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VC-500W full colour label printer

Print photo quality labels from your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.

189,00 € Inc. VAT
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Brother's first full colour, compact desktop label printer is a truly revolutionary product in the office label printer market. For the first time you can print labels with any colour combination required, ideal for colour coding files, documents and archive folders.

Include full colour, photo quality images such as company logos, or staff and visitor photographs on security passes.

Incorporating both wireless and USB interfaces, the VC-500W connects to your PC or Mac and uses the free P-touch Editor desktop label design software, or to your Apple or Android device with the Brother Color Label Editor app.

Key Features

  • Print labels from 9mm up to 50mm wide
  • Uses ZINK® Zero-Ink® Printing Technology to produce full colour labels without needing ink!
  • Compatible with PC and Mac (using USB) and smartphones/tablets (using Wi-Fi)
  • Compact design that fits easily on the desk
  • Integrated cutter to create your own length labels


A woman chooses different clip art and adds to her label design prior to printing on the Brother Design and Craft label printer

Color Label Editor app for iOS/Android

There are hundreds of clipart, frames, fonts and backgrounds to use in the Color Label Editor app. Or import photos from your library, from Instagram, or from Facebook to add further personalisation to your creations. Download for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
A woman is wrapping a full colour label printed on the Brother Design and Craft label printer, around a large ampersand character as part of her custom home decoration

Create labels to the length required

The Design and Craft printer uses continuous length rolls in an easy-to-load cartridge. This gives you total creative freedom to design and print labels up to 420mm in length. Plus the built-in cutter ensures a clean cut, every time.

A personalised gift bag using printed labels created on the full colour Brother Design and Craft label printer

Step-by-step videos: Birthday gift bag

Impress your friends and family and use these step-by-step instructions to create a personalised birthday gift bag. This video* shows you how easy it is to use this printer.


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A photo frame with 9 individual full colour labels produced on the Brother Design and Craft label printer

Step-by-step videos: Home decor

Make your home your own! In this video*, these easy-to-follow step by instructions show you how you can create your own home decor items.


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A personalised Christmas card using printed full colour labels from the Brother Design and Craft label printer

Complete Creative Freedom

The full colour prints from the Design and Craft printer can be used on their own to create wonderful personalised bookmarks, photos, and other items. Or use with other craft materials to create more intricate items. Cut out your printed shapes to stick onto your designs, and take your crafting to another level. 

VC-500W being used on a computer

PC and Mac connectivity

Connect to your computer using USB or Wi-Fi then design and print full colour labels from the Brother P-touch Editor label design software. Import images, add frames and include clip art to ensure your message gets across clearly. 
Full colour label printing on the Brother Design and Craft printer, that doesn't require ink

Print without ink

Powered by ZINK® Zero-Ink® Printing Technology, special crystals in the paper are activated by heat to create full colour labels with no need for ink. This means no mess and no spills, making it ideal to take to craft meetings, so other crafters can use it too. No running out of ink mid project. This is the future of crafting.

Five Brother label cassettes of various widths for the Brother Design and Craft label printer

Five different label widths available

With 9mm, 12mm, 19mm, 25mm and 50mm widths to choose from, the smaller tapes are ideal for finer details and patterns, and the larger sizes are great for printing full colour photos. Plus using the correct width minimises waste when cutting around your printed designs.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Maximum label width (mm) 50
Technology ZINK Zero-Ink Full Colour Printing Technology
AirPrint Yes
USB interface Ver 2.0 (full speed)
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wirelesss network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Dimensions 113 (W) x 116 (D) x 96 (H) mm
Weight 0.66 kg
AC adaptor Yes
AC adaptor power cord Yes
Supplies 1 x CZ-1004 25mm x 5m label roll | CK-1000 50mm cleaning roll
USB cable Yes
Quick setup guide Yes
Resolution (dpi) 313
Standard print speed 8 mm per second
Rolls CZ full colour label rolls | CK printhead cleaning rolls
Warranty One year return-to-base

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