|The PT-2700 is the flagship desktop labeler for Brother. This feature packed model can be used as a portable labeler, or connected to a PC. With its huge, back-lit display (16-characters x 3 lines) this model offers easy viewing.
The PT-2700 is designed for professional users in Office, Commercial and Industrial fields. Usable on its own or connected to a PC or Mac, the PT-2700 can address many key label users' demands.
The PT-2700 will print up to 7 lines, in 8 font sizes and 12 type styles. With over 100 different symbols and 19 frame styles available, the PT-2700 offers many options to jazz up your labels. Store up to 99 labels to memory, or automatically print labels displaying the Time & Date. Think of the organization the PT-2700 will bring to your home and office!
The PT-2700 operates on the included AC adapter or 8 AA batteries (optional), and includes starter black and white laminated TZ tape, USB cable, CD-ROM, and user's manual.
Customer Reviews of Brother PT-2700 High-Performance Labeling System
It does center alignment and bigger letters than the lower models of printers. Got to love the auto cut feature
Could not get to work with windows 7
Great Labeler but Wastes Tape1/3/2011
The quality of the printing and the tape are excellent. My only complaint is that every job adds a half inch blank leader which wastes tape. I recommend the PTouch software allow you to set the amount of leader for each print job to minimize tape waste.
The PT-2700 seems to be an excellent product. It is very intuitive to use and produces excellent labels by itself or when connected to a computer. The size of the PT-2700 is bigger than I was expecting, but that really isn't a problem. The only real problem is all the wasted label tape before and after a print job. Based on other reviews I knew to expect some waste, but I didn't think it to be so much. I don't believe Brother's contention that this is necessary to produce quality labels; it is simply a gambit to get you to use more tape. Oh well, at least the PT-2700 performs!
Love the PT270011/27/2010
The Brother PT2700 does so much more than I expected. Being able to edit and create on the computer makes it even better. The only fault, like everyone says, is that it wastes some tape at the beginning of the label. I guess that's ok in order to get a perfect label.
Very satisfied with labels10/3/2010
Good product, I like the versatility of using it stand alone or with the computer software.
This labeler has a lot of features and makes great labels. It does waste a little tape at the beginning and end. Overall very happy with this product.
Hit me two times!!!6/9/2010
I have one of these from my job. I liked it so much I picked one up for my household labeling. I can tell you this was a great deal the first time I worked with one, the second time it was so much better since I had learned how to use it at work. BTW, now if you visit my house and you stand still too long I may label you a friend. ;)
Best Labeler I have Ever Owned1/7/2010
This is my 5th labele printer, and it is by far the most intuitive and versatile. The cartridges are not as expensive as other brand i.e. Brady, Dyno.. Nice build quality on top of all the other nice features. If you do a lot of labeling, this is the labeler for you.
A GREAT LABELER!5/10/2009
Excellent quality and we got a GREAT price break. EZ to use and apply. We are using for pricing so it looks so much more professional. The only downside is cost for refilling label cartridges and wasted tape on each end.
Easy to use, works as advertised5/5/2009
Simple and easy to print labels out-of-the-box. Plus many many more features to learn.
As I have used this same machine at work for a few years, I am familiar with what it can do and how versital it is. If anyone needs a labeling machine, this one should be on your "must have" list. The only minor problem, it wastes some tape unless you "plan" multiple words and the cut apart manually.
All the bells and whistles at a good price5/3/2009
I have used Brother labelers for years and this is simply the best one yet in terms of capability. I mainly picked this one since it can use the super wide (1") tape; but the computer connectivity (usb) and ability to print three lines are great extra features.
Great Label Maker5/3/2009
I got this thing for a lower than low price at Buy.com and could not be more pleased. I used it first to replace all of the switch commands on my boat and it worked well. I thing did all my files at work, and my tool boxes, and my parts bins in my shop at home. This is a very good to great product and I recomend it highly.
Well designed and well performing printer with easy-to-use software. Shipped and delivered very quickly, even selecting the budget shipping option. Very pleased with this purchase.
A great little machine!5/3/2009
This little machine works on its own or with your pc/mac. I have found 100 different uses for it...the price from buy.com was amazing, I highly recommend anyone with a business to get this machine!!!
There is an option called "save tape" (something like that, my machine is in Chinese) that will not waste that little piece of white tape, but it will keep the label you've just printed inside the machine, until you print the next label. There is another option that allows you to print without the machine cutting the labels for you, in this case you can cut the labels yourself after you've printed all you needed, and there won't be any waste of tape either. Anyway, I wonder if the machine is cheap only because the tape is sooo expensive. I also don't like the way you can see the pixels on the printed labels. Otherwise it's easy enough to use...
Easy to use alone or with computer only problem is the wasted tape before and after the print without a means to reduce waste. I think by printing several labels(words)one can predetermine space between each individual label.
Easy to use either with the computer or manually. My only complaint is the length of 'wasted' label leading and following the text. The waste is even worse when printing a single label from the computer. I end up having to re-cut with scissors.
This is a fantastic label printer. Everything works as advertised. Definitely worth the price compared to getting one at Wal-mart. Comes with the USB cable that is a plus. - - The only negatives with this printer are high label price and some wasted tape during printing single labels.
Great Printer and Software!2/24/2009
I have used Brother labellers at work for years. Like other higher end Brother labellers, this labeller works with the extremely flexible P-Touch software. (I downloaded the latest version from the Brother website rather than use the slightly dated version on the included CD.) This software makes it easy to layout 1 and 2-D barcodes, graphics, text, etc. It allows mdata merging and saved formats. The labeller is also easy to use in a standalone mode, too. It even will run under battery power. The only downside to this printer is that the lable material itself is expensive. Figure about 4-5 cents per inch for half inch label. But the labels are overcoated with clear plastic and are extremely durable - They are useful in many applications where simpler and cheaper labels fail.
PT-2700 vs. PT-21002/22/2009
I used to own the PT-2100, but decided to purchase the PT-2700 because of the additional features and love it. It arrived quickly, in perfect condition, and included the USB cable, something the PT-2100 did not include. The difference in price was $5, but the additional features and included USB cable make it worth it. The label tape is a bit expensive – but purchasing online (get the double-packs) can save you money.
It works really well and has many useful features. But I can't give five stars because the label tape is too expensive.
I Can't believe I got such a deal!!!!12/23/2008
This label maker rocks!!! I can add pictures to my labels now- I can make things look very professional!! I bought it for an amazing deal of $28 bucks!!! Buy.com got it to me extremely fast- it was the most perfect purchase I have had this season (I use it daily- I'm such a nerd!lol)
One Slick Product4/14/2008
Brother has always made the best (in my opinion) label makers, but this one goes a step further. Besides doing all the things that you would expect and then some, you can hook it to your computer for practically unlimited creativeness. I captured a company logo and shrank it to fit a 1/2-inch label, then added some text beside it. Even that small, the resolution is remarkable - you can't tell it wasn't done by a professional. I waited a long time to buy a label maker, and I'm glad I found this one. I highly recommend it. Of course, the tapes are a bit pricey, but you can find reasonable deals on ebay.
Brother Label Printer PT-27003/18/2007
PROS: I always like to "test" a unit for it's ease of use by not reading the manual for details of operation. After I read the initial setup I try to work the units features to see how intuitive they are. This label printer is a 5 Star product! Extremely easy to understand functions, easy to use, and great results. I found it on line for a total of $91.00 at Buy.com. I have not yet setup the computer connection so all of these comments are for its stand alone capabilities. I am hopeful the computer features will be as easy and pleasing. CONS: Only one I am not pleased about. When you select the "minimum" printout it sends out about 1/2" of tape that is cutoff before it prints. A wast of tape I do not understand.