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LINE THERMAL PRINTERS
CT-S281/281Label

Category Paper width Printing speed Model
POS Printers 2 inch 80 mm/sec. CT-S280 CT-S281/281L
150 mm/sec. CT-S310
160 mm/sec. CT-S310II
200 mm/sec. CT-S601 CT-S651
220 mm/sec. CT-S2000/2000L
300 mm/sec. CT-S801 CT-S851
3 inch 150 mm/sec. CT-S310
160 mm/sec. CT-S310II
200 mm/sec. CT-S601 CT-S651
220 mm/sec. CT-S2000/2000L
300 mm/sec. CT-S801 CT-S851
4 inch 150 mm/sec. CT-S4000/4000L
Panel Printers 2 inch 150 mm/sec. CT-P291
3 inch 150 mm/sec. CT-P293
Mobile Printers 2 inch 50 mm/sec. CMP-10
80 mm/sec. CMP-20, CMP-20Bluetooth/WiFi
3 inch 100 mm/sec. CMP-30, CMP-30Bluetooth/WiFi

CT-S281/281Label


CT-S281 Cool White


CT-S281 Black


CT-S281 Cool White
Wall-mount


Paper roll

58mm



80mm/sec printing speed



Receipt


Ticket


Kitchen


Barcode
printing


2D QR-code
PDF417
printing


2 color
printing



Label
printing


Black mark



Paper
Drop in


Built-in
Power


2 Color
Printing



Serial


USB



Features

The CT-S281 is the industry's most advanced two-inch thermal printer. Featuring a powerful one million cut rated auto-cutter that supports both full and partial cuts, hi-speed text and graphics, and two-dimensional barcode printing the CT-S281 packs a lot into small footprint package.

  • Auto-Cutter
  • 80 mm/sec print speed
  • Built-in input buffer
  • Built-in rotating gear to recover from paper jams
  • 2D/PDF417 bar code support allows wider applications
  • Horizontal or wall-mount installation
  • FCC Class B complied (Compliant if the Citizen Systems AC adapter (28AD series) is used)
  • Compact design
  • Two-color printing
  • Low-noise printing

Auto Cutter

Easy paper jam recover
Only to dial the knob for release paper jam without tools.


Easy paper loading
Just drop paper in and close the cover.

Wall-mount installation available


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Specifications

Model CT-S281 (For Europe/Asia) CT-S281 (For the Americas)
Printing method Line thermal dot printing
Printing width 48mm / 384 dots/line
Dot pitch 8 × 8 dots/mm (203 dpi)
Printing speed Max. 80mm/sec (fastest, print density 100%), 640 dot-lines/sec.
Number of print
columns and characters
Font
Maximum number
of characters
Character size
Dot configuration
Font A 32 columns 1.50 × 3.00mm 12 × 24 dots
Font B 42 columns 1.13 × 3.00mm 9 × 24 dots
Font C 48 columns 1.00 × 3.00mm 8 × 16 dots
Character type Alphanumeric, International, PC437/850/852/857/858/860/ 863/864/865/866, WPC1252, Katakana, Thai Code 18
User memory 256 KB (capable of storing user-defined characters and logos)
Barcode type UPC-A/E, JAN (EAN) 13/8 columns, ITF, CODE39, CODE128, CODEBAR, CODE93, PDF417, QR Code
Line spacing 4.23mm (1/6 inch) (changeable using commands)
Paper roll Paper roll: 58mm × ,max.Φ83mm
Label paper roll: 58mm × max.Φ83mm
Paper thickness: 60 to 100µm
Interface Serial (RS-232C compliant), USB
Buffer size 4K bytes/45 bytes
Supply voltage DC8.5V&plusminus;5%
Power consumption Approx. 18W (normal printing), 2W (standby)
AC adapter Rate input: AC100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, 150VA
Rate output:DC8.5V, 2.5A
Weight (approx) Printer:Approx.630g
AC adapter:Approx.240g
Outside dimensions 106 (W) × 180 (D) × 105 (H) mm
Operating temperature
and humidity
5 to 40°C, 10 to 85% RH (no condensation)
Storage temperature
and humidity
-20 to 60°C, 10 to 90% RH (no condensation)
Reliability *1 Printer head life: 50km, 100 million pulses
Auto cutter: 1 million cuts
Safety standard *2
standards
TÜV, GS, CE marking UL, C-UL, FCC class B

*1: At normal temperature/humidity, using recommended paper and paper thickness of 65µm.

*2: Compliant if the Citizen Systems AC adapter (28AD series) is used.

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Type Classification

CT-S281
RS
(1)
E
(2)
BK
(3)
PL
(4)
M1
(5)
(1) Interface RS: Serial (RS-232C)
UB: USB
(2) Market E: Europe/Asia
U: The Americas
(3) Body case color WH: Cool white
BK: Black
(4) Sensor P: With PNE sensor
PL: With PNE sensor and label sensor
(5) Black mark sensor M1: With Black mark sensor

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Accesories

Standard Accesories


AC Adapter


AC Code


CD-R
(Manuals, Drivers, Utility softwares)


Sample roll paper


USB cable clamp
(USB Interface model)


Operation panel
(for wall mounting)


Quick start guide


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Download

Driver

You can download complete drivers.

Customization

You can download a utility software to customize print speed, darkness and to set up user' font, logo, maintenance counter, etc.


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