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Brother Family Labeler (PT1090BK)

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  • Portable, perfect for on-the-go use
  • ABCD keyboard layout -easy for the whole family
  • Ergonomic design with convenient Feature Dial
  • Easy-view, 12-character LCD display
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBrother
Item Weight11.2 ounces
Product Dimensions8.2 x 4.2 x 2.3 inches
Item model numberPT-1090BK
ColorBlack, White
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part NumberPT-1090BK
  
Additional Information
ASINB002PAR0GA
Best Sellers Rank #16,627 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 21, 2007
  
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Part of the "Simply Stylish" line of P-touch products, the PT-1090BK features 12 built-in "Deco Mode" patterns to create extra stylish labels.



Cable Labeling Feature
Brother's cable labeling feature makes it easy to quickly design custom labels that keep your cables and wires organized.


Our 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.

With its ABCD keyboard and convenient "Feature Dial," it's easy for the whole family to use. Add Time & Date to your labels for leftovers, smoke detector batteries, and other dated items. Use the convenient cable labeling feature to help keep your wires and cables organized. Create labels with one or two lines of crisp text, and use the built-in memory to save up to 9 of your favorites!


Prints labels on durable, "TZ" laminated tape--perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Operates on 6 "AAA" batteries or optional AC adapter (neither included).


Additional Features

  • 12 Deco Mode Patterns for extra-stylish labels
  • Add time & date to your labels for food storage, etc.
  • Cable labeling feature to organize your wires and cables
  • Prints labels on laminated indoor/outdoor “TZ” series tapes (up to 1/2" wide)
  • Easy view, 12-character LCD display
  • Ergonomic design with convenient "Feature Dial"
  • Portable, perfect for "on-the-go" use
  • Updated, user-friendly keyboard design
  • Prints 1 or 2 lines of crisp text
  • Built-in memory, saves up to 9 of your favorite labels

Product Description

Portable, perfect for on-the-gouse ABCD keyboard layout –easy for the whole family Ergonomic design with convenient Feature DialEasy-view, 12-character LCD display Uses laminated TZseries tapes up to 1/2-Inch wide Operates on 6 AAAbatteries

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Customer Reviews

Cons: Wastes almost an inch of tape on both ends of every label.
Bob
I did a little research with other brands the cartridges are more expensive so buying this was a good decision.
Jason
They both work great and make labels that stick very well and are easy to read.
cooltown

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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Ramon Pereira on April 22, 2010
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This little machine is amazing! I don't even know where to start. It's packed with features, it's fast, cheap and does everything as advertised. I bought it for my cabling projects and so far it has not let me down. It feels really comfortable in the hands, the keys are nice to the touch and the laminated labels are of great quality, also the sticker tape side of the label sticks really good, this is definitely a huge improvement over other labeling machines that I've used in the past.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Brian on January 21, 2011
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I just received this label maker in the mail and printed off several labels. Great labeler, but be warned--it wastes a ridiculous amount of tape with each label. I printed off a 4 character label and it measured over 3 inches with over an inch before the printing starts and another inch after the label print stops. It's apparent the manufacturer is trying to maximize the amount of tape used. Otherwise, the labeler works great and it's packed full of features.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Ron on March 9, 2012
The PT-1090BK (Black face) or PT-1090 (Purple face) are perfect as
a home labeler. Easy to use, you can master this handheld in no time
with the simple 4-page cheat-sheet style manual. Makes a very professional
looking durable laminated adhesive label that stays put, and it's fun to use.

Many different font styles and sizes for professional looking labels.
Has 12 Art Deco text styles mode as well as 8 neat label frame options.
Very cool, comfortable in hand, looks like a big exotic TV remote.

Included with unit:
One 0.47" (12mm) x 13.1' (4m) Black on White laminated "TZ" starter tape, User's Manual
The 13 foot long by 1/2" sample roll is more than enough to start with.
Unit allows you to preview your length to see how long it will actually be in inches.
Crack and peel adhesive backing is really easy to unpeel.

The print head design causes the first half of the first label to have a 3/4" margin,
so it works best to print a group of labels in one session in chain print mode..
It is recommended to have a small pair of scissors handy during labeling projects.
Hint1: Function|Margin|Chain Prt| - Saves tape making multiple labels.
Hint2: Function|Width| x 1/2| - Makes a clear label using half the tape amount.

*Note: There is a thin film of plastic over the LCD screen which is hard to detect.
If your screen appears scuffed, or you just want to remove it, simply score a corner
of the screen with your finger nail and peel it off. (Most brother labelers have it).

Optional: Uses the common Brother AD-24, AD-24ES AC adapter. Output: DC 9V, 1.6A,
-or just hunt around for compatible HQRP adapter, same as AD-24, AD-24ES adapters.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Ann C on November 29, 2011
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First I agree with the other reviewer, that if you read through the instructions (which are in cheat sheet format) the device is pretty straight forward and you can get using quickly. As for wasting tape... if you set the margins to 'narrow' the margin size is 1/6 of an inch which is hardly a waste. (Default margin setting is 1 inch.) There is a leader of about 1" because of the way the tape feeds through. I think those that are seeing wasted tape may have margins set at 1" which would result in 2" up front and one following. You can also eliminate the leader issue if you chain print several labels. It also prints two dots to mark where to cut the leader off so you have even margins on both sides which I found very handy. I did find that it keeps all settings between use. If you hit the clear button and select to clear Text&Format that it does clear all settings including margins and resets to factor defaults. So if you want to keep label size, margin size etc. you need to select to clear Text only. And finally I am not sure the problem folks have with batteries. No it does not come with an AC adapter. But it is a portable device and having a tail that needs to plug into a wall outlet seems to defeat that purpose so I am glad it uses batteries. If you are looking for an inexpensive labeling device I would recommend this one.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Jess on December 7, 2010
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I'll admit, this little booger was a little complicated to figure out at first. However, I think that's just because it has SO MANY capabilities and options. Once you spend a little time getting to know it, it's a really helpful and handy machine. I'm very pleased with it. It seems to be well-constructed, the buttons feel nice, it fits well in your hand and does exactly what I need it to do. The cable label option is very helpful, especially because it prints a little line to show you exactly where it should be folded over. For someone as anal-retentive as me (and probably most of the other people interested in a label maker), that's a pretty fantastic and appreciated feature.
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121 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Katrin Bachmeier on May 25, 2011
I was really excited about this portable unit when I brought it home. Unfortunately agree with other reviewers that there is a learning curve, and I feel that it is not very intuitive. By this I mean that I have become accustomed to certain word processing symbols over the years such as delete or a back arrow for backspace. It took me forever to figure out that the "BS" button on this unit is for backspace. One would think that these initials would be common sense to figure out and my grandmother actually had an easier time figuring out which I believe is due to the fact that she does not and has not ever used a computer.

Also, I don't know if it is just way more expensive to place the actual pictures under the pictograph option instead of giving codes such as A1 A2 A3 which require that you reference the guide unless you memorize virtually every picture/option. Once you have to bring a guide with you the unit suddenly becomes less portable. It would really improve things if they just placed the actual picture.

I didn't think the 1 inch margin written in previous reviews would bother me but it REALLY does. In fact this is a deal breaker for me. Aside from being terribly wasteful- (and tapes are not cheap) you then have to hand cut. This doesn't seem like it would be a big deal but now you not only need to bring the guide around the house (or on the road or wherever you may need it) but you also need a pair of scissors. Moreover, unless you are a really skilled at cutting you don't get a straight edge which RUINS the professional/clean look in my opinion- completely defeating the purposed of not writing them out myself.

All I really needed was an entry level product.
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