Brother P-touch Label Maker vs Brand X

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According to Brother International, not all labels are created equal. For instance, the labels made with a Brother P-touch label maker are laminated. Their label makers create durable, laminated labels that can stand up to heat and cold, rough handling, sunlight, water, and spills. To prove their point, they sent me a P-touch Test Kit. I’m suppose to use the kit to test their labels’ strength and durability. They didn’t ask me to do this, but I actually compared the results to a label made by a competitor’s system. Read on to see which label is more durable.

P-touch laminated label diagram

Here’s what in the P-touch Test Kit:

  • P-touch label samples
  • Plexi-glass block
  • Nail polish remover
  • Travel size bleach with palm brush
  • Scrubber sponge

Here’s a photo of the two labels before I started the test:

P-touch laminated label

Below is how the labels look after I applied nail polish remover. As you can see, the P-touch label looks the same as before. However, the other label turned grayish in color.

P-touch laminated label after nail polish remover test

The next thing I did was use the abrasive side of the sponge to scrub the labels. The P-touch label still looks the same, but now the other label looks faded.

P-touch laminated label after sponge scrub test

In my final test, I used the palm brush to apply bleach on the labels. Once again, the P-touch label is unchanged while the lettering is no longer visible on the other label. In addition, the other label has started to fall apart in a few places.

P-touch laminated label after bleach test

In conclusion, the laminated label made by the P-touch label maker held up 100% while the competitor’s label is now useless. In a few months, I’m going to write a post about how I used the P-touch label system to organized by son’s room.

[Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product and gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.]


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