Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers

The CT-S281 is a lightweight and easy to use printer.  Ideal for printing receipts, 2D and QR bar codes, this robust unit is simple to use, and features an integrated automatic cutter, capable of full or partial cuts. Other features include fast drop-in paper loading, flash memory for storing logos and a long life thermal print head, rated for at least 50km.

  • The CT-S281 is the industry's most advanced two-inch thermal printer. Featuring a powerful one million cut rated auto-cutter that supports both full and partial cuts, hi-speed text and graphics, and two-dimensional barcode printing the CT-S281 packs a lot into small footprint package. Additional features include drop-in paper loading, expanded paper thickness range (0.06 to 0.1mm), and a paper out/near-end sensor. The CT-S281 can be desktop or wall-mounted and comes with either a serial or USB interface, plus a complete drivers CD and downloadable customization utility to customize print speed, darkness, and default font.



    • Auto-Cutter
    • 80 mm/sec print speed
    • Built-in input buffer
    • Built-in rotating gear to recover from paper jams
    • 2D/PDF417 bar code support allows wider applications
    • Horizontal or wall-mount installation
    • FCC Class B complied (Compliant if the Citizen Systems AC adapter (28AD series) is used)
    • Compact design
    • Two-color printing
    • Low-noise printing

  • General Information
    Manufacturer: Citizen Micro HumanTech
    Manufacturer Part Number: CT-S281RSU-BK-P
    Manufacturer Website Address:
    Brand Name: Citizen
    Product Model: CT-S281
    Product Name: CT-S281 Receipt Printer
    Product Type: Direct Thermal Printer
    Technical Information
    Recommended Use: Receipt Print
    Print Color: Monochrome
    Maximum Mono Print Speed: 80 mm/s
    Maximum Print Resolution: 203 dpi
    Number of Columns: 48
    Maximum Print Width: 1.89"
    Bar Code Symbology Supported: Codabar, Code 93, PDF-417, QR Code, UPC-A, UPC-E, JAN, ITF, Code 39, Code 128
    Features: Cutter
    Standard Memory: 4 KB
    Serial Port: Yes
    Cutting Method: Automatic
    Media Types & Handling
    Media Type: Thermal Paper
    Media Sensor: Out Of Paper Sensor
    Media Thickness: 3.9 mil
    Label Core Size: 3.3" (83 mm)
    Power Description
    Input Voltage: 110 V AC, 220 V AC
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor: Desktop
    Color: Black
    Height: 4.1" (105 mm)
    Width: 4.2" (106 mm)
    Depth: 7.1" (180 mm)
  • Healthcare icon Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers can be used in Health care Industry
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    Logistics icon Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers Mostly used in Logistics Industry for Asset Managemnet and Tracking
    Manufacturing icon Manufacturing Industry uses Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers
    Government icon Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers used in various Government Sectors
    Travel & Leisure icon Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers for Travel & Leisure
    Special Materials icon Citizen CT-S281 Bill Printers for Special Materials

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