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Makes great labels... and loves eating batteries...
on 4 March 2011
I bought this to replace an old P-Touch 85, which was excellent light duty labeller... but used to consume 6 x AA batteries an alarming rate... even if it was switched off! I could've lived with that if it had a facility to plug a mains adaptor in but sadly, it didn't.
The P-Touch 90 sensibly addresses that last issue (it has a 7-9v DC in)... and to some degree, the former one. It still consumes batteries like they're going out of fashion... but now, they're the 'AAA' kind... and only four of them this time.
It's very intuitive to use. The menus are easy to access and it does all the usual bold, outline, italics, etc. as well as 'wingdingy' type symbols, shading and frames. There's a basic guide printed on the underside so you don't have to print a label and then go "What!? That wasn't what I wanted...!"
Overall, I'd highly recommend it. It works very well and it's great value. The replacement M-Tapes are also easy to get hold of and are sensible money. It's definitely worth investing in a mains DC adaptor because it does love it's batteries!