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Brother P-touch PT-1090 Label Maker

Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker

Item: 812522    Model: PT1090

Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker
4.0stars
( 237 reviews)
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  • 12 Deco Mode Patterns for extra-stylish labels
  • Add time & date to your labels for food storage, etc.
  • Cable labeling feature to organize your wires and cables
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12 Deco Mode Patterns for extra-stylish labelsAdd time & date to your labels for food storage, etc.Cable labeling feature to organize your wires and cablesPT-1090 Label Maker12 Deco Mode Patterns for extra-stylish labelsAdd time & date to your labels for food storage, etc.Cable labeling feature to organize your wires and cablesBrother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker34.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0345728_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0345728_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0345728/Brother-P-touch-PT-1090-Label-Maker/product_812522
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Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker
 
4.1

(based on 237 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (111)
  • Excellent print quality (109)
  • Fast operation (95)
  • Compact (92)
  • Reliable (68)

Cons

  • Pricey replacement ink (47)
  • Hard setup (14)
  • Complicated controls (11)
  • Difficult to peel (7)
  • Hard to use (7)

Best Uses

  • Casual printing (99)
  • Filing (41)
  • Electronics (31)
  • Professional documents (22)
  • Kitchen (21)
    • Occupation::
    • Work from home (17), Office manager (12), Business owner (10), IT professional (4), Assistant (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (115), Budget shopper (79)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (132), Business (67)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Excellent inexpensive home labeler

The PT-1090BK (Black face) or PT-1090 (Purple face) are perfect as a home labeler. Easy to use, you can master this handheld in no time
with the simple...Read complete review

The PT-1090BK (Black face) or PT-1090 (Purple face) are perfect as a home labeler. Easy to use, you can master this handheld in no time
with the simple 4-page manual. Makes a professional looking durable laminated adhesive label that stays put, and it's fun to use.

Many different font styles and sizes for professional looking labels. Has 12 Art Deco text styles mode as well as 8 neat label frame options. Very cool, comfortable in hand, looks like a big exotic TV remote.

The print head design causes the first half of the first label to have a 3/4" margin,
so it works best to print a group of labels in one session in chain print mode..
It is recommended to have a small pair of scissors handy during labeling projects.

Hint1: Function|Margin|Chain Prt| - Saves tape making multiple labels.
Hint2: Function|Width| x 1/2| - Makes a clear label using half the tape amount.

*Note: There is a thin film of plastic over the LCD screen which is hard to detect.
If your screen appears scuffed, or you just want to remove it, simply score a corner
of the screen with your finger nail and peel it off. (Most brother labelers have it).

Optional: Uses the common Brother AD-24, AD-24ES AC adapter. Output: DC 9V, 1.6A,
-or just hunt around for compatible HQRP adapter, same as AD-24, AD-24ES adapters.
The HQRP Brother-compatible AC adapter can be found for about $13. to your door.

Also gets very good battery life on (6) AAA alkaline batteries. -or you can use rechargeable AAA batteries..

Uses all common TZ style tapes from 9/64" to 1/2" maximum.
(9/64")=3.5mm, (1/4")=6mm, (3/8")=9mm, (1/2")=12mm. - Look for TZ tape in inexpensive lots.
-Also uses the inexpensive Sophia TZ compatible tapes. (These are excellent).
Package of (5) 26.5ft x 1/2" TZ compatible Sophia tapes to your door for under $40.
Use the TZ "S" (TZS) Strong adhesive tapes for heavy duty applications.
All TZ tapes are "crack and peel", split the back down the middle to remove backing..

Features I like on the PT-1090:

-Small size, handy, approx. L 8-1/4" x W 4-1/4" x H 2-1/4"
-Prints up to 3 lines on 1/2" & 3/8" tape, 1 line on 1/4" and 9/64".
-Chain print mode saves tape when printing multiple labels.
-3 font sizes & widths + AUTO, 8 font styes + 8 frames + underlined + vertical etc.
-Excellent "cable mode" for marking wires. Good selection of symbols.

Full specs are available from the brother-usa.com site.

Highly recommended, handy for quick labeling jobs, inexpensive,
-and I use several different Brother labeler's.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Pretty good label maker

The ABC keyboard is a little hard to use quickly because it is back to 'hunt and peck' typing. It seems to me that most folks are capable of typing on a small...Read complete review

The ABC keyboard is a little hard to use quickly because it is back to 'hunt and peck' typing. It seems to me that most folks are capable of typing on a small cell phone sized keypad, you could put a similarly sized qwerty keypad and improve typing speed. The keys and buttons are large enough to be easy to press. The overall size of this thing seems overly large and chunky feeling.The display/operating system is not WSYIWIG, you have to refer back to a couple of slips of paper that came with the documentation to know what character P7 is or DECO mode 8 is.The labels it creates look excellent and they seem to be of very good quality so I can forgive the shortcomings of the label maker. The tape is another story. I've had a hard time peeling the backing off of the labels about 1/4 of the time and the resulting rubbing and bending often damages the label and I have to make a new one. Maybe they can offer a punch card for the tapes...buy 3 get the 4th free because you are wasting 1 out of 4 labels anyway!Bottom line, for a machine I only paid [$] for, it performs well. If I had paid full MSRP, I might not be so happy with it.

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1.0

HATE IT

By linbin

from ca

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Comments about Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker:

This is the worst label maker. We replaced an old green Brother that just wore out, with this. It eats batteries (takes 6 at a time), and the tape print out is extra long on either side of the text, making it go through tape very rapidly, too. Figuring out the functions is tricky, too, instead of just blatantly simple, how I would like it. The only good thing I can say if that the comma doesn't necessitate a "shift." HATE IT.

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5.0

Great Quality for a Great Price

By VietnamVet6869

from Chatsworth,IL

Comments about Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker:

After having used the PT-1700 for many years, it was nice to see Brother have a smaller unit that did the same quality work . I look forward to using the PT-1090BK for many years to come. What I did do as a minor modification was to put a rough-sided velcro strip on either side of the casing so when I hold the labeler I will have a better grip when using it so it won't slip out of my hand.

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3.0

Good for its purpose, but...

By megmtiger

from Gainesville, FL

Comments about Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker:

This remains a dependable item in my home office. It does its job with good durable labels that last. My one major issue with this is the amount of tape it consumes between uses. Cumulative leads over time reveal a considerable fraction of tape wasted in each cartridge.

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5.0

Great for all around the house

By Anonymous

from Louisiana

Comments about Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker:

Love my label maker. Portable and sooo useful. I use it mostly in the kitchen for labeling food for the freezer. But, it great all over!

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5.0

Great Gift

By President819

from Brentwood, CA

Comments about Brother® P-touch® PT-1090 Label Maker:

I use the labeler in my greenhouse where I can type in the name of the plant and have a laminated label to put right onto the plastic stake. Looks great, works great. Labels hold up the water and sun. Made life a whole lot easier than trying to read handwritten labels with 'chicken scratch'.

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