Brother P-Touch PT-1290
Released September, 2009
The Pros:Drains batteries slower than competitors. Easy to use due to intuitive direction booklet. Produces quality laminated labels for this price range.
The Cons:Leaves too large of a space at left margin (about 1"). Dual line print is quite small, can be hard to read. Does not include AC power adapter, costs up to $20 extra.
The Brother P-Touch PT-1290 is budget-friendly, home and office label maker / label printer designed for casual use. It inherits the professional abilities of the PT-1280, while adding along the decorative features of the ‘Simply Stylish’ series.
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Together these components make this labeler useful for anyone trying to customize their labels with designs, upside down/right side up, reverse color, and other fancy tricks. However, for business purposes, a model that accepts larger interchangeable tapes and features less fanciness might be preferred. Regardless, the PT-1290 offers 15 stylish Deco Mode patterns, 6 Auto Formats, 7 Framing Options, and a variety of differently colored tape (must be purchased separately).
- Handheld Label Maker / Label Printer
- Supports 3.5-12mm Tape Sizes of 26.2’ Length
- Laminated Indoor/Outdoor TZ Series Tape (Included)
- Easy-View, 15-Char LCD Display
- Portable, Ergonomic Design w/Keyboard
- 15 Deco Mode Patterns
- 2 Professional Fonts
- 6 Auto Formats
- 7 Framing Options
- Memory for 9 Favorite Labels
- Automatic Font Adjustment
- 180dpi Resolution
- 10mm/sec Print Speed
- 6 AAA Batteries
- AC-24 Adapter
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
User Reviews (3)
Drains batteries slower than competitors
Easy to use due to intuitive direction booklet
Produces quality laminated labels for this price range
Offers a lot of customization options for printing, useful for experienced users
Leaves too large of a space at left margin (about 1")
Dual line print is quite small, can be hard to read
Does not include AC power adapter, costs up to $20 extra
Replacement cartridges are somewhat expensive ($20 range)
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