|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||6 x 3.1 x 5.6 inches|
|Item model number||PT-P700|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BRTPTP700|
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Brother P-Touch PC Connectable Label Maker (PT-P700)
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- A versatile desktop label printer for labeling workplace assets such as IT and electrical equipment as well as paperwork, files, signage and storage
- Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Mac v10.6x, 10.7x, and 10.8x.
- Label length settings: 25mm - 1000mm
- Tape widths: 3.5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24mm
- USB interface: USB 2.0 (Mini-B type connector)
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From the manufacturer
The P-touch PT-P700 is an easy-to-use label maker that connects via the included USB cable to nearly any computer in your office. (1) It’s perfect for multi-user offices looking for simple connectivity and the ability to quickly create a wide variety of professional labels using a full-sized computer monitor and keyboard. It’s great for individual label printing, but particularly well-suited to multi-label creation jobs thanks to print speeds up to 30 millimeter per second, repeat printing capability and an automatic cutter to help save time.
The easy-to-use PT-P700 is the label maker your entire office will love
Built-in Plug & Label connectivity lets you easily connect to a PC or Mac computer to quickly start creating labels. No need to install software or drivers.
The PT-P700 includes pre-loaded labeling software that allows you to simply plug into a PC or Mac computer and almost immediately begin designing and printing labels. Enjoy the convenience of designing labels using a monitor and a familiar, full-sized keyboard. The PT-P700 works with almost any computer in your office1, so it can be shared with ease and won’t leave behind any drivers or software after its been disconnected (though you have the option of saving labels you’ve created directly to your computer). Use the included AC cable to power the unit, or make it truly portable by running it on 6 AA batteries (not included).
P-touch Editor Label Design Software helps you print a wide range of labels
P-touch Editor Label Design software, available for both Windows and Mac(2), enables you to connect to your computer with the included USB cable to create an impressive array of professional labels in sizes up to 24 millimeter wide. Plus, enjoy the added functionality of printing barcodes and printing labels with information stored in a Excel or Access database on your computer. Choose from pre-installed label templates or make your own labels using the fonts, symbols and graphics already on your computer. The enhanced P-touch Editor software for PC lets you download additional label templates from the Cloud(3) to add to your personal template library (4) This powerful software also automatically detects the color of your tape, presenting a true WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) label design experience.(4)
P-touch Editor Label Design Software creates labels with your keyboard
Works with a variety of Brother P-touch tapes from the long-lasting laminated TZe Series.
The PT-P700 uses tapes from our best-selling TZe laminated tape family. Text and images printed on TZe tape are protected by a thin, clear film to withstand water, grease, fading, abrasion, heat, cold, and demanding indoor and outdoor environments. Choose from a wide variety of TZe tapes to match your application – use Standard Laminated Tapes for general workplace labeling, or use one of our specialty tapes for identifying wires and cables, or adding tamper-evident security. There’s even non-laminated fabric iron-on tape for labeling uniforms, linens, and more. The PT-P700 includes a 24 millimeter (approximately .94 inch) laminated tape to get you started with your labeling almost immediately.
Choose from a variety of fonts, frames, and icons to create the perfect label
At your side with free phone support for the life of your product.
At Brother, our goal is to provide you with products that you can depend on to consistently deliver high performance, reliability, and value for your business. That’s why we stand behind your purchase with a two-year limited warranty and 'Free' phone support for the life of your product. Whether you have a product question or a technical issue, Brother is always at your side.
|Create Labels Using||PC Only||PC/Mac Only||PC/Mac Only|
|Tape Type / Size||TZe (laminated) up to 1/2"||TZe (laminated) up to 1"||TZe (laminated) up to 1"|
|Built-in Software||PC only||PC/Mac||PC/Mac|
|Durable Tape for Indoor/Outdoor Use||✓||✓||✓|
|Display Size||Uses Computer Display||Uses Computer Display||Uses Computer Display|
|Supports Mobile Device Printing||✓|
|Power Source||AC Adapter or 6 AAA batteries (both optional)||AC Adapter (included) or 6 AA batteries (optional)||AC Adapter (included) or rechargeable, Li-ion battery or 6 AA batteries (both optional)|
Images are for illustrative purposes only. Actual output (such as font and margins) may vary. All trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies. Windows, Windows Vista, Excel and Access are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
1. Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Mac v10.6x, 10.7x, and 10.8x.
2. Windows design software and drivers are found on included CD-ROM. Mac design software and drivers available for download at solutions.brother.com.
3. Internet connection required. PC version only.
4. Enhanced features available only for PC version of P-touch Editor software.
PC Connectable Label Maker for PC and MAC.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is one important discovery I made about the wasted space issue that others have mentioned (the additional space used before and after the actual label). It is excessive and not configurable through the interface. (presumably to increase sales on tape refills).
Except that you CAN modify it...
1. When you plug it in you should see a new drive called "PT-P700"
2. Open the ptlite10 folder and right click and edit "PRTINFO.INI".
3. Then for each paper type (you can see 10 paper types defined) adjust the amount of excess tape is used for the label by changing the "nMinNoCutFeed" parameter. I set mine to 10 (from 170).
4. Save your change, exit, and relaunch the program.
...Note that I think when the system restarts, that it resets these settings. If that is the case, just copy all the files from the device to a folder on your computer and run it from there.
There are 314 inches on a roll. My labels so far have been slightly over one inch, so maybe 300 labels. Some (very) rough math:
-10 labels per strip, a 10% loss with that cut off end. 10% of 300 leaves 270 usable labels, at $9 for the 1/2" white cassette, comes to 3.3 cents per label.
-6 labels per strip, a 17% loss with that cut off end. 17% of 300 leaves 249 usable labels, at $9/cassette, which comes to 3.6 cents/label.
-1 label at a time, a 50% loss with the cut off end. 50% of 300 leaves 150 usable labels, at $9/cassette, comes to 6.0 cents/label.
Even though it can get pretty wasteful, you can't buy custom labels for that.
Honestly, I don't know how they can make money on this thing. $40-$45 for the printer, and $9-$11 for a complex, 3-part, laminating cassette. Look at that cassette. It's brilliant. Anyone would be hard pressed to go out and manufacture the same thing for the same price, and it would still cut off an inch of tape. I've seen Lego pieces more expensive than this. You're not paying for X amount of tape, you're paying for the engineering that allows this thing to print durable labels quickly, reliably, and jam free. I've been around enough commercial/industrial heat and laser labelers to know waste. All the mis-feeds, jams, alignment problems, carbon tape hang-ups, hours spent fixing it, hours wasted not inventorying/bagging/shipping... you throw away the cost of this printer and tape combined at least weekly, sometimes daily.
All that said, I hope this printer lasts a while. I am very impressed with the label quality. I also wish they ditched the battery pack area and made it smaller, but I guess some people would need this in the field. If Brother really wanted to screw you, they'd offer an $80 add-on battery pack like the Chinese tool guys do (Milwaukee, DeWalt).