Brother P-touch QL570 on Raspberry Pi

I just wanted to use a Brother P-touch QL570 printer on a Raspberry Pi that is used as “Desktop PC” replacement for web-based applications.

Here is how to setup the printer:

1. connect the printer to power and to the PI (via USB)

2. install cups and the printer driver on the pi:
sudo apt-get install cups printer-driver-ptouch

3. set up user rights:
sudo usermod -aG lpadmin pi
This steps enables you to access cups administration pages in the next step

4. install the printer in cups:
– open a browser and go to http://localhost:631
– when asked for a password use user “pi” and password “raspberry”
– add a new printer, select the QL570 which is locally connected
– use the driver for QL550 when asked for the driver you want to use

5. finish – enjoy printing

4 Replies to “Brother P-touch QL570 on Raspberry Pi”

  1. Hi,
    I got the QL-570 to work with this driver, but it won’t cut any labels, even after changing the default options in CUPS. Do you have a solution?


  2. Hi,
    I tried your steps with a raspberry pi 3 with ubuntu mate installed on it.
    It doesn’t work, it did not print.
    What kind of raspberry pi are you using and which OS have you installed?

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