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brother PT-1290 Home & Office "Simply Stylish" Thermal Transfer Labeler Printer

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  • Thermal Transfer
  • 10 mm / sec.
  • 180 dpi
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The PT-1290 features an easy-view 15-character LCD display, typewriter style keyboard and Auto Tape Detection that automatically recognizes the size of the installed tape cassette and adjusts the text to fit the label width. A dedicated "Deco Mode" key gives you easy access to 15, unique pre-designed label formats for creating decorative labels – including professional layouts that accommodate 2 rows of text. Easily switch between 2 fonts - with the touch of a button. Use the built-in memory to store up to 9 of your most frequently used labels.

It prints labels up to 12mm wide on durable, “TZ” laminated tape – perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. And, it operates on 6 “AAA” batteries or optional AC adapter (neither included). With its great-looking design and array of features, the PT-1290 is a perfect handheld solution for virtually any home office.

  • newegg Stylish, yet powerful This “Simply Stylish” labeler features a sleek and stylish design that compliments any home or office decor. It features an easy-view, 15-character LCD display, prints labels up to 12mm wide on laminated indoor/outdoor “TZ” series tapes in 2 professional fonts, and automatically adjusts text size based on tape width.
  • newegg Versatile Labeler Printer Professional Deco Mode layouts accommodate two rows of text. 15 Deco Mode Patterns create extra-stylish and decorative labels. The PT-1290 includes 6 Auto Formats and 7 Framing Options, and can print 1 or 2 lines of crisp text.
  • newegg Built-in Memory The built-in memory saves up to 9 of your favorite labels.

Learn more about the Brother PT-1290

General

Brand
brother
Model
PT-1290

Printer

Print Technology
Thermal Transfer
Print Speed
10 mm / sec.
Max Resolution(B&W)
180 dpi
Memory
9 labels
Fonts Included
Helsinki & Bohemia

Media Handling

Media sizes supported
Tape Sizes: 9/64", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"
Tape Length: 26.2'

Features

Features
supplies: TZ tape series, TZ231, TZ131, TZ241, TZ251, etc.

Number of Fonts: 2

Point Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

Number of Styles: 9

Built-in Symbols: 80

Types of Styles: Normal, Bold, Outline, Shadow, Italic, Italic Bold, Italic Outline, Italic Shadow, Vertical

Max. Print Height: 9.0 mm

Maximum Print Lines: 2

Multi-Block: No

Label Length Setting: Auto / 1.2" - 12.0"

Auto Incrementation: Alpha / numeric

Auto Numbering: Yes (1-9)

Horizontal Alignment: Left

Vertical Printing: Yes

Mirror Printing: Yes

Rotate Printing: No

Text Insert: Yes

Text Framing/Fill Pattern: Yes/No

Multi-copy Print: Up to 9 copies

Memory: Yes (9 labels)

Built-in Designs/Templates: 15 Deco Mode Patterns

Auto Templates: Yes (6 kinds)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
6.3" x 6.2" x 2.4"
Weight
1.1 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Brother PT-1290

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  • PBane
  • 1/21/2014 6:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChanged my life

Pros: I bought this randomly since it was available for less than $10 never thinking I would really use it all that much. Ho.lee.sheizen. I use this thing all the time to label just about everything. At one point, when I first got the machine, I was so label-drunk that I actually put a sticker on my wife identifying her as "wife" much to her chagrin. This little baby has taken my overly ridiculous organization to the level of ludicrous and I thank you, Brother! My wife, on the other hand, might have some choice words for you! }o-)

Cons: Wife does not appreciate it when you label her "wife" just in case "you forget."

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  • N/A
  • 8/28/2012 2:29:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWife Loves it

Pros: quick easy battery powered

Cons: no ac cord included (costs almost as much as the unit)

Other Thoughts: we use rechargable batteries so we aren't worried but an ac option would be nice, side note: she hasn't become more organized she just started labling her mess...

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  • neilfay
  • 6/3/2012 5:08:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied on first label

Pros: Nice size and options.

Cons: All was well until I pressed "Print" for my first label. LCD display went out, and that was it. No label and nothing else.
Followed the troubleshooting "Reset" procedure a few times, but no change. Pulled the batteries and tape cartridge; re-installed; but nothing.

Other Thoughts: Good looking unit with full keyboard; too bad.

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  • N/A
  • 2/25/2012 10:08:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: We use one of these at work all the time and I just picked one up on sale for $5.99 for personal use. Makes great labels and very easy to use. Cool framing and design options.

Cons: Cartridge prices aren't friendly at around $13-$17, but they do last and there's a good selection of sizes and colors online. Uses 6 AAA batteries, but you can buy 8-packs at the dollar store so no big deal.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended!

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  • MPL0309
  • 10/1/2011 10:45:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: Ease of use, battery efficient

Cons: Came with little tape

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  • procupine14
  • 9/28/2011 11:33:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPleased

Pros: I'm really pleased with this product. I use a much fancier one at the office but really wanted something simple and portable for home use.

Cons: The cartridges are pretty expensive so I'm glad that I can combine orders with my business and home use and save money on a volume purchase.

Really peeved that it doesn't come with the power adapter and requires 6 AAA batteries to operate. I feel like it could have been designed to use a lesser amount of AA's but that is just me.

Other Thoughts: You can buy the power adapters separately if you like but I suppose that depends on where you use it (on the go etc.)

Just remember that it doesn't come with the batteries so be prepared to buy a package.

I haven't used it long enough to give an accurate description on battery life but I'm hoping that it is decent with the amount of batteries that it takes

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  • Marine 1
  • 8/24/2011 6:16:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSimply Perfect

Pros: Does what I need it to do. Prints out great labels any size I need, or color. Great to know that I can just switch out ribbon cartridges anytime I want to. No need to finish one color and size, before going to another one. Simple process and design. Batteries last a pretty good amount of time. And if you use it like I do, the power adapter is needed. YES, you can get a power adapter for it. Search for a Brother AD24 Power Adapter ($ 15-20).

Cons: Probably would say it doesn't come with a power adapter. But then again, that is fine, read the other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: The batteries have lasted a couple weeks with alot of daily label printing. Now that I have the power adapter, everything is simply perfect. I see why they didn't package the power adapter with it. Overall cost. For those that will use it only a couple times a week or month, battery cost is OK. For those that would use it like I do, the added $$ for the power adapter is very affordable, and well, needed. This is a great item, and does the job perfectly.

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  • ErebusMaligan
  • 8/21/2011 5:28:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGot it for a steal

Pros: Lots of options i'll never even use. Got it on sale for 15 bucks. Works as advertised.

Cons: Little complicated with the advanced options, and somewhat difficult to tell which ones are selected at any given time.

The 6 batteries is crazy, but it was clearly listed before i bought it, so no surprise.

Other Thoughts: Tape is beyond expensive if you are going to get multiple ones, especially the wider 1 inch kind. Almost cheaper to keep buying the labeler for the free tape.

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  • N/A
  • 8/17/2011 9:56:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsBPA

Pros: Useful as any label printer

Cons: Only hope people are buying thermal paper that do not contain Bisphenol A

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  • Bman
  • 7/21/2011 1:31:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Brother Label Maker - the standard of all label makers. Nice keyboard

Cons: 6 AAA batteries?! Really?! That is irresponsible

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