|Item Weight||3.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9 x 7 x 6 inches|
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|Item model number||QL-1050|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||QL-1050|
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- Four-inch wide print head
- Prints up to 66 labels per minute (for standard, four-line address labels)
- 300 dpi resolution
- Windows and Mac USB interface
- Serial interface for ESC/P and ASCII input
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1. I use the Brother 4" x 100ft Continuous Length Paper roll (DK2243), so the printer will automatically cut off the label exactly where the image ends (this also allows me to add additions like "FRAGILE" or "RMA #" below the carrier's label image).
2. When the label is ready to print (from FedEx, UPS or Endicia), instead of sending it to the printer I save it as a pdf file, and then open the pdf in Adobe Reader (or Acrobat) [note: rotate the image sideways and enlarge to full screen for best results].
3. In the printer's P-Touch Editor application, I select "Insert > Picture > Screen Capture...", which takes me back to Adobe Reader, and lets me select an area of the label image to capture.
4. The captured image then appears in the P-Touch app; I select print and it prints out the label.
Granted it takes an extra step, but it has the advantages of a) letting you save the label (pdf file) - in case of mis-print you can easily print another, and FOR MAC USERS: b) it lets you print labels from UPS and FedEx on a Mac - neither ups.com or fedex.com currently support direct printing on a Mac.
I also print all sorts of other labels, and the continuous roll lets me print the exact size I want, with no waste. The P-Touch Editior has a fairly versatile drawing program, so you can design labels with custom graphics/fonts, and imported images, for many uses.
This printer is built like a tank - very high-quality construction. Nothing at all like the light flimsy Dymo printers.
Install the printer driver from Brother.
Then change the Printing Preferences to: 4 x 6 large shipping label and orientation to Portrait.
From the PayPal 2nd screen.
Select Edit Printer settings.
Select Label Printer.
The select the Zebra LP2844-Z 4.0x6.0 printer.
You will need to install the Java runtime and use IE or Chrome because Firefox won't allow the Java runtime to run.
Then just print away. I highly recommend you consult the company of whatever service or software you are planning
on using before buying a label printer to make sure it will work with it.
Once I received this printer, plugged it in, and called tech support, I was informed that while this printer does technically print shipping labels (only for Ebay or Paypal), it does NOT support or print labels through any of the main shipping companies: USPS, USP, or Fed Ex (unless you also subscribe to Endicia for $16 per month). I promptly returned it and called DYMO. Their 4xl printer is the only one I've found that prints typical shipping labels on a Mac computer through the major carriers. (They provide the Endicia software free of charge.) Be forewarned...
For best result use a PC only for shipping so the settings don't change. Paypal multi-ship is the best to use but if you must use eBay or Amazon make sure you select the 4x6 zebra setting in ebay or the default label format on amazon.
Due to the low price I give it a 4 but if I had the money I would get a zebra. Don't forget to upgrade the firmware and buy generic labels at $9 a roll of 200 labels..
Don't leave more than 3 labels in the tray, the slightest friction on the label that is printing will cause letters not to print. Overall, for volume of 50 a month, it will do the job.
"We apologize for this frustration. Unfortunately, the Brother thermal printer series is not supported for use within the Stamps.com software. We do understand the necessity of using this, and will take your comments into consideration. While we can not guarantee that your feedback will lead to a change in our overall policy/process, your feedback will be reviewed by management. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you".
So, we had to return it... Unfortunately.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While I really enjoy how easy this printer is to use, I am thoroughly disappointed to discover that the spindles/cartridges that the sample paper/labels came on in the package are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paula
Great machine. I bought the Brother because: A. it was priced below $200 (lower than DYMO and Zebra), B. it had better product reviews than most other label printers, C. Read morePublished 3 months ago by E Garcia
Great. I upgraded from the QL-570. Brother has great quality. I did not buy a Dymo, since there are too many bad reviews. People move on to Brother or Zebra after Dymo. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ex
It works well, but don't like the fact that you can't use UPS labels. You have to use brother brand labels for this printer.Published 9 months ago by Stacy Rogers
Not to jinx it, but I've had this for a few months now, printing out an average of 20 labels each day, and it has been great! It works well with my Amazon-based orders, too!Published 10 months ago by Sparkle Farms
I have the brother ql-700 label maker and have used it everyday for past 2 years. It is awesome and works great with off brand labels. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mr.T