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Brother PT-1230 PC Label Printer Review

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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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Merging Database Fields For A Label In P-Touch Editor

Update: Watch the video tutorial above if screenshots don’t take your fancy.

This is one of the most useful features of the P-Touch Editor software, but is often overlooked. Today, you will learn how to create a label from an existing spreadsheet or database, saving you time and money. In our example, we’re using a label that we would use in our warehouse for labelling racking/shelving or for when new stock arrives.

Begin by creating a new layout from the top left menu.
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