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Brother PT-1290

Brother PT-1290
alaScore 82

147 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Brother PT-1290. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the durability and size are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, performance, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother PT-1290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: cole m. (newegg.com)

Mom loved it!

 

I've never had my mom be so happy about any gift i've gotten her she was sewing in minutes. If you could of seen her face when it went straight through the jeans like they were nothing. She used to sew for a living at a factory so this is a good...

-Great simple machine -Will sew thorough even HEAVY duty jeans, 4 to 6 layers with no problems!!! -Smooth running motor -Simplistic design -Best bang for the buck -VERYYY EASY TO THREAD -Worked straight out of the box no problems whatsoever.

None, I knew what I was getting into and this is the best for the bucks period.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Judith E. (newegg.com)

Mom loved it!

 

I've never had my mom be so happy about any gift i've gotten her she was sewing in minutes. If you could of seen her face when it went straight through the jeans like they were nothing. She used to sew for a living at a factory so this is a good...

-Great simple machine -Will sew thorough even HEAVY duty jeans, 4 to 6 layers with no problems!!! -Smooth running motor -Simplistic design -Best bang for the buck -VERYYY EASY TO THREAD -Worked straight out of the box no problems whatsoever.

None, I knew what I was getting into and this is the best for the bucks period.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: DeadboltSecurityNet (newegg.com)

Instant love!

 

Got this this thing as a stand in in case our bar code printer system goes out (a $1000 plus Zebra printer) but it's going to get much more use than that. Far exceeded my expectations.

Love this labeler! Tons of label choices... colors, sizes, tamper evident, extra strong adhesive, fat labels, skinny labels, it's got lot's options. Easy to use software that's very flexible. Any font style, size, graphics, it even can integrate with...

Labels are a tiny bit more expensive than some labels and you may have to Google search for the more exotic labels at a good price

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: ENSwan (newegg.com)

Good

 

I looked at Google's shopping reviews before buying, reviews looked good.

Works well, I would recommend this product

Does not come with a power chord, You must use 6 triple A batteries. I don't know if it is mentioned anywhere in the details, I could have easily overlooked it

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Phillip B. (newegg.com)

brother LS2125I

 

It works fine. Bought my girlfriend one and she loves it!

none.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Antonio Oxton (newegg.com)

Use of TP-1280

 

I suggest that Brother make it shorter to save tapes in the next Label Maker generations.

This device is easy to use. I mastered it within 1 hour of use. If you use an AC adapter, you can save a lot of money on batteries

The tap is too long that wastes the tape unecessarily

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: VSack (newegg.com)

What do you expect?

 

These work great. At this price, its disposable, so I can beat the snot out of it and not have to worry about it pinging my IT budget.

It labels

It doesn't connect to the internet, have an API to Google Maps, or a GPS...it's a labeller, what do you want it to do

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: VSack (newegg.com)

What do you expect?

 

These work great. At this price, its disposable, so I can beat the snot out of it and not have to worry about it pinging my IT budget. I can't imagine wanting more from a labeller, but then again I don't really put much thought into improving that...

It labels

It doesn't connect to the internet, have an API to Google Maps, or a GPS...it's a labeller, what do you want it to do

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: VSack (newegg.com)

What do you expect?

 

These work great. At this price, its disposable, so I can beat the snot out of it and not have to worry about it pinging my IT budget. I can't imagine wanting more from a labeller, but then again I don't really put much thought into improving that...

It labels

It doesn't connect to the internet, have an API to Google Maps, or a GPS...it's a labeller, what do you want it to do?!

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: rockpenguin (newegg.com)

So-so; not easy to use

 

Otherwise, for the price it's a good label printer. It doesn't seem to jam at all and has worked 100% of the time for me. Although I don't use and abuse it every day.

Spacious keyboard, lots of options, can use different styles of tape, hasn't jammed like some of the other Brothers do

Getting around the options is time consuming - have to constantly scroll through different options to change settings such as font, size, etc. They need some shortcut keys for font size, etc. Not the end of the world, and if I used it every day I might...

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

The Brother P-touch Electronic Labeling System is simply the fastest, most efficient way to create adhesive backed labels for virtually any home, office, business, school or industrial application. Organize your home, office or industry with a P-touch labeling systems. From handheld and desktop models to label printers that work with your PC or Mac, P-touch electronic label makers produce durable, colorful labels. Almost all of the P-touch products print on laminated labels that are resistant to water, spills, heat, cold and other harsh environments. Applications for P-touch labels are virtually infinite. And P-touch labelers are easy to use. Millions of people have already found the P-touch labeler to be an effective way to organize their homes and businesses. Label almost anything, anywhere.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in
Height:2.4in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:6.3in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Austria/Germany
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:1280/1280CB/1280VP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Form Factor:Portable
Max H-Resolution B/W:180dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (0.47 in)
Max Printing Speed:23.6inch/min
Media Type:Labels / Laminated labels/Laminated tape
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Thermal transfer
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:Labelmaker

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty