Brother PTE110 Handheld Label Printer £23.33 @ Toolstation
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Brother PTE110 Handheld Label Printer £23.33 @ Toolstation

£23.33£30.9325%Toolstation Deals
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Posted 11th Oct
Seems like a great offer - can't find it cheaper anywhere else, incl. eBay.

£49.99 at Screwfix. Have ordered one for all my wiring!
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Battery operated printer which produces durable labels for identification of cables, socket and switch face plates, consumer units and many other items. Suitable for many trades.
Built in tape cutter. LCD display. Comes complete with 4m starter black on white 9mm tape cartridge.

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I've got one of these, you can get compatible tape cartridges on Amazon or eBay for around £3 each. Never had a lable fall off so the glue seems fine. Had a Dymo LetraTag but the labels were smaller & did use to fall off.

Mains adapter. Under questions the seller says this works on this machine but I haven't ordered one myself so buyer beware. I use rechargeable batteries in mine.
smile.amazon.co.uk/MyVolts-adaptor-compatible-Brother-printer/dp/B005KCHE9I

A great lable printer with lots of added options, have recommended to family and friends & everyone has been happy with the quality of the labels.

This is the eBay seller I use for tapes...
ebay.us/dPHGyj

Heat from me OP
Edited by: "pat-w" 12th Oct
I always wanted a little Brother
I print hundreds and hundreds of labels on Brother printers and from my experience the quality of third party labels varies hugely, some are very good and nearly as good as Brother originals and for most people are fine. I use these labels in industrial / commercial environments and use the extra sticky "strong adhesive" version of Brother labels which are more resistant to falling off items that get used a lot. Some cheaper labels fall off easily, some don't, some cheaper labels jam up in the machine more easily, some don't, some are not so clear text prints, some not.

It's a minefield as there are so many copy tapes for sale and all have different 'brands', - I'd suggest trying a few out and finding what works best for you.

However, if you are labeling items in a more demanding environment including out doors or in hot plant rooms etc, do consider trying the Brother 'strong adhesive' options or another 3rd party that's a bit cheaper but still hard wearing, the compatibles from Printerbase such as this: Link

However, if you're printing things around the home or garage, the cheapo £4 ones from ebay are probably good enough,
Edited by: "spannerzone" 12th Oct
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Thanks OP
I always wanted a little Brother
I've got one of these, you can get compatible tape cartridges on Amazon or eBay for around £3 each. Never had a lable fall off so the glue seems fine. Had a Dymo LetraTag but the labels were smaller & did use to fall off.

Mains adapter. Under questions the seller says this works on this machine but I haven't ordered one myself so buyer beware. I use rechargeable batteries in mine.
smile.amazon.co.uk/MyVolts-adaptor-compatible-Brother-printer/dp/B005KCHE9I

A great lable printer with lots of added options, have recommended to family and friends & everyone has been happy with the quality of the labels.

This is the eBay seller I use for tapes...
ebay.us/dPHGyj

Heat from me OP
Edited by: "pat-w" 12th Oct
pat-w12/10/2019 05:18

I've got one of these, you can get compatible tape cartridges on Amazon or …I've got one of these, you can get compatible tape cartridges on Amazon or eBay for around £3 each. Never had a lable fall off so the glue seems fine. Had a Dymo LetraTag but the labels were smaller & did use to fall off. Mains adapter. Under questions the seller says this works on this machine but I haven't ordered one myself so buyer beware. I use rechargeable batteries in mine. smile.amazon.co.uk/MyVolts-adaptor-compatible-Brother-printer/dp/B005KCHE9IA great lable printer with lots of added options, have recommended to family and friends & everyone has been happy with the quality of the labels.This is the eBay seller I use for tapes...ebay.us/dPHGyjHeat from me OP


V. helpful, just ordered four colours! A lot better than £12/pop - thanks!
If only I could have got one of these when I was 12, I wouldn't now need the bifocals
no1knows12/10/2019 06:42

V. helpful, just ordered four colours! A lot better than £12/pop - thanks!


I ordered 7 different colours. The only one I was disappointed with was white on black. The lettering is not white it's gray. Fluorescent green, orange and yellow are the pick of the 7.
It took about 18 days to arrive. 7 carts for less than the price of two official ones & they all look great (apart from the one I already mentioned).
I also use a wallpaper seem roller just to press the label down but it's probably not necessary.
Edited by: "pat-w" 12th Oct
I print hundreds and hundreds of labels on Brother printers and from my experience the quality of third party labels varies hugely, some are very good and nearly as good as Brother originals and for most people are fine. I use these labels in industrial / commercial environments and use the extra sticky "strong adhesive" version of Brother labels which are more resistant to falling off items that get used a lot. Some cheaper labels fall off easily, some don't, some cheaper labels jam up in the machine more easily, some don't, some are not so clear text prints, some not.

It's a minefield as there are so many copy tapes for sale and all have different 'brands', - I'd suggest trying a few out and finding what works best for you.

However, if you are labeling items in a more demanding environment including out doors or in hot plant rooms etc, do consider trying the Brother 'strong adhesive' options or another 3rd party that's a bit cheaper but still hard wearing, the compatibles from Printerbase such as this: Link

However, if you're printing things around the home or garage, the cheapo £4 ones from ebay are probably good enough,
Edited by: "spannerzone" 12th Oct
pat-w12/10/2019 05:18

I've got one of these, you can get compatible tape cartridges on Amazon or …I've got one of these, you can get compatible tape cartridges on Amazon or eBay for around £3 each. Never had a lable fall off so the glue seems fine. Had a Dymo LetraTag but the labels were smaller & did use to fall off. Mains adapter. Under questions the seller says this works on this machine but I haven't ordered one myself so buyer beware. I use rechargeable batteries in mine. smile.amazon.co.uk/MyVolts-adaptor-compatible-Brother-printer/dp/B005KCHE9IA great lable printer with lots of added options, have recommended to family and friends & everyone has been happy with the quality of the labels.This is the eBay seller I use for tapes...ebay.us/dPHGyjHeat from me OP


If you need to use a mains adaptor with the Brother printers and it doesn't come with one, do be very careful as these use the stupid centre negative which means the little barrel connector has 12v positive on the outside (ring) and 12v negative on the centre pin. This is pretty stupid in this day and age as nearly everything else is the other way around. So do check what you're plugging in incase it's wrong and might damage the printer or power supply.

I see that link is a a 9v version but does have correct (backwards) wiring as I mention above.
spannerzone12/10/2019 12:02

If you need to use a mains adaptor with the Brother printers and it …If you need to use a mains adaptor with the Brother printers and it doesn't come with one, do be very careful as these use the stupid centre negative which means the little barrel connector has 12v positive on the outside (ring) and 12v negative on the centre pin. This is pretty stupid in this day and age as nearly everything else is the other way around. So do check what you're plugging in incase it's wrong and might damage the printer or power supply.I see that link is a a 9v version but does have correct (backwards) wiring as I mention above.


Thanks for the info, think I'll stick to rechargeable batteries.
I did buy this for a particular purpose, namely labeling tool boxes and labeling plugs and cables behind my TV. Now it's only going to be used for the occasional job so don't really think I need the mains adapter.
If anyone interested, Aldi stores have a Dymo for £15...(was a special buy a little while back, store stock level as are..)
38652554-LlYsa.jpgNo idea on comparison between brands
Aldi also have the genuine "ribbons" think they were £4 each..
Edited by: "renoman" 12th Oct
Amazon has 6 black on white for £10.99 or £11.99 for a combo pack on Prime.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…Q==
Nice deal - went and picked mine up from my local store earlier.

Put brand new batteries on, inserted the sample tape and the cover back on.

Pressed the power button and nothing. Swapped batteries for a different set, took them out and put them in a number of times and still nothing.

Going back tomorrow to see if another unit works or whether I should get a refund. Not impressed so far, but hopefully I just have a dead unit.
renoman12/10/2019 13:51

If anyone interested, Aldi stores have a Dymo for £15...(was a special buy …If anyone interested, Aldi stores have a Dymo for £15...(was a special buy a little while back, store stock level as are..)[Image] No idea on comparison between brandsAldi also have the genuine "ribbons" think they were £4 each..


Amazon usually have the Dymo label maker on Black Friday deals for £11 or £12. That's how I bought mine.

Like you, I have no idea how it compares to other brands like the Brother one, but I have used it regularly for a few years, and my wife uses it most days for her work. It's still going strong and no sign of deterioration in the labels either.
Hot, ordered one for hubby thank you
That’s the wife’s Christmas present sorted
Dont put away with the batteries in it as over time they rot and ruin the machine, okay if you are using it regularly.
another HUKD must have ...
googley213/10/2019 08:24

Dont put away with the batteries in it as over time they rot and ruin the …Dont put away with the batteries in it as over time they rot and ruin the machine, okay if you are using it regularly.


Never had this and I've used many different Brother printers - what batteries are you using? - zinc cheapos from poundland or Halford's alkalines might well leak as they're quite rubbish. These printers need decent alkalines as they do eat through batteries but storage should be fine.
Its great to have a hobby.
How long does the cartridge last? Does it "dry out" like inkjet printers? I want one, not sure why yet, but I want one.
GunMetal13/10/2019 11:14

How long does the cartridge last? Does it "dry out" like inkjet printers? …How long does the cartridge last? Does it "dry out" like inkjet printers? I want one, not sure why yet, but I want one.


8m tapes. You can see how much is left as there is a little plastic window on the back, as well as identifies which tape is installed. Don't know if you get a warning as I've not got to the end of any of the tapes I purchased
Edited by: "pat-w" 13th Oct
pat-w13/10/2019 12:03

8m tapes. You can see how much is left as there is a little plastic window …8m tapes. You can see how much is left as there is a little plastic window on the back, as well as identifies which tape is installed. Don't know if you get a warning as I've not got to the end of any of the tapes I purchased


Oh right, so there's not a separate ink cartridge, just a tape+ink cartridge.
How about a prize (HUKD Kudos) for the funniest label?
pat-w13/10/2019 12:03

8m tapes. You can see how much is left as there is a little plastic window …8m tapes. You can see how much is left as there is a little plastic window on the back, as well as identifies which tape is installed. Don't know if you get a warning as I've not got to the end of any of the tapes I purchased


It's actually 12mm tape (taken straight from the box). Got a working printer now
CRTC13/10/2019 13:40

It's actually 12mm tape (taken straight from the box). Got a working …It's actually 12mm tape (taken straight from the box). Got a working printer now


It's 8 metres long which is the number I was quoting, one m not two.
Edited by: "pat-w" 13th Oct
pat-w13/10/2019 13:43

It's 8 metres long which is the number I was quoting, one m not two.


Apologies - misread what you were saying. I thought you were referring to the width and not the length
CRTC13/10/2019 13:48

Apologies - misread what you were saying. I thought you were referring to …Apologies - misread what you were saying. I thought you were referring to the width and not the length


No worries
Every IT department has these.

Very useful.
Got to say, this ticks my boxes for a label printer. For twenty odd notes this has got a QWERTY keyboard and also numbers on the keypad (So don't have to shift characters etc to get numerals). Really important things to me when labelling and not all the handheld ones have this. If you're a sparky you really, really need one of these, great for labelling consumer units etc. Also, I slightly prefer the Brother brand to the Dymo models as Dymo leave the carbon film on the label when printed, whereas Brother ones stay in the tape cartridge.
Out of stock for collection
Out of stock for delivery
CRTC13/10/2019 16:00

I found this on ebuyer.com - would this be the same as the original …I found this on ebuyer.com - would this be the same as the original adaptor?https://www.ebuyer.com/191006-brother-ad-24e-p-touch-ac-adapter-black-ad24esuk


It says "this adapter is perfect for ensuring that your Brother PT-300 or PT-110 labelling machine can run as efficiently as possible." so that looks like it's the official power plug for this machine. Good find, I couldn't find a Brother manufactured adaptor.
renoman12/10/2019 13:51

If anyone interested, Aldi stores have a Dymo for £15...(was a special buy …If anyone interested, Aldi stores have a Dymo for £15...(was a special buy a little while back, store stock level as are..)[Image] No idea on comparison between brandsAldi also have the genuine "ribbons" think they were £4 each..


I bought this a year or two ago. The quality of the font rendering is worse than Brother for my money and the tapes are more expensive. If you are lucky, Aldi will be stuck with a load of unsold tapes and may discount them. That may be down to manager's discretion, though. Avoid the plain paper tapes. Those have really weak glue and were peeling off in no time.
Cheers OP, bought collected, used

I'll need to dig into the instructions, there's a helluva lot of wastage prints out ahead of the actual text.
Arrived today and it's excellent.

I just used rechargeable batteries, and they work fine. No need for an adapter.
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