The PT-70 is a handheld all in one affordable, feature packed Personal Labeler. The PT-70 will easily print labels in 6 type sizes, 9 type styles and 1 font for all different labeling needs-all you have to do is type in your text and print. At the touch o
As a labeler: five stars. Four stars for the diminished user experience resulting from the glitchy battery level display
This labeler is easy to use. The QWERTY keyboard has a wide range of special characters accessible via the "symbol" key. Other functions (length, width, print size, style, font formatting) are accessed via a multi-purpose function key.
If you have used other labeling tape with backing that is pre-split for exposing the adhesive side of the tape, you'll have to learn a new technique for this product.
After printing and cutting your label with this machine, you then insert one end of the label into a slot on the top rear, and quickly pull the label down; this separates the label from the backing at the end. It doesn't always work the first time, but will work eventually. This process is clearly described in the user guide, and has an excellent pictograph engraved in the slot to remind you of the technique.
Other reviewers have commented on battery life. My experience with this labeler is that the battery life is fine, but the battery life display is unreliable. It displays a low battery warning *soon* after batteries are installed and a few labels are printed. Just ignore it and keep on printing. You can print and print and print through many rolls of tape before battery life will be a *real* problem.
Many possible uses in the home and home office. My home computer area now requires two power strips (to deliver power to: a desktop computer, telephone, speakers, two monitors, two printers, a scanner, a router, a cable modem, VOIP modem, a wireless router a NAS unit, a desk lamp and --sometimes-- a hard drive enclosure). Each of these plugs (and accompanying power supply blocks for those devices that have them) is now labeled.Read more ›
I purchased this labeler in the midst of an electrical upgrade in my house, and I've used it to neatly label all the circuits in my panel. It is easy to use, fast, and came with a good sized roll of labeling tape. For the price, it's a great deal, though the range of extra features (larger tapes, special fonts, multi line printing) may be too small for those with need for more decorative labels.
These little labeler runs our company. They make some of our management decisions every day. There are a billion of wires in our data centers and, besides our documentation servers, only these labelers know where the other ends of those wires go. Granted it appears that we control the lablers, but the decisions are based purely off of their thoughts. There are five shadowy PT-70s and one PT-65 overlords running the show here. The only reason their numbers have decreased is because they disappear in to thin air not because any have ever broke down. When they run out of management decisive tape, it isn't difficult to find some. Replacing said tape is also a breeze. Do not be fooled by this review, I'm telling you from experience that these devices make organization a breeze and are easy to operate. I am not saying this because of the PT-70 on my desk is forcing me to write such a wondrous review or that there will be consequences if I do not.
An unbelievable value in terms of the hassle and frustration this little baby prevents. When my old one died, I lasted exactly 3 days before buying this replacement. Brother has this category locked. The thing always works, despite humidity, freezing temperatures, dust and dog hair, repeatedly being dropped, lack of electricity. (I took mine camping.) Labels are fantastic for phone chargers, power adapters that all look the same (but aren't), labeling all kinds of stuff in a multi-kid or multi-pet household, pithy instructions on rarely used equipment, distinguishing remote controls, organizing cords of all kinds and clarifying computer inputs, buttons and switches for elderly folks overwhelmed by too many options. Spare keys, frozen food, pill boxes, temporary dog tags when traveling, stuff being sent to your kids' camp....you will not believe how many uses you find for this labeler beyond the obvious manila folders and hanging files. (By the way, if you use hanging file folders, place the tape as it emerges, sticky part NOT exposed, directly into the plastic sleeve. No need to fuss with computer-printed labels or struggle to read your handwriting later.) LOVE IT. Note if you need long-term labels for stuff stored outdoors you should get a different Brother labeler that makes laminated labels.
N Werle's review seems a bit much... I'll give you the label separator thing, It really doesn't work at all. But the rest of your review... I can't agree with it. I received a Dymo (Letratag) & Brother (PT-70) label maker for Christmas and have so far really liked this model (Brother PT-70) far more than the Dymo Letratag. I haven't had any trouble using the features or accidentally printing. Construction seems a bit too "plasticky" for my taste while the Dymo seems more heavy and solid. The Dymo also uses 4 AA while the brother PT-70 uses 4 AAA. Not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing. Sure it will weigh less, but I assume the batteries won't last as long. Also, I really appreciate the qwerty keyboard on the Brother.
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