Brother P-touch Cube XP Professional Label Maker

A robust label printer with SDK flexibility
for eager customizers


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4.0 EXCELLENT
By William HarrelNovember 13,  2020

Brother P-touch Cube XP Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

From almost any kind of modern device, Brother’s P-touch Cube XP prints top-quality labels, up to 1.5 inches wide, in a host of colors and on different label stock. Its SDK support is its difference-maker, though, opening it up for custom app integrations.

MSRP $299.99

PROS

    • Fast printing, in excellent quality, to lots of types of label stock
    • Easy-to-use design and printing software for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices
    • SDKs available for PCs and mobile devices
    • Runs on USB, or from battery
    • Automatic cutter

CONS

    • A little pricey
    • Expensive consumables

You certainly can find a lot of label printers in the world, and few manufacturers offer more of them than Brother. The company’s latest, the $299.99 P-touch Cube XP, is the flagship model in the P-touch Cube series. It’s optimized for business applications and developer integration from mobile devices and desktops, with available software development kits (SDKs) for users who want to customize and create their own templates and label applications. The Cube XP works with most Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS devices, and it’s compatible with a huge array of Brother cartridges in widths ranging from about a quarter-inch to one-and-a-half inches. Versus its Editors’ Choice-winning sibling, the P-touch Cube Plus, the Cube XP can print labels up to 33 percent wider, with twice the resolution and more than three times as many lines per label. But its price is a bit high for what you get.


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