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The PT-2700 offeres connectivity, versatility and reliability. The PT-2700 can also be used as a standalone labeler as well as easily connect to your PC via USB interface. The featured packed model has a 16 character, 3 line LCD with a bright back-light display for easy viewing. The PT-2700 can display and automatically add the time & date to labels. Print up to 7 lines, 8 font sizes and 9 font styles. You also have the option of selecting from over 100 symbols available and 19 frame styles to your labels. The PT-2700 allows you to store up to 99 files to memory for easy preinting and re-printing. Store up to 99 files for Memory Print Various Name Badge formats Special new angled key tops for easy entry Built-in automatic cutter Desktop & Computer operation 8 fonts, 10 type styles Prints up to 1 inch wide laminated tapes for indoor or outdoor use 17 frame styles and up to 121 symbols Dimensions - Width 7.06 x Depth 9.75 x Height 2.82 inch Weight - 1.87 pounds Manufacturer's One year limited warranty
From the Manufacturer
PT-2700 is a deluxe desktop labeling system. The unit has a huge 3-line x 16-character LCD with a bright backlight. The PT-2700 prints on laminated tapes up to 1 inch wide for indoor/outdoor use.
The label maker came today. At first I was a bit dismayed because it seemed unless you have Windows Vista (I have Windows ) there was going to be a problem about using this thing with a computer. I called Brothers and got someone right away (that was a surprise as most support services for companies mean a long hold time). The man explained I needed to download 2 things. He sent me 2 e mails with explicate instructions and links. Once these 2 things were downloaded I really thought it would be much more to do. Much to my surprise once this was done I was able to print from the computer immediately. I labeled 32 bottles on our new spice racks perfectly (they were so dim you couldn't read them at all). Now they are labeled beautifully and easy to read. Yes, the others are right that if you print one label at a time you will have a little more than 1/2 of blank tape come out before it prints. Yes it is a waste. But, because I had to lable 32 items I just put them all next to each other and they printed out in one long line without that waste. I guess I could have given it just a 4 star because of that waste, but because I was so thrilled at being able to print in just about any front and size I just couldn't take that extra star away. I also saw the tape that came with it was 1/2", what I needed, and was only a "sample tape". I don't know how much more I have left but I was able to do all 32 spice bottles without a problem. I had only experience with the hold Dyno label maker, one letter at a time and this is a dream compared to it. We are very pleased with this item and need to add it came in great packaging, in perfect shape and extremely fast.
I do a lot of labeling of equipment at work and I wanted a printer that would allow me a lot of options for making those labels. This unit is just the ticket. With label sizes up to one-inch wide it covers virtually any label I might ever need. I work in the temperature controls industry and once I have installed a control system I am required to label every device. The included software allows me to design the labels on my computer and the usb connection makes printing the labels a snap. I am not limited to the simple text output of lesser labelers as this unit allows me to use many fonts, borders, clip art, symbols, screen captures, time and date, calendar, bar codes, even image files if desired. That is more functionality than I am ever likely to need, but it is nice to know it's there. Admittedly, a wider tape size would help to more fully exploit the usefulness of the image files; still, a small trademark image will fit nicely on a one-inch space. For my labeling needs I am currently using mostly borders and various fonts to make business-like labels that are appropriate in a mechanical room environment. For items inside a building's office spaces I use a more casual font style to convey a bit of a 'friendly' feel to the equipment. These are exactly the reasons I selected this unit rather than a lesser one and I have not regretted that decision in the least. The computer interface is a real plus since it allows me to create the labels in a familiar environment while the keyboard is good for those times when I need a label 'right now' and don't have a computer handy. I didn't order the model that comes with a carry case, but I saved almost forty dollars. All in all an excellent labeler that is serving me well. Now, if only Brother would offer tapes with a red background and white or yellow foreground......! I currently am forced to use the red foreground white background tape as an alternative, but it isn't as good a solution. I really want a lot of red showing when I label an alarm device, something I can only accomplish now by using borders.
I have a larger Brother label maker for the office. I really wanted to replace that as it uses the one and a half inch tapes but could not find it anywhere.
In any case, I do like this label maker. My only complaint is that the manufacturer has presets on all of the margins that are very large- meaning you use a lot more tape than you actually need. This puts dollars in their pocket, but I am surprised at their blatant attempt to get you to the end of the roll of label tape (especially when the labels cost up to $25 a cartridge!). You can ,of course, change the settings, but you have to know how to do this-and do it every time you use the machine.I found the best is to set it on "chain" - which uses smaller margins but will always keep the last label you print in the machine. To bypass this problem, simply enter a small word like "I" to get your last label out.
A little complicated- and shame on Brother for the underhanded way they have attempted to increase label cartridge sales.
I recently purchased the Brother PT-2700 and this was an upgrade from an older Brother model that only handled up to 18mm tape (3/4"). I really like all the extra features that this label maker has, especially the ability to preview labels before printing. It is also really nice to have a rolling length count in inches so you know exactly how long the label will be. That is nice if you have a maximum distance for the label your printing so you can adjust the font, character spacing, etc... so your label will fit. It is also really nice to be able to change the margins on your label so you don't have to cut off the excess tape all the time. I wasn't using this feature at first but now that I have found it I can put away my scissors once and for all. The extra fonts, 1 inch tape maximum size, preview ability, and many other features are available in this label maker, which really isn't much larger, or much more expensive, than my old label maker. I should have made the change to this label system years ago because I would have paid for it by now just in the tape I didn't have to throw away. I've only had this machine a short while but you can tell I'm already really sold on it, and I haven't even hooked it up to my computer yet. Great job Brother on a really nice product.