings allows for additional customization and enhances the finished look of the label. While matte coatings provide a satiny, muted look and feel, gloss coatings provide a reflective, shiny appearance for many versatile applications.
The C6500Au supports both roll and fanfold media. Roll labels must be on a 3” core inner diameter (ID) and a 6” outer diameter (OD). Sensor marks such as gap sensor and black timing marks can be used with both media types. This model does come with a cutter feature but die-cut, continuous, and perforated labels can be used.