Brother International Corp. on Monday introduced the QL-650TD, a new thermal label
printer. It measures 5.7 x 7.7 by 6.0 inches and costs US$199.99. The QL-650TD works with Macs, PCs, and can even operate standalone without a computer attached.
Because it outputs labels using thermal printing technology, the QL-650TD doesn’t require users to change toner cartridges or printing ribbons. It prints in black and white at 300 dots per inch (DPI). Brother makes 18 different label supply rolls up to 2.4 inches wide: Nine label rolls are available in pre-cut sizes, including file folder labels, name badges, address labels, and CD/DVD labels, and nine in free-length rolls, useful for printing banners and signs up to 3 feet long.
The QL-650TD can print out one of eight pre-set label formats or 10 custom formats by selecting the label design through its front panel LCD display. Users can print labels with the current time and date, or any combination of message, time, date and number sequence. The label design software and USB connectivity lets you further customize the labels, if you wish.