Installing the Brother QL1050 printer in Windows for SendPro Online

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Products affected: SendPro® Online, QL-1050 Label Printer

Important: Do not connect the printer to the computer until told to do so in the instructions below. Connecting the printer too early will cause Windows to install the wrong driver.

  1. Close all programs before starting the installation.
  2. If the printer is connected to the computer via USB, unplug the USB cable from the printer so that the printer is not connected to the computer.
  3. Sign in to the computer with a user account that has Administrator privileges.
  4. Download the printer driver for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7.
  5. Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded file (qd1050w550bus.exe or qd1050w510b2kus.exe).
  6. If a security warning appears, select Run.
  7. In the WinZip Self Extractor box, select Unzip.
    Brother QL-1050 print driver WinZip Self Extractor
  8. When it says "files unzipped successfully", select OK.
    Brother QL-1050 print driver files unzipped
  9. Close the WinZip Self Extractor box.
  10. In your Downloads folder, open the qd1050w550bus folder.
  11. Double-click on D_SETUP.EXE.
  12. Select USB cable and select OK.
    Brother QL-1050 print driver select USB cable
  13. Select Start.
    Brother QL-1050 print driver select Start
  14. Connect the USB cable from the Brother QL1050 to the computer and turn the printer on.
  15. Select Next.
    Brother QL-1050 print driver select Next
  16. The installer may ask you to restart your computer.
    Brother QL-1050 print driver restart computer

Note: There is no need to install the printer driver when using the SendPro P-Series. The printer driver only needs to be installed when using SendPro on a computer.

UPDATED: June 08, 2021