The Best GHS Color Label Printers for Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers, Importers, and Distributors in Canada
Manufacturers and importers must now comply with Canada’s updated WHMIS 2015 GHS labeling requirements, and distributors are next. Paying a commercial printer to print your GHS labels can quickly become costly, making it smart to look into buying your own GHS color label printer. If you’re thinking about bringing label printing in house, here are our top recommended GHS label printers for small and mid-sized businesses.
Epson TM-C3500 GHS Color Label Printer
Here at DuraFast® Label Company, we’ve been fans of the Epson TM-C3500 label printer since it first debuted due to its ability to print durable, smudge-free color labels and its wide range of applications. The Epson TM-C3500 can be used to print everything from chemical labels, GHS labels, waterproof labels, barcodes, and healthcare labels to name badges, tickets, and wristbands.
The Epson TM-C3500 label printers uses pigmented ink in individual CMYK cartridges and prints labels ranging from 1.2 to 4.4 inches in width. It meets BS5609 certification for printing GHS labels.
Epson GP-C831 Large Format GHS Label Printer
If you need to print wider GHS labels, such as large format chemical drum labels, then you’ll want to look at the Epson GP-C831 color label printer. The Epson GP-C831 color label printer was one of the original BS5609-certified GHS label printers. Featuring an 8-pin tractor feeding mechanism, the Epson GP-C831 prints GHS labels as large as 8 by 22 inches — perfect for chemical drum labels. It prints up to 16.5 pages per minute and is a rugged unit suitable for large print jobs. It also uses individual pigment ink cartridges and is extremely versatile.
Epson TM-C7500 GHS Label Printer
The Epson TM-C7500 GHS label printer is another excellent choice for printing your own GHS labels in Canada. It’s BS5609 certified and uses 4 individual CMYK pigment ink cartridges. The Epson TM-C7500 has an internal label unwinder that holds label rolls as large as 8 inches OD. It can optionally be equipped with an external rewinder for roll-to-roll printing. This essentially converts the C7500 into a mini GHS label press!
The Epson TM-C7500 prints GHS labels up to 4.25 inches wide. It has a print resolution of up to 1200dpi and uses Epson’s Precision CoreTM technology to produce high quality images and crisp text. Like the Epson TM-C3500 and Epson GP-C831 color GHS label printers, the Epson TM-C7500 is a versatile workhorse that can be used for printing much more than your GHS labels. You can also use it to print barcodes, inventory labels, pharmaceutical labels, retail tags, badges, wristbands, and many other types of industrial labels.
All three of these versatile GHS color label printers work beautifully with GHS label design software such as NiceLabel and BarTender products. They are all user-friendly and affordable to own and operate.
Not sure which GHS label printer is the best one for your particular needs? Contact DuraFast Label Company for assistance. Our GHS label printing specialists can help you choose the right GHS label printing solutions based on the types and number of labels you typically print.