Extreme Reliability, Eco-Friendly and Cost Efficient

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 and Simple Network Management Protocol (MIB file). Alongside compatibility with label design software including BIXOLON’s Label Artist-II™ and BarTender®.

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Extreme Reliability

– Anti-jamming, anti-curling and two long-lasting platen rollers equipped
– Specifically designed paper path
– Guillotine cutting system with a peel-off sensor, Taken Sensor™
– Reliability at its finest in any harsh environment with BIXOLON supply, B-linerless™
– Compatible with many certified linerless media by BIXOLON

Green Solutions

– Up to 40% more label length available on a linerless paper per roll compared to linered media
– Flexible to print multiple length media on a roll
– Cutting storage and transportation expenses while reducing down time
– Nil to landfill silicon backed liner

Functional Operations

– Fast linerless printing speed up to 6ips (152mm/sec).
– Dual-mode Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic and LE) or Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4 GHz) connectivity
– Twin function™ and free advanced-level label editing software
– XPM™ & XCM™ – Web-based printer management software and connection app


Print Characteristics
Print MethodDirect Thermal
Print Speed"XL5-40: Up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec)XL5-43: Up to 5 ips (127 mm/sec) "
Print Resolution"XL5-40: 203dpiXL5-43: 300dpi"
Print Width"XL5-40: Up to 108 mmXL5-43: Up to 105.7 mm"
Print Length30 ~ 1,000 mm
SensorGap(Fixed) / Black mark(Adjustable), Head Open, Paper Taken Sensor
Media Characteristics
Media Type"Linerless : Continuous, Black MarkLinered : Gap, Black Mark, Fan-Fold"
Media Width20 ~ 114mm
Media Roll DiameterUp to 127mm
Media Thickness0.09 ~ 0.20mm
Supply Method
Inner Core38.1 mm (1.5 inch) - Recommended, 25.4 mm (1 inch)
Ribbon Characteristics
Ribbon Type
Ribbon Width
Ribbon Length
Core Inner Diameter
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (WxDxH)"186 x 287.7 x 173 mm(7.32 x 11.33 x 6.81)"
Electrical"EnergyStar Certified, External Power Adaptor 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz"
Display"Standard: NoneOptional: FSTN LCD (200 x 100 pixels)"
Performance Characteristics
Memory"Standard: 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB FlashOptional: ① 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB Flash ② 256 MB SDRAM, 256 MB Flash"
Interface"Standard: USB +USB HostOptional: ① USB+USB Host+WLAN ② USB+USB Host+Bluetooth ③ USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet ④ USB+USB Host+Serial+Ethernet+WLAN ⑤ USB+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 certifiedEthernet: 10/100Mbps"
Real Time ClockSupported(Option)
Environment Characteristics
Temperature"Operating: 0 ~ 40℃ (32 ~ 104℉)Storage: -20 ~ 60℃ (-4 ~ 140℉)"
Humidity"Operating: 10 ~ 80% RHStorage 10 ~ 90% RH"
Thermal Print Head (TPH)12 months or 25 Km (whichever comes first)
Auto Cutter12 months or 300,000 cut (whichever comes first)
Platen Roller12 months or max 25km (whichever comes first)
EmulationSLCS™, BPL-Z™ (ZPLII), BPL-E™ (EPL)
Driver/Utility"Windows Driver (Europlus/Seagull)Linux/Mac CUPS DriverVirtual COM USB/Ethernet DriverUtility ProgramOPOS/JPOS DriverBartender Ultralite for BIXOLONLabel Artist-II™SAP® Device Driver"
SDK/Plugin"Android/iOS/Windows SDK Linux SDKChrome SDKXamarin SDK"
Application"Label Artist™Mobile (Android,iOS)mPrint App (iOS)mPrint Server (Windows, iOS)"
MDM(Optional)BIXOLON Profile Manager - XPM™, XCM™ (Windows, Android)
Fonts"Bitmap 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 Symbologies"1D: 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, IMB2D: Aztec, Codablock, Code 49, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, MicroPDF417, PDF417, QR code, TLC 39 "
StandardUSB cable
OptionalSerial cable


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