Install your Brother printer

Learn how to install a Brother printer. These instructions apply to all Brother QL Series printers. The example used in the screenshots for this article is a Brother QL-720NW.

Set the printer preferences, from the Devices and Printers section of the Control Panel, to match those of the badge pass template you set up.

This should only take a couple of minutes. After doing this you should refer back to the Getting Started Printing Guide for the next steps.

You still need to follow these steps if using an iPad Kiosk with a Brother printer less than the QL-820NWB which does not require Step 2.

Before you start

Install your Brother on the Wi-Fi network or via hardwire by following the install guide that came with the printer. You can download the latest drivers from the Brother website.

If you are installing it for an iPad, this must be done on the same Wi-Fi network as the iPad Kiosk will connect to. We also support Direct Brother Printing with the IP Address  or Bluetooth should you have restrictions in place.

Set up the printer

You need to set the Brother printer preferences to match those of the badge pass template you setup:

  1. Go to the Control Panel.
  2. Select Devices and Printers.

  3. Locate your Brother printer.
  4. Right-click on the printer and select Printing Preferences.
  5. Set the Paper Size to match the template you set up in your WhosOnLocation Account and make sure the same labels are installed in the printer.

    If you are using the #VBRT3 label, you will need to allow extra space for the expiry tab. Please set the label length to 100mm or 3.9”.
  6. Set Orientation to Landscape.
  7. Set Quality to: 300 x 600 dpi
  8. Enable Options to Cut at Every ‘1’ and Cut at End

    The image above depicts settings for a 101mmx62mm badge pass template.
  9. Select Apply and then OK
  10. To check that the printer is working, right-click on the Brother printer and select Printer Properties
  11. Select Print Test Page.

If the printer is installed correctly the printer should print out a test label. If it does not, recheck that the labels are installed in the printer, also that the printer is turned on, and the USB cable is connected.

There’s one final step in activating printing, and that is to link the kiosk or the account to the installed printer. We show you how to do this across a variety of browsers and or for an iPad. Please consult the Getting Started with Printing Guide to be taken to the relevant article to your requirements.

If you have any questions about Badge Pass Printing please refer to the Badge Pass Printing F.A.Q.

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