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Brother P-Touch QL-1050

Brother P-Touch QL-1050
alaScore 75

13 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the ink consumption and usability. The build quality and value for money also get good feedback.

value for money, build quality, usability, 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 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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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


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Amazon review summary for Brother P-Touch QL-1050


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Brother P-Touch QL-1050 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

value for money

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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


Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

very difficult to install still cannot g


purchased to make mailing labels, icouldnot install. I had IT personinstall works intermittenlya nd even then not correct. One star because survey won't accept no stars


Complicated Controls

Consumer review by:

Versatile. High Quality labels.


Inexpensive consumables. Professional quality labels for many purposes. economical.

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

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You get--or don't get--what you pay for


I just installed this 'bargain' for use with my Macbook, only to find the Add In software that pulls addresses and other info from Office apps ONLY WORKS FOR WINDOWS! It does not work with Mac--one has to open the Ptouch software and type in the...

Complicated Controls","Won\'t work wOffice Mac

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Perfect for the home office


The printer software makes it easy to cut and paste addresses directly into the application. I have loaded up to 50 addresses into the software and it prints effortlessly.



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


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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