Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print

Monochrome - Thermal Transfer - 0.39 in/s Mono - 180 dpi - USB - View Complete Details

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Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print - P-Touch 1230PC is a label printer designed for PCs. No software is required. Simply plug into your USB and label appears on your screen. Fill in information and print up to 10mm per second. Label printer prints on four different label widths of TZ tapes, up to 1/2 wide (laminated) and prints multiple lines of text and graphics with 180 dpi. PT-1230PC offers mirror and vertical printing, 200 copies of repeat printing, 694 symbols, unlimited number of print lines, and True type fonts/scalable Printer is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows, XP, and Windows Vista. Compact design includes built-in manual cutter and a USB cable. Printer uses six AAA batteries (sold separately) or Brother AD-24 adapter (sold separately)."

  • Sleek and effortlessly portable.
  • IrDA wireless technology.
  • Automatic paper feed cassette.
  • No warmup needed.
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Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print
 
4.0

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice little label-maker

I bought this for convenience so I could make labels at my computer/desk rather than getting out my Brother 1400 portable. The software for the 1230C plus the computer keyboard are an easier...Read complete review

I bought this for convenience so I could make labels at my computer/desk rather than getting out my Brother 1400 portable. The software for the 1230C plus the computer keyboard are an easier interface than on the portable. The 1230 is very simple to install and use - I didn't even bother downloading the full software package - the self-installing app included right in the 1230 is plenty for everyday use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Get you baseball bat out.

I looked forward to replacing an old brother simple text labeller with this one. What a mistake. From day one I have not been able to get it to work. The only thing...Read complete review

I looked forward to replacing an old brother simple text labeller with this one. What a mistake. From day one I have not been able to get it to work. The only thing that worked was when I went for a home run using this for the baseball off my rear deck. I have wasted 2 days and a complete reload of Windows 7 professional 64bit in trying to get it to work. I did all the updates as requested/required. I am pretty savy when it comes to working a computer and another friend who is a programmer could not help either. Simply put this device does not seem to work under Win7 64 bit. A huge waste of time and I will not be using Brother devices again. I expected more from a name brand that usually makes good equipment.

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5.0

Great label printer

By 

from Pasadena, CA, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I purchased this printer to make plant labels. I have over a thousand orchids and I like to clearly see the genus and name of the plant. When dividing the plants, I able to make multiple copies in tons of different fonts.

 
1.0

Sorry, can't recommend this

By 

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I pick this item up to make life easier for cable labeling and a few other things that needed clear labels in my office. No matter how much I tried, the printer would only print about a third of whatever was displayed on the screen. I tried adjusting the settings with no success. I need to find another product/manufacturer.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good productd

By 

from Honolulu

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

Use it all the time. Even got it work on a network. However, recently it has stopped working, or will print just part of a label. Reason, batteries are low. But it used to send a warning when you tried to print that the batteries are low. Now, it just stops printing, even in the middle of print cycle. Second, it really has been going thru batteries. I will put new batteries in (and I check them with a digital battery voltage meter) and within a week, the batteries are low again No, notice, just stops working. By the way Brother tech help is great.

 
2.0

soso

By 

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

very confusing / difficult to use have not been able to use successfully yet

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Easy to use

By 

from Arizona

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

This little printer works great, easy to use. Only one regret to the wasted label tape if you only need one label or if you print multiples. To get the most of the label tape print without or only one space between each label. Doing so will save wasted tape at the beginning of each label. That is why I only rated it 4 stars. Still a good buy just create more than one label at a time with only one space between each new or different label.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A little concerned

By 

from Mississippi

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I have had my P-Touch PT 1230 PC label maker for a couple of years. Oh, how simple is was to make really great labels. Today, it has decided to not stop the tape from dispensing- even after it has written the label, it just keeps running and running. Now, I have a long blank label. Rolls of labels are expensive. Could someone at Brother tell me how to fix this so I can love my little machine again? I would also like to know how re-roll the unused white label back into the cartridge.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Get you baseball bat out.

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I looked forward to replacing an old brother simple text labeller with this one. What a mistake. From day one I have not been able to get it to work. The only thing that worked was when I went for a home run using this for the baseball off my rear deck. I have wasted 2 days and a complete reload of Windows 7 professional 64bit in trying to get it to work. I did all the updates as requested/required. I am pretty savy when it comes to working a computer and another friend who is a programmer could not help either. Simply put this device does not seem to work under Win7 64 bit. A huge waste of time and I will not be using Brother devices again. I expected more from a name brand that usually makes good equipment.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Fallen out of Love with PT-1230PC label printer

By 

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I Loved this little label printer... It worked perfectly, was fast, efficient, kept my files and office neat and organized. That was when my computer had Windows XP O/S. Then I got Windows 7, 64 bit system. My labeler has NOT worked correctly since! I spend more time trying to get the icon to appear on my system than it's worth! PAIN in the neck!!! A HUGE waste of time and GIANT step backward...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great little machine

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I have an online sewing business and have enjoyed printing customized labels at the blink of an eye. It installed on my computer very easily and has worked like a charm. It works better than my regular printer. GREAT PRODUCT!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very good product

By 

from Iowa

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I like this a lot better then the handheld, you can do so much more with it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Used to make Electrochemical Etch Stencils

By 

from South Carolina

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

We bought the machine to produce stencils for electrochemically part marking aerospace parts (Method AS478-7A) The self loading software is easy to use and the stencils work well in our application. You need to buy STE cartridges for the stencil material. We're getting perfect part marks on stainless steel and Inconel parts with this system.

 
3.0

Easy

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

Had trouble with the software install but the webb site helped cure this.A little frustrated at first because the first half dozen labels were streaked,but now it does a good job.Label cartridge cost is kind of high.

 
4.0

PT-1230PC

By 

from Coast of Maine

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

Machine was purchased to provide miniature year & mint mark labels for labeling those extra spaces found in coin books. Using the pc connected version, I have been able to create labels suited to my purpose with any font in my computer. My tape preference for this purpose is black on clear backing

 
5.0

I can't live without my label maker

By 

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I love my label maker. There is no end to the creative possibilities for this label maker. You name it, you can put a label on it. I made some labels for my husband, he put them in his shirt pocket, the shirt and labels went through the laundry/dryer and the labels were still good to use. Difficult to get off the item you put them on, you don't have to worry about the label falling off. I couldn't ask for anything better.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice little label-maker

By 

from Silver Springs, FL

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I bought this for convenience so I could make labels at my computer/desk rather than getting out my Brother 1400 portable. The software for the 1230C plus the computer keyboard are an easier interface than on the portable. The 1230 is very simple to install and use - I didn't even bother downloading the full software package - the self-installing app included right in the 1230 is plenty for everyday use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

PC Connectable Label Maker 1230PC

By 

from Longview WA

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

The print quality is fabulous. It is very easy to use. There are two drawbacks to this product: 1) Since it is a continuous tape, there shouldn't be a cutoff as to how long the label can/should be. I use it for making pricing labels - with a lot of repetition. If I want to make an entire cartridge of the same label, I should be able to do so. 2) There is too much wasted tape...the same wasted space at the end of the label as the regular hand-held label maker. ESPECIALLY if you are reprinting the same label. I would give the product FIVE STARS if the above were corrected in the software.

 
4.0

Very nice product

By 

from Glen Burnie MD

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

I have found this to be a great little gem. Sadly it is not not Mac compatible, I should have read the box better, but when using PC I use it all the time!!

 
4.0

Good Value

By 

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

Nice unit and works as advertised. It does waste a little bit of label on each printing.

 
5.0

Best thing since sliced breat.

By 

from NJ, Fl and PA seasonally

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

Works great. easy to set up for quick usage. The only complaint is that I would like to see less "wasted" tape on each side of the wording.

 
5.0

love it

By 

from waterford, CT

Comments about Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print:

does all and more. Bought all colors of lables and the on board program as well as the downloadable program works 110% as expected Thanks

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