Thermal printer store launch!

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We decided earlier this year, that we’d like to launch Martel into the E-commerce world! After a bit of research, we got the gears in motion getting the store designed and our products onto the store.

Our online store – the thermal printer store, was officially launched on Thursday the 10th of September! Our first official order came in on Monday the 14th of September, and the commercial department were thrilled that all of our hard work has paid off. Since then, in the past 2 weeks we have been promoting on our social media platforms, and these are turning into sales at the store.

We have some really exciting offers and promotions coming up in the next few months, so please stay tuned to all of our social media accounts, which you can find at the bottom of our blog.

To continue our celebrations of the launch we want to offer you 5% off ALL paper rolls in the store, including our linerless label rolls. This offer will run until the 31st of October and all you have to do is enter the code HALLOWEEN at checkout. Also, if you are in the UK you can receive FREE next day delivery* on ALL orders over £35.00

*Please see our terms and conditions here

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We are all really excited here at Martel, to see our store grow and also learn more about the E-Commerce world.

You can visit the thermal printer store here.

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Introducing our new kiosk range!

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Can you believe that it is already half way through the summer holidays? We feel like we haven’t stopped here at Martel and August is shaping up to be an extremely busy month!

You may have already heard about our exciting news, that we have become a UK and USA partner for GeBE Elektronik’s kiosk printers! GeBE are based in Munich, Germany and have been in the business for 40 years, whilst Martel have been in the business for 33 years. Combined we deliver a huge amount of valuable experience, as well as high quality products to our customers worldwide. It’s an exciting opportunity for both Martel and GeBE and we feel that their kiosk printers will complement our thermal printer range perfectly.

Matt and Sharon are getting ready to head over to Munich for some product training, so stay tuned to our social media accounts for more information on their trip. Alternatively you can find more about our kiosk range here.

We have also been busy putting the finishing touches to our online store which is set to be launched later in August. We are really excited for you all to see how it looks.

Our dispatch department had an equally busy month in July, as our printers once again were shipped worldwide. You can see from our map below everywhere they were sent to. It’s one of our favourite maps yet!

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We hope you all have a lovely time, in the remaining few weeks of the summer holidays, and we look forward to hearing about what you have been up too!

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Born to Shop!

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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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Meet Yatong, A gap year design student at Martel!

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Hi there……………

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My name is Yatong Wang, and I am a female student from Shanghai, China.
I am studying for a Degree at Northumbria University, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
My major is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

I spent my placement year at Martel Instruments Ltd, who design and manufacture
Cased Printers and Panel Printers, for a range of sectors, including automotive, medical, and retail, from July 2014 to August 2015.

My one year internship with Martel started with the industry training in the Assembly area, downstairs, for one week, where I learned a lot about the Thermal Printers they make. This was an excellent grounding for the rest of my year spent at Martel.
After the initial Training, I moved upstairs into the Design Department, and very quickly got involved in the day to day work that goes on there.

In my year at Martel, I was involved with:
• Research into touch screen technology for future Product Development
• Creation of QR codes for some of the Thermal Printers
• Testing of Prototype Printers built by the Design Team
• Modification of the Datasheets for the Martel Panel Mounted Printers ranges
• Condensed some Datasheets into “1 page flyers” for exhibitions in the USA
• Undertook ‘Competitor Analysis’ for the Martel Commercial Team
• Participated in daily “Design Review” prioritization meetings with the Team
• Made some Customized leaflets to send to the overseas distributors
• Helped Martel with some Chinese Translations

I also did some tasks related directly to my University course, such as:
• Updating of the existing software
• Doing some programming work on the Printer PCB’s.

I really did enjoy my placement year in Martel a lot. Not only did it help me gain employable and technological skills, but also it improved my comprehensive abilities in several areas, such as Self Management, Teamwork, Collaboration, Innovation and Communication.

I would definitely recommend Martel Instruments Ltd to any gap year students looking for a worthwhile, and interesting, work placement, and I look forward to seeing how their range of products develops in the future.

Miss Yatong Wang

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