Heading to San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con? As always, there will be lots to check out: exhibits, the notorious Hall H, screenings, and cos-play and people-watching to name a few. Before the fun begins, your first stop will be the Pacific Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. For this is where you’ll pick up your Comic-Con International 2016 badge.
As label and badge printing specialists, we’re always interested in how event organizers approach badge printing. This year, Comic-Con is particularly near and dear to us as we were able to help Comic-Con purchase over two dozen Epson color label and badge printers.
The Epson TM-C3500 (ColorWorks C3500) is particularly well suited for an event like Comic-Con. Every year, this event sells out well in advance — often within minutes of opening registration. With such high demand and multi-day pass options, plain wristbands or tickets would not suffice.
Not only that, the organizers must keep the lines moving. Thus, printer speed is of utmost importance. The Epson TM-C3500 label printer can print 2.8-inch badges in high speed mode as fast as 3.3 inches per second. If the organizers want to print in fine mode, we’re still talking about amazing print speeds. That same 2.8-inch badge would print at 1.7 inches per second. Even the largest 4-inch badges in fine resolution would print as fast as 1.4 inches per second.
What’s more, badges printed on the Epson TM-C3500 label printer dry instantly. They will not smudge or smear, which means they can be instantly placed in a plastic badge holder or handled without worrying about damage.
The Epson Allows for On Demand Badge Printing Complete with Barcodes
The Epson TM-C3500 badge printer lets organizers quickly and easily create custom Comic-Con badges in full color for each attendee complete with their name and a barcode embedded with their specific entrance permissions. For example, if the attendee purchased a single day pass only, that barcode will only allow entry into the convention on that day.
The Epson Prints in Full Color
Since the Epson ColorWorks C3500 name badge printer can also print in color, the event’s organizers can include full color graphics within the badge itself. Not only is this essential for branding, event organizers could include visual color coding within the badge if desired. For example, those verified to be over 21 could have a colored stripe across the badge which would allow staff to quickly determine if an attendee is over age 21.
While we won’t know until Comic-Con starts if the event’s organizers will include a photo ID element to their badges, the Epson TM-C3500 color name badge printer makes it possible. This could add yet another layer of security, serving as a visual deterrent to using someone else’s badge.
The Epson Name Badge Printer is Reliable
Another reason the Epson TM-C3500 label printer is the perfect name badge printer for conventions like Comic-Con is that it is a reliable workhorse – and it’s backed by Epson’s warranty. Plus, Epson’s optional Spare in the Air warranty guarantees the arrival of a replacement unit in one business day should a problem arise. The Spare in the Air warranty is available for up to three years.
The Epson Name Badge Printer is Extremely Versatile
In addition to printing convention name badges on demand, this color name badge printer is one of the most versatile badge printers out there. It can print name badges, event tickets, wristbands, labels, and tags quickly, easily, and affordably.
If you’re going to Comic-Con and are interested in color label and tag printing, make sure to check out the name badges issued this year. Some of them will have been printed on the Epson name badge printer. Find out just how versatile and affordable the Epson name badge printer is by contacting us today.