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Brother™ QL-570 Brother™ QL-580N Brother™ QL-1050 Brother™ QL-1060N
Estimated Street Price* $99.99 $149.99 $199.95 $299.99
*Street pricing may vary.        
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Specifications
Housing Color Black Bluish Grey / Silver 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 / Stand Alone(ESC/P or P-touch Template) PC Connected Only PC Connected / Stand Alone (ESC/P or P-touch Template)
Cutter Auto Auto Auto Auto
Cutter Life up to 300,000 (die-cut labels) 150,000 (continuous labels) 300,000 (Based on Brother internal testing using die-cut labels) up to 300,000 (die-cut labels) 150,000 (continuous labels) up to 300,000 (Based on internal Brother testing, using die-cut labels) 150,000 (continuous labels)
Maximum Print Speed (labels per min.)‡ 69‡ 69‡ Up to 68 labels per minute‡ Up to 68‡ labels per minute
Display 3 color LED 3 color LED 3 color LED 3 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 4 2.4" 2.4"
Maximum Print Width (inches) 3.9 3.9 2.3 2.3
Maximum Label Length 9.8 Feet (USB) 3 feet (Serial) 9.8 ft. 3 feet 3 feet
Maximum Resolution (dpi) Up to 300 x 300 300 300 x 600 (Superfine Mode) 300 x 600 (Superfine mode)
Font Styles TrueType dependent for Windows - Internal font sizes: 6 pt., 8 pt., 12 pt. True Type for Windows, Bitmap(5), Outline(3) True Type True Type for Windows, Bitmap(5), Outline(3)
Memory for Transferred Data (number) Yes (99 files or 2048kb) Yes (99 files or 2048 kb) N/A Yes (99 files or 2048 KB)
Symbols for Windows ( No. of Clip arts in P-touch Editor) 1,379 1379 1379 1379
Multiple Copies Up to 9,999 copies Up to 9999 copies Up to 9999 copies Up to 9999 copies
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 PC Generated
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 CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN-128(GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13(JAN13), EAN8, GS1 DataBar(RSS)(GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Truncated,GS1 DataBar Stacked,GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Limited,GS1 DataBar Expanded,GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked), PDF417(Standard, Truncate, Micro), QR Code(Model 1, Model 2, Micro), Data Matrix (ECC200 Square, ECC200 Rectangular), MaxiCode 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 CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN-128(GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13(JAN13), ISBN-2, ISBN-5, POSTNET, EAN8, GS1 DataBar(RSS)(GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Truncated,GS1 DataBar Stacked,GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Limited,GS1 DataBar Expanded,GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked), PDF417(Standard, Truncate, Micro), QR Code(Model 1, Model 2, Micro), Data Matrix (ECC200 Square, ECC200 Rectangular), MaxiCode (Model 2, Model 3, Model 4, Model 5)
Microsoft® Add-ins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Database File Compatibility csv, txt, mdb, xls csv, txt, mdb, xls, Microsoft® SQL Server Database csv, txt, mdb, xls csv, txt, mdb, xls, Microsoft® SQL Server Database
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 5.0, P-touch Address Book ver 1.1 for Windows®, P-touch Editor 5.0 for Mac® P-touch® Editor 5.0 for Windows, P-touch® Editor 5.0 for Mac P-touch® Editor 5.0, P-touch® Address Book ver 1.1 for Windows®; P-touch® Editor 5.0 for Mac®
Networking Optional built in Optional Built in
Interface USB / Serial USB, RS-232C, 10/100 BASE-TX Wire Ethernet USB USB, RS-232C, 10/100 BASE-TX Wired Ethernet
Compatibility PC & Mac OS® PC & Mac® 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; Server 2003/Server 2008; Mac® OS X 10.3.9 - 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; Server 2003/Server 2008; 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. P-touch® Software & Driver, USB Cord, Set-up Operation Guide, Power Cord, DK Supplies Guide, Cleaning Sheet, Starter rolls: DK-1241 Large Shipping Labels (40 labels), DK-2205 2.4" Continuous Length Paper Tape (25 ft.) 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.) P-touch® Editor Software & Driver, USB Cable, Set-up & Operation Guide, AC Power Cord, DK Supplies Guide, Cleaning Sheet, Starter Rolls: DK-1201 Standard Address Labels (100 labels), DK-2205 2.4" Continuous Length Paper Tape (25 ft.)
Housing Dimensions 6.6" x 8.6" x 5.8" 6.7 x 5.8 x 8.7 5.2 x 8.2 x 5.6 5.2 x 9.4 x 5.6
Warranty 2 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service 2 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service 2 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service 2 Year Limited Warranty & Replacement Service
Options PS-9000 Print Server N/A N/A N/A
‡/† See the individual detail product pages for all conditions & system requirement links.
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