• Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 White Printout
    300 dpi
    Small footprint
    Unique contemporary design
    Ideal for manufacturing and healthcare
    Ethernet LAN, USB and Serial interfaces as standard


The contemporary high-resolution label printer

Outstanding prints at 300 dpi

The Citizen CL-E331 completes the CL-E300 label printer family - not only is it fast, accurate and easy to operate - it prints at a high-resolution of 300 dpi, ideal for when a clearer and more detailed output is needed. The CL-E331 is capable of printing onto even the smallest of labels, from small part labels to detailed test tube labels. Therefore it’s perfect for use in a variety of settings in healthcare, manufacturing and retail environments, where intelligibility is paramount to adhering to safety standards and efficiency targets. As well as printing at a high resolution, the CL-E331 benefits from being high performing, with thermal transfer and direct thermal printing modes.

  • High quality resolution for printing at 300dpi
  • Compact, stylish design with a small footprint
  • Ethernet LAN, USB and Serial interfaces as standard
  • Quick and easy ribbon change and media loading
  • Exchangeable printhead allowing for 203 or 300dpi
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 White Printout
Citizen Label Printer  CL-E331 Black White Printout
Citizen Label Printer  CL-E331 Black
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 White Front
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 Black Back
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 White Open
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 Black Open 2
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 White Side Open
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 White Upperfront
Citizen Label Printer CL-E331 Black Front Printout
  • Paper width: Variable paper width - 1 inch (25.4 mm) – 4.6 inches (118.1 mm)

  • Paper load: Hi-Lift™ mechanism and ClickClose™ closure

  • Printing Speed:
    • Fast print out - 6 inches per second (150 mm per second)

  • Media support: Large media capacity - holds rolls up to 5 inches (127 mm)

  • Paper thickness: Paper thickness up to 0.150mm

  • Hi-Open™ case for vertical opening, no increase in footprint and safe closing.

  • Single button control panel

  • Case colour: Available in black or white

  • Media sensor:
    • Black mark sensor
    • Label gap sensor

  • Tear bar:
    • Upper and lower tear bar

Printing Technology Thermal Transfer + Direct Thermal
Print Speed (maximum)
  • 6 inches per second (150 mm/s)
Print Width (maximum) 4 inches (104 mm)
Media Width (min to max) 1 - 4.6 inches (25 - 118 mm)
Media Thickness (min to max) 63.5 to 190 μm
Media Sensor Fully adjustable gap, notch and reflective black mark
Media Length (min to max) 0.25 to 64 inches (6.35 to 1625.6 mm)
Roll Size (max), Core Size Inside diameter 5 inches (125 mm) Core size 1 inch (25mm)
Mechanism Hi-Lift™ metal mechanism with wide opening head
Flash (Non-Volatile Memory) 16 MB total, 4MB available for user
Drivers and software Free-of-charge from website, including support for various platforms
Size (W x D x H) and Weight
  • 178 x 266 x 173 mm, 2.6 Kg
Warranty 2 years manufacturer's warranty or 100 Kms on printer. 6 months or 50 Kms in TT mode or 30 Kms in DT mode on printhead
Emulations (Languages)
  • Datamax® DMX
  • Cross-Emulation™ - autoswitch between Zebra® and Datamax® emulations
  • Zebra® ZPL2®
  • CBI™ BASIC Interpreter
  • Eltron® EPL2®
Ribbon size 2.6 inches (60 mm) maximum outside diameter. 300 metres length. 1 inch (25 mm core)
Ribbon winding & type Ink side out. Wax, Wax/Resin or Resin Type
RAM (standard Memory) 32MB total, 4 MB available for user
  • Code3of9
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • EAN-13 (JAN-13)
  • EAN-8(JAN-8),
  • Codabar, ITF
  • CODE39
  • CODE93
  • CODE128
  • PDF 417
  • QR Code
  • GS1-Databar
  • Composit Symb
Media type Roll or fanfold media; die-cut, continuous or perforated labels, tags, tickets. Inside or outside wound
Cutter Guillotine type, factory installable
EMC and safety standards
  • CE
  • TUV
  • UL
  • FCC
  • VCCI
Number of Cuts 300,000 cuts on media 0.06-0.15mm; 100,000 cuts 0.15-0.25mm
  • 300 dpi
Main Interface Triple interface USB 2.0, RS-232 and 10/100 Ethernet

Accessories And Options

  • Auto cutter
  • High speed cutter

Naturally Citizen Green Concept

  • ENERGY STAR® compliant
  • Small footprint

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 & 10
  • Windows Server 2012, 2016 & 2019
  • Linux and Mac OS/X
  • Zebra® ZPL2®
  • Cross-Emulation™ - Automatically switch between Zebra® ZPL® and Datamax®
  • BASIC Interpreter - for data stream processing
  • Linux CUPS
  • EPL2 Emulation
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2022


  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmacy
  • Retail

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