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Brother PT-1230PC
Estimated Street Price: $49.99*
*Street pricing may vary
Overall Rating: (4.2 out of 5)
PC-Connectable Label Maker
The PT-1230PC PC-Connectable Label Maker Is Easy to Use and Share - No Software Required!

This innovative, PC-Connectable label maker requires no software installation. Easy to use and share, the Brother™ PT-1230PC is great for labeling file folders, storage containers, and much more. Conveniently design durable, laminated labels up to 12mm wide using your PC keyboard and monitor. Print exactly what you see on your screen! When finished, simply turn your labeler off. No software is left behind on your PC. The PT-1230PC PC-Connectable label maker is perfect for home or home office labeling needs.

Main Features
  • No software installation required - Just attach via USB to your PC to start
  • Use your keyboard and PC monitor to create labels - Print exactly what you see on screen!
  • Prints on four different label widths, up to 12mm wide (laminated)
  • Prints multiple lines of text and graphics
  • Compact, with built-in manual cutter
  • Supports PC USB Connectivity (cable included)
  • Compatible with Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, and Windows Vista®
  • Secure operation – When finished, simply turn it off and unplug. No software is left behind!
  • Uses 6 "AAA" batteries or AD-24 adapter (not included)
  • Barcoding and database printing available with download of full version
    of P-touch® Editor Software at Brother Solutions Center (
  • Great for labeling file folders, boxes, CD spines and much more
Hardware Features
Model Type PC Connectable
Tape Family TZ / TZe
Tape Sizes‡ 3.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm
Tape Length‡ 26.2'
Tape Technology Thermal Transfer
Tape Types‡ Standard Laminated, Flexible ID, Extra Strength Adhesive , Non-Laminated Iron-on Fabric, Acid Free
LCD Display N/A
Maximum Print Resolution 180 dpi
Maximum Print Speed up to 10 mm / sec
Keyboard N/A
Cutter Manual
Batteries 6 x AAA batteries (not included)
AC Adapter AD-24 (not included)
Interface USB

Software Features
Number of Fonts Uses All TrueType Fonts
Fonts Uses All TrueType Fonts
Font Sizes Scalable
Built-in Symbols TrueType
Max. Print Height 8.9 mm
Maximum Print Lines Variable
Label Length Setting Yes
Auto Incrementation Alpha / Numeric
Auto Numbering 1-5,000 / A - Z / a - z ‡
Horizontal Alignment Left, Center, Right, Justified
Vertical Printing Yes
Mirror Printing Yes
Text Insert Yes
Text Framing/Fill Pattern Yes/Yes ‡
Multi-copy Print up to 200
Memory N/A
Date/Time Stamp No
Download data to unit No
Auto Formats Yes ‡
Database Printing‡ Yes ‡
Barcodes (Stand-alone mode) No
Barcodes (connected to computer) Yes ‡
(PC) Connectivity USB
(Mac) Connectivity N/A
Operating System Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7; Windows® 8/8.1

Carton Contents
Included Items One 0.47" (12mm) x 13.1' (4m) Black on White laminated "TZ" starter tape, USB interface cable, P-touch® Editor Lite/Printer driver for PCs (built-in),User's Manual

Model Details
Housing Dimensions 2.1" x 6.2" x 4.4"
Housing Weight 0.9 lbs (without batteries)
Housing Color White / Gray
Warranty 1 year limited
UPC Code 012502621041