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Brother VC-500W Versatile Compact Color Label and Photo Printer with Wireless Networking
The Brother VC-500W color label and photo printer with wireless networking features ZINK Zero Ink Technology that lets you easily print amazing full color labels, photos, stickers and more up to 17 inches long without the need for ink, ribbon or toner. All colors needed for high-quality color printing are embedded in the ZINK paper which is water, tear and smudge resistant with adhesive backing. Have fun decorating, personalizing, organizing and creating gifts, gift wraps and tags, greeting cards and invitations, jewelry, photo projects, scrapbooking, home décor items, party favors, stickers, and more. Use the P-touch Editor software to print a wide variety of professional-looking labels from your Windows or Mac computer to easily tackle a myriad of office and organizational tasks, business projects, address labels, and more. With the Brother VC500W, the possibilities are endless. Wi-Fi/Wireless direct offers easy connectivity so you can print from virtually anywhere or share on a network. Easily create and print from mobile devices when connected to a wireless network for on-the-go printing. The Brother VC-500W includes a Free Color Label Editor app for almost unlimited design options. Choose from thousands of elements such as frames, art, backgrounds and more plus ready-made designs for your mobile device. With the touch of a button, Air Print enabled apps to let you print from over 10, 000 apps already available for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Print from your photo gallery, camera apps, notes and your social media stream. Brother CZ and CK rolls are available in 3/8 inch, ½ inch, ¾ inch, 1 inch and ~2-inch (1. 97”) widths. The built-in automatic cutter is simple to use and lets you choose half or full cuts for just the right length. The Brother VC-500W comes with everything you need to get started including 1 inch roll of ZINK Zero Ink technology paper, a cleaning roll, power adapter and quick start guide so you can get started right out of the box. Database File Compatibility: CSV, TXT, XLS, Tape Line: CZ/CK Roll Cassettes
Brother Genuine CZ-1003 Continuous Length ¾” (0.75”) 19 mm Wide x 16.4 ft. (5 m) Long Label roll Featuring Zero Ink Technology, CZ1003
Brother Genuine CZ-1003 continuous length ¾” (0. 75”) 19 mm wide x 16. 4 ft. (5 m) long label roll allows you to create labels, photos, stickers and more Up to 17 inches long. Features ZINK Zero Ink technology with all colors required for high-quality photo printing embedded in the ZINK paper – no ink, toner or ribbon required. Cz-1003 label roll ZINK paper is water, tear and smudge resistant and has an adhesive backing that adheres to most surfaces – perfect for creating stickers. You’ll have fun decorating, personalizing, organizing and creating everything from handmade gifts, gift wraps and tags, greeting cards and invitations, jewelry, photo projects, party favors, Kids’ stickers, and family fun items to tackling a myriad of organization tasks, business projects, Address Labels, scrapbooking, home decor, and more. Use label to identify items and quickly organize your home or work space. Label containers, supply cabinets, storage boxes, personal items, files. Brother Genuine CZ and CK label rolls are for use with Brother VC-500W versatile, compact label and photo printers. Additional size label rolls are available. Label rolls Let you design and print Full color labels, photos, tags, stickers and more using convenient Brother CZ and CK rolls available in 3/8 inch, ½ inch, ¾ inch, 1 inch and ~2-inch (1. 97”) widths. Be sure to protect your hardware investment by using only Brother Genuine supplies to assure you of high-quality output every time. Use of aftermarket or third-party products may result in damage to your printer and may not be covered under the Brother At Your Side product.
I have made too many stickers to count. This is a great product! I mainly use it to make gift tags for our cheer squad. I get on average 75 (2x2) stickers per roll. The color quality is great and the software is dummy proof. It’s easy to find a free image online and customize in the software as well as using the preloaded clip art.
When we first heard about this--and saw the footprint, I felt like I was missing something, as between the comparatively small size (somewhere between the size of Big Mac & Double Big Mac) and lack of complicated control panel, this isn’t what comes to mind when you think “full color, photo quality printer”. Now that we’ve spent the better part of today putting this through its paces, it’s all clear--and very cool. First, this is one of those ZINK photo printers so it prints photo quality without toner or ink. Unlike other color printers, with Zink all the “color” is in the paper--not sure what that means or how it works, but I don't know how a 747 stays up in the air either and that doesn't stop me from getting on a plane. Anyway, in terms of easy both using it and getting it to work & play well with wifi etc, this reminded me a lot my Brother PC labeler, except;
Tech support great. I return unit when it would not print 2” but would print 1”, Received new unit set it up prints 1” great still will not print 2”... bought two new 2”, Still no print. If you only want to print 1” Great little machine,however the 2” cartridge is defective and will not work. You have been warned! Buyer Beware.
FALSE ADVERTISING ON AMAZON. The Color Label program does not work on a MAC. The manuals are incomplete and confusing. I spent two days trying to set this up. THEN I SPENT ANOTHER FOUR HOURS talking to Brother Support in the Dominican Republic. The tech was totally inept and after another wait of 25 minutes he connected me with a supervisor who was not any more knowledgeable and could not get the thing to work. I gave up and got return authorization. Amazon represents this machine as Mac compatible which is total BS.
Anyone that is looking for an easy to use Label size printer should look elsewhere. This has been extremely frustrating installing and still does not work. Tech support is poor and the printer is still not working. Brother needs to work on the driver, the editor software and on properly supporting the product after the sale. I am returning this item and highly recommend no one buys this product.
I don't like writing negative reviews, but given the name behind this product and its price, I felt I should provide my honest review:
Well, I have used this printer for more than 3 months now. Before going further, you should look up its cartridge prices. At the time of writing, a 5m long and 1inch wide cartridge costs more than $50! That's $1 per 10 cm! Why did I buy it? It seems to be the only colour label printer available at the time. And you can print in other languages with the app. I find the quality of the labels to be mediocre. Colours are neither vivid or accurate but tolerable. The app is easy to work with but feels childish (literally feels like an app for children). Despite that it works as intended and flawless in function, I would have never bought this if it weren't for the lack of options.
It took forever to set it up and once I printed it the colours were all faded. I use it to print labels when I'm mailing things but besides that I can't use it for what I wanted to.
Like the other reviews here, this product isn't worth the cost of the printer, and the cost of additional labels is also unreasonable. The app is poorly designed and the only way you can use the printer. I wish I had returned this product in time for a refund, but now I'm stuck with it.