Brother P-Touch 1290 Label Printer

The Perfect Handheld Labeling Solution for Any Home Office


Brother P-Touch 1290 Printer

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Low Price GuaranteeWhat's special about this thermal transfer printer?

  • Allows you to create quick, simple, and stylish labels for anything in your office or home
  • Equipped with a 15-character LCD display screen for easy label viewing and editing
  • Auto tape detection feature automatically detects label size and width for quick formatting
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Brother’s PT-1290 Label Maker is ideal for all of your home and office labeling needs. This compact thermal transfer printer is packed with features and performs just as well as most comparable larger models.

  • QWERTY-style keyboard mimics standard computer keyboard for faster label typing
  • Has 2 professional fonts for creating sleek labels
  • “Professional Deco Mode” allows you to make stylish, unique or predesigned, decorative labels with up to 2 rows of text
  • Compact body design for handheld use and easy carrying
  • Built-in memory stores up to 9 of the labels that you use most often for easy recall
  • Uses standard TZ laminated tape for indoor and outdoor use
  • Powered using 6 “AAA” batteries or optional AC adapter (AD-24ES) so you are never left without a power source
  • Prints labels up to 1/2” in height for use on a variety of applications including:
    • Folders
    • Inboxes
    • File Cabinets
    • Drawers
    • School Projects
    • Cable Identification
    • Charging Devices



  • PT-1290 Label Printer
  • TZ 1/2" (12mm) x 16' (4m) black on white starter tape
  • User's guide


Model Type Handheld
Tape Family TZ
Tape Sizes 9/64", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"
Tape Length 26.2 ft
Tape Technology Thermal Transfer
Tape Types Standard Laminated, Flexible ID, Extra Strength Adhesive, Non-Laminated, Iron-on Fabric, Acid Free
LCD 15 character x 1 line
Print Resolution 180 dpi
Print Speed 10mm/sec
Keyboard Layout QWERTY
Cutter Manual
Batteries 6 AAA (not included)
AC Adapter AD-24 or AD-24ES (both optional)
Interface n/a
Number of Fonts 2
Font Styles Helsinki & Bohemia
Point Sizes Small, Medium, Large
Number of Styles 9
Built in Symbols 80
Types of Styles Normal, Bold, Outline, Shadow, Italic, Italic Bold, Italic Outline, Italic Shadow, Vertical
Max Print Height 9.0mm
Max Print Lines 2
Multi-Block No
Label Length Setting Auto / 1.2" - 12.0"
Auto Incrementation Alpha / numeric
Auto Numbering Yes (1-9)
Horizontal Alignment Left
Vertical Printing Yes
Mirror Printing Yes
Rotate Printing No
Text Insert Yes
Text Framing / Fill Pattern Yes (7 kinds) / No
Multi-copy Print Up to 9 copies
Memory Yes (9 labels)
Built-in Designs/Templates 15 Deco Mode Patterns
Auto Templates Yes (6 kinds)
Barcoding n/a
PC Connectivity n/a
Dimensions 6.3" L x 6.2" W x 2.4" H
Weight 1.1 lbs
BR-PT-1290 Brother P-Touch 1290 Label Printer 6.3" L x 6.2" W x 2.4" H 1.1 lbs DISCONTINUED



BR-AD-24 Power Adapter for P-Touch  

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