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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

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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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Easy to use - no software installation requiredUses tape up to 1/2" wide, laminated for indoor/outdoor useManual cutterEachPT-1230PC PC Connectable Label MakerEasy to use - no software installation requiredUses tape up to 1/2" wide, laminated for indoor/outdoor useManual cutterBrother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker49.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0785537_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0785537_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0785537/BrotherP-touch-PT-1230PC-PC-Connectable-Label-Maker/product_747740
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Brother®P-touch® PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker
 
4.1

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (72)
  • Compact (62)
  • Excellent print quality (55)
  • Fast operation (54)
  • Easy to setup (49)

Cons

  • Pricey replacement ink (7)

Best Uses

  • Casual printing (43)
  • Filing (14)
  • Professional documents (10)
  • Electronics (9)
  • Kitchen (6)
    • Occupation::
    • Work from home (6), Business owner (4), Executive (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (53), Budget shopper (35), Casual user (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (67), Business (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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

 

Seems like a good price but...

I thought this was a good deal for an electronic labeller until I took it home & opened it up. You either have to insert 6 AAA batteries (at about $1 ea) or...Read complete review

I thought this was a good deal for an electronic labeller until I took it home & opened it up. You either have to insert 6 AAA batteries (at about $1 ea) or plunk the money down and buy their AC adapter ($38.35), which basically doubles the price of the unit.

I FAIL to comprehend why their AC adapter is so expensive. Something like this should cost no more than $8.00. It's a price gouge, in my opinion...

A unit like this - meant to be used in conjunction with a computer - should really be BUS-powered - i.e. take its power from the computer via USB cable attachment - like just about every other portable consumer electronic device these days. Staples advertises a similar DYMO PC-based labeller which operates on USB-supplied power and also comes with a lithium battery. Brother's value proposition here is very low.

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5.0

Cool

By ....

from Ashland, MA

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

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

We purchased this label maker for our office and its so easy to use. Just plug in the usb to your computer and wha-la ready set organize. Very user friendly.

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3.0

Wasteful printing

By Roger

from Kent, Ohio

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

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

The printer itself is fine. Makes nice labels. The problem is the cost of the special tape at about $1 per foot and the intenional wasteful printer setting that forces you to waste 1" of tape every time you print a label. I do a lot of small labels (1" to 1-1/2"" so I am throwing away 1/3 of the expensive tape.

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2.0

Great buy for clearance item @ $7.50

By http://ns-bc.co

from Pleasant Hill, CA

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

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

PROS: Simple Setup; Small Footprint; Battery Powered
CONS: Always 1/2" lead on anything printed; no AC adapter

I bought this because it's on clearance and I sometimes need to make many labels in a row. This is easier to use than a handheld device.

It's battery-powered, which makes it portable, but it does not come with an AC adapter, which means it's wasteful.

The biggest drawback is that no matter the configuration, there is always a blank lead before your printed product spools from the printer. This printer wastes label tape.

I wouldn't buy this at full price.

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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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