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BROTHER QL-580

BROTHER QL-580
alaScore 76

39 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the durability and size. The price and performance also get good comments.

usability, performance, price, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the BROTHER QL-580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BROTHER QL-580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of BROTHER QL-580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, price, size, print quality

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother Professional Series Label Printer with Built-in Networking (QL-580N)

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Brother QL-580N Label Printer

 

Simon takes a look at a label printer from Brother.

The range of labels available for the QL-580N and the cost of printing on them is very competitive, when compared with its main rival. Nearly all the labels are paper-based, with little in the way of plastic substrates available. This is only a...

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Brother QL-580N Professional Label Printer

 

This printer is awesome for my purpose. The built in ethernet port allows me to print labels directly from an old unix computer (albeit with some creative programming using the Epson style esc-p controls). It is a little short on font selection and...

compatibility, value for money

Expensive Ink Refills

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Brother QL-580N Professional Label Printer

 

size & weight, Easy Installation/Good Instructions, compatibility, build quality, speed, value for money, easy to use

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Brother QL-580N Professional Label Printer

 

I was very pleased with the service and response of PC Connection and would order from them again.

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Great Product

 

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I like that it's network enabled, I don't want to own a printer that I have to connect directly to my computers. Prints fast and everything is clear and easy to see. Unit itself dousn't take have very big footprint and the price seems fare

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Great printer

 

We are very happy with this printer. In fact, I just ordered the QL-570N as well. (Essentially the same printer, with a few minor differences and no network connection.)

Laser quality printing, with lots of flexibility. We use this as a network printer in our inventory area. The network set-up was simple and painless. The included software detected the printer and installed it to each computer

A few minor ones: When sending multiple print jobs to this printer, it printed them out of order... not a big deal, just kind of weird. Also, if you want to make labels with bar-codes you have to type in the code twice: once to create the bar code and...

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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

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What a bargain.

 

This printer is awesome for my purpose. The built in ethernet port allows me to print labels directly from an old unix computer (albeit with some creative programming using the Epson style esc-p controls). It is a little short on font selection and...

compatibility, value for money

Expensive Ink Refills

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It works on the network

 

I purchased this to replace a non network model. It was easy enought to set up on my Windows SBS 2003 network and all workstations.

size & weight, Easy Installation/Good Instructions, compatibility, build quality, speed, value for money, easy to use

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Brother

 

I was very pleased with the service and response of PC Connection and would order from them again.

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Product Specifications

The Brother QL-580N, with its built-in Ethernet connection, is the perfect label printer to share with your workgroup. Offering print speeds up to 68 labels per minute and high-quality, 300 x 600 (Superfine mode) dpi resolution, the Brother QL-580N is the perfect solution for producing professional labels with graphics, logos and text for mailing, records management and other administrative applications. Capable of accepting labels up to 2.4" wide, this model also features a built-in cutter.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:5.6in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:5.2in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:QL-580N
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Serial / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P
Max H-Resolution B/W:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (2.44 in)
Max Printing Speed:259.8inch/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Type:Continuous forms / Labels
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Direct thermal
Type:Label printer

RAM

Installed Size:8MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 - 10.5.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP