More precisely, you can either specify a length for a given label or set the program to automatically adjust the length to allow room for whatever text and graphics you add to the label. The PTPC leaves the keyboard and LCD out, and connects to a PC, giving it the obvious advantage of letting you use the PC’s keyboard and screen to design your label before giving the print command. The printer was slightly, but consistently, faster in my tests with the full version of the program. Keep in mind, however, that the two printers aren’t direct competitors. View All 5 Photos in Gallery. Get Our Best Stories!

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P-touch Editor 5 professional label design software is also includedwith a brother pt-2430pc variety of symbols, frames, barcodes that can be included on your labels. It pt2430pc on what you probably think of as plastic labels, although depending on the printer the labels may brother pt-2430pc be plastic or nylon.

You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. In most cases, the difference between the two programs is hardly enough to notice. Using one is much like brother pt-2430pc a document on a typewriter, without the added flexibility you get from PC-based software.

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This website is using cookies. Get Our Best Stories! Brother offers a choice of 66 label cartridges for the PTPC. By continuing to browse you are accepting brother pt-2430pc Privacy Policy. The Brother PTPC prints waterproof plastic labels, letting you use brother pt-2430pc PC keyboard and screen to design the labels and without needing its software installed on the PC.

More rugged and more waterproof than paper, they’re far more suitable for applications like labeling a computer cable to identify what it’s plugged into, labeling your stapler so it doesn’t wander too far from your desk, and even brother pt-2430pc labels to use outdoors, where the waterproof feature is essential.

Warranty 3 year back to base warranty upon registration. Instead, most work as self-contained labeling systems, complete with their own built-in keyboards and one- to three-line monochrome LCDs. The built-in brother pt-2430pc offers reasonably capable brother pt-2430pc and formatting brotger, including the ability pt2-430pc change font and font size, add frames and graphics, and control the length of the label.

The PTPC is smaller than a typical paper-label printer, at 4. That said, it’s still a light version, lacking some important features, most notably the brother pt-2430pc to print bar codes.

To install the PTPC, you simply snap in the label cartridge that comes with the unit, insert batteries which aren’t included or plug in the power adapter, and connect to a computer with the supplied USB cable.

Cons A bit on the slow side.

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View All 5 Photos in Gallery. Uses batteries or power adapter.

The printer also comes with a full version of P-touch Editor 5. In Windows Brothfr, the brother pt-2430pc shows up as if it brother pt-2430pc a removable drive; just double-click to run it. It doesn’t come with a disc, however.


You can also turn the feature off if you like, and cut the labels manually later. To get brother pt-2430pc full version, you have to download it. When you plug in the USB cable and turn the bfother on, a window pops up if you’re using XP or Vista, anyway giving you the option to run brother pt-2430pc program. Setting up the printer is easy. Keep in mind, however, that hrother two printers aren’t direct competitors. Brother pt-2430pc can even run on six AAA batteries, although it comes with a power adapter.

Brother has a long history with printing this kind of label, although most Brother models aren’t designed to connect to a PC.

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Some products look so good and work so well that you’ll brother pt-2430pc to come up with a reason to get one even if you brother pt-2430pc actually need it. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Pt-22430pc time by labelling your telephone with frequently dialled numbers.