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The Brother P-Touch PT-1230PC is an economical PC-connectable label printer.

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Pros

Very small footprint; takes up little desk space

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Decent little label printer for the price

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AC adapter available (not included)

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Very portable for label printing on the go

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Print scannable barcodes

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Compatible with Brother's full version P-touch Editor software for more complex labels like barcode, and database printing

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No need to install software; it's built right into the unit. Just plug in PC and print

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Software window conveniently pops up when connected to a PC

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Default settings waste space by printing too much space between labels

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Ships with older drivers, and new drivers require manual installation

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Difficult to navigate settings in software

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Requires 6 x AAA batteries

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Software updates can be difficult to track down

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Brother P-Touch PT-1230PC is an economical PC-connectable label printer. It print text and graphics on up to 1/2" wide tape. It features built-in software that allows you to print labels without installing any software or drivers. If you need to print anything more advanced such as barcodes or graphics you can also install Brother's full-version of their P-touch Editor label printing software. It includes a manual cutter. The unit requires 6 x AAA batteries (sold separately) or an AC adapter (sold separately).

Features
  • PC-connected label printing
  • prints text and graphics
  • up to 1/2" wide tape
  • one-cable installation, with built-in label printing softare
  • includes:
    • Brother PT-1230PC label printer
    • 1/2" x 16' black on white laminated TZ starter tape
    • USB cable
    • user's manual
  • requires 6 x AAA batteries (sold separately)
  • compatible with Brother AD-24 AC adapter (sold separately)
  • dimensions: 2.1" W x 6.2" D x 4.4" H inches
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