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Description of Problem 100000004164

Can I print from third party programs using the label printer?

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The Brother Quick Label Printers are compatible with most Windows-based software. The printers come with Brother’s P-touch® Editor label design software. Users can print from their applications through standard Windows printer drivers. VARs can also use Brother's bPAC software development kit to enhance their applications and print data directly to pre-defined Brother QL label templates.

Below is a list of major third-party software in specific vertical markets that have been shown to work properly with the Brother QL series printers. Please note that Brother does not provide support for any of these applications. Any questions should be directed to the software manufacturer.

General Office Applications:
Microsoft® Excel (includes P-touch® Add-In)
Microsoft Outlook® (includes P-touch® Add-In)
Microsoft Word (includes P-touch® Add-In)

Postage Software:
EBay web site®
PayPal web site®
Endicia (Envelope Manager Software)

Contact Management Software:
Act! ®

Bar Code / Labeling Software:
BarTender® (Seagull Scientific, Inc.)
ColorBar® Gold (Smead Manufacturing Co.)
Codesoft® (TEKLYNX™)
LabelFive (Number Five Software)
Label Matrix® (TEKLYNX™)
LabelVision® 20/20 (Flexible Information Systems, Inc.)
Loftware® (Loftware, Inc.)
NiceLabel® (NiceWare® International)

Visitor Management / Name Badge Software:
Access Sentry® (CI3 Software®)
CardFive (Number Five Software)
EPI Suite™ - EPI Designer (ImageWare® Systems, Inc.)
EZ Badge (EZIdentification, LLC)
iVisitor® (Infrasafe®, Inc.)
PassagePoint™ (STOPware™)
Print StudioSM (JollySM Technologies)
Simply ID™ (Software Solutions Supply, Inc.)

Enterprise Reporting Software:
Crystal Reports® (Business Objects®)

Drawing / Diagramming Software:
Microsoft Visio®

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