SK5 Series


Designed for simple installation in demanding unattended and self-service applications, the versatile SK5-31 features a super-fast print speed, automatic ticket presentation and retraction and 12 position paper roll holder for ultimate versatility.

Compact, 250mm/second kiosk printer for high volume receipts, vouchers and tickets with high resolution 203dpi printing for text, graphics and 1D / 2D barcodes. Adjustable paper widths from 54mm to 82.5mm and paper stock up to 150µm.

Two models are available RS232 Serial and USB 2.0 or Ethernet LAN and USB 2.0 with or without Star PS65 power supply.  Paper roll holder is included as standard.

Versatile Installation

Included as standard, the multi-position paper arm for paper rolls up to 150mm diameter can be installed in 6 positions on either the left or right side offering simple integration and a versatile paper path for any kiosk application. The paper holder incorporates a patented fixed, easy load paper spindle with simple width adjustment.


Simple, trouble-free operation

With an integrated presenter, the SK5-31 is designed to prevent paper jams by printing the complete document before it’s presented.  Documents which aren’t taken can be retracted for security purposes.   The printer includes paper eject assistance, a high quality cutter and simple access for printer and paper cutter upkeep.

Star Drivers and Support

Experts for over 40 years in the POS and Kiosk printer market, Star offers a suite of drivers and utilities alongside a specialist integration team to support kiosk builders and system integrators with any aspect of self-service printing.  Star’s StarPRNT drivers and SDKs mean that the SK5-31 is compatible with Windows, Linux, Android, OPOS and JavaPOS kiosk software including the very latest tablet and Android based systems.


  • Ultra compact: 116(W) 143.5(L) x 76.1(H)
  • 203dpi print head for high quality text, graphics and barcodes
    including 2D and QR codes
  • Fast 250mm/second print speed
  • 12-position paper roll holder included as standard for versatile paper loading on right or left side
  • Integrated presenter unit
  • 2 models: Serial / USB 2.0 or Ethernet LAN / USB 2.0
  • Highly reliable print head and Autocutter (full cut) 2 million cuts
  • Adjustable 54 -82.5 mm paper widths
  • 59 – 150um paper thickness for receipts, tickets and vouchers
  • Anti-jam and print assistance technology
  • Document retract function
  • Paper Near End, Paper End, Black Mark and Presenter sensors
  • Star SDKs and support for Windows, Linux, Android, OPOS, JavaPOS

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Description SK5-31 compact kiosk printer with presenter and paper holder included
Max Print Speed 250 mm/s
Resolution 203 dpi
No. of Columns Max. 80 col
Autocutter Full cut.  Cutter life 2 million cuts
Paper Width 54mm to 82.5mm adjustable
Paper Thickness 59 to 150um /  0,059 – 0,15 mm
Paper Roll Standard Option Max.φ150mm
Media Presentation Presenter with Document Capture
Print Width Max. 80mm
Sensors Paper Near End Sensor, Paper End Sensor, Black Mark Sensor, Presenter Sensor
Interface SK5-31S : Serial, USB2.0
SK5-31W : USB2.0, LAN (10Base-T/100Base-T)
Power Supply External Option PS65A
with CB-SK5-D11 cable
Power lead not supplied
Power Consumption Standby: 80mA or less
Printing: Average 2.5A (Printing rate 25%)
Peak 8.5A (Printing rate 100%)
Operating Environment Temperature: -20 ˚C to +70 ˚C
Humidity: 20%RH to 85%RH (No condensation)
Printing quality is guaranteed from +5 ˚C to +40 ˚C
Storage Environment Temperature: -30 ˚C to +70 ˚C
Humidity: 10 %RH to 90 %RH (No condensation)
Dimensions (W x D x H)mm


Printer Unit only : 116 x 119.5 x 76.1mm
Approx 910g (Without paper roll, LED Bezel, Paper Holder)
Document Capture Yes

  • Star PS65 Power Suppply (Power cord not included)
  • CB-SK1-D11 cable for  SK5-31 series


Part Number Model Description
37951650 SK5-31UD-LQW-H-SP3 Star SK5-31 adjustable 2″ to 3″ 54mm to 82.5mm compact direct thermal kiosk printer module with single arm paper holder and presenter, RS232 Serial and USB 2.0
37951640 SK5-31UE-LQW-H-SP3 Star SK5-31 adjustable 2″ to 3″ 54mm to 82.5mm compact direct thermal kiosk printer module with single arm paper holder and presenter, Ethernet LAN and USB 2.0
39930000 PS65AT-24A PSU no Power Cord Star PS65 Power Supply (Power Cord not included)
37950070 CB-SK1-D11 Cable CB-SK1-D11 Power Conversion Cable SK5