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Last Chance to Buy the Epson GP-C831 as End of Life Nears

Last Chance to Buy the Epson GP-C831 as End of Life Nears

Posted by BK on 12th May 2020

Between now and June 15, 2020 is the final opportunity to buy the Epson GP-C831 color label printer. That’s because Epson will discontinue it once its final orders have been fulfilled.

The Epson GP-C831 color label printer has proven to be a popular choice with companies over the years thanks to its speed, reliability, print quality, and ability to print large format GHS BS5609 labels on demand. It’s an industrial tractor-fed unit with rugged construction and Epson’s Micro-Piezo technology.

What Does End-of-Life Mean?

Since the Epson GP-C831 color label printer will reach its end of life in mid-June, you may wonder if it’s smart to order one now. Epson will continue to support this printer for at least five years with widespread availability of replacement ink cartridges, spare parts, blank labels, and service. Your newly purchased Epson GP-C831 color label printer will have a valid warranty as well.

What Does End-of-Sale Mean?

The end-of-sale date is June 15, 2020. After that, the Epson GP-C831 color label printer will no longer be available via Epson’s traditional channels. While some unsold inventory may remain available for a short period of time, there are no guarantees. If you intend to purchase an Epson GP-C831 color label printer, you’d be smart to order it before the end-of-sale date.

What Happens Once the Epson GP-C831 is No Longer Available?

Once the Epson GP-C831 color label printer has been discontinued, you will still be able to order ink, labels, and supplies for up to five years. Likewise, if it needs service, Epson will support it through its warranty period. Other service options and spare parts will be available for up to five years as well.

The C831 printer itself will be unavailable so if you end up needing to replace an existing Epson GP-C831 color label printer after June 15, 2020, we recommend the Epson ColorWorks C6500A or C6500P. These new C6500-series label printers are the recommended replacement printers for the Epson GP-C831 color label printer. Like the C831, they print 8-inch industrial and GHS B5609 labels on demand. The C6500 is faster and has better print quality than the C831. It represents the next generation of industrial color label printing in this category.

The Epson GP-C831 remains an outstanding value and an excellent color label printer, but it’s going away soon. Order now to ensure that you don’t miss out.