With both Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes (ACMPR) regulations and the upcoming Cannabis Act which will legalize recreational marijuana across Canada this summer, those involved in Canada’s cannabis industry must ensure that their medical marijuana and custom cannabis labels comply with all applicable cannabis labeling and packaging requirements which require special warnings, symbols, and more.
As part of your label compliance program, you’ll need a colour label printer that can handle the regulatory requirements while also providing you with cost savings, operational efficiencies, and flexibility. With that in mind, DuraFast Label Company recommends several cannabis label printers from Epson and Afinia.
Our Top-Selling Epson Cannabis Label Printers
•Epson TM-C3500 — The Epson TM-C3500 colour label printer is a compact, versatile unit that’s ideal for printing medical marijuana labels up to 4 inches wide on demand or in small batches. This label printer has a maximum print resolution of 720dpi and can use either pre-die cut labels or continuous label rolls with a built-in industrial cutter. It can produce the most durable, water- and oil-resistant labels, too, making it perfect for cannabis oils. We recommend the Epson TM-C3500 label printer for small to mid-sized producers, distributors, dispensaries, and retail stores.
•Epson TM-C7500 (matte) — For higher volume custom cannabis labeling, consider one of the Epson ColorWorks C7500 models, the Epson TM-C7500 prints on matte chemical label media using Epson DURABrite® Ultra pigment inks , making it a great choice for labeling cannabis greenhouse labels where you need the best UV protection, edibles, bags, cartons, and tins. It is much faster than the TM-C3500, printing up to 4” wide labels at a speed of nearly 12 inches per second and with a 1200 dpi print resolution. If you need to print larger batches of custom cannabis chemical labels, this is an excellent choice. The labels dry instantly and won’t smudge, fade or smear so you can apply them as soon as they are printed.
•Epson TM-C7500G (gloss) — This is the gloss version of the ColorWorks C7500 with Epson UltraChrome DL pigment inks formulated for glossy media. If you prefer a more “polished” look with glossy synthetic labels like glossy polypropylene or clear synthetic labels, you may want to consider the Epson TM-C7500G rather than the matte version. Like its sibling, the Epson TM-C7500G is an excellent choice for higher volume recreational or medical marijuana label printing thanks to its 1200 dpi print resolution, 11.7 inches per second print speed, and ability to print labels up to 4 inch wide.
•Epson TM-C7500GE (Graphics Edition) — The Epson TM-C7500GE is a bundled model containing the Epson TM-C7500G gloss label printer, Wasatch SoftRIP Label Edition colour management software, and Epson’s one-year Express onsite warranty service. If you want extra control over colour and printer management and the peace of mind of onsite warranty service along with a high speed, full colour glossy cannabis label printer, the Epson TM-C7500GE may be for you.
Our Top-Selling Afinia Cannabis Label Printers
•Afinia L301 — Afinia Label’s L301 colour label printer is an affordable 4800dpi colour label printer that’s well suited for small cannabis brands, medical marijuana dispensaries, and recreational pot shops. This little unit will amaze you with its professional quality results and affordable price tag. It’s not as fast as its siblings, so it’s best for printing small batches of custom cannabis labels. If you need a higher volume and faster production times, then one of the other models will be a better choice. This label printer prints labels up to 6” wide and is a great entry level printer for small business.
•Afinia L501 (Dye or Pigment)— Afinia’s mid-range printer featuring Duo Ink Technology, the Afinia L501d can print either “prime” product labels (beautiful high resolution labels with the most vibrant colors) using dye-based inks or GHS BS5609-compliant durable industrial chemical labels with extreme water- and oil-resistance and softer colors using the pigment inks. If you purchase the dye-based inks and your needs change over time, you can later purchase the pigment inks and pigment printhead and then print GHS BS5609-compliant labels with the same investment. This printer is much faster than the L301 and can print up to 8” wide labels close to 4800 dpi. It’s a great choice if you want to be able to print custom cannabis oil labels on synthetic stock on one day and vibrant branded labels high gloss paper stock the next.
•Afinia L801 — The Afinia Label L801 Memjet label printer offers high speed, high volume custom cannabis labeling at media widths of up to 8.5 inches. This is a full colour label printer that prints 1600 dpi labels at a speed of up to 60 feet per minute. The Afinia L801 is economical to operate with its large ink tanks and an industry-leading low cost of ownership. The Afinia L801 offers an amazing return on investment for businesses that print more than 3,000 labels per month.
•Afinia L901 — The new Afinia L901 Memjet label printer builds on the success of the Afinia L801, offering similar features and enhancements such as an intuitive touchscreen interface, onboard file storage, deeper blacks, improved UV and water resistance, dye inks, and a longer printhead life.
DuraFast Label Company also carries blank labels optimized for each of the Epson ColorWorks and Afinia Label cannabis label printers listed above as well as other supplies and accessories.
Choosing the Right Cannabis Label Printer for Your Medical or Recreational Marijuana Business
Each of our top-selling cannabis label printers is capable of printing branded, compliant custom cannabis labels on demand. However, their feature sets and ink technologies lend themselves to specific scenarios and production environments. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own! DuraFast Label Company’s knowledgeable team is ready to help you choose the best cannabis label printer based on your requirements. Contact us today to learn more.
|Top Selling Epson Cannabis Colour Label Printers||Top Selling Afinia Cannabis Colour Label Printers|
|Max Label Width||4 inches||8 inches|
|Entry-Level Cannabis Colour Label Printers (Slow Speed)||Epson does not sell anything in this segment of the cannabis and marijuana market||Afinia L301|
|Mid-Range Cannabis Colour Label Printers||Epson TM-C3500||Afinia L501 Dye|
|High Speed Cannabis Colour Label Printers||Epson TM-C7500||Afinia L801|
|Onsite warranty||The TM-C7500 and TM-C7500G have onsite warranty option. You can purchase up to 4 years onsite service.||None|