by October 28, 2002 0 comments

Label printing? Who needs it, you may say. But consider the number of PCs, peripherals and other equipment in your office. Your systems department may definitely be using some sort of labeling system to identify and keep track of them. Now here is a product that promises to be a solution for your labeling needs.

It can automatically resize fonts when more than one line is used for printing

Brother PT 2300 Label Printer
Meant for:
Rs 14,500
Both connected and standalone operation, laminated labels, 36 mm maximum label width
Many printing options, including bar code and clip art
Slow printing
Brother International, Mumbai

Brother’s PT 2300 churns out laminated, adhesive-backed labels, and can be used for virtually any application. The lamination makes them waterproof. This is a desktop model although it has battery support for mobile work as well. It has most of the functionalities you would need on the console itself. It comes with USB connectivity to a PC, along with an Editor software application that allows you to print bar codes, clip art, etc.

The product features built-in fonts, types styles, font sizes, vertical printing option and multiple line (maximum of six, depending on the tape width) printing. It supports various tape sizes like 8 mm, 12 mm, up to 36 mm. However, the software application doesn’t automatically detect the tape width and it needs to be manually specified. The console has a full-QWERTY keyboard with 51 keys and a 10-character x 2-line LCD display. A unique feature of this device is that it can print numbered labels. This means that it can print labels with serial numbers in sequence with a single instruction. Another good feature is the automatic resizing of fonts, when more than one line is used for printing. The cutting mechanism cuts the labels smooth and clean.

The bottom line: Though good on quality, the printing process is a little slow, printing 26 characters in 16 secs. Also, we faced difficulty in peeling off the adhesive tape from the label. Overall, a good buy given its features and laminated printing.

Ankit Khare at PCQ Labs

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