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Label printers XC series
For two-color printing

XC4, XC6 - the GHS label printers for two-color printing

Two print units are arranged one behind the other to achieve simultaneous printing with two colors on one label.

Ribbon-saver mechanism on one print head.

Compliant to the GHS regulations for classification and labeling.

Picking up large label rolls with up to 300 mm diameter.

Warning labels
Two-color printing, for example warning labels compliant to GHS
 Label printer XC4
Printable resolution dpi 300
Print speed up to mm/s 125
Print width up to mm 105.6
 Label printer XC6
Printable resolution dpi 300
Print speed up to mm/s 125
Print width up to mm 162.6

We gladly assist you in the selection of proper ribbons.

Accessories for label printers XC series

Perforation and cutter

Cutter CU4

Paper labels, self-adhesive labels, cardboard, textile and plastic materials as well as shrink tubes can be cut.

Perforation cutter PCU4

In addition, the materials can be perforated before they are manually separated.

Stacker with cutter

Stacker ST4 L with cutter

The printed materials are cut and stacked. If the maximum stack height is reached, printing is interrupted. Even stiff or curved materials can be processed. We recommend to have these applications tested at our premise.


Video: GHS label printer XC6

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New label software cablabel S3

The software, which was developed by cab, opens the full potential of cab devices during label design.

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Marking in the laboratory

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XC series
Label printer XC6

1 Large graphic display
White backlight provides good readability.

2 Ribbon holder
The three-part tightening axles enable the ribbon to be quickly and easily exchanged.

3 Plungers
One is fixed at the inner side. The second is adjusted that far to the edge of the label until a good print image is ensured.

4 Antistatic brush
Particularly with plastic materials the electrostatic charge is discharged after printing.

5 Periphery connection
Additional modules are quick and easy to connect. All peripheral devices are plugged to the printer with the help of two pins and are fixed with a screw.

6 Ribbon-saver mechanism on print head 1
to be used with labels that are only partially printed. Within unprinted areas the print head is lifted and the ribbons is stopped during label feed.

7 Rugged metal chassis
made of cast aluminum. Basis to assemble all the units

8 Roll holder
picking up label rolls up to 300 mm. With the help of the swing lever and the integrated brake labels are unwound with constant tension.

9 Fanfold guide
Fanfold labels are set behind the print unit. The guide and the additional brake ensure that they are safely fed to the print mechanics.

DR4S     DR4S

10 Print roller DRS
It has an extra long service life at a higher imprint tolerance. Coating: silicone

Overview technical data A8+ and X series (PDF)

standard Standard     Option 1.3 1.4
Label printer XC4 XC6
Print head  
Material feed left-aligned left-aligned
Printing method Thermal transfer standard standard
Printing method Thermal direct - -
Printable resolution dpi 300 300
Print speed up to mm/s 125 125
Print width up to mm 105.6 162.6
Roll: Paper, cardboard, plastics such as
Roll: PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec
standard standard
Labels Width mm 20 - 116 46 - 176
Labels Height mm 20 - 2,000 20 - 2,000
Labels Thickness mm 0.05 - 0.2 0.05 - 0.2
Liner material Width mm 24 - 120 50 - 180
Roll Outside diameter up to mm 300 300
Roll Core diameter mm 76 - 100
Roll Winding outside or inside
Ink side outside or inside
Roll diameter up to mm 72
Core diameter mm 25
Variable length up to m 360
Width up to mm 114 165
Printer sizes and weights
Width x Height x Depth mm 248 x 395x 554 358 x 395 x 554
Weight kg 22 24
Label sensor with position indication
Gap sensor for labels, punch marks or print marks in transparent materials and end of material
Reflective sensor from below or top (option) for print marks in not transparent materials and end of material
Distance sensor to locating edge mm 5 - 53
Processor 32 bit clock rate MHz 266
Main storage (RAM) MB 64
Data storage (IFFS) MB Flash 8
Slot for CompactFlashType I standard
Slot for WLAN card standard
Battery buffer for real-time clock standard
Acoustic error signal standard
USB 2.0 Hi-speed slave to connect a PC standard
Ethernet 10 / 100 Mbit/s LPD, RawIP-Printing, FTP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP, TIME, Zeroconf, mDNS, SOAP
Periphery connection standard
2 x USB host for Service Key, USB memory stick, keyboard, barcode scanner, external operation panel
Operating data
Power supply 100 - 240 VAC ~ 50/60 Hz, PFC
Power consumption W 100 - 300 depending from the type of device
Temperature / humidity Operation 5 - 40°C / 10 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity Storage 0 - 60°C / 20 - 80% not condensing
Temperature / humidity Transport – 25 - 60°C / 20 - 80% not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC, CB, cULus, CCC

For more technical data please read the product brochure (PDF)

  1. Limitations may apply to small labels, thin materials or strong adhesives. Critical applications need to be tested.
  2. The ribbon should at least correspond with the width of the liner material.
New service manual XC

Learn more on replacing assembly units, adjustments and troubleshooting for XC series.

Download service manual (PDF, 6,7 MB)

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Controlling cab label printers quickly and easily from SAP R/3 using SAPScript.

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Accessories for Label printer XC4

Accessories for Label printer XC6

Video: cab GHS label printer XC6 - For two-color printing

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3D CAD models

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Services and trainings

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Here you can download firmware, drivers and software. Documentation on label software, printers programming and administration as well as integration of cab printers into SAP systems:
Label software

Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      Firmware X2
      Firmware MACH4, A+, XD4, XC, Hermes+, Hermes C, PX
      ZIP - 3.19 MB 3.51 05/07/2021
      Release Notes Firmware X2
      Firmware MACH4, A+, XD4, XC, Hermes+, Hermes C, PX
      cab TXT - 12 KB 3.32 - 3.51 05/07/2021
      Windows 32 & 64 bit (starting from Vista)
      ZIP - 14.11 MB 02/02/2021
      Thai Font
      min. Firmware Version 3.11
      ZIP - 811 KB 02/02/2021
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Windows Driver
      32/64 Bit (Vista - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows 8.1 - Windows 10 - Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019) CERTIFIED
      ZIP - 9.37 MB 5.3.03 05/10/2020
  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Database Connector - old -
      Replaced by „Database Connector“ and „LogService”
      ZIP - 1.69 MB 4.2 17/08/2017 English
    • Other languages

      • Title Format Version Last change Language
        cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
        Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
        ZIP - 61.88 MB 09/12/2020
        cablabel S3 Pro
        Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
        ZIP - 62.10 MB 09/12/2020
        cablabel S3 Print
        Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
        ZIP - 52.46 MB 09/12/2020
        Database Connector
        Windows 32 & 64 bit
        ZIP - 10.93 MB 15/12/2020
        cab Download Converter (download.exe)
        Converts image, font and database files into the JScript download data format.
        Install MS Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable if not available on your system.
        ZIP - 9 KB 2.3 19/07/2021
        for Database Connector
        ZIP - 4.15 MB 15/12/2020
        cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
        Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
        ZIP - 51.42 MB 09/12/2020
        Network Manager
        JRE 6 - 8 required
        ZIP - 2.35 MB 3.3.0 07/11/2018

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