pt1830vpusersguide

pt1830vpusersguide
1 PREPARATION
User's Guide
English
www.brother.com
Printed in China
LW4598001
[GETTING STARTED]
3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
Tape Cassettes
Keyboard & Display
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing a tape cassette.
Open the tape compartment cover by lifting up both sides at the same time.
If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up.
Troubleshooting
Size
Message
The batteries are weak.
Check Battery!
The installed batteries are about to run out.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you set Numbering.
• Invalid character is selected for Numbering.
• Invalid number is selected for Tab Length or Label Length.
No Text!
• You try to print a text file when there is no data stored in
the memory.
• The Print key is pressed when no text is entered.
• You try to set Copies, Numbering or Mirror when no text is
entered.
Line Limit!
• You try to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.
• You try to print a 2 line text when 3.5 mm or 6 mm tape is
installed.
Function key
No Cassette!
You try to print a label when there is no cassette installed.
Power key
Cutter Error!
Tape Cutter lever is used in the middle of printing process.
Full!
The maximum number of characters (80 characters) have
already been entered.
Text Too Long!
The text length exceeds the selected label length or the
selected Auto Format setting length.
No Frame OK?
Printing on 3.5 mm tape with invalid Frame setting ON.
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Tape cutter lever
End of tape
Toothed Wheel
INTRODUCTION
With your PT-1830, you can create labels for any application. Select from the
many frames, character sizes and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In
addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you to print labels with
different widths and exciting colours.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy
place for future reference.
Declaration of Conformity
(Europe/Turkey only)
We,
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku,
Nagoya, 467-8561, Japan
declare that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directives 2004/108/EC and 2005/32/EC.
The Adapter AD-24ES is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 2006/95/EC.
The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is on our Web site. Please go to
http://solutions.brother.com -> choose region (eg. Europe) -> choose
country -> choose your model -> choose "Manuals"-> choose Declaration
of Conformity (*Select Language when required).
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have
the
mark.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when
cleaning the print head.
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the edge of the cutter.
• To prevent damage or breakage of the glass, do not press hard on the LCD display.
• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,
otherwise the machine may be stained.
• Do not get the machine wet, such as by touching with wet hands or spilling beverages
on to the machine.
• Do not expose the machine to extremely high temperatures or high humidity. Never
leave it on the dashboard or in the back of your car, near heaters or other hot
appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places.
• Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-touch, otherwise the tape cassette
may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape.
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette set in the P-touch. Doing so will
damage the print head.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the
machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more
than three minutes, all text shown in the display and any text files stored in the
memory will be lost. Language and unit settings will also be cleared.)
• Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other type
batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the wrong position. Otherwise the
batteries may have leakage or fracture.
• Use only the suggested AC adapter for this machine to prevent any damage or
failure.
Tape compartment
cover
Memory keys
(Favourite Label
Memory)
Tape guide
Print key
Cursor/Esc/
OK key
Preview key
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the
direction of the arrow on the cassette.
After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (
+
) once and
then push in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape.
Character keys
Backspace key
Enter key
(Select
Accent key
Symbol key
Shift key
Space key
Shift key
Caps key
Problem
• The display (LCD) shows one row of 15 characters; however, the
text that you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries.
• Use Cursor key while holding down Shift key to go to beginning/
end of the text.
Initial Setting
Turn the machine over and remove the battery compartment cover.
If batteries are already installed, remove them.
Insert six new AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), making sure that their
poles point in the correct directions. Always replace all six batteries at the
same time using brand new ones.
Battery compartment
cover
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AA batteries or the AC adapter, and then press
.
Set the language (Language option differ by distribution)
Choose a language with
and press
/
• To cancel operations, press
.
.
• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while
holding down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
Finally, release
and
.
<Note> The text and formats in the display and all text files stored
in the memory are erased. Also, the language and unit settings will be cleared.
Creating Labels
to cancel.)
Solution
The display stays blank • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
after you have turned on • If the batteries are weak, replace them.
the machine.
• Check that the suggested adapter is correctly connected.
The machine does not
print.
• Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
The printed characters • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
are not formed properly,
or the printed characters
are blurred.
• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5
minutes.
Attach the battery compartment cover by inserting the three hooks at the
bottom into the slots on the machine, then pushing down firmly on the
cover until it snaps into place.
to print with no Frame,
What to do when...
Securely close the front cover, making sure that it snaps into place.
Power Supply
Cause/Remedy
Battery Weak!
Cursor
Caps
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place.
Error message
Width
Style
The memory has
cleared on its own.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
A blank horizontal line
appears through the
printed label.
• There may be some dust on the print head. Remove the
tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the
print head with an up-and-down motion.
• The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional
print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4) is used.
The machine has
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
happens when a key is
Finally, release
and
.
pressed, even though
the machine is on).
Specifications
Item
Dimensions
Specification
173 mm (W) × 222 mm (D) × 62 mm (H)
Weight
590 g (without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply
Six AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6) or AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette
Brother TZ tape (width) :
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
Accessories
When using AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Stock No.
Tape Cassettes
See the attached TZ Tape Catalogue.
AC adapter
AD-24ES
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the adapter jack on the right side of the
machine.
Contact Information
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
Contact may differ by country. See the Web site. (http://www.brother.eu/)
For memory back up, when the AC adapter
is unplugged, please use AA-size alkaline
batteries (LR6).
See the reverse side for steps of creating labels.
1 MAKING TEXT
2
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
Setting [Size]
>
[Large]
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
(
>
[Size]
+
)
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
.
Use either 9 mm, 12 mm, or 18 mm wide tape for two line texts.
[Small]
Setting [Width]
>
(
>
[Width]
+
Setting [Style] (Vertical)
>
Group
Symbols
>
[Style]
Printing
Peel the printed label from the backing and apply the label.
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-left corner of the
machine.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message "Print" or "Feed"
is displayed.
[×1/2]
Entering Symbols
>
• The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (mm), then returns to the original
text.
• Only the text can be previewed, but not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any
additional features.
)
[×2]
[×2]
[Normal]
Symbols
Text Preview
[MAX]
Automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
Select MAX to print with maximum text size when using 18 mm (3/4") tape, all
texts are in upper case, the Style setting is [Normal], and the Underline/Frame
setting is [Off].
Label image
Group
(
+
)
Feeding (Tape Feed)
+
[Vertical]
[Normal]
[Bold]
[Outline]
[Shadow]
[Italic]
[Italic Bold]
8
3
9
4
10
5
11
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
12
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
• To cancel operations, press
>
.
Entering Accented Characters
>
>
>
/
>
[Vertical]
+
)
ABC
>
[Underline/Frame]
(
[Underline]
25mm
[Off]
[Underline]
[Round]
[Candy]
[Callout]
[Banner]
[Wooden]
[Vine]
[Hand]
[Flower]
/
Frames will not be printed on 3.5mm tape.
Accented Characters
A
Accented Characters
a
C
c
D
d
E
e
G
g
I
i
K
k
L
l
N
n
O
o
R
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters depends on the language you selected in the LCD.
To Clear
Setting [Tab]
+
+
)
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
>
>
Display
ABC
12mm
)
To Open:
: ABC
4mm
12mm
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
DEF
(feed & cut)
(
+
)
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
Setting [Tab Length](Auto / 0 - 100mm)
(
+
>
)
>
[Print Option]
[Copies]
>
>
You can also select the number of copies by entering with number keys.
• You can also select the length by entering the length with number keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
[Numbering]
Setting [Label Length](Auto / 30 - 300mm) (
+
)
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
>
[Label Length]
>
>
• You can also select the length by entering the length with number keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
Setting [Auto Format]
[Numbering]
(
+
)
Application
VHS Spine
MiniDV Spine
Audio Tape
[Auto Format]
Length
140 mm
42 mm
89 mm
>
[Print Option]
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
>
>
>
[Print Option]
>
[Mirror]
>[Mirror Print?]
[VHS Spine]
Application
CD Case Spine
File Tab
Divider Tab
Length
113 mm
82 mm
42 mm
>
When the saved text contains more than 8 characters, use
text.
Use a clear tape in [Mirror] printing, so the labels can be read correctly from
the opposite side when attached on glass, windows or other transparent surfaces.
to scroll the
(
+
)
In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, PT-1830 provides you
with function shortcuts so you can easily jump to a frequently used function
just by pressing
firm, press
Key
[Copies]
D
>
Function Shortcuts
4mm
<e.g. 2>
Using [Print Option]
Tab
[Tab Length]
25mm
+
[Full]
(feed & cut)
Label image
>
:
(
[Chain Print] is for printing more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin
<e.g. 1>. You can also create a label containing texts in various styles; print
a text in one style, and before feeding, enter the second text in another style
<e.g. 2>.
FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER (see Feeding/Printing).
Otherwise A PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF. Do not try to pull the
tape since this may damage the tape cassette.
ABC
[Tab]
ABC
Entries will be deleted backwards.
All text and settings will be cleared.
(
>
[Margin]
>
To Print:
Setting [Margin] (Tape Margin)
Setting [Underline/Frame]
.
>
• Please feed the tape after you install a new tape cassette, or before you cut a label
after printing with [Chain Print] margin setting.
2
• To go to the next group, press
Favourite Label Memory
To Save:
7
[Italic Outl](Italic Outline) [Italic Shadow]
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
You can save frequently used texts in the memory and print directly or open
to edit if needed. You can save one text into each key (
~
) (Maximum:
5 texts).
1
6
COMPLETED LABELS
You can preview the text before printing.
[Large]
[Medium]
4
PRINTING LABELS
OFF)
Making Two Line Text
Display
3
DESIGNING LABELS
[CREATING LABELS]
and the shortcut key shown in the table below. To con.
Function
Key
Function
[Size]
[Tab Length]
[Width]
[Label Length]
[Style]
[Auto Format]
[Underline/Frame]
[Margin]
[Tab]
[Print Option]
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