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Brother P-touch1280VP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of Brother P-touch1280VP. 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. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The performance and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, performance, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother P-touch1280VP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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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: 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: 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.

Color

Color of product:White

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Black, White
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
Print preview: Yes

Energy Management

AC input voltage:110
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AAA
Energy Star certified: Yes
Input Voltage:110
Number of batteries supported:6
Power supply type:Electric

Ergonomics

Built-in light: Yes

Features

Adjustable thread tension:Y
Built-in light:Y
Buttonhole type:4 Step
Color of product:White
Control Type:Rotary
Feed dog type:6 Point
Free arm:Y
Sewing machine functions:Sewing
Sewing speed:900
Stitch length:5 mm
Type:Manual sewing machine

Header

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

Memory

Label memory:9
Memory capacity:268 / 80

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):6.26 x 6.18 x 2.44 / 6.3 x 5.94 x 2.36
Label type:TZ
Network ready:No / Optional
Print sizes included:5
Tape size:0.138

Paper Handling

Autocutter: No
Maximum label length:11.8 / 12
Maximum label width:0.354 / 0.472

Performance

Fixed length: No
Max lines of print:2
Number of fonts:2 / 5
Number of printing lines (max):2
Number of styles:8 / 9
Tape cutting:Manual
Tape type:TZ
Underline: Yes

Ports & interfaces

PC connected:No / Yes

Power

AC input voltage:110
Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AAA
Energy Star certified:Y
Number of batteries supported:6
Power supply type:Electric

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

Printing

Economical printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:180 x 180
Print speed:10
Print technology:Direct Thermal / Thermal Transfer
Vertical printing: Yes

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Adjustable thread tension: Yes
Buttonhole type:4 Step
Control Type:Rotary
Feed dog type:6 Point
Free arm: Yes
Sewing machine functions:Sewing
Sewing speed:900
Stitch length:5 mm
Type:Manual

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 2.4 / 5.94 / 6.18
Height:11.5 / 2.36 / 2.44 / 6.3
Weight:16.6 / 17.1 / 17.5 / 208
Width:6.14 / 6.2 / 6.26 / 6.3