Many functions, very good display and menu and perfect print image.
Brother P-touch D400
last modified: 16.03.2020, 13:42
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The Brother P-touch D400 is a very good device overall. It has an excellent print quality and convinces with the choice of different designs. The memory function and the large and therefore clearly arranged display are also plus points. The good impression is rounded off by the choice of different coloured ribbons and the excellent menu.
The Brother P-touch D400 is a marking device for the table, but it can also be easily transported.
The Brother labeller has a QWERTY keyboard. It also has numbers and German umlauts. Unfortunately, the keys are close together, but they are big and therefore easy to press.
The printing speed is very fast. In one second 14 mm are printed. Another advantage are its differently usable tapes. Between 3.5 mm and 18 mm, the user can choose the appropriate width. 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. Even fourteen fonts are available for selection, which can be stylistically modified. Even finished templates sorted by subject can be selected and printed immediately. In addition, over 600 special characters and symbols are available. The disadvantage is that a margin surplus of 24 mm remains per print. This is a lot compared to other devices.
Positive is the large display. It also shows how the label will then be printed.
Accessories for use
The device requires six AA batteries for operation. They are supplied with the purchase. The Brother P-touch D400 can even be operated with a power supply unit, which is not included in the delivery price, but can be purchased separately. The weight is 920 g including batteries and strap. So it is clear that it is better to keep it on the table when operating.
The menu is clearly arranged and well thought out. The logical structure makes it easy to find your way around. If you have questions, you can refer to the German manual, which is also convincing due to its clear structure.
Up to fifty templates can be saved and recalled when needed. The batteries can be changed without memory loss. But if the power is missing for a longer period of time, the memories are also deleted.
If you register online as a customer, 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 about 100 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 90 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.6 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Various design options
- The label is shown on the screen in advance, thus avoiding misprints
|Scope of delivery||Labeler, batteries, tape cassette|
|Number of fonts||14|
|Display size||13 signs|
|Type of keypad||QWERTZ|
|Tape sizes||3.5 - 18 mm|
|Tape cost/m approx.||€ 0.63|
|Print speed||14 mm/s|
|Connection to the computer||No|
|Power supply connection||Yes|
|Power supply included||No|
|Memory power failure safe||Semi|
|Memory function||Yes (50)|
|Protrusion mm||24 mm|
|Number of lines||5 signs on 18 mm|
|Menu language||GER, more|
|Quality of instructions||Excellent|
|Additional warranty||3 years after online registration|
|Range of functions|
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