Brother Canada reinforces its leadership position in labelling solutions.

        Launch of two new sleek PC labellers for the home and office.

    DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Brother International
Corporation (Canada) Ltd., the inventor of electronic labellers, is pleased to
announce its latest additions to its popular P-touch(R) family: the Plug &
Label PT-1230PC (ESP: $ 69.99) and PT-2430PC (ESP: $ 129.99)! The two new
PC-connect labellers bring a fresh new look and feel to the line-up with their
sleek design while being extremely intuitive and easy to share. Brother's
unique patented P-touch(R) laminated tapes are also an essential component of
the P-touch(R) electronic labelling system. Available in more than 100
combinations of colours and sizes, Brother TZ laminated labels are tested to
the extreme to withstand the elements for indoor or outdoor use: water, heat,
cold, UV rays, abrasion, chemicals, etc.
    Responding to consumer demand for a simple PC label printer solution,
both labeling systems come with a new built-in P-touch(R) Editor Lite label
design software. Easy and secure to use and share, the PT-1230PC and PT-2430PC
require no software to be installed on the PC. These models certainly help to
address most company software installation policies: when finished making
labels, users simply turn the labeler off and unplug, leaving no software
behind on the PC.
    "Our new Plug'n'Label models are ideal for on the go label printing in
the home or at the office", states Brian Caldwell, Senior Manager, Product
Management at Brother Canada. "Users can now create labels quicker and easier
than ever before. Just drag in symbols, images, logos or even bar codes and
get durable labels in seconds! As a clean and professional alternative to
handwritten labels, Brother labels are great for file folders, CD spines,
small signage and much more!"
    These stylish, glossy white labelling systems are lightweight, portable
and boast a small footprint with a high-tech appearance. They weigh just about
1 lb. and can easily fit on any desk or workspace.

    In summary, here are the PT-1230PC key features:

    - Can do multiple line printing on 4 sizes of labels (3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm
      or 12 mm)
    - Supports True Type / Scalable fonts available on PC
    - Compatible with Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) XP and Windows Vista(R)
    - Manual cutter
    - PC USB connectivity (cable included)
    - Portable when using 6 AAA alkaline batteries (not included)
    - Can use power adapter (available as an option)
    - Built-in P-touch(R) Editor Lite software
    - Free download of the full version of P-touch(R) Editor 5.0 software on for extended features such as bar codes and
      merging data from a database (to install onto a PC).
    - Prints on durable TZ laminated tapes, ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

    The PT-2430PC includes all of the features of the PT-1230PC, plus:

    - Two more compatible label widths: 18 mm and 24 mm wide.
    - Includes power adapter.
    - Built-in automatic cutter.
    - Built-in P-touch(R) Editor Lite software
    - Includes full version P-touch(R) Editor 5.0 software CD-Rom for
      extended features such as bar codes and merging data from a database.
    - Portable when using 6 AA alkaline batteries (not included)

    These new models are available through multiple distribution channels
across Canada, including office superstores, major retailers and distributors.
To learn more about Brother labelling solutions, visit

    (*) Estimated street prices may vary.


    Brother Canada is part of an impressive worldwide network of companies
that finds its origins in Nagoya, Japan, headquarters of Brother Industries,
Ltd. As a multinational group of companies with sales in over 100 countries,
Brother markets a wide range of business machines and home appliances known
for their reliability, ease of use and versatility at affordable prices.
Globally, Brother is a 5 billion-dollar company, employing more than 26,000
people (including non-consolidated employees), 160 of who call Canada home. It
has 19 production facilities and 47 sales companies operating in 43 countries
and regions around the globe. Established in 1960 on the outskirts of
Montreal, Brother Canada is an independent subsidiary that manages customized
marketing, sales and distribution services, as well as a customer call center
for the entire Canadian market. Additional information about Brother and its
products is available on or by calling the toll-free number:
1-877-BROTHER (276-8437).

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    specifications are subject to change without notice.
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    respective companies.

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For further information:

For further information: Kristin Gable, Counselor, Optimum Public
Relations, (514) 282-4841, Mobile: (514) 209-0984,

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