Brother P-Touch Cube PT-P710BT is an obsessive compulsive’s dream. A small, Bluetooth label maker with Android or iOS apps to unleash creativity.
Before we get into the printer, you need to understand how P-Touch devices work.
Basically, they use a TZe tape and a heat process to print on different types of tapes.
You can get one colour print – black, blue or red on clear, white, black, yellow, blue, red or green laminated, self-adhesive tapes. Tape sizes are 3.5, 6, 9, 12 18, and 24mm wide.
Tape substrates come in laminated, fabric (ribbon), security (tamper evident checkerboard pattern), fluorescent, flexible and extra strength. An 8m tape costs from $12.
Fabric ribbon tapes include three new types of premium tape. Glitter tapes, satin ribbon tapes, and decorative pattern tapes allow users to add extra flair; whether it be onto clothing, for name tags, crafts, or gift decoration.
Brother P-Touch Cube PT-P710BT specs
- Prints up to 20mm/sec
- Automatic cutter
- Prints on TZe tapes to 24mm wide
- Resolution: Standard 180 DPI or High-Res 180 x 360DPI
- Software: Ptouch Design&Print (Android/iOS), SDK (Android/iOS), iPrint&Label (Android/iOS)
- Interface: USB or Bluetooth
- OS: Windows, Mac, iOS or Android
- Power: USB – uses any 5V charger from .5-2A (not supplied)
- Battery: PA-BT-005 1870mAh 6.8Wh (replacement batteries under $100)
- 128(W) × 67(D) × 128(H)mm – 0.67kg
- Website here
- Warranty: 3-years
- Price: A$149
Tape up to 24mm wide is great for label applications in a variety of home and business uses. Users can add a shop logo or image onto the label, allowing for a more professional design. The Brother ‘Share Label’ templates can link to URLs. For example, the ability to create a QR code linking to the URL of an online user manual stuck onto an appliance – gone are the days of searching for the printed manual!
From labelling folders and cables to creating barcodes and take-away box seals, these apps allow for customisation of fonts, designs, and material to benefit all users.
Smartphone apps make it easy
A range of new templates includes Design&Print and iPrint&Label smartphone apps.
GadgteGuy’s take. Perfect for OCD and creative types
I have to confess I was a P-Touch junkie. In my scarce time, I managed to label everything. I am over it now. I gave the P-Touch away to my sister-in-law to support her OCD habits.
Brother has made labelling easy, fun and addictive.