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QL-820NWB Network Label Printer

The flexible label printer which integrates with your connectivity requirements

£234.00 Inc. VAT £195.00 Ex. VAT

At a glance

  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection interface
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Apple Made for All Logo
  • Mobile device compatible
  • iPrint and Label
  • P-touch editor icon

Print labels from your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet using USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Or alternatively use it in standalone mode by selecting and printing labels previously designed and uploaded to the memory, using the integrated backlit LCD display. When used with special rolls, you can print labels that can contain both black and red print without needing any ink.

And when you can print custom sized labels up to one metre in length using the built-in cutter and continuous rolls, you can see why this is the most advanced label printer available.

Key Features

  • USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with support for MFi and AirPrint
  • Choose from pre-sized labels or Brother’s continuous roll option which allows you to print labels to the size you need up to 1 metre in length
  • Large backlit LCD display for easy set-up and operation
  • Print in black and red without needing ink or toner
  • Built-in cutter to create your own length labels
  • Built-in memory function for stand-alone label printing, plus 3 years warranty


Brother QL-82NWB on deli counter with label printed

Print labels without a computer

The QL-820NWB works as a traditional label printer - simply design your label on your PC or Mac, and then print. In addition, your commonly used labels can be uploaded to the internal memory locations. Then, simply scroll through the stored labels using the control panel to select and print the label. You can even print the current date and time or let the printer calculate a future one, making it ideal for printing labels for food packaging and "tested on / next test due" applications.

QL-820NWB showing connectivity option - USB cable

Full range of connectivity

With USB, wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth as standard, you have all your options covered. AirPrint and MFi certification (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) ensures maximum compatibility with Apple products too.

QL-810W with iPad tablet visitor management

Print from PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices

Choose from several options for designing and printing labels. Download for free the P-touch Editor label design software for PC and Mac to design labels with text, barcodes, images and frames. Alternatively, head on over to your app store to download the free iPrint & Label app for iOS and Android, then quickly create and print labels from your mobile devices, wirelessly.

Print a label with address from laptop

Microsoft Office and database printing

The P-touch Editor add-in for Microsoft Office (Windows only) allows you to select and print data directly from within Word, Excel and Outlook with just a click! Or if you have text stored in an Excel or .csv file, you can import this into P-touch Editor. Simply place each field on your label layout to print many labels with the same format (design). Ideal for printing address, product and pricing labels.

Close-up of QL-820NWB LCD graphic display

Integrated LCD for easy operation

Easily select the labels stored in memory that you wish to print, thanks to the large backlit graphic display. Setting up and configuring the machine is made much easier, as is troubleshooting if any errors occur with on-screen guidance on the problem and how to easily resolve it.

Optional Li-ion battery base for QL-810W and QL-820NWB

Optional Li-ion battery base

There are situations where you may need to print labels away from a power source, such as use on a portable trolley and printing from a tablet in retail, healthcare or similar industries. The optional Li-ion battery base has a fast charge function, and lasts for thousands of labels on a full charge.

Address and fragile labels adhered to brown cardboard packaging

Large range of labels for any application

The QL series label printers use Brother DK rolls - that easily slot-in for fast label changes. Several types are available:

  • Pre-sized die-cut adhesive labels in paper and plastic film material.
  • Continuous adhesive labels in paper and plastic film material that can be cut to the length you need (up to 1 metre).
  • Non-adhesive card ideal for receipts and name badges.
  • Removable adhesive for repositioning labels.

Industry Uses

Confidential documents


With wired and wireless network, your whole workgroup can print highly visible black and red office labels using our two-colour continuous length roll. Also print in black on both continuous roll and pre-sized labels.

Create on-demand address labels, storage box labels, file folder labels, name badge labels, indoor temporary signage, office supplies labels, office equipment labels, office furniture labels, shelf labels, cabinet labels and more.

Labelled jar of food

Food Industry

Print standout compliant food labels with our two-colour continuous length roll and highlight allergens, use-by dates and special offers in black and red. With a standalone LCD touch panel and optional battery base, this label printer is perfect for printing labels at the point of preparation.

Create ingredient/allergen labels, food preparation labels, fridge shelf labels, barcode labels, product labels, pricing labels and more.

Shirts on sale


Give your sales a boost with eye-catching price tags and offers, printed in black and red on our two-colour continuous roll. This label printer has a standalone LCD touch panel and optional battery base which is ideal for printing labels on the shop floor.

Create product labels, pricing labels, promotion/special offer labels, barcode labels and indoor temporary signage.

ID card

Visitor Management

With attention grabbing black and red ID badges printed on our two-colour continuous roll you can improve visitor management. Simply highlight key information including access areas, fire points, dates and times. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection enables you to easily print labels from anywhere and across multiple devices including smartphones and tablets via the app. For a total mobile solution there is an optional battery base available.

Print visitor badge labels, indoor temporary signage, address labels and more.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Maximum label width (mm) 62
Database upload from PC Yes
Housing colour Glossy black and white
Image upload from PC Yes
Memory capacity 6 MB
Memory locations 255
Technology Direct thermal
Template upload from PC Yes
Type DK rolls (DK die-cut labels / DK continuous length tape)
AirPrint Yes
Bluetooth Ver 2.1 EDR
MFi Yes
Bluetooth profiles SPP/OPP/BIP/HCRP
USB interface Ver 2.0 (full speed)
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wired network interface 10/100 BASE-TX
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Dimensions 125mm (W) x 234mm (D) x 145mm (H)
Weight 1.16 kg
AC adaptor Yes
AC adaptor power cord Yes
USB cable Yes
User guide Yes
Warranty card Yes
Quick setup guide Yes
Tape cassettes 29mm x 90mm black print on white standard address labels (100 labels) - 62mm black/red print on continuous length paper tape (5 meters)
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.10.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.11.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.12.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.13.x or higher, Mac OS X 10.14.x or higher
Windows Server 2008, Server 2008R2, Server 2012, Server 2012R2, Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista
1 dimensional barcode symbologies CODE39, CODE128, UCC/EAN-128(GS1-128), ITF(I-2/5), CODABAR(NW-7), UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN13(JAN13), EAN8, GS1 DataBar(RSS)(GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Truncated,GS1 DataBar Stacked,GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional,GS1 DataBar Limited,GS1 DataBar Expanded,GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked)
2 dimensional barcode symbologies PDF417(Standard, Truncate, Micro), QR Code(Model 1, Model 2, Micro), Data Matrix (ECC200 Square, ECC200 Rectangular), MaxiCode, CODE93, POSTNET, UPC-E EXTENSION
Black and red printing capability Yes
Bitmap fonts Helsinki, Brussels, Letter Gothic Bold, San Diego, Brougham
Maximum label width 62 mm
Maximum print width 58 mm
Outline/Vector fonts Helsinki, Brussels, Letter Gothic
Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300, 300 x 600
Standard print speed 110 labels per minute
Standard print speed 176 mm per second
Database file compatibility csv, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel
Date and time stamp Date and time
Fonts All installed truetype fonts
Frames 126
Label orientations Horizontal, Vertical
Microsoft Office add-in (highlight->click->print) Excel, Outlook, Word
Screen capture Yes
Sequential numbering 1 - 9999 / A - Z / a - z
Text alignment Centre, Justify, Left, Right
Typestyles Bold, Horizontal lines, Invert, Italic, Normal, Shadow, Shadow light, Surround
Vertical print Yes
SDK (Software Development Kit) Yes
Warranty 3 year warranty (upon registration)

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

QL-820NWB is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fair with some great features Great features - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The implementation of these features is what is lacking! It doesn't seem like you can just set it up with the Wi-Fi and forget it with it able to be printed to whenever you needed to use it. I am still working on it, though. I am also finding it doesn't accept the older labels of the same type and noticed the new ones, with the same number, have a larger base with more holes which enable the machine to read what label is installed - not acceptable! I kept the machine under the hopes I can learn to use it at a later date but it is VERY EXPENSIVE considering it has only worked for me when plugged directly into the laptop!
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great printer Purchased this printer because of its 2 color capability. The red tends to blend in with the black giving it a hazey look. The colors look good when printed by themselves. I would recommend the vc500 if you want color although the paper is expensive. If you want red and black printing the paper for this printer is expensive as well. I purchased the battery pack as well it works great for portable operation. I really like the wireless capability and general label printing of this printer. It uses all the same size paper as my 720 printer so I can have different size labels in each printer without changing.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rapidité, créativité Les logiciels associés permettent de tout faire, étiquettes, badges, chevalets, annonces, publicités...C'est simple à utiliser et laisse la créativité s'épanouir, même sur une étiquette !
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from able to print with bluetooth the printer is , sturdy, compact and do what it was made to do.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fast and easy use for many coin ID labels and the like--works very smooth and fast with P touch
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Thermal Printer!! This is a wonderful device! I love the mobile app and desktop application; they both are easy to use and I can print via Bluetooth connection or wirelessly, from each! The labels have come out perfect every time. Definitely a great purchase!
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 stars. Can strongly recommend! Software is great as all connection protocols.
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Völlig von der Rolle Zum Testen bekam ich den Brother QL-820NBW. Das traf sich gut, ich war grad auf der Suche nach einem neuen Etikettendrucker. In die engere Wahl kam neben diesem Gerät auch der kleinere Bruder. Das Gerät ist schön kompakt und verfügt über ein beleuchtetes Display. Hintergrundbeleuchtung und Display-On-Zeit können am Gerät eingestellt werden. Die Installation der Software und die Ersteinrichtung des Gerätes ging schnell und einfach von der Hand. Nach nur wenigen Minuten ist das Gerät einsatzbereit. Aufgrund der verschiedenen Verbindungsmöglichkeiten (LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth) ist man beim Aufstellen flexibel. Noch mehr Flexibilität und Mobilität geht nur noch mit dem optional erhältlichen Akku der den Betrieb des Gerätes ohne Netzkabel ermöglicht. Praktisch ist auch die passende Android App mit der Etiketten frei, auch mit ClipArts und zweifarbig (schwarz, rot), gestalten lassen. In der App sind schon viele Vorlagen in verschiedenen Kategorien vorhanden. Da ich gelegentlich Pakete versende soll er natürlich auch die entsprechenden Labels drucken können. In der Theorie kann er das und es ist mir auch einmal gelungen. Irgendwie finde ich einfach nicht die passenden Druckeinstellungen und mir werden entweder Fehler ausgeworfen oder der Druckauftrag hängt im Spooler fest. Schade. Dafür gehen Briefmarken mit und/oder ohne Adresse super von der Hand. Für die verschiedenen Einsatzzwecke gibt es verschiedene Rollenformate die in Länge und Breite variieren. Daneben gibt es auch Endlosrollen. Die Möglichkeit nach jedem gedruckten Etikett automatisch abschneiden zu lassen ist sehr praktisch und macht bei Verwendung von Endlosrollen auch Sinn. Ein Kritikpunkt bleibt aber dennoch, jede neue Rolle wird auf einer Art Plastikgestell geliefert. Das verschwendet Ressourcen , ist aber wohl damit begründet das das Gerät die verwendete Etikettenart anhand von Pins erkennt die im Gerät sitzen und in entsprechende Löcher am Fuss der Rollenhalterung greifen. Dennoch meine ich das es statt Kunststoff auch andere Möglichkeiten geben würde. Der Druck an sich geht sehr schnell und alles ist super lesbar. Alles in allem ein gutes Gerät das eine Kaufempfehlung verdient. Zum Schluss möchte ich darauf hinweisen das es bereits eine neuere Version des Gerätes gibt.
Date published: 2020-01-11
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