Danny Recommends: P-Touch Cube Label Maker
Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun stuff that you need. Want. Whatever. I have a full list of recommended books and such over at the Reading List, but these posts will go into further detail. For other posts in the series, check out the link at the bottom.
Gather ’round, organizational nerds: Uncle Danny is about to blow your ever-lovin’ minds.
Last year I discovered the Brother P-Touch Cube Label Maker, and – while I don’t want to be too melodramatic here – it changed my life.
I have long been a fan of label makers. Those old school embossing ones? I used to steal my big sister’s when we were kids. The slightly-more-modern push button ones? I have an office version and a home version. And don’t get me started on laser printer labels. I may never be able to beat you in an arm-wrestling competition, but I can hold my own with Avery stock numbers (5160s will give you 30 to a page, 5164s are only six to a page. And don’t let the 5184s fool you…they’re just 5164s with a fancy new name).
I suppose that’s why the clouds parted and I heard angelic choirs the first time I spotted the Brother P-Touch. For starters (and let’s put this in a big bold font for emphasis)…
It’s Bluetooth, y’all.
That’s right, I said Bluetooth. There is nary a button on this baby, except the on/off switch. Everything else is controlled / typed / executed from the Brother app on your phone. You can design a label as fast as you can send a text. No more hunting and pecking for those tiny buttons on the desktop model…you’re gonna be all thumbs and you’re gonna love it.
…it also has other stuff.
- Battery-powered or wall-powered (I was gonna say “AC/DC powered” but (a) I’m not sure if that’s how you say it and (b) my inner 80s youth group kid just can’t.)
- Tons of printing options (bold font, different fonts, double-lined labels, emoji support, etc.)
- Multiple label styles (black on white, black on clear, colored labels, I even just ordered some iron-on labels to mark our table covers)
- And maybe my favorite: the app will allow you to save templates so you always have uniform labels, and it keeps your print history so you can just scroll up to find your favorite and re-print.
Listen up, friends: in our recent campus launches, my label maker and I were constant companions. For one particular campus, I went through two full label cartridges in three days…my personal record. What I’m saying is, you need one of these. You want one of these.
Disclaimer: FTC watchdogs will probably want to know that the vendors listed / linked above did not ask for this endorsement, nor did they provide me with free swag in order to do so. I’m just a really satisfied fan who wants to let you know about helpful things. I only promote items that have benefitted me and that I believe will benefit you. So there.