Brother PT-1250LBF1 li Specifications

ELE
LABELING
CTRONIC
SYSTEM
PT-H500LI
Read this guide before using your P-touch labeler.
Keep this guide in a handy place for future reference.
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the P-touch labeler PT-H500LI.
Your new P-touch labeler is an easy to operate, feature packed labeling system that
makes creating professional, high quality labels a breeze.
This manual contains various precautions and basic procedures for using this labeler.
Read this manual carefully before using and keep in a handy place for future reference.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)
Responsible Party : Brother International Corporation
200 Crossing Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911, U.S.A.
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name :
Brother P-touch Electronic Labeling System
Model Number :
PT-H500LI
comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device 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.
Important
• The enclosed interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits
for a Class B digital device.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void
the user's authority to operate the equipment.
ATTENTION: (For USA and Canada)
The Lithium Ion battery you have purchased is recyclable. At the end of its
useful life, under various state and local laws, it is illegal to dispose of this
battery into your municipal waste stream. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY
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The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR® Program is to promote the development
and popularization of energy-efficient office equipment.As an ENERGY STAR® Partner,
Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
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covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without
notice.
If new versions of the PT-H500LI software become available, this manual may not reflect the
updated features. Therefore, you may find that the software and the contents in this manual are
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Brother® Two-Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service
(USA Only)
Who is covered:
• This limited warranty ("warranty") is given only to the original end-user/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:
• The machine includes a Machine and may include 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 Periods:
• Machines: two years from the original purchase date.
• Accompanying Consumable and Accessory Items: 90 days from the original purchase
date or the rated life of consumable, whichever comes first.
What is NOT covered:
This warranty does not cover:
(1) Physical damage to the machine;
(2) Damage caused by improper installation, improper or abnormal use, misuse, neglect or
accident (including but not limited to transporting the machine without the proper
preparation and/or packaging);
(3) Damage caused by another device or software used with the machine (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 the machine 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 our P-touch Customer Service Hotline at 1-877-BROTHER (1877-276-8437) or to 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 the machine was purchased within the U.S. For
the name of local Brother Authorized Service Center(s), call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877276-8437).
What Brother will ask you to do:
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.
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You are responsible for the cost of shipping, packing product, and insurance (if
you desire). You are also responsible for loss or damage to the machine in
shipping.
What Brother will do:
If the problem reported concerning your Machine and/or accompanying Consumable
and Accessory Items is covered by this warranty and if you first reported the problem to
Brother or an Authorized Service Center within the applicable warranty period, Brother
or its Authorized Service Center will repair or replace the Machine and/or
accompanying Consumable and Accessory Items 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 Items 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 Items 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 Items will be returned to you freight prepaid or made available for you to
pick up at a conveniently located Authorized Service Center.
If the Machine and/or accompanying Consumable and Accessory Items are not
covered by this warranty (either stage), you will be charged for shipping the Machine
and/or accompanying Consumable and Accessory Items back to you and charged for
any service and/or replacement parts/products at Brother's then current published
rates.
The foregoing are your sole (i.e., only) and exclusive remedies under this
warranty.
What happens when Brother elects to replace your Machine:
When a replacement Machine is authorized by Brother, and 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 prepaid freight 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 with 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 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 freight bill, signed by the courier.
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Limitations:
Brother is not responsible for damage to or loss of any equipment, media, programs or
data related to the use of the machine. 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 AFFIRMATION, PROMISE, DESCRIPTION,
DRAWING, MODEL OR SAMPLE. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THIS
ONE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY
DISCLAIMED.
• This Limited Warranty is the only warranty that Brother is giving for the machine. 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 the
machine 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
the machine.
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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
1-877-BROTHER (877-276-8437)
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Supplies / Accessories
www.brothermall.com
or 1-877-552-MALL (6255)
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INTRODUCTION
Contents
Safety Precautions .........................................................................................................9
General Precautions ....................................................................................................16
Symbols Used in this Guide .........................................................................................17
How to use the P-touch labeler ....................................................................................18
GETTING STARTED............................................................................. 20
Unpacking Your P-touch labeler ..................................................................................20
General Description .....................................................................................................21
LCD Display & Keyboard .............................................................................................22
LCD Display ...........................................................................................................22
Key Names and Functions.....................................................................................23
Power Supply ...............................................................................................................25
Battery ...................................................................................................................25
AC Adapter ............................................................................................................26
Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ..................................................................26
Inserting a Tape Cassette ............................................................................................29
Turning Power On/Off ..................................................................................................30
Auto Power-Off Time .............................................................................................30
Feeding Tape ...............................................................................................................31
Feed & Cut.............................................................................................................31
Feed Only ..............................................................................................................32
LCD Display .................................................................................................................32
LCD Contrast .........................................................................................................32
Back Light ..............................................................................................................32
Setting Language and Unit...........................................................................................33
Language ...............................................................................................................33
Unit ........................................................................................................................33
Using P-touch Software ...............................................................................................33
Features.................................................................................................................34
System Requirements ...........................................................................................34
Installing the Software and Printer Driver ..............................................................34
Uninstalling the Printer Driver ................................................................................37
Uninstalling the Software .......................................................................................39
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To prevent injury and damage, important notes are explained using various symbols.
The symbols and their meanings are as follows:
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
 INTRODUCTION
Safety Precautions
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if the
product is handled without following the warnings and
instructions, will result in death or serious injuries.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injuries.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injuries.
The symbols used in this manual are as follows:
Action NOT allowed
DO NOT disassemble the product.
DO NOT splash the product with
or immerse the product in water.
DO NOT touch a given portion of
the product.
Mandatory action
Unplugging is required
Indicates risk of fire under certain
circumstances.
Alerts to the possibility of electrical
shock
Safety Precautions
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INTRODUCTION
DANGER
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Carefully observe the following precautions for the rechargeable Li-ion battery (hereafter
referred to as "rechargeable battery"), If these precautions are not followed, overheating,
leaking, or cracks in the battery may result in an electrical short, explosion, smoke, fire,
electric shock, injury to yourself or others, or damage to the product or other property.
Use the rechargeable battery only for its
intended purpose. The P-touch labeler and
rechargeable battery are designed to
function exclusively with each other. Do not
insert a different rechargeable battery into
the P-touch labeler or insert the
rechargeable battery into a different P-touch
labeler, otherwise fire or damage may result.
To charge the rechargeable battery,
insert the rechargeable battery into
the P-touch labeler, and then use the
AC adapter designed specifically for
this P-touch labeler.
DO NOT charge the rechargeable battery
near a fire or in direct sunlight. This could
activate the protection circuitry, which is
designed to prevent danger from high heat.
Activation of the protection circuitry could
cause charging to stop, charging to occur
with excessive current or voltage if the
protection circuitry fails, or an abnormal
chemical reaction within the battery.
When charging the rechargeable
battery, use only a battery charger
designed specifically for the
rechargeable battery.
DO NOT allow wires or other metal
objects to come into contact with the
terminals of the rechargeable battery. Do
not carry or store the rechargeable
battery with metal objects such as
necklaces or hairpins. This could cause
an electrical short, and could cause metal
objects to overheat, such as wires,
necklaces, or hairpins to overheat.
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Safety Precautions
DO NOT use or leave the
rechargeable battery near fire,
heaters, or other high temperature
(above 176°F/80°C) locations.
DO NOT allow the rechargeable
battery to come into contact with or to
be immersed in water.
DO NOT use the rechargeable battery
in corrosive environments, such as
areas where salty air, salt water,
acids, alkalis, corrosive gases,
chemicals, or any corrosive liquid are
present.
DO NOT use the rechargeable battery
if it is damaged or leaking.
DO NOT directly solder any
connections to the rechargeable
battery. This could cause internal
insulation to melt, gas to be emitted,
or safety mechanisms to fail.
DO NOT use the rechargeable battery
with the polarity (+) (-) reversed.
Check the orientation of the
rechargeable battery before inserting
it, and do not try to force the
rechargeable battery into the P-touch
labeler. Charging the rechargeable
battery with the polarity reversed
could cause an abnormal chemical
reaction within the rechargeable
battery or abnormal current flow
during discharge.
DO NOT directly connect the
rechargeable battery to a household.
Liquid (electrolyte) leaking from the
P-touch labeler or rechargeable battery
may indicate that the rechargeable
battery is damaged. If the rechargeable
battery leaks, immediately stop using
the P-touch labeler, unplug the AC
adapter, and isolate the P-touch labeler
by putting it in a bag.
Do not touch the electrolyte. If
electrolyte gets in the eyes, do not rub
the eyes. Immediately rinse liberally
with tap water or other clean water and
seek the advice of a medical
professional. If left alone, the electrolyte
could cause eye damage. If electrolyte
contacts your skin or clothing,
immediately rinse them with water.
DO NOT put the rechargeable battery, or
a P-touch labeler with the rechargeable
battery installed, into a microwave oven
or a high pressure container.
DO NOT leave the rechargeable
battery without power in the main unit
for a long period of time. This could
shorten the life of the rechargeable
battery or lead to an electrical short.
If the P-touch labeler can only be used
for a short period of time, even though
the rechargeable battery is fully
charged, the rechargeable battery
may have reached the end of its
service life. Replace the rechargeable
battery with a new one. When
removing and replacing the
rechargeable battery, cover the
terminals of the old rechargeable
battery with tape to avoid creating a
short in the battery.
DO NOT disassemble, modify, or
attempt to repair the rechargeable
battery.
DO NOT dispose of the rechargeable
battery in fire or intentionally overheat.
This could cause the internal
insulation to melt, gas to be emitted,
or safety mechanisms to fail.
Additionally, the electrolyte solution
could catch fire.
DO NOT puncture the rechargeable
battery with any objects, subject it to
severe shocks or throw it. Damage to
the rechargeable battery's protection
circuit could cause the rechargeable
battery to be recharged at an
abnormal current/voltage or cause an
abnormal chemical reaction within the
rechargeable battery.
DO NOT incinerate the rechargeable
battery or dispose of it with household
waste.
Safety Precautions
 INTRODUCTION
DANGER
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
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INTRODUCTION
WARNING
P-touch Labeler
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, electric shock, the risk of injury to yourself or others,
and/or damage to the P-touch labeler or other property.
DO NOT allow the P-touch labeler to get
wet or use the P-touch labeler in areas
that may become wet, such as
bathrooms or near sinks.
DO NOT touch any metal parts near the print
head. The print head becomes very hot during
use and remains very hot immediately after
use. Do not touch it directly with your hands.
DO NOT use the P-touch labeler with a foreign
object in it. If water, a metallic substance, or
any other foreign object enters the P-touch
labeler, disconnect the AC adapter and
remove batteries, and contact the retail outlet
where the P-touch labeler was purchased or
your local authorized service center.
DO NOT disassemble the P-touch
labeler.
For inspection, adjustment, and repair of
the P-touch labeler, contact the retail
outlet where the P-touch labeler was
purchased or your local authorized
service center.
Plastic bags are used in the packaging
of your P-touch labeler. To avoid danger
of suffocation, keep these bags away
from babies and children.
If you notice heat, an abnormal odor,
discoloration of the P-touch labeler,
deformation, or anything else unusual
while using or storing the P-touch
labeler, immediately stop using the
P-touch labeler, disconnect the AC
adapter, and remove the batteries.
To prevent damage, do not drop or hit
the P-touch labeler.
Alkaline batteries/Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Follow these guidelines to avoid liquid leakage, heat, rupture of the battery and cause personal injury.
DO NOT throw into fire, heat up, shortcircuit, recharge, or disassemble the battery.
DO NOT allow batteries to get wet, for
example, by handling them with wet
hands or spilling beverages onto them.
If fluid leaked from the batteries gets into
your eyes, immediately rinse your eyes
with a large amount of clean water, and
then seek medical attention. If leaked
fluid enters your eyes, loss of eyesight
or other damage to the eyes may result.
DO NOT allow a metal object to contact
both the plus and minus ends of a battery.
DO NOT use sharp objects, such as tweezers or
a metallic pen, to remove or replace the batteries.
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Safety Precautions
DO NOT use a damaged, deformed, or
leaking battery, or a battery whose label
is damaged. Doing so may result in
generating excessive heat. Use of a
damaged or leaking battery may also
lead to battery fluid getting on your
hands. If fluid leaked from the batteries
gets onto your hands, there is a
possibility of chemical burns. If leaked
fluid gets onto your hands and you rub
your eyes, loss of eyesight or other
damage to the eyes may result.
Immediately rinse your hands with a
large amount of clean water, and then
seek medical attention.
Make sure that the plug is fully
inserted in the power outlet. Do not
use an outlet that is loose.
Always use the specified AC adapter,
and always plug the AC adapter into
an electrical outlet with the specified
voltage (120V). Failure to do so may
result in injury to yourself or others, or
damage to the P-touch labeler or
other property. Brother does not
assume, any responsibility for any
accident or damage resulting from not
using the specified AC adapter and
adapter cord.
DO NOT connect the AC adapter or
adapter cord to other products.
DO NOT touch the AC adapter and
the P-touch labeler during an
thunderstorm. There may be a remote
risk of electric shock from lightning
when the P-touch labeler is used
during a thunderstorm.
DO NOT touch the AC adapter or
power plug with wet hands.
DO NOT use the AC adapter in places
with high humidity or moisture, such
as bathrooms.
DO NOT use a damaged adapter cord
or power plug.
DO NOT place heavy objects on,
damage, or modify the adapter cord or
plug. Do not forcibly bend or pull the
adapter cord.
DO NOT drop, hit, or otherwise
damage the AC adapter.
 INTRODUCTION
WARNING
AC Adapter
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, damage, electric shock, failure or the risk of
injury.
Tape Cutter
DO NOT touch the blade of the cutter
unit.
Safety Precautions
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INTRODUCTION
CAUTION
Alkaline batteries/Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Follow these guidelines to avoid liquid leakage, overheating or rupture of the battery.
DO NOT use a battery other than the
one specified for use with your
P-touch labeler. Do not use
combinations of old and new batteries
or combinations of different types,
different charging levels, different
manufacturers or different models. Do
not insert a battery with the polarity (+
and -) reversed.
If fluid leaked from the battery gets on
your skin or clothes, immediately rinse
them with clean water.
Remove the batteries if you do not
intend to use the P-touch labeler for
an extended period of time.
Before using Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries, carefully read the
instructions for the batteries and
battery charger, and be sure to use
them correctly.
When using Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries, charge the batteries with the
appropriate, specialized battery
charger.
DO NOT disassemble or modify the
batteries.
DO NOT expose the batteries to heat
or dispose of the batteries in a fire.
AC Adapter
If you do not intend using the P-touch
labeler for an extended period of time,
disconnect the AC adapter from the
power outlet.
When disconnecting the AC adapter
from the power outlet, always hold the
AC adapter.
DO NOT use the AC adapter in places
of high humidity such as bathrooms.
DO NOT overloading electrical circuit
the power cord.
DO NOT disassemble or modify the
AC adapter.
DO NOT allow the AC adapter/power
plug to get wet, for example, by
handling them with wet hands or
spilling beverages on to them.
Tape Cutter
Follow these guidelines to avoid minor personal injury and damage to the P-touch
labeler.
DO NOT open the tape compartment
cover when operating the cutter unit.
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Safety Precautions
DO NOT apply excessive pressure to
the cutter unit.
Store the P-touch labeler on a flat,
stable surface such as a desk or in a
drawer.
DO NOT leave the P-touch labeler or
any tape within the reach of young
children.
DO NOT place any heavy objects on
top of the P-touch labeler.
Always use the suggested AC adapter
(AD-E001) for the P-touch labeler and
plug it into an outlet with the specified
voltage. Failure to do so could result in
damage or failure of the P-touch
labeler.
 INTRODUCTION
CAUTION
P-touch Labeler
Follow these guidelines to avoid minor personal injury and damage to the P-touch
labeler.
DO NOT use the P-touch labeler in
places with moisture or high humidity,
such as bathrooms.
DO NOT allow the P-touch labeler to
get wet, for example, by handling it
with wet hands or spilling beverages
onto it.
DO NOT disassemble or modify the
P-touch labeler.
If you notice heat, an abnormal odor,
discoloration of the P-touch labeler,
deformation, or anything else unusual
while using or storing the P-touch
labeler, immediately discontinue use
of the P-touch labeler, disconnect the
AC adapter, and remove the batteries.
Safety Precautions
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INTRODUCTION
General Precautions
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
• At the time of purchase, the rechargeable Li-ion battery is slightly charged so that the
operation of the P-touch labeler can be verified; however, the rechargeable Li-ion battery
should be fully charged with the AC adapter before the P-touch labeler is used.
• If the P-touch labeler will not be used for a long period of time, remove the rechargeable
Li-ion battery from the P-touch labeler, and then store it in a location where it is not
exposed to static electricity, high humidity, or high temperatures (temperatures between
59°F/15°C and 77°F/25°C and 40% to 60% humidity are recommended). In order to
maintain the efficiency and life of the Li-ion rechargeable battery, charge it at least every
six months.
• If there is anything unusual about the Li-ion rechargeable battery the first time it is used,
for example, if it appears rusted or if it overheats, do not use the Li-ion rechargeable
battery. Contact the retail outlet where the P-touch labeler was purchased.
P-touch labeler
• DO NOT install P-touch labeler near any device that will cause electromagnetic
interference. P-touch labeler may malfunction if left near a television, radio, etc.
• DO NOT use the P-touch labeler in any way or for any purpose not described in this guide.
Doing so may result in injury or damage the P-touch labeler.
• DO NOT put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, or any other
part of the P-touch labeler.
• DO NOT touch the print head (refer to page 12) with your fingers. Use the optional print
head cleaning cassette (TZe-CL4), the self-cleaning function of the P-touch labeler, or a
soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when cleaning the print head (refer to “Cleaning the Unit”
in the User’s Guide.).
• DO NOT clean any part of the P-touch labeler with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only
use a soft, dry cloth.
• DO NOT place the P-touch labeler in direct sunlight, near heaters or other hot appliances,
or in any location exposed to extremely high or low temperatures, high humidity, or dust.
The standard operating temperature range of the P-touch labeler is 50°F/10°C to 95°F/
35°C.
• DO NOT leave any rubber or vinyl, or products made of rubber or vinyl, on the P-touch
labeler for an extended period of time, otherwise the P-touch labeler may become
marked.
• Depending on the environmental conditions and the applied settings, some characters or
symbols may be difficult to read.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with P-touch labeler. Do not use tapes that do not have the
mark.
• DO NOT pull or apply pressure to the tape in the cassette. Otherwise the tape cassette
or P-touch labeler may be damaged.
• DO NOT try to print labels using an empty tape cassette or without a tape cassette in the
P-touch labeler. Doing so will damage the print head.
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General Precautions
 INTRODUCTION
• DO NOT attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape.
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may unpeel
or become irremovable, and the color of the label may change or be transferred to other
objects.
• DO NOT expose the tape cassettes to direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity,
or dust. Store tape cassettes in a cool, dark place. Use the tape cassettes soon after
opening the tape cassette package.
• Markings made with oil-based or water-based ink may be visible through a label affixed
over them. To hide the markings, use two labels layered on top of each other or use a
dark-colored label.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch labeler, or if
the battery expires.
• When power is disconnected for more than two minutes, all text and format settings will
be cleared. Any text files stored in the memory will also be cleared.
• A protective clear plastic sticker is placed over the display during manufacturing and
shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
• You can also use Heat Shrink Tube in this model. Please check our website for further
information. You cannot print frames, label collections, block layouts, templates pre-set in
the P-touch labeler, and some font settings when using Heat Shrink Tube. The printed
characters may be smaller than when using TZe tape.
• The P-touch is not equipped with a charging feature for Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
• The printed label may differ from the image that appears on the LCD.
• Note that Brother Industries, Ltd. does not assume responsibility for any damage or injury
arising from the failure to follow the precautions listed in this manual.
• We strongly recommend that you read this User’s Guide carefully before using your
P-touch labeler, and then keep it nearby for future reference.
CD-ROM
• DO NOT scratch the CD-ROM, expose it to extremely high or low temperatures, place
heavy objects on top of it, or bend it.
• The software on the CD-ROM is intended for use with the P-touch labeler and may be
installed on more than one computer.
Symbols Used in this Guide
The following symbols are used throughout this guide to indicate additional information.
:
This symbol indicates information or directions that may result in damage or injury
if ignored, or operations that will result in errors.
:
This symbol indicates information or directions that may help you understand and
use the P-touch labeler more efficiently.
Symbols Used in this Guide
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INTRODUCTION
How to use the P-touch labeler
 Create a label with the P-touch labeler
1
GETTING STARTED
• Prepare the P-touch labeler.
2
P. 20
CREATING A LABEL
• Entering and Editing text.
• Entering Symbols and Icons.
• Entering Accented Characters.
• Using Templates and Block
Layouts.
In addition to entering text, the P-touch
labeler has a large range of formatting
options.
Create labels like these :
Editing a Label in the User's Guide
3
LABEL PRINTING
• Printing a Label.
• Setting Tape Cutting Options.
Before printing, you can check the layout
of your label using the preview function.
• Printing from the Label collection.
Create labels like these :
Label Printing in the User's Guide
• Remove the labels soon after they are cut so that they do not remain in the tape exit
slot.
• Do not position the P-touch labeler vertically when using it. Otherwise, the cut labels
could fall into the P-touch labeler and cause a malfunction.
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How to use the P-touch labeler
1
GETTING STARTED
Your P-touch labeler can be used as a stand alone handheld labeler, or it can
be connected to a PC or Mac and used with the included P-touch Editor
software to create more elaborate labels.
To use your P-touch labeler connected to a computer, attach your P-touch
labeler to a computer via the included USB cable and install the P-touch Editor
software and drivers.
 INTRODUCTION
 Create a label by connecting your P-touch labeler to a computer
• Prepare the P-touch labeler.
• Prepare the computer.
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2
CREATING A LABEL
• Launch the P-touch Editor
Software.
Enter the label text using P-touch
Editor.
Create labels like these:
Editing a Label in the User's Guide
Software Help
3
LABEL PRINTING
• Print the label
Label Printing in the User's Guide
Software Help
• Remove the labels soon after they are cut so that they do not remain in the tape exit
slot.
• Do not position the P-touch labeler vertically when using it. Otherwise, the cut labels
could fall into the P-touch labeler and cause a malfunction.
 Printing from the Label Collection
Using the Label Collection function, labels can be created easily by selecting and then
printing designs already built into the P-touch labeler.
How to use the P-touch labeler
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GETTING STARTED
Unpacking Your P-touch labeler
Check that the package contains the following before using your P-touch labeler:
 PT-H500LI
P-touch labeler
Starter Tape Cassette
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Unpacking Your P-touch labeler
AC adapter
USB cable
The plug may differ by
countries.
Li-ion Battery
Strap
CD-ROM
Quick Setup Guide
2
6
1
4
3
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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 GETTING STARTED
General Description
9
8
6.
7.
8.
9.
Cover latch
Tape exit slot
LCD display
Mini-USB port
Keyboard
Tape cutter
Tape cassette compartment
Release lever
Print head
When shipped from the factory, the LCD display is covered with a protective
sheet to prevent damage. Remove this sheet before using the P-touch.
1
2
3
1. Tape viewer
2. Rear cover
3. AC adapter connector
5
4
4. LED lamp
5. Battery compartment
General Description
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GETTING STARTED
LCD Display & Keyboard
LCD Display
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10
12 13 14 15
11
1
2
3
5 6
17
16
4 7
8
18
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1. Line number
Indicates line number within the label
layout.
2. Shift Mode
Indicates shift mode is on.
3. Start Line / 4. End Line
The area between the start and end line
will be printed.
The short lines extending from the start/
end lines show the end of the label layout.
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LCD Display & Keyboard
5. Block Separator Line
Indicates the end of a block.
6. Cursor
Characters are entered to the left of the
cursor. Indicates the current data input
position.
7. Return mark
Indicates the end of a line of text.
8. Battery Level
Indicates remaining battery level. It
displays only when using the Li-ion battery.
-Full
-Half
-Low
-Empty
9. Caps mode
Indicates that the Caps mode is on.
10. -15. Style guidance
Indicates the current font (10), character
size (11), character style (12), frame
(13), character width (14) and alignment
(15) settings.
16. Tape size
Indicates the tape size as follows for the
text entered:
Tape width x Label length
If the label length has been specified, also
appears on the right side of the tape size.
17. Cursor selection
Use the
and
keys to select menu
items and the and keys to change
the settings.
18. Counter
Indicates currently selected number/
selectable number.
19. Block Number
Indicates the block number.
Refer to "LCD Display" on page 32 for
changing.
 GETTING STARTED
Key Names and Functions
The default language is "English".
1. Power
Turns the P-touch labeler on and off.
2. Print Options
Enables Numbering or Mirror to be
selected and printed.
3. Preview
Displays a preview of the label.
4. Feed & Cut
Feeds 0.96" (24.5mm) of blank tape then
cuts the tape.
5. Print
Prints the current label design onto the
tape.
6. Font
• Enables character attributes for the
label to be set.
• Character attributes can be set for
each line of the label when the Text
menu is opened in combination with
the Shift key.
7. Label
Enables label attributes for the label to
be set.
8. Frame
Use this key to create a label with a
frame around the text.
9. Symbol
Use this key to select and enter a symbol
from a list of available symbols.
10. Icon
Use this key to select and enter an icon
from a list of available icons.
11. Label Collection
Enables label collections to be selected
and printed.
12. Menu
Enables operating preferences
(Language, etc.) for the P-touch labeler
to be set.
LCD Display & Keyboard
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GETTING STARTED
13. Esc (Escape)
Cancels the current command and
returns the display to the data entry
screen or the previous step.
14. Clear
Clears all text entered, or all text and
current label settings.
15. OK
Selects the displayed option.
16. Cursor (
)
Moves the cursor in the direction of the
arrow.
17. Letter
• Use these keys to type letters or
numbers.
• Uppercase letters and symbols can be
entered using these keys in
combination with the Caps or Shift
key.
18. Backspace
Deletes the character to the left of the
cursor.
19. Shift
Use this key in combination with the
letter and number keys to type
uppercase letters or the symbols
indicated on the number keys.
20. Caps
Turns Caps mode on and off.
21. Enter
• Enters a new line when entering text.
• Enters a new block when used in
combination with the Shift key.
22. Accent
Use this to select and enter an accented
character.
23. Space
• Enters a blank space.
• Returns a setting to the default value.
24. Template
Use this key to select a layout from the
templates layout.
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LCD Display & Keyboard
25. Block Layout
Use this key to select a layout from the
block layout.
26. File
Enables frequently used labels in the file
memory to be printed, opened, saved, or
deleted.
27. Bar Code
Opens Bar Code Setup screen.
28. Adjustment
Adjusts the length of the printed label
and LCD contrast.
29. Backlight
Changes the back light setting either to
on or off.
 GETTING STARTED
Power Supply
Battery
1
After making sure that the power is off, remove the
rear cover on the back of the P-touch labeler. If the
batteries are already in the P-touch labeler, remove
them.
Make sure that the power is turned off
when replacing batteries.
2
Insert six new AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), or fully
charged Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (HR6), making
sure that the positive (+) and negative (-) ends of the
batteries match the positive (+) and negative (-) marks
inside the battery compartment.
Users of alkaline batteries
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Always replace all six batteries at the
same time using brand new ones.
Users of Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with fully charged ones.
Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/
for the latest information about the
recommended batteries.
3
Attach the rear cover by inserting the three hooks at
the bottom into the slots on the P-touch labeler, then
pushing down firmly until it snaps into place.
If you cannot attach the rear cover, check
to ensure the white lever is in the up
position. If not, lift the lever, and then
attach the cover.
Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the P-touch labeler for an extended
period of time.
Power Supply
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GETTING STARTED
AC Adapter
Use AD-E001 (AC adapter) for the P-touch labeler. AD-18 or AD-24ES cannot be used.
Connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch labeler.
1
Insert the plug on the AC adapter cord into the connector marked DC IN 12V on the
P-touch labeler.
2
Insert the AC adapter plug into a standard electrical outlet.
• Turn the P-touch labeler off before disconnecting the AC adapter.
• Do not pull or bend the AC adapter cord.
To safeguard and backup the P-touch's memory, when the AC adapter is unplugged it
is recommended to have AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6) or Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries (HR6) installed into the P-touch labeler.
Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
 Installing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
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1
Open the rear cover by pressing the cover latch.
1. Rear cover
2. Cover latch
2
Insert the rechargeable Li-ion battery into the
battery compartment.
Power Supply
1
2
Confirm that the hooks on the edge of the rear cover are inserted correctly, and then
reattach the cover.
If you cannot attach the rear cover, check to ensure the white lever is in the up
position. If not, lift the lever, and then attach the cover.
Removing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Remove the battery cover and the rechargeable Li-ion battery, and then reattach the battery
cover.
 GETTING STARTED
3
 Charging the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
The rechargeable Li-ion battery can be charged while it is inserted in the P-touch labeler.
Perform the following procedure to charge the rechargeable Li-ion battery.
• Before using the rechargeable Li-ion battery, use the following procedure to charge it.
• Up to 360 minutes is needed to fully charge a rechargeable Li-ion battery.
1
Make sure that the P-touch labeler is turned off. If the P-touch labeler is turned on,
press the
(Power) button to turn it off.
2
Make sure that the rechargeable Li-ion battery is installed in the P-touch labeler.
3
Use the AC adapter and AC power cord to connect the P-touch
labeler to an AC power outlet.
The LED next to the adapter connector turns on during
charging, it goes off when the rechargeable Li-ion battery is
fully charged. The battery level indicator on the display will fill
with three bars
.
Stopping Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Charging
To stop rechargeable Li-ion battery from charging, disconnect the AC adapter cord.
Tips on Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
• Charge the rechargeable Li-ion battery before use. Do not use it before it is charged.
• The rechargeable Li-ion battery charging can take place in 41°F-95°F (5°C-35°C)
environments. Charge the rechargeable Li-ion battery in an environment in this
temperature range. If the surrounding temperature is out of this range, the
rechargeable Li-ion battery will not be charged, and the battery indicator will remain
lit.
• If the P-touch labeler is used when both the rechargeable Li-ion battery is installed
and the AC adapter is connected, the battery indicator may turn off and charging may
stop even if the rechargeable Li-ion battery has not been fully charged.
Power Supply
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GETTING STARTED
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Characteristics
Understanding the properties of the rechargeable Li-ion battery will allow you to
optimize its usage.
• Using or storing the rechargeable Li-ion battery in a location exposed to high or low
temperatures may accelerate its deterioration. In particular, using a rechargeable Liion battery with a high charge (charged 90% or more) in a location exposed to high
temperatures will considerably accelerate battery deterioration.
• Using the P-touch labeler while the rechargeable Li-ion battery is installed and
charging may accelerate the battery’s deterioration. If using the P-touch labeler when
the rechargeable Li-ion battery is installed, disconnect the AC adapter.
• If the P-touch labeler will not be used for longer than one month, remove the
rechargeable Li-ion battery from the P-touch labeler, and then store the battery in a
cool place away from direct sunlight.
• If the rechargeable Li-ion battery will not be used for a long period of time, we
recommend charging it every 6 months.
• If you touch a part of the device while a Li-ion battery is charging, the device may
feel warm. This is normal, and the device may be used safely. If the P-touch labeler
becomes extremely hot, discontinue use.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Specifications
• Charging time: Approximately 6 hours when charged by a AC adapter (AD-E001).
• Nominal Voltage: DC 7.2 V
• Nominal Capacity: 1850 mAh
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Surroundings temperature range
Charge
104°F/40°C
Standard discharge current 1.9 A
140°F/60°C
Maximum discharge current 2.5 A
140°F/60°C
Less than 1 month
-4°F - 122°F/-20°C - 50°C
Shipped battery
Less than 3 month
-4°F - 104°F/-20°C - 40°C
Less than 1 year
-4°F - 68°F/-20°C - 20°C
Charging Parameters
Maximum charging voltage
Maximum charging current
P-touch labeler
• Charging current: 500 mA
• Charging voltage: up to 8.2 V (Maximum)
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Power Supply
8.2 Vdc
1330 mA
Tape cassettes of 0.13", 0.23", 0.35", 0.47", 0.70" or 0.94" (3.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm,
18mm or 24mm) width can be used in your P-touch labeler. Use only Brother tape cassettes
with the
mark.
If the new tape cassette has a cardboard stopper, be sure to
remove the stopper before inserting the cassette.
1
Check that the end of the tape is not bent and that it passes
through the tape guide. If the tape is not passed through,
pass it through the tape guide referring to the illustration.
1. End of tape
2. Tape guide
 GETTING STARTED
Inserting a Tape Cassette
1
2
2
After making sure that the power is off, open the rear cover. If
there is already a tape cassette in the P-touch labeler, remove
it by pulling it straight up.
3
Insert the tape cassette into the tape
compartment, with the end of the tape facing the
P-touch labeler's tape exit slot, and press firmly
until you hear a click.
1. Tape exit slot
1
• When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the tape and ink ribbon do not
catch on the print head.
• Make sure that there is no slack in the tape,
and then carefully insert the tape cassette.
If there is slack in the tape, the tape will
catch on the protrusion (2) when the
cassette is inserted and become bent or
wrinkled, causing the tape to jam.
2
To fix the slack in the tape, pull the tape
through the tape guide referring to the
illustration in the step 1.
Inserting a Tape Cassette
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GETTING STARTED
4
Close the rear cover.
If you cannot attach the rear cover, check to ensure
the white lever is in the up position. If not, lift the
lever, and then attach the cover.
• Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the ink
ribbon to be discharged with the tape. The tape may no longer be functional
after the ink ribbon discharges.
• Store tape cassettes in a cool dark location, away from direct sunlight and high
temperature, high humidity, or dusty locations. Use the tape cassette as quickly as
possible after opening the sealed package.
Extra Strength Adhesive Tape:
• For textured, rough, or slipping surface, we recommend using Extra Strength Adhesive Tape.
• Although the instruction sheet included with the Extra Strength Adhesive Tape
cassette recommends cutting the tape with scissors, the tape cutter that this P-touch
labeler is equipped with is able to cut Extra Strength Adhesive Tape.
Turning Power On/Off
Press the Power key to turn the P-touch labeler on.
Press the Power key again to turn the P-touch labeler off.
• Your P-touch labeler has a power saving function that automatically turns itself off
if no key is pressed within a certain time, under certain operating conditions. Refer
to the “Auto Power-Off Time” for details.
• If the batteries are installed or the P-touch labeler is connected to an electrical outlet
by the AC adapter, the previous session’s information is displayed when the power
is turned on.
Auto Power-Off Time
If you use the AC adapter or Li-ion battery, you can change the setting of the auto power-off time.
When you use alkaline batteries or Ni-MH batteries, the auto power-off time cannot be
changed. (The time is fixed to 20 minutes.)
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1
Press the Menu key, select “Auto Power Off” using the
the OK or Enter key.
2
Select the battery shown on the LCD display by using the
value using the or key.
“AC Adapter” or “Li-ion Battery” can be selected.
3
Press the OK or Enter key.
Turning Power On/Off
or
key, and then press
or
key and set the
Attribute
AC Adapter
Value
Off
10min.
20min.
30min.
40min.
50min.
1hr.
2hr.
4hr.
8hr.
12hr.
Attribute
Li-ion Battery
Value
Off
10min.
20min.
30min.
40min.
50min.
1hr.
 GETTING STARTED
Auto Power-Off Time
• If you connect the AC adapter to the P-touch labeler after you specified “Auto Power
Off”, the setting for “AC Adapter” becomes valid.
• If you disconnect the AC adapter from the P-touch labeler after you specified “Auto Power Off”:
• When alkaline batteries are used, the auto power-off time is fixed to 20 minutes.
• When the Li-ion battery is used, the power turns Off immediately.
• The default value is "1hr." for the AC Adapter and "30min." for the Li-ion battery.
Feeding Tape
• Be sure to feed tape to remove any slack in the tape and ink ribbon after inserting the
tape cassette.
• Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the ink
ribbon to be discharged with the tape. The tape may no longer be functional
after the ink ribbon discharges.
• Do not block the tape exit slot during printing or when feeding tape. Doing so will
cause the tape to jam.
Feed & Cut
The Feed & Cut function feeds 0.96" (24.5mm) of blank tape, and then cuts the tape.
1
Press the Feed & Cut key.
"Feed & Cut?" will appear on the LCD display.
2
Using the
or key to select the "Feed & Cut", and then press either OK or Enter
key. The message "Feeding Tape... Please Wait" appears while the tape is fed, and
then the tape is cut.
To exit or cancel this function press Esc.
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GETTING STARTED
Feed Only
This function will advance the tape approximately 0.96" (24.5mm) resulting in a blank
label sticking out of the tape cassette. This action is recommended when using Fabric
tapes, which should be cut using scissors.
1
Press the Feed & Cut key.
"Feed & Cut?" will appear on the LCD display.
2
Using the
or
key to select the "Feed Only", and then press either OK or Enter
key.
The message "Feeding Tape... Please Wait" appears while the tape is fed.
To exit or cancel this function press Esc.
LCD Display
LCD Contrast
You can change the contrast setting of the LCD display to one of five levels (+2, +1, 0, -1,
-2) to make the screen easier to read. The default setting is “0”.
1
Press the Adjustment key.
2
Select "LCD Contrast" using
3
Press the OK or Enter key.
or
key and set the value using
or
key.
• Press the Esc key to return to the previous step.
• Pressing the Space key on the contrast setting screen sets the contrast to the default
value “0”.
Back Light
Press the Backlight key to turn the back light on.
When the back light is turned on, press the Backlight key again to turn the light off.
The display is easier to see with the back light on. The default setting is on.
• Power can be saved when the back light is turned off.
• The back light is turned off automatically if there is no operation for more than 10
seconds. It can be turned back on by pressing any key. The back light turns off when
printing.
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LCD Display
Language
1
Press the Menu key, select " Language" using the
OK or Enter key.
2
Select a language for menu commands and messages shown on the LCD display by
using the
or
key.
The language can be selected from "Čeština", "Dansk", "Deutsch", "English",
"Español", "Français", "Hrvatski", "Italiano", "Magyar", "Nederlands", "Norsk", "Polski",
"Português", "Português (Brasil)", "Română", "Slovenski", "Slovenský", "Suomi",
"Svenska" or "Türkçe".
3
Press the OK or Enter key.
or
key, and then press the
 GETTING STARTED
Setting Language and Unit
Press the Esc key to return to the previous step.
Unit
1
Press the Menu key, select "Unit" using the
Enter key.
2
Select a unit for dimensions shown on the LCD display by using the
Either "inch" or "mm" can be selected.
3
Press the OK or Enter key.
or
key, and then press the OK or
or
key.
The default setting is "inch".
Press the Esc key to return to the previous step.
Using P-touch Software
This P-touch labeler is equipped with a USB port, allowing you to connect it to a computer.
You will need to install P-touch Editor and printer driver to use your P-touch labeler with your
computer. When you use Windows®, install P-touch Editor, the printer driver and P-touch
Update Software from the enclosed CD-ROM.
When you use Macintosh, you can download the driver, software and manuals by visiting
the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/.
Setting Language and Unit
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GETTING STARTED
Features
P-touch Editor
Makes it easy for anyone to create a wide variety of custom
labels in complex layouts by using fonts, templates, and clip art.
Printer Driver
Lets you print labels from the connected P-touch labeler when
using P-touch Editor on your computer.
P-touch Update
Software
Label collections can be downloaded and new label designs
added to the P-touch labeler or P-touch Editor.
In addition, the software can be upgraded to the latest version.
System Requirements
Before installation, check that your system configuration meets the following requirements.
OS
Hard disk
Memory
Monitor
Windows®
Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/ Windows® 8
Macintosh
Mac OS X v10.6.8 / OS X v10.7.x / OS X v10.8.x
Windows
®
Disk space : 70 MB or more
Macintosh
Disk space : 500 MB or more
Windows®
Windows Vista® : 512 MB or more
Windows® 7 : 1 GB or more (32-bit) or 2 GB or more (64-bit)
Windows® 8 : 1 GB or more (32-bit) or 2 GB or more (64-bit)
Macintosh
Mac OS X v10.6.8 : 1 GB or more
OS X v10.7.x : 2 GB or more
OS X v10.8.x : 2 GB or more
Windows®
SVGA, high color or higher graphics card
Macintosh
256 colors or more
Others
CD-ROM drive
Installing the Software and Printer Driver
The procedure for installing the software varies depending on the OS of the
computer. To download the latest driver and software, please visit the Brother
Solutions Center website:
http://solutions.brother.com
For details on how to update the software, please refer to the User's Guide.
The P-touch labeler names in the following screens may differ from your purchased
P-touch labeler name.
• DO NOT connect the P-touch labeler to the computer until directed to do so.
• DO NOT use a USB hub.
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Using P-touch Software
• The installation procedure may change depending on the Operating System on your
PC. Windows® 7 is shown here as an example.
• If you are using Windows® 8, use Adobe® Reader® to open the PDF manuals on the
CD-ROM.
If Adobe® Reader® is installed but cannot open the files, change the ".pdf" file
association to "Adobe® Reader®" from the control panel before using the CD-ROM.
1
 GETTING STARTED
 For Windows®
Insert the installer CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
If the language screen appears, choose your language.
• For Windows Vista® /Windows® 7:
If the installer screen does not automatically appear, display the contents of the
CD-ROM drive folder, and then double-click [start.exe].
• For Windows® 8:
If the installer screen does not automatically appear, click [Run start.exe] in the
[Start] screen, or display the contents of the CD-ROM drive folder from the
desktop, and then double-click [start.exe].
2
Click [Standard Installation].
1
2
3
4
1. Standard Installation
Installs P-touch Editor, the printer driver, P-touch Update Software and the User's
Guide.
2. User’s Guides
Displays or installs the User's Guide.
3. Custom Installation
Allows P-touch Editor, the printer driver, P-touch Update Software to be individually
selected for installation.
4. Brother Support
Displays the support website (Brother Solutions Center).
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GETTING STARTED
3
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.
4
The P-touch Update Software can be used to check for updates. If [OK to use P-touch
Update Software to update the software to the newest version? (An Internet
connection is required to update.)] appears, click [Yes] or [No].
To check for new versions of the software and to update them, click [Yes], and
then go to step 5.
To not check for new software versions or update them, click [No], and then go to
step 6.
If you click [No] here, you can run the P-touch Update Software at a more
convenient time to check for new software versions and update them. Doubleclick the P-touch Update Software icon on the desktop. (Your computer must be
connected to the Internet.)
5
The P-touch Update Software starts up.
If an application appears under [File list],
there is a new version of the application. If the
check box is selected and [Install] is clicked,
that application can be installed. Wait until a
message appears indicating that the
installation has finished.
If no application appears under [File list], the
application currently installed on the
computer is the newest version. There is no
need to update. Click [Close].
6
When the screen for the online user registration
appears, click [OK] or [Cancel].
If you clicked [OK], you will go to the online user registration page before finishing
the installation (recommended).
If you clicked [Cancel], installation continues.
7
Click [Finish].
The installation is now complete.
When you are asked to restart the computer, click [Restart].
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1
Start your Macintosh, and download the driver, software and manuals from the Brother
Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com).
Macintosh users can access this URL directly by clicking the
CD-ROM.
icon found on your
 GETTING STARTED
 For Macintosh
Uninstalling the Printer Driver
 For Windows Vista®
1
If the P-touch labeler is connected to the computer and is turned on, press and hold
the (Power) button to turn it off.
2
Click
3
Select [Brother xx-xxxx] and click [Delete this printer], or right-click the icon and click
[Delete].
4
Right-click the [Printers] window, and then click [Run as administrator] - [Server
Properties...].
If the authorization confirmation window appears, click [Continue].
If the [User Account Control] window appears, type in the password, and then
click [OK]. The [Print Server Properties] window appears.
5
Click the [Drivers] tab, select [Brother xx-xxxx], and then click [Remove...].
6
Select [Remove driver and driver package], and then click [OK].
7
Close the [Print Server Properties] window.
The printer driver has been uninstalled.
- [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers].
 For Windows® 7
1
If the P-touch labeler is connected to the computer and is turned on, press and hold
the (Power) button to turn it off.
2
Click
3
Select [Brother xx-xxxx] and click [Remove device], or right-click the icon and click
[Remove device].
If a User Account Control message appears, type in the password, and then click
[Yes].
- [Devices and Printers].
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GETTING STARTED
4
Select [Fax] or [Microsoft XPS Document Writer] in the [Devices and Printers] window,
and then click [Print server properties], which appeared on the menu bar.
5
Click the [Drivers] tab, and then click [Change Driver Settings].
If a User Account Control message appears, type in the password, and then click
[Yes]. Select [Brother xx-xxxx], and then click [Remove...].
6
Select [Remove driver and driver package], and then click [OK].
Follow the on-screen instructions.
7
Close the [Print Server Properties] window.
The printer driver has been uninstalled.
 For Windows® 8
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1
If the P-touch labeler is connected to the computer and is turned on, press and hold
the (Power) button to turn it off.
2
Click [Control Panel] in [Apps] screen - [Hardware and Sound] - [Devices and
Printers].
3
Select [Brother xx-xxxx] and click [Remove device], or right-click the icon and click
[Remove device].
If a User Account Control message appears, type in the password, and then click
[Yes].
4
Select [Fax] or [Microsoft XPS Document Writer] in the [Devices and Printers] window,
and then click [Print server properties], which appeared in the menu bar.
5
Click the [Drivers] tab, and then click [Change Driver Settings].
If a User Account Control message appears, type in the password, and then click
[Yes]. Select [Brother xx-xxxx], and then click [Remove...].
6
Select [Remove driver and driver package], and then click [OK].
Follow the on-screen instructions.
7
Close the [Print Server Properties] window.
The printer driver has been uninstalled.
Using P-touch Software
1
Turn off the P-touch labeler.
2
Click [Apple menu] - [System Preferences], and click [Print & Fax] (Mac OS X v10.6.8)
/ [Print & Scan] (OS X v10.7.x / OS X v10.8.x).
3
Choose [Brother xx-xxxx], and click [-].
4
Close the [Print & Fax] (Mac OS X v10.6.8) / [Print & Scan] (OS X v10.7.x / OS X
v10.8.x) window.
The printer driver has been uninstalled.
 GETTING STARTED
 For Mac OS X v10.6.8 - OS X v10.8.x
Uninstalling the Software
Perform this procedure only if the software is no longer necessary or when reinstalling the
software.
To uninstall the software, follow the usual steps for your operating system.
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Contact Information (For USA Only)
Service Center Locations
If you need a local service center, please go to www.brother-usa.com/service/ or
call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) 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-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437), or Fax 1-901-379-1210
Assistance on the Internet
For product information: www.brother-usa.com
For downloading the latest drivers: http://solutions.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 free 1-877-552-MALL (6255), or complete the order form 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
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