Package Details: brother-ql800 3.1.5r0-1

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Package Base: brother-ql800
Description: LPR and CUPS driver for Brother QL-800 label printer
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: kbabioch
Maintainer: kbabioch
Last Packager: kbabioch
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.000003
First Submitted: 2017-11-17 09:58
Last Updated: 2019-07-21 21:39

Latest Comments

mapfeld commented on 2020-10-24 13:33

Despite the issues with continuous tape, the brpapertoollpr_ql800 application (to add random paper sizes to the ppd) segfaults on the add command and does not a thing. Can anyone of you make it work?

danieltetraquark commented on 2020-05-07 14:17

@Matze I can confirm it. The issue simply is that brother's driver for Linux doesn't support it. It is somewhere hidden on brothers download page.

Matze commented on 2020-05-07 14:00

I have just bought the QL800 printer, installed this driver and I am successfully able to print to the sample tape for standard address (29mm x 90.3 mm, paper black on white).

However, I cannot get anything to work with the other sample tape (62mm continuous tape, red and black on white). I suspect this to be generally related to the continuous tape. I have added a custom paper size with sudo brpapertoollpr_ql800 -P ql -n test -w 62 -h 30 and I try to print with lpr -P ql -o PageSize=test template.pdf

Both commands succeed but the printer just goes into error mode (status blinking red).

I have tried several page size options, printing from several applications, nothing worked.

Using the brother-ql, a python command line utility for the printer (, I was able to print on 62mm tape (so this is not a printer issue).

Can anybody confirm (or deny) problems with continuous tape? Any ideas how to solve this?

danieltetraquark commented on 2020-01-12 17:40

@kbabioch I thought maybe you experienced something similar and found a solution…

EDIT: The tick box "enable rasterisation" did the trick.

kbabioch commented on 2020-01-12 17:20

Don't see how this is related to the package itself. When it works with glabels, it seems that the package is working fine.

danieltetraquark commented on 2020-01-11 22:04

I have the problem, when I print pdfs, that they are rotated by 90° and very very small. Printing with glabels works flawlessly.