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Legacy 53XLC

In the interest of offering our customers the latest innovations at competitive prices, this product is no longer for sale. We will be working proactively to ensure a seamless transition for our current customers moving from the legacy systems to our latest innovation. Customers with 53XLC thermal transfer printers are encouraged to contact the Diagraph Sales & Service team at 1-800-722-1125 or email [email protected] to discuss replacement options and technical support for this equipment.

For continuous print capabilities with flexible packaging, we offer the 53XLC in either Right or Left hand versions. These printers keep the same great features of the XL series family of printers while providing more options to meet your applications.


Ease of use



  • LCD User Interface: Interface offers the operator an intuitive user interface for simple message selection and variable field prompts with USB file transfer at the handset.
  • Handheld Touch Screen Interface (iView): Easy to understand and intuitive to use, with self explanatory icons for all printer control functions located on the easy-to-read, touch activated, full color display.
  • Robust Ribbon Cassette: The removable 600 Meter ribbon cassette makes replenishment of consumables fast and simple. The ribbon path is illustrated for the operator and the system automatically adjusts tension. Features a unique Quick Release spent ribbon spindle for easy removal of ribbon regardless of the rewind tension.
  • Connectivity: The system offers Ethernet, RS232 connectivity for network tie-in and USB at the handset for file transfer.
  • Operating Modes: The 53XL is capable of printing in intermittent applications.Intermittent Print Area: 53mm (2.08") x 300mm (11.8").
  • Extensive Print Capabilities: Graphics, barcodes (including GS1, 2D codes and Serialization), auto-codes (including real time, shift and best used by) and text at 300 dpi print resolution both horizontally and vertically. Text and graphics are fully scannable. Unlimited choice of font styles and a wide range of sizes.
  • Superior Performance: Proven engineering allows the 53XL to reach print speeds in excess of 400 mm/sec (15.75"/sec).
  • Innovative Engineering: The 53XL incorporates the use of Kyocera Near-Edge print head technology, a patented spent ribbon mechanism to ensure ease of use, long- term reliability and consistent print quality.
Printer 25XLi 53XL40 53XL80 53XLC
Print area (HxW) intermittent² Max:
1.2 x 1.6 inches
2.1 x 1.6 inches
53 x 80mm
2.1 x 3.1 inches
Print speed intermittent Min: 75mm/sec.
3 in/sec
Max: 400mm/sec
15.7 in/sec
Min: 75mm/sec
3 in/sec
Max: 400mm/sec
15.7 in/sec
Min: 75mm/sec
3 in/sec
Max: 400mm/sec
15.7 in/sec
Performance at 5mm print height
(Prints per Min)²
450 450 450 250
Print area (HxW) continuous¹ N/A N/A N/A Max: 53 x 300mm
2.1 x 11.8 inches
Print speed continuous N/A N/A N/A Min: 4.5 m/min
15 ft/min
2.1 x 11.8 inches
Number of printheads N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ribbon rewind speed N/A N/A N/A N/A
Print resolution 12 dots/mm (300dpi²) 12 dots/mm (300dpi²) 12 dots/mm (300dpi²) 12 dots/mm (300dpi²)
Dimensions printer (HxWxD) 205 x 160 x 190mm
8.1 x 6.3 x 7.5 inches
205 x 160 x 246mm
8.1 x 6.3 x 9.7 inches
205 x 190 x 246mm
8.1 x 7.5 x 9.7 inches
205 x 160 x 246mm
8.1 x 6.3 x 9.7 inches
Weight 5 kg (11 lb) 7 kg (15 lb) 8 kg (18 lb) 7 kg (15 lb)
No restriction for width substrate N/A N/A N/A N/A
Max. ribbon length at 4.5 micron 600m 600m 600m 600m
Air pressure 5 bar (72 psi) 5 bar (72 psi) 5 bar (72 psi) 5 bar (72 psi)
Operating environment 5-40°C,
humidity 20-75%
humidity 20-75%
humidity 20-75%
humidity 20-75%
IP rate IP20 IP20 IP20 IP20
Inverted version available N/A N/A N/A YES
Alarm beacon 6000-828-TTO 6000-828-TTO 6000-828-TTO 6000-828-TTO
a:touch compatible YES YES YES YES
iView compatible YES YES YES YES
PR-5 compatible YES YES YES YES
Control unit with or without touch screen N/A N/A N/A N/A
Features / Print format        
Automatic functions Real time,
various date formats
(with offset),
counter, variable field,
Fonts 3 Internal fonts
(New Gothic Bold compatibility font,
Swiss 721 bold, Swiss 721 Roman)
mirror print,
up to 12 fonts expandable
by the customer
Internal barcodes 2/5 Interleaved, Code 39,
UPC, EAN8, EAN13, Code 93,
DUN14, Code128, EAN128,
Databar, Databar
Datamatrix, GS1-Datamatrix
Host line connections        
General error YES YES YES YES
Print on cycle YES YES YES YES
Encoder signal N/A N/A N/A N/A

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