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BrotherP-touch PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker

Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker

Item: 747740    Model: PT-1230PC

Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker
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  • Easy to use - no software installation required
  • Uses tape up to 1/2" wide, laminated for indoor/outdoor use
  • Manual cutter
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Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker
 
4.2

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (62)
  • Easy to use (59)
  • Excellent print quality (54)
  • Fast operation (53)
  • Easy to setup (49)

Cons

  • Pricey replacement ink (7)

Best Uses

  • Casual printing (43)
  • Filing (13)
  • Professional documents (10)
  • Electronics (9)
  • Kitchen (6)
    • Occupation::
    • Work from home (6), Business owner (4), Executive (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (52), Budget shopper (35)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (53), Business (35)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great Printer Although Tape Is Pricey

If you're looking for a simple and reliable "specialty" label printing solution I can highly recommend the PT-1230PC. Setup couldn't be easier. Simply install 6 AAA batteries (not...Read complete review

If you're looking for a simple and reliable "specialty" label printing solution I can highly recommend the PT-1230PC. Setup couldn't be easier. Simply install 6 AAA batteries (not included), snap in the included tape cassette, close the lid and connect to an available USB port (cable is supplied). When you press the Power button (located on the top of the printer), the built-in printing software automatically launches and the unit is ready to use. Next, just type your text in the box and click the Print button. The manual cutter button works very well. If desired, you can easily edit the font (and it's various attributes), add boxes, insert images, change orientation (landscape, portrait, direction of text) and other details before printing. You can also save labels that you might want to reprint in the future. Brother offers an "advanced" editor that can be downloaded at no charge however for this type of printing I can't imagine the need for any features beyond those are included in the built-in version. That said, I believe the "advanced" version includes some pre-designed templates for users who want to add a more artistic touch to their labels.

Changing tape cassettes takes less than half a minute so using different tape sizes and color combinations isn't at all difficult.

Just keep in mind that the tape is rather costly and the maximum label width is 1/2 an inch. This being the case, I recommend using the labels for things like jars, small boxes, bags, file folders, electronic equipment, cables, bar codes, etc., rather than for addressing envelopes, packages and the like.

I noticed the ad stated "AC Adapter Included" however this is incorrect. Some of the more expensive models DO include the adapter however for occasional use I expect the AAA batteries will last for quite a long time and it's one less "wall-wort" sucking up electricity 24 hours a day. In any case, the printer will launch a "Continue" box after a few minutes of inactivity. If you don't select this, the unit turns itself off to save batteries.

So all things considered, if you can afford the somewhat costly "TZ Series" label refills this unit is well suited for home and small/home office use.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Too early to tell, working with Tech

I printed one label after start up. Then tried to install the update for vertical printing and now I get a blinking light on the printer. I called support Monday, they call back...Read complete review

I printed one label after start up. Then tried to install the update for vertical printing and now I get a blinking light on the printer. I called support Monday, they call back today (Thursday) and said they would send me a file by e-mail to correct the problem. At this time I am waiting for their e-mail. This is the second Label Printer that did the same thing as I installed the Firmware.

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1.0

Get you baseball bat out.

By AHolland

from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

I looked forward to replacing an old brother simple text labeller with this one. What a mistake. From day one I have not been able to get it to work. The only thing that worked was when I went for a home run using this for the baseball off my rear deck. I have wasted 2 days and a complete reload of Windows 7 professional 64bit in trying to get it to work. I did all the updates as requested/required. I am pretty savy when it comes to working a computer and another friend who is a programmer could not help either. Simply put this device does not seem to work under Win7 64 bit. A huge waste of time and I will not be using Brother devices again. I expected more from a name brand that usually makes good equipment.

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1.0

Fallen out of Love with PT-1230PC label printer

By 1CitizenJane

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

I Loved this little label printer... It worked perfectly, was fast, efficient, kept my files and office neat and organized. That was when my computer had Windows XP O/S. Then I got Windows 7, 64 bit system. My labeler has NOT worked correctly since! I spend more time trying to get the icon to appear on my system than it's worth! PAIN in the neck!!! A HUGE waste of time and GIANT step backward...

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5.0

Excellent label maker

By cape escape

from massachusetts

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Print Quality
  • Fast Operation
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

      this is a great little label maker! It is very mobile and easy to use. I love the idea that I did not have to download any software. Unwrap, place batteries, and plug into your laptop and you are ready to go. The quality of the laminated labels are also a plus. I am labeling containers that I will be storing and will make everything fast and easy to identify without needing to open every container! I am also labeling all the different remotes throughout the house, to keep them organized. I purchased extra label tapes and do not forget the batteries.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      great little machine

      By auntmot

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

      I have an online sewing business and have enjoyed printing customized labels at the blink of an eye. It installed on my computer very easily and has worked like a charm. It works better than my regular printer. GREAT PRODUCT!

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      5.0

      very good product

      By baldy

      from Iowa

      Comments about Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

      I like this a lot better then the handheld, you can do so much more with it.

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