Still looking for a particular QL label maker for your business? To help you pick the right printer, we’ve compiled the best Brother QL label makers you can buy in 2021!

Why Choose Brother QL Printer?

The Brother QL Series is a popular choice for home and small businesses because of its versatility, price and flexibility in feeding different label sizes. DK labels go with QL series, which can either be die-cut standard labels or continuous rolls.

And compared with other Thermal Printers, like Dymo & Zebra...

Other label printers worth comparing with Brother are the Dymo and Zebra printers. Where Zebra is usually used as industrial label printers and Dymo winning the spot for the best desktop label printers, Brother label makers do have their own flair such as:

  • Cheaper operational costs, without sacrificing value and quality
  • Easy to use and setup with many Android, iPhone, Linux and Windows
  • Multiple selection of DK label sizes for address, barcode, filing, shipping
  • Two-color printing available (black and red)
  • Custom label length is allowed with some printer models with built-in label cutter (length up to 1m)

Thermal Printers

Compatible Labels


Best for Bulk Labeling
Brother QL-800
  • Print amazing black/red label with DK-2251 rolls
  • Prints at 300×300 dpi (Standard) and 300×600 dpi (High resolution)
  • Print fast up to 93 labels per minute
  • Create a variety of economical labels
  • Good for printing shipping labels with its 300×600 dpi max print resolution
  • Print important information by including Red on your labels
  • Best for busy workplaces with easy plug-and-play setup, no need for printer drivers
Best for Network and Mobile Printing
Brother QL-1110NWB
  • Multiple Connectivity options: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth.
  • Connectivity options allow print from PC, Mac, iPhones and Android
  • Prints on wide format labels up to 4”
  • Prints from 100 to 600 dpi
  • Printing 4” label makes it ideal for shipping & postage labels
  • With Max print resolution of 300×300 dpi makes it a fast printer for shipping labels
  • Automatic crop function makes this great for labels where sheet formats are already generated
Most Versatile Label Printer
Brother QL-700
  • Fast printing: Up to 93 labels/ minute
  • Flexible printing, covering a wide variety of economical labels.
  • High-resolution printing:up to 300 x 600 dpi
  • With “Plug & Label” feature for printing labels without need for the Brother label printer software installation
  • Can print common office labels: file folders, envelopes, banners,discs, and packages
  • High-resolution 300×300 dpi for shipping labels
  • Best for printing various labels with the Downloadable Label Collection
Best for Two-Color Labels (Black and Red)
Brother QL-820NWB
  • Ultra-fast printing, up to 110 labels/minute
  • Wireless connectivity via wifi and bluetooth, Ethernet
  • Print Black/Red labels using DK-2251 labels
  • High-resolution: up to 300 x 600 dpi
  • Print Black/Red labels with DK-2251
  • Can print mobile with optional Li-ion battery upgrade
  • High-resolution (300×600 dpi), perfect for shipping label printing
  • Great for custom-sized labels using the automatic cutter

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