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Brother Desktop Office Labeler with Carry Case (PT2030VP)

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4.6 out of 5 stars 90 customer 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
  • Comes with protective carry case for easy storage or transporting
  • Prints in 4 professional fonts
  • New, built-in Label Collection feature offers pre-designed labels for Files, Office Signage, Shipping labels - and more!
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Product Description

Product Description

With its ease of use, flexibility and extensive features, the PT-2030VP is a sleek, desktop labeler that is certain to quickly become an indispensable tool in your office or home office. The PT-2030VP features 4 fonts and a large graphical display. Easily print up to 5 lines on each label and create laminated labels up to 3/4" (18mm) wide. Quickly access our Label Collection of over 50 pre-designed labels. Includes carry case, starter tape, AC adapter and User's Manual.

PT-2030VP Product Features

PT-2030VP Product Details

  • 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 3/4" (18mm) wide
  • Built-in Label Collection feature offers pre-designed labels for files, office signage, shipping labels and more
  • Comes with carry case for protection and convenient portability of machine and supplies.
  • Prints up to 5 lines of text on each label
  • Save and print up to 9 of your favorite labels
  • Choose from 4 professional fonts, 10 type styles, 7 type sizes and 16 framing options
  • Sleek, modern design with built-in manual cutter
  • Raised keys for quick, accurate typing
  • Powered by AC adapter (included) or six "AA" batteries (not included)
  • Create and print bar codes
  • Easy, top-load drop in "TZe" tape cassettes

What's in the Box.

  • PT-2030VP
  • Carry/Storage Case
  • 0.7" (18mm) wide black on white starter "TZe" laminated tape
  • AC adapter
  • User's Manual
PT-2030VP 2–line graphical display

Type, layout and preview with ease.

The PT-2030VP features a large, 16-character x 2–line graphical display for easy viewing, plus a preview feature that lets you check spelling and layout before printing.

PT-2030VPlaminated labels in a variety of colors and sizes

Choose the right color and size for the job.

Create more visual appeal and differentiation with the PT-2030VP. Print up to 5 lines of text on each label and create durable, laminated labels in a variety of colors and sizes.

PT-2030VP Label Collection

Save time with our Label Collection.

Need a great label fast? Call up one of your 9 saved favorites or browse the Label Collection of over 50 pre-designed labels for files, office signage, shipping labels and more.

PT-2030VP carry/storage case

Extra Value.

With its included AC adapter and carry/storage case, the PT-2030VP offers a total solution for professionals that are on-the-go!


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Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Brother
Item Weight 5.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.3 inches
Item model number PT2030VP
Color Light Grey
Number of Items 1
Manufacturer Part Number PT2030VP

Additional Information

ASIN B0046470I6
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #61,267 in Office Products (See top 100)
#111 in Office Products > Office Electronics > Other Office Equipment > Label Makers
#679 in Office Products > Office Supplies > Labels, Indexes & Stamps > Labeling Tapes
Shipping Weight 5.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available October 11, 2010

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
Overall I am very happy with this labeler. The display is not as easy to view as I would like, but it does the job. The case that comes with this labeler, is very nice, and is similar in design to what you would find with various power tools, it is hard molded plastic. It holds the Labeler, the AC Adapter, the Instruction Manual,and spare Label Cartidges. The printout on the Labels are very clean and clear. This labeler also comes with a 19mm Black on White Starter Cartridge. Out of the box, you could insert the label Cartridge, Plug in the AC Adapter, turn it on, and start making labels However I HIGHLY recommend reading the Manual. I'm glad I did, otherwise I might have damaged the Label Maker..

3 items that I think should have a least a warning label somewhere on the labeler, are the following.

Striped tape indicates the end of the tape cassette. If this appears during
printing, press the Power key to turn the P-touch labeler off.
Attempting to print with an empty tape cassette may damage the
machine.

Feed function
The Feed function feeds 0.98" (25mm) of blank tape.
* Be sure to feed tape to remove any slack in the tape and ink ribbon after inserting the tape
cassette.
* Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the ink ribbon
to be discharged with the tape.
* Do not block the tape exit slot during printing or when feeding tape. Doing so will cause the
tape to jam.

DO NOT try to print labels using an empty tape cassette or without a tape cassette set in
the P-touch labeler. Doing so will damage the print head.

The above text is directly from the online Manual.
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I am a research fiend before purchasing anything. I decided on this labeler, even though there were quite a few mentions about label waste. I am thrilled with this labeler, especially since I have figured out how to have ZERO label waste between printing multiple labels. Read on.

1. I think there necessarily must be feeding at the beginning of any label-making session, so that the tape feeds properly. I believe this is unavoidable for this machine.
2. To have no label waste between labels, make multiple labels at one time.
3. Choose <Label>.
4. Scroll down to <Margin> with the up/down buttons.
5. Select <Chain> with the right/left buttons.
6. Hit <OK>.
7. Create your label and preview if desired.
8. Print label.
9. <OK to Feed?> will appear in the screen.
10. Hit <Esc> and the tape will not feed.
11. Create next label.
12. Repeat steps 7 - 11 until you are going to create your last label.
13. After you have printed your last label, and <Ok to Feed?> appears in the screen, hit <OK>.
14. Enough tape should feed for you to cut your label strip from the machine. You may have to "feed" more than once. Cut your individual labels apart. The only tape wasted should be at the very beginning of the tape.

I haven't yet figured out if I can just tear the label strip from the machine at its exit point, i.e., where some of the label hasn't cleared the edge of the machine.

Hope this helps!
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This is the label maker to get if you don't want to have to change batteries all the time. This label maker comes with a plug-in power adapter so you don't use up your batteries every time you use it. It still works on batteries too if you don't want to have to plug it in or if power is not readily available. I've only ever used it with the power adapter so cannot comment on battery life.

The carry case is great for storing the label maker, power adapter and several tape cassettes. It is a bit bulky though, it is about the size of a large laptop and much thicker.

This label maker has a few more bells and whistles in terms of font size, symbols and the like and can take a wider range of tape widths compared to some of the smaller, less expensive label makers.

I've used 4 or 5 different models of Brother Lablers over the last 15 or so years and the menus are all pretty similar. I don't use them often enough to memorize the menus, but for most things I'm able to figure out what I want to do without using the manual. For the most common things (font type, size and style) the menus are intuitive and my wife and kids can figure them out without trouble. The only thing I have to look up is if I want a particular symbol.

Pros:
dual power source (batteries or plug-in)
power adapter included
wide range of tape widths
more fonts, symbols, etc than smaller labelers
case stores all parts and supplies

Cons:
Case is bulky
labeler is larger than others - best for desk use

5 Stars - I'd recommend it to anyone unless they needed a labeler that can fit in your pocket.
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Great label maker for the price. Comes with the protective case and the AC adapter. Uses TZ tape cartridges that are avalable every where. Durable, affordable and easy to use, what more could you want in a label maker.
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