CLS700 Overview

CLS700 Overview

Here is our CLS700 overview, these printers are used by our Premier Series because they provide a fast and high volume answer to printing number plates. This page highlights the important places and controls on the machine. Refer to this page when troubleshooting or to find out what a part is called.

Front View

CLS700 Overview

  • A: Top Cover – Open vertically to access the inside
  • B: Top Window – View ribbon & media status
  • C: Control Panel – Machine settings and alerts
  • D: Power Switch – Toggles mains power
  • E: Output – Printed media emerges here

Rear View

CLS700 Rear view

  • A: Parallel Interface – Connect to PC via parallel cable
  • B: Serial Interface – Connect to PC via serial cable
  • C: USB Interface – Connect to PC via a USB cable
  • D: Rear Vent – Discharges heat
  • E: Power Socket – Power cord inlet
  • F: Top Cover Hinges – Fixed hinge attachments

Control Panel

Citizen CLS700 Controls

  • A: LCD Display – Shows printer status and settings
  • B: Power LED – Lights up Green when on
  • C: Error LED – Lights or flashes Red to indicate an issue
  • D: Feed Key – Moves media into start position
  • E: Pause Key – Pauses current print job
  • F: Stop Key – Stops printing or cancels the alarm
  • G: Menu Key – Enters printer configuration menu


CLS700 Inside view

  • A: Print Unit – Ribbon & printing unit
  • B: Sensor Arm – Holds rear media sensor
  • C: Rear Sensor – Detects media position – Adjustable
  • D: Sensor Knob – Adjusts the left to right position of rear sensor
  • E: Front Sensor – Detects media position – Fixed
  • F: Left Media Guide – Fixed media guide
  • G: Right Media Guide – Adjustable media guide
  • H: Platen – Feeds and retracts media

Media Alignment Controls

CLS700 Media alignment controls

  • A: Media Thickness Screw – Adjusts print unit offset to match media size
  • B: Media Thickness Indicator – Window & markings for fine tuning
  • C: Media Width Knob – Adjusts print unit pressure to match media width
  • D: Media Width Indicator – Window & markings to fine tune print area
  • E: Print Unit Lever – Opens or locks print head unit
  • F: Sensor Arm Lever – Releases or locks the sensor arm

Roll Feed

CLS700 Roll feed

  • A: Print Unit – Lifts up for access to the roll recess
  • B: Sensor Arm – Detects perforation notches or marks
  • C: Media Arm – Holds reflective rolls
  • D: Media Bar – Holds arm & helps feed media

Install CLS700 Media Roll

Need Help?

These are the basic components that make up the Citizen CLS700 Thermal Printer. Please refer to your user or manufacturers guide for detailed information and specifications.

If you need further assistance contact our customer service team for help.