Award Underscores Epson’s Innovations for the Automated Identification Segment of the Label Market 

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Nov. 23, 2020 – Epson today announced AIM North America (AIM NA), the trusted industry association for the automatic identification and mobility (AIM) market, has named Epson an AIM 2020 Organization of the Year. Guy Mikel, president of Color Label Solutions, a value-added reseller specializing in print-on-demand color label systems, nominated Epson for its success with the ColorWorks® on-demand color label printers and its efforts to help the industry move from monochrome-only barcodes to labels that incorporate color and images.

“Epson has been instrumental in the color label market, focusing most of its innovations on printers designed for the automated identification segment of the label market,” said Mikel. “Overall, color label printing has been the largest and most important innovation to automatic identification technology since thermal printers, and Epson’s technology for delivering durable and affordable labels and printer hardware has made this happen.”

Established in 2013, the AIM Organization of the Year award is presented to an organization in recognition of outstanding contributions and service that have furthered the growth of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. As a respected and responsible leader in the automatic identification and data capture industry, this company’s achievements in serving the industry deserve special recognition.

“On-demand color labels are changing the way companies produce labels, with color labels and barcodes allowing businesses to help employees, customers and regulators quickly identify the correct products,” said Victor Gomez, director, Industrial Label Products, Epson America, Inc. “Epson is at the forefront of this evolution, working to help companies streamline workflows, reduce inventories, eliminate waste, and decrease production costs with smart on-demand color label solutions. We were honored to be nominated by Guy Mikel of Color Label Solutions, an important Epson partner and a respected voice in the industry, and equally thrilled to be awarded this distinction by AIM NA.”

Epson’s ColorWorks on-demand desktop color label printers deliver fast, full‑color, high‑volume, heavy production labels. Epson’s newest ColorWorks C6000-Series are the first printers specifically designed as a color upgrade to black-only thermal transfer printers.1 Four models deliver high-volume color labels for production use, speeding through labels at up to 5-inches per second.2 The CW-C6500P and CW-C6000P are the first ever color inkjet printers to support peel-and-present capabilities for fast hand or automated label application,3 and the CW-C6500A and CW-C6000A include an auto cutter to create variable length labels and enable easy job separation.

About AIM North America

AIM North America is the premier alliance for automated data capture technologies industry. For more than 20 years, AIM NA has championed the growth and acceptance of these technologies and applications through education, standards, community, and advocacy. For more information, visit online at

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.

Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

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1 The CW-C6000/C6500 family is the first to bring to market the combination of features of direct ZPL II printing, peel-and-present, remote printer management, companion four- and eight-inch models, applicator I/O interface, broad middleware support, and comparable price points.

2 Printing in Max Speed Mode, 300 x 600 dpi, 3.6” (92 mm) print width.

3 Compared to color inkjet label printers available in the U.S. and Canada as of July 2019.

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