Electrical Labelling Case Study

Hertfordshire-based Switched On Electrical Services offers a comprehensive service covering all kinds of domestic and commercial electrical installations, with a particular specialism in intruder alarms.


  • Electricians need to be able to quickly print clear, durable labels in the field to ensure that all work complies with national wiring regulations.


  • The Brother PT-E550W electrical label printer is portable, easy to use, with a long battery life. It prints tough labels that comply with industry regulations and links with Brother’s Pro Label Tool app so custom labels can be printed wirelessly.


“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 Pro Label Tool smartphone app.”

Martin Ruff, founder of Switched On Electrical Services, Hertfordshire, UK



A Smart Professional leaving his mark

Martin Ruff is a fully-qualified electrician and the founder of "Switched-on" Electrical Services, an electrical contractor operating across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

He’s been a fan of Brother’s label printers for more than a decade, and uses the PT-E550W electrical label printer every day to make sure all his work meets IET wiring regulations.

Durable labels and range of industry templates and symbols

Martin uses the PT-E550W in conjunction with Brother’s Pro Label Tool app to quickly print clear, durable labels for all his installations, including cables, conduits, switches and sockets.

The app can be used to simply create and save custom label templates for a variety of standard applications, and he can even incorporate his company logo.

A label printer that's quick, versatile and practical

The PT-E550W prints durable laminated tape at speeds of up to 30mm per second.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is long lasting too, so Martin can rely on it when he is out on a job and only needs to recharge it once a month.

The printer has a QWERTY keyboard, and the backlit LCD screen means it can easily be used in low light working environments. Replacement label tapes are easily available from electrical wholesalers.

Find out more about Brothers range of electrical label printers and our business solutions for electricians.

Brother's P-Touch durable label printer electrician range

What was achieved?

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Regulatory compliance

Whatever the job, Brother's durable high-grade laminated tape ensures full IET wiring regulation compliance.

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Increased efficiency

With print speeds of up to 30mm per second and a long battery life, the PT-E550W saves valuable time each day.

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Wireless printing

Fully customisable, professional labels are created and saved in an instant using the Pro Label Tool smartphone app.

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