BRTQL500

Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print

3 in/s Mono - 300 x 300 dpi - USB - Continuous Form, Label

Reg. Price $119.95

Our Price $69.65 Each

Quantity In Stock!
Prints shipping labels, up to 2-2/5" wide, on die-cut paper
Print 1 label or hundreds at a time
Prints on rolls of continuous film, up to 3' long
Can print up to 50 standard address labels per minute
Connects easily to PC via a USB port; label creation software included
  • Additional Info
SKU
BRTQL500
Manufacturer
Brother Industries, Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number
QL500
Brand Name
Brother
Product Model
QL-500
Product Type
Thermal Transfer Printer
Packaged Quantity
1 / Each
Limited Warranty
1 Year
USB
Yes
Additional Information
  • Tape Family: DK
  • Maximum Print Height: 59 mm
  • Label Length Setting: 1 inch to 3 feet
  • Auto Numbering: Alpha/Numeric
Package Contents
  • P-Touch QL-500 Label Printer
  • DK 1201 Starter Roll Die Cut Address Labels
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD (includes software and user's guide)
Recycled
No
System Requirements

PC:

  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Minimum RAM: 64 MB for Windows 98SE and Windows ME
  • Minimum RAM: 128 MB for Windows 2
Input Voltage
120 V AC
Features
Mirror Printing
Print Color
Monochrome
Recommended Use
Label Print
Media Size
2.30"
Media Type
Die-cut Label

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Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print
 
4.4

(based on 219 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (10)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

As an EBay seller I use this for all my shipping! It puts a real professional touch to the package! I also use it to make labels for my hand made items which are...Read complete review

As an EBay seller I use this for all my shipping! It puts a real professional touch to the package! I also use it to make labels for my hand made items which are custom made by me. It makes the items stand out and lets the buyer see the price easily. I wish I had invested in this earlier rather than a ink jet printer!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent printer lousy labels & support

I own or managed about 4 of these printers. The printers are excellent, not so the supplies. Labels do not always stick well on a variety of normal surfaces, new cardboard boxes,...Read complete review

I own or managed about 4 of these printers. The printers are excellent, not so the supplies. Labels do not always stick well on a variety of normal surfaces, new cardboard boxes, envelopes etc. If the surface has ANY texture to it, you will likely have the label lift at the edges or come off. I contacted support several times and worked with Tyrone. Even sent samples of the materials being used as well as label samples. After many weeks of waiting I contacted them again, they were going to ship out two rolls of labels as a replacement. Never received anything. Bottom line: Excellent printer, poor label adhesive and really lousy support staff.

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5.0

Easy to use

By Joe8008

from Columbus, OH, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

Very easy to use especially for installing the product

 
4.0

Works great!

By PackerJack

from Vancouver, WA, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

As I enter "seniors" territory, the Brother QL-500 has been a great aide in helping address envelopes, label file folders and attach notes. In addition, not having to replace ink cartridges is a huge plus. The only suggestion I would have is that it would be nice to be able to have more than one size label in the printer at the same time.

 
5.0

Good Value for the Money

By ajnmesa

from Mesa, AZ, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

I have had my QL-500 for a very long time. I have been through three computers and my faithful QL-500 keeps on giving me exceptional performance. I really need to expand my use and order more sizes of labels because it certainly does well already with the few sizes I use.

 
5.0

Excellent Quality

By Bluebu

from Texas, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

Quick and easy. Different size labels can be used.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By that_girl78

from Iowa, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

So easy to set up and use! Works great and very user friendly!

 
4.0

Speedy and easy

By mark1974

from Jacksonville, Alabama, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

Easy to use label maker, nice options. Ready made formats easy to edit and save. fast print

 
5.0

Procrastination Buster!

By shujina

from Georgia, United States

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

I used to put off making labels for my file system until I had enough to fill a sheet of the same type labels. The it was the amount of backlog that made the task look intimidating. Now that is a thing of the past since I can print out one label at a time with precision and enthusiasm. It is also very cost effective.

 
5.0

Nice product.

By Label guyses

from Grand Rapids MI

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

Very handy for mailing labels, label file folders, love the zip code bar code.

 
5.0

Best Ban For the Buck Shipping Printer

By Def Zeppelin

from NW Indiana USA

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

I've been using a bit over a month now, and it's been phenomenal. I almost exclusively ship with PayPal, and I've had no issues and it's saved me time and I'll never have to change ink again, just rolls of paper. If you ship 10 or more items per day, I'd recommend this in a heartbeat. Feels sturdy, I assume I'll be using it for years.

 
5.0

Print Shipping Labels

By Coverbuttons

from Florida

Comments about Brother P-touch QL-500 Thermal Transfer Printer - Monochrome - Label Print:

This printer is fantastic to print eCommerce shipping labels. Works with Amazon, Ebay, Etsy and Paypal. Just what I needed to print adhesive labels and stop printing letter size sheets which than had to be taped to the package.

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Cartridge Comparison Guide
  • Cartridge Types
  • Ink & Toner Basics
  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.