CITIZEN CT-S280 Thermal Printer Series

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The Citizen CT-S280 low-cost thermal mini printer fits perfectly in a wide variety of logging applications. It combines high-speed, two-colour printing with a compact footprint and drop in paper loading for a reliable, versatile printer.

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Warranty specified is Back to Base (BTB) warranty Goodson Imports P/L.
Warranty commencement date is date of hardware Invoice.
Warranty covers Manufacturers Faulty Workmanship
Warranty excludes:

  • Power supply
  • Interface and Power Cables
  • Consumable products
  • Options
  • Software and Data Recovery
24 months
  • High Speed (80mm/sec) Direct Thermal Printing
  • Drop in Paper loading
  • Two Colour Printing (with Special Paper)
  • Barcode Printing
  • Compatibility (ESC/POS)
  • Easy to use configuration software
  • Low cost Thermal Printing
  • User-changeable interface
  • Available in Ivory & Black
  • Can also be hung upright
Datasheet101kb cts280_catalog_datasheet.pdf
User Manual1,059kb CT-S280ume.pdf
English model drivers74,762kb
Windows Driver5,051kb CIT_157aE.EXE
Command Reference Guide3,425kb CTS_PMU_CTP_CommandReference.pdf
MacOSX Driver418kb CIT_ctzpos-cups-1.2.0-0.dmg

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Parts layout details

Printing Method
Line thermal dot print method
Printing Width
48mm / 384 dots
Dot Pitch
8 × 8 dots / mm (203 dpi)
Printing Speed (Max.)
Max. 80mm/s.
Number of Columns
32 columns - Font A: 12 x 24 dots horizontal and vertical
42 columns - Font B: 9 x 24 dots
48 columns - Font C: 8 x 16 dots
Character Size
Font A:1.50 ×3.00 mm
Font B:1.13 × 3.00 mm
Font C:1.00 x 2.00 mm
Character Table/Code Pages
Alphanumeric, International, PC437 PC850/852/857/858/860/863/864/865/866/
WPC1252/Katakana/Thai code 18
Bar-code Type
UPC-A/E, JAN(EAN) 13/8 columns, ITF, CODE 39, CODE 128, CODABAR , CODE 93.
Line Spacing
4.23mm (1/6 inch) (changeable using commands)
Paper feed method
Paper Type
Thermal Paper Roll
Paper Width
58+0/-1 mm,
Paper Roll Diameter
Max Ø 83.0mm.
Paper Thickness
0.065 to 0.075mm
Paper Supply Method
Easy Paper Loading, Drop in and Print
Auto Cutter
Power LED. Feed Button,Error LED, Power switch
Print Buffer
4K bytes / 45 bytes
NV Memory
256 Kb (capable of storing user-defined characters and logos)
Paper end Sensor
Drawer Port
External Device Port
Serial (RS-232C compliant),Parallel. USB,
Driver available
Software Utilities
Utility software to customize print speed, darkness and to set up user font, logo, maintenance counter, etc.
Power Supply
Rated input: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 150 VA
Rated output: DC8.5V, 2.5 A
Power Consumption
Approx. 18 W (normal printing), 2W (standby)
External Dimensions (WxDxH)
106W x 170D x 116.5H mm
430g approx. AC adaptor 240g approx.
Operating Environment
5 to 40 °C, 10 to 85 % RH (no condensation)
Storage Environment
-20 to 60 °C, 10 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
Print head life: 50km, 100 million pulses
EMC/Safety Standards
UL, C-UL, FCC class A, TÜV, GS, CE marking, C-tick
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