On Label: Brother’s P-Touch Cube Review

Hey guys! Let me share with you an interesting product that would definitely satisfy your inner OC. I’m not really that OC but whenever I label and make checklist(s), I feel my life is kinda put together in a way or is it just me? Haha. 2020 is coming and I feel I should be reorganizing everything in our condo. This is also a nice gift for anyone special in your life who is kinda into these things. 

The Brother’s P-CUBE (and P-CUBE PLUS, premium variant) is not your ordinary label maker but a ‘smartphone dedicated label maker”. If you like to MARIE KONDO everything in your household this is perfect and if you love to do journaling as well. Since it’s Christmas season, you can get fabric tapes and customize your ribbons, perfect for gift giving! 

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

Compared to an ordinary label maker, this one is definitely beyond the usual. First, it’s digital, obvi. Common label makers usually have a classic font or template but this one you can play and be creative with from the colors and lots of fonts to choose from. 

It’s easy and hassle free, just download the “P&T-DESIGN&PRINT” app (Available in iOS and android), pair it with your P-CUBE, edit on the app and print. Common labels, you pull off the paper part at the end or edge, this one there is a cut in the middle and it’s more easy to remove. 

Earlier I mentioned, beside labels you can also print ribbons – perfect for gift giving especially this season! The labels are unique that you can choose from a lot of design and colors. Not your basic standard label tape, there are also the basic laminated tape for that minimalist look, matte silver tape for something a little more stylish, and special tapes that are also available on request. You just pop the tape inside the P-cube. It says, Brother’s tapes are avaialble in a lot of variety. Laminated tapes are abrasion, temperature, sun, water and chemical resistant. Fabric tapes on the other hand are hardweraring to withstand the outdoors and regular washes. 

You can charge the P-CUBE it or it can function with a cable (that is bought separately).  You can use 6 tripple A batteries to keep it going (TIP: please purchase heavy duty batteries). 

HOW TO USE IT? 

P-CUBE

  1. Set up your P-CUBE: battery and tape (Lift both sides)
  2. Turn on the P-CUBE
  3. Pair it with your phone, connect it via BLUETOOTH. At the side of your P-CUBE, you’ll see a QR code and you’ll spot under the name of your P-CUBE device.                                                                                         
  4. ONCE CONNECTED, you can start using the app:
  5.  Open the app (P&T-DESIGN&PRINT)
  • You can choose what category 
  • OR start with the basic, Click “CREATE YOUR OWN LABEL” 
  • Choose from, “TEXT, SYMBOL AND IMAGE”                                  
  • That’s when you EDIT on your preference
  • Once you are done with the basics, make sure your TAPE matches with the TAPE COLOUR  AND LENGTH. You can customize with FRAME, WIDTH and DIRECTION.
  • Press PRINT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

6.  Once printed, there is a built in cutter. Just simply press the button on top.                                                                                                       

7. Remove the paper part by the middle

8. Enjoy sticking your labels

See how easy it is!

HOW MUCH?

 For the P-CUBE  PHP 3950 and P-TOUCH CUBE PHP 7950. Available in selected power Mac centers and also the tapes (sold individually) comes in a variety of colours

WHAT COMES WITH THE P-TOUCH CUBE?

When you purchase,  the box contains the p-cube itself, 1 free tape (tzE 4M Laminated tape black on white) and user’s guide.