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Canon MK2500

The MK2500 prints precise characters of up to 300dpi for tubes, labels and more. With a large LCD display and automatic full and half-cutting, it offers smooth and easy printing from start to finish.

  • Character sizes: 2, 3, 6mm
  • Print speed (tubes): up to 240cm per minute
  • Standard output rate 42pcs./min.* *20mm tube, 5 full-size characters, consecutive print mode, fast cutting

Printing up to trailing edge of tube

The MK series printers can print characters up to the edge of each tube to avoid tube waste. This contributes to long-term cost reduction.

Automatic cutting / full-cut is also possible

Each segment is partially cut automatically as it prints. The segments are easily separated manually after they come out of the printer. The cutting operation for each job can be set for full-cut, half-cut, no cut with marking, or no cut without marking.

Consecutive / serial printing

MK series printers can be set to print the same text on every segment (consecutive printing). Just enter the data and the number of segments required, then start the print. Or, MK series printer can be set to print numbers that increment automatically as the segments print (serial printing). No need to do separate entries and printing for each segment!


Printing MethodThermal transfer
Resolution300dpi
Printing SpeedTubes:High speed: 40mm/sec.
Middle speed: 25mm/sec.
Low speed: 18.5mm/sec.
Labels:High speed: 40mm/secs.
Middle / Low speed: 25mm/secs.
Output RateHigh speed:About 42pcs./min.
Middle speed:About 35pcs./min.
Low speed:About 30pcs./min.
Printing 20mm tubes, 5 full-size characters, consecutive print mode, half-cutting.
Ink Ribbons (Exclusive cassette)Black:100m
White:85m
Black for Marking Strip:40m
Character Sizes1.3mm (only full-width available), 2mm, 3mm, 6mm (full-width, half-width available for each)
Input ModesAlphanumeric, symbol input
DisplayLCD Graphic (160 x 64 dots)
Display Capacity10 characters/line x 2 lines (full-width) or
20 characters/line x 2 lines (half-width) (3 lines editing is possible.)
Built-in MemoryPrint-data:Approx. 2,500 characters
Files:Approx. 15,000 characters
Service life of internal backup battery for data storage:About 5 years
Media Cutting MethodAutomatic full-cutting, Automatic half-cutting
Power SupplyExclusive AC Adapter
Input voltage:AC 100V - 240V 50 / 60Hz
PC InterfaceUSB2.0 Full-Speed, Exclusive PC Connection Kit (Included)
Operating Environment15°C - 32.5°C (59°F - 90.5°F),
10% - 85% RH
Range is lowered to 5°C (41°F) with Tube Warmer option installed
Storage Environment5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F),
10% - 90% RH
Dimensions (W x D x H)250 x 300 x 85mm (9.8 x 11.8 x 3.4in.)
Weight2kg (4.4lb.) (printer only)
TubePVC tube, φ 2.5 - 6.5mm, 0.5mm thick
Tube attachment option is required (Other tubes should be tested for printing.)
Label Tape (Exclusive cassettes (White, Yellow, Silver)) Width:6mm, 9mm, 12mm
Length:30m (Silver: 27m)
Segment length can be set to 2mm through 150mm
Wrap Around Tape: Exclusive cassettesPrint area only:White
Other areas:Transparent
Take-up length:8m
Length:33mm
Width:6 - 150mm (depends on cut setting)
Marking Strip Specified thickness0.5mm
Plates of other thickness should be tested for printing
Width:8mm, 8.5mm, 9mm, 9.5mm, 10mm
Plate Attachment option is required
Exclusive ribbon cassette is required
Manual cut only
Heat Shrink TubeShrink tube:φ 3.0 - 6.4mm
Tube attachment option is required.
(Other tubes should be tested for printing.)
4mm ID Strip (Exclusive Cassette (White, Yellow))Width:4mm
Length:5m
Segment length can be set to 8mm through 150mm


Order No.DescriptionPrice
MKRS100BRibbon Cassette Black (100m)$50.0
MKRS85WRibbon Cassette White (85m)$50.0
M-11W6Label Tape Cassette 6mm x 30m (White)POA
M-11W9Label Tape Cassette 9mm x 30m (White)POA
M-11W12Label Tape Cassette 12mm x 30m (White)POA
M-11Y6Label Tape Cassette 6mm x 30m (Yellow)POA
M-11Y9Label Tape Cassette 9mm x 30m (Yellow)POA
M-11Y12Label Tape Cassette 12mm x 30m (Yellow)POA
M-11W44mm I.D. Strip 4mm x 5m (White) Cassette$30
M-11E4F4mm I.D. Strip 4mm x 5m
(white) refill
$25