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Brother P-touch QL-550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Brother P-touch QL-550. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. The noise and size get less positive views.

usability, performance, price, durability, design

size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother P-touch QL-550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother P-touch QL-550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Brother P-touch QL-550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and performance. The size and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, size, performance, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother DK-22205 - Thermal paper - Roll (6.2 cm x 30.5 m)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother P-touch QL-550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Brother P-touch QL-550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and durability. The price and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the noise and size.

usability, performance, price, durability, reliability

size, noise

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother P-Touch QL-550 Quick PC Label PrinterBrother PT-9600 Labeling System

May, 2015

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Brother - P-touch QL-550

 

If you need to print address labels, or any other kind of label for that matter, the usual method is to run an A4-size sheet of blank labels through a printer. This is fine if you ...

There's not really much to fault the P-touch QL-550 on. It does a simple job well and comes at a price that puts it easily within the grasp of even the smallest business. If we had to find a fault, it would be that the design is such that labels are...

Nov, 2004
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Consumer review by: shadyg111 (cnet.com)

Cost is prohibitive

 

Used a friend's 9600 and liked it a lot. I sure can't afford one though(they retail at around $400). I'll just keep using my PT-2710 that I got for under $50.

Versatility

Way, way too expensive

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

brother BA9000

 

Ordering Process easy, delivery on-time

None

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Doc (newegg.com)

P E R F E C T

 

Newegg is the best when placing an order, shipping, and standing behind their product. 12 years and counting.

This tape is high visibility and eggcelent wear resistant

None

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Kat Hat (jr.com)

Great product!

 

It was the easiest roll change I think I\'ve ever done!

Easy To Change","Easy To Use","Good Value

Poorly Designed Keyboard

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: DANXO (newegg.com)

Great Label Printer

 

Light, needs little room. Very quick to print. We have 4 of these at our offices and (since 2006), all 4 have run perfect - no jams, no problems and plenty of labels. In the past 3 years, we've must have printed over 20,000 labels between the 4...

Software is fine - can be a little confusing, but everyone seem learn quickly. The labels can be either low priced or expensive - depending where you purchase them from

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: T&E Geek (newegg.com)

QL500

 

I had tried a number of other label printers previous to finding this one, and none of them would do everything we needed it to do. My end users almost go through withdrawals if they move to a different office that doesn't have one of these on the desk.

I have over 225 of these label printers. In the last 2 yrs, only 1 has failed. They are used daily by all of the escrow people in the offices and they love them. Supplies are easy to get locally (WA & ; OR)

Could use an auto cutter, and wish the software was a little better

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Techpriest (newegg.com)

Easy To Use, Great For Light Duty

 

The least expensive label printer Brother currently has (as of this writing). Great for the home user that prints a few a month or the business that prints a few a day. We have two in our business and I keep 4 different kinds of labels. To change sizes...

Drop in cartridges make swapping label sizes a snap. Must use Brother labels, but what you get is a roll of labels on a special roll cartridge. Cartridge has holes on bottom that tell printer what kind of label is inserted so it automatically sets the...

Software can be a bit confusing, especially the Office merge pieces. Documentation was not great so trial and error taught us most of what we know about it. If you print a lot of labels you might want to give up ease of use in favor of cheaper labels....

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent Printer

 

Excellent Printer, Fast And Great Quality

None so far

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

could be better

 

i wish it was actually thermal as stated, but it's really some type of ink press thingy (machine presses on special brother paper and it makes text)

Prints fast

You have to buy the paper from brother. By the time you actually get any use from it the cost for paper costs more than the printer

May, 2008

Product Specifications

With advanced abilities enabling the download of label designs and the transfer images and graphics, the PT-9600 allows you to label in more ways than ever. Providing notebook-style portability, easy to apply crack and peel labels, and high-resolution barcode printing, the PT-9600 is the ultimate industrial labeling solution - perfect for inventory control, patch panel identification and asset management in telecommunications, asset management, plant maintenance and repair operations and pharmaceutical industries. The PT-9600 boasts professional quality 360 dpi resolution, making it easy to produce sharp, legible type that includes bar codes or serial numbers for everything from small circuit boards up to large 1.5" high signs. There are more than 400 symbols and 9 barcode symbologies included with the PT-9600. With built-in intelligence, the PT-9600 provides templates for quick labeling and comes with the ability to print in 10 fonts, in 12 styles, and in 25 font sizes for further customization. A large 20 character x 3 line backlit display makes previewing and editing text easy.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.9in/7.7in
Height:4.1in/6in
Weight:2.9lbs/4.4lbs/4.9lbs
Width:5.7in/9.3in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Austria
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:9600/QL-500/QL-550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother P-Touch

Miscellaneous

Color:Dark gray
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/USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:300dpi/360dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (1.42 in)/Roll (2.3 in)/Roll (2.44 in)
Max Printing Speed:212.6inch/min/47.2inch/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:300dpi/360dpi
Media Type:Continuous forms / Labels/Design tape / Fabric tape / Iron-on transfers / Laminated tape / Lettering tape / Security tape/Design tape / Fabric tape / Laminated tape / Lettering tape / Security tape
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Direct thermal/Thermal transfer
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:Label printer/Labelmaker

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME/Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP