Efficient Cannabis Label Printing with Epson ColorWorks C7500G

Redbud Roots Cannabis Case Study: Achieving Compliance and Efficiency with Epson ColorWorks Printers

In the fast-paced cannabis industry, maintaining compliance and operational efficiency is crucial. Redbud Roots, a leading supplier of cannabis products in Michigan, faced significant challenges with their previous labeling system. The complexity of compliance regulations and the need for high-quality, consistent labels led them to seek a more efficient solution. This case study explores how Redbud Roots overcame their labeling challenges by implementing the Epson ColorWorks C7500G on-demand label printer in collaboration with label software. Notably, the C7500 series printers are being replaced with the new C8000 series, offering even more advanced features.

The Challenge

Redbud Roots, founded in 2017 and located in Buchanan, Michigan, operates four medical-grade commercial cultivation facilities, three provisioning centers/dispensaries, one processing lab, and one packaging facility. Ensuring compliance with Michigan's stringent cannabis labeling regulations was a constant struggle. Labels needed to include several color icons, disclaimers, poison control contact information, variable data such as license numbers, batch numbers, CBD and THC percentages, and more. This complexity, combined with frequent regulatory changes, made their existing labeling system inefficient and prone to errors.

“Our previous labeling system was a huge hassle and a big bottleneck,” said Alex Gillett, Chief Production Officer at Redbud Roots. “The labels were never consistent, and the quality didn’t match the product we produce. Compliance was inefficient, and the system was a barrier to our workflow.”

The Solution

To address these challenges, Redbud Roots partnered with Epson and implemented the Epson ColorWorks C7500G label printer along with label software. This combination provided a robust solution that met their needs for compliance, efficiency, and scalability.

“I think we had the ColorWorks C7500G set up in just about five minutes. It truly is a plug-and-play label printer,” said Gillett.

With the new system, Redbud Roots now prints between 4,000 to 6,000 labels per day, five days a week, using a variety of label sizes for different products. The integration with label software allowed for quick changes across label designs, accommodating varying label sizes and different packaging mediums without the need for a graphic designer.


  1. Compliance and Accuracy: The new system ensures that all labels are compliant with Michigan’s regulations, which is crucial for avoiding penalties and fines. The ability to make on-the-fly changes to labels ensures that Redbud Roots stays compliant with any regulatory updates.
  2. Efficiency and Scalability: The plug-and-play nature of the ColorWorks C7500G, combined with the dynamic user interface of label software, significantly improved the efficiency of Redbud Roots’ labeling process. The system supports the scalability needed for future growth.
  3. Cost Savings: The new labeling system reduced waste and improved operational efficiency, leading to financial savings. “Financially, we’ve even noticed significantly less waste,” noted Gillett.

Transition to C8000 Series

While the ColorWorks C7500G has provided exceptional service, Epson is replacing the C7500 series with the new ColorWorks C8000 series, offering enhanced performance and features. The C8000 series printers deliver even higher speeds, greater ink capacity, and advanced connectivity options, making them ideal for high-volume, on-demand environments.


The partnership between Redbud Roots and Epson has proven to be a success, providing the tools and technology needed to thrive in the fast-paced cannabis industry. The implementation of the Epson ColorWorks C7500G and label software has transformed their labeling process, ensuring compliance, efficiency, and scalability.

“Our process now is top of the line. We have the foundation for adding new product offerings, cloning items, adding strains, and co-branding. It’s all at our fingertips because the technology, the templates, the IT support, and the software are all there,” said Gillett.

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Read the full case study on Redbud Roots here.