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Efficient shipping for SME’s with Brother QL range of labellers

Brother QL-1100 Range

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Brother UK’s QL-1100 label printers have been designed to streamline postage and packaging for small businesses and start-ups.

To support the increasing numbers of businesses who sell products online, the printers produce labels up to 4-inches wide, complying with the requirements from couriers and parcel delivery companies including Royal Mail, eBay, Etsy and Amazon.

High quality, custom labels can be created with barcodes, images and text to ensure a professional finish every time.

Streamlined processes

Having a dedicated label printer eliminates the need to constantly change from paper to label sheets in the main printer – and with print speeds of up to 110mm per second, the QL-1100 guarantees efficiency in even the busiest of environments.

As well as saving time and preventing jamming, keeping both printers loaded and ready to go means there’s no wasted labels on part-printed A4 sheets either.

Working with you

The QL-1100 range is designed to work within the existing office set-up to make a positive impact on processes from day one.

Both models in the range can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB, while the flagship QL-1110NWB comes with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity including MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad and iPod), so labels can also be created using smartphones and tables.

System integrators and developers can take advantage of Brother software development kits for Windows, iOS and Android that allow the easy integration of label printing into their existing apps and software – the ideal cost-saving solution for users who don’t want to invest in or replace their current system.

Customisation is key

Requirements for postage and packaging differ from one business to the next, and the versatile QL-1100 was developed with this in mind. Whether it’s the size, quantity or design of the labels, there’s an option for every application.

With Brother’s free P-touch Editor label design software for PCs and Macs, users can add text, images, barcodes and frames to each label.

There’s also the option to merge data from an Excel spreadsheet or .csv file, so users can print a large number of professional address labels from a ready-made database in one go. For Windows users, the P-touch Editor add-in for Microsoft ibrings the extra option to select and print data directly from Word and Outlook, too.

Up to 99 label templates can be stored in the printer’s memory so there’s no need to create the same design more than once. Simple commands can then be issued from a connected device (such as a barcode scanner) to select the required template, update the text and barcode data, and then print the label.

Fulfilled by Amazon

An innovative function in the label printer’s driver makes it easy to produce labels that meet the requirements for sending to Amazon fulfillment centres – ideal if you are a third party seller on the site.

Once Amazon has created the PDF with barcode labels for each product, the ‘crop print’ function on the QL-100 range automatically extracts each barcode label from the A4 sheet so that it can be individually printed.

Rolls for every application

To help ensure compatibility with the labelling specifications of retailers, logistics, shipping and courier companies, both models have a 4″/101.6mmm printing width, so no essential information is missed off.

As for the length of the labels, traditional pre-sized rolls are available as well as continuous rolls, which means the built-in cutter can trim your label to precisely the size you need (up to three metres).

The rolls slot in easily for fast changes and are available in both paper and plastic film material. The QL-1100 series can also print onto non-adhesive card which is ideal for high quality receipts and name badges.

30 years of expertise

Since 1988, technology solutions provider, Brother UK, has been developing label printers to help businesses of all sizes to work more professionally and efficiently, offering high-quality labels at high speeds.

The QL-1100 range is the ideal choice for small businesses and individuals who need to ship products and parcels securely, quickly and seamlessly.

With the option to connect to a range of devices and customise each label, the solution will integrate perfectly into your existing system and help to ensure every item is trackable from door to door.

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