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QL-570 / QL-580N
User's Guide


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  • Page 1 STEP QL-570 / QL-580N STEP User's Guide STEP Be sure to read and understand this guide before using the machine. We recommend that you keep this guide nearby for future reference.
  • Page 2 Thank you for purchasing the Brother QL-570/580N. This guide briefly describes the steps to start using the Brother QL-570/580N. See the User's Guide for details. The User's Guide can be found in the Manuals folder of the included CD-ROM. We strongly recommend that you read this guide carefully before using the Brother...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    General Information ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 2 Safety Precautions •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 3 General Precautions •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 5 Getting Started ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 7 STEP STEP Unpacking the QL-570/580N •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 8 Parts Description••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 9 STEP Main Printing Unit•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 9 Connecting the Power Supply••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 9 Removing Protection Sheet•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 10 Setting the DK Roll ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••...
  • Page 4: General Information

    General Information Compilation and Publication Notice Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this guide has been compiled and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications. The contents of this guide and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Read and understand all of these instructions and save them for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. WARNING Tells you what to do to avoid the risk of injury. STEP CAUTION Tells you about procedures you must follow to prevent damage to the machine. The symbols used in this guide are as follows: Action NOT allowed DO NOT disassemble the product.
  • Page 6: Power Cord

    WARNING Do not use paint thinner, benzene, Do not put any heavy objects or objects alcohol or any other organic solvents to containing water on top of the machine. clean the machine. Doing so may cause If water or any foreign object enters the damage to the surface finish.
  • Page 7: General Precautions

    • You should put the machine near an easily accessible, standard electrical socket. DK Roll (DK Label and DK Tape) • Use only genuine Brother accessories and supplies (with marks). Do not use any unauthorized accessories or supplies. • If the label is attached to a wet, dirty, or oily surface, it may peel off easily. Before applying the label, clean the surface to which the label will be applied.
  • Page 8 CD/DVD player. • User's shall take full responsibility for applying CD/DVD labels. Brother accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of data caused by the inappropriate use of CD/DVD labels.
  • Page 9: Step 1 Getting Started

    STEP STEP STEP Getting Started Take the printer out of the box and make preparations for the printer before creating a label. Follow the procedures from "Unpacking the QL-570/580N" on page 8. STEP Unpacking the QL-570/580N Page 8 Parts Description...
  • Page 10: Unpacking The Ql-570/580n

    STEP1 Getting Started 1 Unpacking the QL-570/580N Check that the package contains the following before using the printer. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Brother dealer. QL-570/580N USB cable User's Guide CD-ROM Software Installation Guide AC Power cord Cleaning Sheet The plug may differ by countries.
  • Page 11: Parts Description

    The plug may differ by countries. • unplugging it from the electrical outlet. The wire in the power cord may become damaged. Do not connect the QL-570/580N to • the computer until directed to do so when installing the printer driver.
  • Page 12: Removing Protection Sheet

    Press and hold the ON/OFF button to turn the QL-570/580N off. Hold the DK Roll compartment cover at the front of the Brother QL-570/580N and firmly lift up to open the cover. Put the spool into the spool guides in the DK Roll compartment.
  • Page 13 Align the end of the roll with the upright edge of the label output slot. STEP Close the DK Roll compartment cover. When you press the ON/OFF button ( ) to turn the Brother QL-570/580N on, the end of the DK Die-cut Label is aligned automatically. STEP STEP...
  • Page 14: Using Interface Cable (ql-580n Only)

    For serial and network interfaces, a shielded interface cable should be used to ensure compliance with the limits for EMC. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. may affect the performance and print quality, and damage may not be covered under the limited warranty.
  • Page 15: Step 2 Label Overview

    STEP STEP STEP Label Overview STEP 1 Label Variety Page 14 STEP...
  • Page 16: Label Variety

    STEP2 Label Overview 1 Label Variety Here are the sample labels that you can create with the Brother QL-570/580N. There is a variety of labels to choose from. Go to Page 30 for more information. Choose the type of label you want to create.
  • Page 17: Step Step

    STEP STEP STEP Reference STEP LED Lamp Page 16 Maintenance Page 17 Troubleshooting Page 19 STEP Main Specifications Page 22 For Australia Only: Page 23...
  • Page 18: Led Lamp

    STEP3 Reference 1 LED Lamp Definition of LED Lamp The LED lamp on the Brother QL printer indicates the current operating condition. Lamp Condition Not lit Power is OFF. Green lamp is lit Power is ON. Green lamp is flashing Receiving data from the PC.
  • Page 19: Maintenance

    To purchase additional cleaning sheets, see "Accessories" on Page 39 of this Setup & Operation Guide. STEP When performing maintenance on the roller, be sure to only use Brother DK-CL99 cleaning sheets. If you use non-Brother cleaning sheets, the surface of the roller may become scratched, or cause a malfunction.
  • Page 20 • Check that the printing surface of cleaning sheet is facing upwards. Close the DK Roll compartment cover and press the ON/OFF button ( ) to turn the Brother QL-570/580N on. Press the Feed button for more Feed button than one second.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    • Is the DK Roll compartment cover open? Check that the DK Roll compartment cover is closed. • Has a print error or transmission error occurred? Turn off the Brother QL printer and on again. If there is still a problem, contact your Brother dealer. STEP •...
  • Page 22 STEP3 Reference Problem Solution ® ® ® • Is Microsoft Word started up from Microsoft Outlook ® • Is Microsoft Word chosen for the editor usually used for ® ® The P-touch Add-In icon is not Microsoft Outlook ® ® displayed on Microsoft Word.
  • Page 23 Problem Solution • Is the printer set for sequential printing? If so, set print mode to buffered printing. (Open printer properties from [Control Panel]-[Printer and FAX] and click [Printing Preferences...] button in the [General] tab. Choose the option "After one page of data is received".) •...
  • Page 24: Main Specifications

    59 mm width Min. printing 12.7 mm length Cutter Durable automatic cutter Button ON/OFF button ( ), FEED button, CUT button QL-570 Interface QL-580N USB, RS-232C , 10/100BASE-TX Wired Ethernet QL-570 Power 220-240V AC 50/60Hz 0.9 A supply QL-580N QL-570 133 mm ×...
  • Page 25: For Australia Only

    For details about warranty on your Brother Product, the details are listed STEP on the following link: For warranty service (repair) of your Brother product you will need to retain a copy of your sales docket and contact the Support Centre for location of the nearest Authorised Warranty Centre (AWC).
  • Page 26 Printed in China LB8727001...

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