Part Names and Functions Before use 1. Preparing the power supply This product operates on batteries or with the dedicated AC adapter. User’s Guide 2. Installing a tape cartridge 1. Remove the slack of the ink ribbon. Using on batteries c 4. Feeding the tape c After setting a tape cartridge, make sure to feed tape. 1. Press + . 2. Press . 3. Cut the tape. Cut it by pressing the "Cut Button". Prepare six AA alkaline batteries. 1. Remove the cover on the rear. 2. Remove the cover on the rear. 5. Creating a label Example: ABC 1. Press while holding down to enter text in capital letters. 2. Press the following keys: , , "ABC" appears on the display. Refer below for other operations and the labels you can create with this product. sEditing characters, Useful functions, Creating a label with a special form 2. Insert the batteries. English Read this document carefully to use this product safely and correctly. Please also find below the URL for the support centre: http://www.epson.co.uk/support MEMO When continuing to install a tape cartridge, leave the cover off and go to Step 2. Safety Instructions For your safety, read the attached documents carefully to use this product correctly. After you have read all instructions, keep this manual handy for future reference and to make your concerns clear. Items below indicate safety precautions to protect users, their surroundings and their property from possible injury or damage. Precautionary notations are categorised as follows according to personal injury and damage to the equipment if the instructions are ignored or the equipment is misused. DANGER CAUTION This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could possibly result in personal injury or physical damage due to incorrect handling. The following describes the meaning of each symbol used in the precautions. This indicates an important reminder. This indicates a prohibited item. This indicates a mandatory procedure. DANGER When handling batteries If liquid leaking from an alkaline battery gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes but immediately wash them well with clean water and contact a doctor. Otherwise, it may cause blindness. WARNING When using the AC adapter and power cable Do not use any AC adapter or power cable other than the dedicated AC adapter and power cable. Do not use the AC adapter with other than the specified voltage also. Otherwise, damage, overheating, fire or electric shock may occur. Take the following precautions when handling the AC adapter and power cable. • Make sure to avoid octopus wiring. • Make sure the plug is not dusty before inserting it into an outlet. • Insert the plug firmly into the outlet. • Do not hold the plug with wet hands. • Do not pull the power cable when disconnecting the plug. Be sure to hold the plug when disconnecting it. • Do not make any modification to the AC adapter or power cable. • Do not apply strong shocks to or put a heavy object on the AC adapter or power cable. • Do not bend or twist the AC adapter or power cable forcibly. • Do not place the AC adapter or power cable near a heater. Do not use any damaged AC adapter or power cable. Otherwise, damage, overheating or smoking may occur, which may result in fire or electric shock. Do not touch the plug during thunderstorms. When handling batteries Keep batteries out of reach of children. They are extremely dangerous if swallowed. Contact a doctor immediately if swallowed. When using this product Do not apply any strong force or shocks to the product such as standing on, dropping or hitting it. Otherwise, the product may be broken, which may result in fire or electric shock. If it is damaged, turn off the power immediately, unplug the AC adapter and remove the batteries, and then contact the EPSON customer support centre. Continuous use may result in fire or electric shock. Take care not to spill any beverage such as tea, coffee or juice onto the product, or to spray aerosol insecticide. It may cause malfunction, fire, or electric shock. If any liquid has been spilled on the product, turn off the power, unplug the AC adapter and remove the batteries immediately, and then contact the EPSON customer support centre. Continuous use may result in fire or electric shock. Do not touch the printhead because it becomes very hot. Otherwise, there is a risk of burns. Do not open any covers other than the cover on the rear. Doing so may result in fire or electric shock. Always use the product as instructed in this manual. Otherwise, damage or injury may occur. If any of the following abnormalities is observed, turn off the power immediately, unplug the AC adapter and remove the batteries, and then contact the EPSON customer support centre. • If smoke, strange odours or unexpected noises come from the product • If liquid or foreign objects get inside the product • If the product has been dropped or damaged 1. Press . The screen to enter the number of prints appears. 2. Enter a value with number buttons and press . The length of the label to print and the number of prints appear, and printing starts. 3. When the tape stops, press the "Cut Button" to cut the tape. A "cut mark" will be printed. Cut the tape with scissors. c Others • Do not press the "Cut Button" before the tape stops. • Do not pull the tape out with your fingers. 4. Close the cover on the rear. Close it until it snaps into place. Using with the AC adapter (APT0615Z) c c Make sure to use the dedicated AC adapter (APT0615Z). 1. When the power is off, press 2. Adjust print density with 1. Press . When changing the language of messages on the display sDisplay Settings ("Display" menu) CAUTION When using the AC adapter Do not unplug the AC adapter while the product is in operation, otherwise printing may not be successful. Do not use the AC adapter in a small, confined space, or cover it with a cloth. Otherwise, the AC adapter may overheat and deteriorate. When using this product Do not stand on the product or place it on an unstable place such as on a shaky table or on an incline. Otherwise, the product may fall and cause injury. To ensure safety, unplug this product before leaving it unused. Before cleaning, make sure to unplug the AC adapter from the outlet, and remove the batteries. Do not use a moistened cloth or solvents such as alcohol, thinner or benzine. When handling tape cartridges • Make sure to use a dedicated LC Tape. • Some types of tape cannot be cut by the cutter. For the details, refer to the tape's manual. • Do not drop it or disassemble it. Doing so may cause damage. • Do not pull out the tape forcibly by hand. But make sure to feed the tape with + . Otherwise, the tape cartridge may be broken and unusable. • Avoid using a tape cartridge without remaining tape. Doing so may cause overheating of the printhead, which may result in damage or malfunction. MEMO Tape cartridges contain ink ribbons in them. When disposing tape cartridges, make sure to follow the local regulations for disposal. Other cautions Notes on usage • Operate the keyboard gently. • Do not touch the printhead. • Take care not to cut your fingers when cutting the label with scissors. • Do not attach a label on human bodies, living things, public facilities or other people’s belongings. About the printed labels • Depending on the environment labels are used in and the nature of the object labels are attached to, the following issues may occur: Label: Discolouration, faded characters, peeling Adhesive side: Adhesive residue, staining, damage • Carefully check the suitability of the label for the intended purpose before use. EPSON takes no responsibility for any damage or loss due to the above mentioned causes. . 7. Attaching labels 1. Peel off the backing paper. 2.Attach the label and rub it firmly. Turn the power off after use 1. Press . Batteries: Take them out if not in use for a long time. AC adapter: Disconnect from the outlet and the product. When handling batteries If liquid leaks from a battery, wipe it off with a cloth and replace it with a new one. If the liquid comes in contact with your skin, wash it away with water immediately. If the batteries are used incorrectly, they may cause leakage, overheating, explosion, erosion, or damage to the product, which may result in fire or injury. • Do not use new ones and old batteries together, or mix different types of batteries. • Use only AA Alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries cannot be used. • Use batteries in the correct directions. • Take the batteries out immediately when they have no power remaining. • Take the batteries out if you do not use the product for a long time. • Do not heat batteries or throw them in fire or water. • Do not pinch the batteries with metal tweezers or use any pointed sharp metal object such as the tip of a mechanical pen or ball-point pen when taking the batteries out. When disposing of used batteries, make sure to follow the regulations. + . , and press MEMO In general, please set the value to the default; "0". 3. Turning the power on Troubleshooting Display Settings ("Display" menu) Messages The following are the settings to make operation easier. Insert Tape No tape cartridge is installed. Turn the power off and install a tape cartridge correctly. Check tape! A tape cartridge which cannot be used in this product has been set. Check the tape cartridge. Check tape A tape cartridge which cannot be used in cartridge this product has been set. Check the tape cartridge. Check battery Possible causes for this message are: • No power remaining or inserted in the wrong way • Mixed with other types or old ones If so, set the batteries correctly or replace them with new ones. Too many lines Text entered is too long. Press to delete the lines indicated by the cursor. Text too long Entered text is too long for the specified tape length. Press and adjust the tape length or make text shorter. Seq. num. only 1 Sequence numbers have already been set. Sequence numbers can be used for one part only. Text will be deleted. OK? When creating a label with a special form, current text will be deleted. Press to delete the text and show the special form. Fill every digit Entered values for barcodes are wrong. Check the entries about values, digits, etc. Load wider tape Unable to print on the current tape. Use a wider tape. Txt is too long Entered text is too long for the specified tape Continue? length. Press to print in the correct length. Overheated! Cover open! Powering off. Motor error! The printhead is too hot. Turn the power off and take out the tape cartridge. Wait for a while before start printing again. If you open the cover on the rear without turning the power off, a message is displayed and then the power is turned off automatically. An error occurred in the motor operation. Turn the power off once, then turn it back on. If the same message appears, turn the power off and contact the EPSON customer support centre. Does not operate normally. Characters are not printed properly. Initialise this product if it does not operate normally such as the power cannot be turned on or off, or the display is interrupted. Is the tape cartridge correctly set? Set the tape cartridge correctly. No image comes out even though pressed. Is the printhead dirty? Clean the printhead. Did the batteries run out? Replace them with new ones, or use the dedicated AC adapter (APT0615Z). has been Are the batteries correctly set? Check if all the batteries are correctly set. Did the batteries run out? Replace the batteries with new ones, or use the dedicated AC adapter (APT0615Z). Is the AC adapter securely connected? Connect the AC adapter and the power cable firmly to the power socket of the product, the AC adapter connector and the outlet. Are you using an AC adapter other than the dedicated one? Using an AC adapter other than the dedicated one (APT0615Z) is very dangerous, and may cause overheating or damage to the electric circuits. Is the display level appropriate? Adjust the display level. Display has turned off. Did you enable the auto power-off function? The power turns off automatically if no operation is made for more than 5 minutes. Did you try to carry out a function incorrectly? If buttons are operated incorrectly, the display turns off for a moment. Nothing is printed even though pressed. Backlight Turns the backlight of the display on or off. Backlight: On/Off Contrast Adjusts the density of the fonts on the display. Value: -5 to +5 Language Selects the language of the settings and messages on the display. Language: English/Spanish/French/Portuguese-Br/ Portuguese-EU/ Italian/Dutch/German inch:cm Selects the unit to indicate the length. Value: inch/cm Procedure 1. Press + . 2. Select a setting item with , and press . 3. When the options of the selected item appear, select your choice with , and press . Cleaning Problems has been Is text entered? Nothing is printed if no text is entered. Any message on the display? Read the message and take the appropriate action. Did the tape run out? Install a new tape cartridge. Did the batteries run out? Replace the batteries with new ones, or use the dedicated AC adapter (APT0615Z). Is the cover on the rear open? Set the tape cartridge correctly and close the cover completely. Printing ends in the middle of text. Did the tape run out? Install a new tape cartridge. Did the batteries run out? Replace them with new ones, or use the dedicated AC adapter (APT0615Z). 7 14 8 13 9 10 12 11 1. Power, + 2. Font 3. Font size 4. Frame : To "Print density" menu. 5. Style 6. Setting 7. Character keys Editing characters Useful functions Press character keys and enter text. sPart Names and Functions Text is entered from the cursor position. sDisplay c When the exterior is dirty Wipe the dirt off with a soft cloth. If it is very dirty, use a cloth wrung out of water. c Never use chemicals or solvents such as benzine, thinner, or alcohol, or use a chemical duster. When the printhead is dirty If the print becomes faint or some parts are missing, there may be some dirt on the printhead. Clean the print head with a cotton swab moistened with medical alcohol (commercially available ethanol). Did you initialise the product? If the product is initialised, all the created text will be deleted. Did you remove the batteries or the AC adapter when the product was in operation? If the AC adapter or the batteries are removed during operation, the text may be deleted. Cannot attach the label. Did you peel the backing paper? Attach the label after peeling the backing paper. Are you attaching it on a dirty place or on a place with a rough surface? The label may not adhere due to the material of the attachment location or the environmental conditions. MEMO If none of the above has solved the problem or the symptom is other than the above, contact the EPSON customer support centre. Specifications Body Dimensions Approx. 110 (W) x 170 (D) x 56 (H) (mm) Weight Approx. 400g (excluding batteries, tape cartridge) Usage conditions Operating temperature Storage temperature 10 to 35 degrees C -10 to 55 degrees C Power supply AC adapter Type APT0615Z1-1 Manufacturer Seiko Epson Corp. Input AC100-240V, 0.3A, 50-60Hz (dedicated adapter, power cable only) Output DC6.5V, 1.5A Total output 10W power Battery AA alkaline battery x 6 Changing the font size To keep the already entered text, first move the cursor to a number to which no text is entered yet with + or + , then enter text. Deleting characters 1. Press . Deletes one character backward. Supported tape width 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm 1. Press . 2. Select a line layout with , and press . "Equal": Applies the same font size. No need to proceed to Step 3. 3. Select a font size with , and press . 8 7 6 1. Font size 5. Vertical 2. Font width 6. Battery level (as a guide) 3. Frame 7. Accent mark options 4. Font style 8. Upper case/lower case 9. Cursor: Indicates the position where the operation is performed. This is the place where you enter text or delete symbols, etc. 10. Head mark: Indicates what line it is in. Appears when multiple lines exist. MEMO : If this appears, you cannot print anything. 1. Press . 2. Select a font with , and press . The font used for the entire text will change. 1. Press . 2. Select from "Tab:Medium", "Tab:Small" or "Tab: Large" with , and press . 3. Select a value with or enter label length, and press . Maximum length: 12.5cm (5.0 inch) 4. Enter text. . Confirming text Adding characters with an accent mark to the label , Changing the font Deleting text 1. Press . Text appears on the display. You can check the text and the length of the label. But the print image cannot be confirmed. To create labels with a special form, a message confirming that the text will be deleted may appear when is pressed. Press to delete the current text and to show the special form. Creating an folder tab label 1. Press . Breaks the line from the character next to the cursor. 1. Press + . 2. When a confirmation message appears, press Text will be deleted. c MEMO To exit the following special form mode, press then select the "Exit" and press . Breaking lines Creating a label for cables Applying a font style 1. Press . 2. Select a style with , and press . c Styles applied to small or elaborate characters may not be able to print clearly. If there is a choice of characters with an accent mark, they are indicated on the display. Example: École 1. Press + . 2. Press . A choice of characters with an accent mark appears. 3. Select an item with , and press . Go on and enter the next character. Flag labels wrapping a cable 1. Press . 2. Select from "Flag:Hori.", "Flag:Vert." or "Flag:Edge" with , and press . 3. Select a value with or enter label length, and press . Maximum length: 12.5cm (5.0 inch) 4. Enter text. Labels wrapping a cable Characters with an accent mark sSymbol List Adding a punctuation mark to the label Select from the following two methods. 1. Press . Each press shows the next mark. Available marks Adding a frame B US001 A 1. Press . 2. Select an item with , and press . Entering the frame No. to select does the same. 1. Press + . Each press shows the next mark. Available marks Available frames sSymbol List Specifying the label length Adding a symbol to the label 1. Press . 2. When the category appears, select an item with , and press . 3. When symbols appear, select a symbol with , and press . Available symbols sSymbol List 1. Press . 2. Select "Label length" with , and press . 3. Select a value with or enter it, and press . Maximum length: 40cm (15.0 inch) "Auto": Adjusts to the proper length automatically. Adjusting the space between characters 1. Press . 2. Select "Char. spacing" with , and press 3. Select an item with , and press . . Creating labels with serial numbers (Sequence number) Creating pieces of text You can create multiple pieces of text continuously. Up to 50 pieces can be created at a time. You can check which piece of text you are creating with the text number mark displayed at the beginning. Creating another piece of text 1. Select the next text number mark with + or + . You can create another piece of text. Do the same for the next pieces. Printing a selected piece of text + 1. Press . 2. Select "Narrow" with 3. Select "Narrow" with , and press , and press 1. Press . 2. Select "Wrap" with , and press . 3. Select a value with or enter label length, and press . Maximum length: 12.5cm (5.0 inch) 4. Enter text. Creating a label including a barcode • Enter barcodes according to their standards. • Check the printed labels with your barcode reader to ensure they can be correctly read. • Supported barcode: CODE39, CODE128, ITF, CODABAR, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13 1. Press + . 2. Select an item with , and press . 3. After setting the barcode, enter the code. Making the width of font narrower 1. Press + . 2. Enter a number/alphabet for the first label, and press . The number/alphabet increases by one whenever printing is done. 1. Select a piece of text you want to print with or + . 2. Press . 10 9 Creating a label with a special form This section explains various functions that will help you create labels. Created text has gone. Did you delete the text? If + are pressed, the text on the display will be deleted. 11 11. Text number mark: Indicates the number of the current text counted from the beginning. 1. Press + . The setting is indicated on the display. Characters are set to upper case or lower case. To capitalise partially: Enter with pressed. Adjusting print density 1. Connect the AC adapter firmly into the power socket of the product. 2. Plug the AC adapter into the outlet. Keep the plastic bags used to contain the product or this manual out of reach of children. Children may suffocate if they swallow them or put their heads into the bags. 20 19 18 17 16 15 Switching upper case or lower case How to remove the tape cartridge Hold the cartridge by the tabs, and lift it straight up. 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 4 5 1 01 This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could possibly result in serious personal injury or even death due to incorrect handling. Printing multiple labels continuously 3. Close the cover. Close it until it snaps into place. Do not touch the exit slot (where labels come out) during printing or when using the cutter, otherwise there is a risk of injury. Do not use or store the product, batteries, AC adapter, power cable, or tape cartridges in the following places. • In direct sunlight. • Where it may become extremely hot such as in a vehicle with the windows closed. • Where it may become extremely hot such as near a heater or the temperature becomes very unstable such as near the exhaust duct of an air conditioner. • Where the product may get wet due to a shower or rain such as in a bathroom or outdoors. • In a dusty place or where the product may be exposed to smoke or steam such as near the kitchen or a humidifier. • On an unstable place such as on a shaky table or on an inclined place. • Where it might be subjected to vibration or shock. • Near high-voltage power lines or something that generates a magnetic field. 1. Press . The length of the label to print and the number of prints appear, and printing starts. 2. When the tape stops, press the "Cut Button" to cut the tape. not press the "Cut Button" before printing is c Do complete. 21 You can check settings on the display. Indicators show whether or not settings are enabled. e_ WARNING When handling the cutter 6. Printing labels 22 1 Display 8. Shift 9. Caps Lock + : Capitalises the entered characters. 10. Accent 11. Space 12. Shift 13. Select/Enter 14. Punctuation: A choice of marks. + : The other choice of marks. sAdding a punctuation mark to the label 15. Delete, + : Deletes text. 16. Symbol, + : To "Sequence number" menu. 17. Special label, + : To "Bar code" menu. 18. Print copies 19. Preview, + : The "Display" menu. 20. Cursor keys + , + : To the previous or next text. 21. Print, + : Feeds the tape. 22. Cut Button 23. Display Fil This symbol indicates information that, if ignored, could possibly result in serious or fatal personal injury. Take extra caution in performing procedures with DANGER headings. 3. Set the tape cartridge. Press it firmly until it snaps into place. When installing a new tape or the tip of the tape is longer than usual, put the tape through the "Tape Guide" slot. If your product is faulty, please read the included warranty card and consult the store you purchased it from. If you require further assistance contact your local EPSON customer support centre. 23 Do not press the "Cut Button" before the tape stops. . . Initialising this product The product may stop functioning due to static electricity or other causes. Initialise the product if it does not operate normally such as the display is interrupted. c Initialise the product. Take extreme care before initialising it. All the created text will be deleted. The settings you made for character input will return to the default. Lining up characters vertically 1. Press . 2. Select "Vertical" with 3. Select "On" with , and press , and press . . Using mirror writing for the label 1. Press . 2. Select "Mirror print" with , and press 3. Select "On" with , and press . . 1. Press . 2. Press and hold + , and press . 3. When a message appears, press . The product will be initialised. To abort: Press any button other than .