Brother PC-Connectable Simply Professional Labeling System with Carry Case, 26.2' (8m) Tape Length, 10mm/sec Print Speed, 180 dpi Print Resolution

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About Brother

The Brother label maker with carrying case is designed can be used "stand-alone" for desktop labeling, or connected to a PC or Mac for added functionality. The included AC adapter supports desktop labeling at a moment's notice, while the included carry case supports on-the-go labeling.

Using one of 8 fonts, 10 type styles, 17 framing options, or a variety of symbols, you can create durable, laminated labels for indoor or outdoor use in a variety of colors and sizes - up to 24mm wide.

This sleek labeler with carrying case and AC adapter is an advanced label maker with a modern design. The Brother PT-2730VP includes a large, graphical display with vivid backlight for easy viewing and a built-in automatic tape cutter. Print up to 7 lines of text on each label - even preview labels before printing. Store up to 99 labels to memory, or automatically print labels displaying the Time & Date.

Quickly create labels for Office Signage, Files and Shipping with the touch of a button by accessing over 50 pre-formatted Label Collection designs - or use the Text Reminder feature to recall frequently printed words. Even use the new Download Feature to access additional Label Collection layouts.

Brother Features

  • Use as stand-alone labeler, or connect to PC or Mac via USB for added functionality
  • Large, 16-character x 3 line graphical display with vivid backlit design for easy viewing
  • Creates big, bold, durable, laminated labels in a variety of colors and sizes - up to 24mm wide
  • New, built-in Label Collection feature offers pre-designed labels for Files, Office Signage, Shipping labels - and more
  • New Download feature allows access to additional Label Collection files
  • New Text Reminder feature recalls frequently printed words - making label creation quick and easy
  • Prints up to 7 lines of text on each label
  • Select from 8 fonts, 10 type styles and 17 frames
  • Save and print up to 99 of your favorite labels
  • Sleek, modern design with built-in automatic cutter

Brother Specifications

Tape Sizes
3.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 24mm
Tape Length
26.2' (8m)
Tape Technology
Thermal Transfer
Tape Types
Standard Laminated, Flexible ID, Extra Strength Adhesive, Non-Laminated Iron-on Fabric, Acid Free
LCD Display
16-char. x 3 line Graphical Display with Backlight
Backlight
Yes
Maximum Print Resolution
180 dpi
Maximum Print Speed
10 mm/sec
Keyboard
QWERTY
Cutter
Auto
Batteries
8 AA Alkaline (optional)
AC Adapter
AD-24 (included)
Interface
USB (Version 2.0 Full Speed)
Number of Fonts
8
Font Styles
Helsinki, Brussels, US, Florida, Belgium, San Diego, Los Angeles, Calgary
Point Sizes
8 (Auto, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 42 and 48 pt.)
Number of Styles
10
Built-in Symbols
253
Types of Styles
Normal, Bold, Outline, Shadow, Solid, Italic, Italic Bold, Italic Outline, Italic Shadow, Italic Solid, plus Vertical
Max. Print Height
18.0 mm
Maximum Print Lines
7
Multi-Block
Yes (Max. 5 blocks)
Label Length Setting
Auto / 30mm - 300mm
Auto Incrementation
Alpha / numeric
Horizontal Alignment
Left, Center, Right, Justified
Vertical Printing
Yes
Mirror Printing
Yes
Text Framing/Fill Pattern
17 Frames / 3 Fill Patterns
Multi-copy Print
Up to 99 copies
Memory
2,800 characters (99 areas)
Date/Time Stamp
Yes
Built-in Designs/Templates
55 Label Collection designs
Auto Formats
42 (including Block Layouts)
Barcoding
Yes
Barcodes (Stand-alone mode)
CODE39, CODE128, EAN-8, EAN-13, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), UPC-A, UPC-E, I-2/5 (ITF), CODABAR
Barcodes (connected to computer)
CODE39, UPC-A, UPC-E, ITF (1-2/5), EAN-8, EAN-13, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), CODE128, CODABAR, POSTNET, GS1 DataBar (RSS), QR Code, PDF417, Data Matrix, Laser Bar Code, ISBN-2 (EAN13 AddOn2), ISBN-5 (EAN13 AddOn5)
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.8.x
PC Available hard disk space
70MB
Mac Available hard disk space
100MB
PC Minimum RAM memory
Windows XP (128MB or more); Windows Vista (512MB or more); Windows 7 (1GB/32-bit) (2GB/64-bit)
Mac Minimum RAM memory
Mac OS X 10.4.11 (256MB or more); Mac OS X 10.5.x. (512MB or more); Mac OS X 10.6 (1GB or more)
Dimensions
Housing: 7.0 x 9.4 x 2.8" / 17.78 x 23.87 x 7.11cm
Weight
Housing: 1.9 lbs / 0.86 kg (without batteries)

Reviews about this item

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4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good combination of label maker and printer

But not perfect. I was truly hoping for making a std format on the computer that could be sent to the printer itself, and just change the fields that will vary, without needing to still be connected to the computer. But, other than that, we couldn't have asked for a better printer that comes with labels that are laminated. That is a HUGE benefit to us. We actually bought another one this week.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well but expensive to use and lacks features

The unit works well for the most part. Prints well and is easy to setup and use. I have two major complaints. First is that it wastes a tremendous of material. Before printing a label it advances and cuts-off a 1" long piece of tape. As a result I have only used it a few times but have already thrown out close to 2 feet of 1" piece. Given the price of the tapes that can add up quickly or you use it a lot. My second complaint is that it has not built in ability to produce templates for wire ma...

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The unit works well for the most part. Prints well and is easy to setup and use. I have two major complaints. First is that it wastes a tremendous of material. Before printing a label it advances and cuts-off a 1" long piece of tape. As a result I have only used it a few times but have already thrown out close to 2 feet of 1" piece. Given the price of the tapes that can add up quickly or you use it a lot. My second complaint is that it has not built in ability to produce templates for wire marking and such. You can work around it but at this price I think these types of capabilities should be there.

Reviewed by 22 customers

 
5.0

great software makes it a winner

By

from Renton, WA

In writing Amazon reviews about scanners, I remarked that there is no such thing as a good or bad scanner, only good or bad scanner software. The same is almost as true of label makers. The label-creation program that comes with the PT-2730 is remarkable for its features -- and complexity. It's not something you'll master in a few minutes. But it does have templates for common labeling needs, and if you want to do something that's not obvious, the Help system usually has an answer. It is far superior to the software that came with Brother's TX computer-connected labelers. One of the program's best features is the ability to drag-and-drop text //or images// directly into the label you're creating. I have two gripes. The PT-2730 doesn't take the TX tapes I used with my older machines. Nor does it take 24mm tape. (Only one or two TZ machines do.) For those new to labeling machines -- note that the regular tapes will not stick to polypropylene (eg, buckets, trash cans). The tapes with "high strength" adhesive are required.

 
4.0

Great Labeler

By

from Richardson, TX

This Labeler is great for making multiple labels, it can be connected to a PC and linked to a database or spreadsheet to print from. The software that came with the unit is clunky and could use updating, but it is functional and saves a lot of time.

 
5.0

Works great ... Some waste

By

from San Diego, CA

The label maker works great and has filled my need for an inexpensive, PC/MAC connectable labeler. The only distraction is the 1 inch waste of tape at each printing. This is not much of a waste, but over time will add up. Other than my perceived problem with this item, the labeler is well worth the price.

 
5.0

Everything I expected

By

from Janesville IA

Initially outraged as the manual makes no mention of P-touch Editor or printing labels from a database. After checking the website, I learned that I needed Editor, installed it, and have printed labels from Excel. Total control of what records to print - one record, a range, or all. Not too difficult, easy editing, and I love it! I recommend the PT-2730 connectable, even if you don't think you need to print from a PC. It's a good capability to have in case you or someone you know does eventually need it (you could end up a hero to an organization, family member, or friend).

 
5.0

Label Maker

By

from Tennessaee

The label maker arrived on time and so far it does a great job making labels.

 
4.0

Good Product

By

from O Fallon IL

Brother delivers a good labeler that is very versitle. Good value for the price

 
4.0

A Bit of a Challenge, But It Works

By

from Washington State

First Labeler for me other than one of the manual type ones of many years ago. A bit early to write a detailed report, but I found the manual that comes with it, although quite detailed, a bit challenging and not clear in places. I had to call tech support 2 or 3 times to get solutions, but I got them and I always have from Brother. I have 2 of their Printers, also, and they are top notch. I have finally used the Labeler to make some initial labels, ( Letters for my Keyboard Keys, as the decals wore out from my fast and considerable typing. Nothing else has worked in the way of replacement, but white letters on black tape works great and is wearing fine so far. Time will tell, but I can quickly make more if needed. The tape seems to stick well, also. All in all, I am looking forward to using this machine as soon as I figure it out a bit more.....I would say, Go for It!!! SHALOM.....Brother Randahl

 
5.0

Liked it so much, we now have two

By

from Sussex County, DE

We work in a large building and now have one of these labelers at both ends for efficiency purposes. We have used the first one quite a bit over the past 4-5 years and had no problems or issues (knock on wood). It was the basic labeler, and now with the system, the package works for both. I'm not sure the download has been loaded properly on my computer - I haven't had time to try it out.

 
5.0

Beyond Excellent!

By

from Chicago, IL

The PT-2730VP is a very versatile machine. It can be used with or without a computer. You can also transport it easily because of the carrying case. Labels of different sizes can be made and can be easily read. It also helps in keeping everything neat and tidy.

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5.0

Super Label Maker

By

from Powder Springs, GA

This is the fourth label maker I have purchased over the last 10 years, and it is be far the best. It has done everything that I have asked, and has been able to execute all requests into a god finished product. It gets put into action a minimum of three times a week and is always able to provided a quality product.

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