Brother Network Label Printer

The Brother Network Ready Label Printer, model QL-1060N, is an easy to use and exceedingly fast label printer using a thermal print head for your labeling needs.


Review: Brother Network Label Printer

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The Brother Network Ready Label Printer, model QL-1060N, is an easy to use and exceedingly fast label printer using a thermal print head for your labeling needs.

  • Ease of Use
  • Performance: 24/25
  • Look &Feel: 23/25
  • Features 24/25
  • How much I enjoy 24/25
  • Total: 95/100

The Brother Network Ready Label Printer Model QL-1060N is a great label printer that uses a quick thermal print head that creates labels using the brother label cartridges. You can purchase label cartridges at many office supply and internet websites so finding labels for your printer is simple.

I ordered a few at a local office supply store and found several like Office Max and Office Depot that would also order them at a lower cost than directly from sites on the internet. The cost is lower for labels when you order them from an office supply if they don't charge for shipping which the internet sites will.

I mention the cost and availability of labels first because that is the main cost of a printer like this; actually just about any printer is not as expensive as the print cartridges or paper. With a thermal label printer the cost is more in the paper or labels as it needs a special type of paper in order for the thermal print head to print on the labels.

A thermal print head can print using heat in a prescribed pattern using a thermal strip in the printer in contact with the label paper. The heat is in a pattern of whatever you want using the label maker software up to a 300 x 300 dots per inch quality for any kind of label paper the printer will accept.

The Brother Label Printer uses label cartridges in a wide variety as well as a continuous roll for banner type printing so you have a good variety to choose from. Square and rectangle labels for shipping and labeling as well as round and continuous for specialty printing is all available in the Brother cartridges.

A label printer using thermal printing is extremely fast due to the printing method and the Brother is super quick; you can print labels at 69 labels per minute. The speed of course will depend on what you're printing like words or simple pictures but I can tell you it is fast.

The first time I printed I did not have the little paper tray open to catch the papers that fell out and I could not flip the tray over fast enough to catch the first one while printing. The Thermal printing and the paper being cut after printing occur so fast you cannot go from hitting the enter key or mouse button to actually catching the first label through the printer.

This kind of speed is only possible with the thermal printer and the paper cutter also works extremely well and has a very long life. According to the Brother website the cutter will perform 300,000 cuts in its lifetime so I cannot see any problems with that part of the Brother label printer. You can actually see the cutting blades inside the front slot and they look like pretty sturdy razor edges but they cut very well even given the speed that the paper comes out.

The Brother Label Printer prints the labels quickly and uses the thermal print head to transfer the images words and even barcode onto the label paper. You can print all kinds of things onto the labels like wording and simplified pictures in black and white such as quick drawings or id pictures.

The Brother Label Printer only prints the black color but you can simplify drawings and pictures using an image editor to create more clearly black and white pictures. You can use an editor like Photoshop Elements or even some simpler editing software to bring the resolution of your image down and convert it to black and white to make the image clear when you transfer it to a label.

The Brother Printer comes with a couple of programs and drivers on the CD that install easily and are simple to use; one is the P-Touch Editor and the other is the P-Touch Address Book. The P-Touch Editor is your all around editing software to create labels, name tags and anything other than regular address labels.

The P-Touch software is the preferred way to print on the QL-1060N printer, but you can print directly from programs like Photoshop CS3 and Word just as easily. I tried several other programs including Microsoft Publisher, Outlook, Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop Elements without any problems.

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You simply need to find a template to size the project to the paper you have and create your label or printing and then make sure your printer settings coincide with the printer. I also had no problems using the P-Touch Editor and Address software to print labels for several sizes and even round labels.

The Brother Label Printer works very well for several different kinds of labels, nametags, good quality id cards and even hello tags and other round labels. There is a good variety of labels available so you have a good selection to choose from in round, rectangular and continuous paper.

Using the continuous paper you can print banners or very thin labels for things like the sides of DVD cases or game cases for all your labeling needs. For this type of labeling all you have to do is print titles or words out in lines and skip a line between each title then cut them by hand.

The Brother Label Printer QL-1060N is a great label printer for all kinds of label printing through the Brother software as well as other programs. You can print nice mailing labels including barcodes so you get your packages and mail through the postal system or shipping company quicker and with more accuracy.

The thermal printer does a great job of quickly printing labels and pictures in black and white that are completely waterproof, I ran the faucet over a picture minutes after printing without any streaking. The labels are tough and great for shipping and printing using the Address program which is easy with several different label format setups premade on the P-Touch Address program.

The Brother Network Ready Printer connects to a single computer using either a USB cable or a network CAT5e cable and is available over a network through that computer or as a network printer. During setup you can choose to install the printer as a network device and available from any computer on the network or on a single computer.

I had no problems using the printer both on a single computer and using a network through that computer and as a network printer on its own. The printer handled networking fine and without any problems other than a small lag that I did not have from being directly connected to a computer like when I first printed with it.

The Brother Label Printer Model QL-1060N is a great printer and I had no problems with it at all having great quality for both words and pictures. I found the picture quality was pretty good for photo images like for name tags and id's but sometimes it would have streaks running across the paper in the direction of the print head.

These streaks are no big deal and I am sure they are from taking a higher quality image and bringing it down to the resolution of the printer. There are no streaks when printing words or address labels, only when using higher quality images or photos so it is due to those higher resolution images.

I did print several pictures after playing with resolutions and image quality and found if you lower image quality in a program before printing it helps to reduce or completely get rid of the streaking. When printing pictures for ID tags if you keep the image size small at the start and do not try to use high quality images you will have no problems getting good results.

The Brother Network Label Printer works equally well on a network or from a single computer and is very handy for using in a field situation like in a store or at a business for a portable printer that would not run out of ink. You only need the labels for the printer to ensure continuous printing and they are readily available from office supply stores.

I highly recommend the Brother Network Ready Label Printer Model QL-1060N for a fantastic label printer that uses thermal printing for great waterproof quality labels.

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