|Item Weight||4.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12 x 10.2 x 7.8 inches|
|Item model number||QL-500|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||QL-500|
|National Stock Number||7490-01-589-7766|
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Brother P-Touch QL-500 Manual-Cut PC Label Printing System
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- Up to 50 standard address labels per minute
- Easy to load drop-in supplies, auto sensor
- Integrated Add-ins for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Custom layouts with barcodes, graphics, TrueType fonts
- Connects easily to PC via a USB port
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The Brother QL-500 has the ability to print on rolls of continuous film, up to 3 feet long, which makes it perfect for custom signage or banners. Highlight your text; click and print directly from Microsoft Word, Excel, or Outlook applications; or use the included Brother label creation software to customize your labels with logos or graphics or to print from lists and databases.
There's never been an easier or faster way to make the labels you need!
- Print up to 50 standard address labels per minute (3 inches per second speed)
- Virtually edge-to-edge printing on a 2.4-inch wide label
- Crisp 300 dpi razor sharp printing
- Easy to load drop-in supplies with auto sensor, lessens label waste
- Easy to peel labels
- Connect easily to PC via a USB port, version 1.1
- Sharp manual cutter for clean label cuts
- Thermal print technology eliminates toner, ink, and ribbon costs
- Compact size, only 5.7 by 7.7 by 6 inches
- Integrated Add-ins for popular Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook); no retyping necessary (see specifications for system requirements)
- Built-in general office and commercial templates for quick label creation
- Included P-touch editor software for custom layouts with barcodes, graphics, truetype fonts, and special formatting including frames and tables
- Database connectivity with .xls, .csv, .txt, and .mdb file types
- Prints in portrait or landscape mode; also prints text vertically for binder labeling
- Auto-size feature reduces or enlarges text to fit on a label
- Date and time stamping; auto-counter for serialization
- Zoom feature to preview labels and layouts before printing
- Prints a variety of barcodes: Code39, Code 128, Codabar, UPC A/E, EAN 8/13/128, Interleaved 2 of 5, Postnet, Laser Bar Code, ISBN2, ISBN5, PDF 417 QR Code, Data Matrix
- Auto Sensor quickly identifies label type for quick label formatting changes
- Repeat (multi-copy) printing
- P-touch library and history functions for quick access to frequently used labels and graphics
P-Touch QL-500, DK 1201 starter roll of die-cut address labels, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, CD with software and user's guide
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|Dimensions||7.85 inches x 12 inches x 10.25 inches||9.4 inches x 10.3 inches x 7.2 inches||6 inches x 9.3 inches x 5 inches||10.9 inches x 6.1 inches x 3.2 inches|
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UPDATE: Owned now for 2 years. This label printer has worked flawlessly and Brother even provided updated Vista x64 drivers when I needed them. No complaints on this printer and I would still recommend it for perspective buyers.
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Owned now for 3 years. Still no problems with this printer. Now using with Windows 7 Ultimate X64. I have had excellent experience with Brother printers.
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Owned now for 4 years. Still no problems with this printer.
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Owned now for 5 years. Still no problems with this printer.
What do I really like about this - well it was quick and easy to set up - not just load the software on to the computer, but to fit the consumables in - it needs special spools to run - they slip in and out in a flash so if you are printing different sized labels you can refit them quickly
The size of the printer itself is great, it is light and compact which means it can be slipped into a corner when not in use, or quickly plugged in
I love the fact it doesn't use ink so no replacing ink cartridges or watching flashing lights etc.
It didn't take too long to find my way around the software, I was a bit annoyed at first you couldn't easily access a box for number of labels you want printed - but then you can't have every feature right there on the desktop - and there is already a great deal to cope with in terms of options.
We were printing simple labels with clip art within minutes and haven't stopped finding uses for it since (neat for backs of photos for instance)
It runs easily from Microsoft software which is also great - printing from letters etc is a breeze.
...and the speed! I couldn't believe how quick it was - it just shoots them out, cutting between labels as it goes
Overall I think this is a very versatile machine with great cross over for business and home use. It has all the elements I like - fast, efficient, easy-to-use, versatile and compact.
Setup on Windows XP is simple, but the iconography in the quick-start instructions manual can be a little frustrating. The printed instructions for label printing are anemic; the on-line (PDF) manual is better. Printing simple address labels is sufficiently intuitive that it can be accomplished without ready the manual.
Finally, this printer is fast! The first time I printed a label I thought the printer was just spinning the roll - turns out it was printing! The only downside I've found so far is that the printer's footprint is larger than some of the more expensive competitors.
The QL-500 uses a manual cutter: there's a lever at the bottom front that you move to cut a printed label. It's very easy to use. Its more expensive sibling, the QL-550, has a cut button that you press to "automatically" have the label cut.
The QL-500 turned out to be bigger and heavier than I had expected, but not unduly so. Setting it up took about 10 minutes from opening the packaging to having the first label printed. Half of that time was spent on reading the typical originaly-written-in-Japanese user's manual and another 30% of the time on installing the included software (I chose standard installation even though I don't think I'll ever use the P-Touch Addressbook).
Installing a label cartridge couldn't be simpler: the spool has guides that slide easily and effortless into the guide slots on the QL-500. And there's only one way you can insert the cartridge, so you won't do it wrong. You then feed the label tape into the printing mechanism, pulling the first tape just past the cutter slot. The QL-500 is smart enough to sense where the cutting position on the label tape should be, so for the most part it's a truly worry-free experience.
I use the included P-Touch program to design, lay out and write up my labels. (The program has half-baked integration with Microsoft Office programs.) So far I've printed only address labels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish I could give this thing 0 stars. One of the worst printers I have ever owned. And to qualify that statement I went for a 5 year period where I would not even allow any... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ELSIE B.
I have owned this labeler for well over 7 years (originally bought in 2008 or 2009) I have recently bought a DYMO label writer 450 (their entry level) device. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wizbang_FL
I have owned my Brother P-Touch QL 500 for close to 5 years now. I have never had any issues with it whatsoever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angie N.
Works about 5% of the time. I put tape in it, it recognizes it, I can even print a test page from windows 7. However, when I try to print from the software (P-Touch Editor 5. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew J
Exceeded my expectations. Labels for it are a bit expensive, but no ink or toner required somewhat makes up for the cost of labels. I would recommend it.Published 4 months ago by rleroyan
it was dev,it work only one or two times and it didn't come with CD -Rom or usb plug ? and i just seen it back today and i seen the a e-mail on the item? thank you...Published 5 months ago by ernie