Kiosk PrintersCT-P291/CT-P293

24V drive panel printer that can be set up with measurement and automatic equipment to meet any kiosk printing needs.

Paper Width
Print Method
Direct Thermal Printing
  • Auto Cutter
  • Buzzer
  • Cash Drawer Kicker
  • Drop-in Paper Loading
  • Internal Power Supply (with extended base option)
  • Receipts
  • Tickets
  • Barcodes
  • 2D Barcodes
  • Kiosk


  • These printers for 2-inch and 3-inch paper widths are each available in models equipped with auto cutters (CT-P291/293). Depending on your needs, you can select the auto cutter as well as choose between full cut/partial cut.

  • Drop-in paper loading mechanism

    Uses a clamshell mechanism to make paper loading easy

  • Reduce your waiting time with 150mm/second high-speed printing

  • Features a Page Mode which allows printing layout freedom, Memory Switch for easy selection of various functions, and more

  • Compact, lightweight structure that is perfect for kiosk applications

  • In addition to Parallel and Serial, USB interface is also equipped as standard

  • Uses drip-proof (IEC60529 IPX1) structure for the front panel

  • Designed for low-temperature operation down to -20°C (Main unit of printer only)

  • Compatible with Barcodes/2D Barcodes

Main Applications

  • POS/ECR Equipment

  • Measuring equipment/medical equipment

  • Printing from various instruments, terminals and machines

Used in the following industries

  • Manufacturing

Basic Functions

  • Auto Cutter
  • Drop-in Paper Loading
  • Thermal
Supported Interfaces
  • USB
  • Serial
  • Parallel
Available Drivers
  • Windows


Model Name (Type) CT-P291
Print Method Direct Thermal Printing
Printing Width (Total Dot Number) 51mm/408 dots 72mm/576 dots
Dot Density 8 dots/mm
Maximum Printing Speed(*1) Up to 150mm/sec. (1200 dot-lines/sec.)
Line Spacing 4.25mm (1/6 inch); configurable by command
Paper Paper Width: 58mm
Paper Thickness: 60 to 75μm
Paper Width: 58 to 80mm
Paper Thickness: 60 to 75μm
Paper Feed 0.125mm
最大印字桁数 Font A: 34 columns
Font B: 45 columns
Font C: 51 columns
Font A: 48 columns
Font B: 64 columns
Font C: 72 columns
文字寸法 ※2 Font A: 1.5×3mm
Font B: 1.13×3mm
Font C: 1×2mm
Kanji Font A: 3×3mm
Kanji Font C: 2×2mm
Character Types Alphanumeric characters, international characters (12 character types × 16 countries), Code 437, 850 (858), 852, 857, 858, 860, 863, 864, 865, 866, WPC1252, Katakana, Thai code 18, Kanji (JIS first, second, level), Kana, JIS C 6226-1983
User Memory 256KB (user-made characters and logos can be registered)
Barcodes UPC-A/E, JAN (EAN) 13 digits/8 digits, ITF, CODE39, CODE 128, CODABAR, CODE93, PDF417, QR CODE
Interfaces Serial (RS232C compliant), Parallel (Centronix or IEEE1284 nibble mode compliant), USB
Input Buffer 4K/45 bytes (parallel is 4K setting only)
Auto Cutter Yes
Input Power Source Input Voltage DC24V±10% Current Consumption 1.9A (Peak 9A)
Power Use Input: DC24V±10%
Requires external power source capable of supplying peak of 9A or higher
When using included AC adapter
Input AC100V
Mass (Main Unit) Approx. 710g Approx. 800g
External Dimensions 107(W) ×120.5(D) ×109(H) mm 127(W) ×120.5(D) ×109(H) mm
Usage Environment(*3) Operating Environment Temperature/Humidity: -20 to 50°C (0 to 45°C when using 36AD2); 35 to 85% (no condensation)
Storage Environment Temperature/Humidity: -20 to 60°C; 10 to 90% (no condensation)
Reliability Head Life: 100 km, 100 million pulses (room temperature, room humidity, specified recommended paper)
Auto Cutter Life: 1 million cuts (room temperature, room humidity, 65 μm paper, at full cut)
Standards Compliance (*4) VCCI Class A
Utility Software Printer Customization, POS Printer Utility
Drivers Windows, OPOS, Linux, CUPS
Accessories [Accessories Common to All Models]
Paper Roll
Quick Start Guide
Mounting Bracket
Fastening Screw for Mounting Bracket
Wire Clamp
CD-R (User Manual, Printer Driver)
[NN Type Accessories]
Distribution Cable
[AT Type Accessories]
Distribution Cable
Power Supply Connector Board
Power Supply Connector Board Cover
AC Adapter Type 36AD2
AC Power Supply Cord
Fastening Screw for Power Supply Connector Board
Under the following conditions: 24.0V, 25°C, 12.5% printing duty
Actual characters may appear smaller, as the listed dimensions include the space within the font.
However, certain printing qualities are not guaranteed.
The acquired standards apply when Citizen Systems AC Adapter 36AD2 is used.



(Unit: mm)


Interfaces are standard-equipped USB, and Serial or Parallel using a dedicated cable.

Interface area on back

Equipped as Standard

  • USB

Factory OptionsOne of the following connection methods can be selected

  • Serial
  • Parallel

Accessory Parts

  • Cable for CT-P293
  • Cable for CT-P291

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