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Label printers XC series
For two-color printing

XC LogoXC4, XC6 - the GHS label printers for two-color printing

Two in-line arranged thermal transfer print units for simultaneous two-color printing in one label.

With ribbon saver at one print unit.

  • The XC series meets the conditions for the classification and labeling inventory according to GHS.
  • For large label rolls up to 300 mm diameter
  • The two print units including ribbon holder, operation panel and electronics are adopted from the proven A+ series
 1.9 Label printer XC4
Printable resolution dpi 300
Print width up to mm 105.6
Print speed up to mm/s 125

 1.10 Label printer XC6
Printable resolution dpi 300
Print width up to mm 162.6
Print speed up to mm/s 125

We are glad to assist you in the selection of proper ribbons.

Accessories for label printer XC series

Perforation and cutter


Used to cut paper labels, self-adhesive labels, cardboard, textile or synthetic materials as well as heat shrink tubes.

Perforation cutter

For XC4 printers only. Enables the perforation of the material for later manual separation.

Stacker with cutter

Stacker with cutter

For XC4 printers only. Printed materials are cut and stacked. The print job is stopped as soon as the maximum stack height is reached. Even stiff or curved materials may be processed. We recommend to have your material tested at our facilities.



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.

cablabel S3 Lite free download

Loftware™ and cab

Achieve labeling consistency and flexibility for GHS and barcode labels across the global supply chain.

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XC series details

1 Wide graphic display
White backlight for optimum readability.

2 Ribbon holder
Simple, centered insertion of the ribbon with three-part tightening axles.

3 Simple adjustment
The print head is pressed down by toggles. One is mounted to the left label margin, the other is pushed to the right label margin.

4 Antistatic brush
Particularly in case of plastic materials electrostatics is discharged after printing.

5 Peripheral connection
All add-on modules are easy to connect. All peripheral devices are plugged in the printer using two pins and are fixed in place with a screw.

6 Solid metal chassis
Die-cast aluminum. All components are mounted on it.

7 Roll holder
For labels up to a diameter of 300 mm. Swing lever and integrated brake make sure that the labels are unwound with constant tension.

8 Ribbon saver for printhead 1
The ribbon saver is used for labels to be partially printed. The print head is lifted within the unprinted area and the ribbon stopped during label feeding.

9 Fanfold guide
Fanfolded labels are positioned behind the print unit. Guide and additional brake ensure a reliable feeding to the print unit.

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 38 - 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 Base-T 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)

Integrate cab printers into SAP R/3

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

Accessories for cab label printers

Which accessories fit to which label printers you can see in overview all accessories A+ and X series.

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

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3D CAD models

The files are provided in STEP format, which requires CAD software. Follow this link to download a free STP Viewer:  
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Services and trainings

Well-trained cab service engineers worldwide support in the maintenance and repair of the devices.

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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 3.47 05/11/2018
      Release Notes Firmware X2
      Firmware MACH4, A+, XD4, XC, Hermes+, Hermes C, PX
      cab CHANGELOG - 11 KB 3.32 - 3.47 05/11/2018
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 12.94 MB 18/01/2019
      Thai Font
      min. Firmware Version 3.11
      ZIP - 811 KB 17/07/2015
  • 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) CERTIFIED
      ZIP - 8.64 MB 5.3.00 06/12/2018
  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 58.13 MB 06/12/2018
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 58.21 MB 06/12/2018
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 48.93 MB 29/11/2018
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 10.93 MB 04/07/2017 English/Deutsch/Français
      cab Database Connector - old -
      Replaced by „Database Connector“ and „LogService”
      ZIP - 1.69 MB 4.2 17/08/2017 English
      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 2.2 27/07/2017 English
      for Database Connector
      ZIP - 4.15 MB 11/01/2016 English/Deutsch/Français
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 29/11/2018
      Network Manager
      JRE 6 - 8 required
      ZIP - 2.35 MB 3.3.0 07/11/2018

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