Monthly Archives: May 2017

  1. Vintage Label Printers: Then and Now


    Before electronic handheld label printing became as mainstream as it is today, label printing had to be done by embossing a plastic or metal tape. Typing was achieved by rotating a wheel to the correct character and squeezing the handle grip. Then a cutter would have to be manually operated which varied across different models. The tape was continuous, usually had a self-adhesive backing, and came in various colours of plastic and metal.

    White Text

    The technology behind producing these types of labels is super simple. With the exception of the metal tape, the coloured plastic tapes will change to white when embossed producing the white, bevelled characters that make up your label text. With the metal and white tapes, the bevelled

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  2. Brother QL-800 Unboxing

    What's in the box:

    1. Brother QL-800
    2. Mains power cable
    3. USB cable
    4. User manuals and cleaning card
    5. Standard address sample roll
    6. Black and red on white sample roll
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  3. Colour Address Label Printer: Brother QL-800 & QL-810W Review

    First things first. It's not full colour, so please don't get too excited. However, it still is a fairly exciting thing because this a 2 colour printer that doesn't require any ink, toner or ribbon. This is the first twin colour direct thermal printer from Brother in the QL range, and the first in the market it's aimed at. As I'm reviewing 2 very similar printers at the same time, I'll review mostly the QL-800 and then mention any differences with the QL-810W.


    • 300x600 dpi print resolution
    • 93 labels per minute (110 labels per minute on the QL-810W)
    • Automatic Cutter
    • 62mm wide print
    • Prints black & red with DK-22251
    • USB connection (and Wi-Fi on the QL-810W)
    • Windows and Mac software included (downloadable Android &
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  4. Brother PT-P900W & PT-P950NW Unboxing & Overview

    What's in the box:

    • Label Printer
    • Power adaptor
    • Mains power cable
    • USB cable
    • User manual
    • 36mm x 8m black on white laminated tape


    • Automatic cutter with part-cut
    • USB connectivity to a computer
    • Wi-Fi connectivity to computers and mobile devices
    • Wired network connection for computers and mobile devices (PT-P950NW only)
    • Print resolution up to 360 x 720 DPI
    • Print speed up to 80mm per second
    • Optional battery pack add-on
    • Optional Bluetooth module add-on
    • Optional screen and keypad add-on
    • Label design and print software free download for Windows, Mac, Android & iOS

    Print spe

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