Custom SpA (Italy)
M-Tech Printers are now a UK supplier for Italian manufacturer, Custom SpA. We can offer their OEM and Industrial products with direct support from their head offices in Parma.
Custom have established themselves as world leaders in the manufacture of kiosk printers for unattended terminals, events, transport and parking automation. They have solutions for gaming and lottery systems as well as aviation boarding passes and bag tagging. Custom also have a strong POS/retail range as well as their own smartphones and App development.
A continuous programme means that each year, corporate profits are re-invested into research and development activities. They constantly seek new technology to offer their customers a competive advantage through unique and innovative solutions.
More details are available at Custom SpA
POS Printers Update
Partner Tech have reviewed their POS printers. The BTP-M280 impact printer has been replaced by the higher speed, more reliable Bixolon SRP-275II.
Meanwhile, their thermal receipt printers; RP320 and RP800 have been dropped and a new printer introduced, the RP100-300II. The RP-100-300II is offered alongside their very popular RP600 which will continue to be stocked. By comparison, the RP100 is more compact, has a higher printing speed and a lower cost but it has been found that it is not always 100% compatible.
If you are looking for a POS printer for a new application then the RP100-300II is hard to beat. If you are an existing RP600 customer then you might want to try an RP100 next time. It might be a good alternative product for you.
More details are available at POS Printers
For the last few years, M-Tech Printers have only offered the Argox OS Range (Outstanding Series) of desktop label printers.
From March 2017 we are delighted to welcome back support for the A series (Amigo) comprising both 200 & 300 dpi printhead versions. We've had a lot of enquiries for the A-series so it will be great to offer support for these popular devices once again.
For more information about the A Series desktop labellers please follow this link.
A new addition to the range is the Argox CP-2140 Compact label porinter. More details are available at Argox CP-2140.
We have also added support for the new Argox AME-3230 Mobile Label Printer. Please see Argox AME-3230 for more information.
Special Offer... Epson Impact Dot Matrix Printer Mechanisms
M-Tech Printers have managed to secure a limited quantity of Epson impact dot matrix miniprinter mechanisms at amazing prices.
The models available are; M160 (the classic 24 column impact miniprinter), M190 (the high speed 24 column printer) and the M192 (40 column version).
If you are looking to incorporate an impact miniprinter mechanism into your next project, then we can also provide a powerful interface board (MLX100) for the M190 and M192.
These devices print onto ordinary 57mm wide paper rolls using readily available ERC-09 ink ribbon cartidges.
Contact us now to place your order at ultra-low prices while stocks last.
Epson miniprinters Specification
Product Update... Mylox MLX-2260 - Firmware Update
Mylox have released a significant firmware update for the MLX-2260 thermal panel printer range.
The new features available include...
- Selectable burn rate - slows down print speed to enhance print density
- Configurable default form length
- Software initiated self test facility
- Software reset - single command to restore factory default settings
The firmware update applies to the revised interface board included in production printers from late July 2015. More upgrades are coming soon....
Contact us for more information on how to use these new features.
MLX-2260 Panel Printer Product Specification
Product Update... Woosim P40 - RS485 Interface
Woosim have developed an RS485 interface version of the Porti P40 panel printer.
This low cost, very compact panel printer has been extremely successful in medical, scientific and industrial instruments. We have sold thousands of them over the last 10 years and they have a ridiculously low failure/return rate.
The P40 is available in a white or black case colour and a choice of; 5 or 9V DC power. The standard interface is RS232 but a TTL serial option has been available for some time. The RS485 serial interface has recently been added to the option list to make it compatible with an even wider range of instruments.
The Porti P40 is one of a range of Porti panel printers giving a choice of paper roll widths & diameters in various, compact printer dimensions. There is even a Porti PP- series which offer 12 to 24V DC power and RS232/parallel dual interfaces.
Porti P Printers Product Specification
New Products... Partner Tech RP800
Partner Tech have launched a new, low cost POS printer.
The RP-800 has a similar specification to their popular RP-600 but at a significantly lower price.
At the moment, the RP-800 is only available with a standard, USB2.0 & RS232 dual interface but other interface options are due to be added later. At around 25% cheaper than the already competitive RP-600, Partner Tech are expecting demand for this device to be massive.
The RP-800 is available now. Order yours before they sell out...
RP-800 Printer Product Specification
New Web Page... Applications
We are excited about a new page just published on our website: MiniPrinter Applications and Common Solutions.
The aim of the page is to offer some assistance to the oem or VAR by listing in an easy to understand chart the most popular panel mounted and free standing miniprinter solutions for a wide range of product applications.
We see this as a live document which will evolve over time as we add more real-life applications and the most suitable product solutions based on our (not inconsiderable) experience and the proven results of our customers. We will continue cross-referencing the most suited printers to each specific market sector as we find and satisfy customer's requirements for new products. This means that our applications chart will grow into a valuable resource for design engineers who want to quickly access the best possible MiniPrinter product for their project.
Have a look at our new page now...
Applications... Vehicle Printers
The Woosim Porti KT40 has been a popular vehicle printer for many years. It is easily mountable and can be powered direct from a vehicle making it ideal for taxi receipting, radio messaging, logistics and deliveries.
The KT40 is not new to M-Tech Printers. In fact we have supplied several thousand for use in UK taxis alone. Its stablemate, the PC40 has not been previously featured. It is essentially the same 2 inch print width thermal printer with clamshell easyload paper changing. However, it includes an integral 2 track magnetic swipe card reader (MSR). It can be specified to read tracks 1 & 2 or tracks 2 & 3. This is not used for credit card transactions in the UK (where licensed chip & pin devices are required) but the MSR has been widely used in European taxis and logistics by large firms requiring their drivers to swipe an identification card at the start of their shift.
Find out more about Vehicle Printers...
Applications... Credit Card Terminals
The fantastic Woosim Porti R240 rugged printer supplied by M-Tech Printers can be used with popular mobile credit card terminals such as PayPal Heretm. These small devices link to your mobile phone or tablet to make secure credit card transactions and a receipt can then be printed on the R-240.
The PayPal Heretm service allows you to take card payments for your business anywhere, anytime, using their Chip & PIN keypad and free app. It’s fast, simple and secure. Their terminal links to your mobile device and accepts debit and credit cards as well as PayPal, log cash and cheque payments, issue invoices and send instant receipts.
Find out more about PayPal Heretm...
The R240 is a semi rugged mobile printer. It's double skin casing makes it drop proof from 1.5m. It has a high capacity, Li-ion battery which can be charged in 4 hours via it's Universal AC charger supplied, or optional vehicle or external charge cradle. This makes it the ideal companion for a mobile payments system even if you're out on the go all day long!
Find out more...
Applications... Porti P40
Woosim Porti P40 printers supplied by M-Tech Printers were exhibited at Lab Innovations 2014 held at the NEC in November.
The Porti P40 is an extremely popular, low cost, thermal panel printer. Its compact dimensions and low voltage supply make it ideal for portable measuring equipment but it's robust enough for use in relatively harsh industrial environments.
Find out more...
LTE Scientific are one of Europe's leading suppliers of laboratory and medical equipment and have been delighted with the little P40 for many years. Despite its diminutive size and low cost it quite simply never lets them down!
Lab Innovations is now in its 3rd year and brings the best and brightest from the lab industry under one roof to network learn, share best practices and see the latest innovations.
Last month AXIOHM-TXCOM went large with the 80mm version of their KALYPSO kiosk printer. This month it's Woosim's turn with an 80mm version of their hugely successful R240 semi rugged mobile printer.
The WSP-R350 (not illustrated) has an adjustable paper guide making it suitable for standard 57/58mm width paper rolls, or the larger 80mm rolls popular for POS applications. Initially with a choice of USB & Bluetooth or RS232C & Bluetooth, other interface options will be developed later. An integrated 3 track MSR reader is also available.
The printer's larger dimensions also means it can accommodate a bigger roll diameter and this adds over 50% to the overall roll length! The fast charging Li-ion battery pack has also been upgraded.
Samples are available now. Contact us to order yours...
WSP-R350 Printer Product Specification
Axiohm KALYPSO 80
The AXIOHM-TXCOM KALYPSO kiosk printer now available with a wider format paper roll.
It still provides outstanding features such as; ultra-silent top printing speed up to 250 mm/s, long life auto-cutter (1.5 Million cuts) with both full and partial cuts all with optimized print quality, and a jam free paper output system. The product can be powered by both 12 or 24 V. It comes standard with both USB2.0 and RS232 interface connections. The new Kalypso 80 offers a choice of configuration for 60, 80 or 82.5mm paper rolls and extends the roll length to a massive 240m!
KALYPSO Kiosk Printer Product Specification
New Low Cost Pocket Printer
Woosim have launched a new, low cost thermal pocket printer.
Essentially, the new printer is a single-skin cased version of their semi-rugged WSP-R240 device although there are a few other important changes to the specification. Most notably, the interface is now USB instead of RS232. Of course, Bluetooth is still included as standard. It includes a Li-ion battery pack and universal AC charger (a vehicle charger option is available). The kit also includes a USB cable, belt clip and a sample paper roll so it's ready to use out of the box! The case colour of the WSP-R241 is all black to distinguish it from it's semi-rugged cousin (WSP-R240) which is a two tone, black & grey colour.
For more information take a look at the WSP-R241 page.
Securilog Printer Data Logger
The Securilog Printer Data logger featured on our old website as a virtual or 'e-printer'.
We have relaunched it now under the manufacturer's brand 'Securilog'. The product has been further developed with improved software and functionality. A panel mounted version is also available and the entire range now uses the more convenient SD data card (the Micro SD card was found to be a bit too fiddly to handle).
For more information go to the Securilog page.
Terms and Conditions
New Terms and Conditions of Sale uploaded and implemented various improvements to the general website layout.
Partner Tech Announce End Of Life for RP-320
Partner Tech have announced that they are phasing out the RP-320 POS printer.
Stock is still available in the UK and one final order is being placed on the factory to complete any outstanding orders.
It has been replaced by the RP600 which has an improved specification, is ENERGY STAR qualified, has a paper saving feature and a more competitive price.
Contact us for more information or to order a new printer for evaluation.
M-Tech Printers can now offer customised, branded or fully bespoke printer design!
Working with our friends, Martel Instruments, M-Tech Printers can now offer bespoke, tailored miniprinters to suit any application in small or large scale production quantities.
UK based Martel Instruments manufacture custom compact printer solutions designed to meet precise requirements. Their core range of mobile and panel mounted printers can be customised in many ways including; branding, size and shape, labeling, case colour, media type, printing performance and connectivity. For commercially viable projects, a completely bespoke design could be developed for you.
Have a look at base specifications of the Martel core products on our Martel page. then contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
FAQ Support Blog
We have moved our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) onto a Blog page that you can now interact with directly.
If you have a question, whether it's a technical or commercial issue, and you think others would be interested in the answer, then why not post a question via our blog?
You can link direct to our blog page from here.
New M-Tech Website!
Welcome to the completely revamped version of the M-Tech Printers website.
The new site is based on HTML5 to enable the latest features of website design such as embedded media and better presentation in your browser. It incorporates responsive design to adapt to your screen resolution whether your device is a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. HTML5 semantics also aid accessibility for users who prefer the use of screen readers or other devices.
We think the new site is great (obviously) but what do you think? We welcome your opinion. Please see the side panel to give us your feedback.
M-Tech can now offer the SATO range of direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers. Although SATO have a large range including high spec. industrial and wide format labellers, we are, for now, concentrating on the smaller, mobile, desktop and stand alone devices.
The SATO Company profile gives more details and lists some of their product range.