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Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler

Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler

Item: 84440    Model: RPT2030

Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler
4.5stars
( 11 reviews)
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  • Large 16-character x 2 line graphical display, with preview key to view text and layout before printing
  • Creates durable, laminated labels in a variety of colors and sizes - up to 18mm wide
  • Print in 4 professional fonts
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Large 16-character x 2 line graphical display, with preview key to view text and layout before printingCreates durable, laminated labels in a variety of colors and sizes - up to 18mm widePrint in 4 professional fontsEachLarge 16-character x 2 line graphical display, with preview key to view text and layout before printingCreates durable, laminated labels in a variety of colors and sizes - up to 18mm widePrint in 4 professional fontsBrother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler23.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0403274_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0403274_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0403274/Brother-PT2030-Refurbished-Desktop-Office-Labeler/product_84440
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Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (3)
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    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    TIPS to lower cost & tape wastage

    This kind of labeler is great for labeling storage boxes and bins in attic or basement (doesn't fall off after a couple years like stickers, or leave goop like duct tape), on shelves...Read complete review

    This kind of labeler is great for labeling storage boxes and bins in attic or basement (doesn't fall off after a couple years like stickers, or leave goop like duct tape), on shelves (so you know where to put things back in kitchen or kids room or home office), for notebooks or scrapbooks, etc. Tape is easy to peel off smooth surfaces and reposition.

    PROs:
    1) Durable -My 1st Brother labeler is still going strong after 7-plus years and being dropped many times. This model seems equally sturdy. I got a "refurb" for only $20, very affordable.

    2) Larger tape - I upgraded because this model can use up to 3/4 inch tape, which I've found much more visible on boxes in the attic or basement, instead of max of 1/2 inch in most budget models.

    3) Features: You can do one row of text above the other. Preview button shows how it will look, helps avoid tape-wasting mistakes. Lots of pre-designed label layouts, symbols, fonts, frames, designs, etc (though I rarely use). Many of TZ tape types/widths/colors available. Nice window on top of labeler lets you see exact tape currently loaded, without opening it.

    CONS:
    1) TZ tape cartridges are expensive, and there isn't a generic version I've found.

    2) CAVEAT: Know the price for replacement TZ tape. Staples' is currently very high, literally twice the price at some other big box or online stores you know. So shop around online first, print out competitor prices, and ask Staples to price match, which they will do. Otherwise, buy your TZ tape elsewhere if the price here stays high.

    3) Very easy to waste tape (large margins, tape feeding out after printing, etc), and instructions don't make it easy to figure out how to minimize wastage (it's possible though, see below).

    4) Menus in this model aren't entirely intuitive. For example, I've repeatedly had to go back to the manual when I can't find where the pre-set "blocks" feature is.

    5) The little backing curls (pulled off each label to use it) are really annoying-- they end up scattered on the floor, they flutter and miss even when dropped right over the wastebasket, etc. Probably true for any labeler brand, but really pesky.

    TIPS:
    1) ALWAYS press "Escape" (= No) each time after printing, when the "OK to Feed?" message comes up. This avoids it adding about an inch of extra blank tape margin after your label.

    2) Set to "chain" setting if printing multiples of same label at once, which leaves only small margin between each

    3) Enter a bunch of labels at the same time, with a couple blanks between each, THEN print them all at once, which makes only one wasted margin at the end (use scissors to cut apart labels).

    4) Better yet, when you print your last label, escape, then print a blank space once or twice (escape after each), until you can see your last label has just cleared the built-in cutter, then cut. There will be less leading blank tape for your next session.

    5) If you accidentally start printing label(s) again or see an edit needed, hit the power button to abort. Then turn unit back on to clear or edits.

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    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Labeler

    I thought it should come with a power cord, but, you have to buy that separate. I was disappointed in that

    I thought it should come with a power cord, but, you have to buy that separate. I was disappointed in that

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    5.0

    Exec. Assistant

    By Sue Meyers

    from GLML

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has verified themselves with Facebook and written 10 or more reviews

    Comments about Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler:

    Use this label maker to label everything. Love the way font and size can be changed and labels sized differently.

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    5.0

    Brother PT2030 Desktop Office Labeler

    By Jerrry

    from Arizona

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has verified themselves with Facebook and written 3-5 reviews

    Comments about Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler:

    The machine is rather easy to use once you get a bit of practice. It is a lot more flexible than prior models and has a lot more features than machines from other brands. The best feature is the size. It fits in a lot of small places in an office. I have mine in a plastic storage box with a supply of the common tapes I use. When I need a label I reach, grab the Labeler and the tape; set up the Labeler and print, cut and stick. Then the Labeler goes back to it's hiding place. It has a great appearance if you want to keep it on top of the desk.f

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    4.0

    FUN label machine

    By Jann

    from Palmyra NJ

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler:

    I got it for my hobby organizing. Been wanting top pick one up and VIOLA the price was right for my budget.

    Labeling the files and getting them in order, which halps a big time in filing and memory, as to finding information. Also keeps the papers off the desk pile.

    Nice sizes letter and numbers.

    The only semi negative is that the new batteries are constantly showup up low battery. How can this be with brand new batteries within 40 minutes of use? Might be showing a short or somerhing in the system.

    I liked the entire product enough to buy a few as holiday gifts for family members. The price of new tape are more than double the price of the machine. I am looking out for another source to save some money for using the label maker

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    5.0

    Brothers PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Lab

    By Buzz McLain

    from Mundelein IL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler:

    Works great . I have the smaler one but wanted one that would do more and have a AC adapter to purch later.

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    4.0

    Good

    By NA

    from Boston

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has reached Associate level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Comments about Brother PT2030 Refurbished Desktop Office Labeler:

    Good, works well

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