Citizen Introduces Three New Printers: CL-S700, CT-S851 & CT-S601

Posted February 25, 2010

Citizen Systems America Corporation, a supplier of world-class printing solutions, expanded its portfolio of Next Best Printing Solutions with the introduction of the CL-S700DT barcode/label printer, the CT-S851 front exit receipt printer and the CT-S601 value receipt printer. All of these new products are backwards compatible with previous Citizen models and fully plug and play with current competitor’s models.

“Investing in new products, in these economic times, is more important than ever” says Oscar Ibarra, Executive Vice President.” Our commitment to R&D and to our customers and partners is stronger than ever. We will continue to deliver the Next Best Printing Solutions throughout the world by offering the best value in their category – richer feature sets, cutting edge functionality and better pricing with the same high quality and reliability that all customers have come to know and expect from the Citizen Brand.”

With improved designs, the new models are engineered to provide an unsurpassed customer experience:


The CL-S700 prints at up-to 10 inches per second – the fastest in the category. It’s all-steel frame and cabinet is constructed for ruggedness and reliability. It uses direct thermal or thermal transfer technology as well as a revolutionary Cross-Emulation™ control board to allow users to easily switch from Datamax™ to Zebra™ emulations with the touch of a button and with the ease of a large programmable LCD control panel. The CL-S700 also features a unique front-loading label rewinder option; which allows for all rewinder loading and unloading from the front of the printer, and it’s cabinet’s Hi-Lift™ design that opens vertically a full 90° allows for easy media loading, easy access and placement of the printer in confined settings. It ships with Windows™ 2000, XP and Vista drivers and also comes with label making software.The CL-S700 features parallel, serial, USB and Ethernet interfaces as options, and it is backed by a two-year warranty.


The CT-S851 represents the industry’s first “Front Exit” and “Intelligent” POS printer with a back lit graphic LCD display; which includes an editor to customize display messages – a great value-add for end users. At 300mm/second print speed, it is the “Next Best POS Printing Solution” when a front exit receipt is required. It is equipped to send the printer status back, has an USB-Hub interface to hook up another input device, such as a signature or PIN pad or biometric scanner (finger print reader), to the CT-S851 printer instead of to the PC – minimizing extra cables. The CT-S851 has an internal memory large enough to store logos, footers, custom fonts, keywords and downloading custom applications. The CT-S851 is ideal for a variety of applications and any environment, and comes standard with USB interface, RS-232 serial or Centronics parallel interfaces as well as the following printer drivers: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Java POS, OPOS and CUPS.


The CT-S601 receipt printer moves at 200mm/second, providing fast printing results for customers. It is also equipped to send the printer status back; three LED’s and a buzzer indicate printer status and errors. It’s versatile design supports three-inch (83 and 80 mm) and two-inch (60 and 58 mm) paper widths. A built-in power supply option is available. The unit has memory switches making customization possible, and it supports barcode and 2D barcode symbologies. The CT-S601 is your Next Best Printing Solution for your receipt applications as it offers more features for less price than any other competitive model. It is also fully compatible with previous Citizen models and with competitive models including the Epson TM-T88IV, Star TSP-100 and Samsung Bixolon SRP-350.

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