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The new Citizen CL-E321, designed and built for performance

Fast, simple, stylish label printing - available in black or white.

Citizen Systems Europe, the leading manufacturer of high quality label, portable, POS and photo printers, has launched an innovative new label printer, which combines a unique and stylish design, in white or black colours, with outstanding features and reliability. The new CL-E321 transfer and direct thermal printer is fast, extremely compact, quick and easy to load. These features make it the ideal choice for applications ranging from high-end retail and healthcare, to logistics and courier services.

Simple to setup and use, the CL-E321 ensures trouble-free operation. It is fast, delivering print speeds of up to 200mm/sec (8’’/sec) at 203 dpi, and utilises standard full size, 300m ribbons, up to 127mm in width, with one inch cores. The cleverly designed ribbon holders smoothly load the ribbon from any angle, with arrows showing the winding direction, to eliminate the possibility of error. Media can easily be loaded into the Hi-LiftTM, 90° wide-opening case, which incorporates a ClickCloseTM closure mechanism and features a sleek, modern design; the white version in particular complements smart retail as well as medical environments.

The CL-E321 is well connected, featuring LAN, USB and Serial interfaces as standard, with full hardware and software compatibility. The printer can be operated remotely, with settings being adjusted via Citizen’s LinkServerTM management tool. To maximise the CL-E321’s flexibility still further, Citizen has also ensured that it has Cross-EmulationTM, Zebra® ZPL, Datamax® and EPL languages as standard; these are automatically selected to minimise the need for operator intervention.

The new printer also has a fully adjustable, locking media sensor that incorporates a label gap and black mark sensor, plus upper and lower tear bars, allowing labels to be removed in either direction. There is also a factor option barcode auto cutter for quick label removal. Maintenance is tool-free, with both the print head and platen being quick and simple to replace.

There are also options to upgrade the print resolution still further to 300dpi, with an alternative print head, and to incorporate an internal PSU.

Jörk Schüßler, Marketing Director EMEA at Citizen Systems Europe, said: “The new CL-E321 has been developed with outstanding style, ease of use and performance in mind. Our customers want reliable and fast printers that occupy the minimum of space, are easy to use and look great in customer-facing environments. With the CL-E321, we believe that we’ve not only met, but have exceeded their expectations with a printer that will set a new standard in the industry”.