May 10, 2012

Citizen CMP-20 and CMP-30 barcode printers – robust, long-running and easy to operate

By Databazaar Blog


Citizen’s CMP-20 / CMP-30 barcode printers are compact, rugged and easy-to-operate. Designed to handle larger diameter paper rolls and powered by long lasting lithium-ion battery packs, these printers can be used in day long printing operations. They are ideal for use in Field Automation, Super Market checkout counters, Hospitals and Healthcare industry, Warehousing/Logistics, Ticketing, Labeling and other mobile applications that require printed receipts.

The drop-in loader enables easy media loading and the helpful paper-end indicator lets you know when to reload paper. Cover-open, Low battery and Head temperature sensors are also included. The integrated tear bar allows for easy paper tear off.

Print speeds of 80mm/sec (CMP-20) and 100 mm/sec (CMP-30) ensure high-productivity, and with the availability of two font sizes you can print 32/42 characters per line on the CMP-20 and 48/64 characters per line on the CMP-30. ASCII, International characters, alphanumeric characters and Windows Code page are supported.

An A/C adapter has been provided for recharging the batteries while on the printer or via an external charging station. The high-impact ABS plastic packaging enables these printers to withstand occasional knocks and scrapes. Standard connectivity features include RS-232C serial connector, USB 2.0 interface, Bluetooth and Wireless. Support for Magnetic Stripe Card and IC Card reader is optional.


The CMP-20 and CMP-30 are robust, efficient, easy-to-use, portable barcode printers from Citizen.
MSRP: CMP-30 price range $332–$645.30; CMP-20 price range $236.40–$456.80




Specs that matter

Notable Features:Portable barcode printers – CMP-30 (3”) and CMP-20 (2”); Line thermal dot printing; Designed for larger diameter paper rolls; Lithium-ion battery pack for day long printing; High-impact ABS plastic packaging; Flexible interface options; Mobile printing; Optional magnetic stripe card reader; ESC/POS emulation; CMP-30 is also CPCL compatible
Printer Resolution:203 x 203 dpi
Paper Sizes:CMP-20: Thermal paper roll width: 58mm, diameter up to 48mm; CMP-30: 25–80mm, 1.00–3.15 inches, diameter up to 56mm
Paper Compatibility:Thermal paper roll
Standard Interface:RS-232C serial, US 2.0, Bluetooth, Wireless
OS Compatibility:Windows compatible drivers for desktop and mobile operating systems
Warranty:1 year

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