Brother P-touch One User`s guide

2600/2610
USER’S GUIDE
GUÍA DE USUARIO
• Read this User’s Guide before you start using your P-touch.
• Keep this User’s Guide in a handy place for future reference.
• Antes de usar su equipo por primera vez, lea cuidadosamente esta guía de usuario.
• Guarde esta guía de usuario para futuras referencias.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the P-touch 2600/2610!
Your new P-touch will allow you to create labels and stamps for any need. Its versatility enables you to
design custom labels by choosing from a variety of frame designs and from many character sizes and
styles. TZ tapes in five different widths (1/4″ (6 mm), 3/8″ (9 mm), 1/2″ (12 mm), 3/4″ (18 mm) and 1″ (24
mm)) and a variety of colors allow you to print personalized labels, useful for color-coded labelling. In
addition, three types of AV label cassettes can be used to create easy-to-peel-off, pre-sized address and
filing labels (AV2067: 3/4″ × 2 5/8″ (20 mm × 67 mm) address labels, AV1957: 3/4″ × 2 1/4″ (19 mm ×
57 mm) return address labels and AV1789: 5/8″ × 3 1/2″ (17 mm × 89 mm) file folder labels).
You no longer have to worry about urgent tasks that require professional printing. In the office, the factory, the lab
and the home, the quality and performance of the P-touch 2600/2610 makes it an extremely practical machine.
Finally, as you may want to occasionally refer to this User’s Guide, we suggest that you keep it in a handy place.
(The PT-2600 and the PT-2610 models are equipped with the same functions; however, the
PT-2610 includes a carrying case and additional tape.)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)
Responsible Party
: Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares that the product
Product Name
: Brother Label Printer P-touch 2600/2610
Model Number
: PT-2600/2610
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) thisdevice may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received,including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
- Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Patent numbers and patent publication numbers which are related to this product are as below:
USP4839742
USP4976558
USP5009530
USP5120147
USP4927278
USP4983058
USP5069557
CONTENTS
Brother® 90 Days/One Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service
(For USA Only) .................................................................................................. iii
Important Information ......................................................................................... v
Getting Started
GENERAL DESCRIPTION .................................................................................... 1
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS................................................................................... 3
BATTERIES .......................................................................................................... 3
OPTIONAL AC ADAPTER ................................................................................... 4
TAPE CASSETTE .................................................................................................. 5
CONNECTING THE P-TOUCH TO A COMPUTER ............................................. 6
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE AND PRINTER DRIVER....................................... 7
READING THE USER’S GUIDE.......................................................................... 29
USING P-TOUCH EDITOR 3.2 ......................................................................... 30
USING THE P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR ........................................................... 33
UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE & PRINTER DRIVER..................................... 38
ATTACHING LABELS ........................................................................................ 41
PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS.................................................................................. 42
For Your Information
POWER KEY...................................................................................................... 43
CURSOR KEYS .................................................................................................. 43
CODE, ALT & SHIFT KEYS ................................................................................ 44
SPACE KEY ........................................................................................................ 47
RETURN KEY..................................................................................................... 47
NEW BLOCK KEY.............................................................................................. 49
TAB FUNCTION ............................................................................................... 50
DELETE KEY ...................................................................................................... 52
LINE OUT FUNCTION...................................................................................... 52
CLEAR FUNCTION ........................................................................................... 53
ACCENT FUNCTION ........................................................................................ 55
SYMBOL FUNCTION........................................................................................ 57
AUTO FORMAT FUNCTION ............................................................................ 59
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STAMP FUNCTION........................................................................................... 71
LOCAL FORMAT FUNCTION ........................................................................... 74
FONT FUNCTION ............................................................................................ 75
SIZE & WIDTH FUNCTIONS............................................................................. 76
STYLE FUNCTION ............................................................................................ 79
UNDERLINE FUNCTION .................................................................................. 81
FRAME FUNCTION........................................................................................... 82
TAPE MARGIN FUNCTION .............................................................................. 84
HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT FUNCTION ......................................................... 85
MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION....................................................................... 86
LENGTH FUNCTION ........................................................................................ 87
BARCODE FUNCTION ..................................................................................... 88
TZ CUT FUNCTION.......................................................................................... 92
PRINT KEY ........................................................................................................ 93
FEED & CUT FUNCTION .................................................................................. 93
NUMBERING FUNCTION ................................................................................ 94
REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION ........................................................................ 97
MEMORY FUNCTIONS..................................................................................... 99
TROUBLESHOOTING..................................................................................... 107
ERROR MESSAGE LIST .................................................................................... 108
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................ 113
ACCESSORIES (For USA Only) ........................................................................ 115
INDEX ............................................................................................................. 118
PT-2600/2610 CONTACT INFORMATION (For USA Only) ........................... 120
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Brother® 90 Days/One Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service
(For USA Only)
Who is covered:
• This limited warranty (“warranty”) is
given only to the original end-use/retail
purchaser (referred to in this warranty
as “Original Purchaser”) of the
accompanying product, consumables
and accessories (collectively referred
to in this warranty as “this Product”).
• If you purchased a product from someone
other than an authorized Brother reseller
in the United States or if the product was
used (including but not limited to floor
models or refurbished product), prior to
your purchase you are not the Original
Purchaser and the product that you
purchased is not covered by this warranty.
What is covered:
• This Product includes a Machine and
Consumable and Accessory Items.
Consumable and Accessory Items
include but are not limited to label
cassettes, cutters, stamps, power
adapters, cases and batteries.
• Except as otherwise provided herein,
Brother warrants that the Machine and
the accompanying Consumable and
Accessory Items will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship,
when used under normal conditions.
• This warranty applies only to products
purchased and used in the United States.
For products purchased in, but used
outside, the United States, this warranty
covers only warranty service within the
United States (and does not include
shipping outside the United States).
What is the length of the Warranty
Period(s):
• Machines have a two-stage warranty:
90 days from the original purchase date
and an additional warranty up to one
year from the original purchase date.
• Consumable and Accessories Items
accompanying the Machine have a
one-stage warranty: 90 Days from the
original purchase date.
What is NOT covered:
This warranty does not cover:
(1) Physical damage to this Product;
(2) Damage caused by improper installation,
improper or abnormal use, misuse,
neglect or accident (including but not
limited to transporting this Product without
the proper preparation and/or packaging);
(3) Damage caused by another device or
software used with this Product (including
but not limited to damage resulting from
use of non Brother®-brand parts and
Consumable and Accessory Items);
(4) Consumable and Accessory Items that
expired in accordance with a rated life; and,
(5) Problems arising from other than
defects in materials or workmanship.
This limited warranty is VOID if this
Product has been altered or modified in
any way (including but not limited to
attempted warranty repair without
authorization from Brother and/or
alteration/removal of the serial number).
What to do if you think your Product is
eligible for warranty service:
Report your issue to either our Customer
Service Hotline at 1-877-478-6824 or a
Brother Authorized Service Center within
the applicable warranty period. Supply
Brother or the Brother Authorized Service
Center with a copy of your dated bill of
sale showing that this Product was
purchased within the U.S. For the name of
local
Brother
Authorized
Service
Center(s), call 1-800-521-2846.
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After contacting Brother or a Brother
Authorized Service Center, you may be
required to deliver (by hand if you prefer) or
send the Product properly packaged, freight
prepaid, to the Authorized Service Center
together with a photocopy of your bill of sale.
You are responsible for the cost of shipping,
packing product, and insurance (if you
desire). You are also responsible for loss or
damage to this Product in shipping.
What Brother will do:
First 90 Days: If the problem reported concerning
your Machine and/or accompanying Consumable
and Accessory Item(s) is covered by this warranty
and if you first reported the problem to Brother or
an Authorized Service Center within 90 days from
the date of original purchase, Brother or its
Authorized Service Center will repair or replace the
Machine and/ or accompanying Consumable and
Accessory Item(s) at no charge to you for parts or
labor. The decision as to whether to repair or
replace the Machine and/or accompanying
Consumable and Accessory Item(s) is made by
Brother in its sole discretion. Brother reserves the
right to supply a refurbished or remanufactured
replacement Machine and/or accompanying
Consumable and Accessory Item(s) and use
refurbished parts provided such replacement
products conform to the manufacturer’s
specifications for new product/parts. The repaired
or replacement Machine and/or accompanying
Consumable and Accessory Item(s) will be
returned to you freight prepaid or made available
for you to pick up at a conveniently located
Authorized Service Center.
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Brother® 90 Days/One Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service
(For USA Only)
91st day to 1 year:
If the problem reported concerning your Machine is covered by this warranty and if you
first reported the problem after 90 days, but
before 1 year from the date
of original purchase, Brother will furnish, free
of charge (excluding labor charges), replacement part(s) for those part(s) of the Machine determined by Brother or its
Authorized Service Center to be defective.
You will be responsible for all labor
charges associated with repairs made after the first 90 days from original purchase. After 90 days from the original
purchase date, accompanying Consumable
and Accessory Items are no longer covered
by this warranty. If the Machine and/or accompanying Consumable and Accessory
Item(s) are not covered by this warranty (either stage), you will be charged for shipping
the Machine and/or accompanying Consumable and Accessory Item(s) back to you.
The foregoing are your sole (i.e., only)
and exclusive remedies under this
warranty.
What happens when Brother elects to
replace your Machine:
If you have delivered the Machine to an
Authorized Service Center, the Authorized
Service Center will provide you with a
replacement Machine after receiving one from
Brother. If you are dealing directly with Brother,
Brother will send to you a replacement Machine
with the understanding that you will, after receipt
of the replacement Machine, supply the required
proof of purchase information, together with the
Machine that Brother agreed to replace. You are
then expected to pack the Machine that Brother
agreed to replace in the package from the
replacement Machine and return it to Brother
using the air bill supplied by Brother in
accordance with the instructions provided by
Brother. Since you will be in possession of two
machines, Brother will require that you provide a
valid major credit card number. Brother will issue
a hold against the credit card account number
that you provide until Brother receives your
original Product and determines that your
original Product is entitled to warranty coverage.
Your credit card will be charged up to the cost of
a new Product
only if: (i) you do not return your original
Product to Brother within five (5) business
days; (ii) the problems of your original
Product are not covered by the limited
warranty; (iii) the proper packaging
instructions are not followed and has caused
damage to the product; or (iv) the warranty
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period on your original Product has expired
or has not been sufficiently validated with a
copy of the proof of purchase (bill of sale).
The replacement Machine you receive (even
if refurbished or remanufactured) will be
covered by the balance of the limited
warranty period remaining on the original
Product, plus an additional thirty (30) days.
You will keep the replacement Machine that
is sent to you and your original Machine shall
become the property of Brother. Retain
your original accessory items and a copy
of the return air bill, signed by the
courier.
Limitations:
Brother is not responsible for damage to or
loss of any equipment, media, programs or
data related to the use of this Product.
Except for that repair or replacement as
described above, Brother shall not be liable
for any direct, indirect, incidental or
consequential damages or specific relief.
Because some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of consequential or
incidental damages, the above limitation
may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WRITTEN OR
ORAL, WHETHER EXPRESSED BY
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ONE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
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MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY
DISCLAIMED.
• This Limited Warranty is the only
warranty that Brother is giving for this
Product. It is the final expression and
the exclusive and only statement of
Brother’s obligations to you. It replaces
all
other
agreements
and
understandings that you may have
with Brother or its representatives.
• This warranty gives you certain rights
and you may also have other rights that
may vary from state to state.
• This Limited Warranty (and Brother’s
obligation to you) may not be changed in
any way unless you and Brother sign the
same piece of paper in which we (1) refer
to this Product and your bill of sale date,
(2) describe the change to this warranty
and (3) agree to make that change.
Important: We recommend that you keep all
original packing materials, in the event that
you ship this product.
Important Information
Should you have questions, or need information about your Brother Product, we have a variety
of support options for you to choose from:
USA-Customer Service:
Customer Service
877-478-6824 (voice)
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Important: We recommend that you keep all original packing materials, in the event you ship
this product.
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Getting Started
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
TOP VIEW
Tape compartment
cover
AC adapter
connector
USB port
Keyboard
LCD display
BOTTOM VIEW
Tape exit slot
Battery compartment cover
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KEYBOARD & LCD DISPLAY
Delete key
Return key
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Cursor keys
Power key
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
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To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter’s edge.
Use only Brother TZ tapes or Brother/Avery AV labels with this machine to avoid damage.
Do not use tapes that do not have the
or
mark. Brother/Avery cannot be held
responsible for trouble or damage by the use of unauthorized supplies.
Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-touch. This may damage the tape cassette.
Do not use the machine in dusty places, and keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
Do not expose the machine to high temperatures or high humidity. Never leave it on the
dashboard or in the back of your car.
Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time. Doing
so may cause staining.
Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Use a soft, dry cloth only.
Do not put any foreign objects into or anything on the machine.
Use only the AC adapter (option: model AD-60) designed exclusively for this machine.
Use of any other adapter may void the warranty.
Do not try to disassemble the AC adapter.
When the machine is not being used for a long period of time and it is not necessary to
keep the text files stored in the memory, disconnect the AC adapter, and remove the batteries to prevent them from leaking and damaging the machine.
When the AC adapter is connected, unplugging the adapter from the electrical outlet before unplugging it from the machine can delete all text files in the memory, even if batteries are installed.
Use eight AA alkaline batteries in this machine.
If the batteries are not installed with their positive and negative poles pointing in the correct direction, the batteries may leak, overheat or burst, or the print head may overheat.
Use only the enclosed USB interface cable. Use of any other cable will void the warranty.
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Avery® is a registered trademark of AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION.
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IBM® and PC-DOS® are trademarks of International Business Machines, Inc.
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Microsoft® and Microsoft Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the US
and other countries.
Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
All other software and product names mentioned are trademarks of registered trademarks of
their respective companies.
Portions of graphics filter software are based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG group.
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BATTERIES
This portable machine can be used anywhere by installing eight (8) AA alkaline batteries.
When you change the batteries, always replace all eight at the same time.
To change the batteries:
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Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the machine.
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If batteries are already installed, remove them.
Insert eight new AA alkaline batteries, making sure that their poles point in the correct direction.
Attach the battery compartment cover.
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Be sure to insert the new batteries within five minutes of removing the old ones,
otherwise the text shown in the display and any text files stored in the memory will
be lost (unless the machine is plugged into an AC outlet with the AC adapter).
Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use this
machine for an extended period of time. When the power is disconnected, all text
shown in the display and stored in the memory will be lost.
If the batteries are not installed with their positive and negative poles pointing in
the correct direction, the batteries may leak, overheat or burst, or the print head
may overheat.
OPTIONAL AC ADAPTER
The AC adapter (model AD-60) allows you to use this machine wherever there is an electrical outlet.
To connect the optional AC adapter:
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Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the connector marked DC IN 9.5V on the right
side of the machine.
Insert the plug on the adapter into the nearest standard electrical outlet.
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Only use the AC adapter designed exclusively for this machine.
Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use this
machine for an extended period of time. When the power is disconnected, all text
shown in the display and stored in the memory will be lost.
When the AC adapter is connected, unplugging the adapter from the electrical outlet before unplugging it from the machine can delete all text files in the memory,
even if batteries are installed.
DC IN 9.5V
TAPE CASSETTE
TZ tape cassettes are available for this machine in a wide variety of types, colors and sizes,
enabling you to make distinctive color-coded labels and stylized stamps. AV label cassettes
are also available for expanded addressing and filing capabilities. This machine has been
designed to allow you to change cassettes quickly and easily.
To change the tape cassette:
Lift open the tape compartment cover. The installed cassette is also released.
If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up.
If the ink ribbon in the tape cassette to be installed is loose, use your finger to wind the
toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on the cassette until there is no slack in the
ribbon. Also, make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides (for TZ tape
only).
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For stamp and AV label cassettes, the tightening of the ink ribbon does not apply,
since they are not equipped with ink ribbons.
If you are using a new tape cassette provided with a stopper, be sure to remove the
stopper.
4 Insert the tape cassette firmly into the tape compartment, making sure that the entire back
of the cassette touches the bottom of the compartment.
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When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the inner ribbon does not catch on
the corner of the metal guide (for TZ tape only).
5 Close the compartment cover, and then turn on the machine, if it is off.
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Hold down c and press r once to advance the tape and remove any slack (for TZ
tape only).
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Skip this step if an AV label cassette is being installed.
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CONNECTING THE P-TOUCH TO A COMPUTER
This machine is equipped with a USB port, allowing you to connect the P-touch to your IBM PC-compatible or Macintosh computer, and print labels and stamps created using the P-touch Editor software.
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The P-touch Editor software and the printer driver must be installed before the P-touch is
connected to the computer or turned on. Follow the installation procedure on pages 7
through 40 to install the P-touch Editor software and the printer driver, and connect the
P-touch to the computer when you are instructed to do so.
Only use the enclosed USB interface cable to connect the PT-2600/2610 to the computer.
To connect the P-touch to the computer:
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Insert the flat (A) connector on the USB cable into the USB port on the computer.
Insert the square (B) connector on the USB cable into the USB port on the right side of the
P-touch.
Turn on the P-touch.
When making a USB connection through a hub, a proper connection may not be possible due to the type of hub used. If printing is not possible with a hub connection, try
connecting the PT-2600/2610 directly to the computer using the USB interface cable.
USB interface cable
USB port
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INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE AND PRINTER DRIVER
In order to provide even more illustration and layout features to the label-making possibilities
available with your P-touch 2600/2610, two applications are available on the enclosed CDROM: P-touch Editor 3.2 and P-touch Quick Editor. With either application, the printer driver
must also be installed in order to print labels from the P-touch 2600/2610.
On an IBM PC-Compatible Computer
BEFORE INSTALLATION
Check that your system configuration meets the following requirements.
Computer: IBM PC or compatible
Operating system: Pre-installed with Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000 Professional
or XP
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For installation on Windows® 2000, administrator privileges are required. In addition,
printing requires power user or administrator privileges. This software cannot be operated in Users groups. In addition, this software is not compatible with the Windows®
2000 Server operating system.
With Windows® XP, printing and installation is only possible from an account with
administrator privileges. These operations cannot be performed from an account with
limited privileges.
Hard disk free space: At least 20 MB (100 MB to install full option)
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Up to 100 MB of hard disk free space may be needed when printing long labels or large
amounts of data.
Memory: At least 64 MB
Monitor: VGA or higher graphics card
USB port
CD-ROM drive
INSTALLING THE P-TOUCH EDITOR 3.2 SOFTWARE
The P-touch Editor 3.2 software includes a variety of more complex functions for printing barcodes and images, enabling you to design just about any label that you can image. Install the
P-touch Editor 3.2 software onto a PC as described below.
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Do not connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer before installing the software,
otherwise it may not be installed correctly. Be sure to connect the P-touch 2600/2610
only when you are instructed to do so.
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Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. A dialog box automatically appears, allowing you to select
what to install.
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If the dialog box does not automatically
appear, double-click “My Computer” on
the desktop, and then double-click the
CD-ROM drive containing the CD-ROM.
(For Windows® XP, click “My Computer” in
the Start menu, and then double-click the
CD-ROM drive containing the CD-ROM.)
Next, double-click “Setup.exe” to display the dialog box.
Click the upper button (P-touch Editor). The
InstallShield® Wizard for installing the
P-touch Editor software starts up, and then
the Welcome dialog box appears.
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To install just the printer driver, click
the lower button (Driver). The first
Driver Setup dialog box appears,
informing you that the PT-2600/2610
printer driver will be installed. Continue with the procedure in INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER on
page 13.
To install the P-touch Quick Editor
software, click the middle button (Ptouch Quick Editor). Continue with the
procedure in INSTALLING THE PTOUCH QUICK EDITOR SOFTWARE
on page 11.
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Carefully read the contents of the Welcome
dialog box, and then click the Next button to
continue. The User Information dialog box
appears.
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Type the necessary information into the
appropriate boxes (If the information has
already been registered in Windows®, it will
automatically appear.), and then click the
Next button. A dialog box appears, asking for
confirmation of the entered information.
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Click the Yes button to register the entered
information.
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To change the registration information,
click the No button, and then return to
step 4.
The Setup Type dialog box appears.
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Select the installation method, and then click the Next button.
•For a Typical or Compact installation
Selecting “Typical” or “Compact”, then
clicking the Next button immediately starts
installation.
Typical: All of the basic options (P-touch
Editor 3.2, Clip art, Auto Format templates,
Help and fonts) are installed.
Compact: Only P-touch Editor 3.2 is
installed.
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•For a Custom installation
Selecting “Custom”, then clicking the Next
button displays a dialog box that allows you
to select which options to install. Only the
options with a check mark beside them will
be installed. In addition to the basic options
listed for a Typical installation, the User’s
Guide can also be installed.
1) Select which options to install.
Editor: P-touch Editor 3.2 software
Clip Art: Illustrations for the P-touch Editor 3.2 Clip Art function
Fonts
Auto Format Templates: Templates for the Auto Format function
Help: Help files for P-touch Editor 3.2
User’s Guide: HTML User’s Guide for the P-touch Editor 3.2 (The User’s Guide can
also be viewed from the CD-ROM.)
If the Change button can be clicked while an option is selected, sub-components can
be selected. Click the Change button to display the Select Sub-components dialog
box, and then select the sub-components that you wish to install by putting a check
mark beside them. If certain options or sub-components are not installed, some Ptouch Editor functions may not be available. After selecting the desired sub-components, click the Continue button.
2) Click the Next button to begin installation.
After P-touch Editor is installed, a dialog box
appears, allowing you to select whether or
not to install the printer driver.
To install the printer driver, click the Yes button. The first Driver Setup dialog box
appears, informing you that the PT-2600/
2610 printer driver will be installed.
Continue with the procedure in INSTALLING
THE PRINTER DRIVER on page 13.
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If the printer driver is already installed,
click the No button. A dialog box
appears explaining that installation is
finished. Select “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.”, click the Finish
button to restart the computer, and
then remove the CD-ROM from the
CD-ROM drive.
INSTALLING THE P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR SOFTWARE
The P-touch Quick Editor software provides quick access to the more simple label-designing
features for easy text input and instant printing of labels. Install the P-touch Quick Editor software onto a PC as described below.
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Do not connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer before installing the software,
otherwise it may not be installed correctly. Be sure to connect the P-touch 2600/2610
only when you are instructed to do so.
1 Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. A dialog box automatically appears, allowing you to select
what to install.
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If the dialog box does not automatically
appear, double-click “My Computer” on
the desktop, and then double-click the
CD-ROM drive containing the CD-ROM.
(For Windows® XP, click “My Computer” in
the Start menu, and then double-click the
CD-ROM drive containing the CD-ROM.)
Next, double-click “Setup.exe” to display the dialog box.
2 Click the middle button (P-touch Quick Editor). The InstallShield® Wizard for installing
the P-touch Quick Editor software starts up,
and then the Welcome dialog box appears.
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To install just the printer driver, click
the lower button (Driver). The first
Driver Setup dialog box appears,
informing you that the PT-2600/2610
printer driver will be installed. Continue with the procedure in INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER on
page 13.
To install the P-touch Editor 3.2 software, click the upper button (P-touch
Editor). Continue with the procedure in
INSTALLING THE P-TOUCH EDITOR
3.2 SOFTWARE on page 7.
Carefully read the contents of the Welcome
dialog box, and then click the Next button to
continue. The User Information dialog box
appears.
4
Type the necessary information into the
appropriate boxes (If the information has
already been registered in Windows®, it will
automatically appear.), and then click the
Next button. A dialog box appears, asking for
confirmation of the entered information.
5
Click the Yes button to register the entered
information.
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To change the registration information,
click the No button, and then return to
step 4.
The Choose Destination Location dialog box
appears.
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7
Click the Next button to begin installation.
☞
To change the location where P-touch
Quick Editor will be installed, click the
Browse button, and then select the
installation folder in the Choose Folder
dialog box that appears. Then, click
the OK button.
After P-touch Quick Editor is installed, a dialog box appears, allowing you to select
where shortcuts to P-touch Quick Editor will
be added.
Select the desired locations for the shortcuts,
and then click the Next button. A dialog box
appears, allowing you to select whether or
not to install the printer driver.
To install the printer driver, click the Yes button. The first Driver Setup dialog box
appears, informing you that the PT-2600/
2610 printer driver will be installed.
Continue with the procedure in INSTALLING
THE PRINTER DRIVER on page 13.
☞
If the printer driver is already installed,
click the No button. A dialog box
appears explaining that installation is
finished. Select “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now.”, click the Finish
button to restart the computer, and
then remove the CD-ROM from the
CD-ROM drive.
INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER
With Plug-and-Play, new devices connected to the system are detected, and their drivers are
automatically installed. If the P-touch 2600/2610 is to be connected through the USB port, its
driver will be installed with Plug-and-Play. Be sure to read the installation instructions
described below before installing the printer driver supplied on the CD-ROM.
☞
Do not connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer until you are instructed to do
so, otherwise the PT-2600/2610 printer driver may not be installed correctly.
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With Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me or 2000:
1
In the dialog box that appears, informing you
that the PT-2600/2610 printer driver will be
installed, click the Next button. A dialog box
appears, instructing you to connect the
P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer.
2
Connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer using the enclosed USB interface cable
as described on page 6, and then turn on the
P-touch 2600/2610. A dialog box appears,
indicating that the printer driver has been
installed.
3
Click the Finish button. A dialog box
appears, indicating that the installation is finished.
Select “Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.”, click the Finish button to restart the
computer, and then remove the CD-ROM
from the computer.
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With Windows® XP:
1
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In the dialog box that appears, informing you
that the PT-2600/2610 printer driver will be
installed, click the Next button. A dialog box
appears, instructing you to connect the
P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer.
2
Connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer using the enclosed USB interface cable
as described on page 6, and then turn on the
P-touch 2600/2610. The first Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
3
Select “Install the software automatically
(Recommended)”, and then click the Next
button. A dialog box appears, warning that
the software has not passed Windows Logo
testing.
4
Click the Continue Anyway button to continue with the installation. A Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears, indicating that the Found New Hardware Wizard
has finished installing the software for the
PT-2600/2610.
5
Click the Finish button. A Driver Setup dialog
box appears, indicating that the printer driver
has been installed.
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7
Click the Finish button. A dialog box
appears, indicating that the installation is finished.
Select “Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.” (or “Yes, restart immediately” if the
printer driver was installed separately), click
the Finish button to restart the computer, and
then remove the CD-ROM from the computer.
REPLACING OR ADDING THE PRINTER DRIVER
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2
3
4
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Turn off the P-touch 2600/2610, and then disconnect it from the computer.
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. A dialog box automatically appears, allowing you to select
what to install.
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If the dialog box does not automatically
appear, double-click “My Computer” on
the desktop, and then double-click the
CD-ROM drive containing the CD-ROM.
(For Windows® XP, click “My Computer”
in the Start menu, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive containing the CDROM.)
Next, double-click “Setup.exe” to
display the dialog box.
Click the lower button (Driver). A Driver
Setup dialog box appears, allowing you to
select whether to replace, add or delete the
PT-2600/2610 printer driver.
Select either “Replace with new Brother
PT-2600/2610.” or “Add Brother PT-2600/
2610.”, and then click the Next button.
☞
If “Replace with new Brother PT-2600/2610” is selected, the previously installed
printer driver is deleted, and replaced with a new one. Select this option when
upgrading the printer driver, or when running Windows 2000 or XP and changing
to a P-touch 2600/2610 with a different serial number.
If “Add Brother PT-2600/2610” is selected, a new printer driver is added. With a
USB connection on Windows® 98 or Me, only a port is added without adding it as
a new printer. Select this option when connecting and using multiple P-touch
2600/2610s with the same computer.
To delete the printer driver, follow with the procedure in UNINSTALLING THE
PRINTER DRIVER on page 38.
With Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me or 2000:
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A dialog box appears, instructing you to connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer.
6
Connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer using a USB interface cable as
described on page 6, and then turn on the
P-touch 2600/2610. A dialog box appears,
indicating that the printer driver has been
installed.
Click the Finish button.
☞
If a dialog box appears, explaining that
the computer should be restarted,
select the option for restarting the computer, and then click the Finish button.
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With Windows® XP:
5
A dialog box appears, instructing you to connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer.
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6
Connect the P-touch 2600/2610 to the computer using the enclosed USB interface cable
as described on page 6, and then turn on the
P-touch 2600/2610. The first Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
7
Select “Install the software automatically
(Recommended)”, and then click the Next
button. A dialog box appears, warning that
the software has not passed Windows Logo
testing.
8
Click the Continue Anyway button to continue with the installation. A Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears, indicating that the Found New Hardware Wizard
has finished installing the software for the
PT-2600/2610.
9
Click the Finish button. A Driver Setup dialog
box appears, indicating that the printer driver
has been installed.
Select “Yes, restart immediately.”, click the
Finish button to restart the computer, and
then remove the CD-ROM from the computer.
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On a Macintosh Computer
The Mac version of the software is for a Macintosh with an English operating system. If the
software is installed on a Macintosh with an operating system in a different language, the software may not run properly.
BEFORE INSTALLATION
Check that your system configuration meets the following requirements.
Computer: Macintosh with a Power PC processor
Operating system: Mac OS 8.6 or later or OS X 10.1 or later
Hard disk free space: At least 20 MB (100 MB to install full option)
☞
Up to 100 MB of hard disk free space may be needed when printing long labels or large
amounts of data.
Memory: At least 32 MB of available RAM
USB port (installed as standard equipment)
CD-ROM drive
* The application is supplied on a CD-ROM; therefore, the computer should be equipped
with a CD-ROM drive.
INSTALLING THE P-TOUCH EDITOR 3.2 SOFTWARE
The P-touch Editor 3.2 software includes a variety of more complex functions for printing barcodes and images, enabling you to design just about any label that you can image. Install the
P-touch Editor 3.2 software onto a Macintosh as described below.
With a Mac OS before OS X:
1
2
3
4
With the P-touch 2600/2610 and the Macintosh turned off, connect the P-touch to the
computer using the enclosed USB interface cable as described on page 6. Be sure to
leave the P-touch turned off.
Turn on the Macintosh.
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the Mac OS 9 folder to open
it.
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5
Double-click the P-touch Editor 3.2 folder
to open it.
6
Double-click the P-touch Editor 3.2
Installer icon in the folder that appears.
The installer starts up.
7
Select the installation method.
•For a basic installation
Clicking the Install button immediately starts installing the all options.
☞
About 20 MB of available hard-disk space is needed to begin installation. In order
to install all options, about 100 MB of available hard-disk space is needed. If
enough hard-disk space is available, click the Install button.
•For a custom installation
Clicking the Custom Install button displays a dialog box that allows you to
select which options to install.
Only the options with a check mark
beside them are installed. Select the
options that you wish to install, and then
click the Install button.
☞
In order to print from the P-touch
2600/2610, “PT-2600/2610 Driver”
must be selected for installation.
If certain options are not installed,
some P-touch Editor functions may not be available.
When the dialog box appears, indicating
that the installation is finished, click the
Quit button.
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When the dialog box appears, asking if
you wish to restart the computer, click the
Restart button to restart the computer.
With Mac OS X 10.1 or later:
1
2
3
With the P-touch 2600/2610 and the Macintosh turned off, connect the P-touch to the
computer using the enclosed USB interface cable as described on page 6. Be sure to
leave the P-touch turned off.
Turn on the Macintosh.
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
4
Double-click the Mac OS X folder to open
it.
5
Double-click the P-touch Editor 3.2 folder
to open it.
6
Double-click the P-touch Editor 3.2
Installer icon in the folder that appears.
The installer starts up, and then the Introduction dialog box appears.
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Click the Next button. The Choose Product
Components dialog box appears.
8 Select the installation method.
•For a typical installation
Click the Next button to immediately start
installing all options.
☞
About 20 MB of available hard-disk
space is needed to begin installation. In order to install all options,
about 100 MB of available hard-disk
space is needed.
•For a minimal installation
Select “Minimal” from the Feature Set list,
and then click the Next button to start
installing just the P-touch Editor 3.2
application.
☞
If certain options (such as the Auto
Format Templates and the Clip Art)
are not installed, some P-touch Editor functions may not be available.
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•For a custom installation
Select “Custom” from the Feature Set list
to display the list of options that can be
selected for installation.
Only the options with a check mark
beside them are installed. Select the
options that you wish to install, and then
click the Next button.
The Choose Alias Folder dialog box
appears, allowing you to select where an
alias to P-touch Editor 3.2 will be added.
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9
Select the desired location for the alias,
and then click the Next button. A dialog
box appears, allowing you to check the
installation.
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Check that the installation will be performed as desired, and then click the
Install button. After P-touch Editor is
installed, a dialog box appears, indicating
that the installation is finished.
Click the Done button, and then restart the
computer.
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INSTALLING THE P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR SOFTWARE
The P-touch Quick Editor software provides quick access to the more simple label-designing
features for easy text input and instant printing of labels. Install the P-touch Quick Editor software onto a Macintosh as described below.
With a Mac OS before OS X:
1
2
3
With the P-touch 2600/2610 and the Macintosh turned off, connect the P-touch to the
computer using the enclosed USB interface cable as described on page 6. Be sure to
leave the P-touch turned off.
Turn on the Macintosh.
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
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4
Double-click the Mac OS 9 folder to open
it.
5
Double-click the P-touch Quick Editor
Installer icon in the folder that appears.
The installer starts up.
6
Select the installation method.
•For a basic installation
Clicking the Install button immediately starts installing the most basic options.
☞
About 20 MB of available hard-disk space is needed to begin installation. If enough
hard-disk space is available, click the Install button.
•For a custom installation
Clicking the Custom Install button displays a dialog box that allows you to
select which options to install.
Only the options with a check mark
beside them are installed. Select the
options that you wish to install, and then
click the Install button.
☞
In order to print from the P-touch
2600/2610, “PT-2600/2610 Driver”
must be selected for installation.
7
When the dialog box appears, indicating
that the installation is finished, click the
Quit button.
8
When the dialog box appears, asking if
you wish to restart the computer, click the
Restart button to restart the computer.
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With Mac OS X 10.1 or later:
1
2
3
With the P-touch 2600/2610 and the Macintosh turned off, connect the P-touch to the
computer using the enclosed USB interface cable as described on page 6. Be sure to
leave the P-touch turned off.
Turn on the Macintosh.
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
4
Double-click the Mac OS X folder to open
it.
5
Double-click the P-touch Quick Editor
folder to open it.
6
Double-click the Quick Editor Installer
icon in the folder that appears. The
installer starts up, and then the Introduction dialog box appears.
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7
Click the Next button. The Choose Alias
Folder dialog box appears, allowing you to
select where an alias to P-touch Quick Editor will be added.
8
Select the desired location for the alias,
and then click the Next button. A dialog
box appears, allowing you to check the
installation.
9
Check that the installation will be performed as desired, and then click the
Install button. After P-touch Quick Editor is
installed, a dialog box appears, indicating
that the installation is finished.
Click the Done button, and then restart the
computer.
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INSTALLING THE PT-2600/2610 PRINTER DRIVER (MAC OS X 10.1 OR LATER)
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2
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With the P-touch 2600/2610 and the Macintosh turned off, connect the P-touch to the
computer using the enclosed USB interface cable as described on page 6. Be sure to
leave the P-touch turned off.
Turn on the Macintosh.
3
Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
4
Double-click the Mac OS X folder to open
it.
5
Double-click the Driver Installer icon in
the folder that appears. The installer starts
up, and then the Introduction dialog box
appears.
6
Click the Next button. A dialog box
appears, allowing you to check the installation.
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7
8
Check that the installation will be performed as desired, and then click the
Install button. After P-touch Quick Editor is
installed, a dialog box appears, indicating
that the installation is finished.
Click the Done button, and then restart the
computer.
SELECTING THE PT-2600/2610 AS THE PRINTER
With a Mac OS before OS X:
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2
3
4
Turn on the P-touch 2600/2610.
Pull down the Apple menu and select “Chooser” to display the Chooser window.
In the list on the left, click the PT-2600/
2610 icon. Then, select the appropriate
printer from the list on the right.
Close the Chooser window to confirm
your settings.
With Mac OS X 10.1 or later:
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2
3
4
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Turn on the P-touch 2600/2610.
Double-click the Applications folder on the Macintosh HD to open it.
Double-click the Utilities folder to open it.
Double-click “Print Center” to start it up.
☞
If no printers have been added, a message appears, allowing you to add to your list
of printers. Click the Add button.
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6
7
Click the Add Printer button. A list of
detected USB printers appears.
Select “PT-2600/2610” from the USB list,
and then click the Add button. The PT2600 appears in the Printer List.
Quit Print Center.
READING THE USER’S GUIDE
The P-touch Editor User’s Guide can be viewed either by inserting the CD-ROM into the drive
each time you wish to refer to it or by installing it onto your computer so that it is quickly
available at any time. Since the User’s Guide is an HTML document, a browser is needed to
read it.
On an IBM PC-Compatible Computer
• From the CD-ROM:
1 Start up Windows Explorer.
2 Select the CD-ROM drive.
3 Double-click the Ptouch folder
4 Double-click the Manual folder
5 Double-click “Main.htm”.
• With the Start button:
1 Click the Start button in the taskbar to display the Start menu.
2 Point to “Programs”.
3 Point to “P-touch Editor 3.2”.
4 Click “The User’s Guide P-touch Editor 3.2”.
On a Macintosh Computer
• From the CD-ROM:
● Double-click “Main.htm” in the User’s Guide folder within the P-touch Editor 3.2
folder on the CD-ROM.
• From the hard disk:
● Double-click “Main.htm” in the User’s Guide folder within the P-touch Editor 3.2
folder installed on the computer.
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USING P-TOUCH EDITOR 3.2
P-touch Editor 3.2 makes it easy for anyone to design and print more complex labels for
almost any need imaginable.
STARTING UP P-TOUCH EDITOR 3.2
On an IBM PC-compatible computer:
• With the Start button:
1 Click the Start button in the taskbar to display the Start menu.
2 Select “Programs”.
3 Select “P-touch Editor 3.2”.
4 Click “P-touch Editor 3.2”.
• With Windows Explorer:
1 Start up Windows Explorer.
2 Select the drive and directory where P-touch Editor is installed.
3 Double-click “Ptedit3.exe”.
When P-touch Editor is started, the following window is displayed.
Menu bar
Standard toolbar
Title bar
Property dock
Layout area
Print area
Draw toolbar
Object dock
Status bar
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Rulers
Cursor
On a Macintosh computer:
●
Double-click the P-touch Editor 3.2 icon in the P-touch Editor 3.2 folder installed on the
computer.
When P-touch Editor is started, the following window is displayed.
Print
Layout
area
Title bar
Rulers area
Menu bar
Draw toolbar
Print toolbar
Database toolbar
Property dock
Object dock
Status bar
☞
To view the help for P-touch Editor 3.2, double-click “Main.htm” in the Help folder
within the P-touch Editor 3.2 folder installed on the computer.
DISPLAYING THE PROPERTIES
Although the screens shown in the following explanations are for Windows® 98, 98 SE
and Me, the operations for Windows® 2000 and XP and Macintosh are the same unless
specifically mentioned.
The desired Properties can be displayed by clicking the icon in the property dock.
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Page Properties icon
Text Properties icon
Font Properties icon
Database Properties icon
(replaced with the database
toolbar on the Mac version of
the software)
Layout Properties icon
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Click an icon to display its Properties.
• Page Properties
Click this button to
hide the Properties.
When the P-touch 2600/2610 is
selected as the printer
ENTERING TEXT
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2
3
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Although the screens shown in the following explanations are for Windows® 98, 98 SE
and Me, the operations for Windows® 2000 and XP and Macintosh are the same unless
specifically mentioned.
Click
(Text button) on the draw toolbar.
Text can be typed in, and the pointer changes from
(selection pointer) to
(I-beam
pointer).
Move the I-beam pointer to the position in the layout area where you wish to type in text,
and then click the left mouse button.
The cursor flashes in the layout area to indicate that you can now type in text.
Use the computer keyboard to type in the
text.
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To create a new line of text, press the keyboard’s Enter key.
☞
With P-touch Editor 3.2, text is always typed in using the insert mode. The overwrite mode cannot be used to type in text.
☞
To change the font and text size, click the appropriate icon in the property dock,
and then select the desired settings from the Properties that appear.
☞
For details, refer to READING THE USER’S GUIDE on page 29.
NOTES ON USAGE
Barcodes
Keep the following points in mind when using P-touch Editor 3.2 to print barcodes.
• Barcodes should be printed on white tape. If other colors of tape are used, the barcode
reader may not be able to read the barcode correctly.
• Be sure to test the barcode reader to make sure that it can read printed barcodes in the
environment where you plan to use them.
• The QR Code protocol can only be used with English. If data in any other language is
entered, the barcode may not be read correctly.
Databases
Keep the following points in mind when using the database functions of P-touch Editor 3.2.
☞
For general details, refer to the User’s Guide supplied on the P-touch Editor 3.2 CDROM.
• The database function of P-touch Editor 3.2 (Windows version) uses database files that are
compatible with Microsoft Access 97. By upgrading P-touch Editor 3.2 using a program
available on the CD-ROM, P-touch Editor will become compatible with Access 2000.
Refer to the Readme file located at Ptouch\Editor\Ac2k on the CD-ROM, and start up the
program.
• P-touch Editor 3.2 can import files other than mdb files, such as csv files. Files saved as csv
files with an application such as Microsoft Excel can be used with P-touch Editor. Refer to
the User’s Guide supplied on the P-touch Editor 3.2 CD-ROM for more details.
• Using a function available with Microsoft Access 97, Excel files can be linked to mdb files.
With this function, data changed in Excel is automatically updated with the P-touch Editor.
USING THE P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR
The P-touch Quick Editor enables you to design a simple label layout quickly and easily. In
addition to the various functions available through the buttons in the toolbar, right-clicking
(Windows) or holding down the Control key and clicking (Macintosh) in the label view displays a pop-up menu containing more commands.
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STARTING UP P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR
On an IBM PC-compatible computer:
• If a shortcut was added to the StartUp menu:
● P-touch Quick Editor automatically starts when the computer is started up.
• If a shortcut was added to the desktop:
● Double-click the P-touch Quick Editor icon on the desktop.
• If a shortcut was added to the Quick Launch toolbar:
● Double-click the P-touch Quick Editor icon in the Quick Launch toolbar.
• If no shortcuts were added:
1 Click the Start button in the taskbar to display the Start menu.
2 Select “Programs”.
3 Click “P-touch Quick Editor”.
When P-touch Quick Editor is started, the following window is displayed.
Toolbar
Label view
☞
P-touch Quick Editor can be hidden or displayed by clicking its icon in the system tray,
at the right of the taskbar.
On a Macintosh computer:
●
Double-click the P-touch Quick Editor icon in the P-touch Quick Editor folder installed
on the computer.
When the P-touch Quick Editor is started, the following window is displayed.
Toolbar
Label view
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To view the help for P-touch Quick Editor, double-click “Help.html” in the P-touch
Quick Editor folder installed on the computer.
SPECIFYING A LABEL SIZE
Before entering text, the label size must be set. A selection of preset layout sizes is available
for a variety of needs.
☞
Although the screens shown in the following explanations are for Windows® 98, 98 SE
and Me, the operations for Windows® 2000 and XP and Macintosh are the same unless
specifically mentioned.
1 Click the arrow beside the Properties button
to display a drop-down menu.
2 Click [Tape Settings] to display various label
format settings.
☞
The Tape Settings can also be displayed by selecting [View Properties],
then clicking [Tape Settings] in the
pop-up menu, displayed by right-clicking (Windows) or holding down the
Control key and clicking (Macintosh)
in the label view.
3 In the Format list, click the desired label format.
TZ-Tape
☞
The size of the label layout can also be set by specifying the Length and Width settings or by dragging the edges of the label view until the layout is the desired size.
AV-Label
☞
Three preset label formats for AV labels are available, allowing you to easily create
address or file folder labels by simply selecting the format, then entering the text.
ENTERING TEXT
The entire text can quickly be formatted by specifying the font, size, style and alignment. In
addition, a frame can be drawn around the text.
1 Click the arrow beside the Properties button
to display a drop-down menu.
2 Click [Text Settings] to display various text
format settings.
☞
The Text Settings can also be displayed
by selecting [View Properties], then
clicking [Text Settings] in the pop-up
menu, displayed by right-clicking
(Windows) or holding down the Control key and clicking (Macintosh) in the
label view.
3 In the Text Settings Properties, select the desired text formats.
4 Click in the label view, and then type or import the text.
☞
Typing in the label view shows the text as it will appear when it is printed. However, by clicking the Change View button
, the text is displayed in the text
box, giving you a clearer view of the entered text.
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IMPORTING TEXT
Text that has already been typed in another application can easily be imported into the label.
1 Select the desired text in the other application.
2 Import the text into the label layout either by pressing the designated shortcut keys (Windows only) or by dragging it from the other application.
☞
(Windows only) To specify the shortcut keys used to import text, right-click in the
label view (or text box), and then click [Options] in the menu that appears. In the
Options dialog box that appears, select the desired shortcut keys for importing text.
USING THE TEXT HISTORY LIST
The 10 most recently printed texts are automatically stored for future use.
1 Click the Text History button
to display the Text History list.
2 Click the desired text.
☞
Text selected from the Text History list replaces all text already entered in the layout.
ADDING A SYMBOL
A symbol from the various installed symbol fonts can be added at the left side of the label text.
1 Windows: Right-click in the label view (or
text box), select [Symbols] in the menu that
appears, and then click [Insert/Change]. The
Input Symbol dialog box appears.
Macintosh: Hold down the Control key and
click in the label view (or text box), select
[Symbol font] in the menu that appears, and
then click [Import/Change]. A dialog box displaying symbols appears.
2 In the Symbol Font list, select the desired
symbol font.
3 In the Symbol List view, select the desired symbol.
4 Click the OK button. The selected symbol is added at the left of the text.
☞
If a symbol has already been added to the text, it will be replaced by the newly
selected symbol.
CHANGING THE BACKGROUND COLOR
The background color of the layout can be changed to suit your preference.
● Windows: Right-click in the label view (or text box), select [Background Color] in the
menu that appears, and then click the desired color from the list.
Macintosh: Hold down the Control key and click in the label view (or text box), select
[Background Color] in the menu that appears, and then click the desired color from the
list.
☞
To select a color other than those listed, select [User Settings] (Windows) or [User
Setting] (Macintosh) from the Background Color sub-menu, create the desired color
in the dialog box that appears, and then click the OK button.
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VIEWING THE TEXT
Layouts that are too long to fit in the screen can be scrolled by clicking the Arrange button
to view the left, the center, then the right side of the layout with each click of the button.
☞
If the label view (or text box) has been moved away from the tool bar, it will be docked before scrolling.
PRINTING
Before printing labels, certain print options can be selected.
1 Click the arrow beside the Print button
to display a drop-down menu.
2 Click [Print Options]. The Print dialog box
appears.
3 Select the desired print settings.
Auto Cut: This option allows you to select
whether or not to automatically cut off the
label after it is printed.
AV-Label
When printing multiple copies of AV labels with the Auto Cut check box selected, each
label is cut off after it is printed. If the Auto Cut check box is cleared, the string of labels
are cut off only after they have all been printed.
Mirror Printing: This option allows you to print the text in reverse so it’s perfect for
attaching to the inside of windows (for TZ tape only).
Copies: This option allows you to enter the number of copies to be printed.
4 Windows: Click the OK button to start printing.
Macintosh: Click the Print button. The layout is printed.
☞
If you want to start printing without changing the print options simply click the
☞
Print button
or click the arrow beside the Print button and click [Print].
HIDING/DISPLAYING P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR (WINDOWS ONLY)
P-touch Quick Editor can be hidden by clicking the Hide button
. Re-display P-touch
Quick Editor by clicking its icon in the system tray, at the right of the taskbar.
QUITTING P-TOUCH QUICK EDITOR
On an IBM PC-compatible computer:
Do either of the following:
● Right-click the P-touch Quick Editor icon in the system tray, and then click [Exit] in the
menu that appears.
● Right-click in the label view (or text box), and then click [Exit] in the menu that appears.
On a Macintosh computer:
Do either of the following:
● Click [Quit] in the [File] menu
● Hold down the Control key and click in the label view (or text box), and then click [Quit]
in the menu that appears.
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UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE & PRINTER DRIVER
On an IBM PC-Compatible Computer
UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
Uninstall the P-touch Editor 3.2 or the P-touch Quick Editor software from a PC as described
below.
1 Start up Windows® 98, 98 SE, Me, 2000 or XP.
2 Click the Start button in the taskbar, select “Settings”, and then click “Control Panel”.
With Windows® XP, click the Start button in the taskbar, and then click “Control Panel”.
3 In the Control Panel window, double-click “Add/Remove Programs” (“Add or Remove
Programs” in Windows® XP).
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The dialog box that appears may differ depending on the operating system being
used.
4 In the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box, select “P-touch Editor 3.2” (to delete
the P-touch Editor 3.2 software) or “P-touch Quick Editor” (to delete the P-touch Quick
Editor software), and then click the Add/Remove button (Change/Remove button in Windows® XP).
5 A message appears, asking if you wish to delete the selected application. Click the Yes
button to delete the application.
☞
If you do not wish to delete the application, click the No button.
6 In the dialog box that appears, indicating that the application is deleted, click the OK button.
UNINSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER
Uninstall the PT-2600/2610 printer driver from a PC as described below.
1 Turn off the P-touch 2600/2610, and then disconnect it from the computer.
2 Insert the enclosed CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. A dialog box automatically appears, allowing you to select
what to install.
☞
If the dialog box does not automatically
appear, double-click “My Computer” on
the desktop, and then double-click the
CD-ROM drive containing the CD-ROM.
(For Windows® XP, click “My Computer”
in the Start menu, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive containing the CDROM.)
Next, double-click “Setup.exe” to
display the dialog box.
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Click the lower button (Driver). A Driver
Setup dialog box appears, allowing you to
select whether to replace, add or delete the
PT-2600/2610 printer driver.
4
Select “Delete Brother PT-2600/2610.”, and
then click the Next button. A dialog box
appears, asking for confirmation to delete all
PT-2600/2610 printer drivers.
5
Click the Yes button. A dialog box appears,
indicating that the printer drivers have been
deleted.
Click the Finish button.
☞
If a dialog box appears, explaining that
the computer should be restarted,
select the option for restarting the
computer, and then click the Finish
button.
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On a Macintosh Computer
Uninstall the P-touch Editor 3.2 software, the P-touch Quick Editor software or the PT-2600/
2610 printer driver from a Macintosh as described below.
☞
Before deleting the printer driver, be sure that the P-touch is turned off and disconnected
from the computer.
With a Mac OS before OS X:
1 Drag the following to the Trash icon:
•P-touch Editor 3.2 folder (to delete the P-touch Editor 3.2 software)
•P-touch Quick Editor folder (to delete the P-touch Quick Editor software)
2 In the System Folder, open the Extensions folder.
3 Drag the following to the Trash icon:
•PT-2600/2610 icon (to delete the printer driver)
•USB PT-2600/2610 Extension icon (to delete the printer driver)
4 In the System Folder, open the Preferences folder.
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Drag the following to the Trash icon.
•P-touch Editor 3.2 Prefs icon (for the P-touch Editor 3.2 software)
•P-touch Quick Editor Prefs icon (for the P-touch Quick Editor software)
•PT-2600/2610 Prefs icon (for the printer driver)
With Mac OS X 10.1 or later:
To uninstall the P-touch Editor 3.2 software:
1 Double-click the Applications folder on the Macintosh HD to open it.
2 Double-click the P-touch Editor 3.2 folder to open it.
3 Double-click the Uninstall P-touch folder.
4 Double-click the Uninstall P-touch icon in the folder that appears. The uninstaller starts
up.
5 Click the Uninstall button. After P-touch Editor 3.2 is removed, a dialog box appears,
indicating that the uninstallation is finished.
6 Click the Quit button.
To uninstall the P-touch Quick Editor software:
1 Double-click the Applications folder on the Macintosh HD to open it.
2 Double-click the P-touch Quick Editor folder to open it.
3 Double-click the Uninstall P-touch folder.
4 Double-click the Uninstall P-touch icon in the folder that appears. The uninstaller starts
up.
5 Click the Uninstall button. After P-touch Quick Editor is removed, a dialog box appears,
indicating that the uninstallation is finished.
6 Click the Quit button.
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ATTACHING LABELS
LAMINATED TAPE
The enclosed stick enables you to easily remove the backing from labels printed on laminated tapes.
1 Hold the tape in your left hand, with the printed surface facing up, and hold the stick in your right hand.
2 Pass the tape halfway through the long narrow hole in the stick.
3 Turn the stick three-quarters of a turn towards you and pull the stick away from you as shown below.
4 Peel off the label backing.
EF
CD
AB
GH
EF
CD
AB
FABRIC TAPE
Fabric tape is used to attach a piece of fabric printed with your text onto garments using an
iron. After printing the text onto fabric tape and cutting off the label using scissors, place the
label on an ironed garment at the location where you wish to attach it in such a way that the
printed text can be read correctly. Cover the label with another piece of cloth and use an iron
set to a medium-high temperature (320 to 356 ˚F (160 to 180 ˚C)) and press down firmly for 15
to 30 seconds. For more details, refer to the instructions included with the fabric tape cassette.
STAMP TAPE
Refer to pages 71 through 73 for a detailed explanation on using the stamp tape to make stamps.
AVERY® PAPER LABELS
This P-touch can print Avery paper labels one at a time. Just insert a cassette containing AV
labels in one of the three sizes available: address, return address and file folder. Once your
label is printed, simply peel off the Avery label from its backing.
* We recommend only using the lettering stick with laminated tapes.
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PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS
Occasionally, specks of dust or dirt become attached to the machine’s print head and rollers.
This is particularly likely when you are using the unit outdoors or in a very dusty environment.
If a section of the print head is covered with dust, a black horizontal streak may appear
through the label text. Therefore, as with a tape recorder, the machine’s head may need to be
cleaned from time to time.
To clean the print head and rollers:
Turn off the machine, and then disconnect the AC adapter and remove the batteries.
Open the tape compartment cover, and then remove the tape cassette if one is installed.
The print head and rollers are located in the tape compartment.
3 Print head: Use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with an up-and-down
motion.
Rollers: Use a dry cotton swab to wipe each roller with an up-and-down motion while
rotating them with your finger.
4 Install a tape cassette, close the tape compartment cover, and then try printing again.
5 If a white streak still appears in the label, repeat steps 3 and 4 using a cotton swab
dipped in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
If none of the above works, contact your service representative.
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Print head
Print head
Print head
Rollers
Cotton swab
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The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional print head cleaning cassette
(TZ-CL4) is used.
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POWER KEY
The Power key ( o ) is located in the lower-right corner of the keyboard. If batteries have been
installed or the machine has been plugged in using the optional AC adapter, the previous session’s information is displayed when the machine is turned on. This feature allows you to stop
work on a label, turn off the machine, and return to it later without having to re-enter the text.
The machine will automatically turn off if no key is pressed within 5 minutes. The machine’s internal
memory stores the current session’s information and displays it when you turn on the machine again.
☞ If the P-touch is connected to a computer through a USB interface cable and is printing
data from the computer, the P-touch will not automatically turn off for 30 minutes.
To turn on the machine:
Press o. The previous session’s information appears in the LCD display.
To turn off the machine:
●
Press o. The current session’s information is stored in the internal memory.
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CURSOR KEYS
The machine’s LCD display shows two rows of 9 characters; however, the text that you enter
can be up to 272 characters long and contain up to 5 text blocks with up to 7 text lines each.
You can review and edit different parts of the text by moving the cursor backward and forward.
LEFT CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor one character to the left:
●
Press f once.
☞
If this key is pressed when the cursor is at the beginning of a line following another
line, the cursor moves to the end of the previous line.
To move the cursor several characters to the left:
●
Hold down f until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the beginning of the current line:
●
Hold down c and press f.
To move the cursor to the beginning of the current text block:
●
Hold down s and press f.
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If the cursor is already at the beginning of a text block when these keys are pressed,
the cursor moves to the beginning of the previous block.
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RIGHT CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor one character to the right:
Press w once.
●
☞
If this key is pressed when the cursor is at the end of a line followed by another
line, the cursor moves to the beginning of the next line.
To move the cursor several characters to the right:
Hold down w until the cursor moves to the desired position.
●
To move the cursor to the end of the current line:
Hold down c and press w.
●
To move the cursor to the beginning of the next text block:
Hold down s and press w.
●
☞
If the cursor is already at the beginning of the last text block when these keys are
pressed, the cursor moves to the end of the text.
UP CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor up to the previous line:
Press e once.
●
☞ If the cursor is in the first line of text, it will move to the beginning of the line.
To move the cursor up several lines:
Hold down e until the cursor moves to the desired line.
●
To move the cursor to the beginning of the entire text:
Hold down c and press e.
●
DOWN CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor down to the following line:
Press h once.
●
☞ If the cursor is in the last line of text, it will move to the end of the line.
To move the cursor down several lines:
Hold down h until the cursor moves to the desired line.
●
To move the cursor to the end of the entire text:
Hold down c and press h.
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CODE, ALT & SHIFT KEYS
Most characters can be entered simply by pressing their keys. However, to use special functions or to enter capital letters, accented characters and some symbols, the following special
keys are necessary.
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CODE KEY
To use a function printed above a key:
● Hold down c and press the key immediately below the desired function.
EXAMPLE
To start the Symbol function:
1: D A N G E R _
● Hold down
c and press a once.
Ü
ALT KEY
To type in characters printed in color on the right-hand side of the keys:
●
Hold down a and press the key of the desired character written in color. The Alt indicator on the left side of the display comes on while a is held down.
EXAMPLE
To type in “–”:
● Hold down a and press / once. The Alt indicator comes on while
a is held down.
Alt
1: 0 1 2 _
1: 0 1 2 – _
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SHIFT KEY
To type in an uppercase letter or a symbol printed in the top left-hand corner of a key:
Hold down s and press the key of the desired letter or symbol.
●
EXAMPLE
To type in “%”:
1: 5 _
● Hold down
s and press 5.
1: 5 % _
The Caps mode is similar to holding down s. It allows you to type capital letters continuously.
To type in many capital letters:
1
Hold down c and press s. The Caps indicator on the left side of the display comes
on.
Caps
1: _
2
Press the keys of the desired letters or symbols.
3
To exit Caps mode, hold down c and press s. The Caps indicator goes off.
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The Space key ( r ) lets you add blank spaces between characters in your text. It is different from the right cursor key ( w ), which just moves the cursor without adding blank
spaces.
To add a space:
Press r.
●
EXAMPLE
To add a space:
1: J . _
● Press
r.
1: J .
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RETURN KEY
As on a typewriter or word processor, this machine’s Return key ( _ ) is used to end a line
of text and start another one. When you have finished entering one line, press the Return key
to make a new line and move the cursor to it.
☞
The text can only contain a maximum of seven lines. If you press _ when seven
text lines already exist, the error message “7 LINE LIMIT!” will appear.
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TZ-Tape
Tape widths
Maximum number of lines that can be printed
1/4" (6 mm)
2
3/8" (9 mm)
2
1/2" (12 mm)
3
3/4" (18 mm)
5
1" (24 mm)
7
Stamp 3/4" (18 mm)
3
Stamp 1" (24 mm)
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AV-Label
Label sizes
Maximum number of lines that can be printed
AV2067 Address labels:
3/4" × 2 5/8" (20 mm × 67 mm)
7
AV1957 Return address labels:
3/4" × 2 1/4" (19 mm × 57 mm)
7
AV1789 File folder labels:
5/8" × 3 1/2" (17 mm × 89 mm)
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The return key can also be used to select an item from a list (e.g., add a symbol or accented
character to the text) or to apply a selected setting.
Some questions asking you to confirm a command may appear on the LCD display, especially
when the function that you have chosen will delete or affect files. In these cases, pressing
_ is like answering “yes”.
☞
To answer “no”, press *. Refer to DELETE KEY on page 52.
To add a new line:
●
Press _. The return mark (
To select an item from a list:
Press _.
To answer “yes”:
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Press _.
) appears to indicate the end of the line.
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In order for one section of the text to have a different number of lines than the rest of the text
or in order to apply a different format to a section of the text (Refer to LOCAL FORMAT FUNCTION on page 74.), a new block must be created using the New Block function.
☞
A single label can only contain a maximum of five blocks. If the cursor is located in the
fifth block when c is held down and _ is pressed, the error message “5 BLOCK
LIMIT!” appears.
If the cursor is positioned in the middle of a text block when c is held down and
_ is pressed, the block splits into two and the character to the left of the cursor’s
current position becomes the end of the block.
To add a new block:
●
Hold down c and press _ once. The new block mark (
indicate the end of the block.
) appears in the text to
EXAMPLE
To add a new block:
● Hold down
1: K ’ s
bar_
1: K ’ s
1: _
bar
c and press _ once.
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TAB FUNCTION
This function allows you to separate sections of a line of text by adding tabs. This enables you
to create perfectly aligned columns without having to type in several spaces. All tabs have the
same length and are measured from either the beginning of the line or the previous tab, if there
is more than one. The tab length can be set between 0.0” and 11.8” (0.0 and 30.0 cm).
☞
The text cannot contain more than 50 tabs. If the maximum number of tabs has already
been added to the text when c is held down and Q is pressed, the error message
“TAB LIMIT!” appears.
To set the tab length:
1
Hold down c and press W once. The current tab length is displayed.
2
Press e or h until the desired length is displayed or use the number keys to type in
the length.
☞
To change the units (inches or centimeters) used to display the tab lengths, press
M until the desired units are displayed.
3
Press _.
To add a tab:
●
Hold down c and press Q once. The tab mark (
) appears in the text to indicate
the position of the tab.
☞ If the text in front of a tab extends past the point where the next section of text
should start, the text will instead start at the following tab position.
For example, if the tab length is set to 1.2” (3.0 cm) and the following text is typed
in:
1: A B C D E F G H I
2: J K L M N O P Q R S T U
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The label shown below will be printed.
Margin Tab (1.2" (3.0 cm))
Tab (1.2" (3.0 cm))
Margin
EXAMPLE
To set the tab length to 1”:
1 Hold down c and press W once.
TAB LENGTH
2.0inch
2 Press h until 1.0 is displayed.
TAB LENGTH
1.Oinch
3 Press _.
To add a tab:
● Hold down
c and press Q once.
1: a r t
NO.
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The Delete (backspace) key ( * ) allows you to remove characters to the left of the cursor’s
current position. It differs from the left cursor key ( f ), which only moves the cursor without deleting any characters.
The delete key can also be used to quit most functions and return to the previous display without changing the text.
Some questions asking you to confirm a command may appear on the LCD display, especially
when the function that you have chosen will delete or affect files. In these cases, pressing *
is like answering “no”.
☞
To answer “yes”, press _. Refer to RETURN KEY on page 47.
To delete one character:
Press f, w, e or h to position the cursor below the character immediately to the
1
right of the character that you wish to delete.
Press * once.
2
To delete a sequence of characters:
Press f, w, e or h to position the cursor below the character immediately to the
1
right of the last character that you wish to delete.
Hold down * until all of the characters that you wish to delete are deleted.
2
To quit a function without changing your text:
Press * to return to your text.
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To answer “no”:
Press *.
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LINE OUT FUNCTION
With the Line Out function, you can easily remove an entire line of text.
To delete a line of text:
1
Press f, w, e or h to position the cursor within the line of text that you wish to
delete.
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Hold down c and press P once.
2
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Each time Pis pressed while c is held down, one line of text is deleted.
EXAMPLE
To delete “012-345-6789”:
1: G a r d e n
2: 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 _
● Hold down
c and press P once.
1: K ' s
2: _
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CLEAR FUNCTION
When clearing the display before entering new text, the Clear function can be used to choose
whether all of the text is erased and all format functions (Font, Size, Width, Style, Underline,
Frame, Tape margin (for TZ tape only), Alignment, Tab length, Mirror printing (for TZ tape
only), and Length (for TZ tape only)) are returned to their default settings, or whether just the
text is erased.
To delete all of the text and return all formats to their default settings:
1
Hold down c and press *.
2
Press e or h until TXT&FORMAT is selected (flashing).
☞
3
To return to the text without erasing anything, press *.
Press _.
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EXAMPLE
To clear the text and formats:
1: G a r d e n
2: 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 _
1 Hold down c and press *.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
2 Press e until TXT&FORMAT is flashing.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
3 Press _.
1: _
To delete just the text:
1 Hold down c and press *.
2
Press e or h until TEXT ONLY is selected (flashing).
To return to the text without erasing anything, press *.
☞
3
Press _.
EXAMPLE
To clear just the text:
1: G a r d e n
2: 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 _
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1 Hold down c and press *.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
2 Press h until TEXT ONLY is flashing.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
3 Press _.
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ACCENT FUNCTION
The Accent function can also be used to add accented characters to your text. Many of these
characters can also be typed in using the Symbol function.
The accented characters are grouped according to the capital or small letter that they are combined with. The following accented characters are available:
Letters
Accented characters
Letters
Accented characters
A
a
ÀÁÄÂÃÆ
i
íïî
àáäâãæ
N
Ñ
C
Ç
n
ñ
c
ç
O
ÓÖÔÕ
E
È É Ë Ê E˜
o
óöôõ
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è é ë ê e˜
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I
ÍÏÎ
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To type in an accented character:
1
2
Hold down c and press A. The message “ACCENT a – u / A – U?” appears on the display.
Press the key of the letter in the desired accented character.
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3
To type a capital letter, hold down s (or hold down c and press s to turn
on Caps mode) before pressing the letter key.
Press f or w until the desired accented character appears enlarged within the frame
in the middle of the display.
4 Press _. The accented character is added to the text.
☞ To type in a series of accented characters, hold down c before pressing _.
Then, continue adding accented characters by selecting them as explained in steps
2 and 3, and holding down c while pressing _. Press just _ after
selecting the last character in the series.
EXAMPLE
To add the accented character “É”:
1 Hold down c and press A.
ACCENT
a—u/A—U?
2 Hold down s and press E.
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3 Press w until É appears in the frame.
É
4 Press _.
1: R E S U M E _
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In addition to the letters, symbols and numerals on the key tops, there are 67 additional marks
available with the Symbol function.
The following symbols are available:
Group
Symbol
1
Ü Æ æ Ã
2
+
×
÷
=
3
ã
E˜
e˜ Õ
§
2
3
☞ ☞
R
2
õ
3
4
°
TM
[
]
C
4
5
♥
★
6
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To type in a symbol:
1
Hold down c and press a. A row of symbols appears in the display.
2
Press e or h to display different rows of symbols and press f or w until the
desired symbol appears enlarged within the frame in the middle of the display.
3
Press _. The symbol is added to the text.
To type in a series of symbols, hold down c before pressing _. Then, con-
☞
tinue adding symbols by selecting them as explained in step 2, and holding down
c while pressing _. Press just _ after selecting the last symbol in the
series.
EXAMPLE
To add the symbol “
”:
1 Hold down c and press a.
Ü
2 Press e or h until the row containing “
”
appears, and then press f or w until “
”
appears in the frame.
3 Press _.
1: D A N G E R
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AUTO FORMAT FUNCTION
The Auto Format function keys
make creating labels quick and easy.
After simply selecting one of the various pre-formatted layouts and typing text into each of its
fields, the overall style of the label can easily be changed by selecting one of the seven available style formats, and then the label is ready to be printed.
The two sets of layouts available allow you to create labels for a variety of needs—from addressing
envelopes to identifying floppy disks or audio and video cassettes. The layouts available by pressing iare designed specifically for the pre-sized AV labels, which allow you to quickly and easily create multiple copies of address and filing labels. By pressing j, a wider variety of layouts
are available for use with TZ tape.
Refer to Reference at the end of this section for a list and samples of the available layouts.
To select a pre-formatted layout:
1
Press ior jonce. The A/F indicator comes on.
2
Press e or h until the name of the desired layout appears.
☞
The default setting (VCR VHS-1 if jwas pressed or ADDRES1 if iwas pressed)
can be selected by pressing r.
The number of the auto format layout that was last used is underlined. Selecting
this layout displays the text that was entered in it at that time.
The label sizes are displayed in the currently selected unit of measurement (inches or millimeters). The unit of measurement can be changed with the Tab length or Length functions.
An auto format layout that has been stored in the memory can be recalled and used again.
For details on recalling stored auto format layouts, refer to “RECALLING TEXT” on
page 101.
3 Press _. The first field for the selected layout appears in the display.
To enter text in the layout:
4 For each field, type in the text, and then press _. When _ is pressed after typing
in the text for the last field, the MENU appears in the display.
☞ Symbols (page 57) and barcodes (page 88) can also be entered in the fields.
For details on storing auto format layouts, refer to “STORING TEXT” on page 99.
To delete all text that has already been entered in the layout, hold down c and
press *.
To change the character style of the text to one of the several available:
5
Press e or h until the CHNGE STL? command is displayed.
6
Press _.
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Press e or h to select the desired character style.
☞
8
The default setting (ORIGINAL) can be selected by pressing r.
Press _. “MENU” appears in the display.
Six additional character styles are available.
☞
The text and selected text style of an auto format layout can be stored in the memory
to be recalled and used at a later time.
To print a label using the selected layout:
9
Press e or h until the PRINT command is displayed.
0
Press _ to print the label, and have machine automatically cut it off. The message
“COPIES 1/ 1” appears in the display while the label is being printed.
☞
Before printing a layout selected by pressing i, an AV label cassette of the appropriate type must be installed. Before printing a layout selected by pressing j, a TZ
tape cassette with the specified tape width must be installed.
To change the text entered in the layout:
A
Press e or h until the EDIT MORE command is displayed.
Press _. The first field for the selected layout appears in the display.
Repeat step 4 until the text is edited as you wish. The MENU appears again when _
is pressed after editing the last field in the layout.
To finish using the Auto Format function:
B
C
D
Press e or h until the EXIT command is displayed.
E
Press _. The message “EXIT AUTO FORMAT?” appears in the display.
F
Press _. The Auto Format function is exited, and the text that was displayed before
the Auto Format function was used reappears in the display.
☞
The text entered in the selected layout is stored in the machine’s memory and is
available if the same layout is selected the next time that the Auto Format function
is used.
EXAMPLE
To create a short label for a file folder using a layout for TZ tapes:
1 Press j.
1:3/4×5.5
VCR VHS-1
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2 Press e or h until layout 35 (FILE SHORT)
is displayed.
35:1/2×2.9
FILE SHORT
3 Press _.
1TITLE?
_
4 Type in “August Sales Report”, and then press
_.
MENU
PRINT
To change the character style of the label:
5 Press e or h until CHNGE STL? is displayed.
MENU
CHNGE
STL?
6 Press _.
CHAR.STYL
ORIGINAL
7 Press e or h until ELEGANT is displayed.
CHAR.STYL
ELEGANT
8 Press _.
MENU
PRINT
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To print the label:
9 Make sure that PRINT is displayed, and then press
_.
COPIES
1/ 1
To create an address label using a layout for AV labels:
1 Press i.
1:ADDRES1
2 Press e or h until layout 4 (ADDRES4) is
displayed.
4:ADDRES4
3 Press _.
1NAME?
4 Type in “Mr. R. Becker”, and then press _.
2ADDRESS1?
5 Type in “29 South Main St.”, and then press
_.
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3ADDRESS2?
6 Type in “Los Angeles, CA 88888”, and then press
_.
MENU
PRINT
To change the character style of the label:
7 Press e or h until CHNGE STL? is displayed.
MENU
CHNGE
STL?
8 Press _.
CHAR.STYL
ORIGINAL
9 Press e or h until FORMAL is displayed.
CHAR.STYL
FORMAL
0 Press _.
MENU
PRINT
To print the label:
A Make sure that PRINT is displayed, and then press
_.
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Auto format layouts for TZ tape
No.
Layout name
1
VCR VHS-1
2
VCR VHS-2
3
VCR 8mm-1
4
VCR 8mm-2
5
VCR VHSC-1
6
VCR VHSC-2
7
AUDIO-1
8
AUDIO-2
9
10
AUDIO-3
11
12
DAT-1
13
DAT-2
14
MINI DISK1
15
MINI DISK2
16
NAME PLATE
17
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Tape width ×
label length
Layout fields
11 SYMBOL?
3/4" × 5.5"
22 TITLE?
(18 mm × 140 mm)
33 SUBTITLE?
1" × 3.0"
11 TITLE?
(24 mm × 77 mm) 22 SUBTITLE?
11 SYMBOL?
3/8" × 2.9"
22 TITLE?
(9 mm × 73 mm)
33 SUBTITLE?
11 SYMBOL?
1/2" × 3.6"
22 TITLE?
(12 mm × 92 mm)
33 SUBTITLE?
1/2" × 1.7"
11 TITLE?
(12 mm × 42 mm)
11 SYMBOL?
3/4" × 3.2"
22 TITLE?
(18 mm × 81 mm)
33 SUBTITLE?
1/4" × 3.1"
11 SYMBOL?
(6 mm × 80 mm) 22 TITLE?
1/2" × 3.5"
(12 mm × 89 mm) 11 SYMBOL?
22 TITLE?
3/8" × 3.5"
(9 mm × 89 mm)
1/2" × 3.5"
(12 mm × 89 mm)
11 SYMBOL?
3/8" × 3.5"
(9 mm × 89 mm)
1/4" × 2.2"
11 TITLE?
(6 mm × 56 mm)
3/8" × 3.3"
11 SYMBOL?
(9 mm × 85 mm) 22 TITLE?
1/4" × 2.3"
11 TITLE?
(6 mm × 59 mm)
1" × 2.0"
11 TITLE?
(24 mm × 52 mm) 22 SUBTITLE?
1" × 4.0"
(24 mm × 102 mm)
11 NAME?
3/4" × 4.0"
(18 mm × 102 mm)
44 DURATION?
55 REC.MODE?
66 DATE?
33 DATE?
34 DATE?
55 REC.MODE?
44 DURATION?
55 REC.MODE?
66 DATE?
22 SUBTITLE?
44 DURATION?
55 REC.MODE?
66 DATE?
33 SUBTITLE?
33 SUBTITLE?
32 TITLE?
22 SUBTITLE?
23 SUBTITLE?
22 SUBTITLE?
33 DURATION?
44 DATE?
22 COMPANY?
No.
Layout name
18
ADDRESS
19
20
EQUIPMENT
21
22
SLIDE
23
PRICE
24
25
SALE PRICE
26
27
ORGANIZ. L
28
ORGANIZ. S
29
FILE LONG
30
31
FILE LONGV
32
33
34
FILE SHORT
35
36
37
3.5" FLOPPY
38
Tape width ×
label length
1" × 2.0"
(24 mm × 52 mm)
3/4" × 2.0"
(18 mm × 52 mm)
1" × 3.1"
(24 mm × 79 mm)
3/4" × 3.1"
(18 mm × 79 mm)
1/2" × 1.7"
(12 mm × 42 mm)
1" × 2.2"
(24 mm × 57 mm)
3/4" × 2.2"
(18 mm × 57 mm)
1" × 3.6"
(24 mm × 92 mm)
3/4" × 3.6"
(18 mm × 92 mm)
1" × 3.2"
(24 mm × 82 mm)
1" × 2.6"
(24 mm × 65 mm)
1" × 7.2"
(24 mm × 183 mm)
3/4" × 7.2"
(18 mm × 183 mm)
1" × 7.2"
(24 mm × 183 mm)
3/4" × 7.2"
(18 mm × 183 mm)
1" × 3.7"
(24 mm × 94 mm)
3/4" × 3.7"
(18 mm × 94 mm)
1/2" × 2.9"
(12 mm × 74 mm)
3/8" × 2.9"
(9 mm × 74 mm)
1" × 2.7"
(24 mm × 69 mm)
3/4" × 2.7"
(18 mm × 69 mm)
Layout fields
11 NAME?
33 ADDRESS2?
22 ADDRESS1? 44 ADDRESS3?
11 TITLE?
22 NAME?
33 NUMBER?
11 TITLE?
22 DATE?
33 SUBTITLE?
11 NAME?
22 PRICE?
11 NAME?
23 NEW PRICE
22 OLD PRICE
11 NAME?
34 ADDRESS2?
22 COMPANY? 45 ADDRESS3?
33 ADDRESS1?
11 TITLE?
11 TITLE?
33 NAME?
22 SUBTITLE?
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No.
Layout name
39
miniDV1
40
miniDV2
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
FREE FORM 1
FREE FORM 1
FREE FORM 1
FREE FORM 1
FREE FORM 2
FREE FORM 2
FREE FORM 2
FREE FORM 2
Tape width ×
label length
3/8" × 1.7"
(9 mm × 43 mm)
Layout fields
11 TITLE?
22 SUBTITLE?
11 TITLE?
1/2" × 2.1"
22 SUBTITLE?
(12 mm × 55 mm)
23 DURATION?
1" (24 mm)
3/4" (18 mm)
1/2" (12 mm)
3/8" (9 mm)
11 1 LINE?
1" (24 mm)
3/4" (18 mm)
1/2" (12 mm)
3/8" (9 mm)
33 DATE?
44 REC.MODE?
34 REC.MODE?
45 DATE?
32 2 LINE?
Auto format layouts for AV labels
No.
Layout name
1
2
3
4
5
6
ADDRES1
ADDRES2
ADDRES3
ADDRES4
ADDRES5
ADDRES6
7
ADDRES7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
RETURN1
RETURN2
RETURN3
RETURN4
FILING1
FILING2
FILING3
FILING4
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Tape width ×
label length
Layout fields
11 NAME?
33 ADDRESS2?
22 ADDRESS1?
AV2067 Address
labels
AV1957 Return
address labels
AV1789 File folder
labels
11 NAME?
33 ADDRESS2?
22 ADDRESS1? 44 ADDRESS3?
11 NAME?
33 ADDRESS2?
22 ADDRESS1? 44 ADDRESS3?
15 ADDRESS3?
11 NAME?
33 ADDRESS2?
22 ADDRESS1?
11 NAME?
33 ADDRESS2?
22 ADDRESS1? 44 ADDRESS3?
11 LINE1?
11 LINE1?
32 LINE2?
Layout samples for TZ tape
1 VCR VHS-1
2 VCR VHS-2
3 VCR 8mm-1
4 VCR 8mm-2
5 VCR VHSC-1
6 VCR VHSC-2
7 AUDIO-1
8 AUDIO-2
9 AUDIO-2
10 AUDIO-3
11 AUDIO-3
12 DAT-1
13 DAT-2
14 MINI DISK1
15 MINI DISK2
16 NAME PLATE
17 NAME PLATE
18 ADDRESS
19 ADDRESS
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20 EQUIPMENT
22 SLIDE
21 EQUIPMENT
23 PRICE
24 PRICE
25 SALE PRICE
26 SALE PRICE
27 ORGANIZ. L
28 ORGANIZ. S
29 FILE LONG
30 FILE LONG
31 FILE LONGV
32 FILE LONGV
33 FILE SHORT
34 FILE SHORT
35 FILE SHORT
36 FILE SHORT
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37 3.5”FLOPPY
38 3.5”FLOPPY
39 miniDV1
40 miniDV2
41 FREE FORM1
42 FREE FORM1
43 FREE FORM1
44 FREE FORM1
45 FREE FORM2
46 FREE FORM2
47 FREE FORM2
48 FREE FORM2
Layout samples for AV labels
1 ADDRES1
2 ADDRES2
3 ADDRES3
4 ADDRES4
5 ADDRES5
6 ADDRES6
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7 ADDRES7
1 RETURN1
2 RETURN2
3 RETURN3
4 RETURN4
1 FILING1
2 FILING2
3 FILING3
4 FILING4
Character styles for TZ tape and AV labels
CHAR.STYLE
setting
ORIGINAL
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Sample
Font setting
Style setting
Layout default
ITALIC
Layout default
ITALIC
DYNAMIC
FONT 8
SOLID
CHAR.STYLE
setting
Font setting
Style setting
CUTE
FONT 4
OUTLINE
FORMAL
FONT 2
ITALIC
ELEGANT
FONT 3
NORMAL
NATURAL
FONT 6
NORMAL
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STAMP FUNCTION
The Stamp function allows you to quickly and easily create your own stamp stencil films for
customized stamps. After inserting a stamp film cassette, select this function to automatically
center the text and adjust the tape length and margins to a perfect format for the pre-inked
stamp film holders. Since the stamp holder is reusable, just make a new stamp stencil film and
replace the one in the holder.
To make a stamp:
1 Type in the text, and then insert a medium (3/4” (18 mm)-wide) or large (1” (24 mm)wide) stamp film cassette.
2
Hold down c and press U once. The message “STAMP FORMAT?” appears in the
display.
3
Press _. The text is automatically formatted for the installed stamp: centered within
the preset message area with the tape length and margins automatically adjusted.
4
Press p to cut the text out of the stamp stencil film.
5
After the stamp stencil film is cut off, remove the backing paper from the stamp stencil
film and affix it to the ink pad of a stamp film holder.
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EXAMPLE
To cut a stamp:
1 Enter the text and insert a stamp film cassette in the tape compartment.
2 Hold down c and press U.
STAMP
FORMAT?
3 Press _.
1: J S m i t h
2: 1 2 3 4 M a i n
4 Press p to engrave the stamp stencil film, and
then automatically cut it off.
COPIES
1/ 1
To affix a stamp:
5 Remove the stamp frame from around the stamp
film holder ink pad, one side at a time, and then
remove the protective seal covering the ink pad
and the backing paper from the stamp stencil film.
6 With the glossy side of the stamp stencil film
upward, align one of its ends with the slit on the
side of the stamp film holder.
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Tape end
Slit
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7 Hold the end of the stamp stencil film in place
with your thumb, and then pass the tape through
the guides while pulling it tight.
Guides
8 Fold the other end of the stamp stencil film over
the other side of the stamp film holder and hold it
in place with your finger.
Fold over
9 Fit the stamp frame over the stamp stencil film and
push it into place.
0 Insert the stamp film holder straight into its cap.
☞ Be sure that the stamp is correctly covered in order
to prevent ink spills.
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LOCAL FORMAT FUNCTION
The Local format function allows you to emphasize a block of the text by printing it with a
font, size, width, style, underline or frame setting that is different from the rest of the text. In
order to apply local formatting, the text must be divided into blocks. (For more details, refer to
NEW BLOCK KEY on page 49.)
To use the Local format function:
1
☞
2
3
Press f, w, e or h to position the cursor in the block that will be given a different format.
Be sure not to position the cursor below
.
Hold down c and press S once. “BLOCK FORM” appears in the top row of the display to indicate that the current text block will have the local format.
Select the desired font, size, width, style, underline or frame setting as described on pages 75
to 83. The selected setting will only be applied to the text block containing the cursor.
☞ When selecting a format setting, the current setting is displayed first.
When selecting a frame setting for local formatting, only the square and rounded
frames are available.
Since only one local format setting at a time can be applied to the text block, repeat
the above procedure for each additional format that you wish to apply.
Only one setting of a format can be applied to a single text block. For example, two
different fonts cannot be applied to the same text block.
EXAMPLE
To select the I+SHAD style setting for part of the text:
1 Press f, w, e or h to position the
cursor in the shelf number block.
1: B 1
2 Hold down c and press S once.
BLOCK
1: B 1
3 Press m once.
STYLE
NORMAL
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FORM
4 Continue pressing m until the I+SHAD style setting is displayed.
STYLE
I+SHAD
5 Press _.
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FONT FUNCTION
With the Font function, you can choose one of eight fonts for your text.
The following font settings are available:
(HELSINKI)
(BRUSSELS)
(US)
(FLORIDA)
(BELGIUM)
(SAN DIEGO)
(LOS ANGELES)
(ISTANBUL)
The default font setting is FONT 1.
To change the font setting:
1
Press k once to display the current font setting.
2
Continue pressing k until the desired font setting is displayed.
3
Press _ to apply the selected font setting to the text.
EXAMPLE
To select the FONT 2 font setting:
1 Press k once.
FONT
1
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2 Continue pressing k until FONT 2 is displayed.
FONT
2
A
3 Press _.
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SIZE & WIDTH FUNCTIONS
The character size can be adjusted using both the Size and Width functions. Since the character size that can be used depends on the width of the tape, the following table shows the character sizes that can be used with each tape width.
TZ-Tape
Tape Widths
Sizes (in points)
1/4" (6 mm)
6, 9, 12
3/8" (9 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18
1/2" (12 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24
3/4" (18 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36
1" (24 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48
AV-Label
Label sizes
Sizes (in points)
AV2067 Address labels:
3/4" × 2 5/8" (20 mm × 67 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48
AV1957 Return address labels:
3/4" × 2 1/4" (19 mm × 57 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36
AV1789 File folder labels:
5/8" × 3 1/2" (17 mm × 89 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36
The default size setting is AUTO and the default width setting is MEDIUM. The currently
selected size setting is always shown by the indicator above the display. In addition, when a
width setting other than MEDIUM is selected, the Width indicator comes on.
With the AUTO size setting, the machine compares your text with the width of the installed
tape and automatically adjusts the characters to the largest possible size. However, seven other
point sizes are also available, and each can be printed with any of the three width settings.
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☞
With the AUTO setting selected and a 1″ (24 mm)-, 3/4″ (18 mm)- or 1/2″ (12 mm)-wide
TZ tape cassette installed, text consisting of just one line of only uppercase letters (and no
accented characters) will be printed with a character size slightly larger than the maximum character size possible for that tape width (i.e., 62 points for 1″ (24 mm)-wide tape,
48 points for 3/4″ (18 mm) wide tape and 29 points for 1/2″ (12 mm) wide tape).
AV-Label
With the AUTO setting selected and an AV label cassette installed, text consisting of just
one line of only uppercase letters (and no accented characters) will be printed with a
character size slightly larger than the maximum character size possible for that label
(i.e., 62 points for AV2067 address labels and 48 points for AV1957 return address
labels and AV1789 file folder labels).
☞
Size
Width setting
setting
NARROW
(in points)
Width setting
MEDIUM
Width setting WIDE
6
9
12
18
24
36
48
To change the size setting:
1
Press l once to display the current size setting.
2
Continue pressing l until the desired size setting is displayed.
☞
3
The current size setting is shown by the size indicator at the top of the display.
Press _ to apply the selected size setting to the text.
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EXAMPLE
To select the 24 point size setting:
1 Press l once.
SIZE
AUTO
2 Continue pressing l until 24 is displayed.
SIZE
24
3 Press _.
To change the width setting:
1
Press n once to display the current width setting.
2 Continue pressing n until the desired width setting is displayed.
☞
3
The Width indicator comes on when a setting other than MEDIUM is selected.
Press _ to apply the selected width setting to the text.
EXAMPLE
To select the WIDE width setting:
1 Press n once.
WIDTH
MEDIUM
2 Continue pressing n until WIDE is displayed.
WIDTH
WIDE
3 Press _.
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STYLE FUNCTION
You can choose from eleven different character styles to apply to your text (including vertical
printing).
☞ Characters printed using the smaller sizes may be difficult to read if certain style settings
(e.g., I+SHAD) are selected.
The following style settings are available:
NORMAL, BOLD, OUTLINE, SOLID, SHADOW, ITALIC, I+BOLD (italic & bold),
I+OUTL (italic & outline), I+SOLID (italic & solid), I+SHAD (italic & shadow), VERT (vertical)
The default style setting is NORMAL. The style indicator at the bottom of the display shows the
current style setting when any setting other than NORMAL is selected.
Refer to Reference at the end of this section for samples of the available settings.
To change the style setting:
1
Press m once to display the current style setting.
2
Continue pressing m until the desired style setting is displayed.
☞
3
The current style setting is shown by the style indicator at the bottom of the display.
Press _ to apply the selected style setting to the text.
EXAMPLE
To select the I+SHAD style setting:
1 Press m once.
STYLE
NORMAL
2 Continue pressing m until I+SHAD is displayed.
STYLE
I+SHAD
3 Press _.
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REFERENCE
REFERENCE
Font
Setting
Style Setting
NORMAL
BOLD
OUTLINE
SOLID
SHADOW
ITALIC
FONT 1
FONT 2
FONT 3
FONT 4
FONT 5
FONT 6
FONT 7
FONT 8
Font
Setting
FONT 1
FONT 2
FONT 3
FONT 4
FONT 5
FONT 6
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Style Setting
I+BOLD
I+OUTL
I+SOLID
I+SHAD
VERT
Style Setting
Font
Setting
I+BOLD
I+OUTL
I+SOLID
I+SHAD
VERT
FONT 7
FONT 8
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UNDERLINE FUNCTION
You can emphasize your text by underlining it or striking it out.
The default underline setting is OFF. When the Underline function is set to any setting other
than OFF, the Udl/Frm indicator on the right side of the display comes on.
UNDL
ON1
UNDL
ON2
To change the underline setting:
1
While holding down c, press 5 once, and keep c held down to display the current underline setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 5 until the desired underline setting is
displayed.
☞
3
The Udl/Frm indicator comes on when a setting other than OFF is selected.
Release c to apply the selected underline setting to the text.
EXAMPLE
To select the ON1 underline setting:
1 While holding down c, press 5 once, and
keep c held down.
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OFF
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2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
5 until ON1 is displayed.
UNDL
ON1
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FRAME FUNCTION
With the Frame function, you can choose from various frames and highlights to design a more
decorative or emphasized label.
The default setting is OFF; however, 18 other settings are also available. Refer to Reference at
the end of this section for samples of the available settings.
When any setting other than OFF is selected, the Udl/Frm indicator on the right side of the display comes on.
To change the frame setting:
1
While holding down c, press 6 once, and keep c held down to display the current frame setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 6 until the desired frame setting is displayed.
☞
3
The Udl/Frm indicator comes on when any setting other than OFF is selected.
Release c to apply the selected frame setting to the text.
EXAMPLE
To select the candy frame setting:
1 While holding down c, press 6 once, and
keep c held down.
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OFF
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2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
6 until the candy frame is displayed.
3 Release c.
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TAPE MARGIN FUNCTION
The Tape margin function allows you to adjust the size of the margins on the left and right
sides of your text.
The default tape margin setting is FULL; however, three other settings are also available.
FULL
(1" (24 mm) margins)
NONE
(1/6" (4 mm) margins)
NARROW
(5/16" (8 mm) margins)
HALF
(1/2" (12 mm) margins)
☞
When a setting other than FULL is selected, extra tape is fed out before printing starts.
The extra tape is cut off of TZ labels if the TZ Cut function is set to ON. This makes the
left and right margins equal.
The tape margin setting is only applied to labels printed on TZ tape. The tape margins of
AV labels cannot be adjusted.
To change the tape margin setting:
1
While holding down c, press E once, and keep c held down to display the current tape margin setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing E until the desired tape margin setting
is displayed.
3
Release c to apply the selected tape margin setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the HALF tape margin setting:
1 While holding down c, press E once, and
keep c held down.
MARGIN
FULL
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2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
E until HALF is displayed.
MARGIN
HALF
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HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT FUNCTION
You can choose to align the text in one of three ways. In addition, if the Length function was
used to set the length of the label, the text will align within the label according to the selected
horizontal alignment setting.
The default setting is LEFT; however, two other settings are also available.
LEFT
RIGHT
CENTER
☞
The horizontal alignment setting can be applied to text printed on both TZ tape and
AV labels.
To change the horizontal alignment setting:
1
While holding down c, press R once, and keep c held down to display the current horizontal alignment setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing R until the desired horizontal alignment setting is displayed.
3
Release c to apply the selected horizontal alignment setting to the entire text.
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EXAMPLE
To select the RIGHT horizontal alignment setting:
1 While holding down c, press R once, and
keep c held down.
ALIGN
LEFT
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
R until RIGHT is displayed.
ALIGN
RIGHT
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MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION
This function prints your label so that the text can be read from the adhesive side of the tape. If
mirror-printed labels are attached to glass or some other transparent material, they can be read
correctly from the opposite side.
☞ When using the Mirror printing function, the text should be printed on CLEAR TAPE.
The default mirror printing setting is OFF.
When the Mirror printing
function is set to ON:
To change the mirror printing setting:
1
While holding down c, press p once, and keep c held down to display the current mirror printing setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing p until the desired mirror printing setting is displayed.
3
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Release c to apply the selected mirror printing setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the ON mirror printing setting:
1 While holding down c, press p once, and
keep c held down.
MIRROR
OFF
ABC
MIRROR
ON
CBA
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
p until ON is displayed.
3 Release c.
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LENGTH FUNCTION
Although the length of the printed label automatically adjusts to fit the length of the entered
text, there may be times when you will want to make a label with a specific length. The Length
function allows you to set the label length between 1.6” and 11.8” (4.0 cm and 30.0 cm).
The default length setting is OFF. When the Length function is set to ON, the Length indicator
on the right side of the display comes on.
☞ The label length setting is only applied to labels printed on TZ tape. The label
length of AV labels cannot be adjusted.
To turn the Length function on or off:
1
2
While holding down c, press T once, and keep c held down to display the current length of the label (the text and both margins). Then, the display will show the current label length setting (ON or OFF).
While still holding down c, continue pressing T until the desired label length setting
is displayed.
☞
3
The Length indicator comes on when ON is selected.
Release c. If ON was selected, the current label length setting is displayed.
4
Press e or h to select the desired length or use the number keys to enter a length.
☞
To change the units (inches or centimeters) used to display the label length, press
M until the desired units are displayed.
To change the length in 1” (1.0-cm) steps, hold down either e or h, and then
release the key when the desired setting is displayed.
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Press _.
5
EXAMPLE
To select a label length of 5”:
1 While holding down c, press T once, and keep c held down.
LENGTH
5.3inch
LENGTH
OFF
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
T until ON is displayed.
LENGTH
ON
3 Release c.
LENGTH
4.0inch
4 Press e until 5.0 inch is displayed.
LENGTH
5.0inch
5 Press _.
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BARCODE FUNCTION
The Barcode function, which enables barcodes to be printed as a part of label, is one of this
machine’s most advanced features.
☞ This section will explain how to enter a barcode into your text. It is not intended as a
comprehensive introduction to the concept of barcoding. For more detailed information, please consult one of the many reference books available.
Since this machine is not specifically designed for special barcode label-making, some
barcode readers may not be able to read the labels.
Print barcodes with black ink on a white background.
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Four different parameters enable you to create custom barcodes.
PARAMETER
SETTINGS
PROTOCOL
CODE 39, I-2/5, EAN13, EAN8,
UPC-A, UPC-E, CODE128
WIDTH (barcode width)
LARGE, SMALL
UNDER#S (characters printed below barcode)
ON, OFF
CH.DIG. (check digit)
OFF, ON
The default settings are CODE 39 PROTOCOL, LARGE WIDTH, UNDER#S set to ON, and
CH.DIG. set to OFF.
☞ It is recommended that barcodes be printed with the Tape margin function set to FULL
and the barcode WIDTH parameter set to LARGE; otherwise, the barcodes may be difficult to read.
To use the Barcode function:
1 Hold down c and press Y once.
☞ To change the data or parameters of a barcode that has already been created, position the cursor below the right half of the barcode mark (
) before holding down
c and pressing Y.
A block can only contain one barcode. If a barcode has already been entered in the
block when c is held down and Y is pressed, the error message “1 BARCODE
PER BLOCK!” appears.
To quit the Barcode function without making any changes, hold down c and
press Y.
2 Type in the new barcode data or edit the old data.
To change the barcode parameter settings:
3
Press e.
☞
To return to the barcode data without changing any parameter settings, press *.
4
Press f or w until the parameter that you wish to change appears.
5
6
Press e or h until the desired setting is displayed.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all parameters are set as you wish.
7 Press _.
To add a special character to the barcode data:
8
Press f or w until the cursor is below the character immediately to the right of where
you wish to add the special character.
9
Hold down c and press a.
0
Press e or h until the desired special character is displayed.
☞
The following special characters can only be entered when using protocol CODE 39.
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SYMBOL
SPECIAL
CHARACTER
1
+
2
$
The following special characters can only be entered when using protocol CODE
128.
A
90
VALUE
SPECIAL
CHARACTER
VALUE
SPECIAL
CHARACTER
VALUE
SPECIAL
CHARACTER
3
#
69
ENQ
87
ETB
4
$
70
ACK
88
CAN
11
+
71
BEL
89
EM
28
<
72
BS
90
SUB
29
=
73
HT
91
ESC
30
>
74
LF
91
{
32
@
75
VT
92
FS
59
[
76
FF
92
|
60
\
77
CR
93
GS
61
]
78
SO
93
}
62
^
79
SI
94
RS
63
_
80
DLE
94
~
64
NUL
81
DC1
95
US
64
`
82
DC2
95
DEL
65
SOH
83
DC3
96
FNC 3
66
STX
84
DC4
97
FNC 2
67
ETX
85
NAK
100
FNC 4
68
EOT
86
SYN
102
FNC1
Press _ to add the selected special character to the barcode data.
To add the barcode to your text:
B
Press _.
EXAMPLE
To add a barcode to the label:
1 Hold down c and press Y once.
CODE
_
39
2 Press e.
PROTOCOL
CODE 39
3 Press f or w until the CH.DIG. parameter is
displayed.
CH.DIG.
OFF
4 Press e or h until ON is displayed.
CH.DIG.
ON
5 Press _.
CODE
_
39
6 Press 1, 2, 3, then 4.
CODE 39
1234A
_
7 Press _.
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TZ CUT FUNCTION
The TZ Cut function allows you to set whether or not the machine will automatically cut each
TZ label after it is printed. Turn on the TZ Cut function before starting to print in order to cut
the labels automatically after printing them.
TZ-Tape
☞
After printing a label on TZ tape with the TZ Cut function set to OFF, hold down c
and press r once to feed the tape, then cut it.
AV-Label
AV labels are always cut off after each one is printed regardless of the current TZ cut setting. However, when printing multiple copies of AV labels with the Numbering function, Repeat printing function or Memory print function, you can choose whether to cut
off each label after it is printed or cut off the string of labels only after they have all been
printed.
To turn the TZ Cut function on or off:
☞
1 While holding down c, press Z once, and keep c held down to display the current TZ cut setting.
While still holding down c, continue pressing Z until the desired TZ cut setting is
displayed.
3 Release c to apply the selected TZ cut setting.
2
EXAMPLE
To turn the TZ Cut function on:
1 While holding down c, press Z once, and
keep c held down.
TZ CUT
OFF
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
Z until ON is displayed.
3 Release c.
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After you have entered your text and chosen the desired format settings, you are ready to print.
TZ-Tape
☞
If the TZ Cut function is set to ON, TZ labels will automatically be cut after they are
printed.
AV-Label
☞ AV labels are always cut off after they are printed. However, when printing multiple
copies of AV labels with the Numbering function, Repeat printing function or Memory
print function, you can choose whether to cut off each label after it is printed or cut off
the string of labels only after they have all been printed.
To print a label:
Press p once. The message “COPIES” followed by the number of the label being
printed is displayed.
●
☞
If the selected character size is too large for the width of the installed tape cassette,
the message “CHR SIZE AUTO?” appears. To allow the text size to automatically be
adjusted, press p or _. To stop the text size from being changed, press *.
EXAMPLE
To print and cut a label:
● Press
p once.
COPIES
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FEED & CUT FUNCTION
The Feed & Cut function is used to feed out 1” (24 mm) of TZ tape and automatically cut it off,
for example, after printing with the TZ Cut function set to OFF or when printing has been
interrupted.
☞ Only TZ tape can be fed out and cut using this function. If an AV label cassette is
installed when c is held down and r is pressed, the error message “CAN’T FEED
AV LABELS” appears.
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To feed and cut off 1” (24 mm) of TZ tape:
Hold down c and press r once. 1” (24 mm) of tape is fed out and cut off.
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NUMBERING FUNCTION
This function can be used to print many copies of the same text while increasing certain characters (letters, numbers or barcode data) after each label is printed. This type of automatic
incrementation is very useful when printing serial number labels, production control labels or
other labels requiring ascending codes.
Letters and numbers increase as shown below:
0
➔ 1
➔ ...9
➔ 0
➔ ...
A
➔ B
➔ ...Z
➔ A
➔ ...
a
➔ b
➔ ...z
➔ a
➔ ...
A0 ➔ A1 ➔ ...A9 ➔ B0 ➔ ...
Spaces (shown as underlines “_” in the examples below) can be used to adjust the spacing
between characters or to control the number of digits that are printed:
_9 ➔ 10 ➔ ...99 ➔ _0 ➔ ...
_Z ➔ AA ➔ ...ZZ ➔ _A ➔ ...
1_9 ➔ 2_0 ➔ ...9_9 ➔ __0 ➔ ...
☞ Only one numbering field can be selected from any text.
If you include a non-alphanumeric character such as a symbol in the numbering field, only the
letters and numbers in the numbering field will be increased when the labels are printed, or
just one label will be printed if the field only contains a non-alphanumeric character.
To use the Numbering function:
1
Hold down c and press O. The message “START?” appears in the display.
☞
To cancel the Numbering function at any time, hold down c and press O (or
press just * ).
2
Press f, w, e or h until the first character that you wish to select for the numbering field is flashing.
☞
3
Press _. The message “END?” appears in the display.
☞
4
The last number to be printed can also be selected by pressing e or h.
A number lower than the one that was selected cannot be entered.
If a barcode was selected, “NUMBER” appears in the display instead. Skip to step
6 to continue printing with the Numbering function.
Press f, w, e or h until all of the characters that you wish to select for the number field are flashing.
☞
A barcode cannot be selected in addition to other characters.
5 Press _. The message “NUMBER” appears in the display.
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6
Press e or h until the desired number of copies is displayed, or use the number keys
to type in the number.
7
Press p (or _).
TZ-Tape
The set number of labels is printed. The number of the copy being printed is displayed.
☞ If the TZ Cut function is set to ON, each TZ label is automatically cut off after it is printed.
This completes the procedure for TZ tapes; disregard steps 8 and 9.
AV-Label
CUT MENU appears in the display. Continue with step 8 to finish printing.
8
Press e or h until the desired setting (EACH LABEL or AFTER LAST) is displayed.
If EACH LABEL is selected, each label is cut off after it is printed.
If AFTER LAST is selected, the string of labels are cut off only after they have all been printed.
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Press p or _ to begin printing the labels. The number of the copy being printed is displayed.
EXAMPLE
To print three labels with numbers 1, 2 and 3:
1 Hold down c and press O.
START?
1:STUDIO
1
END
1:STUDIO
1
2 Press _.
3 Make sure that just “1” is flashing, and then press
_.
NUMBER
1
4 Press 3.
NUMBER
3
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5 Press p (or _ ).
If TZ tape is being printed on:
COPIES
1/ 3
COPIES
2/ 3
COPIES
3/ 3
If AV labels are being printed on:
In the following example, CUT MENU is set to
EACH LABEL.
CUT MENU
EACH LABEL
6 Press p (or _ ).
COPIES
1/ 3
COPIES
2/ 3
COPIES
3/ 3
☞
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If CUT MENU was set to AFTER LAST, the string of three labels would not
be cut off until after the last one is printed.
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REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION
This function allows you to print up to 99 copies of the same text.
To use the Repeat printing function:
1
Hold down c and press I. The message “COPIES” appears in the display with the
default setting 1, which may be changed as necessary.
☞
To cancel the Repeat printing function at any time, hold down c and press I
(or press just * ).
2 Press e or h until the desired number of copies is displayed, or use the number keys
to type in the number.
3
Press p (or _ )
TZ-Tape
The set number of labels is printed. The number of the copy being printed is displayed.
☞ If the TZ Cut function is set to ON, each TZ label is automatically cut off after it is
printed.
This completes the procedure for TZ tapes; disregard steps 4 and 5.
AV-Label
CUT MENU appears in the display. Continue with step 4 to finish printing.
4
Press e or h until the desired setting (EACH LABEL or AFTER LAST) is displayed.
If EACH LABEL is selected, each label is cut off after it is printed.
If AFTER LAST is selected, the string of labels are cut off only after they have all been
printed.
5
Press p (or _) to begin printing the labels. The number of the copy being printed is
displayed.
☞
The Repeat printing function cannot be used to print text entered using the Auto Format
function.
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EXAMPLE
To print three copies of a label:
1 Hold down c and press I.
COPIES
1
2 Press 3.
COPIES
3
3 Press p (or _ ).
If TZ tape is being printed on:
COPIES
1/ 3
COPIES
2/ 3
COPIES
3/ 3
If AV labels are being printed on:
In the following example, CUT MENU is set to
EACH LABEL.
CUT MENU
EACH LABEL
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4 Press p (or _ ).
COPIES
1/ 3
COPIES
2/ 3
COPIES
3/ 3
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If CUT MENU was set to AFTER LAST, the string of three labels would not
be cut off until after the last one is printed.
MEMORY FUNCTIONS
You can use the memory to store your most frequently used text files, TZ tape layouts or AV
label layouts. The text remains in the memory, along with its formatting, even after all characters
are removed from the display using the Clear function (holding down c and pressing * ).
When each file is stored, it is given a number to make recalling it easier. Up to 100 text files,
TZ tape layouts and AV label layouts each or approximately 4,000 characters can be stored in
the memory. (A single file can have a maximum of 272 characters.)
Since a copy of the stored text file is recalled when the Recall function is used, the text can be
edited or printed without changing the originally stored file. When a file is no longer needed
or more space is necessary, the Memory delete function can be used to delete it. With the
Memory print function, either a single file or multiple files stored in the memory can be
quickly selected for printing.
☞ When inserting new batteries, be sure to insert the new ones within five minutes of
removing the old ones, otherwise any text files stored in the memory will be lost (unless
the machine is plugged into an electrical outlet with the AC adapter).
STORING TEXT
To store a text file:
1 Hold down c and press 7. The message “STORE” appears on the display with the
first available file number.
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☞
To quit the Store function without storing the text, hold down c and press 7
(or press just * ).
TZ tape and AV label layouts of the Auto Format function can be stored after the
text for each field has been typed in. To store the layout with a specific character
style, select the style of the text before storing the layout.
2
Press e or h to select the file number where you wish to store the text.
3
Press _. The text is stored under the selected file number and the text previously
shown in the display reappears.
☞
If a file is already stored under the selected file number, the message “OVERWRITE?” appears in the display and you must decide whether or not to overwrite it
(delete it from the memory and store the new one).
If the maximum number of characters has already been stored, the error message
“MEMORY FULL!” appears in the display. If this occurs, an existing text file must be
deleted before the new one can be stored.
To overwrite the stored file with the new one:
Press _ to delete the previously stored file and store the new one under the selected number.
●
☞
To go back and choose another file number without overwriting the text file, press
*, and then select a different file number.
EXAMPLE
To store text under file number 4:
1 Hold down c and press 7.
STORE
0:
2 Press e or h until file number 4 is displayed.
STORE
4:
3 Press _.
1: J .
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RECALLING TEXT
To recall a stored text file:
1
Hold down c and press 8. The message “RECALL” appears on the display with the
file number and beginning of the most recently stored or recalled text.
☞
To quit the Recall function without recalling text, hold down c and press 8 (or
press just * ).
An auto format layout that has been stored in the memory can be recalled when
you are asked to select a layout in the Auto Format function.
2
Press e or h to select the file number containing the text that you wish to recall. The
text stored under the selected file number is shown.
☞
To see other parts of the selected text file, press f or w.
To display the text stored under other file numbers, press e or h.
3
Press _. Any text previously entered in the display is erased and the text stored under
the selected file number is recalled into the display.
EXAMPLE
To recall the text from file number 1:
1 Hold down c and press 8.
RECALL
4:
2 Press e or h until file number 1 is displayed.
RECALL
1:Bill
Re
3 Press _.
1: _
Bill
Reyn
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DELETING A FILE
To delete a stored text file:
1
Hold down c and press 9. The message “CLEAR” appears on the display with the
file number and beginning of the most recently stored or recalled text.
☞
To cancel the Memory delete function without deleting the text file, hold down
c and press 9 (or press just * ).
2
Press e or h to select the file number containing the text that you wish to delete. The
text stored under the selected file number is shown.
☞
To see other parts of the selected text file, press f or w.
To display the text stored under other file numbers, press e or h.
3
Press _. The message “OK TO CLEAR?” appears.
☞
4
To go back and select a different text file, press *.
Press _ to delete the text file that was selected.
EXAMPLE
To delete the text stored under file number 4:
1 Hold down c and press 9.
CLEAR
1:Bill
Re
2 Press e or h until file number 4 is displayed.
CLEAR
4:J.
Smit
3 Press _.
OK TO
CLEAR?
4 Press _.
1: _
Bill
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PRINTING MEMORY TEXT
Text files and auto format layout files stored in the memory can easily be printed without
recalling each file one by one.
To print stored text files:
1 Hold down c and press 0. “PRINT” appears on the display with the file number and
beginning of the most recently stored or recalled text.
☞
To quit the Memory print function without printing text, hold down c and press
0 (or press just *).
2
Press e or h to display the file containing the text that you wish to print. The text
stored under the selected file is shown in the bottom line of the display.
☞
To see other parts of the selected text file, press f or w.
Press r so that the file number flashes.
To remove a file from those that are to be printed, press r so that the file number no longer flashes.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the file numbers for all files that you wish to print are flashing.
5 Press _. The text stored under the selected file numbers is printed.
To print stored auto format layout files:
3
☞
1
Press i or j, depending on the type of layout that you wish to print.
2
Hold down c and press 0. The name of the layout appears in the top line of the display and the file number and beginning of the most recently stored or recalled text appear
in the bottom line.
☞ To quit the Memory print function without printing text, hold down c and press
0 (or press just *).
3
Press e or h to display the file containing the text that you wish to print. The text
stored under the selected file is shown in the bottom line of the display.
☞
To see other parts of the selected text file, press f or w.
Files using the same layout are stored grouped together.
4
5
Press r so that the file number flashes.
☞ To remove a file from those that are to be printed, press r so that the file number no longer flashes.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the file numbers for all files that you wish to print are flashing.
6 Press _. “MENU” appears in the display.
7 Make sure that PRINT is flashing, and then press _. All of the selected files are printed.
To change the style of the stored auto format layout:
8
Press e or h until the CHNGE STL? command is displayed.
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9
Press _.
0
Press e or h to select the desired character style.
☞ The default setting (NO CHANGE) can be selected by pressing r.
A Press _. “MENU” appears in the display.
To print more stored files:
B
Press e or h until the PRINT MORE command is displayed.
C
Press _. The name of the layout appears in the top line of the display and the file
number and beginning of the text appears in the bottom line.
D
Press e or h to display the file containing the text that you wish to print.
E
F
Press r so that the file number flashes.
Repeat steps D and E until the file numbers for all files that you wish to print are flashing.
G Press _. “MENU” appears in the display.
H Make sure that PRINT is flashing, and then press _. All of the selected files are
printed.
To finish printing stored files:
I
Press e or h until the EXIT command is displayed.
J
Press _
EXAMPLE
To print text stored under file numbers 1 and 2:
1 Hold down c and press 0.
PRINT
1:Bill
Re
PRINT
1:Bill
Re
2 Since this is one of the files that we wish to print,
press r.
3 Press e or h until file number 2 is displayed.
PRINT
2:R.
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4 Press r.
PRINT
2:R.
BECK
5 Press _.
COPIES
1/ 2
COPIES
2/ 2
To print AV label layouts stored under file numbers 0 and 3:
1
Press i.
4:ADDRES4
2
Hold down c and press 0.
PRINT
3
ADDRESS 4
0:R. Beck
Since this is one of the files that we wish to
print, press r.
ADDRESS 4
0:R. Beck
4 Press e or h until file number 3 is displayed.
ADDRESS 1
3:B. Reyn
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5 Press r.
ADDRESS 1
3:B. Reyn
6 Press _.
MENU
PRINT
7
Press _.
COPIES
1/ 2
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2/ 2
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Remedy
1. The display stays blank after you have
turned on the machine.
• Check that the AC adapter is connected
correctly.
• If you are using alkaline batteries, check
that they are correctly inserted.
• If the batteries are low, replace them
with new ones.
2. The machine does not print or the
printed characters are blurred.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
inserted properly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it
with a new one.
• Make sure that the tape compartment
cover has been closed.
• Check that the interface cable is correctly connected.
3. The text files that you stored in the memory are no longer there.
• If the batteries are low, replace them
with new ones.
4. The printed characters are not formed
properly.
• If you are using alkaline batteries, they
may be low. Try using the AC adapter or
replace the batteries with new ones.
5. A blank horizontal line appears through
the printed label.
• Clean the print head as explained on
page 42.
6. Striped tape appears.
• You have reached the end of the tape.
Replace the tape cassette with a new
one.
7. The machine has “locked up” (i.e., nothing happens when a key is pressed).
• Turn off the machine, and then while
holding down c and R, turn the
machine back on.
The text and formats in the display and
all text files stored in the memory are
erased.
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ERROR MESSAGE LIST
Error Message
Cause
Remedy
1 BARCODE
PER BLOCK!
This message appears if a barcode
has already been added to the block
when you try to use the Barcode
function.
Limit the number of barcodes in
a block to one.
4 DIGIT
MIN.!
This message appears when less than
the minimum four digits are entered
as barcode data.
Enter a minimum of four digits
5 BLOCK
LIMIT!
This message appears if five text
Limit the number of text blocks
to five.
blocks already exist when you hold
before pressing _.
down c and press _.
7 LINE
LIMIT!
This message appears if seven lines
BATTERIES
WEAK!
This message appears when the
installed alkaline batteries become
weak.
Replace the batteries or use the
AC adapter.
BUFFER
EMPTY!
• This message appears if you hold
• Enter some text before starting
this function.
already exist when you press _.
down c and press T, but
no text has been entered in the display.
Limit the number of lines to
seven.
• This message appears if you try to
print, but no text has been entered
in the display.
• Enter text before printing.
BUFFER
FULL!
This message appears if you try to
enter a character, symbol, return or
space after the maximum number of
characters has already been entered.
Delete some existing text so that
more text can be entered.
CAN’T FEED
AV LABELS
This message appears if an AV label
Install a tape cassette other than
cassette is installed when you hold
an AV label cassette before hold-
down c and press r.
ing down c and pressing
r.
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Error Message
CAN’T
HERE!
Cause
Remedy
This message appears if the cursor is
at the end of the text when you hold
Move the cursor below a
number before holding down
down c and press O.
c and pressing O.
CASSETTE
CHANGED!
This message appears if the tape cassette is changed while the P-touch is
receiving data from the computer.
Cancel the print job, install the
correct tape cassette, and then
try printing again.
CHANGE
ADAPTOR!
This message appears if a high-voltage adapter is being used.
Remove the high-voltage
adapter and connect the adapter
designed exclusively for this
machine.
CUTTER
ERROR!
This message appears if the tape cutter is closed when you try to print or
feed the tape.
Turn the P-touch off, then on
again.
EEPROM
ERROR!
This message appears if a checksum
error occurred when the P-touch was
turned on or if the keyword was damaged and failed to initialize.
Contact your service representative.
FEED
ERROR!
This message appears if the AV label
sensor cannot detect the labels.
• Replace the AV label cassette
with one that is not empty.
• If this error message appears
even after a new AV label cassette is installed, the sensor
may be damaged. Contact
your service representative.
INPUT
WHOLE CODE
This message appears if the set
number of digits is not entered in the
barcode data.
Input the correct number of digits or change the number of digits set in the barcode parameters.
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Error Message
Cause
Remedy
INTERFACE
ERROR!
This message appears if the wrong
port is selected.
Windows
Under “Print to the following
port” in the printer Properties
dialog box, select “PTUSB:” for
the USB connection.
☞ If two or more of the same
P-touch models are connected through their USB
ports, instead of “PTUSB:”,
select
“PTUSB
(PT2600/2610-XXXXXXXXX):”
(where XXXXXXXXX is the
serial number). The serial
number is written above the
barcode on the silver label
attached to the bottom of
the P-touch.
Macintosh
In the Chooser, select the PT2600/2610 as the printer.
LENGTH
LIMIT!
• This message appears if the text is
longer than 3’ 3 1/3” (1 meter) when
you try to print.
• Shorten the text to less than 3’
3 1/3” (1 meter) before trying
to print.
• This message appears if the Length
function is used to set a label
length that is less than 1.6” (4.0
cm) or more than 11.8” (30.0 cm).
• Set the label length between
1.6” (4.0 cm) and 11.8” (30.0
cm).
• This message appears if the Tab
Length function is used to set a tab
length that is more than 11.8”
(30.0 cm).
• Set the tab length so that it is
less than 11.8” (30.0 cm).
LINE
LIMIT!
This message appears if the number
of lines in the text is greater than the
maximum number of lines possible
for the installed tape.
Reduce the number of lines or
install a tape of greater width.
MEMORY
FULL!
This message appears if you try to
store a text file after the maximum
number of characters has already
been stored in the memory.
Delete an unwanted file to make
room for the new one.
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Error Message
Cause
Remedy
NO
FILES!
This message appears if you try to
recall or delete a text file from the
memory when none are stored.
Store a text file first.
NO
TAPE!
This message appears if you try to print
a label or feed the tape when no tape
cassette is installed.
Install a tape cassette and try
again.
REPLACE
BATTERIES!
This message appears if the installed
alkaline batteries are about to run
out.
Replace the batteries or use the
AC adapter.
ROM
PROBLEM!
This message appears if there is a
problem with the machine’s read
only memory.
Turn off the machine, and then
while holding down c and
R, turn the machine back on.
Contact your service representative.
SET 1”
TAPE!
SET 24mm
TAPE!
This message appears if a 1” (24-mm)
wide tape cassette is not installed when
an auto format layout for a 1” (24-mm)
wide tape is selected.
Install a 1” (24-mm) wide tape
cassette.
SET 3/4”
TAPE!
SET 18mm
TAPE!
This message appears if an 3/4” (18mm) wide tape cassette is not installed
when an auto format layout for an 3/4”
(18-mm) wide tape is selected.
Install an 3/4” (18-mm) wide tape
cassette.
SET 1/2”
TAPE!
SET 12mm
TAPE!
This message appears if a 1/2” (12-mm)
wide tape cassette is not installed when
an auto format layout for a 1/2” (12mm) wide tape is selected.
Install a 1/2” (12-mm) wide tape
cassette.
SET 3/8”
TAPE!
SET 9mm
TAPE!
This message appears if a 3/8” (9-mm)
wide tape cassette is not installed when
an auto format layout for a 3/8” (9mm) wide tape is selected.
Install a 3/8” (9-mm) wide tape
cassette.
SET 1/4”
TAPE!
SET 6mm
TAPE!
This message appears if a 1/4” (6-mm)
wide tape cassette is not installed when
an auto format layout for a 1/4” (6mm) wide tape is selected.
Install a 1/4” (6-mm) wide tape
cassette.
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Error Message
Cause
Remedy
SET ADDRES
TAPE!
This message appears if an AV2067
Address label cassette is not installed
when an AV2067 Address label layout
of the Auto Format function is
selected.
Install an AV2067 Address label
cassette.
SET RETURN
TAPE!
This message appears if an AV1957
Return address label cassette is not
installed when an AV1957 Return
address label layout of the Auto Format function is selected.
Install an AV1957 Return address
label cassette.
SET FILING
TAPE!
This message appears if an AV1789
File folder label cassette is not installed
when an AV1789 File folder label layout of the Auto Format function is
selected.
Install an AV1789 File folder label
cassette.
TAB
LIMIT!
This message appears if the maximum
Reduce the number of tabs in
the text.
number of tabs has already been added
to the text when you hold down c
and press Q.
TEXT
TOO HIGH!
This message appears if the size of
the text is larger than the width of the
installed tape.
Reduce the size of the characters
or install a wider tape.
TEXT
TOO LONG!
This message appears if the length of the
text is longer than the label length that
has been set using the Length function.
Delete some of the text, reduce
the character width or increase
the set label length.
SHOULD YOU ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR PRODUCT,
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR
PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
After referring to this User’s Guide, if you still need assistance, refer to the Brother Contact
information in this guide.
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SPECIFICATIONS
HARDWARE
Input Device:
Keyboard - 57 keys
LCD:
10 characters × 2 lines
20 indicators (including Alt and Caps)
Print Tape:
Pressure-sensitive, Adhesive-based
26’ 2” (8 m) long
TZ tape is available in the following five widths.
1/4”
(6 mm)
3/8”
(9 mm)
1/2”
(12 mm)
3/4”
(18 mm)
1”
(24 mm)
AV labels are available in the following three types.
AV2067 Address labels: 3/4” × 2 5/8” (20 mm × 67 mm)
AV1957 Return address labels: 3/4” × 2 1/4” (19 mm × 57 mm)
AV1789 File folder labels: 5/8” × 3 1/2” (17 mm × 89 mm)
Power Supply:
Eight AA alkaline batteries (AM3, LR6) or optional AC adapter
(model AD-60: input AC 120V 60Hz)
Auto power-off if no key is pressed for 5 minutes
Print Head:
128 dot / 180 dpi
Dimensions:
7 2/3” (W) × 9 1/2” (D) × 2 2/3” (H)
(194 × 242 × 66 mm)
Weight:
1.9 lbs (900 g) (without a tape cassette and batteries installed)
Interface Port
USB1.1
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SOFTWARE
Buffer Size:
Maximum 272 characters
Maximum seven lines
Maximum five blocks
Memory Size:
Approx. 4,000 characters
Character Size:
For TZ tapes: Seven sizes (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48 points) + 62 point
(one line of only capital letters on 1” (24 mm) wide tape)
For AV labels: Seven sizes (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48 points) + 62 point
(one line of only capital letters on AV2067 address labels)
All are available in narrow, medium and wide widths.
Availability depends on tape width.
Print Styles:
Normal, Bold, Outline, Solid, Shadow
(each can be combined with Italic), and Vertical
IMPORTANT WARRANTY IMFORMATION
Thank you for purchasing this product.
We hope that you will enjoy using it. We suggest you keep all original packing materials, in
the event that you ship this product.
Consult your product’s warranty for details.
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ACCESSORIES (For USA Only)
●
Supplies
The following supplies and accessories are available for your P-touch and can be purchased
from an authorized Brother dealer or directly from Brother should your dealer not stock them.
Use only Brother TZ tapes or Brother /Avery AV labels with this machine. Brother/Avery cannot be held responsible for trouble caused by the use of unauthorized supplies. Do not use
tapes that do not have the
or
mark.
TZ Laminated Tape Cassettes (26.2 feet long, unless otherwise noted)
Stock No.
Description
Qty/
Package
Price**
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
$22.99
$23.99
$23.99
$23.99
$23.99
$26.99
$26.99
$28.99
$25.99
$25.99
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
$18.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$23.99
$23.99
$20.99
$20.99
$23.99
$20.99
$20.99
$24.99
$20.99
1” (24 mm) wide laminated tapes
TZ-151
TZ-251
TZ-451
TZ-651
TZ-252
TZ-354
TZ-355
*TZ-B51
TZ-S151
TZ-S251
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
Black characters on red adhesive
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Red characters on white adhesive
Gold characters on black adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Black characters on fluorescent orange adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
3/4” (18 mm) wide laminated tapes
TZ-141
TZ-145
TZ-241
TZ-242
TZ-243
TZ-344
TZ-345
TZ-441
TZ-541
TZ-545
TZ-641
TZ-741
*TZ-B41
TZ-M41
Black characters on clear adhesive
White characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
Red characters on white adhesive
Blue characters on white adhesive
Gold characters on black adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Black characters on red adhesive
Black characters on blue adhesive
White characters on blue adhesive
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Black characters on green adhesive
Black characters on fluorescent orange adhesive
Black characters on clear (matte) adhesive
* 16.4 ft. long
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Stock No.
Description
Qty/
Package
Price**
TZ-WB41
TZ-WT41
TZ-WS41
TZ-S141
TZ-S241
Black characters on Bugs Bunny adhesive
Black characters on Taz adhesive
Black characters on Tweety & Sylvester adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
1
1
1
1
1
$23.99
$23.99
$23.99
$21.99
$21.99
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
$16.99
$17.99
$17.99
$20.99
$20.99
$17.99
$18.99
$18.99
1
1
1
1
1
1
$14.99
$16.99
$18.99
$16.99
$17.99
$17.99
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
1
1
1
1
1
$12.99
$14.99
$17.99
$15.99
$15.99
Stock No.
Description
Qty/
Package
Price**
TZ-SE4
TZ-FA3
Black characters on 3/4” (18 mm) security adhesive
Blue characters on 1/2” (12 mm) fabric tape
1
1
$29.99
$24.99
1/2” (12 mm) wide laminated tapes
TZ-131
TZ-231
TZ-232
TZ-334
TZ-335
TZ-631
TZ-S131
TZ-S231
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
Red characters on white adhesive
Gold characters on black adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
3/8” (9 mm) wide laminated tapes
TZ-121
TZ-221
TZ-325
TZ-421
TZ-S121
TZ-S221
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Black characters on red adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
1/4” (6 mm) wide laminated tapes
TZ-111
TZ-211
TZ-315
TZ-S111
TZ-S211
Special Tapes
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Stamp Kit
Stock No.
SK-LB
SK-MB
SH-LB
SH-MB
Description
Stamp-Making Kit Containing Stamp Stencil Film
Cassette and 1” Black Pre-Inked Stamp Holder
Stamp-Making Kit Containing Stamp Stencil Film
Cassette and 3/4” Black Pre-Inked Stamp Holder
Additional 1” Black Pre-Inked Stamp Holder
Additional 3/4” Black Pre-Inked Stamp Holder
Qty/
Package
Price**
1
$39.99
1
$37.99
1
1
$27.99
$24.99
Qty/
Package
Price**
1
1
1
$20.99
$24.99
$29.99
Qty/
Package
Price**
1
$11.99
1
$11.99
1
$11.99
Options
Stock No.
TZ-CL4
AD-60
6994
Description
3/4” Cleaning tape
AC Adapter
Protective carrying case
AV Label Cassettes
Stock No.
AV2067
AV1957
AV1789
Description
Address labels: 3/4” × 2 5/8” (20 mm × 67 mm)
Return address labels: 3/4” × 2 1/4”
(19 mm × 57 mm)
File folder labels: 5/8” × 3 1/2” (17 mm × 89 mm)
** Prices and availability of accessories subject to change without notice.
Order 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Call toll-free 1-888-879-3232.
Order online at www.brothermall.com.
If you haven’t already returned your P-touch warranty card, take a few
minutes to register at www.registermybrother.com.
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INDEX
A
E
AC adapter............................................... 4
Accented characters............................... 55
Adding
spaces ................................................ 47
tabs .................................................... 50
Aligning ................................................. 85
Alt key ................................................... 45
Automatic formatting ............................. 59
Automatic tape-cutting........................... 92
Avery Paper Labels................................. 41
Entering
accented characters...................... 45, 55
capital letters...................................... 46
spaces ................................................ 47
symbols.................................. 45, 46, 57
tabs .................................................... 50
Error messages ..................................... 108
B
Backing label ......................................... 41
Backspace key ....................................... 52
Barcodes ................................................ 88
Batteries ................................................... 3
Blocks .................................................... 49
C
Capital letters ......................................... 46
Caps mode............................................. 46
Cleaning
machine ............................................... 3
print head........................................... 42
rollers................................................. 42
Clearing
text and formats.................................. 53
text only ............................................. 54
Code key................................................ 45
Computer connection .............................. 6
Confirming a command ......................... 48
Cursor keys ............................................ 43
D
Deleting
characters........................................... 52
text and formats.................................. 53
text lines............................................. 52
text only ............................................. 54
Deleting stored files ............................. 102
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F
Fabric tape .............................................
Feeding & cutting...................................
Fonts ......................................................
Frames ...................................................
41
93
75
82
I
Incrementing.......................................... 94
K
Keyboard ................................................. 2
L
Label length ...........................................
Laminated tape ......................................
Lines ......................................................
Local formatting .....................................
87
41
47
74
M
Margins..................................................
Memory .................................................
Mirror printing .......................................
Multiple copies ......................................
84
99
86
97
N
New Block key....................................... 49
Numbering function............................... 94
O
Overwriting stored files ........................ 100
P
U
Power .................................................... 43
Preset formatting .................................... 59
Print head .............................................. 42
Printing .................................................. 93
Printing stored files............................... 103
P-touch Editor
installing .............................................. 7
starting up .......................................... 30
Underlining............................................ 81
Uppercase letters ................................... 46
W
Width..................................................... 78
R
Recalling stored files ............................ 101
Repeat printing function......................... 97
Return key.............................................. 47
S
Shift key ................................................. 46
Size........................................................ 77
Spaces.................................................... 47
Specifications....................................... 113
Stamp tape ............................................. 41
Stamps ................................................... 71
Storing files ............................................ 99
Style....................................................... 79
Symbols ................................................. 57
T
Tab length.............................................. 50
Tabs ....................................................... 50
Tape cassettes .......................................... 5
Tape length ............................................ 87
Text
alignment ........................................... 85
framing............................................... 82
margins .............................................. 84
size .................................................... 77
style ................................................... 79
underlining......................................... 81
width.................................................. 78
Text blocks............................................. 49
Text lines ............................................... 47
Troubleshooting ................................... 107
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PT-2600/2610 CONTACT INFORMATION (For USA Only)
Service Center Locations
If you need a local service center, please call 1-800-284-HELP (4357)
to locate the authorized service center closest to you.
Note: Be sure to call the Service Center before your visit.
Service centers do not provide operational assistance. See “Operational Assistance”.
Operational Assistance
For technical and operational assistance you may call Brother Customer Service at:
Voice 1-877-4-PTouch, or Fax 1-901-379-1210
Assistance on the Internet
For product information and downloading the latest drivers: http://www.brother.com
For purchasing accessories and certain Brother products: http://www.brothermall.com
Accessories and Supplies
To order Brother accessories or supplies by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express,
you may call toll tree 1-888-879-3232, or complete the order form in your user’s guide and
fax both sides of the form to 1-800-947-1445.
For purchasing accessories on the Internet: http://www.brothermall.com
To order by mail or pay by check, please complete the accessory order form and mail it along
with payment to:
Brother International Corporation
Attn: Consumer Accessory Division
P.O. Box 341332
Bartlett, TN 38133-1332
Fax-Back System
Brother Customer Service has installed an easy-to-use Fax-Back System so you can get
instant answers to common technical questions and product information for all Brother products.
This system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send the
information to any fax machine, not just the one you are calling from.
Please call 1-800-521-2846 and follow the voice prompts to receive faxed instructions on how
to use the system and an index of Fax-Back subjects.
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P-TOUCH ACCESSORY ORDER FORM (For USA Only)
Dear Customer:
This order form is provided for your convenience should your retailer not stock the item(s)
needed. To order by mail, send this completed form along with proper payment to the address
below OR credit card holders: call toll-free 1-888-879-3232, fax completed order form to
1-800-947-1445, or visit our web site at http://www.brothermall.com. Please refer to the
Accessories listing in your User’s Guide for stock no. and price.
Stock # Description
Quantity
Price
✂
To complete the Order Form:
1. Review the reverse side of this form and
select the desired items.
2. Complete the form above, indicating the
quantity of each item.
3. Total the columns and enter the total on the
“Supply/Accessory Subtotal” line.
4. Add the appropriate Sales Tax and Shipping/
Handling Charge.
5. Clearly print your name and address in the
space below.
6. Place your order
a. Call toll free anytime 1-888-879-3232
b. Order on line at www.brothermall.com
c. Fax completed form to 1-800-947-1445
d. Mail completed form along with proper
payment to
BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Attn: Consumer Accessory Div.
P.O.Box 341332
Bartlett, TN 38184-1332
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Daytime Phone #:
Daytime Fax #:
Email:
Your Model Number:
Prices subject to change without notice.All prices quoted in US Dollars.
Supply / Accessory Subtotal:
$
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA,
MA, MD,MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ,
NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA
residents add applicable sales tax: $
Shipping and Handling Options
Please choose one:
• Standard Freight:
• Continental U.S. ($5.75)
Alaska and Hawaii ($8.75)
GU, PR, VI ($15.75)
• 2nd Day Air Freight
(Continental U.S. only): $8.75
• Overnight Delivery
(Continental U.S. only): $14.75
$
TOTAL DUE
No C.O.D. orders
$
Method of Payment (check one)
( ) Visa ( ) Master Card ( ) Discover
( ) Check/Money Order ( ) American Express
Account Number
Expiration Date
Signature
Billing Address (if different from shipping address at left)
PT-2600/2610 CONTACT INFORMATION (For USA Only)
Service Center Locations
If you need a local service center, please call 1-800-284-HELP (4357)
to locate the authorized service center closest to you.
Note: Be sure to call the Service Center before your visit.
Service centers do not provide operational assistance. See “Operational Assistance”.
Operational Assistance
For technical and operational assistance you may call Brother Customer Service at:
Voice 1-877-4-PTouch, or Fax 1-901-379-1210
Assistance on the Internet
For product information and downloading the latest drivers: http://www.brother.com
For purchasing accessories and certain Brother products: http://www.brothermall.com
Accessories and Supplies
To order Brother accessories or supplies by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express,
you may call toll tree 1-888-879-3232, or complete the order form in your user’s guide and
fax both sides of the form to 1-800-947-1445.
For purchasing accessories on the Internet: http://www.brothermall.com
To order by mail or pay by check, please complete the accessory order form and mail it along
with payment to:
Brother International Corporation
Attn: Consumer Accessory Division
P.O. Box 341332
Bartlett, TN 38133-1332
Fax-Back System
Brother Customer Service has installed an easy-to-use Fax-Back System so you can get
instant answers to common technical questions and product information for all Brother products.
This system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send the
information to any fax machine, not just the one you are calling from.
Please call 1-800-521-2846 and follow the voice prompts to receive faxed instructions on how
to use the system and an index of Fax-Back subjects.
P-TOUCH ACCESSORY ORDER FORM (For USA Only)
Dear Customer:
This order form is provided for your convenience should your retailer not stock the item(s)
needed. To order by mail, send this completed form along with proper payment to the address
below OR credit card holders: call toll-free 1-888-879-3232, fax completed order form to
1-800-947-1445, or visit our web site at http://www.brothermall.com. Please refer to the
Accessories listing in your User’s Guide for stock no. and price.
Stock # Description
Quantity
Price
✂
To complete the Order Form:
1. Review the reverse side of this form and
select the desired items.
2. Complete the form above, indicating the
quantity of each item.
3. Total the columns and enter the total on the
“Supply/Accessory Subtotal” line.
4. Add the appropriate Sales Tax and Shipping/
Handling Charge.
5. Clearly print your name and address in the
space below.
6. Place your order
a. Call toll free anytime 1-888-879-3232
b. Order on line at www.brothermall.com
c. Fax completed form to 1-800-947-1445
d. Mail completed form along with proper
payment to
BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Attn: Consumer Accessory Div.
P.O.Box 341332
Bartlett, TN 38184-1332
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Daytime Phone #:
Daytime Fax #:
Email:
Your Model Number:
Prices subject to change without notice.All prices quoted in US Dollars.
Supply / Accessory Subtotal:
$
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA,
MA, MD,MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ,
NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA
residents add applicable sales tax: $
Shipping and Handling Options
Please choose one:
• Standard Freight:
• Continental U.S. ($5.75)
Alaska and Hawaii ($8.75)
GU, PR, VI ($15.75)
• 2nd Day Air Freight
(Continental U.S. only): $8.75
• Overnight Delivery
(Continental U.S. only): $14.75
$
TOTAL DUE
No C.O.D. orders
$
Method of Payment (check one)
( ) Visa ( ) Master Card ( ) Discover
( ) Check/Money Order ( ) American Express
Account Number
Expiration Date
Signature
Billing Address (if different from shipping address at left)