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Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer

B&H # BRPT9700PC MFR # PT9700PC
Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer

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Product Highlights

  • High Quality Thermal Transfer Labels
  • USB and Serial Connectivity
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • Prints from Multiple Devices
  • Includes PT-Editor Design Software
  • Prints 360 dpi Text, Graphics, Bar Codes
  • Fast 3.1 ips Printing
  • Built-In Automatic Cutter
  • Small Footprint
  • Uses HG and TZ Tapes
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You Pay: $308.99

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The Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer is a compact workhorse designed to take up as little space as possible, yet print out 360 dpi labels like a champ! This high quality printer makes laminated labels with a quick 3.1 ips print speed, and you can command the automatic cutter to trim the continuous label to a customized length, or set it to half-cut multiple labels.

Compatible with both HG and TZ tapes, the PT-9700PC is easy to maintain. Both of these tape types drop right into the printer, as do cartridges that contain the consumables. There are no adjustments necessary either, allowing you to get back to work without much delay.

The PT-9700PC is fully compatible with Windows 7, along with other Windows operating systems. In addition, you can use the label printer with other external devices, such as a bar code scanner, keyboard, or medical equipment. Brother backs up the PT-9700PC with a 2-year limited warranty and toll free customer support.

Prints high quality, extremely durable laminated thermal transfer labels
Compatible with Windows 7 and other Windows OS computers
Print from bar code scanner, keyboard or other standalone devices
Bundled with PT-Editor print application design software
Prints high quality 360 dpi text, graphics, and bar codes
Fast, host based printing - up to 3.1 ips
Reliable built-in automatic cutter
USB 2.0 and RS-232C serial interface connectivity
Printer has a small footprint
Comes complete with software, cables and more!
UPC: 012502623458
Hardware Features
Model Type Industrial desktop label printer
Tape Family HG, TZ
Tape Sizes 3.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm, 36mm
Tape Length 8m / 26.25'
Tape Technology Laminated thermal transfer
Tape Types High grade, standard adhesive, extra-strength adhesive, flexible ID, tamper-evident, non-laminated, iron-on fabric, acid free
LCD N/A
Print Resolution 360 x 720 dpi (14 x 28 dots/mm)
Print Speed HG tape: 3.15 ips (80 mm/sec)
TZ tape: 0.78 ips (20 mm/sec)
Keyboard N/A
Operation Modes PC connected (Dumb printer, template), connected to host peripheral (serial interface)
Cutter Automatic (built-in) cutter: full-cut mode and crack and peel mode
Batteries N/A
AC Adapter AD-9100ES
Included
Interface USB 1.1 or 2.0
Serial (RS-232C)
Printer Emulations Raster, ESC P, Template
Control Panel On/off, feed/cut
Power Switch Mechanical
VLAN
Number of Fonts 3

ESC P: Helsinki, Letter Gothic Template
Bitmap and outline: Helsinki, Brussels, Letter Gothic Template

Font Styles ESC P: bold, italic
Underline template: bold, italic, vertical, outline, shadow, outline/shadow
Point Sizes ESC P: 21, 28, 44, 56, 88, 120 dots
Template (bitmap): 21, 28 dots
Template (outline): 35-380 dots (20 sizes)
Number of Styles 6
Database File Compatibility .csv, .txt, .mdb, .xls and Microsoft SQL Server
Maximum Print Height 1.07" / 27.1mm
Multi-Block Yes
Label Length Setting 0.17-39.37" / 4.32-999.99mm
Auto Incrementation Alpha numeric
Horizontal Alignment Left, center, right justification
Vertical Printing Yes
Mirror Printing Yes
Rotate Printing Yes
Additional Functions Snapper function
Download data to unit
Text Insert Yes
Multi-Copy Print Up to 5,000 copies
Memory 2MB
99 template file memory for transferred data
Date/Time Stamp Yes
Auto Templates Yes
Barcoding Yes

Linear: Code39, ITF (I-2/5), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN8, EAN13, Codabar (NW-7), Code128, UCC/EAN128, Postnet, Laser Bar Code, ISBN-2, ISBN-5, GS1 DataBar (RSS)
2-Dimensional: PDF417, QR Code, Micro QR Code, Data Matrix, Maxicode

PC Connectivity Window: USB 1.1 or 2.0, serial (RS-232C)

Mac: USB 1.1 or 2.0

System Requirements Windows 2000 Professional, XP, 7, Vista
50MB available hard disk space
512MB minimum RAM memory

Mac OS 10.3.9-10.6
50MB available hard disk space
128MB minimum RAM memory

Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Dimensions 4.6 x 7.6 x 5.5" / 116 x 193 x 140mm
Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 9.8 x 9.0"
Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer
  • USB Interface Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • 0.94 x 26.2' (24mm x 8m) Black on White Laminated 'HG' Tape
  • P-touch Editor Software and Printer Drivers
  • User Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BrotherPT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (5)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Excellent print quality (3)
    • Fast operation (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Simple and versatile. It can do anything you throw at it,

    By mcsdguy79

    from New Berlin, Wisconsin

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Performance
    • Good Warranty
    • Rugged
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Dorm Room
    • High-End Equipment
    • Home Theater
    • Travel

    Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

    These are the best overall label printer and like they say it's a true workhorse.

    We use 16 of these printers, 7 are used in our various labs and another 9 on the road with our technicians.

    The Brother PT-9700PC printers are really the best fit for everything we do and probably must people do. We purchased our first (5) PT-9700PCs on 2/10/2012 and everyone is still working without any issues or maintenance, not even the cleaning tape.

    Our PT-9700PC printers are heavily used with each printing easily over 1000 labels per month. We even have some older PT-9500PC that are still working great. Those are slowly being replaced with the PT-9700PC when needed. Just to note those PT-9500PC have been around our place since 2008.

    These printers get used a lot and in some pretty harsh environments. Our technicians use these in printers in nice clean temperature controlled laboratories to machine shops and, hot dirty foundries. All of which have not affected the PT-9700PC's functionality. They hold up better to the wear and tear than the older PT-9500's that we have aside from the visible dings and scratches, but they keep printing like day 1.

    These printers come with brother's P-Touch Editor software, which has an Express and Professional version. We mostly use the Express Version to create all our labels and labels templates for our custom software that we have integrated with the printers using Brother's SDK (Software Developer Kit)

    We use them to print label for everything from our company equipment and Assets, equipment instructions, Shelf and file labels. We have even created our own software that is able to use the Brother Software (SDK) to integrate it with our own custom software to print custom templates for our customer labels.

    Just some helpful notes, since we used the previous version the PT-9500. I will list the only things I have seen go wrong with those over the last 7 or so years.

    Older PT-9500PC issues (Purchased 2008):
    - Label catch door broke easy. This isn't even on the new version PT-9700PC or PT-9800PCN, and didn't matter because printing was affected.

    - After years of abuse 2 or 3 PT-9500 had the power button on the front pushed in. They were still useable though.

    - Then I had one that somehow the cutter stopped cutting all the way though the label. That was replaced right away by the new PT-9700.

    PT-9700PC Issues:
    - No issues so far with the PT-9700PC, even with the ones we purchased back on 2/10/2012

    Other nice things are the label tape for the PT-9700PC comes in a lot of different colors and a variety of tape sizes from 6mm-36mm wide.
    They even have different tape strength.

    We use the TZE tapes which are an Extra strength that hold up to being handled on tools and chemical residues, without fading or coming off.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Best price, quick shipping

    By jsl

    from Hingham, MA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light Industrial

      Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

      We've been using this model printer for years and needed to add capacity. B&H offered the best price we could find and delivery was very fast.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Works Alright

      By Kim

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Pricey Replacement Ink

      Best Uses

        Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

        Works fine

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Very happy with this purchase so far

        By rebanuen

        from Santa Ana, CA

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Barcodes
          • Label Printing
          • Text

          Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

          We will be using this to print product labels containing text and a barcode. So far, it appears to be exactly what we need. Works great, and the P-Touch software is quite intuitive—almost no learning curve.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          9700 QR Codes

          By eankobert

          from Provo, UT

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

              I use this labeler to label thousands of computers. I have never had a problem. I am able to export my database into excel as a csv and print the name of the device, serial number (in a barcode) and also print a QR code that links to an online database to always show me the most accurate hardware information about the device.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Outstanding Label Maker!

              By Jackbert

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Printing

                Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

                Easy installation and setup.Simple user interface.Outstanding performance.Efficient and prompt B&H processing/delivery.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Labels like a Pro!

                By Homebrew

                from Charleston, SC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High quality print
                • Prints Laminated Labels
                • Programmable Cutter

                Cons

                • NO 16mm LABELS
                • NO FIVE EIGHTS LABELS
                • STOPPED INCL LABEL TOOL

                Best Uses

                • PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
                • WARNING LABELS

                Comments about Brother PT-9700PC Desktop Bar Code Printer:

                I use this product to label and tag all items that we sell. It makes labels that are laminated and look like you had them made by one of the high priced label vendors. After serving us for four years and thousdans of feet of lables out PT-9500PC failed. We immidiately replaced it with this PT-9700PC and labels continue to stream!

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