Summary: So far so good! Came with everything you could want ( cables, manuals, etc. including a cleaning cette. IF using Windows VISTA DO NOT install the included software- download it online from brother.
Pros: Software reasonably easy to use, high quality image on label.
Cons: Haven''t taken the time to read the manual thoroughly enough to know how to use machine independantly of my computer( needs an investment of time)
Summary: I have used this type of machine for a year and find it extremely useful. Produced large "cubicle" name tags, small cable IDs, equipment tagging, warning signs, etc. I became so dependent on the machine that when my first one was stolen I didn''t hesitate to buy a second.
Pros: Uses wide variety of label tape, provides large number of fonts and graphics, easy to change tapes, long battery life.
Cons: Keyboard is too small to "type" on. But, I would not want the machine to get any larger.