The trend toward legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes alike has slowly been taking hold across the United States with at least 29 states and D.C. allowing medical marijuana and 9 having legalized recreational marijuana. Additional states allow the legal use of CBD, which is a non-psychoactive marijuana extract. With legalization comes opportunity for businesses seeking to serve the cannabis market.
Though various forms of marijuana may now be legally obtained, distributed, and sold in some jurisdictions, each state has its own requirements. Among the many requirements are medical and recreational marijuana labeling requirements covering everything from font types and sizes to universal symbols, concentrations, potency, registration numbers, medical grade, and various warnings.
To produce your own medical marijuana and custom cannabis labels, you’ll want to be sure you’re familiar with the specific regulations covering the state or states you serve. You’ll also need a marijuana label printer that can help you comply with these regulations as well as produce the type of custom cannabis labels you have in mind.
Both Afinia Label and Epson have several great cannabis label printers to consider. Whether you run a small medical marijuana dispensary or are a large wholesaler, DuraFast Label Company can help you select the most appropriate label printer based on your volume requirements and other variables.
Leading Epson Cannabis Label Printers
Entry-level — none.
Mid-range — Epson TM-C3500 — This ColorWorks label printer is best suited for printing small and mid-sized batches of medical and recreational marijuana labels. It prints full color labels at 720dpi and can handle labels up to 4 inches wide. It has a built-in label cutter, so it can use either continuous or pre-die cut label rolls. With its pigment inks and compatibility with synthetic and chemical label stock, the Epson TM-C3500 prints oil-resistant labels. Thus, it can print oil-resistant CBD oil labels with ease.
High speed — Epson ColorWorks C7500 Series — This family of color label printers comes in three models: a matte label printer, a gloss label printer, and a “Graphics Edition” of the gloss label printer. All three models are popular high speed, high volume cannabis label printers that print 1200dpi labels in full color at just under 12 inches per second. These medical marijuana label printers print up to 4-inch-wide labels. The differences are discussed below:
Leading Afinia Cannabis Label Printers
Entry-level — Afinia L301 — The Afinia Label L301 is an great cannabis label printer for small dispensaries, producers, and shops that want to print beautiful full color custom marijuana labels at up to 4800dpi and up to 6 inches wide. With an affordable price and exceptional print quality, the Afinia L301 is ideal for small batch custom cannabis label printing. It’s intended for low volume label printing.
Mid-range — Afinia L501 Dye and Afinia L501 Pigment — These two printers are an excellent choice for printing larger quantities of custom cannabis labels, and they are quite flexible. Both feature Duo Ink Technology and can be set up to print two different types of ink. They both print labels up to 8 inches wide, have resolution that comes close to the L301’s 4800dpi but at a much faster speed.
We Can Help You with All of Your Custom Cannabis Label Printing Requirements
With multiple cannabis label printers to choose from, we understand that making a choice isn’t necessarily easy. Each of the Epson and Afinia marijuana label printers works well for certain volumes and quality scenarios. Our cannabis label specialists can help you to determine which label printer would be best for your medical or recreational marijuana operation. Contact us today to learn more.
|Leading Marijuana Label Printers from Epson||Leading Marijuana Label Printers from Afinia Label|
|Max Label Width||4 inches||8 inches|
|Entry-Level Marijuana Color Label Printers||None||Afinia L301
(High resolution, but slow print speed)
|Mid-Range Marijuana Color Label Printers||Epson TM-C3500||Afinia L501 Dye
Afinia L501 Pigment
|High Speed Marijuana Color Label Printers||Epson TM-C7500
|Onsite warranty||The Epson TM-C7500 and TM-C7500G have onsite warranty
option. You can purchase up to 4 years onsite service.
The Epson TM-C7500GE includes one year of onsite warranty service.
|Third party one year onsite is available for the L701, L801 and L901|