CW-C4000 Printers

Get to Know the Epson CW-C4000 Color Label Printer

The Epson CW-C4000 color label printer is perfect for businesses that need to produce high-quality labels in a short amount of time. This printer is available in either a matte or gloss version. The CW-C4000 is designed for various applications, including food and beverage labeling, retail packaging, product identification, and more. Here's what you need to know about this printer.

Matte vs. Gloss Versions

The only difference between the Matte and Gloss versions is the black ink. The matte black ink will produce darker and more durable barcodes on matte paper, matte polypropylene, and matte GHS BS5609-compliant chemical labels. The color inks are all the same.

Thus, if you need to produce GHS BS6509-compliant labels, then the matte version is best. If you want to produce glossy polypropylene, glossy polyester, or clear labels, then the glossy black ink will bond better with these materials. Note that you can still print glossy polypropylene, polyester materials with the matte version by changing the printer driver’s setting to print black using CMY inks. However, this increases your ink cost since the printer uses three different colors versus a single black color.

Because of the different ink properties, you'll need to use the correct labels with your Epson CW-C4000 color label printer. For example, if you have the matte CW-C4000, use matte paper, matte polypropylene, or matte GHS chemical labels. In contrast, if you have the gloss CW-C4000 printer, use high gloss paper or high gloss polypropylene labels. Label Expert carries a large selection of blank matte and glossy C-4000 labels for both versions of the Epson CW-C4000 color label printer.

CW-C4000 Printer SKU

CW-C4000 Model


CW-C4000 Gloss


CW-C4000 Matte

Epson CW-C4000 Features

The Epson CW-C4000 can handle label media ranging from 1.0” to 4.41” for roll-fed media and 2.0” – 4.41 for fan-folded media. This color label printer uses Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead technology, allowing for ultra-sharp text and precise barcodes. This color label printer has a maximum print resolution of 1200 dpi and can reach print speeds of nearly 3.94 ips (inches per second), allowing for high production rates and fast turnarounds. The printer's Epson Ultra Chrome DL pigment inks allow for vibrant, accurate colors, smooth gradations, fine image details, and durable labels.

Print Mode

Resolution (dpi)

Print Speed (inches per second) for 4” print width

Max Quality

1200 x 1200

0.31 ips (8 mm/s)


600 x 600

1.89 ips (48 mm/s)

Max Speed

300 x 600

3.94 ips (100 mm/s)

The Epson CW-C4000 includes a built-in cutter and 2.7-inch full-color graphic display. Powerful remote management tools enable the CW-C4000 to be used in large enterprises. With both ESC/Label and ZPL II interface languages, businesses can easily upgrade their systems with the power of color without reprogramming existing systems.

With an internal label unwinder, you can use rolls of labels up to 4 inches in diameter. An external unwinder is available (and sold separately) for larger label rolls up to 8 inches in diameter. The CW-C4000 can also be used with fan-folded sheets through its rear feeder.

Epson CW-C4000 Connectivity

The Epson CW-C4000 is Ethernet and USB enabled, making it easy to connect to a computer or network (Epson C32C891321 Wi-Fi dongle is available but sold separately). The printer is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, major middleware, and SAP.

Best Applications for the Epson CW-C4000

The Epson CW-C4000 color label printer can be used for a variety of applications, including product labeling, ingredient labeling, retail packaging, barcodes, tags, wristbands, and more. As a color replacement for thermal label printers, the CW-C4000 can handle any small-format labeling job up to 4.25 inches in width.

  • The matte version is ideal for labels that need extra durability against water or chemicals. For example, this printer produces GHS BS5609-compliant chemical labels when used with compliant BS5609 chemical label stock. The matte version is also great for printing horticulture labels, nursery tags, barcodes, and more.
  • The glossy version is perfect for food and beverage labels, product labels, or those that require a high-shine finish. It's also an outstanding choice for wine bottle labels, event labels, wristbands, name tags and badges, tickets, and more.

Leverage the CW-C4000's color capabilities to add color-coded fields, product images, logos, and marketing messages to improve overall business processes and brand image.

Epson CW-C4000 Ink Cartridges

The Epson CW-C4000 uses pigmented ink cartridges that produce vivid and vibrant colors. These printers use a four-color ink system including cyan, magenta, yellow and black -- all in individual ink cartridges. This ensures that the labels produced are of high quality with accurate color reproduction while also making the printer more cost-effective since you only need to replace individual ink cartridges when they run out.

Though both versions of the CW-C4000 color label printer use the same cyan, magenta, and yellow pigment ink cartridges, the black ink cartridge used in the matte version is optimized for extra durability and waterproofing. In contrast, gloss black ink is formulated for glossy media, which typically requires a different type of ink.

It's important to choose the correct black cartridge for the version of the printer you are using (either matte or gloss) since the matte and gloss ink cartridges are not interchangeable.

Label Expert carries Genuine Original Epson ink cartridges for both versions of the CW-C4000 color label printer. We also have a wide selection of glossy and matte C-4000 labels specifically designed for these printers. Our experienced customer service team can help you select the supplies that best suit your labeling needs. Contact us today for more information.

Epson C4000 inks

Epson SKU

Description / Color

SJIC41P(BK) - 50 ml


C4000 Ink - Black - Gloss

SJIC41P(MK) - 50 ml


C4000 Ink - Black • Matte

SJIC41P(C) • 50 ml


C4000 Ink - Cyan

SJIC41P(M) - 50 ml


C4000 Ink - Magenta

SJIC41P(Y)- 50 ml


C4000 Ink - Yellow



C4000 Maintenance Box

Epson CW-C4000 Label Types

The Epson CW-C4000 and the Epson TM-C3500 use the same type of labels. The CW-C4000 replaced the TM-C3500 label printer. As such, this new printer can use all the TM-C3500 labels as well as the new CW-C4000 labels. The CW-C4000 holds label rolls in the front up to 4” OD and uses fan-folded labels from behind.

In addition, you can use larger 3” Core / 6” OD label rolls by using an external C4000 label unwinder (part number SCT-9945; sold separately). The SCT-99451 label unwinder can hold label rolls up to 8” OD and sits behind the CW-C4000 printer, giving you access to a large selection of labels that can be used with the CW-C4000 inkjet color label printer.

The Epson CW-C4000 is compatible with a wide variety of labels, including paper and synthetic label materials. These labels can come in various shapes and sizes to suit your needs, such as die-cut labels, continuous labels, fan-folded labels, wristbands, and tags. Label Expert carries a selection of labels specifically designed for use with the CW-C4000 including:

  • Matte paper C4000 labels
  • Glossy paper C4000 labels
  • Matte polypropylene C4000 labels
  • Glossy polypropylene C4000 labels
  • Continuous C4000 labels
  • GHS BS5609-compliant C4000 chemical labels
  • Horticulture C4000 labels
  • and more...

Epson Spare-in-the-Air Warranty

The Epson CW-C4000 comes with a standard one-year depot repair warranty, where you must ship the printer to the nearest Epson service depot for warranty repairs. Once repaired, Epson ships it back to you. You are responsible for the shipping cost to the Epson service depot for the depot warranty.

If that sounds too time-consuming and costly or you don’t want to risk extended downtime, upgrade to the Epson Spare-in-the-Air warranty for one, three, or five years. With the Spare-in-the-Air warranty, Epson will send a replacement printer to you within one business day if Epson support cannot resolve the issue via telephone support.

C4000 Warranty Type





1-Year Plan



3-Year Plan



5-Year Plan

Depot Repair


1-Year Plan

Depot Repair


2-Year Plan

Depot Repair


4-Year Plan

Epson CW-C4000 Maintenance

It's important to keep your printer clean and maintained to ensure the highest quality printing. As with any printer, the Epson CW-C4000 color label printer requires regular maintenance, including periodic cleaning of the print head. However, unlike many of its competitors, the print head on the CW-C4000 is designed to last for the printer's entire life and does not need to be replaced.

Get more out of your printing operations with the Epson CW-C4000 color label printer! With its outstanding, full-color print quality and versatile capabilities in both matte and glossy versions, this is a great option for businesses that need to produce high-quality, full-color labels quickly.

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