The MCP1880 (thermal printer), is from the latest range of Martel printers, comprising compact thermal handheld printers incorporating a fixed head mechanism with “Easy open” paper feature, setting new performance standards for handheld units, with a selection of standard options and customisable features. Designed for maximum versatility, the unit is capable of many different modes of operation. Numerous international character sets and barcodes are selectable and the printer has RS232 and Bluetooth as standard, with USB, RS485, and TTL as factory fit options. With flash upgrade capability as standard, it provides a flexible method of remotely updating the printer firmware for new customer requirements or requests with minimal delay Non battery options 5V dc, or 10-35Vdc, giving fast, high resolution printing, are also available. Paper changing is simplified by the use of a hinged front to the robust moulded enclosure incorporating a detachable roller facilitating the “Easy open” functionality.