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Brother QL-1050

Mfg. Part: QL-1050 | CDW Part: 1063302 | UNSPSC: 43212108
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  • Label printer
  • B/W
  • direct thermal
  • Roll (4 in)
  • 300 dpi
  • up to 259.8 inch/min
  • Serial
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Label printer
  • B/W
  • direct thermal
  • Roll (4 in)
  • 300 dpi
  • up to 259.8 inch/min
  • Serial
  • USB
  • Prints up to 69 Labels per minute
Vertical Markets
Industrial Applications
Corporate/Home Office

Four-inch wide print head

Prints up to 66 labels per minute (for standard, four-line
address labels)

300 dpi resolution

Windows and Mac USB interface

Serial interface for ESC/P and ASCII input

Internal fonts and memory for storing label templates

Longer-life automatic label cutter

P-touch Editor label design and Address Book software

QL Add-ins for printing directly from MS Word, Excel,
and Outlook

True-type fonts for printing from a PC

Linear and two dimensional bar codes

Three new 4” label supplies

QL-1050 PC Label Printer
One starter label roll:
One (1) Large (4” x 6”) Shipping labels
Software (on CD-ROM):
P-touch Editor label design software
QL Add-ins for Microsoft® Word, Excel, and Outlook
P-touch Address Book software
Printer Drivers (on CD-ROM):
Windows 2000 Pro/XP
Mac OS 10.1-10.4.4 (PowerPC); OS 10.4.4 (Intel)
USB cable
Software Users Guide

One year limited warranty
Dimensions: 5.8"(H) x 6.7"(W) x 8.7"(D)

The QL-1050 is the newest member of Brother’s PC
Label Printer product line. It features a four-inch
print head, faster throughput, and a new, longer-life
auto cutter, all of which make it a good solution for
many vertical market applications. At up to 66 labels
per minute (for a standard, four-line address label)
and 300 dpi resolution, the QL-1050 combines fast,
professional output with the ease of use and low
maintenance requirements of direct thermal printing.

The QL-1050 can use all of Brother’s easy-to-load
DK label rolls, plus three new label rolls specifically
designed for the printer: 4” x 6” and 4” x 2” die-cut
labels, and a 4” continuous roll for labels up to three
feet long. It’s great for the larger label requirements
in shipping, Post Offices, hospitals, pharmacies,
retail, manufacturing, bar coding and more.

The QL-1050 comes with Brother’s P-touch® Editor
label design software, P-touch Address Book
software, and QL add-ins for printing directly from
Microsoft® Word, Excel, and Outlook.

The Brother QL-1050 offers Windows and Mac
connectivity through a USB interface. It also offers
ESC/P emulation and direct ASCII input through a
serial interface for connecting directly to medical
instruments, test equipment, postage scales,
handheld terminals, and other stand-alone devices.

Label templates and graphics can be downloaded
and stored in memory to allow faster printing. Used
together with the optional PS-9000 USB print server,
the QL-1050 can become a true network solution.
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Label Printer
Auto Cutter: Yes
Character Sizes: 12 points , 6 points , 8 points
Compatible Tapes: DK tape
Fonts: Brussels , Helsinki , Letter Gothic , Letter Gothic Bold , San Diego
Repeating Printing: 9999 copies
Styles & Effects: Bold , Italic , Mirror , Outline , Outline shadow , Rotated text , Shadow , Underline , Vertical

Connectivity Technology: Wired
Language Simulation: EPSON ESC/P , EPSON ESC/P Raster
Max H-Document Size: 4 in
Max Printing Length: 117.6 in
Max Printing Width: 3.9 in
Media Sizes: Roll (4 in)
Media Type: Continuous forms , Labels
Type: Label printer

Printer Output
Max Speed: 69 labels/min
Output Quality: Max speed

Max Speed: 259.8 inch/min

Printer Media
Media Feeder Capacity: 1 roll
Media Feeder Max Format: Roll (4 in)
Media Feeder Qty: 1
Media Load Type: Manual

Support Details Full Contract Period: 2 years
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS 10.12.x , Apple MacOS X 10.1 - 10.3.8 , Apple MacOS X 10.10.x , Apple MacOS X 10.11.x , Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 , Apple MacOS X 10.4.x , Apple MacOS X 10.5.x , Apple MacOS X 10.6.x , Apple MacOS X 10.7.x , Apple MacOS X 10.8.x , Apple MacOS X 10.9.x , Linux , Microsoft Windows 2000 , Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits) , Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits) , Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition , Microsoft Windows XP Professional , Windows 10 (32/64 bits) , Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Color: Black
Color Category: Black , Gray
Media Included: DK-1241 large shipping labels (40 labels) , DK-2205 62 mm continuous length black on white paper tape 7.62 m

Connectivity Details Type: USB cable

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F

Brand: Brother
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Country Kits: N/a , United States
Localization: N/a
Manufacturer: Brother International
Model: QL-1050
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Brother

Interface Required
Total Qty: 1
Type: USB

Type: RS-232

Power Device
Form Factor: Internal
Type: Power supply

Type: None

Type: Brother P-touch Editor 4.2 , P-touch Address Book 1.0 , P-touch Editor 3.2 for Mac OS

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 8.7 in
Height: 5.8 in
Weight: 3.75 lbs
Width: 6.7 in

Barcodes: Aztec code , Codabar , Code 128 , Code 39 , Data Matrix , EAN/JAN-13 , EAN/JAN-8 , GS1 DataBar Composites , ISBN-2 , ISBN-5 , ITF 2 of 5 , MaxiCode , Micro QR code , MicroPDF417 , PDF417 , Postnet , QR code , RSS-14 , UCC/EAN-128 , UPC-A , UPC-E

Cable Details
Included Qty: 1

Built-In Devices: Cutter

Document & Media Handling
Max Media Size: Roll (4 in)
Media Size Class: Other
Media Type Class: Other

Office Machine
Functions: Printer
Printing Output Type: Monochrome
Printing Technology: Direct thermal
Type: Printer

PC Connectivity
PC Connection: Serial , USB

Max Printing Speed B/W: 259.8 inch/min
Max Resolution B/W: 300 x 300 dpi

Service & Support
Type: 2 years warranty

Product Reviews
Brother QL-1050 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy printing for package mailing labels Intended use is mostly for mailing labels, but can be used for other types of labels. Mailing label print well with PB SmartPost. Additional sizes available for other uses.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ban For the Buck Shipping Printer I've been using a bit over a month now, and it's been phenomenal. I almost exclusively ship with PayPal, and I've had no issues and it's saved me time and I'll never have to change ink again, just rolls of paper. If you ship 10 or more items per day, I'd recommend this in a heartbeat. Feels sturdy, I assume I'll be using it for years.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Print Shipping Labels This printer is fantastic to print eCommerce shipping labels. Works with Amazon, Ebay, Etsy and Paypal. Just what I needed to print adhesive labels and stop printing letter size sheets which than had to be taped to the package.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice unit Good little unit. A little hard to figure out as there are no tutorials on how to use or set up once we figured that out it is pretty good. Tape selections are limited with the film or paper tape, need more options.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MASTERPIECE MARRIAGE OF TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION I no longer am spending costly time prepping and shipping court mailings, client mailings, and general packages. And, the quality is consistent.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is excellent overall The Brother P-Touch Label Printer is very easy to set up and use. Once it is installed it pretty much runs on its own. The only thing you have to worry about is changing the label roll when it runs out and even this is easy to do. I would recommend the P-Touch printer to anybody that is looking to easily print shipping labels and also bar code labels.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product As an EBay seller I use this for all my shipping! It puts a real professional touch to the package! I also use it to make labels for my hand made items which are custom made by me. It makes the items stand out and lets the buyer see the price easily. I wish I had invested in this earlier rather than a ink jet printer!Bob McGrandpas Vapes and MAC's Photography
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GREAT PRODUCT I love this machine.It does everything i want.I would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2015-10-12
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