TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA (March 4, 2024) –  BIXOLON America, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label, and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the launch and availability of its NEW BK5-31 3-inch (80mm) thermal kiosk printer mechanism to BIXOLON America’s sales region, for printing tickets and labels. 

The printer supports a media thickness of up to 0.20mm; and selectable media widths of 83 / 80 / 60 / 58 / 20mm; which is typically integrated into appropriate kiosk applications. The benefit of its range of media widths enables this printer to be used for printing tickets, wristbands, and labelling. Therefore, this printer is ideal for custom self-service kiosk solutions meaning it can be used for self-labelling kiosks, coupons or vouchers at casinos, parking tickets, and more. 

BIXOLON’s BK5-31 provides fast printing speeds of up to 150 mm/sec at 203 dpi. Featuring multi-position near-end sensors which allow organizations deploying this printer to monitor the status of the paper it prints efficiently. This also enables organizations to minimize maintenance resources required to manage the printer, if and when maintenance is required, making a streamlined process for the printer and helping your staff stay productive. 

The BK5-31 mechanism is functional across extreme environments, as it can operate in temperatures ranging from -4 degrees to +140 degrees Fahrenheit. Offering a wide open frame for easy media loading, plus power and reset switches on both sides, the BK5-31 enables easy mounting in compact spaces regardless of the orientation. This kiosk printer comes with diverse connectivity options including USB (B type or 4-pin connector), serial (9-pin male or 5-pin connector), and Power (DC Jack or 2-pin connector) that facilitates easy integration and the transfer of vast data without causing delays during printing.

“This printer has been designed to be flexible and compatible to install and use across many kinds of kiosk scenarios. Its user-centered design offers customers a wide variety of media options and considers all the important requirements that an organization needs to bear in mind when integrating these kinds of printers into their kiosks and self-service systems,” explains Jay Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “This makes it the perfect solution for ticket and label printing within the transportation, hospitality, and government sectors.” 

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The BK5-31 is available now across all BIXOLON sales regions.



BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto-ID, and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. In 2023, for the tenth consecutive year, BIXOLON was named the global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha. To learn more about BIXOLON’s printing solutions, visit or call your local BIXOLON representative.