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Brother P-Touch QL-1050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Brother P-Touch QL-1050. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and print quality. The durability and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the noise.

usability, price, durability, print quality, performance

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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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother P-Touch QL-1050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Brother P-Touch QL-1050 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price. The usability also gets good views.

usability, price

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother QL-1050, 147588Brother QL-1050, 147588

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Christopher T. (newegg.com)

Great printer

 

Once I found I could get a reusable roll insert, I only pay $9 a roll. Print quality is fine for mailing labels.

It could use a better label catcher when doing many labels at once.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Juiceray L. (newegg.com)

Great printer

 

Once I found I could get a reusable roll insert, I only pay $9 a roll. Print quality is fine for mailing labels.

It could use a better label catcher when doing many labels at once.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: William R. (newegg.com)

Typical Brother

 

After returning this (sorry Newegg, I still love you) I found Samsung Bixolon SRP-770ii and couldn't be happier now.

Works with Mac.

Print quality is so-so, obnoxiously noisy when printing. Not compatible with any labels other than Brother DK at $38 per roll of 200.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: happy_mac (newegg.com)

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: James F. (newegg.com)

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 (tigerdirect.com)

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 (pcnation.com)

QL-1050 LABEL PRINTER WIDE FORMAT

 

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.

none!

May, 2008

Consumer review by: greys2010 (officedepot.com)

Great Label Machine

 
Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: dd (staples.com)

HORRIBLE!

 

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 (staples.com)

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
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Product Specifications

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.7in
Height:5.8in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:6.7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:QL-1050
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

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

Scanner

Type: None

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