EPSON ColorWorks C831

Fast, full-color label printer for Just in Time Color™ printing

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Epson's ColorWorks C831 industrial-strength inkjet label printer is ideal for GHS large format drum and chemical labels and more. It combines all the benefits of a rugged color inkjet printer with the accuracy of an 8-pin tractor feeder and is the first inkjet printing solution that has been BS5609 certified.


MicroPiezo® Technology

MicroPiezo technology is the award-winning piezoelectric technology used in the printheads of every Epson inkjet printer. The piezo elements inside the printhead ensure precise control over the ink, which helps Epson printers achieve droplets as small as 1.5 picoliters (much finer than a human hair). These tiny droplets produce the unprecedented image quality, reliability and faster print speeds that Epson inkjet printers are known.

Key Features





Print Method: PrecisionCore TFP$reg; inkjet technology,

Print Speed:

  • Draft mode: 16.5 pages per minute
  • Normal mode: 13.6 pages per minute
  • Super fine mode: 7.0 pages per minute1


Print Resolution: 720 dpi x 720 dpi maximum

Print Width: 3.0 – 9.5 inches (76.2 – 241.3mm)


Ink Type: Pigmented ink, individual CMYK cartridges3

Ink Cartridges:

  • GJIC5(C) Cyan    C13S020566
  • GJIC5(B) Black   C13S020566
  • GJIC5(M) Magenta C13S020566
  • GJIC5(Y) Yellow  C13S020566
Print Fonts

Barcode: Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, POSTNET, QR Code

Control Code: ESC/P Raster (undisclosed)

Media Handling

Type: Continuous paper (plain paper, label, medicine bags)

Width: 3.0 – 9.5 inches (76.2 – 241.3mm)

Length: 0.5 – 22.0 inches (12.7 – 558.8mm)2

Thickness: 2.5 – 7.5 mils (0.065 – 0.19mm)

Feed Method: Push tractor feed (rear in/front out)


Interfaces: Hi-Speed USB, Bi-directional parallel (IEEE-1284 ECP mode supported), Ethernet



Ethernet: 10/100 BASE-T


Operating Systems:

  • Windows® XP 32-bit (SP3)/64-bit (SP2)
  • Vista® 32-bit/64-bit (SP2)
  • Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008


Power Consumption:

  • Printing: Approx. 20 W (mean, ISO/IEC 10561 letter)
  • Standby: Approx. 2.3 W (sleep mode)


Rated Voltage: AC 100–240 VAC

Rated Frequency: 50–60 Hz


  • Operating: 10-35 degrees C
  • Storage: -20-40 degrees C



  • Operating: 20-80% RH humidity
  • Storage: 5-85% RH humidity


Acoustic Noise:

  • Silent feed on: approx. 48dB (A)
  • Silient feed off: approx. 50dB (A)


Standards and Approvals:

  • EMC standards: CNS13438 Class A
  • Safety standards: BSMI (CN14336), Green Mark Program compliant, UL/C-UL, NOM, Argentine, CE, EN60950
  • Warranty: One year depot repair



  • 18.3 x 18.3 x 8.8" (W x D x H)


Weight: Approx. 26 lbs (12.2kg) – without ink


1a Epson's ColorWorks C831 inkjet printer with Epson's DURABrite® pigment inks used in combination with Neenah Poly media has been BS5609 certified.

1 Print speed is based on printing the suite of ISO/IEC 24734 text and graphic images on 8.5" x 11" size pages. Speed of up to 16.5 pages per minute is based on draft mode. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity.

2 Smallest individual label is 0.5" (12.7mm). Shortest distance between perforations is 4.0" (102mm). The last 5.5" (140mm) of media at end of a stack or roll is a non-printable area. Total form length from one Top-Of-Form to next T.O.F. must be aligned to an exact 1/8th or 1/100th of an inch.

3 Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields will be lower with higher-density images, hot or dusty conditions, less frequent printing, or printing predominantly with one color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors have to be installed for printing. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the "replace cartridge" signal.