The perfect device for a variety of design options.
Brother P-touch CUBE Plus
last modified: 20.04.2020, 22:35
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The Brother P-touch Cube Plus is an overall very good device. It has an excellent print quality and convinces with the almost endless choice of different designs. The easy editing via PC or smartphone is also a plus. However, this also means that you are bound by it and cannot run off and start labelling on your own with the device. With the selection of different coloured ribbons and the excellent menu, the good impression is rounded off.
The Brother P-touch Cube Plus is a tabletop labelling device that can be controlled from your own PC or smartphone.
The Brother P-Touch Cube is a compact little "cube" that does not have a display but is operated exclusively via the PC or smartphone.
The printing speed is very fast: 20 mm are printed in one second. Another advantage is the differently usable ribbons. Between 3.5 mm and 24 mm, the user can choose the width that suits him. Different colours can also be chosen for the ribbons. Compared to other manufacturers, the original ribbons are in the middle range in terms of price.
The print quality of the device is excellent. There is a wide range of fonts, comparable to Word, available for selection, which can also be stylistically modified. Even finished templates sorted by subject can be selected and printed immediately. In addition, over 1000 special characters and symbols, as well as emojis, are available. The disadvantage is that there is a margin surplus of 25 mm per print. This is a lot compared to other devices.
A positive feature is the editing menu on the PC or smartphone, where you can design your own individual label or simply choose the appropriate label from a selection of templates. It also shows how the label will be printed. The Cube Plus can print as many lines as you want, but you should note that the smallest readable font size is 5.
It is also possible to print directly from writing programs like Word or Excel. However, the printing result suffers from this.
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The device is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which is charged with the supplied USB cable. The weight is 625 g. Since it is only operated via PC or Smartphone, it is better to keep it on the table when operating.
The menu is clearly arranged and well thought out. Due to the structure based on Microsoft Office programs, it is easy to find your way around.
Any number of templates can be stored and retrieved as required. The battery can easily be charged via a USB adapter on the power outlet or by connecting it to the PC or laptop. However, this is not included in the scope of delivery.
If you register as a customer online, Brother gives a three-year warranty on the device. However, this warranty is only valid if the original tapes are used. If other tapes are used, the warranty may be invalidated.
We have evaluated almost 30 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 87 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 12 percent of users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Good print quality
- Memory function
Negative comments were made on the following points:
|Scope of delivery||Labeler, tape cassette, USB cable|
|Battery type||Lithium-ion battery|
|Number of fonts||Depending on the control unit|
|Display size||PC / mobile phone display|
|Type of keypad||Depending on the control unit|
|Tape sizes||3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 mm|
|Tape cost/m approx.||€ 0.59|
|Print speed||20 mm/s|
|Symbols||1070 (inclusive Emojis)|
|Connection to the computer||Yes|
|Power supply connection||Yes|
|Power supply included||Yes|
|Memory power failure safe||Yes|
|Protrusion mm||Manually adjustable (min 2 mm)|
|Number of lines||Any|
|Menu language||GER, more|
|Quality of instructions||Excellent|
|Additional warranty||3 years|
|Range of functions|
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