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|Posted: 7/10/2010 5:54:34 AM|I have a Brother P-Touch 1290 Labelmaker , but was curious how it compares to the DYMO products. I think their similar product has more symbols, but can't find them listed anywhere.
Any comments on either? Thanks!
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|Posted: 7/11/2010 12:30:25 AM|
I have a Dymo that I've had for about 10 years now!! It's been great!
I bought mine at walmart. They still carry the tapes in many colors!
ETA~mine only has one font but you can change the size of text and has options for bold, outline...etc. It has basic shapes...circle, heart and such.
I would like to have one that would do regular address labels too. I need to do some research and see what's available. I like the choice of font on the Brother one you listed.
I'll be watching this thread for more info!
a Wild Strawberry
Loc: Western Washington
|Posted: 7/11/2010 3:10:35 AM|I've had a Letra tag so probably close to 10 years also. I loved the thing and ended up buying another with the LCD screen went out (I still use the one with a crappy screen though LOL)
what I like about them is the cartridges are super easy to find and are cheap. Plus I had to buy a 3rd one when we moved (accidentally packed the other two LOL) and the refills still fit it even though it was a totally different model. I had bought a ton of refills years ago on clearance at Kmart so It's nice that they fit all 3 of the label makers.
There are lots of cute symbols and icons on there but nothing I'd really use for scrapbooking. around the house it is perfect though. I keep the clear, paper and white labels on hand and swap them out when needed (very easy also)
My Stepmom bought me a Brother about two years ago that was worth over $100. It said it would even print the fonts off my PC. Too much though. I just liked my Letra tag and exchanged it for a Wacom tablet instead
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Loc: NW Indiana
|Posted: 7/11/2010 10:22:16 AM|
I have Brothers - not sure of the model number, but I can use it as a stand alone, or hook it up to my computer and use the software it came with. The Label Maker then act like a printer. I can take any font - even "picture" fonts off of my computer, and put it on the label. I can place the words or pics anywhere I want on the tape. It gives me way more options than just using the P-Touch as a stand alone.
When you have a lot of photos on a page and not a lot of room, I will use the clear tape and type name of people in the photos and stick it to the photos, under each person. Once you put it in a page protector, you hardy see the edge of the clear tape.
I love the versitility of being able to use it both ways....
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Loc: Wallingford, Connecticut
|Posted: 7/11/2010 6:55:10 PM|I looooove my dymo! What's best is the refills go on clearance every year in september after back to school time so its very cheap to use year round
I have the electronic handheld dymo, (looks like those handheld scan guns they use at target)