How To Print Labels On a Brother Printer

Are you tired of messy handwriting on packages or disorganized files? Printing labels with a Brother printer can revolutionize your workflow, adding a professional touch to everything from shipping boxes to office folders. In this guide from True Image, we will show you how to effortlessly print labels on a Brother printer, covering everything from selecting the right model and label type to setting up your design for a flawless print. Ready to make labeling hassle-free and efficient? Read on to discover how a Brother printer can be your ultimate labeling companion!

Step 1: Choose the Right Brother Printer and Labels

Selecting Your Brother Printer

When selecting a Brother printer for printing labels, it is important to consider the specific features and capabilities of each series offered by Brother. Here is a more detailed breakdown to guide you through the selection process:

  • Brother QL-Series: Ideal for printing shipping labels, file folder labels, and name badges.
  • Brother P-Touch Series: Perfect for creating durable, laminated labels for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Brother Inkjet and Laser Printers: Suitable for printing sheet labels.

Choosing the Right Labels

There are a range of label types to complement your Brother printers. It is also necessary to select labels that are compatible with your specific Brother printer model. Some common options include:

  • Die-Cut Labels: Pre-cut labels available in various shapes (e.g., rectangles, circles) and sizes.
  • Continuous Length Tape: Allows you to create labels of any length, providing flexibility in label design.
  • Laminated Tape: Labels with a laminated finish for durability, offering resistance to water, chemicals, fading, and abrasion.
Label Types

Compatibility Considerations

When selecting labels for your Brother printer, ensure they are compatible with the model you have chosen:

  • Label Size and Format: Check the specifications of your Brother printer to verify which label sizes and formats it supports. It avoids proper feeding and paper jams or misalignments.
  • Label Material: Consider the environmental conditions where the labels will be used (e.g., indoor vs. outdoor, exposure to moisture or chemicals) to choose a label material (e.g., paper, vinyl, polyester) that matches these conditions to ensure longevity and readability.
  • Printer Compatibility: Refer to the Brother's recommendations or specifications to confirm that your Brother printer supports label printing.

Step 2: Install Necessary Software and Drivers

Installing Drivers

By keeping your Brother printer driver up to date, you can maximize the performance of your printer when printing labels.

  • Visit the Brother Support Website: Go to the Brother support page and search for your printer model.
  • Download Drivers: Download the latest drivers compatible with your operating system (Windows/Mac).
  • Install Drivers: Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers on your computer.

Installing Label Design Software

Brother provides label design software such as P-touch Editor and Brother iPrint&Label. Download and install the software from the Brother support website.

  • P-touch Editor: Fit for desktop use, offering advanced label customization features like various fonts, styles, templates, and barcode creation tools.
  • Brother iPrint&Label: Designed for mobile devices, enabling wireless label printing via Bluetooth. It provides templates, photo printing capabilities, and easy label creation on smartphones or tablets.

Step 3: Design Your Labels

Using P-touch Editor

1. Open P-touch Editor: Launch the software on your computer.
2. Select Label Template: Two ways to start the editing.

  • Choose a Template: Upon opening the software, you will see an option to select a template. P-touch Editor offers a variety of pre-designed templates suited for different purposes like address labels, file folder labels, name tags, etc.
  • Start a New Design: Alternatively, you can start from scratch by selecting 'New Layout'. This option allows you to specify your dimensions and create a custom label design.

3. Customize Your Label:

  • Text: Click on the 'Text' tool in the toolbar to create a text box on your label. Click inside the text box to type your content. Then, you can change the font, size, color, and style (bold, italic, underline) using the options in the text properties panel. You can also adjust alignment and spacing.
  • Images and Logos: Click on the 'Image' tool to add an image to your label. You can import images from your computer by browsing your files. You can resize and position the image on your label by dragging its corners and using the image properties panel to adjust settings like brightness and contrast.
  • Barcodes: Click on the 'Insert' tool to add a barcode to your label. You can enter the data for your barcode in the properties panel. Then, adjust the size and positioning on your label as needed.
  • Shapes and Lines: Use the 'Shape' tool to draw shapes for decoration or to highlight specific areas of your label.

Using Brother iPrint&Label (Mobile App)

1. Download the App: Install Brother iPrint&Label from the App Store or Google Play.
2. Connect to Your Printer: Ensure your Brother label printer is turned on and connected to your mobile device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Follow the in-app instructions to connect if it doesn’t automatically detect your printer.
3. Design Your Label: Use the app’s intuitive interface to create your label. (The editing process is similar to use the P-touch editor)

Step 4: Print Your Labels

After careful design, we will get exquisite labels.
1. Preview Your Design: Double-check your label design for errors and make any necessary adjustments.
2. Select Print Settings: Ensure your Brother printer is properly connected and the correct label tape is loaded.
3. Print Command: Click the 'Print' icon to start printing. 


In a word, printing labels on a Brother printer is a straightforward process once you have the right tools and follow the correct steps. With our useful tips, you can efficiently produce high-quality labels for your home or office needs. Additionally, if you find that the printer is out of ink while printing the label, True Image compatible Brother toner cartridges are worth buying. We provide high-quality toner cartridge replacements for various types of Brother printers to achieve original standards.

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