(Not to be confused with a Label maker. A label printer is for shipping labels, or other printing in the same physical format.)
We have a Brother QL-700 label printer. Great for, say, printing lots of Noisebridge donor addresses to send them thank you post cards.
- Download necessary software (drivers etc.): https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=lpql700euk . The P-touch Editor software will require the label printer's serial number, which is on the bottom of the device.
- Plug in the label printer to power, and to your computer via USB-B.
- To print your label, open P-touch Editor
- Hit the Paper button and make sure the correct printer and label size are selected.
The settings I have (for the DK-1201 1.1x3.5 inch address labels):
- Hit Print
I'm on a Mac, so your mileage may vary, but I've found that the little printer dialogue for the Brother QL-700 is pretty good about telling you what is wrong with the printer (like if the paper size you have selected in P-touch Editor is different from the one loaded in the printer).
This is the dialogue:
If you see this error when you hit the Print button, there's probably a more specific error in the dialogue.