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Brother™ QL-500 Brother™ QL-570 Brother™ QL-650TD Brother™ QL-1050
Estimated Street Price* $69.99 $99.99 $199.99 $199.95
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Specifications
Housing Color Black Silver/Black Metallic Silver / Black Black
Printing Method Direct Thermal Direct Thermal Direct Thermal Direct Thermal
Operation Modes PC Connected / Stand Alone (ESC/P or P-touch Template) PC Connected only PC Connected Only PC Connected / Stand Alone / Stand Alone ESC/P
Cutter Auto Manual Auto Auto
Cutter Life up to 300,000 (die-cut labels) 150,000 (continuous labels) 10,000 (die-cut labels) 5,000 (continuous labels) up to 300,000 (die-cut labels) 150,000 (continuous labels) up to 10,000 (die-cut labels) 5,000 (continuous labels)
Maximum Print Speed (labels per min.)‡ 69‡ 50‡ Up to 68 labels per minute‡ 56‡
Display 3 color LED 1 color LED 3 color LED 15 Char x 2 lines LCD - 1 color LED
Tape Sizes Die-cut and Continuous Die-cut and Continuous Die-cut and Continuous Die-cut and Continuous
Maximum Tape Width (inches) 4 2.4" 2.4" 2.4"
Maximum Print Width (inches) 3.9 2.3 2.3 2.3
Maximum Label Length 9.8 Feet (USB) 3 feet (Serial) 3 feet 3 feet 3 feet
Maximum Resolution (dpi) Up to 300 x 300 Up to 300 x 300 300 x 600 (Superfine Mode) 300 dpi
Font Styles TrueType dependent for Windows - Internal font sizes: 6 pt., 8 pt., 12 pt. TrueType True Type TrueType dependent for Windows - Internal font sizes: 6 pt., 8 pt., 12 pt.
Memory for Transferred Data (number) Yes (99 files or 2048kb) N/A N/A Yes (36 files or 288kb)
Symbols for Windows ( No. of Clip arts in P-touch Editor) 1,379 1,379 1379 1,379
Multiple Copies Up to 9,999 copies Up to 9,999 copies Up to 9999 copies Up to 999 copies (standalone mode) / Up to 9,999 copies from PT-editor software
Mirror Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vertical Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rotate Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Date/Time Stamp PC Generated PC Generated PC Generated Yes
Bar-codes Types CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN128(GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8, ISBN-2(EAN13 AddOn2), ISBN-5(EAN13 AddOn5), Laser Barcode, POSTNET, RSS(RSS14 Standard, RSS14 Truncated, RSS14 Stacked, RSS14 Stacked Omni, RSS Limited, RSS Expanded, RSS Expanded Stacked), PDF417(Standard, Truncate, Micro), QR code(Model1, Model2, Micro), Data Matrix(ECC Square, ECC Rectangular), MaxiCode(Model2, Model3, Model4, Model5),GS1 Databar Composite, Aztec Barcode CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN128(GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13, EAN8, ISBN-2(EAN13 AddOn2), ISBN-5(EAN13 AddOn5), Laser Barcode, POSTNET, RSS(RSS14 Standard, RSS14 Truncated, RSS14 Stacked, RSS14 Stacked Omni, RSS Limited, RSS Expanded, RSS Expanded Stacked), PDF417(Standard, Truncate, Micro), QR code(Model1, Model2, Micro), Data Matrix(ECC Square, ECC Rectangular), MaxiCode(Model2, Model3, Model4, Model5),GS1 Databar Composite, Aztec Barcode Code 39, ITF 2/5, Code 128, CODABAR (NW-7), UPC A/E, EAN 8/13/128, PDF 417, QR Code, Postnet, Laser Barcode, ISBN-2, ISBN-5, Micro QR Code, Datamatrix, Maxicode, RSS Code 39, 1-2/5, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN 13, EAN 8, CODABAR (NW-7), CODE 128, EAN 128, POSTNET, Laser Bar Code, ISBN-2, ISBN-5, PDF417, QR CODE, Data Matrix
Microsoft® Add-ins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Database File Compatibility csv, txt, mdb, xls csv, txt, mdb, xls csv, txt, mdb, xls 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® P-touch® Editor 4.2 & P-touch® Address Book 1.0 for Windows® & P-touch® Editor 3.2 for Mac OS® P-touch® Editor 5.0 for Windows, P-touch® Editor 5.0 for Mac P-touch® Editor 4.2 & P-touch® Address Book 1.0 for Windows & P-touch® Editor 3.2 for Mac OS®
Networking Optional Optional Optional Optional
Interface USB / Serial USB USB USB / Serial
Compatibility PC & Mac OS® Windows® & Mac OS® PC & Mac OS® PC & Mac OS®
Operating System Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7; Windows® 8/8.1; Mac OS X 10.1.x - 10.10.x Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7; Windows® 8/8.1; Mac OS X 10.1.x -10.10.x Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7; Windows® 8; Mac OS X 10.8.x Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7; Windows® 8; Mac OS X 10.8.x
Carton Contents Starter rolls: DK-1241 Large Shipping Labels (40 labels), DK-2205 2.4" Continuous Length Paper Tape (25 ft.), USB cable, Quick Start Guide and software CD. Starter roll: DK-1201 Die-cut Standard Address Labels (100 labels), USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, CD (includes software and user's guide) P-touch® Software & Driver, USB Cord, Set-up Operation Guide, Power Cord, DK Supplies Guide, Cleaning Sheet, Starter rolls: DK-1201 Die-cut Standard Address Labels (100 labels), plus DK-2205 2.4" Continuous Length Paper Tape (25 ft.) Starter rolls: DK-1201 Die-cut Standard Address Labels (100 labels), plus DK-1218 0.94" Round Die-cut Labels (250 labels), USB cable, CD, Quick Start Guide
Housing Dimensions 6.6" x 8.6" x 5.8" 5.7" (W) x 7.6" (D) x 5.9" (H) 5.2 x 8.2 x 5.6 5.7" (W) x 7.6" (D) x 5.9" (H)
Warranty 2 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service 1 Year Limited Warranty & Exchange Service 2 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service 1 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service
Options PS-9000 Print Server PS-9000 Print Server N/A PS-9000 Print Server
‡/† See the individual detail product pages for all conditions & system requirement links.
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