Brother QL-700 High-speed, Professional Label Printer

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Brother
Connectivity Technology USB
Printing Technology Thermal
Special Feature Portable
Color Black
Model Name QL800
Printer Output Monochrome
Maximum Print Speed (Color) 1 ppm
Max Printspeed Monochrome 1 ppm

  • Create cost-effective paper labels for packages, envelopes, file folders, discs, banners, postage and more. Ultra-fast, printing upto 93 labels per minute
  • Prints pre-sized, easy-peel, rounded-corner labels. Also prints on continuous-length paper and film tapes for banners and signs upto 3 feet long
  • Capable of printing postage for packages and envelopes, right from your desk
  • Convenient, drop-in rolls. No ink or toner needed
  • Auto cutter provides precise cuts for printing 1 or multiple labels at a time



Product Description

Brother QL-700 label printer: create cost-effective paper labels for packages, envelopes, file folders, discs, banners, postage and more. Ultra-fast, high-quality printing at up to 93 labels per minute*. Auto cutter gives a clean and accurate finished edge and allows for printing 1 or multiple labels at a time, eliminating wasted label sheets. The Plug & Label feature provides easy set up**. No software installation required for printing most types of labels. For advanced applications, such as bar code labels use the included P-touch Editor software. Print from MS Word/Excel/Outlook. Wide variety of convenient, drop-in labeling supplies available. Needs no ink or toner.

From the Manufacturer

Create cost-effective paper labels for packages, envelopes, file folders, discs, banners, postage3, and more with the QL-700. Offering ultra-fast, high-quality printing at up to 93 labels per minute1, the QL-700 features an auto cutter, giving a clean and accurate finished edge and allowing for printing one or multiple labels at a time, eliminating wasted label sheets. The “Plug & Label” feature supports quick label printing of most basic labels, with no software installation required2. For advanced applications, such as bar code labels, use the included P-touch Editor software. Print from Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook, and select from a wide variety of convenient, drop-in labeling supplies available. The QL-700 needs no ink or toner.

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QL-700 Product Details

  • Create cost-effective paper labels for packages, envelopes, file folders, discs, banners, postage, and more
  • Ultra-fast, printing up to 93 labels per minute1
  • Prints pre-sized, easy-peel, rounded-corner labels
  • Prints on continuous-length paper and film tapes for banners and signs up to three feet long
  • Capable of printing postage for packages and envelopes, right from your desk3
  • Convenient, drop-in rolls
  • No ink or toner needed
  • Auto cutter provides precise cuts for printing one or multiple labels at a time
  • High-resolution (up to 300 x 600 dpi) printing, for crisp text and graphics
  • “Plug & Label” feature lets you create and print labels without installing software2
  • “Label Collection” Download feature provides eye-catching, pre-designed labels and banners with commonly-used text
  • Integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Connects to computer via included USB

What’s in the Box

    • Software
    • USB Cable
    • Power Cord
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • Documentation
    • Starter rolls: DK-1201 Die-cut Standard Address Labels (100 labels), plus DK-2205 2.4″ Continuous Length Paper Tape (26.2 ft.)

      * Tape widths are approximate.

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      Fast Print Speed

      Quickly tackle labeling tasks in a busy office with this professional, high-speed label printer. The QL-700 supports ultra-fast print speeds up to 93 labels per minute1 to help save time on big projects. Whether you print one label or multiple labels at a time, the convenient, automatic cutter speeds your job along.

      Print Postage Right from Your Desktop

      Save trips to the Post Office to buy stamps. Print stamps using pbSmartPostage – the first cloud-based postage service3. With no software to download and no monthly fee, the service is available when you need it – 24 hours a day – whether you are at home or in the office.

      Prints a Variety of Label Sizes and Types

      Print cost-effective, pre-sized paper labels for common office uses such as file folders, envelopes, DVDs – even packages. Versatile so you can also print on continuous paper and tape rolls for banners and signs up to three feet long. The built-in auto cutter lets you create almost any label size you need – and ensures a clean and finished edge every time.

      Save Time with our Label Collection

      Need a great label fast? Use the Label Collection Download feature to import and print pre-designed labels using P-touch Editor. Print labels for files, office signs, shipping applications, recycling programs, retail environments – even create festive labels for gift tags.

      Easy Drop-In Tape Rolls

      Switch label types in seconds! Brother label printers use a direct thermal printing mechanism with easy drop-in tape rolls – so there is no ribbon, ink or toner to replace. The machine automatically recognizes the roll size and adjusts the label template accordingly.

      Compare QL-700 Series Models

      Specifications Currently Viewing
      QL-710W QL-720NW Uses DK labels and tapes up to 2.4-inches wide X X X Die-cut and continuous-length label rolls X X X Automatic cutter X X X Up to 93 labels per minute print speed1 X X X Label Collection download feature X X X Postage printing3 X X X Windows- and Mac-compatible X X X Wireless interface X X Mobile printing via iPrint & Label app4 X X Wired Ethernet X Serial interface X

      1. Based on using standard address labels, text only, at 300 x 300 dpi.
      2. Windows only.
      3. Enrollment in the pbSmartPostage service, Internet connection, USB connection, and postage label roll required. pbSmartPostage service compatible with Windows only.
      4. Requires connection to a wireless network. For more details regarding the Brother iPrint & Label app visit

      Important information

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      Must be at least 18 years and over to purchase

      Additional information

      Weight 0.071 kg
      Dimensions 10.3 × 7.2 × 9.4 cm
      Product Dimensions

      10.3 x 7.2 x 9.4 inches

      Item Weight

      0.071 ounces





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      2 Lithium Ion batteries required.

      Specific Uses For Product

      office home

      Form Factor

      Print only

      Assembly Required


      Warranty Description

      1 Year Manufacturers Labor + Parts Warranty

      Batteries Required


      Included Components

      Power Cord QL-700 Label Printer Software and Driver CD USB Cable

      Import Designation



      Brother Printer

      10 reviews for Brother QL-700 High-speed, Professional Label Printer

      1. Del Simcox

        Frustrating piece of equipmentI purchased the Brother QL-700 printer to use in my business 2 years ago. About 6 months ago, it stopped correctly sensing which label stock is installed, and throws the “Wrong Media Size” error. The only label it correctly senses is the .94″ round label. All others it refuses to print.I’ve checked on-line and many others have encountered this error. Brother’s website is no help – they say to clean the area where the label-sensing pins engage with the plastic foot of the label cartridge. I’ve done that and it’s absolutely clean.I have quite a stash of Brother label stock on hand – so I’ll probably have to buy another Brother printer, but I’m very wary after this experience. I doubt I’ve printed more than 1000 labels total since purchasing this device.I would recommend trying the Dymo – they have better customer reviews.

      2. Shannon Rome

        Actually includes good softwareAs others have noted, the printer works very well, but my surprise was how good the software was. Generally, I find the software included with these sorts of products is very poorly designed with a limited feature set. The Brother software, however, is quite full-featured (including allowing you to import CSV files, or connect to a SQL database), and logically designed. I was able to print out a bunch of labels from data in an Excel spreadsheet with a custom layout in under 30 minutes from opening the box, and without reading any documentation.The software has two modes; a simplified mode for people who just want to print basic labels with some standard templates, and a power-user mode where you can connect to external data sources and do all sorts of fancy things (bar codes, QR codes, complex layouts, etc.)Also, the printer includes a cutter that (optionally) automatically cuts the labels to the correct size (or whatever size you define when using the continuous-feed paper). I’ve never used a thermal label printer before, but I was surprised how fast the output was.If you’re a developer, there’s an open API you can you to integrate this printer into your own application.

      3. Jeanine Figueroa

        Five StarsAbaolutely a must have for labeling. Use this exclusively when labeling my products.

      4. Dvelata

        Pain to install, great once that’s done!There’s a review in here written by a guy who figured out the install process. Find it, and do EXACTLY what he says. Specifically, the install order. Do not allow your computer to just find the drivers, etc, and install. Do everything in the exact order that guy says, and save yourself an hour of frustration.The full-version software for making labels is ok. The software itself isn’t all that fast, and it’s very low-tech. However, it’s super easy to create a label and once you hit print the label shoots right out! I even managed to get both computers in my office to talk to it over the network by sharing the printer, and it works like a charm.Hint: the address labels fit just fine on a 1/3 cut file folder, and using them means you don’t have to swap out the labels or buy more than one kind. I just use that size and print all of my address labels and file folders on them.

      5. HateTheCold

        Well Worth HavingOn a daily basis, I do not mail much compared to many who buy this. This has capabilities way beyond anything that I will ever need. But I do enough mailing that I want to automate labeling. I can get by with printing from a cut/paste of a buyer’s address. I no longer worry about transposing numbers or making other silly errors that result in some buyer’s item being returned for my mistake.Setup was easy. I use compatible generic labels that work as well as the sample Brother label they sent.Would I buy it again? In a heartbeat.FWIW, I did look at the Dymo. But after reading carefully and paying attention the the details, this seemed like a better deal for me.

      6. George

        Great Quality and durability, a nightmare to installI would give it 5 stars for solid and excellent construction and durability. A previous one lasted 3 years of DAILY use.However installation is a real nightmare and Technical Support though readily available (rare in this industry) is spotty. You get EXCELLENT techs and others who are so so. Installations instructions are unclear and when you finally get to talk to a Rep it’s: “Lets start from tje beginning, delete all the installation you did from the CD and lets go to the Web Site”!One more thing: Do NOT buy third party labels. They will tend to become unstuck from the roll and stick to the print heads and make a huge problem.

      7. Capt. John

        Purchased to make barcodes and wasted too many hours chasing my tail with this printerWill upgrade my review if I can get the software to work? 3 1/2 hours in, installing on2 separate win 7 machines. My issue is printer port, you have to chose during installand there’s no way you can make a virtual USB printing port, the machine/softwareis supposed to do that. Purchased to make barcodes and wasted too many hourschasing my tail with this printer.Basic lite version works, P-touch 5.0 upgraded software does not. Very disappointed.Going to call Brother support, because I hate to be defeated by stuff like this. Snag isthe computer recognizes this printer same as a usb thumb drive/storage device, not asa printer when you try to install it to use the enhanced software. At lease it did in my case.Next move is to return to Amazon and say good riddance.Increased my rating to 2 stars, because of Amazon’s no hassle return policy. If you’re lookingfor a cheap thermal printer that can do basic labels? This machine might work for you.Cartridge type labels for this printer are a heck of a lot more expensive than generic rollsthat work in Zebra printers,I purchased a Zebra LP 2824 from Amazon that’s 4 times the price with less issueson installs.

      8. Edward Lane

        Does not install properly – useless instructionsThe instructions for installation are minimal, and the Brother website is equally unhelpful. It failed to install on my laptop even though I followed the instructions carefully. I have asked to return it because it is not fit for purpose.

      9. julie lalani

        One StarTried everything will not install properly.

      10. Mark Miller

        Perfect for home or small businessGreat little printer. I use it in a small business environment for address labels, file folder labels, and inventory labels. There is a selection of label widths available, and the machine automatically cuts to length according to whatever label you design. The labels come in rolls pre-loaded onto a cartridge that you drop into the machine and then feed the end of the label into the printer’s output slot. It takes less than a minute to change cartridges. The type is crisp and clear, and the machine prints very quickly. The labels have excellent adhesion – they will usually tear if you try to remove them. You do not have to download any software. This model is plug & play as soon as you connect the USB cable to your computer and turn it on, but there is a more advanced software version available for download. I use the more advanced software version only because I downloaded it to try it out, but the resident software would have been sufficient. I would not expect this to perform satisfactorily in a continuously high-output labeling situation where you’re doing hundreds or thousands of labels a day, but for home or small business it’s perfect. It will print multiple labels at a time so long as they’re all the same. The default is 1, but it will print and cut as many as you choose. You cannot load a mailing list and have it automatically print out a different name and address on each label in one go.

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