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Handheld label printers for electricians

Our electrician and network infrastructure labelling range has been designed to make your life easier on site. Comply simply with the labelling requirements of the wiring regulations, while increasing productivity with these fast, easy-to-use machines. If you're after a professional finish, make Brother an essential part of your kit today.

Our label printer video lets you discover some of the features and benefits of the various models.

The top six reasons for labelling:


Leave your work clearly and neatly labelled. Use a Brother P-touch label printer to create labels for: cables and cabling, wires, fuse boxes, faceplates, distribution boards and consumer units. 

Also ideal for: warning and hazard signs, bus duct risers and electrical trunking and conduits.

You can also create labels that contain your contact details (including company logo on PT-E550WVP), to help guarantee work in the future.


Simplify the installation of cables by attaching a Brother durable label to each end of the wire. This helps ensure connections are made correctly and minimises the time taken for troubleshooting and fault finding if there are problems.

By using Brother genuine tapes in your P-touch label printer, you can be assured that labels you create will be legible and stay attached for years to come.


The Brother P-touch PT-E550WVP in conjunction with the Cable Label Tool app for Apple and Android devices allows the creation of labels that meet many of the identification requirements of the electrical regulations.

Using our Pro Tape range, network installers and data centre engineers can comply with ANSI/TIA-606C and ISO/IEC 14763-2 standards that specify durable, long-life identification labels must be used.

And our strong adhesive tapes meet the Underwriters Laboratories UL-969 standards, while our heat-shrink tube tape meets UL-224 standards.


Any follow-up visits for maintenance or testing are made easier thanks to clearly labelled faceplates, panels, cables and wires, conduits and machinery.


Ensuring hazards are identified and appropriate signage applied is a critical. The P-touch PT-E550WVP with its large 24mm tape width produces text that's easy-to-read, and by using yellow or red coloured tape makes signs that are highly visible.

Public Safety Information

Print highly visible general warning signs on demand, wherever and whenever required. Brother fluorescent yellow and orange labels can be used to warn of potential danger, printed and applied immediately to the area of concern.

Electrician removing printed tape from a handheld label printer

Compliant with regulations

Our label printers don't just help you deliver a great job, but one that's compliant with the labelling requirements of the wiring regulations too. Our flagship PT-E550W label printer allows you to create simple identification labels or more detailed warning/guidance notices with ease.

Built for your convenience

Ready to print whenever you are, these models are perfect for working on-site. The PT-E550W model even lets you print directly from your smartphone or tablet using our Mobile Cable Label Tool app.

Improved on-site efficiency

Make on-site labelling as quick and easy as possible. With fast print speeds, label preview, high-strength cutter and wired/wireless connectivity to your laptop*.

Competent, compliant and ready to grow

In a field that is heavily regulated, we have created a guide for electrical contractors to ensure competence across their businesses – including all the challenges and opportunities it brings – to assure their clients and capitalise on new market opportunities.

Breaking down each of the four criteria into separate sections, from accreditations to equipment, the guide it is designed to allow businesses to discover what is relevant for their company.

Download our guide for electrical contractors now
Electrician applying printed tape to electrical equipment

Professional labels for every job

The Brother Pro Tape range has been developed and tested to meet the needs of professionals who require dependable, durable, long term identification solutions.

Our laminated labels have been tested to the extreme against the effects of water, chemicals, heat, cold, sunlight and more. And our heat shrink, strong adhesive and self-laminating labels are perfect for cables, consumer units, safety signage, patch panels and equipment identification.

Connect your PT-E550W to the free Brother Pro Label tool app for common and specialist templates to speed up label creation and eliminate errors.

Leave the mark of a smart professional and make our specialist tapes an essential part of your kit

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An electrician using Brother's Pro Label Tool app on a smartphone to print to a handheld label printer

Brother Pro Label Tool app

Create labels for faceplates, cables and network equipment directly on your smartphone, and print them wirelessly to your PT-E550W or PT-P900W label printers. This free app has templates for common label types to make the process quick and simple.

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iLink&Label app connected to PT-E550W

Brother iLink&Label app

Connect to your Fluke Networks Linkware Live projects, select and download the cable ID's required, then print them on your PT-E550W label printer. The Brother iLink&Label app saves time, eliminates typing errors and ensures that your cables are labelled correctly, every time.

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Learn more about our specialist network infrastructure labelling

How to use our Pro Tapes and label printers for common electrical applications

Case Studies

Switched on electrical logo - Brother UK case study

Electrician uses label printer to meet IET wiring regulations

“As an electrician I need a label printer at my side so that all my work complies with industry regulations. The PT-E550 is portable, easy to use and I can create customised labels instantly using the Cable Label smartphone app.”

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+ GfK UK, Labelling Machines, Panelmarket, Sales Units, Jan-Sept 14.
* Available on PT-E550WVP model.
** Available for use with PT-E300VP / E550WVP
*** Comparison based on 1 x 24mm black on yellow label vs 'off the shelf' electrical labels. Tape costs only. Prices at June 2014.