How to install the printer driver for serial interface

To install the printer driver for the serial interface, use the following steps.

You need to prepare a serial cable to connect the QL series printer to your computer.
For information on serial cable available for this connection, see Appendix: Serial port settings [PDF/80KB].

  1. Insert the CD-ROM supplied with the product into the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Open the [Printers and Faxes] folder.

  3. Right-click on the [Printers and Faxes] window and then select [Add Printer].


  4. Click the [Next] button.

  5. Select [Local printer attached to this computer] and click the [Next] button.


  6. Select [COM1: [Serial Port]] from the dropdown list and click the [Next] button.

  7. Select [Brother QL-1050] and then click the [Have Disk] button.

  8. When the [Install From Disk] dialog box appears, specify the directory in the [Copy manufacturer's files from] box as follows:

    CD DRIVE:\US\P-touch\Drivers\QL-1050\Win2000\win2kdrv
    Click the [OK] button.

  9. Select [Brother QL-1050] and then click the [Next] button.

  10. When the following dialog box appears, click the [Next] button.

  11. Type your desired printer name in the [Printer name] box and then click the [Next] button.

  12. Select [Do not share this Printer] and click the [Next] button.

  13. When the following window appears, the procedure has been completed.
    Click the [Finish] button.

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Related Models

QL-1050, QL-1050N

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