The Brother label printer is portable, light-weighted, yet versatile in various scenarios. It is relatively easy to handle and use. This article will walk you through the four-step setup.

Here is a video tutorial:

We also have a step-by-step walkthrough for your reference:

1. Turn on the Printer

  • Plug the power cable into the Brother printer.

Power Cable
  • Click on the Power Button on the left. Wait for a few seconds until you see the desktop.

Power Button

2. Connect to the Internet

There are two ways to connect the printer to the internet: Cable and WiFi. We recommend using a cable because it is easier to set up and the connection is also more stable.

  • Cable Connection

Turn on the router and plug in the cable. Once you hear a "click" sound, the cable has been properly plugged. If not, try doing it again.

Router cable

Plug the other end of the cable to the back of the printer. Again, a "click" sound indicates that it is properly plugged.

Printer Cable

Click the Menu button on the printer.

Menu Button

Go to WLAN.

WLAN

Make sure your WLAN is OFF. And you are connected!

WLAN OFF

Below is how to connect using WiFi, you can safely skip to the next part if you do not need to use the WiFi connection.

  • WiFi Connection

Click the Menu button on the printer and go to WLAN. Turn WLAN ON.

WLAN ON

The connection might take a few seconds. Once you see the menu screen again, click on OK.

WiFi Connection

Move down to WPS Button Push. Do not press anything.

WPS Button Push

Press and hold the WPS button on the top right corner of the router until a "WPS" shows on the router screen.

WPS button
WPS Router

Press OK twice on the printer. The printer and the router will start to connect - this process might take more than 30 seconds.

WiFi Connecting

When a ✓ shows up on the router screen, the router is ready.

Checkmark Router

When a message "Connected!" shows up on the printer screen, the printer is ready.

Connected!

Click the back⤶ button twice to go back to Main Menu. When you see a WiFi sign on the top right corner, you are all set!

WiFi Sign

3. Load Paper

  • On the paper roll, find the side with punched holes and face it downwards.

Paper Roll
  • Load the paper in. Place the side with holes to the right side of the printer.

Load Paper Roll In
  • Roll the paper until the paper comes out slightly in the opening of the printer. Make sure the edge of the paper aligns with the printer.

Roll Paper
  • The printer will automatically calibrate once you close the shell.

4. Connect your iPad to the same WiFi network as the printer.

Now you are ready to print!

There are 3 ways you can print the badge - QR Code check-in, Manual Check-in, and Walk-in Registration. To find out more about printing, please read this article.

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