BRTPT1230PC

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

0.39 in/s Mono - 180 dpi - USB - Laminated Tape, Flexible Tape, Adhesive Tape, Non-laminated Tape, Iron-on Fabric - 0.50"

Reg. Price $57.99

Our Price $49.98 Each

Quantity In Stock!
Offers mirror and vertical printing, 200 copies of repeat printing and 694 symbols
Uses 6 AAA batteries (sold separately) or Brother AD-24 adapter (sold separately)
Prints on tape widths - 3.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm
Compatible with Windows 2000, Windows, XP, and Windows Vista; includes manual cutter and USB cable
Print Speed: 0.39 in/s
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SKU
BRTPT1230PC
Manufacturer
Brother Industries, Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number
PT1230PC
Brand Name
Brother
Product Model
PT-1230PC
Product Type
Thermal Transfer Printer
Packaged Quantity
1 / Each
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Form Factor
Desktop
USB
Yes
Additional Information
  • Tape Sizes : 9/64", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"
  • Horizontal Alignment : Left, Center, Right, Justified
Package Contents
  • PT-1230PC Thermal Label Printer
  • One 1/2" black on white TZ starter Tape
  • USB interface cable
Recycled
No
Power Source
Battery
Features
Label Length Setting
Print Color
Monochrome
Recommended Use
Label Print
Media Type
Laminated Tape

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Brother P-touch PT-1230PC Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Desktop - Label Print
 
4.0

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

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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4.0

Simple to use and connect

By Tcash

from New Jersey, United States

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

The only negative comments are 1) Brother should offer the AC adapter as a standard feature instead of having to purchase separate or keep replacing batteries 2) Offer a longer lasting label cartridge.

 
4.0

Great item

By LASK

from Big Rapids, MI, United States

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

I love our printer. It does all the jobs we need. Labeling files and folders is easy and quick. The labels also give a more uniformed looking office product. With employees having such a vast array of penmanship, using the labels makes some items easier to read as well. I would recommend the label maker to anyone looking for an easy to use time saving home or office appliance.

 
5.0

Great label printer

By Orchids

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 Radoguy310

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 tada

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 nece

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 photo35

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 Organized123

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 AHolland

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 1CitizenJane

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...

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Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
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How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
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Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
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