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Brother P-Touch 1280

Brother P-Touch 1280
alaScore 79

450 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the print quality and build quality. The design and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the size and value for money.

usability, performance, design, build quality, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother P-Touch 1280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Brother P-Touch 1280


alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 user reviews of Brother P-Touch 1280 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

usability, performance, design, build quality, print quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother PT-1280 P-touch Electronic Labeling SystemBrother PC Connectable Labeling System (PT2730)

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Great machine


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

Easy To Use

Consumer review by:

Excellent machine


Would purchase again

Easy To Setup,Easy to Use

None yet


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This is a great product


This is a great machine because you are not limited to one width of label tape.

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

Difficult to Peel

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Good device


A good device for lables.

Neat Settings,Quiet,Simple Controls,Works Quickly

Difficult to Peel

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I would buy this product again


Product is great for keeping your files in order.

Neat Settings,Quiet,Strong Labels,Works Quickly

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Recipient Ecstatic


It was purchased as a gift. The person who received the gift is happy.

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


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No Regrets


If you can use a computer keyboard you will have no trouble using the PT 2730. It comes with a very usable set of templates, and more are available online. The software included installed without incident (Windows 7). The labels are easily read, easy...

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


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great printer and easy to use


I purchased the unit on sale which was great why are the replacement cartridges so expensive? I considered buying the rest of the printers for the tapes because they were cheaper but that would be a great waste

Durable,Quiet,Simple Controls,Strong Labels,Works Quickly

Difficult to Peel

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Works as advertised


Got it on sale so there was even more incentive to buy it. USB connectivity to a PC and easy to set-up software, but using the software is not as easy as it could be. However, the buyer should be aware of the cost of label refills, which is 1/3 of the...

Computer interface a plus,Easy to set-up,Works Quickly

Labels are expensive,User interface cryptic

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Nice Product



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

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