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Cracking little device. Use ours in the kitchen to print labels for when we open food for the fridge.Only annoyance is the wastage, it chops about 1cm off each time before it prints, haven't worked out how to stop that yet
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 15th Oct
jaydeeuk115/10/2019 10:40

Cracking little device. Use ours in the kitchen to print labels for when …Cracking little device. Use ours in the kitchen to print labels for when we open food for the fridge.Only annoyance is the wastage, it chops about 1cm off each time before it prints, haven't worked out how to stop that yet


A few reviews mention a blank square of 24x24mm before each print - have you noticed that sort of issue?
Sanzai15/10/2019 11:39

A few reviews mention a blank square of 24x24mm before each print - have …A few reviews mention a blank square of 24x24mm before each print - have you noticed that sort of issue?


yup
jaydeeuk115/10/2019 10:40

Cracking little device. Use ours in the kitchen to print labels for when …Cracking little device. Use ours in the kitchen to print labels for when we open food for the fridge.Only annoyance is the wastage, it chops about 1cm off each time before it prints, haven't worked out how to stop that yet


Like every other Brother label printer ever made, it will be nearly impossible to avoid wasted tape at each end of a label.....it's almost as though they want you to waste a third of a label on every print...hmmmm

But if the printer supports PC printing and the Brother software, you can usually create smaller labels and start the text right at the start of the label and reduce the label size to just what you want, and usually you get the label you want with no wastage. At least I find that on the PT700 and DV600 I have which both can print from the Brother software in manual mode where you choose label type, font type, label length, print area length etc.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Oct
spannerzone15/10/2019 11:40

Like every other Brother label printer ever made, it will be nearly …Like every other Brother label printer ever made, it will be nearly impossible to avoid wasted tape at each end of a label.....it's almost as though they want you to waste a third of a label on every print...hmmmm But if the printer supports PC printing and the Brother software, you can usually create smaller labels and start the text right at the start of the label and reduce the label size to just what you want, and usually you get the label you want with no wastage. At least I find that on the PT700 and DV600 I have which both can print from the Brother software in manual mode where you choose label type, font type, label length, print area length etc.


You can change all that on the app. If you want to print 10 labels of the same thing then it only does one square of wastage.
I save them and just use a marker pen.
Anyone here have experience with Dymo then? I am basically trying to pick between the two, though with the above deal this Brother one is a bit cheaper than the equivalent Dymo
Are label printers worth while? I'm looking for one to print postage labels. At the moment I just print to an normal A4 page and tape it to a the large letters? Are these more econmical?
jaydeeuk115/10/2019 11:55

You can change all that on the app. If you want to print 10 labels of the …You can change all that on the app. If you want to print 10 labels of the same thing then it only does one square of wastage.I save them and just use a marker pen.


Ah gotcha, yes there seems no way to prevent that... I know Brother will tell you it's to ensure there's no snagging of label and some such malarky.
JIM1973ANDREWS15/10/2019 12:19

Are label printers worth while? I'm looking for one to print postage …Are label printers worth while? I'm looking for one to print postage labels. At the moment I just print to an normal A4 page and tape it to a the large letters? Are these more econmical?


Nope, these print onto plastic labels so not ideal for packages I don't think. The largest width is 36mm and you need to buy a bigger Brother printer to use those size tapes and the tapes are expensive at that size.

I just use sticky backed paper labels on a roll.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Oct
spannerzone15/10/2019 11:40

Like every other Brother label printer ever made, it will be nearly …Like every other Brother label printer ever made, it will be nearly impossible to avoid wasted tape at each end of a label.....it's almost as though they want you to waste a third of a label on every print...hmmmm But if the printer supports PC printing and the Brother software, you can usually create smaller labels and start the text right at the start of the label and reduce the label size to just what you want, and usually you get the label you want with no wastage. At least I find that on the PT700 and DV600 I have which both can print from the Brother software in manual mode where you choose label type, font type, label length, print area length etc.


This is a ridiculous conspiracy theory, though I agree with you that they should give the option now to remove this extra wastage

But the reason is simply because these were designed for electricians and anyone involved in electrics to label up wires

Hence you need that extra space when wrapping around the cable
Kyballion15/10/2019 14:35

This is a ridiculous conspiracy theory, though I agree with you that they …This is a ridiculous conspiracy theory, though I agree with you that they should give the option now to remove this extra wastageBut the reason is simply because these were designed for electricians and anyone involved in electrics to label up wiresHence you need that extra space when wrapping around the cable


If you used these printers you'd realise it's clearly a way to waste tape and it's not a conspiracy theory, it's bleeding obvious why they're doing it. Every Brother labelling machine does it including the cheap domestic versions that do not support wrap around cable printing labels. Every label you print uses up considerably more tape than is required to wrap around a cable, even a very thick cable.

Ironically, if you use the pre-defined 'cable wrap' template built into some of the better printers, it uses up much LESS tape with no wastage. That template prints text vertically, the other cable wrap template prints horizontally and still wastes tape. But the standard print option is not intended for cables, it's just printing labels for whatever you want, just with excessive waste.

I've used many versions of these from the cheapest and most basic that are intended for home use only up to the versions aimed at professions like electricians... they all waste tape.

It's no different than ink jet printers who sell the printers at low cost and recoup the profits by selling very expensive ink carts. Brother is no different. They make much of their profits by selling cheap to make / expensive to sell label tape carts.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 18th Oct
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