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Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker

B&H # BRPT1230PC MFR # PT-1230PC
Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker

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Product Highlights

  • Use Your PC for Easy Input
  • Thermal Transfer Technology/No Ink
  • Prints Labels up to 1/2" (12.7mm) Wide
  • USB Connectivity (Cable Included)
  • Supports TrueType Fonts on Your PC
  • Manual Tape Cutter
  • Prints on Many Different Styles of Tapes
  • Uses 6 "AAA Batteries (Not Included)
  • Compact & Portable
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 Compatible
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You Pay: $40.38

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Perfect for home or home office labeling needs, the innovative PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker from Brother is all you need. This easy to use labeler requires no software installation to operate because the software comes pre-loaded into the unit. Just connect the included USB cable to your PC and you can print exactly what you see on your screen. Utilizing the monitor, keyboard and the TrueType fonts built into your computer, you can design and print on Brother Standard Laminated, Flexible ID, Extra Strength Adhesive, Non-Laminated Iron-on Fabric, and Acid Free labels, up to 1/2" (12.7mm) wide. It accepts labels up to 26.2' (8m) long. Its Thermal Transfer technology delivers sharp and clear labels...without ink.

You can also import graphics like logos and symbols from your PC (Windows compatible). With the PT-1230PC you can save your label designs to your desktop for future use. Easy to use and share, it is the ideal solution for labeling file folders, storage containers, and much more.

No software installation is required because the easy-to-use software is pre-loaded on the label maker. That means when you're done, simply turn it off and unplug. There's nothing left behind on your PC.
Use your keyboard and PC monitor to create labels; print exactly what you see on your computer screen.
Great for labeling file folders, boxes, CD spines and much more.
Create labels using any of your PC's installed TrueType fonts, graphics, logos or symbols. Conveniently design durable, laminated labels using your PC keyboard and monitor.
Brother standard laminated labels are designed for flat items like office paper, file folders, binders, and most flat, non-textured metal, plastic and glass surfaces. They withstand water, grease, fading and abrasion, and can be used in hot and cold environments, as well as outdoors. Super thin yet technologically elegant, type is protected by clear laminated film.
Compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Prints on four different label widths, up to 2 1/2" wide.
The PT-1230 prints multiple lines of text and graphics.
This label printer is compact and comes with a built-in manual cutter.
It uses 6 "AAA" batteries or AD-24 adapter (not included).
Barcoding and database printing available with download of full version of P-touch Editor Software at Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com).
UPC: 012502621041
Hardware Features
Model Type PC connectable
Tape Family TZ
Tape Sizes 9/64" (3.6mm), 1/4" (6.4mm), 3/8" (9.5mm), 1/2" (12.7mm)
Tape Length 26.2' (8m)
Tape Technology Thermal Transfer
Tape Types Standard Laminated
Flexible ID
Extra Strength Adhesive
Non-laminated Iron-on Fabric
Acid Free
LCD N/A
Print Resolution 180dpi
Print Speed up to 10mm/sec
Keyboard N/A
Cutter Manual
Batteries 6 x "AAA" batteries (not included)
AC Adapter AD-24 (optional)
Interface USB
VLAN
Number of Fonts Uses all TrueType Fonts
Font Styles Uses all TrueType Fonts
Point Sizes Scalable
Number of Styles Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Symbols 694
Types of Styles Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Print Height 0.35" (8.9mm)
Maximum Print Lines Unlimited
Label Length Setting Yes
Auto Incrementation Alpha/Numeric
Auto Numbering 1-5000
A-Z/a-z 1
Please Note:

Requires download of full version of P-touch Editor 5.0 Software

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Horizontal Alignment Left
Center
Right
Justified
Vertical Printing Yes
Mirror Printing Yes
Rotate Printing No
Text Insert Yes
Multi-Copy Print Up to 200
Memory N/A
Date/Time Stamp No
Auto Templates Yes
Barcoding Stand-alone Mode: No
Connected to Computer: Yes (requires download of full version of P-touch Editor 5.0 software)
PC Connectivity USB
Compatible Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
System Recommendations (Minimum) 128MB memory (Windows Vista, 512MB), USB port (USB 1.1 or 2.0), SVGA graphics card
Model Details
Color White/Gray
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 6.2 x 4.4" (5.3 x 15.7 x 11.2cm)
Weight 14.4 oz (125 g) (without batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 6.0 x 3.0"
Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker
  • 1/2" (12.7mm) Black on White "TZ" Starter Tape
  • USB Cable
  • P-touch Editor Lite/Printer Driver for PCs (built-in)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    BrotherPT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Fast operation (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Excellent print quality (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual printing (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4), Business (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    3.0

    Ok label maker

    By gelmani

    from New York, NY

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Operation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Printing

      Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

      Good for regular labels. However, vertical orientation is flaky. Instructions for downloading template labels did not work - the driver didn't install correctly on any of the three computers I tried, so the update software required for templates download does not work.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By The School Nurse

      from Lincolnton, GA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Printing
        • Double-sided Printing
        • Photos and Graphics
        • Professional Documents

        Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

        I love this product. I am a school nurse and I use it for my files. It is so easy to use with no software to upload. I love it!!!!!!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Love this Product

        By Sharon

        from Maryland

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Printing
          • Professional Documents

          Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

          While I've only had this label maker a short time, I love it. It's nice and compact in size and works great. I like the fact that I can design my own labels. I would recommend it over and over. Only thing I didn't like is that it does not come with a wall outlet plug. They can be purchased separately.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great labeler

          By Keith van

          from Auburn Hills, MI

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Printing

            Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

            easy as pie...

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            PCM printer

            By Winkers110

            from Michigan

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

                Very easy to hook up , no software to worry about prints perfectaly

                Don't forget to download all the templates and bonus features they offer from their website

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Very good

                By Yong

                from Santa cruz

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                • Slow Operation

                Best Uses

                • Casual Printing
                • Photos and Graphics

                Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

                It is very nice goods. Price and quality are very good.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Great labeler!

                By Mickey

                from Cool, CA

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Few tape options

                Best Uses

                • Casual Printing
                • Labels

                Comments about Brother PT-1230PC PC Connectable Label Maker:

                I am so used to the big clunky labelers that are such a pain to load and type, but this has been such a great change! I just started making different canned foods so I use it for that, as well as a side farming business to label my products and packaging and it's wonderful! Eventually I will upgrade to fancier labels for the farming stuff but for now this is perfect, and I will always use it for household labeling I'm sure! So easy to use and so compact, it's great!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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