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  • Labeller

    Anyone have any experience with a Brother PT-1500 labelmaker. It connects to the PC.


  • #2 practices


    In my experience as a student, facilitator and coach of this information, the best labelers are the ones that are not attached to computer software.

    Personally I don't want any excuse to get in the way of me filing. Excuses I've heard:

    "I'm out of printer-ready stickers"
    "I don't want to put a whole sheet of paper through the printer for one label"
    "The server is down, I can't log on to my computer"
    "My computer is off, I don't want to start it up to make a single label"

    Our staff all use Brother labelers. The ones that plug into the wall (or take batteries, whichever the user prefers). Also, fyi, I have a monthly recurring reminder in my calendar that reads:

    "Do I need to replace the label tape in the PTouch? This saves me from "running out" of tape when I'm in the middle of processing my in-basket!


    • #3
      depends on your comfort level with the computer

      I have the PT-1500 and love it. I use my computer all the time, and am not affected by the issues mentioned by Mr. Womack.

      The printer comes with two programs: a super-duper label editor that can do anything (which I have seldom used) and a "quick" label editor. I have the Quick Editor launch automatically on system startup. Any time I need a label I switch to the program, type (or frequently paste), and hit print. All done.

      The labeler itself it pretty good. Good quality labels. Easy to switch cartridges. I originally looked at the unit because it was cheaper than other PC labelers ... and it turned out to be the best choice for me.

      If you are not a heavy computer user, then the hand-held unit is probably the better choice.


      • #4
        Re: Labeller

        I got both They are great.


        • #5

          I have a Seiko labeller at work (attached to PC) and a Brother labeller at home. I would never get rid of the Brother labeller because its portable, and because I don't always have my PC on at home. However, I like the PC labeller so much, I plan on getting one for home. I frequently need to send packages, and I like a typeset label for those. But having both does prevent excuses (of which I have many). So, my suggestion would get both, but if money is an issue, start off with the Brother handheld.