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Brother 1280 P-Touch

Brother 1280 P-Touch
alaScore 82

151 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Brother 1280 P-Touch. 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. Opinions about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, performance, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother 1280 P-Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 151 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 138 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 138 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (13)

Consumer review by: Roxburylover (

Great machine


I like to have a sewing machine available to make quick repairs and simple projects. This machine is great.

Easy To Use

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: DeadboltSecurityNet (

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: eric (

great value


good value

Simple Controls

Difficult to Peel

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ENSwan (



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: kuncoro (

good price



Simple Controls","Strong Labels","Works Quickly

Labels Wear or Peel

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: hap (

works quickly


very satified with the label maker.

Works Quickly

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: LosesThinsAlot (

WORKS GREAT - Replacement Tape is $$$$$$


Really handy and helpful for people who have trouble organizing. Get some clear Sterilite Drawers and you can organize all your computer cables, cords, accessories along with all your AV accessories (and more) and use the Label Maker to Mark the...

Deep Blacks","Doesn't Smear","Easy To Install","Easy to Use","FULL KEYBOARD","Good Value","Long Lasting

Expensive Refills

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: katmc (

Very Useful Product


It's a good product.

Durable","Neat Settings","Quiet","Simple Controls","Strong Labels","Works Quickly

Difficult to Peel

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Library Dragon (

All Labelers are not created equal.


We just got our unit on Friday and already it has proven invaluable. I work in a school library and often we have to create our own spine labels for the books. This little labeler is quick, easy to use, and the quality of print is great. Overall, we...

Durable","Quiet","Simple Controls","Works Quickly

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Antonio Oxton (

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

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



Country Kits:Austria/Germany
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch


Color:Black / Silver


Type: None


Type: None


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: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty