Unique design in white or black, with outstanding features and reliability

The new Citizen CL-E321 combines a unique and stylish design with outstanding performance and reliability, all in a compact, easy to use package. Designed for quick media and ribbon changes, the CL-E321 is equipped with wide 90 degree Hi-LiftTM opening mechanism, full connectivity and printer emulations. 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 , CL-E321 delivers speeds of 200mm/sec at 203dpi, with thermal transfer and direct thermal printing and it is available in black or white.

• Compact, stylish design with a small footprint
• Ethernet LAN, USB and Serial interfaces as standard
• Quick and easy ribbon change and media loading

Key Benefits

  • 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:

    • Ultra fast print out - up to 200mm per second (8 inches per second)
  • Media support: Large media capacity - holds rolls up to 5 inches (127 mm)

  • Paper thickness: Paper thickness up to 0.150mm

  • Case colour: Available in black or white

  • Media sensor:

    • Adjustable media sensor
    • Black mark sensor
  • Tear bar:

    • Upper and lower tear bar



Printing Technology Thermal Transfer + Direct Thermal
Print Speed (maximum)
  • 8 inches per second (200 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 and reflective black mark
Media Length (min to max) 0.25 to 100 inches (6.35 to 2540 mm)
Roll Size (max), Core Size Inside diameter 5 inches (125 mm) Core size 1 inch (25mm)
Case Hi-Open™ industrial ABS case with safe close
Mechanism Clamshell, easy-to-load, wide opening design
Control panel One LED, Control key: FEED
Flash (Non-Volatile Memory) 16 MB total, 4MB available for user
Drivers and software Free-of-charge on CD with printer, 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 on printer. 6 months or 50 Kms 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
  • Composit Symb
  • GS1-Databar
  • QR Code
  • PDF 417
  • CODE128
  • CODE93
  • CODE39
  • Codabar, ITF
  • EAN-8(JAN-8),
  • EAN-13 (JAN-13)
  • UPC-E
  • UPC-A
  • Code3of9
Media type Roll or fanfold media; die-cut, continuous or perforated labels, tags, tickets. Inside or outside wound
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
Pause after printing for tearing Yes
  • 203 dpi
Main Interface Triple interface USB 2.0, RS-232 and 10/100 Ethernet