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Brother PC-Connectable Label Maker with Auto Cutter (PT-2430PC)

by Brother
4.5 out of 5 stars 238 customer reviews
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  • Easy - Fast - Secure!
  • Easy to Use - No software installation required
  • Uses tapes up to 1" wide, laminated for indoor/outdoor use
  • Prints multiple lines of text and graphics
  • Uses AD-24 adapter (included) or 6 "AA" batteries (not included)
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Product Description

Product Description

An easy-to-use PC-connectable label maker that’s great for labeling file folders, binders, CD spines and much more. Its intuitive label making program requires no software installation on your PC! Easy – Fast – Secure! Design durable, laminated labels up to 1” wide using the easy pop-up software. Prints exactly what you see on your screen! Capable of printing multiple lines of text and graphics. Laminated tape for indoor/outdoor use. Built-in auto cutter cuts labels to desired length. Supports PC USB Connectivity. Includes starter tape and USB cable. Uses AD-24 power adapter (included) or 6 "AA" batteries.

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The Brother P-Touch PT-2430PC PC-Connectable Label Printer with auto cutter features a simple plug-in design to make it easier than ever to print labels without the need to download any software. This compact, PC-compatible label printer has all of the required software built right in, which makes it a breeze to print labels from any PC quickly and easily.

The Brother P-Touch PT-2430PC:
  • Prints text and graphics on up to 1-inch-wide tape.
  • Features a built-in Automatic cutter.
  • Offers easy one-cable installation.
  • Includes built-in P-touch Editor Lite software.
  • Supports all True Type/Scalable fonts available on any PC.


With software built into the printer, there's no software to install on your computer. View larger.


Print scannable barcodes.
Create Professional-looking Labels Quickly
It's never been easier to print high-quality labels and barcodes than it is with the Brother PT-2430PC. The P-touch Editor Lite software is built directly into the printer, so there's no software to install on your computer. Print graphics and text exactly how it appears on your monitor, and the PT-2430PC supports all True Type/Scalable fonts available on your PC.

The printer is compatible with six different label widths up to one-inch wide, and it accepts TZ laminated tape for both indoor and outdoor applications. The built-in automatic cutter makes it easy to get perfect cuts each and every time.

Simple Installation
Installing the Brother PT-2430PC label printer is as simple as connecting the included USB cable to any Windows-based computer. The printer also requires 6 AA batteries or the included AD-24ES adapter.

Easy Label Printing On-the-GO
Because of the PT-2430PC's compact stature and built-in software, it makes it easier than ever to print while on-the-go from anywhere there's access to a Windows-based computer. Keep sensitive prints secure while traveling since no software is left behind on the computer.

Upgradeable Software for Added Functionality
For added features and functionality, you can install the included full version P-touch Editor software and enjoy seamless integration with your PT-2430PC label printer. This added functionality allows for easy barcoding and database printing.

The Brother PT-2430PC label printer is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. It measures 2.6 x 7.4 x 4.4 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 1.4 pounds (without batteries). It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty and replacement service.

What's in the Box
Brother PT-2430PC label printer, 1/2 inch (12mm) x 16 foot (5m) black on white laminated TZ starter tape, user's manual, AC adapter (AD-24ES), USB cable, CD ROM: P-Touch Editor software and drivers, and Software Installation Guide.


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Technical Details

Brand Name Brother
Item Weight 3.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 4.2 x 9.4 x 10.4 inches
Item model number PT-2430pc
Material Type N/A
Number of Items 1
Size 7 In
Manufacturer Part Number PT-2430pc
National Stock Number 7490-01-624-7465

Additional Information

ASIN B001IKKIVW
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 238 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #53,585 in Office Products (See top 100)
#97 in Office Products > Office Electronics > Other Office Equipment > Label Makers
#7,140 in Office Products > Office Supplies > Labels, Indexes & Stamps
Shipping Weight 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First Available September 14, 2004

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By MidwestMom VINE VOICE on November 25, 2008
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I got this product to replace my current Brother P-Touch Labeler, because I wanted something that I could create laminated labels with, but also be able to make them a bit snazzier than my current labeler allows. This product fits the bill, and then some!

With this label maker, you can hook it up to any PC, and print laminated labels. Let me make this clear though---you have to have a computer to hook the labeler up to, or it will not work. Hooking up the label maker is very easy, you simply use the USB cord that comes in the box and hook it up to the USB port on your computer. Once hooked up, and powered on, a built in software called "P-Touch Editor Lite" automatically comes up. It is very user friendly, and allows you to create your labels from your computer, and print them without having to install any additional software. The great thing about this, is that with this label maker you have access to a wide range of fonts, clip arts, and editing that you do not have on a regular label maker. But, the best feature of using a computer to generate your labels, is that you get to see what the labels are actually going to look like BEFORE you print them! At last no more wasted TZ tape!

Now, if you want to take your label making up another level you can install the additional software from the CD-ROM that comes with the labeler. Installing this software is totally optional, and not necessary, but just provides some additional features that the built in software does not have. This is where things got a little tricky for me, and why I would give this product 4.5 stars if I could. Installing the software was not as easy as I expected it to be. But I am going to tell you what I did wrong so you won't make the same mistakes that I did!
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(Please check out my images of the actual output for text, JPEG, and screen capture.)

I've never owned a dedicated label maker before, but certainly have an appreciation for a good label. After running a few tests for an hour, here are my impressions of the PT-2430PC:

PROS

*Ease of use. No driver or software to install if you don't want to. A small self-contained program is executed when you plug in the device to the USB port. I did not bother to use whatever extra software might be on the CD.

*The text output is legible enough. While jagged edges are definitely visible, it's just a label maker and not a graphic design machine.

*Uses any True Type font installed on your computer, including whacky symbols!

*The quality of the labels are very good in regards to water resistance and peeling-and-re-sticking ability. I ran a printed label under a faucet for 15 seconds. There was absolutely no bleeding or damage to the base. The tape seems to be laminated and this gives it strength and durability. I was really surprised that the labels still stuck after I had thoroughly wet the adhesive (though I had to wipe off the water first). They also peeled off without leaving a residue and then easily re-adhered to the surface.

*Takes tapes of various width, up to 1-inch

*Works with AC or batteries (but it takes 6 AA!)

*In addition to text, you can print images and screen captures (but see the CONS section and the sample images I've posted)

CONS

*It is useless when untethered from a computer. A label will only print via a computer. It would have been great if there was a built in memory which could store a few labels which could be printed remotely.
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This is great little machine. Many users have commented that the unit wastes an inch of tape with each print. This is true if you're printing only one label. However, if you are printing a bunch of labels, enable "Chain Printing" and only the first inch will be lost. The Brother website offers instructions on how to do this, and I've posted their text below.

I tried the method with a dozen different text labels and the process worked like a charm!

These are the notes from their website:

Due to the construction of the tape mechanism, the one inch (25mm) piece of tape that is produced prior to every label cannot be eliminated. However, when you print more than one label at a time and select Chain Printing, the subsequent labels can be printed without the excess tape.
To select Chain Printing:

1. Input the text for the label.
2. Click on the pull down arrow menu next to the Print icon and select Print Options.
3. Select Auto Cut and Chain Printing in the Print Options dialog box.
4. Click Print; the machine will feed and cut off the one inch blank tape and prints the label. The label will remain in the machine until you print another label.
5. Create another label and click Print. The machine will feed and cut off the first label you have created. The second label will remain in the machine until you print another label.
6. Continue creating and printing the next label. When you finish printing all the labels, press the Cut button on top of the machine. The machine will feed out and cut off the last label.
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