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Printer Reviews

Reviews and comparisons of label printers with a touch of software and consumables

Brother PT-1230 PC Label Printer Review

This product is discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.
Print Quality: 7-stars
Print Speed: 6-stars
Versatility: 5-stars
Ease of Setup: 9-stars
Ease of Use: 8-stars

Perhaps this little printer is the shape of things to come. It certainly gives new meaning to the word ‘portable’ as it can be moved around an office and plugged into any computer without software having to be installed first (which pleases the average IT department). However, there is a price to pay for this convenience, more of which later.

The printer is lightweight in construction and pleasing to handle, powered by six AAA cells (not supplied) and an optional power adaptor (not supplied), and comes with P-touch Editor Lite software for designing labels. When running from the battery, the printer shuts down after twenty minutes idle time to save power.
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Brother QL-560 Label Printer Review

This product is discontinued. For our full range of current printers please click here.

Print Quality: 8-stars
Print Speed: 8-stars
Versatility: 8-stars
Ease of Setup: 7-stars
Ease of Use: 9-stars

Printing address labels by the sheet on a standard office printer not only requires frequent changing of the paper tray contents but often leads to wasted labels. A dedicated label printer like the Brother QL-560 avoids these frustrations while introducing exciting new possibilities such as printing on clear or coloured film, printing a ‘banner’ on continuous label, printing barcodes, date and time stamping, and the use of a very versatile address book which can import records from Outlook.
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