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Design n Craft Printer

Developed for crafters and hobbyists, make every project unmistakably yours by creating in full colour. Print labels up to 50mm in width using your smartphone and tablet or from your PC/Mac.

£282.00 Inc. VAT £235.00 Ex. VAT

At a glance

  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection interface
  • Wireless network connectivity
  • Android Logo
  • Mobile device compatible
  • P-touch editor icon
  • Brother Colour Label logo

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With the Design n Craft Colour Label Printer, it’s easy to take your craft projects to the next level. You can print labels in up to five different widths – 9mm, 12mm, 19mm, 25mm and 50mm – ideal for everything from papercrafts, bullet-journals, wedding invitations, scrapbooks and even home décor.

From intricate patterns to full colour photographs, you can customise all of your designs easily. Labels can be designed, edited and printed from PC, Mac, iOS or Android, via USB or Wi-Fi and the printer uses the latest technology to guarantee a high quality, professional finish.

The Design n Craft Colour Label Printer uses cutting-edge technology for a professional, full colour finish on every craft project. It’s simple to use and gives you complete creative freedom – whether you’re making cards, gifts, or home decorations, they’ll be unmistakably yours and can be customised to suit the lucky recipient.

Key Features

  • Create unique, colourful designs on glossy adhesive paper using your favourite photos, images and text
  • Take your craft projects to the next level, from cards and gifts to home decorations and more
  • Choose from hundreds of built-in icons, frames, filters, fonts and backgrounds in the free Brother Color Label Editor app or the free P-touch Editor label design software; compatible with PC, Mac, iOS and Android
  • Choose between five different roll widths, from 9mm to 50mm
  • Benefit from the latest ZINK® Zero-Ink® Printing Technology for a full colour, professional quality finish


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Full colour professional finish

The Brother Design n Craft is the first full colour label printer from Brother. Print in multiple colours to create visually stunning labels ideal for everything from papercrafts, bullet-journals, wedding invitations, scrapbooks and even home decor.

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Print without ink

Powered by ZINK® Zero-Ink® printing technology, the secret’s hidden in the label rolls. Special colour crystals in the paper are activated by heat to create full colour labels without the need for additional ink cartridges. 

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PC and Mac connectivity

Connect to your computer using USB or Wi-Fi then design and print full colour labels from the Brother P-touch Editor design software. Import images, add frames and include clip art to ensure your message gets across clearly. 
A woman chooses different clip art and adds to her label design prior to printing on the Brother Design and Craft label printer

Color Label Editor app for iOS/Android

Create labels on your smartphone or tablet and print wirelessly from the Brother Design n Craft full colour label printer. Unleash your creativity by choosing your favourite fonts, clipart, frames and photos to include on your labels.
A woman is using AirPrint to print to a Brother Design 'n' Craft label printer from a tablet device

AirPrint for easy photo printing

AirPrint is a technology from Apple that helps you create full-quality prints without the need to download or install drivers. Print photos from your camera roll directly to the Brother Design n Craft using your iPhone or iPad’s Wi-Fi connection.
A woman is wrapping a full colour label printed on the Brother Design and Craft label printer, around a large ampersand character as part of her custom home decoration

Create labels to the length required

The Design n Craft printer uses continuous length rolls in an easy-to-load cartridge. This gives you total creative freedom to design and print labels up to 420mm in length. Plus the built-in cutter ensures a clean cut, every time.

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Range of label widths

Available in 9, 12, 19, 25 and 50mm widths to offer maximum flexibility. Despite their compact size each label roll is 5 metres in length, long enough for even the most demanding of labelling tasks.
Various personalised wedding event prints from the Brother Design and Craft full colour label printer

Step-by-step videos 

Visit our craft hub for inspiration of what you can make with your Design n Craft printer. From adding a special touch to your home with personalised home décor pieces, to creating personalised cards and gift bags for special occasions or even discover how to create all your wedding stationery with your own personal touch. 

Application Inspiration

wedding invitation cards in a box

Wedding Stationery 

Make your event extra special by adding your own personalised touches with the Design n Craft printer. From place settings to centre pieces or seating plans and favours – you can make your special day truly yours.

wedding table name tags


Events are a time for celebration so take your events to the next level with the Design n Craft printer. From bunting to place settings or even centre pieces, the choices are endless with the built-in templates or create from scratch with multiple backgrounds, colours, fonts and images.  

birthday cards on a table


Enhance your papercraft creations with the Design n Craft printer. From birthday cards to Christmas cards, or even simple bookmarks. With the Design n Craft printer, you can import your own photos or create your own designs using the built in clip art and emojis. 

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Home Décor 

Take your home décor creations to the next level with the Design n Craft printer. Print photos, patterns, emojis or unique creations at the touch of the button with the free Color Label Editor app and enhance your home décor pieces with an injection of colour. 


Bullet Journaling

Add full colour labels and photos to your bullet journals and scrapbooks to keep your memories alive and your organisation more visually appealing. Simply print your photos, images of your favourite bands, or emojis/clip art to give your journal that extra injection of colour.

photos on an exposed brick background

Photo Printing

The Design n Craft printer is also perfect for printing photos. From personal keep sakes to home décor pieces, simply import your photos from your camera roll or direct from social media accounts and print. You even have the option to add borders, text and emojis to give them a more personal touch. 

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Maximum label width (mm) 50 mm
Technology ZINK Zero-Ink Full Colour Printing Technology
AirPrint Yes
USB interface Ver 2.0 (full speed)
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Dimensions 113 (W) x 116 (D) x 96 (H) mm
Weight 0.66 kg
AC adaptor Yes
AC adaptor power cord Yes
Supplies 1 x CZ-1004 25mm x 5m label roll | CK-1000 50mm cleaning roll
USB cable Yes
Quick setup guide Yes
Resolution (dpi) 313
Standard print speed 8 mm per second
Rolls CZ full colour label rolls | CK printhead cleaning rolls
Warranty 3 year back to base warranty (upon registration)

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

design-n-craft is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 240.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the money! Printer quality is decent. The App is horrible. Very difficult to use. You can only use with a phone or iPad. You cannot use a computer. When the placing the amount of inches I want to print, the app keeps diverting to 5.69 inches for some reason. Apps seems very outdated. Apps freezes and all info gets deleted. The features are cool but it nothing you can’t get elsewhere! Not happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good!!! I bought this for my small business and I am really happy! Fast and low cost maintenance. Only problem is that in really small and busy prints stickers turn up a bit more red than the original. Apart from that I really adore this printer. Also very friendly and helpful customer service. Well done!
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting little printer I have to agree with another review that out of the box it was time consuming to install drivers and software. It’s not plug and play and its not click and print. I also found it difficult to hook up as a wired (usb) printer. It seems they are pushing for their app style printing with this device then on a PC computer. I am also not impressed with the color. Color is off on label compared to the computer. I printed a deep blue and the color printed out muted or lighter blue on the label. While I like the small simple design and the inkless feature there are some things that need to be tweeked in order for this be be better in my option.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Thick I find that that the label paper is way to thick to add to product containers. You can clearly see the label and it soo thick that it is visible and can lift off product containers quite easily. I think the label paper could be a bit thinner. It also takes very long to print one label.
Date published: 2021-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality is fantastic, Out of the box it was time consuming to install drivers and software . It’s not plug and play and its not click and print. When I installed the APP on iPad or iPhone you have to go to the wireless settings and select the VC-500W from the available WiFi list, therefore your device is tied up and you cannot switch between apps to do searches , check mail or other tasks. It’s actually a pain. Print quality is unbelievable and right as soon as i got up and running i made some sweet long and short 2” labels.So i am giving a high performance rating for printing only, connectivity and setup, i am giving the device an one star out of five. It’s not worth the money and time.
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The perfect Luxury for my crearivity I have had the printer a month now, I love it fall all of my creative tasks I planned to use it to label my holistic products but that eould work out too expensive for me. I absolutely love it though.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Very good printer produces very colourful labels. Software for PC and phone very easy to use. Took a while to get it set up as I found the instructions hard to follow, but managed in the end. Very happy with this printer.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Très pratique Cet article convient à mes attentes. Par contre le logiciel est peu convivial.
Date published: 2021-01-13
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