Brother P-Touch QL-500 Label Printer - QL-500

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I bought one of these to use for mailing labels at my office. Setup and installation very easy. Prints very well, quick and easy. Takes up very little desk space. Easy to change sizes of labels, cartridges pop in and out simply. I ended up buying a second one a couple of weeks later so that I would have two label choices without having to switch them. I purchased several label sizes, and all work well. The editing software could be simpler, but on the other hand, I haven't spent any time reading instructions and actually trying to learn how everything works. I've used the first printer for a few weeks now, and couldn't be happier.

-Bob quote

I'm very happy with the QL-500. More machine and fetures than I expected. I've been useing it about 4 months with no problems. Prints clear, clean and fast. Fun to use. Labels stick good and secure with no smudging or tearing and can be pealed off slowly in one piece if needed. The included software is a VERY complete label creating program, it has dozens of clip arts, frame styles, special functions, etc. to help create a special or standard label. After typing the wording onto the label, you can click the border around the label and stretch or compress the font to fit the label the way you want it to look, even turn the label 90 degrees. Type vertically or horizontally. The editing program is somewhat intimidating at first, I'm only useing about 25% of the features, learning a little more each time as needed. A full range of label sizes to choose from. I was shopping the Dymo 330 and the Brother small label printers with no preference except getting the best deal. The Dymo 330 has a smaller footprint and prints on a slightly wider label and is more expensive. Buy.com had the best price for both labelers compared to the local retailers in my area (OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples, etc. and web searches), with the Brother QL-500 being the least expensive and with free shipping & handling. I made the right choice. After receiving the QL-500 and trying it out, I order 6 additional label sizes from Buy.com. With the free shipping & handling over $25.00, the labels were about half the cost of what my local retailers were selling them for. I plan to order the "Continuous Length Tape" labels for my next order. My only issue is with the cost of the label 'cutter' replacement unit, $20.00 plus $6.00 S & H for two from Brother. Granted, the cutters are suppose to last through 5000 label cuts, but I would like a spare cutter and think they are over priced with too much shipping charges (the cutter is no bigger than a quarter in size).

-Jeff quote

Nifty little timesaver

by Bob on 12/17/2004

I bought one of these to use for mailing labels at my office. Setup and installation very easy. Prints very well, quick and easy. Takes up very little desk space. Easy to change sizes of labels, cartridges pop in and out simply. I ended up buying a second one a couple of weeks later so that I would have two label choices without having to switch them. I purchased several label sizes, and all work well. The editing software could be simpler, but on the other hand, I haven't spent any time reading instructions and actually trying to learn how everything works. I've used the first printer for a few weeks now, and couldn't be happier. Read More

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by Jeff on 5/28/2005

I'm very happy with the QL-500. More machine and fetures than I expected. I've been useing it about 4 months with no problems. Prints clear, clean and fast. Fun to use. Labels stick good and secure with no smudging or tearing and can be pealed off slowly in one piece if needed. The included software is a VERY complete label creating program, it has dozens of clip arts, frame styles, special functions, etc. to help create a special or standard label. After typing the wording onto the label, you can click the border around the label and stretch or compress the font to fit the label the way you want it to look, even turn the label 90 degrees. Type vertically or horizontally. The editing program is somewhat intimidating at first, I'm only useing about 25% of the features, learning a little more each time as needed. A full range of label sizes to choose from. I was shopping the Dymo 330 and the Brother small label printers with no preference except getting the best deal. The Dymo 330 has a smaller footprint and prints on a slightly wider label and is more expensive. Buy.com had the best price for both labelers compared to the local retailers in my area (OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples, etc. and web searches), with the Brother QL-500 being the least expensive and with free shipping & handling. I made the right choice. After receiving the QL-500 and trying it out, I order 6 additional label sizes from Buy.com. With the free shipping & handling over $25.00, the labels were about half the cost of what my local retailers were selling them for. I plan to order the "Continuous Length Tape" labels for my next order. My only issue is with the cost of the label 'cutter' replacement unit, $20.00 plus $6.00 S & H for two from Brother. Granted, the cutters are suppose to last through 5000 label cuts, but I would like a spare cutter and think they are over priced with too much shipping charges (the cutter is no bigger than a quarter in size). Read More

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Product Overview

Affordable label printer for personal or home office Use. Print cost-effective, professional labels for any general mailing, shipping and administrative Applications.

Key features include up to 50 labels per minute print speed, up to 300 dpi resolution and accepts label widths of up to 2.4” wide. Built in manual cutter ensures a professional finish each time.

Specifications

Manufacturer Brother
Mfg Part# QL-500
SKU 10376093
UPC 012502610502
UPC 14 00012502610502
Sales Rank 42000
Features
Prints up to 50 labels per minute – save time waiting for labels
Resolution up to 300 dpi – high quality prints for logos, graphics and images
Prints on up to 2.4" label width - Perfect for any office application
Built-in cutter – reduce risk of tears and misaligned labels
Easy to use drop in tape rolls – no messing about with tapes and rolls
Powerful but user-friendly software – incorporate fonts, templates, images and graphics from your PC onto your label. Compatible with current Microsoft applications and easy to integrate with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and P-touch editor address book
Includes USB cable, label creation software and starter supply of labels – ready to use!
1 Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service
Tech Specs
Housing Color Silver/Black
Operation Modes PC Connected only
Cutter Manual
Cutter Life 10,000 (die-cut labels) 5,000 (continuous labels)
Maximum Print speed (labels per min.) 50**
Display 1 color LED
Tape Sizes Die-Cut and Continuous
Maximum tape width (inches) 2.4
Maximum print width (inches) 2.3
Maximum label length 3 feet
Maximum Resolution (dpi) Up to 300 x 300
Font Styles TrueType
Memory N/A
Memory for transferred data (number) No
Symbols for windows ( No. of Clip arts in P-touch Editor) 1,379
Multiple Copies Up to 9,999 copies
Mirror Printing Yes
Vertical Printing Yes
Rotate Printing Yes
Date/Time Stamp PC Generated
Microsoft Word Add-in Yes
Microsoft Outlook Add-in Yes
Microsoft Excel Add-in Yes
Database file compatibility csv, txt, mdb, xls
Software P-touch Editor 4.2 & P-touch Address Book 1.0 for Windows & P-touch Editor 3.2 for Mac OS
Networking Optional
Interface USB
Compatibility Windows & Mac OS
Operating System Windows 2000 Professional, XP
Housing Dimensions 5.7" (W) x 7.6" (D) x 5.9" (H)
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty & Exchange Service

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