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Brother PT-E500 Monochrome Thermal Label Printer

Mfg. Part: PTE500 | CDW Part: 3272501 | UNSPSC: 43212108
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$141.99Advertised Price

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  • Labelmaker
  • monochrome
  • thermal transfer
  • Roll (0.95 in)
  • 180 dpi
  • up to 70.9 inch/min
  • USB
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Labelmaker
  • monochrome
  • thermal transfer
  • Roll (0.95 in)
  • 180 dpi
  • up to 70.9 inch/min
  • USB
  • 7 line printing
  • high visibility orange
The PT-E500 industrial handheld labeling tool kit comes with design software to help integrate into work flow processes. Design and print labels from a computer, or link to a database to save time and help reduce errors. Download the designs with a database and print virtually anywhere without a computer. Smart technology, QWERTY keyboard, automatic cutter and a large backlit display helps make the PT-E500 easy to use to print wider labels for marking cables/fiber/wire, faceplates, patch panels, punch blocks and more. Also prints on heat shrink tubing. Comes with software, case, Li-ion battery, adapter and 2-year limited exchange warranty.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Label Printer
Auto Cutter: Yes
Character Sizes: 12 points , 18 points , 24 points , 36 points , 42 points , 48 points , 6 points , 9 points
Compatible Tapes: HGe tape , HSe tape , TZe tape
Display Character Resolution: 2 lines x 15 characters
Features: 7 line printing
Fonts: Belgium , Brussels , Calgary , Florida , Helsinki , Letter Gothic , Los Angeles , San Diego , US
Keyboard Layout: QWERTY
Max Characters Qty: 384
Repeating Printing: 99 copies
Styles & Effects: Bold , Italic , Italic bold , Italic outline , Italic shadow , Italic solid , Normal , Outline , Rotated text , Shadow , Vertical

Interface: USB
Max Media Size (Standard): Roll (0.95 in)
Max Printing Length: 39.3 in
Max Printing Width: 0.7 in
Media Sizes: Roll (0.14 in) , Roll (0.23 in) , Roll (0.35 in) , Roll (0.47 in) , Roll (0.7 in) , Roll (0.95 in)
Media Type: Acid-free tape , Flexible ID tape , Non-laminated tape , Stencil tape , Tamper-evident tape , Tape , Tube
Technology: Thermal transfer
Type: Labelmaker

Printer Output
Max Speed: 70.9 inch/min

Support Details Full Contract Period: 2 years
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later , Microsoft Windows 7 , Microsoft Windows Vista , Windows 8

Color: High visibility orange
Color Category: Orange
Included Printer Accessories: Carrying case , Wrist strap
Media Included: 1 12 mm x 8 m black on white flexible ID tape (TZeFX231)

Capacity: 1900 mAh
Technology: Lithium ion

Brand: Brother
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Model: PT-E500
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Brother P-Touch

Interface Required
Total Qty: 1
Type: USB

Type: None

Power Device
Type: Power adapter

Printer Fonts
Font Included Type: Barcode
Fonts Included Qty: 1

Type: None

Type: Brother P-touch Editor V5.1 , Drivers & Utilities

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 9.8 in
Height: 3.7 in
Weight: 31.99 oz
Width: 4.9 in

Additional Attributes
Max Printing Length: 39.3 in
Max Printing Width: 0.71 in

Barcodes: Aztec code , Codabar , Code 128 , Code 39 , Data Matrix , EAN-3 , EAN/JAN-8 , GS1 DataBar , ITF , MaxiCode , Micro QR code , NW-7 , PDF417 , Postnet , QR code , UCC/EAN-128 , UPC-A , UPC-E

Built-In Devices: Cutter , Preview screen

Document & Media Handling
Max Media Size: Roll (0.95 in)
Media Size Class: Other
Media Type Class: Other

Office Machine
Functions: Printer
Printing Output Type: Monochrome
Printing Technology: Thermal transfer
Type: Printer

PC Connectivity
PC Connection: USB

Max Printing Speed B/W: 70.9 inch/min
Max Resolution B/W: 180 dpi

Service & Support
Type: 2 years warranty

Product Reviews
Brother PT-E500 Monochrome Thermal Label Printer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price We ordered this printer with the intent of using it often. After a year of constant use, it is still doing great work. Cartridges are fairly affordable. There are tons of formatting options and it handles various sizes of tape. The one down-side is that there is a fair amount of waste before and after the printing. If you want the tape roughly the same size as what you print, you end up cutting off an inch on either end. That's the only down-side we've found.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great labeling tool! I bought this labeling tool primarily for labeling cables and also to print barcodes. I love it. I can connect it to my laptop using the supplied USB cable and then design labels using the Brother P-Touch software, or I can use it as a handheld labelmaker and type in the labels on the device itself. The battery is long lasting. The laminated tape is high quality. And I love the look and feel of the hard carrying case it came in. What a great product!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected So far, so good for our PT-E500. The unit is larger and heavier than first expected, but it works well and seems like it will be durable. The best attribute is that it's pretty user friendly. The included software is easy to learn and we have been able to load 100's sku's for use at customer locations. The extra strength adhesive laminated tape is very good also.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use of PT-E500 Is simple and efficient. You can use in many different application and is easy of use. The labels are no so expensive.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Brother PT E500 labeling Printer I got my brother PT E500 last March 28, 2015, straight from the box; I installed the lithium battery and the 6mm tape that came with it. I was able to make my first label the first time. It’s very straight forward, just press the labeling style button you need and follow the on-screen-instruction, and you get the label you need. The text looks great!One thing I’m not so happy about is, every time you print the machine will first cutout 24mm length of blank tape, almost an inch is wasted. When connected to a PC using USB cable, the printer will continuously spill out blank tape, to stop you need to press off button, this may be a problem on the PT editors’ software and driver. I’m hoping Brother will can come-up with software patch to solve this issue.Overall these brother printer works grate on job site.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed... Purchased printer primarily to print on heat shrink, boy was that a mistake! Up front, this printer seems to be a good value, competitively priced with reasonable cartridges. What Brother does not tell you is that every time you print a heat shrink label, the printer will dispense almost AN INCH of material (waste) before it prints what you have asked it to. I contacted Brother thinking that perhaps I had a setting wrong, I thought, surely I have a margin off or something. Brother's response was "The printer is programmed to do that and it is not a setting that you can change". They claim that in order for the printer to work properly, it has to do this. I now have a desk full of wasted 1" pieces of heat shrink! The waste was so bad that we were forced to pay next day air charges to order in another heat shrink cartridge to finish one tiny project! I returned the printer and went with another brand...very disappointed in this product. P.S. this printer does have an integrated cutter, but it does not work on heat shrink. According to Brother, you must disable the cutter when using heat shrink cartridges.
Date published: 2014-07-09
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