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Microcom 238B Battery Powered Thermal Printer

Fast and portable. Prints anywhere you need to go.

Key Features include:

  • Compact footprint
  • Top or bottom black line sensor
  • 100% duty cycle printing
  • Standard reliable rotary cutter
  • Long life print head
  • 6” per second print speed
  • Automatic paper loading
  • Field replaceable wear parts

Applications include:

  • Event Ticketing
  • Promotion
  • Gaming/Casino (TITO)
  • Transportation

Microcom’s Model 238B may be small in size, but there is nothing small about its performance. Thanks to the ultra capacity battery, the 238B can print up to 4,000 tickets on a single charge, for worry-free ticketing all day long. Simply place on the charger overnight and repeat! Features internal ticket tray for a 2” stack of two-fold credit card sized tickets (approx. 350) or 2” stack of single fold standard entertainment tickets (approx. 175). Use as a stand-alone printer or mount to a mobile cart for easy line-length management. The 238B comes standard with 300 dpi print resolution, a heavy duty rotary cutter that can slice through ticket stock up to 13 mils thick, and high-speed USB connectivity. Use with the Microcom Windows driver or standard ticket language for compatibility with most software programs.

Performance Summary

  • 300 dpi print resolution
  • Up to 6” (152mm) per second
  • Automatic paper loading capability
  • Windows® driver
  • Standard ticket language
  • Black line sensor configurable to sense bottom or top of media — USB Interface
  • USB interface
  • Heavy duty rotary cutter
  • Software controlled print contrast adjustments
  • Adjustable or locking media guides
  • Up to 4,000 standard tickets printed per battery charge

Bar Codes

  • Code 39
  • Codabar
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Postnet
  • GS1-128 (UCC/EAN 128)
  • Intelligent Mail (4-State)
  • Planet Code
  • Code 128
  • PDF-417
  • GS1 DataMatrix (ECC 200)
  • And More


  • Downloadable font support
  • All fonts expandable in height and width up to 255X and 255Y
  • 0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees font and bar code printing


  • Up to 20MB Flash
  • Up to 8MB RAM


  • Direct thermal, on demand ticket/tag printing
  • Fanfold media with black sense mark
  • Print thickness: up to .013" (.33mm)
  • Print width: 1”-2.25” (25.4mm-58mm)
  • Fixed paper guide widths of 25.4mm, 44mm, and 57.15mm, or adjustable guides

Physical Dimensions

  • Height-6” (152mm)
  • Width-5” (127mm)
  • Depth-12” (305mm)
  • Weight-7.1 lbs. (3.2 kg)

Environmental Conditions

  • Relative humidity: 10-85% non-condensing
  • Operation temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40° C)
  • Power supply: External Battery Charger with Auto-Sensing; 100-240 VAC, 3.5/1.5 A, 50-60 Hz


  • cTUVus
  • FCC Class-A
  • RoHS