PT-2730VP Professional Label Printer

The versatile choice for the home or office.

From file dividers to desk drawers, seed trays to name badges, with the PT-2730VP you can quickly generate labels up to 24mm wide, either using the printer’s own ‘QWERTY’ keyboard and display to create them instantly or by sending your designs via your PC or Mac.


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Key Features

  • Prints labels up to 24mm wide and 18mm in height
  • QWERTY style keyboard
  • 16 character, 3-line LCD screen
  • Up to 7 lines of print
  • Built-in tape cutter
  • Comes with AC adaptor and carry case


Labels for whatever you need

From file dividers to desk drawers, office equipment to name badges, having everything clearly labelled is a sure-fire way to get your workplace organised and running smoothly.

With the PT-2730VP, you can quickly generate labels up to 24mm wide, either using the printer’s own ‘QWERTY’ keyboard and display to create them direct or sending your designs via your PC or Mac. It also comes complete with its own handy carry case.

The in-built Label Collection offers 75 preset label designs and covers 42 common labelling tasks. And the choice of 8 fonts, 10 typestyles, 20 border styles and 253 symbols mean it’s simple to produce your own unique designs and get exactly the right results, time after time.


Features and Specifications

AC adaptor Yes
Machine type PC connectable
Maximum tape width (mm) 24
Usage type Office
Alkaline batteries 8 x AA (LR6)
Cutter type Full, Auto
Display Backlit LCD
Display size 16 characters x 3 lines
Housing colour Black & white
Housing design Desktop
Image upload from PC Yes
Keyboard type QWERTY
Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Croatian, Turkish
Memory locations 99
Memory size 2800
Number of keys 68
Real-time clock Yes
Technology Thermal transfer
Template upload from PC Yes
Unit setting (mm / inches) Yes
Width 3.5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24mm
Type TZe tape
Adapter type AD-24ES
Battery type 8 x AA alkaline (LR6)
USB interface Ver 2.0 Full Speed
Dimensions 177 (W) x 70 (H) x 238 (D)
Weight 0.88 kg
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
AC adaptor Yes
AC adaptor power cord Yes
Carry case Yes
Label design software CD-ROM
Software P-Touch editor
Software disc 1
Tape cassettes 24mm black on white labelling cassette (4m)
USB cable Yes
User guide Yes
Warranty card Yes
Windows Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Block format Yes
Download contents from Brother cloud via P-Touch editor
Fonts 8 (Helsinki / Brussels / Florida / Calgary / US / Los Angeles / San diego / Belgium)
Frames 20
Line format Yes
Symbols 253
Text alignment Centre, Justify, Left, Right
Text sizes Auto / 6 / 9 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 36 / 42 / 48
Text widths 2x, Normal
Underline Yes
Vertical printing Yes
Database file compatibility csv, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel
Date and time stamp Date and time
Download content from Brother cloud Yes
Fonts 8 (Helsinki / Brussels / Florida / Calgary / US / Los Angeles / San diego / Belgium)
Frames 20
Image format support JPG, PNG, TIFF
Label orientations Horizontal, Vertical
Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Croatian, Turkish
Microsoft Office add-in (highlight->click->print) Excel, Outlook, Word
Sequential numbering 1 - 99 numbers
Symbols 253
Table Yes
Tape size detection Yes
Text alignment Centre, Justified, Left, Right
Typestyles Bold, Italic, Normal, Shadow
Vertical print Yes
AC adaptor AD-24ES
Tape widths 3.5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24mm TZ tape
Barcode scanner compatibility CODE 39 / CODE 128 / EAN-8 / EAN-13 / GA1-128 / UPC-A / UPC-E / 12.5 / CODABAR
Warranty 3 year back to base warranty (upon registration)

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother p-touch 2730 I bought this model for several reasons Firstly due to the broad range of tapes it takes Secondly due to PC connectivity And finally due to proper qwerty keyboard. Whilst you cant touch type on the keyboard, you need quite firm and slow presses of the keys, its still much better than ABC style. The flexibility of the type of labels was pleasently surprising and exceeded what i was expecting, so is turning out to be even more useful than expected. The hard case is real bonus and wouldn't do without this as its well thought out design really adds to the overall ease of use and functioanlity. Overall i am very pleased with this, and would highly recomend to others
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, expensive tape cassettes The P-touch label printer is excellent because it is easy to use, produces high-quality labels and is versatile (in terms of it being easy to include special symbols and accented letters). I just got this machine so I am not able to comment on the durability of the labels. I was looking for labels that do not fade easily and that are waterproof. So far, these are doing well, but I need more time to evaluate that aspect. The tape cassettes are extremely expensive. The system default is for large blank margins on either side of your print - this is totally unnecessary and does nothing except boost Brother's revenue. The margin size can be changed to small but then defaults back to large for the next label. That needs to be changed; everything else is very good.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother Desktop Office Labeler great features Overall I am very happy with this labeler. The display is not as easy to view as I would like, but it does the job. The case that comes with this labeler, is very nice, and is similar in design to what you would find with various power tools, it is hard molded plastic. It holds the Labeler, the AC Adapter, the Instruction Manual,and spare Label Cartidges. The printout on the Labels are very clean and clear. This labeler also comes with a Black on White Starter Cartridge. Out of the box, you could insert the label Cartridge, Plug in the AC Adapter, turn it on, and start making labels.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product with good features. Really nice printer. first off the bad points: 1. Would be nice to have a 'catcher' for the labels to fall into. 2. Battery life is about 2 months - so better to use plug. 3. Seems a shame to waste the initial label portion. The good points: 1. Very nice, high quality labels. 2. Great selection of labels. 3. Very programmable. 4. Software is first class. 5. Always something to learn. Really nice printer, that is complement to other devices.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A well presented and packaged Label Printer What a neat gadget. Nicely housed in its own case so you can pack it away when not in use. Was a bit worried about compatibility with Windows 8, as this product has been on the market since Vista days, but no problem, there is a driver on the website which was simple to download - other manufacturers take note. The machine is easy to use and the portability offered by having the provision of battery operation is a good feature. The menus are easy to access and intuitive, but you will still need to reference the operating instructions occasionally, so keep it handy. If there has to be a gripe then the cost and availability of replacement tapes may be an issue for some, but if you want quality printed labels then the PT-2730VP is the way to go.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for money Generally this is a great label printer. The ability to use it as a stand-alone printer as well as through the laptop makes it much more versatile. However... The P-touch software was tempramental to install. It took a number of attempts before it installed correctly. Now that it is working, it works well. The only other issue I have is with one of the tapes. I have used 3 different tapes, but one of them does not feed out of the side of the machine, so it bends back on itself ruining the label. I hope that this one is just an anomaly.
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A feature-packed professional printing machine and much more The product works alone on battery or connected to the mains, tapes are quickly and easily changed - the printer accepts 6mm up to 24mm tapes and there is a massive choice of tapes for all sorts of applications available. The most incredible feature was the software which works on MAC OS X or Windows, and this allows you to generate a huge variety of labels including full graphics, bar codes, QR codes and number codes. It's a fantastic product...and it even comes in its own carry case!
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for money Having used a number of label printers at work I was looking for a suitable machine for use at home, I was ideally looking for one which was ideally 1) Robust/Laminated labels 2) qwerty keyboard 3) good display 4) Multi >2 line printing 5) Connectable to a computer. Initial searches indicated that obtaining all these options would be expensive, but the 2730 has them and was a very reasonable price (+ had very good user reviews) To date I would certainly concur with these reviews!
Date published: 2013-02-10
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