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Brother P-Touch QL-1050

Brother P-Touch QL-1050
alaScore 74

32 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Brother P-Touch QL-1050. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the ink consumption and durability. The usability and price also get good comments.

price, usability, durability, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother P-Touch QL-1050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother P-Touch QL-1050 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability.

usability, price

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: NicoleRiches (

Extremely unhappy. Would love to be able to return it.


It was purchased to interface with our mailing list contained in Microsoft Outlook. We were made to believe it was made for this. It does not print directly from Outlook. When exporting to the P-touch software one cannot remove any cells that may be...

Nothing at all


Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: happy_mac (

Great Printer for The Price


Great printer, especially considering the price. I bought this to replace a $3000 Zebra printer for UPS label printing. It performs well, and UPS WorldShip software picks it up and uses it with the 4"x6" labels flawlessly. The labels are a bit on the...

Labels have pronounced curl, especially towards the end of the roll, but I suppose you can't get around that by using a larger core, and still have the printer itself stay so compact

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Brother B50-QL1050


We really loved this label printer, but be careful. It's only compatible with DK labels, which are 4 times more expensive than labels that other direct thermal printers use.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Brother QL-1050 P-Touch Label Printer - Wide Format, up tp 300 dpi, USB, Serial  QL-1050


We really loved this label printer, but be careful. It's only compatible with DK labels, which are 4 times more expensive than labels that other direct thermal printers use.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: grantsbooktrade (



Highly recommend, shop around for label prices.

fast, easy to use, and sure beats feeding sheet labels through the laser printer. I use the continuous roll and cut the labels at 4" saving label material (and $) over the pre-cut labels.


May, 2008

Consumer review by: greys2010 (

Great Label Machine

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: dd (



oh brother!" LOL!-you have to use brother label rolls only! i would of never bought this printer if this was mentioned! i only used it a couple of months and now it does not work? i will go back to my zebra printer!

Compact Design,Durable construction,Easy Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Print Time,Reliable

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: englishsoup (

useless for most applications


When you get told that it is compatible with labelling applications you expect it to give 4x6 inch label output since it is a 4 inch wide labeller. NO! It requires the narrower continuous label roll and requires you to snip the label into sections to...

Long Cartridge Life

Lack of compatibility

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: CE (

Best thing to happen to marketing ever!


We LOVE this product. I quote a coworker who said, "THIS IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO MARKETING IN A VERY LONG TIME!" It made our life easier for our annual event that draws over 300 attendees. I am thrilled with this printer.

Ease of mobility,Quiet,Simple Controls,Works Quickly

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: aerinz (

Great Little Printer


We use this printer to create file labels for client files and internal files. We used to use laser labels, but they were harder to get lined up, and more difficult to manage when you only need a few. The nice thing is that "what you see is what you...

Quiet,Simple Controls,Works Quickly

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The Brother QL-1050 label printer enables you to quickly and easily print custom labels created with the label software.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Serial / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / EPSON ESC/P Raster
Max H-Resolution B/W:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (4 in)
Max Printing Speed:259.8inch/min
Media Type:Continuous forms / Labels
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Direct thermal
Type:Label printer


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System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X on Intel 10.4.4 or later / Apple MacOS X Server 10.4.7 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP