Born to Shop!


It’s quite fitting as the commercial manager of Martel to be writing this as it’s one of my favourite ever subjects, SHOPPING! We will soon be opening our online web store where thermal printers, paper rolls and other accessories can be purchased. We will keep you posted as to when the store is up and running, but for now estimate it to be mid-August. All products in the web store will be available for immediate shipping worldwide.

Speaking of worldwide shipping, once again in the month of June we’ve been global. Proudly made in the UK, and exported around the globe our shipping has taken us from North America, to China, to Australia to Europe and many places in between. You can see below the map of how our printers travel miles around the globe to varying sectors.

Map - June 2015Coming soon we’ll also have a range of helpful hints and tips when purchasing thermal printers. This will aid people who are unsure on power, communications, print media etc. We’ll be sure to keep you informed on our social media, website and of course the blog.

For now, I’m off to check out how the web store is coming along, but please leave a comment if you have any questions.


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Experiencing issues with “Clean” thermal print outs?….


… Did you know that hand sanitizer is one of the worst chemicals that can come into contact with a thermal print out? It’s something that I was personally unaware of until I attended the Pittcon expo in New Orleans, back in March.

At the expo, I was having a conversation with some people who worked in a lab, and they were explaining the issue where they use hand sanitizer in their day to day routine, but if it connects with a thermal print out, the print becomes illegible.

Whilst Martel are experts at manufacturing thermal printers, we do not manufacture peripheral items such as paper rolls. We thought we’d talk to our friends at Max International and Merley Paper, and a solution was created.

Meet Tim and Sally:

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(Click the picture for a link to our video)

We can now safely say that regardless of the environment of your device, whether it be in a lab, or working in a garage with oil, or any other harsh chemicals, the new thermal paper will withstand, and the print will be completely unaffected.

Martel will be back at Pittcon in 2016, and whilst we look forward to meeting with you there, if you’d like to talk to us in the meantime about a chemical you are using around thermal paper, or have a printing requirement in a harsh environment, then please contact us, all the links are below.

Until next time…..


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