Are the SDKs on this website available for free?
Yes, the SDKs on this website are available free of charge once you have accepted the EULA.
I already have an application to print from a Brother mobile printer. Can I also print to new Brother mobile printers using this?
Small changes to your application will be required if you used the SDKs for the same platform and developed a program for a different printer. Please download the latest version of the SDK and then rebuild the program. Please refer to the manuals which are included in the SDKs.
When I print directly to the machine via Bluetooth it will produce an incorrect printout, or a printing error will occur when not using the Software Development Kit.
When you are connecting the machine via Bluetooth, the printer may not start to receive the data immediately after the port is opened. We advise to wait for an interval of 500 msec before sending the print data to the machine.
If you normally close and re-open the Bluetooth port between prints, we would again advise to leave 500 msec between the port being closed and re-opened.
Also, once you have sent the print data, and the printing process has begun, do not close the port. Please ensure 32 bytes of data has been received by the printer and then close the port.
If you use the latest version of the SDK, this will already have the interval time included automatically.
Will PDF printing support be available for mobile devices?
Yes, PDF is supported natively from Lollipop 5.0. For Operating Systems below this, there is the Brother PDF Print SDK [Android™] with which we can provide a free licence per printer purchased. More licences would be at additional cost. This functionality is demoed in the Android Print SDK. Please contact our offices in your country for more details.
How can I download the Android Print SDK?
Please use the registration link on the bottom of this page.
What happens after I register?
You will be able to freely download the SDKs and use them in your projects. We may contact you to advise of SDK updates or see if you need assistance with your project.
I have some other questions about Android SDKs? Who can I contact?
Please contact your local Brother office - www.brother.eu