The XL5-40 is a 4-inch (114mm) Desktop Direct Thermal Linerless Label printer featuring an ergonomic clamshell design with economical linerless labelling features to allow the printing and cutting of various paper lengths for a range of applications within the Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare industries. Available as the XL5-40 (203dpi) and XL5-43 (300dpi) resolution options, the XL5-40’s standard model (XL5-40) offers strong data processing and print speeds up to 6 ips (152mm/sec), with of 64MB SDRAM-DDR2, 128 MB Flash.

Accompanied with a full-width Auto Cutter and Media Support and Taken Sensor (label present sensor). Complimented by enhanced reliability through a Specialized Paper Path, Guillotine Cutting System and Anti-Curl support and optional LED or LCD displays. The XL5-40 is backed by a 2-year standard warranty.

Supporting multiple connectivity options, the XL5-40 comes with Dual USB 2.0 and USB Host as standard, plus optional, Dual-WLAN, Dual-Bluetooth, Serial or Ethernet. With the USB host port allowing the duplication of existing printer settings and data to another estate printers through its Twin Function™.  The XL5-40 is compatible with market leading programming languages including SLCS™, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™. The printer is accompanied with comprehensive firmware and software options, including BIXOLON’s XPM™ and XCM™ web-based printer profile management, Simple Network Management Protocol (MIB file) and SoftAP & Smart Connection™ for easy Wi-Fi setup. Alongside compatibility with label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist-II™ and BarTender®.


  • 4-inch (114mm) Desktop Direct Thermal Linerless Label printer
  • Impressive data processing and print speed up to 6 ips (152mm/sec) to produce high quality text, graphics and barcodes
  • Interface Standard: USB2.0 + USB Host, plus optional 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, Dual-Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic + LE), Serial or Ethernet
  • Standard USB Host supports Twin Function™ allowing the copying of printer settings and data from one printer to another
  • Full-width linerless Auto Cutter with Media Support and Taken Sensor (label present sensor)
  • Enhanced reliability through a Specialized Paper Path, Guillotine Cutting System and Anti-Curl support
  • Linerless labelling allows to print and cut variable lengths of labels
  • Optional LED or LCD menu choices
  • Reduced maintenance due to two easy maintenance, long lasting platen rollers
  • Compatible with BPL-Z™ (ZPLII), BPL-E™ (EPL) as well as SLCS™ (BIXOLON)
  • Twin function™ and free advanced-level label editing software
  • SoftAP & Smart Connection™ - Easy Wi-Fi setup
  • XPM™ & XCM™ - Web based printer management software and connection app
  • Fully compatible with market-leading programming languages
  • Compatible with label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist™-II and Seagull’s BarTender® UltraLite
  • Energy Star Certified
  • 2 year warranty as standard


Print MethodDirect Thermal
Print SpeedXL5-40: Up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec), XL5-43: Up to 5 ips (127 mm/sec)
Print ResolutionXL5-40: 203dpi, XL5-43: 300dpi
Print WidthXL5-40: Up to 108 mm, XL5-43: Up to 105.7 mm
Print Length30 ~ 1,000 mm
SensorGap(Fixed) / Black mark(Adjustable), Head Open, Paper Taken Sensor
Media TypeLinerless : Continuous, Black Mark Linered : Gap, Black Mark, Fan-Fold
Media Width20 ~ 114mm
Media Roll DiameterUp to 127mm
Media Thickness0.09 ~ 0.20mm
Inner Core38.1mm
Dimensions (WxDxH)186 x 287.7 x 173 mm (7.32 x 11.33 x 6.81 inch)
Weight2.8kg (6.17lb.)
ElectricalEnergyStar Certified, External Power Adaptor 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
DisplayStandard: None Optional: FSTN LCD (200 x 100 pixels)
MemoryStandard: 64 MB SDRAM-DDR2, 128 MB Flash Optional: ① 64 MB SDRAM(LPDDR), 128 MB Flash ② 256 MB SDRAM(LPDDR) , 256 MB Flash
InterfaceStandard: USB2.0 + USB Host Optional: ① USB2.0 + USB Host + WLAN ② USB2.0 + USB Host + Bluetooth ③ USB2.0 + USB Host + Serial + Ethernet ④ USB2.0 + USB Host + Serial + Ethernet + WLAN ⑤ USB2.0 + USB Host + Serial + Ethernet + Bluetooth WLAN: Built-in type, 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4G and 5G) Bluetooth: Built-in type, V4.2 Classic / LE, Class 1, MFi certified Ethernet: 10/100Mbps
TemperatureOperating: 0 ~ 40℃ (32 ~ 104℉) Storage: -20 ~ 60℃ (-4 ~ 140℉)
HumidityOperating: 10 ~ 80% RH Storage: 10 ~ 90% RH
EmulationSLCS™, BPL-Z™ (ZPLII), BPL-E™ (EPL)
Driver / UtilityWindows Driver (Europlus / Seagull), Linux / Mac CUPS Driver, Virtual COM USB / Ethernet Driver, Utility Program, OPOS / JPOS Driver, Bartender Ultralite for BIXOLON, Label Artist-II™
SDK / PluginAndroid / iOS / Windows SDK, Linux SDK, Chrome SDK, Xamarin SDK
ApplicationLabel Artist™ Mobile (Android, iOS), mPrint App (iOS), mPrint Server (Windows, iOS)
MDMBIXOLON Profile Manager - XPM™, XCM™ (Windows, Android)
FontsBitmap Fonts (SLCS™ , BPL-Z, BPL-E) / Scalable Fonts (SLCS™, BPL-Z) / Unicode supported (UTF-8, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE)
GraphicsSupporting user-defined fonts, graphics, formats and logos
Barcode Symbologies1D: Codabar, Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-13, EAN-8, Industrial 2-of-5, Interleaved 2-of-5, Logmars, MSI, Plessey, Postnet, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), Standard 2-of-5, UPC/EAN extensions, UPC-A, UPC-E, IMB 2D: Aztec, Codablock, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR code, TLC 39