Brother PT-E500 Electronic Labeling System



Fish Bowl


This label maker prints 3.5mm up to 24mm widths and 1 to 7 lines depending on the tapes width. This labeler can also print on heat shrink tubing, which can be found below in “Compatible Material.”

Notable pre-formatted printing modes are General, Faceplate, Cable Wrap, Cable Flag, Patch Panel, and Punch Block. Apart from General, my favorite modes are cable wrap.


The labeler has quite good battery life and will auto power-off depending on whether on AC power or battery. The labeler also prints faster if on AC power.

Some handy workflows:

  •  Adding a line to your label: type out line 1-> hit “Enter↵” -> type out line 2
  • Making more than 2 copy: type out your label -> hit “⇑Shift” then “print” -> specify number of copies (this also saves printing the sacrificial laminated bit)

If you have questions or want more details about the use of the labeler, the Quick Setup Guide can be found down below in “Files & Resources.”

Note: Training is not required for use.


Specifications found on the product page.

Whats in the box

  • PT-E500 Handheld Industrial Labeler
  • Plastic Carrying Case
  • Li-On Battery Pack (in Labeler)
  • Barrel Jack AC adapter (12VDC, 2A)

Compatible Material

At the time of writing there is extra 1″ and 1/4″ tape in the case, that is available for use.

Complete list of compatible tapes

Brother TZe tape cassette (0.13″, 0.23″, 0.35″, 0.47″, 0.70″, 0.94″ [3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm, 24 mm] widths)
Brother HGe tape cassette (0.23″, 0.35″, 0.47″, 0.70″, 0.94″ [6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm, 24 mm] widths)
Brother HSe tube cassette (0.23″, 0.34″, 0.46″, 0.69″, 0.93″ [5.8 mm, 8.8 mm, 11.7 mm, 17.7 mm, 23.6 mm] widths)

Note: Using Brother branded tape is not required.

Files & Resources


Noah Stephens

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