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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 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 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 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 - 10.9.x Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7; Windows® 8/8.1; Mac OS X 10.1.x -10.9.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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