3 Stars By Jtyrie on 2016-09-28
Software not reliable
Makes great labels. I have to print in the highest quality in order for my bar code scanner to accurately read the labels. I suppose that could be my scanner. The included software is the problem. After using it for a month, the template that I had created has suddenly stopped working. When I scan something, it won't create a new barcode. I had to create a new template. Very baffling but the only thing that I can really complain about.
4 Stars By Jim Augusta on 2015-12-10
Great for printing labels and keeping things organized!!!
I like the fact that it is a thermal printer and does not require ink. Had a heck of a time getting it to communicate with a Windows 10 computer, but after reinstalling drivers from Brother website, finally got it to work (hence the 4 out of 5 stars). I purchased this to make unlimited types of labels and it does the trick. With the Brother P-touch downloads, the look of the labels can be changed to an endless number of different styles. You can even do postage, but must pay USPS for that luxury.
I would recommend this printer to anyone who needs to print out labels, keep their files neat, does a lot of mailing, or manages a small office.
You can even buy non-OEM labels (from BTA-MALL) and save a ton of money by doing so.
on 2017-09-23 I can't recommend this printer
I can't recommend this printer, the linux/ubuntu driver support is non-existent. None of the drivers on the download page work reliably, contacting support got me form letters and there isn't even an open source driver for it. I bought a Dymo to replace it and that works fine out of the box and is half the price. DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265)
Disappointing, as the Bother QL700 hardware itself seems quite well made.
5 Stars By MarkABee on 2014-09-02
Another great Brother product - works quickly, install is perfect.
Another quality Brother product. I really like this label printer for one particular reason - when you plug in the USB connection, you get a pop up asking to open a file - which is the printer software! So, you don't have to remember to install everything. Just plug it in and run the pop up - and you will be printing in 60 seconds. It is the same experience I have found on Brother's PTouch printers. I know I sound like a fan - because I am. I have 3 P-Touch printers - work, home, home - and I just got this Label Printer. In addition, it works flawlessly. Prints quickly, does auto cutting so you don't waste label paper, and the software is embedded in the printer itself - like a USB memory stick.
3 Stars By LindaBeth on 2017-04-24
When it works it is great. I have a problem every time I change ...
Has a hard time keeping connected - says it is offline when it is showing up clearly in my device list. When it works it is great. I have a problem every time I change ot the roll of labels - it does recognize the connection
5 Stars By Jason Kurowski on 2016-10-16
Couldn't Have Asked For More
My wife has started a small business and this ended up being the perfect label maker. It was surprisingly easy to setup. And after playing around with the different size labels, we found the right one for our needs. There's more forms and varieties then most people would ever need. Having to switch between label paper I assume would be a pain, but we just found one that worked with our size label and haven't had any issues. It prints fairly quickly and hasn't jammed or malfunctioned yet. We've had it about 6 months or so. Its really everything you could ask for.
5 Stars By J. S. Spence on 2017-11-01
Very nice. I replaced by QL-500 with this model. I loved my 500. It was so simple to install and use. This one required a call to the tech support to get it working right but I haven't had any problems with it after that. If you don't need the extra features, consider the QL-500. I also had another brand and it sucked.
4 Stars By Erich on 2016-05-25
Good printer, lousy software
I bought the QL-700 in order to make notes for myself. I wanted something affordable that could print text or images onto thermal paper. So far, it seems like it'll do exactly what I want it to. The only problem is, the installation CD was completely useless for me. I couldn't get the P-touch Editor to run after running the installer and following the directions.
However, you don't actually need any of the software on the CD in order to use the basic functions. All you need to do is attach the device to your computer with the USB cable and press the "Editor Lite" button. Your OS will have access to a read-only USB device that contains a simple editor for both Windows and Mac OS. This editor doesn't need any special drivers. Just type your text or load an image and press the print button.
tl;dr: The printer is fine for basic text and image printing, but you may have difficulty getting the advanced software on the CD to work.
5 Stars By Tom on 2017-05-02
and really like it so far
I just received this, and really like it so far. I have Windows 10 64 bit home and it was a little tough to install, I used the disk, and make sure you follow the directions exactly, or it didn't seem to install correctly (there are a couple lights on the unit, there is a time during the install where it will say make sure the Edit light is off, but the unit is on (another light). Finally did it, and it installed fine. Also, don't have the USB connected until is says so...
It is easy putting the tape in, and then the software seems easy to use. You can save labels, call them back up to print, etc. Really nice.
Printed fast, guessing 1-2 seconds for a 3.5 x 1.1. Nice product.
5 Stars By Patrick K. on 2016-08-26
This is the most wonderful little tool I have bought for the office in ...
This is the most wonderful little tool I have bought for the office in ages. We're saving a ton of money on address labels, have no more jams with labels in our big laser printer, and are just super happy with this label printer. Now that it is down to $40, I'm thinking of ordering one for every desk in the office! My only complaint is that it doesn't auto-detect the labels you put into it, so you need to pay attention when you select the label size in the PTouch software. It's a tiny complaint, though, for a wonderful tool!