CBM-253 Thermal Label Printer

  • Manufacturer: CITIZEN
  • Manufacturer's code: CBM-253-RF230D
  • Availability: In Stock
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  • Net Price: $299.32 $368.16

This printer is under 30 day warranty. The goods come from liquidation warehouse sale.


Printing method Direct heat coloring system (Direct thermal)
Printing direction Line feeding by friction feeding
Effective printing area

Effective Printing width:

56mm 448 dots/line (Thermal paper)

53mm 424 dots/line (Thermal label paper)

Dot density

Main scanning line density: 8 dots/mm. (203 dpi)

Number of columns

37 columns (Font 1 , Thermal paper)

49 columns (Font 2, Thermal label paper)

35 columns (Font 1, Thermal paper)

47 columns (Font 2, Thermal label paper)

Printing speed

400 dot lines/second

(Approximately 11 lines/second when the line feeding amount is l/6 inch.)
However, depending on the combination of the communication time, data,
and control codes, the printing speed may be slower.

Paper feeding speed

50 mm/second

(Approximately 11 lines/second when the line feeding amount is 1/6 inch.)

Line feeding pitch

l/6 inch (Default value)

Possible to change the pitch using the control codes
(Minimum width 1/203 inch)

Character types

Alphanumeric characters         95 characters

International characters          32 characters

Character configuration

12 × 24 (Font 1 including 2-dot horizontal spacing)

9 × 17 (Font 2 including 2-dot horizontal spacing)

Font 1 is selected as the default.

Character size

1.25 × 3.0 (mm) (Font 1)

0.88 × 2.13 (mm) (Font 2)

Character enlargement rates

Standard size, double wide. double height, double wide and height

Specified paper (Roll paper)

Thermal paper

Paper width

60.0 mm± mm

Paper thickness


Diameter of paper roll

φ83 mm maximum

Roll paper core

Internal diameter φ12.0 mm

External diameter φ18.0 mm


Serial interface (RS-232C)

Data buffer

4KB or 45B (Selectable by dip switch setting)

Paper and sensor

Detection of whether there is paper or not. (Mechanical u nit)
Near-end detection (Paper holder unit) 


Rotary system, full cut type (AC-7)

Note: Auto-cutter operation will not be possible while the printer is printing.
Note: After switching on the printer. carry out cutting one time in order to determine the position.
Note: In case of using thermal label paper, paste of label may stick to cutter blade.

Drawer kick-out connector

Drawer kick-out drive terminal × 2
Detection of drawer open/close terminal × l

Power source voltage

AC 230V+10% 50/60Hz

Power consumption

Approximately 20W (during character printing)

Approximately 40W (during full printing)


Approximately 2.2kg

Operating temperature


Storage temperature

-10°C~50°C (Excluding the recording paper)

Operating humidity

35~80% (Non-condensing)

Storage humidity

30~90% (Non-condensing, excluding the recording paper)

Head lifetime

Pulse resistance : 5 × 107 pulses

Wear resistance : 30 km

(At a printing rate of less than 25.0%, with a resistance value change rate of 15% or less.)

Cutter lifetime

500,000 cuts (At no paste of label on cutter blade.)