Home Wedding Planning DIY Toolbox Review: Brother Labeling System

The key to a successful DIY wedding is organization. The sooner you get yourself organized, the smoother your wedding planning experience will be. I am evangelical about organization and will tell you this over and over again on this blog. Staying organized will save your sanity and make your life so much easier. And who doesn’t want easy these days?

One of the tools I recommend to help you get your stuff together is the Brother PT-1290 Home and Office Labeling System. Labels are a godsend when you have piles of craft and wedding stuff everywhere. What can you do with a labeler?

  • Create a wedding binder/organizer
  • Label boxes of craft supplies and wedding materials
  • Mark craft supplies with their corresponding step in the assembly process
  • Make labels for favors
  • Add an address label to important things (video camera, iPod) in case they get lost at the wedding

I’m currently using mine to keep my craft supplies for book #3 in order. It’s been fantastic though there is a bit of a learning curve. Beware that the tape cartridges are only 4′ long (I think) so have extra on hand if you’re going to be printing a lot. The unit takes 6 AAA batteries (not included) and there’s no AC power adapter so that’s a bummer.

Manufacturer: Brother
Model: PT-1290
Retail: $40.00

Key Features:
An easy-view 15-character LCD display, typewriter style keyboard and Auto Tape Detection feature that automatically recognizes the size of the installed tape cassette and adjusts the text to fit the label width. A dedicated “Deco Mode” key gives you easy access to 15, unique pre-designed label formats for creating decorative labels – including professional layouts that accommodate 2 rows of text. Easily switch between 2 fonts – with the touch of a button. Use the built-in memory to store up to 9 of your most frequently used labels.

Prints labels up to 1/2″ wide on durable, “TZ” laminated tape – perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Operates on 6 “AAA” batteries or optional AC adapter (neither included).

With its great-looking design and array of features, the PT-1290 is a perfect handheld solution for virtually any home office.

* 15 Deco Mode Patterns to create extra-stylish and decorative labels
* 2 Professional Fonts
* Prints labels up to 1/2″ wide on laminated indoor/outdoor “TZ” series tapes
* Easy-view, 15-character LCD display
* Professional Deco Mode layouts accommodate two rows of text
* Prints 1 or 2 lines of crisp text
* 6 Auto Formats and 7 Framing Options
* Built-in memory, saves up to 9 of your favorite labels
* Automatically adjusts text size based on tape width
* Uses 6 “AAA” batteries or optional AC adapter (neither included)

{Disclosure: Brother  provided me with a sample of this product for the purpose of review.}

1 reply to this post
  1. Ohhh! I’ve been wanting / needing one of these! (yes needing…just ask my man about my organization :}
    The price isn’t bad either!

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