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Citizen CLS-521 Direct Thermal Label Printer

CLS-521 Direct Thermal Label Printer

If you're looking for a rugged, precise barcode/label printer that delivers maximum performance, look no further. The CL-S521 direct thermal printer combines robust printing with superior price performance, ease of use and precision engineering. You'll love Citizen's unique metal Hi-Lift™ print mechanism, allowing for quick media loading while an adjustable sensor easily handles a variety of media and label configurations including standard and paediatric medical wristbands.

Main Features:

Durable Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer

Metal print mechanism

Citizen’s 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, Ethernet or WiFi are available.

Internal power supply

Label-making software included    
Optional peeler and cutter modules

Dark Grey version
CLS521 with ZPL™ & DPL™ command emulation, Dark Grey

Ivory Version

CLS521 with ZPL™ & DPL™ command emulation, Ivory

Auto cutter
Autocutter for the CLP/CLS521/621/631 & CLS700/703

Peeler for the CLP/CLS521/621/631 & CLS700/703

Ethernet Interface
Ethernet Interface for the CLP/CLS521/621/631 & CLS700/703

Print head
Print head for the CLP621 & CLS621

Thermal Labels 100 x 100 White, Permanent adhesive, 40mm Core


Thermal Labels 100 x 50 White, Permanent adhesive, 40mm Core

Thermal Labels 102 x 48 White, Permanent adhesive, 38mm Core, Perforated between labels.

Many other sizes available . Call ACPONLINE



Printing Method Direct Thermal printing

Printing Speed (Max.) up to 150 mm/sec

Resolution 203 DPi

Fonts 1 Scalable, 8 Bitmap resident

TrueType® Download Supported as Standard

Control Language Automatically switches between ZEBRA® & Datamax® programming language

Media Type Roll or Fanfold; Continues or Perforated; die cut labels; Tags & Tickets

Media Sensing Label Gap, notch or reflective

Resolution/Dot pitch 203 dpi, 8 dots/mm
Media width (Min-Max) 12.5 - 118 mm
0.5 - 4.65 inches
Media Roll Size (Max) 125 mm, 5 inches (Internal); External media supply path available

Media Thickness

0.0635 - 0.254 mm
0.0025 - 0.01 inches
Printing width (Max) 104 mm
4.1 inches
Printing length (Max) 812 mm
32 inches
Label length (Min) 12.7 mm
0.5 inches
Bar-code Symbologies Code39, Code93, ITF, Codabar, UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, UPC and EAN 2 and 5-digit extensions, Plessey, Postnet, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code128 with subsets A/B/C and UCC Case Codes, Telepen, FIM & HIBC.

2D Codes: PDF-417, Maxi Code, Datamatrix & QR Code

Standard Interface USB
Full Speed USB1.1
RS232C, Baudrate from 2400-115200
Optional Interfaces Parallel IEEE1284 (Compatible, Nibble, ECP Mode)

Ethernet Lan

WiFi, Wireless LAN

Memory DRAM
8 Mb
Flash Memory
2 Mb
8 Mb, 0.5 Mb available for user

Flash Memory
2 Mb, 0.5 Mb available for user

Weight 3.6 Kg

External Dimensions

(W x D x H)
231 x 289 x 186 mm

Operating temp. range 0 to 40 ºC, Humidity 30 to 80%

Storage temp. range -20 to 60 ºC, Humidity 5 to 85%

Reliability MCBF 1000 km, Print Head 50 km

Safety compliance UL, C-UL, FCC : class A, CCC, CE Marking

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