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Brother PT-1010 Handheld electronic labelling machine

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Brother PT-1010 Handheld electronic labelling machine. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and design. The size and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and price.

usability, performance, size, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother PT-1010 Handheld electronic labelling machine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Good Labels, Awkward Keyboard


I got this on a NewEgg deal for $9.99 free shipping, I got it as a second labeler to keep in my toolbox and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Next time I need a P-Touch, I will spend more money for a better keyboard layout.

Brother makes great quality labels, this unit is no exception

Keyboard layout is 6 rows of 5 keys - NOT QWERTY ; This makes typing labels a bit of a headache, and it is not easy to make labels quickly

Dec, 2009

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brother PT-1010 Thermal Transfer 10 mm / sec. 180 dpi Portable Home and Office Labeler - Retail


They give out the labelers at a lose so you will buy their refills. Check out the prices of refills before buying.

Came free with a HDD. Works as advertised

I wish refills were cheaper

Aug, 2009

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Brother P-Touch


Easy set up, easy to use, excellent quality results

Little large considering the size of the tape. New tapes are expensive (but they last a while)

Jul, 2009

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none at this time, great price for 14 bucks, but went back up

Nice little labeler.... simple and effective

none so far.. other than not having a power cord

Jun, 2009

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Great product


It's easy to use. It prints labels like a laser


May, 2009

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Great deal !


Thank goodness NewEgg ships to U.S. Military overseas APO AP boxes and fast for being in Japan. Love you NewEgg!

Cheap, writes on two lines, many different colors of labels you can buy for this, no power cord needed. Clear keyboard, many symbols, preview option, etc

Replacement tapes are expensive, but that is how they make their money, same as cell phones. No power cord, but hey at least they tell you what volts to buy or steal from another product to use, so go get a power cord and you're all set

Mar, 2009

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Needs expensive tape & batteries


It is cheap and fun

Needs a big power supply, or lots of AAA batteries ; It doesn't come with much label tape ; New label tape costs more than the printer

Jan, 2009

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Cheap, small, great keyboard layout

Can't seem to shrink the margins up so not so much label is wasted, like another reviewer stated it prints 1inch b4 and after text. Waste of label if u ask me. Sample cartridge was also a con, but for the "special" price i got it at I can;t complain...

Jan, 2009

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Good Product


As mentioned, lots of label waste after time, not sure what label cartridge costs as it came with a sample cartridge and I have not looked up what cartridges cost.

Very nice key layout, multiple fonts and sizes available. prints nice clear labels. Have used to label wall outlets, hard drive enclosures, price was very good as well as great Newegg shipping

Only comes with a sample label cartridge, not sure how many labels I can get on it. When printing labels, there is a gap of 1 inch before the text is printed and 1 inch after. So for every label you print you use an additional 2 inches of label that...

Jan, 2009

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brother PT-1010 Thermal Transfer 10 mm / sec. 180 dpi Portable Home and Office Labeler - Retail


Have contacted Brother, but they have not yet responded.

Good features and price

Dead on arrival. Costs more to ship it back for an exchange. Local authorized service center refused to fix it claiming that it was not worth their effort

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

The PT-1010 is a portable electronic labeller featuring separate keypads - one numerical and one alphabetical, making data entry so much easier. The PT-1010 is easy to use and versatile. It has a large 12-character LCD display, ABC and 123-style keyboard and is powered by adaptor (optional) or batteries. You can choose from five type sizes, nine type styles, underline and framing options and the flexibility of printing up to 2 lines of text.


Color of product:Grey, White
Keyboard type:ABC
Navigation key: Yes

Dimensions & Weight




Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:6


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch


Memory capacity:80


Type: None


Type: None

Other Features

Tape size:0.354

Paper Handling

Autocutter: No
Maximum label width:0.472


Fixed length: No
Max lines of print:2
Number of box types:5
Number of styles:8
Tape cutting:Manual
Tape type:TZ
Underline: Yes

Ports & interfaces

PC connected: No


Form Factor:Handheld
Max H-Resolution B/W:180dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (0.47 in)
Max Printing Speed:23.6inch/min
Media Type:Flexible tape / Iron-on tape / Laminated labels / Non-laminated tape
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Thermal transfer


Maximum Resolution:180 x 180
Print speed:10
Print technology:Thermal Transfer
Printing colors:Black, Red, Yellow
Vertical printing: Yes


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Weight & Dimensions