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Citizen CL-S521

$570.63 (incl. GST)

POSMarket SKU: Z1844

JM30-221BX: CL-S521 Direct Thermal Label Printer, 203dpi, USB & Serial interface, Black

The CL-S521 offers a reliable, easily integrated industrial desktop printing solution. These units are supplied as standard with on-board ZPL and Datamax emulations plus BASIC Interpreter programming support, offering maximum flexibility and easy compatibility with other applications.

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Product Overview
  • Durable Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer
  • Metal print mechanism
  • Citizens unique Hi-Lift design
  • An adjustable media sensor efficiently handles unique label configurations
  • Auto sensing between ZEBRA ZPL & Datamax DPL emulation standard
  • 16 MB of DRAM and 4 MB of flash memory
  • Complete connectivity with serial and USB standard.
  • Optional internal Parallel or Ethernet interfaces are available.
  • Internal power supply
  • Label-making software included
  • Optional peeler and cutter modules
Product Specifications
Printing MethodDirect Thermal
Printing WidthMax. 104 mm
Printing LengthMax. 812.8 mm
Dot Pitch8 x 8 dots / mm (203 dpi)
Printing Speed (Max.)Max. 15.2 mm/s - 6 ips
FontDatamax emulation: Seven kinds of fixed pitch font, OCR fonts (OCR-A, OCR-B) *3, Proportional fonts, True type rasterizer
Zebra emulation: Five kinds of fixexd pitch font, OCR fonts (OCR-A, OCR-B) *3, Proportional fonts, True type rasterizer *4
*3: The OCR font may have a low recognition rate according to the reader.
*4. It is equipped with UFST and TrueType raterizer that are licensed from Agfa Corporation.
Character Table/Code PagesSee User Manual (page 55 under Symbol set)
Bar-code TypeDatamax emulation:
Code 3 of 9, UPC-A/E, EAN-13 (JAN-13), EAN-8 (JAN-8), Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, HIBC (Modulus 43-used code 3 of 9), Codebar (NW-7), Int 2 of 5 (Modulus 10-used Interleaved 2 of 5), Plessey, Case Code, UPC 2DIG ADD, UPC 5DIG ADD, Code 93, Telepen, ZIP, UCC/EAN128, UCC/EAN128 (for K-MART), UCC/EAN128 Random Weight, FIM, UPS Maxi Code, PDF-417, Data Matrix, QR Code, Aztec, RSS
Zebra emulation: Code 11, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, EAN-8, UPC-E, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-13, Industrial 2 of 5, Standard 2 of 5, ANSI CODABAR, LOGMARS, MSI, Plessey, UPC/EAN Extensions, UPC-A, POSTNET, Planet, Code 49, PDF-417, CODE BLOCK, UPS Maxi Code, Micro PDF-417, Data Matrix, QR Code, RSS, TLC39
Paper feed methodFriction Feed
Media TypeRoll, fanfold
(Continuous media, die-cuts media, continuous tags, copntinuous tickets)
Media widthMin. 19.5 mm to Max. 118 mm
Paper Roll DiameterMax 127 mm with 25.4 to 76 mm Core
Min. media core when using labels 50.8 mm
Media TicknessMin. 0.0635 mm to Max. 0.254 mm
Auto CutterOptional quilotine Cutter
Indicators/ControlsPower/Error LED (Green/Red)
LCD Panel
Power Switch
EmulationCITIZEN original language
Datamax Programming language
Zebra programming language
Auto detect
MemoryFlash ROM 4MB (User area: 1MB)
Datamax emulation: SDRAM 16MB(User area: 1MB)
ZEBRA emulation: SDRAM 16MB(User area: 4MB)
SensorsTransparent sensor, Reflective sensor and Label peeling sensor (if optional Peeler is used)
InterfacesStandard with USB 1.1 (Full speed) and RS-232C (2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400,57600,115200 bps) interface
Optional Ethernet or Paralllel IEEE1284 (compatible, Nibble, ECP mode) or Wireless Lan.
Driver availableDrivers by Seagull
Software UtilitiesBartender Ultralite
Power SupplyInternal 220-240V 50/60Hz
ENERGY STAR qualified printer
Power ConsumptionMax. 1.2A
External Dimensions (WxDxH)231W x 289D x 186H mm
Weight3.6 Kg approx.
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 to 40 C
Humidity: 30 to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage EnvironmentTemperature: -20 to 60 C
Humidity: 5 to 85% (non-condensing)
EMC/Safety StandardsCE(EMC), GS Mark, FCC Class A, EMI, S-Mark, C-tick/RCM, CCC,UL, C-UL
JM30-221BX CL-S521 Direct Thermal Label Printer, 203dpi, USB & Serial interface, Black $570.63
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PDF Document CLS521 datasheet 620KB Download
PDF Document CLS521 Users Manual 3MB Download
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