Brother P-touch CUBE Plus

Test 04/2020

  • Brother P-touch CUBE Plus - front
  • Brother P-touch CUBE Plus - arbeitsbild
  • Brother P-touch CUBE Plus - detail
  • Brother P-touch CUBE Plus - druckansicht
  • Brother P-touch CUBE Plus - programmansicht
  • Brother P-touch CUBE Plus - sample
Test seal: Brother P-touch CUBE Plus, Rating 9.7

last modified: 20.04.2020, 22:35

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 25%
Range of functions 25%
Speed 20%
Print image 20%
Workmanship 10%
Tested by: Lasse

Lasse

Resumee

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.

Pro

  • Clearly arranged processing program for PC and Smartphone
  • Excellent print quality
  • Many different tapes
  • Individual design options

Cons

  • A lot of waste
  • Can only be operated via PC or Smartphone, therefore limited space

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The perfect device for a variety of design options.

Special features

The Brother P-touch Cube Plus is a tabletop labelling device that can be controlled from your own PC or smartphone.

Appearance

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.

Printing the P-Touch Cube Plus

Print result

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.

font of the P-touch Cube Plus
font of the P-touch Cube Plus

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.

Accessories for use

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.

Program view

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.

Summary: 87% positive and 12% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Good print quality
  • Memory function

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Offcuts
Manufacturer Brother
EAN 4977766781374
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
Quality impression Excellent
Height 128 mm
Width 128 mm
Depth 68 mm
Weight 625 g
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)
Bluetooth Yes
Connection to the computer Yes
Batteries included No
Power supply connection Yes
Power supply included Yes
Memory power failure safe Yes
Memory function Yes
Protrusion mm Manually adjustable (min 2 mm)
Number of lines Any
Menu language GER, more
Plastic wrapping Little
Manual language ENG
Quality of instructions Excellent
Packaging Excellent
Menu navigation Excellent
Additional warranty 3 years
Handling
Range of functions
Speed
Print image
Workmanship

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2020-03-16
Can the battery be replaced?
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Yes, the battery of the Brother P-touch CUBE is firmly integrated, but the housing can be screwed on and a spare battery installed.
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2020-03-16
Do I have to buy a charging cable for the labeller?
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No, a USB cable is included so that the labeller can be charged at the PC or via a USB adapter at the power outlet.
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2020-03-16
Can I use the marker without a PC?
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Yes, it is also possible to use the labeller with a mobile phone. However, it is not possible to use it alone without a mobile phone or PC.
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2020-03-16
Do I need batteries for this device?
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No, a lithium-ion battery is built into the device.

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