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Personalise Christmas cards and more with the Brother VC-500W Design ‘n’ Craft printer

Christmas is around the corner and now is the perfect time to get creative with Brother’s VC-500W Design ‘n’ Craft printer – it’s perfect for creating unique and personalised Christmas cards and gifts.

The VC-500W Design ‘n’ Craft printer is a fantastic little product with big possibilities. Sure, this label printer can do the basics – keep your office in order etc – but it also comes with an excellent design app that helps you produce stunning designs for all possibilities. Within the app there are hundreds of built-in icons, frames, filters, fonts and backgrounds. And it’s compatible with PC, Mac, iOS and Android so you can use it from a Smartphone or other mobile device.

Unlike other label printers on the market, this product prints in full colour. However you don’t need to buy separate ink as the this uses Zink technology. Colour is stored within the label and activated by heat. There are five different sizes of labels to choose from so you can print from 9mm to 50mm wide.

Check out the video below from British craft expert Rosemary Merry who’ll guide you through the basics of card design using this crafty label printer.

Crafting ideas for the VC-500W Design n Craft printer

In addition to card-making here are just a few ideas for how you can use the Brother Design n Craft label maker…


  • – Labelling jams, cookies, herbs and spices and other delicious treats. This is particularly good if you plan on giving your homemade delicacies as gifts this festive season.


  • – Mini photo albums – printing sticker-sized photos of the past year is a creative way to display your pictures somewhere that isn’t your phone or Facebook. Stuck on quality card and framed, this makes a lovely and cost-effective gift.


  • – Invitation-making – you can quickly and simply create stunning invitations using this label maker, card and other craft resources.


  • – Scrapbooking – add a personal element to scrapbooks with small but perfectly formed photos and other images.


  • – Labelling children’s (and adults’) possessions – no need for run-of-the mill labels. Instead create stunning designs that stop the “that’s my toy/book/game” arguments.


Really the possibilities for this great little label-maker are endless whether you’re purchasing for a home or business environment.

Buy your Brother VC-500W Design n Craft printer at Printerbase today.


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5 Great Home Office Printers | Printerbase 20 May 2019 at 2:06 pm

[…] software so you can create labels to meet all your creative needs. You can find out more about the Brother VC-500W […]


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