PT-E550WSP Electrician Labelling Kit

The electrical labelling kit with everything you need

At a glance

Durable, reliable and packed with innovative features, the Brother PT-E550W label printer lets you print customised labels from your phone using our free Cable Label app, making it easy to stay compliant with the updated wiring regulations.

Key Features

  • Prints hard-wearing labels up to 24mm wide
  • Efficient performance - up to 30mm per second print
  • Wide choice of industry templates and symbols
  • QWERTY style keyboard + backlit LCD screen
  • Extensive range of tapes and heat shrink tubes available
  • Cable Label app - Our dedicated free app for iOS and Android devices provides a vast range of templates to meet the Wiring Regulations and allows custom templates to be made


Ideal for electricians and electrical contractors, the PT-E550 is our dedicated electrical labelling machine. Simply and quickly create durable labels for electrical and datacomm installations using the easy-to-use, built-in labelling functions. Complete with PC software and compatible with our cable labelling app, you can create bespoke and compliant labels in next to no time.

Included as part of our promotional electrician’s kit, the PT-E550 also comes with a carry case, pouch, charger and battery, with four free tapes. So whether it’s cables, conduits, switches or sockets, making sure you leave behind clear, identifiable labels that address ANSI/EIA/TIA-606A/B and meet the UL-969 standards couldn’t be easier.


TZe Tapes

The four tapes included in this kit are specifically chosen to help electricians and electrical contractors create durable and compliant labels for installations:

TZE-241 - Perfect for labelling of metal consumer units and distribution boards 

TZE-251 - Perfect for notification/instructional/PAT testing labels 

TZE-651 - Perfect for larger warning labels 

TZE-FX231 - Perfect for wrapping around cables and wires 




Features and Specifications

AC adaptor Yes
Machine type Handheld
Maximum tape width (mm) 24
Alkaline batteries AA X 6pcs (LR03, HR03)
Auto power off Yes
Cutter type Full and half, Auto
Display LCD
Display size 16 characters x 3 lines - 75 x 45 mm
Housing colour Orange and Black
Housing design Handheld
Keyboard type QWERTY
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Croation, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese
Memory locations 99
Number of keys 70
Technology Thermal transfer
Unit setting (mm / inches) Yes
Width 3.5mm,6mm,9mm,12mm,18mm,24mm
Type TZe Tape
Dimensions 126 (W) x 250 (D) x 94 mm (H)
Weight 1.05 kg
AC adaptor Yes
AC adaptor power cord Yes
Carry case Yes
Tape cassettes TZe-S651 (24mm Black/Yellow Strong Adhesive 8m) TZe-FX231 (12mm Black/White Flexible ID 8m)
User guide Yes
Warranty card Yes
Fonts 14
Frames 7
Line format Yes
Symbols 384
Text alignment Centre, Justify, Left, Right
Underline Yes
Vertical printing Yes
Cable marking function Yes
Copies 1-5000
Fonts All installed true type fonts as per PT Editor software
Frames 154
Label orientations Horizontal, Vertical
Labelling wizard Cable
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Croation, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese
Sequential numbering Yes
Tape colour detection Yes
Text alignment Centre, Left, Right
Tape widths 3.5mm,6mm,9mm,12mm,18mm,24mm

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer but the available apps need improvement This is a great multi interface printer with USB and WiFi. I can create lables directly on the printer or on a couple of Brother apps on my iPad, iPhone or using Brother's P-touch software on my PC or Laptop. The P-touch software being the most featured, then the apps and then the printer itself. However, being able to create lables on various platforms has it's drawbacks and that is mainly where they are stored. To overcome this it would greatly help if the apps had Cloud support that way at least the files created using the apps and the P-touch software would be easily accessible across those platforms. Changing this great printer into an awesome printer!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PTE550WVP - A little caution for small hands This is perhaps the only aspect I could share any constructive criticism over. The PTE550WVP is easy to use and no doubt the fullness of its features and functionality will never get truly tested, but I will try - for now it does everything expected and needed. When working on a flat surface, no issues and its not until trying to use effectively one handed that the ergonomics could be enhanced. If you have large(r) hands than not a problem to operate, but if like me... then the unit does become a little hard to manage holding with one hand.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from real use experience With using it for approx. 1 year, I can rate it as very good solution. Can't say that I'm using full range of functions, but what I need is done in a good quality. But I have big problem with long pieces of tapes cut-offs. I can't find setting to remove/disable it. I understand that company needs to sell more and more, but this is rubbish producing, so not ecological solution. And yes, not economical for user too. Some reviewers say, that manual is great - can't agree, some functions need one-two (sometimes more) tries to be sure how it works.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect As an electrician, labelling is vital and with the never ending changes and updates keeping labels in a draw just wasn't going to cut it. The real benefit though is that my labelling of customer consumer units and installations with current warning notices has already paid dividends through recommendations. One client asking what I was doing; saying" the last guy never did that!"
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Glad I chose Brother I nearly bought the Dymo equivalent machine but something kept pulling me back to the Brother PTE550WVP and I am so glad I opted for it. It worked seamlessly out of the box and after downloading an app it worked faultlessly on my Android phone. I already have a Brother QL-1060N PC based label printer which I use for envelopes and such and the software is the same as used by the Brother PTE550WVP so I can also print via wi-fi direct to the PTE550WVP making life so much easier, the print quality is good, labels are readily available, it's a no brainer - what are you waiting for?
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine Upgraded from an old smaller machine with limited abilities to this. What a great machine. Good quality labels with good size range. Ability to print heat shrink too is great and makes for very professional results. Can print my own logo onto labels too.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best labeller to date As an electrician I need custom labels for a multitude of applications. Having used Brother products for the past 10 years the PTE550WVP is the best yet. The self cutting feature saves a lot of time on site, and now with the mobile connectivity I can create different label styles instantly.
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Handheld Printer Bought two of these to replace a previously fantastic Brother label printer which lasted 3 years of heavy use. The portable nature of the PTE550WVP makes it easy to take with you wherever you go, and the plethora of features means it can tackle any job you need it to. Would have been nice if it could print 36mm but it would have made it a bit cumbersome to hold in one hand (which you can do, if you have relatively big hands). Thoroughly recommended.
Date published: 2016-09-05
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