|Item Weight||14.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.1 x 3.2 x 10.9 inches|
|Item model number||PT-1230pc|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BRTPT1230PC|
|National Stock Number||7490-01-590-7056|
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Brother P-touch PC-Connectable Label Maker (PT-1230PC)
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- Easy to Use - No software installation required
- Prints on four different label widths, up to ½” wide (laminated)
- Prints multiple lines of text and graphics
- Compact, with built-in manual cutter
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Great for labeling file folders, storage containers, and much more, the PT-1230PC is an easy-to-use PC-connectable label maker. It’s intuitive, “pop-up” label making program, requires no software installation. Conveniently design durable, laminated labels up to ½” wide using your PC keyboard and monitor. Prints exactly what you see on your screen! Capable of printing multiple lines of text, graphics, and all True Type resident fonts. Its compact footprint and built-in manual cutter supports maximum efficiency. Supports PC USB Connectivity. Includes 1/2” (5m) black on white “TZ” laminated tape, and USB cable. Uses 6 "AAA" batteries or AD-24 adapter (not included).
The Brother P-Touch PT-1230PC PC-Connectable Label Printer 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.
It's never been easier to print high-quality labels and barcodes than it is with the Brother PT-1230PC. 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-1230PC supports all True Type/Scalable fonts available on your PC.
The printer is compatible with four different label widths up to 1/2-inch wide, and you can use TZ laminated tape for both indoor and outdoor use. The built-in manual cutter makes it easy to get perfect cuts each and every time.
Installing the Brother PT-1230PC label printer is as simple as connecting the included USB cable to any Windows-based computer. The printer also requires 6 AAA batteries or the AD-24 adapter (not included).
Easy Label Printing On-the-Go
Because of the PT-1230PC'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 download Brother's full version P-touch Editor software and enjoy seamless integration with your PT-1230PC label printer. This added functionality allows for easy barcoding and database printing.
The Brother PT-1230PC label printer is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. It measures 2.1 x 6.2 x 4.4 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 0.90 pounds (without batteries). It's backed by a 1-year limited warranty and replacement service.
What's in the Box
Brother PT-1230PC label printer, 1/2 inch (12mm) x 16 foot (5m) black on white laminated TZ starter tape, user's manual, USB cable.
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Top customer reviews
If this waste cannot be engineered out, then the problem is with the manufacturer, not the consumer.
Consider this a poor choice, if you are printing an occasional, single label.
To start with I will describe the problems I ran in to. After installing 6 AAA batteries (or a 7-9v DC power supply) and then plugging it into my Windows 10 64bit PC with the supplied USB cable, a Window explorer popup showed an executable to run (simple edit/printing software for the device). I then double clicked the executable which launched their software, however when I typed information in to the label box and clicked print it ejected about two inches of label with nothing on it. I double checked everything and tried again with the same results. At this point I Googled “PT-1230PC downloads” and found a link to support.brother.com which had drivers and the full Editor software. I installed the drivers which I believe corrected the problem however after the driver install, the Window explorer popup showing an executable no longer worked. Because I could no longer run their simple program from the popup I installed the “FREE” full version from there web download which worked and printed perfectly.
So, now that their drivers and full software application is loaded and working perfectly I have been able to play with it a bit. By default, the full program opens in a tab called “Express”. This tab gives all the basic features you need to print a label however if you’re a power user, switching to the “Professional” tab gives a lot more options. Some of these options include Word Art, Bar codes, easier access to layouts, and much more.
Long story short, in my case I had to load their drivers and full software program located on their web site. I have had a lot of fun printing labels and for the price I am really enjoying this handy label maker. I have used hand held label makers in the past which are very time consuming – I would buy this over one of them any day.
I have a Brother PT-2300 that I have had for years and although I haven't used it much lately, I would still love it to work BUT Brother doesn't have a USB driver for the newer operating systems - I have Windows 7 and so far have been unable to get it to run for the PT-2300 even in the compatibility mode.
I read the reviews on Amazon about this PT-1230PC and the fact that it has the software built into it. It came in and worked right out of the box. I'm not sure what some of the other reviewers were talking about, that they had to upgrade the software (or firmware) before they could get it to work. Not what I found, it works, like I said, right out of the box. Note: My unit came with PTLITE10 and it works really good.
You do have the option to download a more advanced software package onto your computer and use it instead of the Lite software that comes with it.
I did load one of my old TZ cartridges into the unit and it works fine, up to 1/2'' I believe. So it appears that your older label cartridges will work and that you don't have to use the TZe cartridges exclusively
My only criticism of the label maker is that it really wastes tape - so I made a couple of labels and printed them out together. That way you don't have a 1'' blank piece on each end that you'll cut off anyway. It's easy to do, you just lay it out on your computer and that is exactly what will print out.
I was hoping I could force the margins down as it STILL wastes a TON of material. Plan your labels and print them all at once, cut them manually, and you'll get a lot more out of them.
Once setup and updated, it works great.