gl100usersguide

gl100usersguide
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
English / Italiano
User's Guide
www.brother.com
LW8990001
Printed in China
INTRODUCTION
With your GL100, 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).
POWER SUPPLY & TAPE CASSETTES
• Use only Brother TZ/TZe tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not
have the
mark.
• 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 clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry
cloth.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the
machine for an extended period of time.
Note: If 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 put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on 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.
• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places. Keep it out of both direct sunlight
and rain.
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,
otherwise the machine may be stained.
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. If the head is touched, clean it immediately
with a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) to avoid permanent damage.
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter's edge.
• Use only the AC adapter designed exclusively for this machine. Use of any
other adapter may void the warranty.
• Please contact your Brother dealer for details.
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions:
Weight:
Power supply:
Tape cassette:
Cutter unit:
1
Remove the back cover by pressing in the rough area at the top end of the machine.
If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up. Also, if batteries are
already installed, remove them.
2-1
2-2
3
Tape cutter lever
Cutter unit
AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the
adapter jack on the bottom end of the
machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
Tape exit slot
Cutter unit (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use and the tape can not be cut
cleanly, replace with new cutter unit (stock no. TC-5) by obtaining from an authorized
brother dealer.
KEYBOARD & LCD
GETTING STARTED
1
2
LCD indicators
MAKING TEXT
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AAA alkaline batteries or the AC adapter,
"
Set the language (English/French/German)
Upper case
Lower case
ABC
abc
ABC
abc
Choose a language with b and press e.
Upper case/Lower case
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press e.
Check the display and press e. (To cancel, press d.)
Underline/Frame
3
Print key
Power key
Cursor key
Function key
NOTE:
ABC
DEF
Entering SYMBOLS
"
Check the display and press e. (To cancel, press d.)
NOTE:
Character keys
Power On/Off
Entering ACCENTED CHARACTERS
g
Letter
>E
>b
Accented characters
Letter
Accented characters
"
c
HELSINKI
D
d
E
e
I
i
L
l
N
n
O
o
s
T
t
( f +1 )
Setting FONT
C
S
>b
Symbols
Group
A
F
B
G
C
H
D
I
>e
Symbols
E
NOTE:
•
•
•
•
You can also display the symbols by pressing h / b.
To go to the next group, press h.
To skip to a different group, press the corresponding character key of the group.
You can also scroll the symbols in each group by pressing the corresponding character
key of the group repeatedly.
>e
a
r
>B
DESIGNING LABELS
A
R
NOTE:
• To cancel operations, press d.
• To delete entries backward, press d.
• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while holding
down f and d, press a to turn the machine back on.
Finally, release f and d.
Caps key
Space key
h
Group
You can also display the languages and units by pressing the corresponding Num keys (1-3).
Accent key
Symbol key
Label image
Set the unit (mm/inch)
Backspace key
The LCD shows one row of 8 characters; however,
the text that you enter can be up to 55 characters in length.
Use either 9 mm or 12 mm wide tape for two line texts.
Display
Choose a unit with b and press e.
Enter key
Num keys/Function shortcuts
Press a to turn on/off the machine.
The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed
within 5 minutes.
j
Making TWO LINE TEXT
Cursor
Function
Style
Switching UPPER CASE/LOWER CASE
and then press a.
Size
"
Print head
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it
snaps into place.
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• Be sure to remove the paper tab when installing a new tape cassette.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to
wind the toothed wheel in the direction of the
arrow on the cassette.
• Use only Brother TZ/TZe tapes with this
machine.
Attach the back cover by inserting the two hooks at the bottom into the slots on the
machine, then pushing down firmly on the cover until it snaps into place.
After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (see FEEDING) once and then push in the
tape cutter lever to cut the tape.
2
108 mm (W) ✕ 196 mm (D) ✕ 55 mm (H)
335 g (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Brother TZ/TZe tape
6 mm / 9 mm / 12 mm (width)
TC-5 (replacement)
Insert six new AAA-size (LR03) alkaline batteries, with the +/- terminals positioned as
shown in diagram 2-1.
Always replace all six batteries at the same time using brand new ones.
f>f/b
>e>f/b
>e
OKLAHOMA
"
f>f/b
UNDL (Underline)
ROUND
BANNER
WOODEN
VINE
f>f/b
>e>f/b
>e
AUTO automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
SIZE1
SIZE2
SIZE3
>e
(f+5)
Setting TAB
NOTE:
"
• Two line texts are printed in SIZE1 regardless of the setting.
• Only AUTO, SIZE1 and SIZE2 can be used on 6mm tapes.
U
u
Setting STYLE
Y
y
Z
z
"
NORMAL
abc
>e>f/b
BOLD
OUTLINE
>e
SHADOW
NOTE: • You can also display the characters by pressing g / b.
• To go to the next letter group, press g.
> f > f/b
>e
Label image
(f+3)
f>f/b
b
ITALIC
I+BOLD (ITALIC + BOLD)
I+OUTL (ITALIC + OUTLINE)
I+SHADOW (ITALIC + SHADOW)
VERTICAL
MIRROR
>e>b
>e
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to AUTO, press any alphabet key or i.
(f+8)
"
f>f/b
LCD
Application
VCR VHS
FD 3.5"
CD CASE
VCR VHS
3.5" Floppy Disk
CD
>e>f/b
Length
LCD
>e
Application
Length
140mm FILE TAB
File Tab
68mm
AUDIO
Audio Cassette
100mm VIDEO 8 VCR 8mm (Video 8)
70mm
89mm
92mm
d
(f+0)
To CLEAR
Tab
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
NOTE:
f > f/b
(f+7)
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
SIZE5
"
Using AUTO FORMAT
Example: To set a tab between “abc” and “d”
SIZE4
Setting LABEL LENGTH (AUTO/40 - 300mm)
NOTE:
No underline or frame is set to texts in VERTICAL style.
NOTE:
"
>e>f/b
OFF
(f+2)
Setting SIZE
(f + 4 )
Setting UNDERLINE/FRAME
All text and settings will be cleared.
Setting TAB LENGTH (0 - 100mm)
(f + 6 )
"
f > f/b
NOTE:
You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
>e>b
"
f > f/b
>e
>e
• To skip to a different letter group, press the corresponding
character key.
• You can also scroll the characters in each letter group by pressing
NOTE:
the corresponding character key repeatedly.
CHAIN 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>.
PRINTING
(f+c)
TEXT PREVIEW
NOTE:
You can preview the text before printing.
"
NOTE:
f > f/b
( f +i )
NOTE:
c
( f +. )
"
f>f/b
>e>f/b
>e
25mm
Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centred in the label.
HALF
NARROW
25mm
12mm
12mm
f > f/b
4mm 4mm
"
>
>e
>e
>b
>e
f/b
>e
>b
>e
>e
>b
>e
"
f/b
NOTE:
• When the memory is full, delete one or more files and then store the new file.
• You can also choose a file number by pressing the corresponding Num key (1-9).
(f +, )
FUNCTION SHORTCUTS (F+...)
In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, GL100 provides you with function
shortcuts so you can easily jump to a frequently used function just by pressing f and the
shortcut key shown in the table below. To confirm, press e (or the shortcut key again).
Key LCD message
1
"
2
NOTE:
f/b
"
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
> f > f/b
>e
>e>
An error occurred.
BATTERY
The batteries are weak.
BATTERY
The batteries are empty.
FULL
The maximum number of characters (55 characters)
have already been entered or the memory is full.
LONG TXT
The text length exceeds the selected label length.
TROUBLESHOOTING
To DELETE;
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
f/b
f > f/b
ERROR
To RECALL;
• When the tape margin is set to CHAIN, 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.
• When the tape margin is set to FULL/HALF/NARROW, cut along the printed dots (:) with
scissors to separate the labels.
b
ERROR MESSAGE LIST
You can store up to 9 frequently used text files and recall them to create labels more
quickly and easily.
"
(f + , )
> e > f/b
> f/b
MEMORY (F+9)
To STORE;
ABC
DEF
(feed & cut)
Print Option/NUMBERING
FULL/HALF/NARROW is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
NOTE:
FULL
ABC
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
e
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-right corner of the machine.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message PRINT or FEED is
displayed.
ABC
Print Option/REPEAT PRINTING
NOTE:
TAPE MARGIN
ABC
(feed & cut)
"
>e
PRINTING
"
<e.g. 2>
ABC
• The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (mm/inch), then returns to the original
text.
• Only the text can be previewed, but not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any additional features.
f > f/b
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.
CHAIN
<e.g. 1>
>e
FEEDING (TAPE FEED)
"
• Two line texts are printed in NORMAL regardless of the setting.
• Use clear tape in MIRROR, so the labels appear on the other side when stuck on glass,
windows or other transparent surfaces.
>e>
> f/b
3
4
>e
5
• The last number that will be printed must be larger than the number selected in the text,
otherwise the message ERROR appears.
• When the tape margin is set to CHAIN, 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.
• When the tape margin is set to FULL/HALF/NARROW, cut along the printed dots (:) with
scissors to separate the labels.
7
6
FONT
SIZE
STYLE
UNDL/FRM
TAB
TAB LEN
LENGTH
NOTE:
NOTE:
Function
Character font
Character size
Print style
Underline/Frame
Tab setting
Tab length
Label length
Key LCD message
8
9
0
.
,
c
i
A/F
MEMORY
CLEAR
MARGIN
PRINT OP
PREVIEW
FEED
Function
Auto Format
Memory
Clear text + style
Tape margin
Repeat/Numbering
Text preview
Tape feed
• PRINT OP contains two functions, REPEAT PRINTING and NUMBERING.
• For PREVIEW and FEED, press e to preview/feed after the LCD message appears.
You can also refer to the chart indicated on the back of the machine.
Problem
Solution
The display stays blank after you
have turned on the machine.
• Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the adapter is correctly connected.
The machine does not print, or the
printed characters are blurred.
• Check that the tape cassette has been inserted
correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check that the character size is appropriate for the
width of the tape that is used.
The printed characters are not
formed properly.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
Striped tape appears.
• The tape cassette is empty. Replace it.
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-anddown motion.
• The print head can be cleaned more easily if the
optional print head cleaning cassette (TZ/TZe-CL3)
is used.
The machine has “locked up” (i.e.,
nothing happens when a key is
pressed, even though the machine is
on).
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding down
f and d, press a to turn the machine back
on. Finally, release f and d.
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.
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