Glyka Vazakia upgrades to ColorWorks C3500

Low-cost and easy printing for on-demand colour labels

Glyka Vazakia upgrades to ColorWorks C3500

Greek marmalade and spoon sweet manufacturer Glyka Vazakia chose a ColorWorks C3500 printer for printing on-demand colour labels thanks to Epson's versatility and quality.

Glyka Vazakia is a company that engages in the manufacture and marketing of spoon sweets - a much-loved Greek delicacy - as well as marmalades and syrups. It primarily operates in the local market and works with shops that sell traditional products, as well as delicatessens, hotels and restaurants.

Respecting both the Greek tradition and the consumer, the company makes traditional products with modern preparation and food safety techniques that are completely in line with the latest European food safety legislation.

The company's products – spoon sweets and marmalades – are traditionally prepared in small quantities to ensure high quality, as well as authentic Greek flavour and the aroma of homemade sweets.

In 2015, as part of a packaging equipment upgrade, Glyka Vazakia chose to invest in an on-demand label printing solution offered by Epson, ultimately aiming at cost-efficiency, high quality and durability.

Low-cost prints and reduced cost of ownership

The Epson ColorWorks C3500 on-demand colour label printer is ideal for the simple and fast printing of high-quality, durable labels, all of which are critical factors for a business.

The Epson ColorWorks C3500 printer was seen as the perfect solution for Glyka Vazakia, given that it is ideal for medium-sized companies that want versatility without sacrificing the benefits of a large-scale label printer.

The Epson ColorWorks C3500 is the most versatile member of the ColorWorks family. It has a compact design and is easy to use, allowing for high volume prints in a variety of label qualities and widths measuring up to 108mm.

With the Epson ColorWorks C3500, Glyka Vazakia can now print impressive customised labels on demand. This is important for the business, since new products are frequently added and labels are printed for each production batch together with the products' expiry date.

With the Epson printer, two-stage printing and costly pre-orders are a thing of the past, since it allows the printing of customised labels according to the company's needs, in the quantities that it actually needs. Thus eliminates the need for storage, or the outsourcing of large orders, delayed deliveries and label design errors.

High-speed, high-quality, durable labels, on-demand

Following thorough research and tests, the Epson four-colour printer was selected against the competition because it offers high quality and durable customised prints at a speed of 103 mm/sec, while its compact design saves space in the Glyka Vazakia production line.

In addition, the pigment inks used by the Epson printer are fast-drying, thus eliminating waiting time and ensuring smudge, water and fade-resistance. This means no label-printing time is wasted and Glyka Vazakia products are ready to be sent to shops in next to no time at all.

Moreover, with the Epson ColorWorks C3500 Glyka Vazakia can ensure proper barcode printing and smooth operation without intervention thanks to the Epson's Auto Ink Detection (AID) technology, which detects and cleans any clogged nozzles. The Epson ColorWorks C3500 also meets the BS5609 certification regarding the labelling of chemical products.