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Brother Design 'n' Craft Full Colour Label Printer

I have recently been given the wonderful opportunity to work with Brother UK and try out the

Design ‘n’ Craft full colour label printer. I decided to create two different journal spreads, one in my Travelers Notebook and one in my Bullet Journal.


Travelers Notebook


I always enjoy adding photos, ephemera and decoration in my Travelers Notebook journal pages. I wanted to really test the printer and the Color Label Editor App to see what they could do.


My daughter has recently come home from University for the weekend and I couldn’t wait to document the wonderful time we had together. These are the journal pages that I created.


Travelers Notebook Spread

I absolutely loved that I could print out photos, sticker images, typed text and washi tape-like strips, all from the same printer. You just swap the tape rolls to select the size you want and then get creating designs, using the Color Label Editor App. There are five different tape widths, ranging from 9mm to 50mm.


I don’t consider myself the best at using technology (!) but I found it really easy and intuitive to create with. The tapes are all on sticker paper, so you can add them straight to your journal pages. I particularly liked that you are printing on continuous rolls over pre-cut tape, so you can pick the length of your printing too.


Bullet Journal


I have been using the same bullet journal weekly layout for a long time now. It works really well for me and I love having everything I need on one spread. Therefore, it seemed only right that I try to recreate the spread using decorative elements only from the printer.

I’m really happy with how it turned out.


Bullet Journal Weekly Spread

I particularly enjoyed being able to create my own theme and the ability to mix and match images, either for stickers or strips of tape. Now I have all these designs set up, they will be really quick to change to another design next time.


The Color Label Editor App


You can access the Color Label Editor App on any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. I used it on my iPhone for creating all of these elements.


Color Label Editor App

Once you are in the Color Label Editor App, you can type out your text, add photos, change the background and select any of the artwork and frames that are included.


Artwork in the App

There are so many great art options to choose from, including seasons, birds, Christmas, Halloween, fish, fruit, lace trim and ornate frames. I used the tree image and a patterned background to create this washi-style tape:


Washi Tape

The Color Label Editor App has a library that saves all of your designs, so they are ready to access again or edit if you fancy a change.


The printer itself uses Zero-Ink® (ZINK) printing technology so no ink cartridges are required. I love knowing that I don’t have to worry about running out of ink mid-way through a creative project.


If you would like to see the printer in action and watch how I created these journal pages, then you can watch my YouTube video here.


Brother UK are very kindly offering a £10 discount, on top of the price promotion that is currently running. The discount code is BROTHER10 and is valid throughout the month of November 2019.


You can find the printer here.


I really hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how the Brother Design ‘n’ Craft Full Colour Label printer can be used to bring a whole range of decorative elements to your journal pages.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to pop them down below. In the meantime, happy journaling.


Helen x


Brother Design 'n' Craft Full Colour Label Printer