How do I use a Brother Label Printer?
The Brother Label Printer has been designed with a range of features designed to make it easy to install, operate, and maintain. For more information please select one of the below:
  1. How easy is it to install a Brother Label Printer?
  2. How easy is it to create labels on a Brother Label Printer?
    1. Using label creation software
    2. Using documents and data created in MS Word/Excel and Outlook
Also, we have made it even easier for you to get the most out of your machine.
Please visit our "Tips on using my machine" section.
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1. How easy is it to install a Brother Label Printer?


Easy to install software
Brother Label Printers comes with easy to install label creation software and drivers. The label creation software and printer drivers come included with the machine in the box. Software versions may vary by machine.

This software guides users through every step of the easy installation process.
Simply place the Installation CD into your PC and follow the user prompts.

Insert Installation CD
Connecting the Brother Label Printer to your PC
When requested, connect the Brother Label Printer (using the included USB cable and power cord) and turn on the machine.
Connecting the Brother Label Printer to the PC
Follow the remaining prompts to finish the installation process. It is that easy!

Dropping in the label and tape rolls into the machines.
The next step once you have installed, connected and turned on the Brother Label Printer to your computer is to drop a tape roll into the machine.
  • Lift the lid and drop the tape roll into the Brother Label Printer.
  • This process is made easier using the user-friendly guides on the roll and in the machine. Using the guides to feed the labels into the machine ensures labels are correctly fed into the Brother Label Printer.
  • Close the lid.
All machines come with starter rolls of labels. Starter roll types available in the box will vary by model purchased. Additional rolls are available with separate purchase.
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2. How easy is it to create labels on a Brother Label Printer?


Two easy ways to create labels
There are two easy ways to create labels using a Brother Label Printer.
  1. Using the powerful but user-friendly label creation software.
  2. Using Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook and integrating with the label creation software
Using the powerful but user-friendly label creation software.
(Based on Express Mode in P-touch Editor V5 Label Creation software)


Create labels with a variety of font types, sizes and effects
Easily change text by clicking on the text toolbar button. True type fonts types stored on your PC can be accessed to create your label. Easily change the font size, style and alignment to customize you label.

Create labels using built-in frame designs
Choose from a wide variety of frames to further customize your label.


Even drop in images




Create labels using documents or data stored in Microsoft® Word*, Excel* or Outlook*. (This feature is available for Windows only).
It is simple to create labels using information already stored or created in popular applications like Microsoft® Word/Excel or Outlook. It can be as easy as highlight, click and print.

<HIGHLIGHT> the text you want to be inserted into your label



<CLICK> the text you want to be inserted into your label

Click on the button with the letter "P" on the toolbar to pull highlighted information into the label creation software.


<PRINT> the text you want to be inserted into your label