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Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The durability and size also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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

May, 2019

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Brother P-Touch PT-18R Label Printer from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the size. Many are negative about the price. There are some mixed views about the usability.



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

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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

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : mfereday (

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...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : GadgetSpeak (

Brother P-touch 18R


Having recently tested an entry level labelling machine ( P-touch 55 22/8/04) aimed at the younger market here I get involved with a larger machine that has even more functionality.

Sep, 2004

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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

Dec, 2008

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Great Labe Machine


I purchase this after I purchased a new Laptop with Windows 8 and I also purchased a new all in one Brother printer. I did have to call customer service to help with the Label Maker because I have Windows 8 and needed the Editor installed on my laptop....

Jun, 2013

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Great label maker


I was pleased by the small size and the number of features in the unit. The menus are easy to follow and it prints quickly and cuts automatically. For remote use their should be a battery option to use standard AAA batteries, but the rechargeable...

Jan, 2013

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Ultimate Label Maker


The PT-18R is the ultimate in label making and convenience. While tethered via USB cord to a computer, any of your computer's fonts can be used via the enclosed Brother print software. The printer stays conveniently located - and charging - ready to be...

Dec, 2012

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One notch above impossible to read display. Needs back light.

Dec, 2012

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Great investment


This label maker is everything and more of what I was looking for. I highly recommend this label maker, it does all jobs small and large. I love how easy it is to use with my computer.

Nov, 2012

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Works great but-


This is a great printer but what I use it for I waste to much tape. I print out a date and time label for customers and stick it on the item so they will know when to return the next month. It waste about an inch of tape every time it prints before it...

Mar, 2012

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


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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


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System Requirements

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