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BIXOLON launches BK3-21 open frame kiosk printing mechanism to the European market


BIXOLON Europe GmbH, has launched the BK3-21, 2-inch (up to 60mm) open frame, direct thermal kiosk printing mechanism. Designed for standalone self-service kiosk installations where space is limited, the low profile mechanism with flexible mounting options is ideal for today’s latest generation of slimline kiosks.

The BK3-21 is a highly durable, versatile printing mechanism which can operate at print speeds of up to 250mm per second with 203dpi resolution to produce high quality text, graphics and barcodes. Presenting a larger paper roll capacity than traditional packaged kiosk printers, the BK3-21 supports media roll diameters of up to 120mm and various media widths of 60 / 58 / 20mm for a range of printing applications from receipt and ticketing to narrow token printing. While supporting paper saving features to reduce paper consumption up to 25%, alongside decreased CO2 emissions.

Featuring a compact, lightweight design, the BK3-21 offers a range of kiosk mounting options thanks to its intuitive power/reset buttons located on either side of the printer. Ideal for unmanned kiosks, the mechanism’s low maintenance, open frame design with easily adjustable paper guide and numerous customisable bezel options offer simple printer customisation. While operating in temperatures between -20~60°C (-4~140°F).

Providing multiple connectivity options including USB (V2.0 Full Speed) and Serial (9P-Male, 5P-Connector), the BK3-21 is also supported by BIXOLON’s wide range of drivers, utilities and SDKs. The BK3-21 is compatible with Windows major OS systems and OPOS-based systems from Android, Windows and Linux for smart based devices.

“The BK3-21 joins our existing successful BK3 kiosk printing range,” cites Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “Pairing size with functionality, the BK3-21 presents kiosk builders the ability to build a printing dimension into their kiosk without having to compromise on design.”

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