Kroy® K5100™ Handheld Thermal Transfer Label Printer

A Rugged, Feature-Packed Labeler with a Simple Interface


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What's special about this thermal label maker?


If you’re looking to a label printer that is rugged enough to be used in industrial environments yet versatile enough for any other application, the Kroy® K5100 is a great solution. This easy-to-use labeler uses heat transfer to print to all popular label materials, including heat shrink tubing, with labels available in a large variety of colors and sizes. With a full selection of resident barcode symbologies and easy to use PC software, you can be assured that this printer will satisfy all users, from homeowners to factories.


KR-2561000 Kroy K5100 Handheld Label Printer 11" H x 6" W x 4" D 5 lbs (2,26 kg) DISCONTINUED
Replacement Accessories
KR-2449300 NiCd Rechargeable Battery 6-Pack - 3 oz (85 g) DISCONTINUED
KR-2559000 Thermal Printhead Cleaning Kit (25 pk) - 5.26 oz (189 g) DISCONTINUED
KR-2563900 K5100 Heavy Duty Carrying Case 15" W x 15" H x 6" D 6.7 lbs (2,5 kg) DISCONTINUED

Check out our wide selection of Kroy K-Series Industrial labels

  • Built-in battery charger simplifies the process of recharging and saves you time on the job
  • 10 resident barcode symbologies ensure easy automation for your business
  • Rotate (Landscape/ Portrait) and vertical/horizontal text printing made to fit into any area
  • PC Connectivity with included Kroy Label Designer Software & drivers for convenient setup
    *Software compatible with Windows 95/98/2000/XP
  • Built-in clock with time/date stamping ability makes for easy record keeping
  • Creates up to 999 automatic copies, making this printer ideal for high-output operations


Kit Includes:

  • K5100 Thermal Transfer Printer
  • AC Adapter with Power Cord
  • Serial Cable for PC Connection
  • Ink cartridges and batteries sold separately


Part # KR-2561000
Dimensions 11.0" L x 6.0" W x 4.0" H
Weight 5 lbs (2,26 kg)
Auto Size Text Yes
Built-In Cutter Yes
Feed Control Yes
LCD Display 2 line x 16 character
Fonts 6-72 pt w/ downloadable & scalable
Bar Codes 10 resident, including Code 39 and 128
Onboard Memory Yes
Print Speed Up to 2" per second
Resolution 300 dpi (12 dots per mm)
Maximum Print Width 0.97" (24,7 mm)
Maximum Label Width 1" (25,4 mm)
Maximum Label Length 20" (508 mm)
Tape Specifications
Tape Supply Widths 0.5", 0.8", 1.0"
Tape Supply Length 40 ft (12,2 m)
Shrink Tube Supply Length 110" (2,8 m)
Media Type Self-laminating wire wraps, polyolefin shrink tubing, polyester industrial labels, laminated labels, tamper-evident labels, cast vinyl labels, component and terminal block die cut labels
Electrical Specifications
Power Battery or AC Adapter
Optional Batteries "C"-size rechargeable 2500mAh Ni-Cad
AC Adapter Output: 12VDC
Listings, Ratings UL Listed, C-UL, CE Recognized
Meets VDE-B & FCC Part 15 class B RFI limits
Port RS 232 Serial, 9600-115,200 baud
Operating Temperature 45° to 105° F (7° to 40° C)
Supply Cartridge Storage Temperature -60° to 105° F (15° to 40° C)
  shelf life is reduced at higher temperatures, damage may occur at temperatures as high as 120° F (50° C)
Operating / Storage Humidity Limit 90% RH non-condensing
Limited Warranty
Parts & Labor 1 year
Printhead & Software 90 day







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Kroy K5100 Handheld Label Printer

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Best Performance requires Maintenance

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  • Auto Print Setup
  • Easily Switch Cartridges


  • Over Ejects Waste Labels
  • Requires High Maintenance

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    Comments about Kroy K5100 Handheld Label Printer:

    My staff has three of these hand held wire labelers. Two people like them. Their only complaint is it ejects a lot of waste label material. The third person refueses to use it. Complaint is, it requires far to much maintenance. Plus if you fail to get a heat shrink cartridge in perfectly the thermal trancefer film jams up requiring even more maintenance.

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    • Business

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