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Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer

Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer
alaScore 83

166 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the print quality and size. The build quality and performance are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the value for money.

usability, performance, build quality, size, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer


alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother P-Touch 18R - Labelmaker - B/W - thermal transfer - Roll (1.8 cm) - 180 dpi - up to 10 mm/sec - capacity: 1 rolls - USB

Consumer review by: review summary for Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer


alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

usability, performance, print quality, design, size

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother High-Speed Label Printer with Wireless Networking (QL710W)Brother P-Touch PT-18R Rechargeable Labeling System

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Brother QL-710W review


This new label printer from Brother connects to a wireless network, although you'll need a PC to configure it. Once set up you can install Brother's software to print labels from PCs on the network, or download free label printing apps for Android or...

A handy way to label packages, stock or possessions


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A Thermal Label Printer : Brother QL-710W


When I think of Brother my thoughts go towards inkjet and laser printers but the company does have another printer string to its bow with a thermal Label Printer.

While most printers are generally regarded as multi-purpose devices carrying out a range of printing tasks as they churn out documents of different types with the occasional photo tossed in for good measure, there are one or two types of printers...

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I am a electricians and I use it too label outlet covers and switch covers it works great .

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

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This product is really good.


The only problem with this machine is that it waste tape because when you print a label it advance tape then you have to cut it before your printed label comes out.

Durable,Easy to use,Quiet,Simple to Use,Works Quickly

It waste tape

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Sturdy & Versitile


The only draw-back to this label maker is the non-standard keyboard. The letters are in alpha order so you have to learn that set-up.

Easy To Install,Easy to Use,Good Value,Long Lasting

Keypad not standard

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Great Labeler!


I wish that Brother would come out with a Mac version of their software.

This label is great! The rechargeable battery makes it very reliable. I have several other Brother P-touch Labellers but this one is my favorite. It interfaces with the software very well. The software is a little bit limited, but it is much more than...

The only real Con to this product is the limited text sizing options on the labeller itself. You only have Small Medium and large on the unit itself, but you can do infinite sizes on the computer with the software

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i would buy it again


i use it everyday because its so easy to use. the only thing i would change about it would be the speed the lables come out

Durable,Quiet,Simple Controls

Difficult to Peel

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Great Product


Needed in our business

Works Quickly

None I can think of

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Brother PT-1400, no brother of mine


a total let down.

A total let down

Complicated Controls,Difficult to Peel

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Good product


This product effectively and simply labels our audio consoles in ledgeable writing and can be permanent or removable. Very much a help in the industry.

Durable,Strong Labels,Works Quickly

Complicated Controls

Product Specifications

Brother P-Touch 18R is the get up and go rechargeable desktop labeler with handheld convenience. Serving as an office group's single labeling machine, any user can simply remove this machine from the sleek charger base and take it to their labeling site, wherever it might be - at an office desk or in the field. Or simply use this labeler while connected to a workgroup PC, in a common work area to create professional looking labels. This single machine can be used by asset managers needing to label companies assets wherever they are in the office, or by an administrative assistant who needs to create labels for a file folder, presentation or a visitor name badge. Simply place the labeler back on the cradle to recharge the battery and make it available for the next user. This model features easy-swap tape cassettes, one key operation via an easy to use keyboard, bar code templates, and the ability to connect via a USB to a PC for more detailed labeling. This machines easy view graphic display and print preview capability allows users to create and preview label layouts before printing.

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:Austria / Eastern Europe/Denmark
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max H-Resolution B/W:180dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (0.7 in)
Max Printing Speed:23.6inch/min
Media Type:Fabric tape / Flexible tape / Laminated tape
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Thermal transfer
Total Media Capacity:1rolls


Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP