Martel MCP1880/MCL1830 Mobile Printers

The MCP1800 series thermal printers) are from the latest range of Martel printers. They have a fixed head mechanism with “Easy open” paper loading and include a selection of standard options and customisable features.

Designed for maximum versatility, they are capable of many different modes of operation. Numerous international character sets and barcodes are selectable and the printers have RS232 and Bluetooth as standard, with USB, RS485, and TTL as factory fit options. With flash upgrade capability as standard, they provide a flexible method of remotely updating the printer firmware for new customer requirements or requests. They are powered from batteries or optionally from 5V dc, or 10-35Vdc.

In common with other devices from this manufacturer, these printers can be customised or branded to exactly match your requirements. Please contact us to discuss your specification.


MCP1880 Mobile Printer

Features & Benefits

  • 58mm mobile thermal printer
  • High Print Speed (10 lines/sec average text printing) - for receipting or ticketing applications
  • Up to 48mm diameter paper - reduces down time for paper changes
  • RS232 serial & Bluetooth with USB, RS485 & TTL options - compatible with most systems
  • Data logging to optional storage card - keeps an electronic copy of what's printed
  • Internal (removeable) AA NiMH rechargeable batteries - can be used with existing system power
  • AA alakaline batteries - can be used as a backup power option
  • Direct 5V DC or 10-35VDC non battery versions - for extra flexibility
  • 'Easy Open' function - for fast, easy paper loading
  • Compatible with linerless label roll - for rapid order picking, samples, or product labelling
  • Full Windows driver support - compatible with most operating systems

MCP1880/MCL1830 Printer Specifications

Printing System Direct Thermal, Clamshell Easy load
Case Colour(s) Charcoal Grey (custom colours available)
Cutting System Tear bar
Media Thermal paper roll, Thermal label roll
Paper width 57/58mm
Roll Diameter 48mm
Roll Length 22m (Note *1)
Characters per line 12, 16, 24(default), 32 & 48
Resolution 203 dpi, 8 dots/mm
Print width 2 inch (48mm), 384 dots
Printing speed 10 lines/second (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 86 x 149.8 x 56.5mm
Weight (incl. paper) 450g 445g
Interfaces RS-232C & Bluetooth (std)
USB, RS485, TTL (options)
RS-232C, USB & IrDA (std)
RS485, TTL, WiFi, Bluetooth (options)
Flow Control Hardware or Software (XON/XOFF)
Sensors Head open, Paper out
Data Logging N/A Internal MicroSD card (2GB)
Power NiMH battery
supplied with AC charger
5 to 8.5V DC, 4A max 10 to 35V DC, 1A max(at 35V) NiMH battery
supplied with AC charger
5 to 8.5V DC, 4A max 10 to 35V DC, 1A max(at 35V)
Operating temp. 0 ~ 50°C
Humidity 20 ~ 85%


  1. Paper roll length is approximate, based upon readily available UK sourced paper with 12.7mm core.