Receipt PrinterCT-S281

Compact size and equipped with an auto cutter as standard.
This model featuring Bluetooth and cash drawer kicker has been added to the lineup.

Paper Width
Print Method
Direct Thermal Printing
  • Auto Cutter
  • Buzzer
  • Cash Drawer Kicker
  • Drop-in Paper Loading
  • Internal Power Supply (with extended base option)
  • Receipts
  • Tickets
  • Kitchen
  • Barcodes
  • 2D Barcodes
  • Labels


  • Drop-in paper loading mechanism

    Loading paper is easy, making paper-changing a breeze

  • Lineup features models with Bluetooth

    Can be operated with a smartphone or tablet, for doing business in wider areas and more places.

  • Apple MFi licenses program certified and multi-OS compatible (iOS/Android/Windows). (CT-S281BD)

  • Android/iOS SDKs provided free of charge

  • Lineup includes models with cash drawer kicker feature (CT-S281BD)

  • Compact, lightweight design makes installation easy

  • Equipped with an auto cutter despite its small size

  • Equipped as standard for two-dimensional codes: PDF417, QR Code

Main Applications

  • POS/ECR Equipment

  • Measuring equipment/medical equipment

  • Printing from various instruments, terminals and machines

  • For printing various labels including product labels and direct marketing labels.

Used in the following industries

  • Financial

  • Retail

  • Food

  • Hospitality

  • Restaurants

  • Healthcare/Clinical

Basic Functions

  • Auto Cutter
  • Drop-in Paper Loading
  • Thermal
Supported Interfaces
  • USB
  • Serial
  • Bluetooth+USB
Available Drivers
  • Windows
  • OPOS
  • CUPS
Supported Platform by SDKs
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • Linux for ARM
Smartphone/Tablet Compatibility
  • AndroidBluetoothUSB
  • iOSBluetooth


Print Method Direct Thermal Printing
Printing Width (Total Dot Number) 48mm/384 dots
Dot Density Horizontal, Vertical 8 dots/mm (203 dpi)
Maximum Printing Speed 80mm/sec. (640 dots/sec.) *Label-specification model is 60mm/sec.
Printing Conditions: Print Rate 12.5%, Print Density 100%
Line Spacing 4.23mm (1/6 inch) configurable by command
Paper Thermal Paper Roll: 58mm
Paper Diameter: up to φ83mm
Paper Thickness: 60 to 100μm
Number of Columns Printable Font A: 32 columns (12×24 dots)
Font B: 42 columns (9×24 dots)
Font C: 48 columns (8×16 dots)
Kanji Font A: 16 columns (24×24 dots)
Kanji Font C: 24 columns (16×16 dots)
Character Size Font A: 1.5×3mm
Font B: 1.13×3mm
Font C: 1×2mm
Kanji Font A: 3×3mm
Kanji Font C: 2×2mm
Character Types Alphanumeric characters, international characters, PC437/850/852/857/858/860/863/864/865/866, WPC1252, Katakana, Thai code 18, Kanji (JIS first, second), Kana, JIS C 6226-1983
User Memory Flash memory can record user-created fonts or logos
Barcodes UPC-A/E, JAN (EAN) 13 digits/8 digits, ITF, CODE39, CODE 128, CODABAR, CODE93, PDF417, QR CODE
Interfaces Serial (RS-232C), USB, Bluetooth: Class 2 (Ver 2.0 + EDR, SPP Profile) + USB (Full Speed 2.0)
Input Buffer 4K or 45 bytes
Power Supply Voltage Rated Input: AC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, DC 8.5V (DC 8.5V is direct current without using AC adapter)
Usage Environment Operating Environment Temperature/Humidity: 5 to 45°C 10 to 85% RH (no condensation)
Storage Environment Temperature/Humidity: -20 to 60°C; 10 to 90% RH (no condensation)
Mass Main Unit: Approx. 630g
External Dimensions 106 (W) x 180 (D) x 105 (H) mm
Reliability Print Head Life: pulse-resistant 1x108 pulse (Print Rate 12.5%)
Wear Resistance 50km (room temperature, room humidity, specified recommended paper)
Standards Compliance VCCI Class B, UL, C-UL, FCC Class B, TUV, GS, CE Marking
Utility Software Printer Customization, POS Printer Utility
Drivers Windows, OPOS, POS for.NET, Java POS, Linux, CUPS
Accessories AC Cord: ×1
AC Adapter: ×1
Thermal Paper Roll for Testing (1 roll) *Label paper in case of label-specification model
CD-R (Driver, Manual, etc.)
Quick Start Guide
USB Cable Lamp (USB interface model) (×1)
Operation Panel Sheet (for wall hanging) (×1)



(Unit: mm)


For the interface, select one connection method from the available factory options.

Factory OptionsOne of the following connection methods can be selected

  • USB
  • Serial
  • Bluetooth+USB

    + Cash Drawer Kicker

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