Brother QL-500 Label Thermal Printer Reviews
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Brother QL-500 Label Thermal Printer

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  • Great Label Printer at a Great Price!

    Jan 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, fast printing, easy to use, time-saver
    Cons: You have to use relatively expensive proprietary labels, but otherwise there are no major cons.

    Summary: I own a business where we ship out customer orders everyday. We have to print shipping labels for each order. I tried to save money by using laser printer sheets, but it started taking too much time to set it up each time. I knew there were faster ways ... read more


    Jan 2, 2011 by
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    Pros: None.
    Cons: Doesn't work on a Mac.

    Summary: I recently bought the Brother P-touch Q-500 Label Printer. I can't believe a product as old as this is still being sold brand new in stores. I had no idea how old it is until after I bought it and started searching for online help when it didn't work on ... read more

  • Very pleasant to use

    May 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, does not use up ink, easy to use
    Cons: Main program a little cluttered in interface

    Summary: The P-Touch QL-500 is a label printer that connects to your Windows 2000 or XP PC (not sure if Vista is supported) and allows you to print custom labels with text and graphics. The labels will be printed on blanks sold by Brother but they are reasonably ... read more

  • A Nice Device You Might Use......But Don't Need!

    Jan 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Prints professional looking labels & tapes; very fast; solidly built; installs easily; fairly inexpensive.
    Cons: Software difficult to comprehend; confusing interface; expensive labels; no printed Software User's Guide.

    Summary: I recently received the Brother P-Touch QL-500 PC Label Printer as a gift and I don't know why. I do not print a lot of labels for anything and certainly not a whole lot of them at one time. But being a bit of a gadget freak, I thought I would give this ... read more

  • Excellent Printer! Save Money By Using These Labels.

    Jun 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, Fast, Quiet, Economical with the right type of labels
    Cons: None

    Summary: I've been using this printer for about a month and have been left with nothing less than a warm a fuzzy feeling. It performs admirably with every type of label I've thrown at it so far with not so much as a single problem. If you sell on eBay and ... read more

  • Beware of the rebates

    Mar 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast printing. Easy tape changes. Latest P-Touch software is fun to use.
    Cons: Limited label selection. Poor rebate handling makes other label printers a better value.

    Summary: Note that this printer only takes Brother DK tapes and the selection is somewhat limited. Changing tapes is a breeze. I've been using the continuous roll waterproof tapes and they work well, but are expensive and somewhat hard to find. The software on ... read more

  • Stay Away if you use a Mac (10.4)

    Aug 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great printing. Good price.
    Cons: The Mac Support SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

    Summary: I purchased this printer a couple of days before (4/25/05) Mac OS X 10.4 hit the shelves. The printer was quite good at what it did until I received my copy of 10.4 on 4/29/05 (that is the day the OS was released). Granted much of the software was PC ... read more

  • VERY Nice Label Printer

    Mar 25, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well-designed machine that turns out beautiful work. Supplies are reasonably priced.
    Cons: Software hard to figure out, documentation abundant but hard to understand.

    Summary: I've wanted a label printer ever since I first saw one many years ago. But the printers and (especially) the labels were always too expensive to be cost-effective, so I made do with other ways of addressing envelopes and packages. With this printer ... read more

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  • Huge time saver

    Mar 10, 2007 by
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    Pros: Product is a huge time saver. Easily used by people who aren't computer smart.
    Cons: The only downside is finding stores that carry the different sized labeling tapes.

    Summary: The QL-500 has saved our office over 100 hours in time spent hand addressing envelopes. We send out hundreds of calendars in December for the following year. Prior to owning this cute little machine, we did all of the addressing by hand. Which took ... read more

  • Will not buy another Brother Printer!

    Oct 24, 2006 by
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    Pros: Prints labels
    Cons: bad software, customer support, doesn't honor rebates

    Summary: This prints labels just fine, however the software is proprietary and requires you to keep a separate address book just for labels if you want to use it properly. The program that supposedly works with Outlook is clunky and not particularly ... read more

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