If you’re anything like me, the thought of installing and using a software program fills you with dread. 

I’ll admit, I’m not a tech savvy person. And being the owner of an Epson Colorworks printer, I knew I’d have to find a label software since Epson doesn’t come with its own.

So I scoured the internet for one that’s easy to use and comes with an abundance of (much needed) support.  Enter in: TEKLYNX.

TEKLYNX is a leader in barcode label software. They offer solutions aimed at integrating easily with printers to assist with creating color labels. This is especially true for Epson ColorWorks printers.

And with customers in over 120 countries and installations in more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies, I think they know what they’re doing.

If you’re looking for a label design software to pair with your Epson ColorWorks printer, TEKLYNX might be the solution for you.


First, let’s talk about the company. TEKLYNX is a leader in barcode label software solutions through the use of integrated software. 

Because the specific needs for every company are different, their mission is to help each individual customer run their supply chain at peak performance. 

Like they state on their website, “Not all companies’ labeling requirements are the same.”

TEKLYNX software is designed to make barcode labeling operations:

  • Efficient
  • Accurate
  • Secure
  • Compliant

These are the same reasons customers buy inkjet printers like Epson for easy in-house and on-demand labeling.

So now that you know a little bit about who TEKLYNX is, what makes them the right choice over other competitors?

Why Choose TEKLYNX Over Other Software Companies

“What makes this product better than others?” 

This is always an important question to ask when looking into any purchase. Are there better features one company offers versus another? What resources are available to me? What are others saying about this product?

I decided to compare TEKLYNX software to another competitor, BarTender. There were some similarities between the two.

Both programs are set in a similar setup to a Microsoft Word document. There’s a single side toolbar with options to add text, images, and barcodes as well as shapes, borders, and lines to customize labels of any kind.

Both programs also allow for images to be imported instead of using images native to the software program. 

Here’s what BarTender looks like:

There’s a slight difference with TEKLYNX, which offers a color bar at the bottom of the screen to further customize different features. 

Here’s what the TEKLYNX program CODESOFT looks like:

So if these two programs look and operate almost identically, what makes TEKLYNX the option to choose?

Let’s look at some of the features that make TEKLYNX stand out among others.

Customer Support is Above the Rest

TEKLYNX says their customer support is the biggest difference between them and other competitors. Their phone support claims you’ll speak to a person, not a computer, anytime during operating hours (Monday through Friday 8am-5pm U.S. CT). 

So I wanted to test it out. Here’s my experience: 

I called the phone number on their webpage and was indeed greeted by a person. I gave my contact information (name, company, email address) for follow ups before getting to the root of my issue. 

I said I needed help adding a barcode in my CODESOFT free trial program. I was put on hold for less than 1 minute before I was speaking to a technician, Dominic, who politely greeted me by name and verified my reason for calling.

While Dominic wasn’t able to dial into my computer, he verbally walked me through a general rundown of adding a barcode:

  • Clicking the barcode image on the ribbon on the left side of the label
  • Selecting a fixed or variable barcode
  • Explaining the different properties for the barcode
  • Helping me select the appropriate symbology for the label design 

I chose a QR code and asked how to add a URL to link back to a website. Dominic explained all I had to do was copy and paste the URL into the data window provided. It was that easy. When I held up my iPhone to the screen, the link connected me directly to the website I added.

After my call ended, I received an email detailing my interaction with customer support, along with a link to FAQs and a feedback survey. 

Overall, I had a very positive experience, which doesn’t always happen when talking to customer support. Dominic was patient, personable, and helpful answering my questions. 

If you need more reassurance, TEKLYNX customer testimonials page amplifies how they’re willing to help. 

Resources Galore

Having someone talk you through a computer issue is great. But TEKLYNX has more than just tech support as an option.

Personally, I’m a visual learner. So having a video walk me through the process of creating a label or generating a barcode can be a massive help. 

TEKLYNX website offers an abundance of learning options through multiple resource platforms, including:

  • How-To Videos
  • Product Training Webinars
  • Educational Webinars
  • Case Studies
  • Infographics
  • Blogs

All of these can be accessed in addition to a 30-Day Free Trial of their software. Who doesn’t love the opportunity to test drive a product before committing to a purchase?

Work Directly with Printer Manufacturers

How do you find the right software that pairs perfectly with your printer? Easy, go with a company that works directly with the manufacturer!

That’s what TEKLYNX did when they partnered with Epson

Because their development teams work so closely with Epson, TEKLYNX has been able to develop high-quality printer drivers for maximum performance. 

TEKLYNX drivers and software support many of the Epson ColorWorks models, including:

If you’re interested in learning more about printers that might be a good fit for your business, check out our printer review page for more information.

Let’s Talk About CODESOFT

Having a growing business and not knowing what software best fits your needs can be frustrating. 

However, TEXLYNX offers several softwares for users to choose from. The differences between them depend on the level of labeling complexity you require.

These include:

Of the 3 software programs mentioned above, TEKLYNX recommends CODESOFT as the best choice to pair with Epson ColorWorks printers.

Let’s take a detailed look at why this is the best program for you and your business.

Excels in Complex Environments

CODESOFT is designed for businesses with advanced labeling needs. 

These can look like having more detailed label designs or complex integration needs, multiple production lines, or having 3rd party suppliers print your labels.

One main feature of CODESOFT is its ability to aid with labels required to follow regulatory compliance. These are often reasons customers look to buy an Epson inkjet printer. 

Some of these label applications include:

  • GHS & hazardous communication for chemical labels
  • Unique Device Identification (UDI) for medical device labels
  • Cannabis labeling
  • Food & beverage safety labeling

Travis Wayne, product manager at TEKLYNX Americas, Inc. discusses why the combination of CODESOFT and Epson benefits the labeling needs of customers.

“The power of CODESOFT label design software, combined with Epson ColorWorks label printers, is making it easier than ever to create dynamic, on-demand color labels – creating even more control and efficiencies for our customers.”

Seamless Integration

So what if you’re looking to improve your labeling process and need a software that can accommodate what you already have? 

CODESOFT has that covered. 

Businesses that rely heavily on detailed, colored graphics for product or hazard labels need images to look exactly how they’re created. 

However, sometimes using a new software can warp the design when importing images.

CODESOFT seamlessly integrates to avoid issues like this, allowing users to design with their favorite label program without diminishing the quality of images when importing them.

You can also integrate this barcode label software with existing business systems, including enterprise resource systems (ERP), warehouse management systems (WMS), and more. 

And as your business grows, CODESOFT can be combined with other TEKLYNX softwares (such as SENTINEL print automation and LABEL ARCHIVE label traceability) as solutions for new and changing needs.

CODESOFT Enterprise vs Pro

CODESOFT label design software comes in 2 editions: Enterprise and Pro. While both come with many similar key features, there are reasons to choose one over the other. 

If you’re just starting out, Pro can be a great fit to meet your immediate labeling needs. Pro is more limited in licensing as it’s only available as a single user, no more than 3 thermal printers and the default Windows printer. 

If you’re growing your business, you’ll want to go with Enterprise. Enterprise comes with unlimited printer support and is available for several different users: single, multi (Network), or Runtime (print only).

Below is a list of key features each program has:

Key Features Enterprise Pro
Graphics & native barcode Χ  Χ
TCP/IP printing Χ Χ
Printer code converter Χ Χ
Label password protection Χ
Add variable offset to a date Χ Χ
Tagged Text Management Χ
GridField Χ

Still unsure which is the best fit for your business? Contact TEKLYNX!

Looking For Help With Your Epson ColorWorks Printer?

If you’re looking for a software that will easily integrate with your Epson ColorWorks printer to design and produce color labels, TEKLYNX can provide you with the solution. 

Not only do they offer award winning support to help you get started, TEKLYNX works directly with Epson so you know you’ll have a seamless integration. 

Interested in checking out what TEKLYNX has to offer? You can visit their website here.

Looking for Epson compatible labels for your ColorWorks printer? Smith Corona has a wide variety of inkjet labels in different sizes, materials, finishes, and more. Check out our website or give us a call at 800-875-7000.