BRK electronic 4120B Smoke Alarm User Manual

PT-7500/7600 User's Guide (English)
LW2458001
Printed in China
LW2458001
7500/7600
USER´S GUIDE
• Read this User’s Guide before you start using your P-touch.
• Keep this User’s Guide in a handy place for future reference.
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Before Using Your P-touch
Thank you for purchasing the PT-7500/7600.
Your new P-touch is an easy to operate, feature packed labelling system that makes
creating professional, high quality labels a breeze. In addition to easy label creation via
pre-formatted label layouts, the P-touch editing software features advanced label
formatting, block formats, bar codes and auto-numbering functions.
Safety precautions
To prevent injury and damage, important notes are explained using various symbols.
The symbols and their meanings are as follows:
WARNING
Tells you what to do to avoid the risk of injury.
CAUTION
Tells you about procedures you must follow to prevent damage to the P-touch.
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 this part of the product.
Mandatory action
Unplugging
Safety alert
Alerts to the possibility of electrical
shock
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WARNING
Rechargeable battery pack (for PT-7600 only)
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, heat, damage, and electric shock.
Do not use this P-touch with any
rechargeable battery pack other than that
specified.
To recharge the rechargeable battery pack,
insert the rechargeable battery pack into the
P-touch, and then use AD-18U or AD-18E
designed specifically for this P-touch.
Do not insert or use the rechargeable battery
pack in any equipment other than the Ptouch. Do not directly connect it to a power
supply, car cigarette lighter or electrical
outlet.
Do not expose the rechargeable battery pack
or the P-touch with the rechargeable battery
pack installed to pressure, heat, electric
charge or microwaves.
Do not place the rechargeable battery pack
or the P-touch with the rechargeable battery
pack installed near a fire or in a location
exposed to heat or high temperatures (for
example, near a flame or stove, in the sun, or
in a location where the temperature is 60 °C
or more, such as in a hot car).
Do not allow the rechargeable battery pack
to get wet.
Do not short-circuit the terminals of the
rechargeable battery pack or the P-touch
with the rechargeable battery pack installed,
such as with a metal object.
Do not pierce the external casing of the
rechargeable battery pack in any way.
Take care to prevent damage to the
rechargeable battery pack, or the P-touch
with the rechargeable battery pack installed.
Do not disassemble or alter the rechargeable
battery pack or the P-touch with the
rechargeable battery pack installed.
Do not use a damaged or deformed
rechargeable battery pack.
Do not use in a corrosive environment (for
example, exposed to salty air or salt water,
or acidic, alkaline or corrosive gas).
Do not insert or remove the rechargeable
battery pack when the AC adapter is
connected.
AC adapter
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, damage, electric shock, or failure.
Use only the AC adapter (AD-18U or AD18E) designed exclusively for your P-touch.
Failure to observe this may result in an
accident or damage. Brother shall not
assume any responsibility for any accident
or damage resulting from not using the
specified AC adapter.
Unplug the power cord immediately and
stop using the machine during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
Do not touch the AC adapter or power plug
with wet hands.
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Do not use the AC adapter in places of high
humidity such as bathrooms.
Do not use a damaged power cord.
Do not overload the power outlet.
Do not place heavy objects on, damage or
modify the power cord or plug. Do not
forcibly bend or pull the power cord.
Do not drop, hit or otherwise damage the
AC adapter.
Make sure that the plug is fully inserted in
the power outlet. Do not use an outlet that is
loose.
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WARNING
Batteries (Alkaline/Rechargeable)
Follow these guidelines to avoid leakage, or damage to the batteries.
Do not use metallic articles, such as
tweezers or a metallic pen, when
exchanging the batteries.
Do not charge the batteries in high
temperature locations.
Do not throw into fire, heat up, or
disassemble the battery.
If battery fluid comes into contact with skin
or clothes, wash the affected areas
thoroughly with clean water. Battery fluid is
harmful to skin.
If the batteries leak, make sure the fluid does
not come into contact with your eyes, as this
may result in loss of eyesight. If contact
does occur, flush eyes with clean water and
seek medical attention urgently.
If the batteries begin to emit an odour,
overheat, discolour, deform, or any other
change occurs during use, charging, or
storage, remove the batteries immediately
and discontinue use.
P-touch
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, damage, electric shock, and choking.
Do not allow the P-touch to get wet in any
way.
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.
Print head
Do not use the P-touch with a foreign object in
it. If water, metallic substance or any foreign
object enters the P-touch, disconnect the AC
adapter and remove battery, and contact the
retail outlet where the P-touch was purchased
or your local authorized service centre.
Do not disassemble the P-touch. For
inspection, adjustment, and repair of the Ptouch, contact the retail outlet where the Ptouch was purchased or your local
authorized service centre.
Plastic bags are used in the packaging of
your machine. To avoid danger of
suffocation, keep these bags away from
babies and children.
Disconnect the AC adapter and remove
battery immediately and stop using when
you notice abnormal odour, heat,
discolouration, deformation or anything
unusual while using or storing it.
To prevent damage, do not drop or hit the
machine.
Do not touch the blade of the cutter unit.
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CAUTION
Tape Cutter
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury and damage of the P-touch.
Do not open the tape compartment cover
when operating the cutter unit.
Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter
unit.
AC adapter
If you do not intend using the P-touch for an
extended period of time, please disconnect
the AC adapter from the power outlet and
the P-touch to avoid battery leakage or loss
of charge.
Always hold the plug when disconnecting
the power cord from the power outlet.
Batteries
Follow these guidelines to avoid liquid leakage, heat or rupture of the batteries.
Do not use old and new batteries together.
Do not mix alkaline batteries with other type
batteries.
Do not let the batteries get wet.
Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
If you do not intend using the P-touch for an
extended period of time, please remove the
battery to avoid battery leakage or loss of
charge.
P-touch
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury and damage of the P-touch.
Place the P-touch on a flat, stable surface
such as a desk.
Do not leave the P-touch within reach of
children with the back cover open.
Do not place any heavy objects on top of the
P-touch. Do not press on the LCD screen.
Tape
Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may unpeel or
become irremovable, the colour of the label may change or be transferred to other objects.
Before applying the label, check the environmental condition and the material.
Memory
Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch, or when the
batteries expires and the power is disconnected.
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.
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General Precautions
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Do not use the P-touch in any way or for any purpose not described in this guide.
Doing so may result in accidents or damage to the machine.
Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, or
USB port (for PT-7600 only), etc.
Do not touch the print head with your fingers. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab)
when cleaning the print head or the optional print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4)
when cleaning the print head.
Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft,
dry cloth.
Do not place the P-touch/battery in direct sunlight or rain, near heaters or other hot
appliances, in any location exposed to extremely high or low temperatures (e.g. on
the dashboard or in the back of your car), high humidity, or dusty locations.
Standard operating temperature range: 10°C to 35°C.
Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,
otherwise the machine may be stained.
Depending on the environmental conditions and the applied settings, some
characters or symbols may be difficult to read.
Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. 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 may be damaged.
Make sure that the release lever is up when closing the back cover. The back cover
cannot be closed if the release lever is pressed down.
Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette or without a tape cassette set
in the P-touch. Doing so will damage the print head.
Do not attempt to cut tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape.
It is recommended that you use the USB cable supplied with the P-touch. Should
another USB cable need to be used, ensure it is of high quality construction (for
PT-7600 only).
Be careful not to scratch the CD-ROM. Do not place the CD-ROM in any location
exposed to high or low temperatures. Do not place heavy objects on the CD-ROM
or bend it (for PT-7600 only).
The software on the CD-ROM is intended for use with the P-touch and may be
installed on more than one PC (for PT-7600 only).
We strongly recommend that you read this User's Guide carefully before using
your P-touch, and then keep it nearby for future reference.
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Contents
Before Using Your P-touch ............................................................. i
Safety precautions ..........................................................................................i
General Precautions ...................................................................... v
1. Getting Started ..............................................................1
Unpacking Your P-touch ............................................................... 1
General Description ...................................................................... 3
Top view & bottom view ...............................................................................3
Keyboard & LCD screen ..............................................................................4
Back light ......................................................................................................5
Power Supply ................................................................................. 5
AC Adapter ...................................................................................................5
Batteries ........................................................................................................6
Rechargeable battery pack (for PT-7600 only) ............................................7
Tape Cassettes ............................................................................... 9
Installing a tape cassette ...............................................................................9
Turning the P-touch On/Off ........................................................ 12
Changing the Language ................................................................ 12
2. Label Type Modes ........................................................13
Selecting a Label Type Mode ....................................................... 13
Normal and Vertical Modes ......................................................... 13
Rotate and Rotate & Repeat Modes ............................................. 14
Flag Mode .................................................................................... 15
Port and Panel1 Modes ................................................................ 16
Panel2 Mode ................................................................................ 17
3. Basic Functions ............................................................19
Performing Basic Operations ....................................................... 19
Choosing functions, parameters, settings and groups ................................19
Choosing the default setting .......................................................................19
Confirming a choice ....................................................................................19
Cancelling a choice ....................................................................................19
Inputting Label Data .................................................................... 20
Entering and editing text .............................................................................20
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Entering an accented character ..................................................................22
Entering a bar code ....................................................................................23
Entering a symbol .......................................................................................25
Formatting the Label .................................................................... 28
Specifying a label length .............................................................................28
Specifying a margin size .............................................................................28
Framing the text ..........................................................................................29
Specifying the character size ......................................................................30
Specifying the character width ...................................................................31
Specifying the character style .....................................................................32
Using the pre-formatted Auto Format templates ........................................33
Printing Labels ............................................................................. 34
Previewing the label layout ........................................................................34
Feeding tape ...............................................................................................35
Printing a label ...........................................................................................35
Using special printing functions .................................................................35
Storing and Recalling Files ........................................................... 39
Storing label text .........................................................................................39
Recalling text that has been stored .............................................................40
Deleting text that has been stored ...............................................................40
4. Machine Adjustments ..................................................42
Selecting how tape is fed and cut ................................................................42
Adjusting the display contrast .....................................................................42
Using the Auto Reduction function .............................................................43
Calibrating the label length ........................................................................43
Updating the PERSONAL symbol category ..............................................44
Changing the units of measure ...................................................................44
Displaying version information ..................................................................44
Cleaning ...................................................................................... 45
Cleaning the print head, rollers and tape cutter ........................................45
5. Using P-touch With a Computer (for PT-7600 only) ...47
Installing the Software & Printer Driver ...................................... 47
Introduction ................................................................................................47
System requirements ...................................................................................48
Installing P-touch Editor 5.0 and the Printer driver ..................................48
Uninstalling P-touch Editor 5.0 ..................................................................53
Uninstalling / Replacing the printer driver ................................................53
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Using P-touch Editor 5.0 .............................................................. 54
Starting P-touch Editor ...............................................................................55
Layout window ............................................................................................57
Starting P-touch Editor Help ......................................................................59
Transferring Data To/From a Computer ...................................... 61
Entering Transfer mode ..............................................................................61
How to use P-touch Transfer Manager & P-touch Library ........... 62
Starting up P-touch Transfer Manager ......................................................62
Transferring label templates from the PC ..................................................64
Adding a user-defined character image to the text .....................................66
Using template data ....................................................................................66
Using downloaded database data ...............................................................68
Backing up label templates .........................................................................70
Starting up the P-touch Library ..................................................................72
Searching labels ..........................................................................................72
6. Appendix .....................................................................74
Resetting the P-touch ................................................................... 74
Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 74
Error Message List ........................................................................ 76
Machine Specifications ................................................................ 81
Main Unit ....................................................................................................81
Operating Environment: Windows® (for PT-7600 only) ...........................83
Accessories .................................................................................. 83
Index ........................................................................................... 88
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Getting Started
Getting Started
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Unpacking Your P-touch
Check that the package contains the following before using your P-touch.
PT-7600
P-touch
Rechargeable battery pack (BA-7000)
TZ tape cassette
Strap belt
CD-ROM
User's Guide
USB cable
AC adapter (AD-18U or AD-18E)
(The design of the adapter may differ by country.)
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PT-7500
P-touch
Strap belt
TZ tape cassette
User's Guide
AC adapter (AD-18U or AD-18E)
(The design of the adapter may differ by country.)
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Getting Started
General Description
Top view & bottom view
Top view
Display
Tape cutter button
Keyboard
AC adapter connector
USB port
(for PT-7600 only)
Back cover
Release lever
Battery compartment
Print head
Tape cassette compartment
Tape exit slot
Bottom view
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Keyboard & LCD screen
PT-7600 is shown here.
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1 Left text alignment (page 33)
2 Centre text alignment (page 33)
3 Right text alignment (page 33)
4 Justified text alignment
(page 33)
5 Bold text style (page 32)
6 Outline text style (page 32)
7 Italic text style (page 32)
8 Frame (page 29)
9 Low battery indicator (page 7)
0 Block number (page 21)
A Label Type setting (page 13)
B Width setting (page 31)
C Size setting (pages 30 & 31)
D Length setting (page 28)
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E Caps mode (page 20)
F Insert mode (page 21)
G Shift mode (page 20)
H Code mode (page 20)
I Power key (page 12)
J Backspace key
(pages 19 & 22)
K Arrow keys (page 19)
L Return key (pages 19 & 21)
M Global format key (page 30)
N PF keys (page 33) (PT-7600)
Auto Format keys (page 33)
(PT-7500)
O Feed key (page 35)
P Print key (page 35)
Q Label Type (page 13)
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Press g and f to turn on or turn off the back light. The back light can be used when
you wish to see the display more clearly. The default setting is ON.
☞ Power can be saved when the back light is turned off.
Power Supply
The P-touch can be supplied with two or three power supply options.
PT-7500
PT-7600
AC adapter
(page 5)
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Batteries
(page 6)
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Rechargeable battery pack*
(page 7)
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*The rechargeable battery pack is a consumable product. There is no guarantee against its
deterioration during storage.
Use the power supply best suited to your needs. For details on each power supply, refer
to the following description below.
AC Adapter
Connecting the AC adapter
When printing a large number of labels or labels that contain a large amount of text, it
may be useful to connect the P-touch to a standard electrical outlet using the AC adapter.
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Getting Started
Back light
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Notes on the AC adapter
☞ Only use the AC adapter designed exclusively for this machine.
☞ Disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use this P-touch for an extended
period of time. When the power is disconnected, all text shown in the display and stored
in the memory will be lost.
Batteries
Installing the batteries
This machine has been designed to allow you to change the batteries quickly and easily.
With batteries installed, this compact and portable machine can be used anywhere.
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Notes on batteries
☞ This P-touch requires six AA-size batteries (LR6). Rechargeable (Ni-MH)
batteries can be used instead of six alkaline batteries.
☞ The rechargeable batteries cannot be recharged by leaving them in the P-touch with the
AC adapter connected. Instead, recharge the rechargeable batteries by using a battery
charger designed specifically for the type of rechargeable batteries used. For more
details on the rechargeable batteries, refer to the instructions provided with them.
☞ Do not use any of the following, otherwise battery leakage or damage may occur.
• Manganese batteries
• A combination of new and used batteries
• A combination of batteries of different types (alkaline and Ni-MH), different
manufacturers or different models
• A combination of recharged and uncharged batteries
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☞ Make sure that the batteries are inserted so that their poles point in the correct direction.
With batteries installed, the P-touch determines the remaining battery charge during
printing and feeding. If a low battery charge is detected, the low battery indicator ())
comes on. When this occurs, be sure to replace the batteries. The low battery indicator
may not come on in some operating conditions.
☞ Before replacing the batteries, make sure that the P-touch is turned off. In addition, when
replacing the batteries, insert the new ones within two minutes of removing the old ones,
otherwise the text shown in the display and any text stored in the memory will be lost.
☞ If you do not intend to use this P-touch for an extended period of time, remove the
batteries. When the power is disconnected, all text shown in the display and stored in the
memory will be lost.
Rechargeable battery pack (for PT-7600 only)
The machine has a rechargeable battery pack that allows you to use it anywhere when
charged, and an AC adapter that allows you to use it while connected to an electrical
outlet when the rechargeable battery pack’s charge becomes low.
☞ If you do not use the rechargeable battery pack frequently, you can increase its
useable life by charging it every six months.
Installing the rechargeable battery pack
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Charging the rechargeable battery pack
Insert the plug on the AC adapter cord into the connector on the machine and
insert the AC adapter plug into a standard electrical outlet. While the rechargeable
battery pack is charging, the charging indicator light lights up. Charging time is approx.
3 hours. The charging indicator light turns off when charging is completed.
Charging indicator light
Replacing the rechargeable battery pack
If you use your P-touch frequently, you will generally need to replace the rechargeable
battery pack after approximately one year. While the replacement period varies
depending on the conditions of use, you should replace the pack when it shows signs of
holding a reduced charge. Be sure to replace it with the specified rechargeable battery
pack (BA-7000).
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☞ Be sure to use the suggested AC adapter (AD-18U or AD-18E)
☞ Connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch to use it immediately after purchase or
when the rechargeable battery pack’s charge becomes low.
☞ Disconnect power to the P-touch when installing or removing the rechargeable battery
pack.
☞ Be sure to charge the rechargeable battery pack before using the P-touch.
☞ The rechargeable battery pack may not be charged sufficiently when the power supply is
less than the rated voltage.
☞ Be sure to charge the new rechargeable battery pack for 3 hours after replacement.
☞ Be sure to dispose of the expired rechargeable battery pack as directed by local
regulations for the disposal of nickel metal hydride batteries.
Tape Cassettes
Installing a tape cassette
This machine has been designed to allow you to change the tape cassettes quickly and
easily. TZ tape cassettes are available for this machine in a wide variety of types, colours
and sizes, enabling you to make distinctive colour-coded and stylized labels.
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Notes on the rechargeable battery pack
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Notes on tape cassettes
☞ Before installing the tape cassette, make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape
guides.
☞ If the tape cassette to be installed has an ink ribbon and the ink ribbon is loose, use your
finger to wind the toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on the cassette until there
is no slack in the ribbon.
Toothed wheel
End of the tape
Tape guide
☞ When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the inner ribbon does not catch on the
corner of the metal guide.
☞ After installing a tape cassette, press f once to remove any slack in the tape, and then
press the tape cutter button to cut off the excess tape.
☞ Always cut off the tape before removing it from the machine. If the tape is pulled on
before being cut off, the tape cassette may be damaged.
Strong Adhesive Tape
☞ For textured, rough, or slipping surface, we recommend using Strong Adhesive Tape.
☞ Although the instruction sheet included with the Strong Adhesive Tape
cassette recommends cutting the tape with scissors, the tape cutter that
this P-touch is equipped with is able to cut Strong Adhesive Tape.
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☞ For applications that require more flexible labels, such as around sharp bends and
cylindrical objects, we recommend using Flexible ID Tape.
☞ Labels made with Flexible ID Tape are not designed for use as electrical insulation.
☞ When wrapping labels around cylindrical objects, the diameter of the object should be at
least 3 mm, otherwise the label should be wrapped as a flag and the FLAG Label Type
mode should be used. In addition, the overlapping ends of the label or the label flag
should be at least 5 mm.
☞ The label may peel off cylindrical objects if the object is bent after the label is affixed.
Overlap > 5 mm
Diameter > 3 mm
Overlap > 5 mm
Diameter > 3 mm
Flag > 5 mm
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Flexible ID Tape
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Turning the P-touch On/Off
Press o to turn on or turn off the P-touch.
If the P-touch is powered by the AC adaptor or batteries, the previous session’s text is
displayed when the P-touch is turned on again. This feature allows you to stop work on a
label, turn off the machine, and return to it later without having to re-enter the text.
Regardless of whether the P-touch is being operated from battery or the AC adapter, the
machine will automatically turn off if no key is pressed or no operation is performed for
5 minutes.
Changing the Language
The language of the menus, settings and messages can be changed by selecting
ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS, ESPAÑOL, PORTUGUÊS, DEUTSCH, NEDERLANDS,
ITALIANO, DANSK, SVENSKA, NORSK, or SUOMI. (The default setting is
ENGLISH.)
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Press g, then Z.
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Press l or r until LANGUAGE is displayed.
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Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
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Label Type Modes
Pressing a allows you to select one of the two regular modes for designing and printing
your own custom labels, or any of the six special modes available for printing labels preformatted for identifying patch panels, cables, connectors and other components.
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Press a.
2
Press u or d (or continue pressing a) until the desired mode is
displayed. (For details on each Label Type mode, refer to the sections below.)
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Press n to apply the selected Label Type mode.
• If NORMAL or VERTICAL was selected, continue entering the label text as
described in chapter 3, Basic Functions.
• If ROTATE, R & REP., PORT, PANEL1, PANEL2 or FLAG was selected,
continue with the following steps.
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Press l or r until the desired parameter is displayed.
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Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed (or use the number keys
to type in the desired setting).
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Press n to apply the selected settings.
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Type the text for each label in a separate text block.
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Print the labels.
• To print a single copy of each label, press p.
• To print multiple copies or several copies while increasing certain characters, or to
print using any other special printing function, press g, then a and choose
your options. (For details, refer to Using special printing functions on page 35.)
Normal and Vertical Modes
NORMAL
ABCDE
VERTICAL
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B
C
D
E
Labels printed using the Normal and Vertical Label Type
modes can be formatted and printed to fit any need.
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Label Type Modes
Selecting a Label Type Mode
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After selecting the Label Type mode NORMAL or VERTICAL, the label text can be
entered, formatted, printed and cut as usual. With the Normal Label Type mode, the
entered text is printed horizontally along the label. With the Vertical Label Type mode,
the entered text is printed vertically along the label.
Rotate and Rotate & Repeat Modes
Labels printed using these Label Type modes can be
wrapped around cables and wires to mark them. With both
of these modes, the text is rotated 90° anti-clockwise and
each text block printed on a separate label as shown below.
With the Rotate & Repeat mode, the text is printed
repeatedly along the length of the label so that it can easily
be read from any angle.
Rotate
Block length
Block length
Block length
Block length
Block length
Block length
Rotate
&
Repeat
After selecting the ROTATE or R & REP. Label Type mode, specify the length of each
label and a frame style if desired.
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BL. LEN. (block length):
20.0 to 200.0 mm
Default: 30.0 mm
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FRAME:
OFF, 1 ,
Default: OFF
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☞ A single block of text can contain a maximum of 7 text lines, and with the R & REP.
Label Type mode, only the text lines that fit within the label are printed.
☞ For labels to be attached to cables and wires, we recommend using Flexible ID Tape.
When wrapping Flexible ID Tape around cylindrical objects, the diameter of the
object should be at least 3 mm, otherwise the FLAG Label Type mode should be
used. In addition, the overlapping ends of the label or the flag length should be at least
5 mm.
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Flag Mode
ROTATE
set to
OFF
Label Type Modes
Labels printed using this Label Type mode can be wrapped
around cable or wire with the ends stuck together to form a
flag. With the FLAG Label Type mode, each block of text
is printed at both ends of separate labels. The length of the
unprinted part of this label is equal to the circumference of
the cable or wire. In addition, the text can be printed
horizontally or rotated 90°.
ROTATE
set to
ON
Flag
length
Flag
Flag
diameter length
Flag
length
Flag
Flag
diameter length
After selecting the FLAG Label Type mode, specify the length and diameter of the flag,
a frame style if desired, and whether or not to rotate the text.
●
FLAG (flag diameter):
0.0 to 100.0 mm
Default: 7.0 mm
●
FLAG LEN (flag length):
10.0 to 200.0 mm
Default: 30.0 mm
●
FRAME:
OFF, 1 ,
Default: OFF
●
ROTATE:
OFF, ON
Default: OFF
2
,
3
,
4
☞ A single block of text can contain a maximum of 7 text lines.
☞ For labels to be attached to cables and wires, we recommend using Flexible ID Tape.
To wrap Flexible ID Tape around cylindrical objects, use the FLAG Label Type
mode when the diameter of the object is less than 3 mm. In addition, the flag length
should be at least 5 mm.
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Port and Panel1 Modes
Labels printed using these Label Type modes can be used to identify various
components or panels.
With the Port Label Type mode, each block of
the text is printed on a separate label, making
these labels useful for identifying different
components or ports that are not equally spaced.
With the Panel1 Label Type mode, all blocks of
the text are evenly spaced on a single label,
making this label useful for a row of equally
spaced switches, fuses or connectors on a patch
panel. In addition, the text blocks can be printed
in the order that they were typed in or in the
opposite order.
IN ORDER
REVERSE
Port
Block length
Block length
Block length
Panel1
(PRINT set to
IN ORDER)
Panel1
(PRINT set
to REVERSE)
Block length
Block length
Block length
Block length
After selecting the PORT or PANEL1 Label Type mode, specify the length of each text
block or label, and select a frame style if desired. For the PANEL1 Label Type mode,
select whether the text blocks are printed in the order that they were typed in or in the
reverse order.
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●
BL. LEN. (block length):
* For the PORT Label Type mode:
20.0 to 200.0 mm
Default: 30.0 mm
* For the PANEL1 Label Type mode:
6.0 to 200.0 mm
Default: 30.0 mm
●
FRAME:
* For the PORT Label Type mode:
OFF, 1
,2
,3
,4
Default: OFF
* For the PANEL1 Label Type mode:
OFF, 1
,2
,3
,
4
,5
,6
,
7
,8
,9
Default: OFF
●
PRINT (print order):
IN ORDER, REVERSE
Default: IN ORDER
Label Type Modes
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☞ For these types of labels, we recommend using Strong Adhesive Tape.
☞ The PRINT parameter is only available with the PANEL1 Label Type mode.
☞ By using the Numbering function with the PANEL1 Label Type mode, a single label
containing multiple blocks of ascending characters can easily be created, for example,
to label patch panels as shown above. (For details on the Numbering function, refer to
Printing multiple copies with incremental characters on page 36.)
Panel2 Mode
Specifying a fixed length for each block makes
this label useful for a row of switches (for
example, in a switchboard) or a patch panel. In
addition, the text blocks can be printed in the
order that they were typed in or in the opposite
order, or the text can be printed rotated 90°.
Panel2
Block 1
Block length
(Length × Multiple)
Block 2
Block 3
Block length
Block length
(Length × Multiple)
(Length × Multiple)
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●
●
BLOCK:
1 to 50 blocks
Default: 1
LENGTH:
6.0 to 200.0 mm
Default: 17.5mm
MULTIPLE:
x1 to x9
Default: 1
FRAME:
OFF, 1
4
,5
7
,8
Default: OFF
,2
,3
,6
,9
●
PRINT:
IN ORDER, REVERSE
Default: IN ORDER
●
ROTATE:
OFF, ON
Default: OFF
,
,
☞ The number of blocks can be specified or changed only with the BLOCK parameter.
Text blocks cannot be added or deleted in any other way.
☞ If the number of blocks specified in the PANEL2 Label Type mode is less than the
number of text blocks that have already been entered, entered text blocks are deleted.
If the specified number of blocks is greater than the number of entered text blocks,
text blocks are added.
☞ For these types of labels, we recommend using Strong Adhesive Tape.
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Basic Functions
Performing Basic Operations
Choosing functions, parameters, settings and groups
●
If “WX” appears, press l to select the previous item or r to select the next
item.
●
If “ T ” appears, press u to select the previous item or d to select the next
item.
S
●
Basic Functions
Choosing the default setting
To select the default setting of a function or parameter, press e.
Confirming a choice
●
To select an item from a list, to apply a selected setting, or to answer “yes”, press
n.
Cancelling a choice
●
To quit a function and return to the previous display without changing the text, or
to answer “no”, press b.
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Inputting Label Data
Entering and editing text
Entering characters
●
To type a lowercase letter, a number, a comma or a period, simply press the key for
that character.
●
To type an uppercase letter, press h to enter Shift mode, and then press the
applicable letter.
●
To type uppercase letters continuously, press g, then h to enter Caps mode,
and then type.
☞ To exit Shift mode without typing a letter, press h.
☞ To exit Caps mode, press g, then h.
☞ To type a lowercase letter in Caps mode, press h, then the applicable letter.
Entering spaces
●
To add a blank space to the text, press e.
Moving the cursor
Move the cursor in order to review and edit the text, or you can select the various
functions and settings.
●
To move the cursor left, right, up or down, press l, r, u or d.
●
To move the cursor to the beginning of the current line of text, press g, then l.
●
To move the cursor to the end of the current line of text, press g, then r.
●
To move the cursor to the beginning of the entered text, press g, then u.
●
To move the cursor to the end of the entered text, press g, then d.
☞ To move the cursor several characters or lines at once, hold down l, r, u or
d.
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Adding a new line of text
●
To end the current line of text and start a new one, press n. “
the end of the line.
” appears at
☞ The number of text lines that can be printed depends on the width of the tape.
Tape Width
Maximum Number of
Lines That Can Be Printed
6 mm
2
9 mm
2
12 mm
3
18 mm
5
24 mm
7
Adding a new text block
●
To create a new text block so that one section of the text can have a different
number of lines than another, press g, then n. “ ” appears at the end of
the block.
For example, text entered as shown below, will be printed as follows.
R
R2:456
R1:ABC_
----
☞
☞
☞
☞
--
1
NORMAL
2
A single label can only contain a maximum of fifty text blocks.
The number of the block that the cursor is in is indicated at the bottom of the display.
All text blocks have the same formatting features.
While trying to print a large amount of data at one time, some outputted labels may be
blank. For example, when printing 50 records, the maximum number of characters
that can be printed at one time is limited to approximately 200.
Inserting text
●
To insert the text that you type at the cursor’s current position, make sure that the
Insert indicator is displayed. Otherwise, press i to enter Insert mode.
●
To replace the text at the cursor’s current position instead of inserting it, press i
to exit Insert mode.
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Basic Functions
☞ The line number on the display indicates the line number of the text block.
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Deleting text
●
To remove characters to the left of the cursor’s current position, press b until all
of the characters that you wish to delete are removed.
●
To delete all of the text:
1
Press g, then b.
2
Press u or d to select either TEXT ONLY (to erase just the text) or
TEXT&FORMAT (to erase all of the text and return all formatting functions
to their default settings).
3
Press n.
Entering an accented character
There are various accented characters available with the Accent function.
The following accented characters are available.
Character
a
A
c
C
d
D
e
E
g
G
i
I
k
K
l
L
1
2
3
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Accented Characters
Character
n
N
o
O
r
R
s
S
t
T
u
U
y
Y
z
Z
Accented Characters
Press g, then s. The message “ACCENT a-z/A-Z?” appears.
Press the key corresponding with the desired accented character repeatedly, until
the correct character is displayed.
Add the accented character(s) to the text.
• To add a single accented character or the last one in a series, skip to step 5.
• To add a series of accented characters to the text, press g, then n.
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4
For each additional accented character, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5
Press n.
☞ To type in an uppercase accented character, press h (or press g, then h to enter
Caps mode) before pressing the letter key.
Entering a bar code
The Bar Code function allows bar codes to be printed as part of labels.
In addition, the various bar code parameters enable you to create more customized bar
codes.
Parameter
Settings
PROTOCOL
CODE 39, I-2/5, EAN13, EAN8, UPC-A,
UPC-E, CODABAR, EAN128, CODE128
WIDTH
(bar width)
SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE
UNDER#
(numbers printed below bar code)
ON, OFF
CHECK DIGIT
OFF, ON
☞ The CHECK DIGIT parameter is only available with the CODE 39, I-2/5 and
CODABAR protocols.
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Basic Functions
☞ Since this machine is not specifically designed for special bar code label-making,
some bar code readers may not be able to read the labels.
☞ Bar code readers may not be able to read bar codes printed with certain ink colours on
certain label tape colours. For best results, print bar code labels using black on white
tape.
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Setting bar code parameters
1
Press g, then c.
2
Press l or r until the parameter that you wish to change is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed.
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all parameters are set as you wish.
5
Press n.
Entering bar code data
1
Press c.
2
Type in the new bar code data or edit the old data.
3
Press n to add the bar code to the text.
☞ To add special characters to the bar code data (only with protocols CODE39,
CODABAR, EAN128 or CODE128), position the cursor below the character
immediately to the right of where you wish to add the special character, and then
press s. Press u or d until the desired control character is displayed, and
then press n to add the character to the data. (Refer to the tables below for a list
of the special characters that are available.)
☞ To change the data or WIDTH or UNDER# parameter settings of a bar code that has
already been added to the text, position the cursor below the bar code mark ( ), and
then press g, then c.
The following control characters can only be added to bar codes created using protocol
CODE39 or CODABAR.
CODE39
Symbol
Character
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Symbol
CODABAR
Character
Symbol
Character
Symbol
Character
/
0
–
4
/
0
–
3
1
.
5
+
1
$
4
.
2
(SPACE)
6
%
2
:
5
+
3
$
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The following special characters can only be added to bar codes created using protocols
EAN128 and CODE128.
Character
Symbol
0
(SPACE)
10
20
1
11
21
2
12
22
3
13
23
4
14
24
5
15
25
6
16
26
7
17
27
8
18
9
19
Symbol
28
Control Character
NUL
29
Character
Symbol
Symbol
42
Control Character
CR
Symbol
56
43
SO
57
30
SOH
44
SI
58
31
STX
45
DLE
59
32
ETX
46
DC1
60
33
EOT
47
DC2
61
34
ENQ
48
DC3
62
35
ACK
49
DC4
63
36
37
38
39
40
41
BEL
BS
HT
LF
VT
FF
50
51
52
53
54
55
NAK
SYN
ETB
CAN
EM
SUB
64
65
66
67
68
69
Character
Control Character
ESC
FS
GS
RS
US
DEL
FNC3
FNC2
FNC4
FNC1
Entering a symbol
There are 164 symbols and pictures available with the Symbol function.
1
Press s. The last category used is displayed.
2
Press u or d to select the desired category.
3
Press l or r until the desired symbol is selected.
4
Add the symbol(s) to the text.
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Symbol
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• To add a single symbol or the last one in a series, skip to step 6.
• To add a series of symbols to the text, press g, then n.
5
For each additional symbol, repeat steps 2 through 4.
6
Press n.
☞ A symbol can also be selected by typing in the corresponding code from the table
below. For example, typing “A02”, then pressing n adds “?” to the text.
The following symbols are available.
Category
Symbols
A
PUNCTUATION
B
C
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
®
©
™
BUSINESS
00
01
02
03
04
05
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
10
11
12
13
14
08
09
08
09
08
09
MATHEMATICS
D
BRACKET
E
F
ARROW
UNIT
G
INTERNATIONAL
CHARACTERS
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Category
H
NUMBER
I
Symbols
12 13 14
0
1
2
1
2
06
07
05
06
07
08
09
14
15
16
17
18
19
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
02
03
04
05
06
01
02
03
04
05
00
01
02
03
04
05
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
00
01
02
03
04
05
00
01
02
03
04
05
00
01
02
03
04
10
11
12
13
20
21
22
30
31
32
40
41
42
00
01
02
00
01
00
PICTOGRAPH
ELECTRICAL /
ELECTRONIC
K
PROHIBITION
L
WARNING
M
COMMUNICATIONS
N
AUDIO/VISUAL
06
27
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J
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Category
O
Symbols
OTHERS
00
Z
PERSONAL
CATEGORY
01
02
03
*A maximum of 16 most recently selected symbols are
automatically saved in the PERSONAL symbol category.
☞ Once the PERSONAL symbol category becomes full, newly selected symbols will
overwrite older ones unless the Symbol Save function is set to OFF. (Refer to
Updating the PERSONAL symbol category on page 44.)
Formatting the Label
Specifying a label length
The length of the label can be specified as follows.
1
Press g, then A.
2
Press l or r until LENGTH is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired label length is
displayed (or use the number keys to type in the
desired setting).
4
Press n.
6.0 to 999.9 mm
Specifying a margin size
The size of the margins for the left and right sides of the text can be specified.
1
Press g, then A.
2
Press l or r until MARGIN is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired margin
setting is displayed (or use the number keys to
type in the desired margin setting).
4
Press n.
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2.0 to 99.9 mm
2.0 to 99.9 mm
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Framing the text
1
Press g, then B.
2
Press u or d until the desired frame setting is displayed.
3
Press n. The selected setting is applied to the entire text.
The following frame styles are available.
Sample
Frame
Setting
1
8
2
9
3
10
4
11
5
12
6
13
7
14
Sample
Basic Functions
Frame
Setting
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Specifying the character size
The character size can be specified for all text in the label or only for the text in the line
that the cursor is in.
☞ With the default character size setting AUTO, the largest possible text size is
automatically selected depending on the width of the installed tape and the number of
lines in the text.
Formatting the Global character size of all text
1
Press t.
2
Press l or r until G. SIZE is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired character size setting is displayed.
4
Press n. The selected setting is applied to the entire text.
Formatting the character size of a line
1
Move the cursor to the line of text whose size you wish to change.
2
Press g, then E.
3
Press u or d until the desired character size setting is displayed.
4
Press n. The selected setting is only applied to the text line that the cursor is
positioned in.
☞ Since the text sizes that can be printed depends on the width of the tape, the following
table shows the maximum text size that can be used with each tape width.
Tape Width
Maximum Text Size
6 mm
12 points
9 mm
18 points
12 mm
24 points
18 mm
36 points
24 mm
48 points
☞ With the AUTO setting selected and the text in a block consisting of just one line of
only uppercase letters (and no accented letters), the text is printed slightly larger than
the maximum possible for the tape width.
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Specifying the character width
Formatting the Global width of all text
1
Press t.
2
Press l or r until G. WIDTH is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired character width setting is displayed.
4
Press n. The selected setting is applied to the entire text.
1
Move the cursor to the line of text whose character width you wish to change.
2
Press g, then E.
3
Press l or r until WIDTH is displayed.
4
Press u or d until the desired character width setting is displayed.
5
Press n. The selected setting is only applied to the text line that the cursor is
positioned in.
The following width sizes are available for each text size as shown.
Width
Size
NORMAL
NARROW
THIN
WIDE
48 points
36 points
24 points
18 points
12 points
9 points
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Formatting the width of a line
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Width
Size
NORMAL
NARROW
THIN
WIDE
6 points
Specifying the character style
Formatting the Global character style of all text
1
Press t.
2
Press l or r until G. STYLE is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired character style setting is displayed.
4
Press n. The selected setting is applied to the entire text.
Formatting the character style of a line
1
Move the cursor to the line of text whose character style you wish to change.
2
Press g, then D.
3
Press u or d until the desired character style setting is displayed.
4
Press n. The selected setting is only applied to the text line that the cursor is
positioned in.
The following text styles are available.
Style
Setting
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Sample
Style
Setting
NORMAL
ITALIC
BOLD
I+BOLD
(italic &
bold)
OUTLINE
I+OUTL
(italic &
outline)
Sample
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Specifying the alignment for all lines in the text
1
Press t.
2
Press l or r until ALIGN is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed.
4
Press n. The selected setting is applied to the entire text.
The following alignment settings are available.
LEFT
CENTRE
RIGHT
JUSTIFY
Various pre-formatted label templates are available, enabling you to quickly and easily
create labels for a variety of applications—from identifying the contents of boxes and
file folders to labelling equipment and making name badges and ID tags. After simply
selecting one of the ten label templates, type text into each of its fields, and then the label
is ready to be printed.
The following label templates are available.
Template
Name
Tape Width
Label Length
1 BIN BOX
18 mm × 69 mm
1 SYMBOL? 2 TEXT1?
3 TEXT2?
4 BAR CODE?
2
ASSET1
24 mm × 83 mm
1 TEXT1?
2 TEXT2?
3 BAR CODE?
3
ASSET2
24 mm × 79 mm
1 TEXT?
2 BAR CODE?
4
ASSET3
24 mm × 41 mm
1 TEXT?
2 BAR CODE?
5
ASSET4
24 mm × 55 mm
1 TEXT1?
3 TEXT3?
5 TEXT5?
2 TEXT2?
4 TEXT4?
6
ID
24 mm × 69 mm
1 TEXT1?
3 TEXT3?
2 TEXT2?
Key
Template Fields
Sample
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Basic Functions
Using the pre-formatted Auto Format templates
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Key
Template
Name
Tape Width
Label Length
7
SIGN
24 mm × 101 mm
Template Fields
Sample
1 SYMBOL? 2 TEXT1?
3 TEXT2?
8 N. BADGE 18 mm × 101 mm
1 NAME?
2 COMPANY?
9
FILING
12 mm × 88 mm
1 TITLE?
2 SUB-TITLE?
0
IC CHIP
9 mm × 25 mm
1 TEXT1?
2 TEXT2?
1
Press g, then the number key where the template that you wish to use is
assigned.
2
Press n. The first field for the selected template is displayed.
3
Press u or d to display each field, and then type in the text.
4
• To print a single copy, press p.
• To print multiple copies, several copies while increasing certain characters, or a
mirror image of the text, press g, then a. (For details, refer to Using
special printing functions on page 35.)
☞ Accented characters (page 22), symbols (page 25) and bar codes (page 23) can be
entered in the template fields.
☞ To quit using the template, display the last field, and then press n . The Auto
Format menu appears. Press u or d until FINISH appears, and then press
n.
Printing Labels
Previewing the label layout
The Preview function allows you to see a sample of the layout of the text.
●
To use the print preview, press g, then p. The length of the current label is
indicated in the lower-left corner of the display.
☞ To scroll the print preview left or right, press l or r.
☞ To return to the text, press n or b.
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Feeding tape
●
To feed out 23 mm of tape, press f. The message “FEED” is displayed.
☞ Press f to feed out any leftover printed tape after pressing o to quit printing.
Printing a label
●
To print out a label, press p. The message “WORKING”, then “COPIES”
followed by the number of the label being printed is displayed.
☞ To quit printing, press o to turn off the P-touch.
☞ When setting 3 (cut pause; chain printing) or 4 (no cut pause; chain printing) is
selected in the Cut function (page 42), “OK TO FEED?” will appear. Press n to
Using special printing functions
Various special printing functions are available that enable you to print multiple copies
of labels, print several copies while incrementing the values of certain characters, print
specific sections of label text, or print label text as a mirror image.
Printing multiple copies of a label
The Repeat Printing function allows you to print up to 99
copies of the same text.
ABC
ABC
ABC
1
Press g, then a.
2
Press l or r until COPIES is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired number of copies
is displayed (or use the number keys to type in the
desired setting).
4
Press n (or p). CONFIRM appears in the Print Option menu.
5
Press n (or p) to begin printing the specified number of copies. The
number of each copy is displayed while it is being printed.
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Basic Functions
feed. Or press b to return to the entering text mode.
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☞ If the Cut function is set to 1 or 3, the message “CUT TAPE TO CONTINUE”
appears after each label is printed. Press the tape cutter button to cut off the label and
continue printing.
☞ Be sure to cut the tape within 5 minutes from the time that the message appears.
☞ For the different options available for cutting the tape, refer to Selecting how tape is
fed and cut on page 42.
☞ To specify settings for additional Print Option functions, instead of continuing with
step 5, press u or d until CONTINUE is displayed in the Print Option
menu, and then press n.
Printing multiple copies with incremental characters
The Numbering function can be used to print several copies of
the same text while incrementing the values of certain
characters (letters, numbers or bar code data) after each label
is printed. This type of automatic incrementation is very
useful when printing serial number labels, production control
labels or other labels requiring ascending codes.
2A-C16
ABC
2A-C15
2A-C14
1
Press g, then a.
2
Press l or r until NUMBER is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired number of copies is displayed (or use the
number keys to type in the desired setting).
4
Press n. The message “START?” appears. (To specify only the character at
the cursor’s current position as the numbering field, press p, and then skip to
step 9.)
5
Press u, d, l or r until the first character that you wish to include in
the numbering field is flashing.
6
Press n. The message “END?” appears.
7
Press u, d, l or r until the last character that you wish to include in
the numbering field is flashing.
8
Press n. CONFIRM appears in the Print Option menu.
9
Press n (or p) to begin printing the specified number of labels. The
number of each copy is displayed while it is being printed.
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☞ If the Cut function is set to 1 or 3, the message “CUT TAPE TO CONTINUE”
appears after each label is printed. Press the tape cutter button to cut off the label and
continue printing.
☞ Be sure to cut the tape within 5 minutes from the time that the message appears.
☞ For the different options available for cutting the tape, refer to Selecting how tape is
fed and cut on page 42.
☞ Letters and numbers increase as shown below.
0 Î 1 Î ...9 Î 0 Î ...
A Î B Î ...Z Î A Î ...
a Î b Î ...z Î a Î ...
A0 Î A1 Î ...A9Î B0 Î ...
Spaces (shown as underlines “_” in the examples below) can be used to adjust the
space between characters or to control the number of digits that are printed.
_Z Î AA Î ...ZZÎ AA Î ...
_9 Î 10 Î ...99Î 00 Î ...
1_9Î 2_0 Î ...9_9Î0_0 Î ...
☞ Only one numbering field can be selected from any text.
☞ A numbering field must be located entirely within one line of text of a single block.
☞ A maximum of five characters can be selected for the numbering field.
☞ If you include a non-alphanumeric character such as a symbol in the numbering field,
only the letters and numbers in the numbering field will be increased when the labels
are printed, or just one label will be printed if the field only contains a nonalphanumeric character.
☞ To specify settings for additional Print Option functions, instead of continuing with
step 9, press u or d until CONTINUE is displayed in the Print Option
menu, and then press n.
☞ If a bar code is selected as the numbering field in step 5, skip steps 6 and 7,
and continue with step 8.
Printing a range of text blocks
The Block Printing function enables you to select the range of
text blocks to print.
ST
LM NOP
QR UVWX
1
Press g, then a.
2
Press l or r until the first number in the range
displayed below BLOCK NO. is flashing.
3
Press u or d until the desired block number is
displayed (or use the number keys to type in the desired setting).
NOP
QR
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Press r so that the second number in the range displayed below BLOCK NO.
is flashing.
5
Press u or d until the desired block number is displayed (or use the
number keys to type in the desired setting).
6
Press n (or p). CONFIRM appears in the Print Option menu.
7
Press n (or p) to begin printing the specified number of labels. The
number of each copy is displayed while it is being printed.
☞ To specify settings for additional Print Option functions, instead of continuing with
step 7, press u or d until CONTINUE is displayed in the Print Option
menu, and then press n.
Printing mirrored labels
This function prints your label so that the text can be read
from the adhesive side of the tape. If mirror-printed labels are
attached to glass or some other transparent material, they can
be read correctly from the opposite side.
ABC
ABC
OFF
1
Press g, then a.
2
Press l or r until MIRROR is displayed.
3
Press u or d until ON is displayed.
4
Press n (or p). CONFIRM appears in the Print Option menu.
5
Press n (or p) to begin printing the specified number of labels. The
number of each copy is displayed while it is being printed.
ON
☞ When using the Mirror Printing function, the text should be printed on clear tape.
☞ To specify settings for additional Print Option functions, instead of continuing with
step 5, press u or d until CONTINUE is displayed in the Print Option
menu, and then press n.
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Combining special printing functions
Many of the special printing functions can be combined,
depending on various conditions, such as which Label Type
mode is selected or whether a template is being used. For
example, by combining the operations for the Repeat Printing
function and the Numbering function to print two copies of a
label with “1” selected as the numbering field and three
increments, the labels shown above will be printed.
A-1
A-1
A-2
A-2
A-3
A-3
☞ For details on the various special printing functions, refer to the corresponding
section above.
Frequently used label text along with its formatting can be stored in the memory and
easily recalled so that it can be edited and quickly printed. When each text file is stored,
it is given a number to make recalling it easier. Up to 10 text files or approximately
2,000 characters can be stored in the memory.
Since a copy of the stored text file is recalled when the Recall function is used, the text
can be edited or printed without changing the originally stored file. When a file is no
longer needed or more space is necessary, the Clear function can be used to delete text
files.
Storing label text
1
Press m.
2
Press u or d until STORE is displayed.
3
Press n.
4
Press u or d until the file number where you wish to store the text is
displayed.
5
Press n.
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☞ If the maximum number of characters has already been stored, the error message
“MEMORY FULL!” appears in the display. If this occurs, an existing text file must
be deleted before the new one can be stored.
☞ If a file is already stored under the selected file number, the message
“OVERWRITE?” appears in the display. To overwrite the stored file with the new
one, press n. To go back and choose another file number without overwriting
the text file, press b, and then select a different file number.
Recalling text that has been stored
1
Press m.
2
Press u or d until RECALL is displayed.
3
Press n.
4
Press u or d until the file number containing the text that you wish to
recall is displayed.
5
Press n. Any text previously entered in the display is erased and the text
stored under the selected file number is recalled into the display.
☞ To view other parts of the selected text file, press l or r.
Deleting text that has been stored
1
Press m.
2
Press u or d until CLEAR is displayed.
3
Press n.
4
Press u or d until the file number containing the text that you wish to
delete is displayed.
5
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Select the file(s) to be deleted.
• To delete a single file, skip to step 6.
• To select multiple files, press e. The current file number is highlighted.
Continue selecting text files by repeating step 4, then pressing e until all
files that you wish to delete are selected.
• To delete all files, press g, then e.
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Press n. The message “OK TO CLEAR?” (or “CLEAR ALL?” if all files
were selected) appears.
7
Press n. The text stored in the selected files is deleted.
Basic Functions
☞ If you do not wish to delete the selected text file(s), press b instead of n in
step 7.
☞ To view other parts of the selected text file, press l or r.
☞ To remove a text file from those that are to be deleted, display the text file, and then
press e so that the file number is no longer highlighted.
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Machine Adjustments
Various functions are available for changing and adjusting the operation of the P-touch.
Selecting how tape is fed and cut
The Cut function enables you to specify how the tape is fed out after it is printed. The
settings of the Cut function consist of combinations of two different cut methods:
cut-pause (where the machine stops printing so the label can be cut) and chain printing
(where the last copy is not fed out to be cut, reducing the amount of tape that is wasted).
Chain printing is an economical function designed to help eliminate “wasted tape”
at the beginning of labels. Without chain printing, the excess from the previous printing
session is cut before the first label in the current session is printed. However, if a setting
using chain printing is selected, the last label in the previous session remains in the
machine (is not fed out), so that the next label can be printed without wasting tape. When
the last label is printed, press f to feed the chain of labels, and then press the tape
cutter button to cut it.
The following settings are available: (The default setting is 1.)
1
(cut-pause: no chain printing)
3
(cut-pause; chain printing)
2
(no cut-pause; no chain
printing)
4
(no cut-pause; chain printing)
1
Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until CUT is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
☞ After printing with the Cut function set to 3 or 4, “OK TO FEED?” will appear. Press
n to feed. Press b to return the entering text mode.
Adjusting the display contrast
The display can be made lighter or darker by selecting a setting between -2 and +2. (The
default setting is 0.) Select a higher value to increase the contrast (make the display darker).
Select a lower value to decrease the contrast (make the display lighter).
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Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until CONTRAST is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
Using the Auto Reduction function
With the Auto Reduction function, you can select whether the text width (TEXT
WIDTH) or the text size (TEXT SIZE) will be reduced if text that is set to the AUTO
Size setting is too large for the specified label length. (The default setting is TEXT
SIZE.)
1
Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until AUTO REDUCTION is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
If TEXT SIZE is selected and more text is added, the character size is
reduced so the text fits within the specified label length.
Machine Adjustments
If TEXT WIDTH is selected and more text is added, the character width is
reduced so the text fits within the specified label length.
However, after the character width is reduced to THIN, the character size
will be reduced so the text fits within the specified label length.
Calibrating the label length
If the length of the printed label does not correspond to the length specified with the
Length function, the printed label length can be recalibrated with the Length Adjust
function by selecting a setting between -5 and +5. (The default setting is 0.)
1
Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until LENGTH ADJUST is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
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Updating the PERSONAL symbol category
You can specify whether symbols continue to be added to the PERSONAL symbol category
(with the older symbols deleted) when the category becomes full (ON) or symbols are no longer
added after the PERSONAL symbol category becomes full (OFF). (The default setting is ON.)
1
Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until SYMBOL UPDATE is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
Changing the units of measure
The units used for displaying measurements can be set to millimeters (mm) or inches
(inch). (The default setting is mm.)
1
Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until UNITS is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired setting is displayed, and then press n.
Displaying version information
This function can be used to display the version information for the P-touch software
and built-in symbol set.
1
Press g, then Z.
2
Press l or r until VERSION INFO is displayed.
3
Press u or d until the desired version information is displayed.
4
Press n to exit Setup mode.
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Cleaning
Occasionally, certain parts of the P-touch may need to be cleaned. Dust or dirt may
become attached to the P-touch’s print head and rollers, particularly when the unit is
used outdoors or in a very dusty environment. With use, the tape cutter may become
covered with adhesive, making it difficult to cut the tape.
Cleaning the print head, rollers and tape cutter
☞ Before cleaning the print head, rollers and tape cutter, press o to turn off the Ptouch, and then remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter.
WARNING
• Do not touch the print head directly with your bare hands. The print head may be hot.
• Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your bare hands.
Dry cotton swab
Dry cotton swab
Tape cutter blades
Tape cutter blades
Dry cotton swab
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Notes on cleaning the print head & rollers
☞ If a blank horizontal streak appears through the label text, clean the machine’s print
head.
☞ The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional print head cleaning cassette
(TZ-CL4) is used.
Notes on cleaning the tape cutter
☞ If the tape cannot be cut correctly, clean the tape cutter blades.
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Using P-touch With a Computer
(for PT-7600 only)
This P-touch is equipped with a USB port, allowing you to connect it to a computer
running Microsoft® Windows®. The enclosed CD-ROM contains P-touch Editor 5.0,
which is installed together with the printer driver and P-touch Transfer Manager.
●
P-touch Editor 5.0 is a label-designing software that provides additional
illustration and layout features enabling you to design more elaborate label
templates and create databases. Once these label templates and databases have
been created, they can be downloaded to the P-touch, where they can be used to
print labels.
☞ The P-touch Editor software and the printer driver must be installed before the
P-touch is connected to the computer or turned on.
☞ Only use the enclosed USB interface cable to connect the P-touch to the computer.
☞ A single computer cannot be connected to multiple P-touch machines at the same time.
☞ Although the P-touch can be connected to the computer through a USB
connection, label layouts created in P-touch Editor cannot be printed directly
from the application.
Installing the Software & Printer Driver
Introduction
P-touch Editor
Printer Driver
Makes it easy for anyone to create a wide variety of custom labels in
complex layouts by using fonts, templates, and clip art.
Lets you print labels from the connected P-touch when using P-touch
Editor on your PC.
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CD-ROM Precautions
●
Do not scratch the CD-ROM.
●
Do not subject the CD-ROM to extremely high or extremely low temperatures.
●
Do not put heavy objects on the CD-ROM or apply force to the CD-ROM.
●
The software contained on the CD-ROM is meant for use with your purchased
machine only.
It may be installed on multiple PCs for use at an office, etc.
●
Do not connect the USB cable to your PC until the software has been installed
and you are instructed to connect.
System requirements
Before installation, check that your system configuration meets the following
requirements.
Operating system
Memory
Hard disk free space
Interface
Monitor
Other
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional / XP / Windows Vista®
Windows® 2000 Pro, XP: 128MB or more
Windows Vista®: 512MB or more
70MB or more
USB Port (USB Specification 1.1 or 2.0 protocol)
SVGA High Colour graphics support or higher
CD-ROM drive for installation
Installing P-touch Editor 5.0 and the Printer driver
☞ Do not connect the USB cable to your PC before installing the software.
☞ You must be logged on as a user with administrator privileges to install this software.
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Installing P-touch Editor 5.0
☞ The installation procedure may change depending on the Operating System on your
PC. Windows Vista® is shown here as an example.
1
2
Start your PC making sure to log on as a user with Administrator privileges.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The P-touch Setup Screen will
appear.
☞ If the P-touch Setup Screen does not appear, from Windows Explorer double-click
the My Computer icon, and then double-click the PT-7600 icon. If you wish to cancel
installation in the middle of the process, click [Exit].
3
4
Select the desired language, and double
click the type of setup you prefer.
Standard: All features (P-touch Editor and
Printer driver) will be installed (default).
Custom: You can specify which features to
install. Recommended for advanced users.
Read the licence agreement carefully. If you agree with the terms and conditions
of the licence agreement, click [Yes] to continue the installation.
5
Type in the User Name and Company Name (if needed), and then click [Next].
6
Confirm the destination to install the software, and then click [Next].
7
8
9
Check on/off which shortcuts you wish to add, and then click [Next].
Review the settings, and then click [Next]. (To change the settings, click [Back]
to go back to the appropriate window(s) and correct.)
The selected features will be installed automatically.
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☞ If you wish to modify or change the destination, click [Browse] to choose the
installation path.
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Installing the Printer driver
☞ Read the contents of the “Before installing the printer driver” dialog box, and then
check [Yes, confirmed] and click [OK].
The installation procedure for the printer driver differs depending on the operating
system being used.
- For Windows® 2000 Professional (page 50)
- For Windows® XP (page 51)
- For Windows Vista® (page 52)
For Windows® 2000 Professional
1
2
Although a message warning that no digital
signature was found appears soon after
driver installation begins, click [Yes].
When prompted, connect your P-touch to the PC by using a USB cable, and then
hold down g and o to turn on the P-touch in Transfer mode.
Connect to PC
USB port.
Connect to P-touch
USB port.
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3
4
5
The printer is detected, and then a message
appears again, warning that no digital
signature was found. Click [Yes] to install
the printer driver.
You will be prompted to register your P-touch online, click [Yes] and then click
[Next]. If you have selected to register the product your default internet browser
will be launched in a new window.
Click [Finish] to complete the installation. Restart your PC if you are instructed
to do so.
For Windows® XP
2
Although a message warning that no digital
signature was found appears soon after
driver installation begins, click [Continue
Anyway].
When prompted, connect your P-touch to the PC by using a USB cable, and then
hold down g and press o to turn on the P-touch in Transfer mode.
Connect to PC
USB port.
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Connect to P-touch
USB port.
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3
4
5
6
The printer is detected, and then the “Found
New Hardware Wizard” starts up. Select
[No, not this time], and then click [Next]. In
the dialog box for selecting the installation
method, select “Install the software
automatically (Recommended)”, and then
click [Next].
Again, a message appears warning that no
digital signature was found. Click [Continue
Anyway] to install the printer driver. When
a message appears, indicating that the
printer has been added, click [OK] to close
the message.
You will be prompted to register your P-touch online, click [Yes] and then click
[Next]. If you have selected to register the product your default internet browser
will be launched in a new window.
Click [Finish] to complete the installation. Restart your PC if you are instructed
to do so.
For Windows Vista®
1
2
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When the message confirming installation of
software published by Brother appears, click
[Install].
When prompted, connect your P-touch to
the PC by using a USB cable, and then hold
down g and press o to turn on the Ptouch in Transfer mode.
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3
4
5
The printer is detected, and then the driver is installed.
You will be prompted to register your P-touch online, click [Yes] and then click
[Next]. If you have selected to register the product your default internet browser
will be launched in a new window.
Click [Finish] to complete the installation. Restart your PC if you are instructed
to do so.
Uninstalling P-touch Editor 5.0
The uninstallation procedure for P-touch Editor 5.0 differs depending on the operating
system being used.
For Windows® 2000 Professional/XP
1
Start (→ Settings) → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs (Add/Remove
Program) → Brother P-touch Editor 5.0 → Change/Remove
2
Select [OK] to uninstall the software.
3
Follow the instructions that appear on the dialog box to complete.
For Windows Vista®
1
Start (→ Settings) → Control Panel → Programs → Uninstall a program →
Brother P-touch Editor 5.0 → Uninstall
2
Select [OK] to uninstall the software.
3
Follow the instructions that appear on the dialog box to complete.
Uninstalling / Replacing the printer driver
2
3
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. (If the installation window
automatically appears, click [Cancel].)
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1
From My Computer, right click on the CD-ROM drive to open.
Double click “D_SETUP.EXE”. (If a dialog box appears asking for a desired
language, select the language you wish for instructions and click [OK].)
4
Select whether to delete or to replace the printer driver, and then click [Next].
5
Follow the instructions that appear in the dialog box to complete.
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Using P-touch Editor 5.0
P-touch Editor 5.0 makes it easy for anyone to design and print more complex labels, for
almost any need imaginable.
See the P-touch Editor Help for samples of various kinds of labels and details on
creating, printing, and saving the labels. The following is the example for Windows
Vista®.
Notes on creating templates
Since some P-touch Editor 5.0 functions are not available with the P-touch machine,
keep the following points in mind when using P-touch Editor 5.0 to create templates.
☞ Since only the Helsinki font is available on the P-touch machine, the font used to print
the text may be different from the font selected for the template in P-touch Editor. In
addition, since the size of all text on the P-touch machine is set to AUTO, the text size
may automatically be reduced. We recommend using the Helsinki font installed with Ptouch Editor for best results when creating labels.
☞ Although character styles can be applied to individual characters with P-touch Editor,
styles can only be applied to a line of text with the P-touch machine. In addition, some
character styles are not available on the P-touch machine.
☞ Unlike P-touch Editor, the P-touch machine cannot print underline or strikeout
characters.
☞ Only the first 999 rows of a database linked to a template are read by the P-touch
machine.
☞ Only the first line of text typed into a database field is read by the P-touch machine.
Therefore, if you wish to print from a database with more than one line of text, create the
template and database with separate fields for each line of text.
☞ Some characters available with P-touch Editor are not available with the P-touch
machine.
☞ Bar codes specified with settings not compatible with the P-touch bar codes settings will
not print correctly.
☞ A template created with P-touch Editor should have a fixed length with a maximum of 1 m.
☞ The template and database should be created so that no more than approximately 500
characters per label will be printed.
☞ Fields that extend out of the print area may not print completely.
☞ A numbering field specified with P-touch Editor will not transfer and is not compatible
with the Numbering function on the P-touch machine.
☞ Backgrounds specified with P-touch Editor are not compatible with the P-touch
machine.
☞ Time and date objects using the “At Printing” setting on P-touch Editor will not be
printed.
☞ The printed label may differ from the image that appears in the Preview area of Transfer
Manager.
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☞ If the number or order of fields in a database are changed and only the database (*.csv
file) is transferred to update it, the database may not link correctly with the template. In
addition, the first line of data in the transferred file must be recognized by the P-touch
machine as “field names”, otherwise the database cannot be used to print.
☞ A P-touch Editor layout that uses the split printing function (enlarging the label and
printing it on 2 or more labels) cannot be transferred.
☞ The label length settings in P-touch Editor and the P-touch machine, may differ slightly
due to minor variations in mechanical operation.
Starting P-touch Editor
1
Click [Start]-[All Programs (Programs)][Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Editor 5.0].
☞ You can also start P-touch Editor using the
following methods (only if you created the
shortcut during installation):
•Double-click the shortcut icon on the
desktop.
•Click the shortcut icon in the Quick
Launch bar.
When P-touch Editor is launched, the [New/Open] dialog box appears, allowing you to
choose whether you want to create a new label layout or open an existing label.
☞ To specify how P-touch Editor works when it starts, click [Tools]-[Options] to
display the [Options] dialog box. In the [General] tab, you can choose the setting in
the [Operations] list box in the [Startup Settings]. Normally, choose [Display New/
Open Dialog Box].
Choose an option in the [New/Open] dialog
box and click [OK].
• You can choose the label printer and
media size.
• When you choose [Open File], the [Open]
dialog box appears. You can choose and
open the file you have created and stored
previously.
• When you choose [View History], the
[History] dialog appears. You can choose
from recently created labels.
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• When you choose [New], choose either vertical writing style or horizontal
writing style.
• When you choose [Select by Use], you can choose by label applications.
• When you choose [Help-How To], the P-touch Editor Help appears.
The Help files allow you to learn step by step how to create a label layout.
• When you choose [Check for Updates] with a computer connected to the
Internet, you will be taken to the Brother Solutions Center (http://
solutions.brother.com). Use the Brother Solutions Center to check for the latest
software downloads and FAQs.
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Layout window
Express Mode
This mode provides easy label creation with text and images.
The layout window consists of the following sections:
1
2
3
5
4
1Menu bar
Commands are categorized under each menu (File, Edit, View, and Insert, etc.)
by function.
2Command bar
The command bar contains the New/Open, Paper, Text, Frame, Image, etc.
3Draw/Edit toolbar
Provides tools for choosing an object, entering text, drawing graphics, etc.
4Property bar
You can easily insert and format text, images, etc.
5Layout window
The layout window is used to display and edit objects.
6Database window
Displays a connected database.
☞ The [View] menu allows you to show/hide the toolbars and windows.
☞ See the P-touch Editor Help for details.
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Professional Mode
This mode provides full-scale label creation for creating the templates.
The layout window consists of the following sections:
1
2
3
4
5
7
6
1Menu bar
Commands are categorized under each menu (File, Edit, View, and Insert, etc.)
by function.
2Standard toolbar
A group of frequently used commands (New Layout, Open, Save, Print, etc.) are
provided in this toolbar.
3Property palette
The property palette contains the Print, Paper, Text, and Layout property boxes.
Click on the left side of each palette to show/hide the box.
4Draw/Edit toolbar
Provides tools for choosing an object, entering text, drawing graphics, etc.
5Layout window
The layout window is used to display and edit objects.
6Database window
Displays a connected database.
7Side bar
By selecting the tab, you can easily insert and format text, bar codes, frames,
tables, figures and arrange objects.
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☞ The [View] menu allows you to show/hide the toolbars, palettes, and windows.
☞ See the P-touch Editor Help for details.
Snap Mode
With this mode, you can capture the screen, print it as image, and save it for future use.
To start Snap mode, follow the steps below.
1
When you click [Snap Mode], the Snap
mode description dialog box appears. Click
[OK].
☞ If you put a checkmark in [Do Not Display
This Dialog Again], you can go to Snap
mode directly from next time.
☞ You can also start from [Start]-[All
Programs (Programs)]-[Brother P-touch][P-touch Editor 5.0 (Snap mode)].
2
Snap mode appears.
☞ See the P-touch Editor Help for details.
Starting P-touch Editor Help
This section explains how to start P-touch Editor Help for Windows. The following is
the example for Windows Vista®.
Starting from Start button
Click [Start]-[All Programs (or Programs)][Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Editor 5.0].
Using P-touch With a Computer
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1
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2
In the [New/Open] dialog, click [Help-How
To].
Starting from P-touch Editor
Click Help menu and choose P-touch Editor Help.
Express Mode
Starting from Snap mode
Right click the mouse and choose P-touch Editor Help.
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Printing the Help description
The information given in P-touch Editor Help can be printed. Use your normal printer to
print the P-touch Editor Help information.
1
In the [Contents] tab, choose any topic you want to print.
2
Click
3
4
on the Toolbar.
Choose the range of topics to be printed, and
click [OK].
Specify the [Printer] and click [Print].
☞ Choose a normal printer that supports general paper sizes, such as A4.
Transferring Data To/From a Computer
A template, database or a user-defined character image (character not available on the
P-touch) can be transferred from the computer and assigned to a PF key on the P-touch.
Entering Transfer mode
Hold down g and press o to turn on
the P-touch in Transfer mode.
Using P-touch With a Computer
(for PT-7600 only)
●
☞ To exit Transfer mode, press o to turn off the P-touch.
☞ Be sure not to turn off the P-touch while data is being sent to it, otherwise the
data will be lost.
☞ Regardless of whether the P-touch is being operated from battery or the AC
adapter, the machine will automatically turn off if no key is pressed or no
operation is performed for 5 minutes.
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How to use P-touch Transfer Manager & P-touch Library
☞ Although the PT-7600 can be connected to the computer through a USB
connection, label layouts created in P-touch Editor cannot be printed directly
from the application.
P-touch Transfer Manager: The PT-7600 can transfer templates created in P-touch
Editor. Also, you can save the Label templates data from P-touch onto the computer as a
back up.
P-touch Library: This application allows you to manage P-touch label templates and
other data on the computer.
Starting up P-touch Transfer Manager
1
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Click the [Start] button, then choose [All programs (Programs)] - [Brother Ptouch] - [P-touch Tools] - [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.1].
P-touch Transfer Manager starts up.
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Layout window
1
2
3
5
4
1Menu
Commands are categorized into each menu (File, Edit, View, Tool, and Help) by
function.
2Toolbar
There are icons for frequently used commands. Click on one to access that
command.
3Selecting the printer model (Only for P-touch Transfer Manager)
Select the printer model to send data to. When you select a printer, only the data
that can be sent to the selected printer is displayed in the list view.
4Folder view
Displays a list of folders. When you select any folder, the data in the folder
selected is displayed in the list view on the right.
5List view
The data in the selected folder is displayed.
6Preview
The label templates selected in the list view are displayed as a preview.
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Explanations of the Icons
Icon
Button name
Function
Transfer
(Only for P-touch
Transfer Manager)
Transfers the label templates and other data on your
PC to the P-touch (when connecting USB interface
cable).
Backup
(Only for P-touch
Transfer Manager)
Backs up the data you have transferred to the P-touch
using the P-touch Transfer Manager.
Open
Edits the selected data.
Search
Searches the data managed with the P-touch Library.
Display Style
Changes the file display format.
Transferring label templates from the PC
1
Select the P-touch to transfer data to.
☞ Make sure that the P-touch is in Transfer
mode. (For more details, refer to Entering
Transfer mode on page 61.)
2
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Right click the [Configurations] folder, then
select [New] and create a new folder.
Here, as an example, we create the folder
“Transfer”.
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4
Drag the transfer data to the folder you
created.
Drag the transfer data from All contents,
Layouts or another folder under Filter.
When transferring multiple sets of data, you
can move all the transfer data to the folder
you created.
Key Assign numbers are automatically
assigned to transferred data inside the folder
you made in the previous step.
To change a number, right click the data
name in the list view, then select the Key
Assign number.
☞ Key Assign is necessary for transfer of data
other than message texts.
☞ If you change the Key Assign number used
for data which has already been transferred
to the P-touch, the data will be overwritten.
You can check the Key Assign number
used for data already transferred to the Ptouch by backing up the data as explained
in Backing up label templates on page 70.
☞ You can click the data name for transfer
data and change to a new name. The
character limit is 15 words.
Select the data or folder you want to
transfer, then click
.
The transfer confirmation message is
displayed.
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Click [OK].
The data in the folder selected in the folder
view is transferred to the P-touch.
☞ If you have selected specific data in the list
view, only that selected data is transferred
to the P-touch.
Adding a user-defined character image to the text
If a user-defined character image (a bitmap character not usually available on the
P-touch) is assigned to a PF key, that character can be added to any label that you create
on the P-touch.
●
R
R
Press g, then the applicable PF key.
The character is added to the text at the
cursor’s position.
1:
----
ABC IMPORT/EX
--
1
NORMAL
1
☞ Only a monochrome bitmap (*.bmp) file can be transferred to the P-touch.
☞ A high-resolution file can be cut from a file with the specifications described above.
☞ The downloaded image is automatically resized to the width of the tape being used.
Using template data
A label layout created with P-touch Editor (*.lbx file) can be transferred to the P-touch,
where it can be used as a template for printing labels. Templates can be printed using
text from either a database, or by directly typing text in.
When a database (*.mdb file created with P-touch Editor 5.0 or *.csv file) is transferred
to the P-touch, data from selected records can be added to labels either using a template
linked to the database or using a new template. In addition, the database data can be
searched to find specific records.
☞ The P-touch can only contain one database at a time. However, the database can be
replaced or updated.
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Using a template not linked to a database
Using a template not linked to a database is the same as using any of the preset Auto
Format templates. For details on using Auto Format templates, refer to Using the preformatted Auto Format templates on page 33.
Using a template linked to a database
A single record or a range of records in the database linked to the template can be printed.
1
Press g, then the PF key where the template that you wish to use is assigned.
2
Press n. The database data is displayed.
To select a single database record to be printed in the template:
3
4
5
Press u or d to highlight the
desired record, and then press n.
To edit any text in the record, press
u or d to display the text, and
then type in the new text.
RMNO.:[Part Nam]
NO 1: AC adapter
Press p.
To select a range of database records to be printed in the template:
Press u or d to highlight a record, and then press n.
4
Press g, then a. The message “CLEAR TEXT & PRINT DATABASE?”
appears.
5
Press n.
6
Press l or r until RECORD NO. is displayed, and then specify the desired
range of records.
7
Press n (or p). CONFIRM appears in the Print Option menu.
8
Press n (or p) to begin printing the labels using the specified range of
records.
Using P-touch With a Computer
(for PT-7600 only)
3
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☞ If the Cut function is set to 1 or 3, the message “CUT TAPE TO CONTINUE”
appears after each label is printed. Press the tape cutter button to cut off the label and
continue printing.
☞ Be sure to cut the tape within 5 minutes from the time that the message appears.
☞ For the different options available for cutting the tape, refer to Selecting how tape is
fed and cut on page 42.
☞ To search for a specific record while the database data is displayed (in step 2
above), refer to Searching the database on page 70.
☞ To view other fields in the record selected in step 3, press l or r.
☞ When editing data as described in step 4 of the procedure for printing a single
database record, the database remains unchanged. When printing a range of database
records, the text cannot be edited.
☞ To specify settings for additional Print Option functions, instead of continuing with
step 8, press u or d until CONTINUE is displayed in the Print Option
menu, and then press n. (Refer to Printing multiple copies of a label on
page 35 and Printing mirrored labels on page 38.)
☞ To quit using the template, display the last field, and then press n. The template
menu appears. Press u or d until FINISH appears, and then press n.
☞ While trying to print a large amount of data at one time, some outputted labels may be
blank. For example, when printing 50 records, the maximum number of characters
that can be printed at one time is limited to approximately 200.
Using downloaded database data
Either an *.mdb database, created with P-touch Editor 5.0, or a database converted to a
*.csv file can be transferred to the P-touch. The database data can be used either with a
template or added to a label created on the P-touch without using a template.
Adding database data to a label
1
Move the cursor to place in the text where you wish to add the database data.
2
Press g, then i.
3
Press u or d until the record containing the desired data is flashing.
4
Press l or r until the desired data is flashing.
5
Press n. The selected data is added to the label text.
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☞ To search for a specific record, refer to Searching the database on page 70.
Using database data in a Label Type mode
This function enables you to select the range of database fields to print.
1
Press a, and then select the Label Type mode as described in chapter 2.
2
Press g, then a. The message “CLEAR TEXT & PRINT DATABASE?”
appears.
3
Press n.
4
Press l or r until RECORD NO. is displayed, and then specify the desired
range of records.
5
Press l or r until FIELD NO. is displayed, and then specify the desired
range of record fields.
6
Press n (or p). CONFIRM appears in the Print Option menu.
7
Press n (or p) to begin printing the labels using the specified range of
records.
☞ If label text has been typed in, you will be asked to choose either TEXT PRINT or
DATA PRINT when g, then a is pressed. At this time, select DATA PRINT.
If TEXT PRINT is selected, the special printing functions for printing multiple
copies of labels (refer to page 35), printing multiple copies with incremental
characters (refer to page 36), printing a range of text blocks (refer to page 37), or
printing the label text as a mirror image (refer to page 38) are available.
☞ To specify settings for additional Print Option functions, instead of continuing with
step 7, press u or d until CONTINUE is displayed in the Print Option
page 35 and Printing mirrored labels on page 38.)
☞ While trying to print a large amount of data at one time, some outputted labels may be
blank. For example, when printing 50 records, the maximum number of characters
that can be printed at one time is limited to approximately 200.
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Using P-touch With a Computer
(for PT-7600 only)
menu, and then press n. (Refer to Printing multiple copies of a label on
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Searching the database
While selecting a database record to be used in a template or while selecting a database
record whose data is to be added to a label, the database can be searched for records
containing specific characters or records with a specific number.
To search the database for a record containing specific characters:
1
2
3
Press g and e until the search
screen is displayed.
Type in the characters that you wish to
search for.
RSEARCH CHARA.
[
]
Press n. The first record after the currently selected one that contains the
entered characters appears.
To display a record with a specific number:
1
Press g and e until the jump
screen is displayed.
RJUMP RECORD NO.
L
M 1
2
Press u or d until the desired
record number is displayed, or use the
number keys to type in the desired
number.
3
Press n. The record with the specified record number appears.
Backing up label templates
This transfers label templates and other data in the P-touch to the PC.
☞ Valid only when connected with the USB cable.
☞ Backed up data cannot be edited on the PC.
☞ It may not be possible to transfer backed-up data to printers of a different
specification from one which the data was originally backed up from.
1
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Connect the P-touch to the PC with the USB cable, and switch on the printer
power.
The P-touch model name is displayed in the folder view.
If you select a P-touch model in the folder view, the current data transferred to
the PC is displayed.
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3
Select the P-touch to back up from, then
click
.
The backup confirmation message is
displayed.
Click [OK].
A new folder with a name containing the
current date is created inside the P-touch
folder, and all the P-touch’s data is
transferred to that new folder.
Deleting all the P-touch data
2
3
Connect the PC and the P-touch by cable and turn on the machine’s power.
The P-touch model name is displayed in the folder view.
Right click the P-touch, then select [All
Delete].
The confirmation message is displayed.
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1
Click [OK].
All P-touch data is erased.
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Starting up the P-touch Library
You can start up the P-touch Library and edit and print labels.
1
Click the [Start] button, then choose [All programs (Programs)] - [Brother Ptouch] - [P-touch Tools] - [P-touch Library 2.1].
The P-touch Library starts up.
Opening and editing data
1
Choose the data you want to edit, then click
.
The application associated with the data is
opened and you can edit the data.
☞ The application that starts up depends on
the data. For example, for a P-touch
template, P-touch Editor starts up.
Searching labels
You can search label templates registered in the P-touch Library.
1
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Click
.
The [Search] dialog box is displayed.
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Check the items to be used as search conditions and set the search items.
The search items that can be set are as follows.
Settings
Details
Multiple Parameters
This sets the method for combining multiple search items. If you choose
AND, files are searched for those that satisfy all the conditions. If you choose
OR, files are searched for those that satisfy any one of the conditions.
Name
Inputs the data name to search for.
Type
Chooses the data type to search for.
Size
Sets the data size to search for.
Date
Sets the date and time at which the data to search for was last modified.
3
Click [Search Results].
The search is started and the search results
are displayed.
Using P-touch With a Computer
(for PT-7600 only)
☞ The search results can be checked in the Search Results folder view.
☞ You can register the data in the P-touch Library by dragging and dropping to the All
contents folder or its list view. To have label templates created with P-touch Editor
automatically registered in the P-touch Library, use the following method.
1. From the P-touch Editor menu, choose [Tools] - [Options].
2. In the [Options] dialog box [General] tab, click [Registration Settings].
3. Choose the timing for registering label templates created with P-touch Editor, then
click [OK].
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Appendix
Resetting the P-touch
You can reset the internal memory of your P-touch when you want to clear all saved
label files, or in the event the P-touch is not working properly.
1
Turn off the machine and then while holding down g and R, press o to turn
the machine back on.
2
Release g and R.
The P-touch turns on with the internal memory reset.
☞ Release o before releasing the other keys.
☞ All text, format settings, option settings and stored label files are cleared when you
reset the P-touch. Language and unit settings will also be cleared.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
The screen ‘locks’, or the
P-touch does not respond
properly.
Is the AC adapter connected
correctly?
Check that the AC adapter designed
exclusively for your P-touch is
connected correctly.
Are you using the correct AC
adapter?
Make sure that you are using the
AC adapter designed exclusively
for your P-touch (included in
package).
Is the rechargeable battery pack
charged sufficiently? (for PT-7600
only)
The rechargeable battery pack’s
charge may be low. Charge the
rechargeable battery pack. (The
rechargeable battery pack’s charge
may run low even when you are not
using the P-touch.)
The display remains blank
after turning on the
Is the battery fitted correctly?
power.
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Solution
Refer to Resetting the P-touch
on page 74 and reset the internal
memory to the initial settings. If
resetting the P-touch does not solve
the problem, disconnect the AC
adapter and remove the battery for
more than 10 minutes.
Remove and re-install the battery.
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Cause
Has text been entered?
Is the tape cassette installed
correctly, and is there enough tape
remaining?
Check that the tape cassette is
installed correctly, and that there is
enough tape remaining.
Is the end of the tape bent?
If bent, cut the bent section of tape
with scissors and thread the tape
through the tape exit slot correctly.
Is the tape jammed?
If jammed, remove the tape
cassette, carefully pull out the
jammed tape, and then cut the tape
with scissors. Check that the end of
the tape passes through the tape
guide, and reinstall the tape
cassette.
Is the tape compartment cover
open?
If so, close the tape compartment
cover correctly.
Is the language set properly?
Refer to Changing the
Language on page 12 and select
the desired language for the LCD
messages.
Is the tape cassette installed
correctly?
When installing a cassette, press
firmly until it clicks into place.
Is the print head clean?
If not, clean the print head using a
cotton swab or optional print head
cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4).
Is the rechargeable battery pack
charged sufficiently?
If the battery indicator comes on,
charge the rechargeable battery
pack.
The label is not printed
after pressing p.
The LCD messages are
displayed in a foreign
language.
The label is not printed
correctly.
Solution
A label will not be printed if there
is no text entered.
If the ink ribbon is broken replace
the tape cassette. If not, leave the
tape uncut and remove the tape
cassette, then wind the loose ink
ribbon onto the spool as shown in
the figure.
The ink ribbon is
separated from the ink
roller.
Is the ink ribbon in the tape cassette
loose, or did you pull on the label
coming out of the tape exit slot?
Spool
The P-touch stops while
printing a label.
Is there enough tape remaining in
the tape cassette?
The striped tape indicates you have
reached the end of the tape. Replace
the tape cassette when the striped
tape appears.
Are the batteries weak and is the
AC adapter disconnected?
Replace all batteries or connect the
AC adapter directly to the P-touch.
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Problem
Cause
Have the batteries and AC adapter
been disconnected?
Solution
All files stored in the internal
memory are lost if the batteries and
AC adapter are disconnected for
longer than two minutes.
Label files saved
Is there enough power remaining in
previously are now empty.
the batteries?
All data stored in the internal
memory is lost if the batteries
become empty or the AC adapter is
disconnected.
Have you used the Reset function?
The resetting function clears all
data stored in the internal memory,
including label files.
Error Message List
Error Message
Cause
1 BLOCK LIMIT!
• This message appears if you
try to use the Numbering
function when multiple
blocks of text have been
entered with the PANEL1
Label Type mode selected.
• Cancel the Numbering
function.
• Limit the number of text
blocks to 1.
• This message appears if less
than the minimum one digit
are entered as the bar code
data.
• Enter a minimum of one
digit before pressing
• This message appears if the
required number of digits are
not entered in the bar code
data.
• Input the correct number of
digits or change the bar code
protocol.
• This message appears if 50
lines have already been
entered when you press
g, then n.
• Limit the number of lines to
50.
• This message appears if 7
lines have already been
entered in a text block when
you press n.
• Limit the number of lines in
a text block to 7.
• This message appears if you
delete , causing the
number of lines in a block to
exceed the 7-line limit.
• Adjust the number of lines
so that the block will not
have more than 7 lines.
CHECK # OF
DIGITS ENTERED!
50 LINE LIMIT
REACHED!
7 LINE LIMIT!
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Solution
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Cause
BUFFER EMPTY!
• This message appears if no
text has been typed in when
you try to print or Preview
function.
• Type in some text before
trying to perform any of
these operations.
• Delete some existing text
before trying to add any
more.
BUFFER FULL!
• This message appears if you
try to add a character, a
space, a new line, a new
block, a symbol, an accented
character or a bar code after
the maximum number of
characters has already been
entered.
TAPE CASSETTE
CHANGED!
• This message appears if the
tape cassette was changed
while the P-touch paused for
the tape to be cut.
• Change the tape cassette
back again.
CHECK
BATTERIES!
• This message appears if a
combination of new and
used batteries, a combination
of batteries of different types
(alkaline and Ni-MH),
manufacturers or models, or
a combination of recharged
and uncharged batteries have
been installed.
• Replace the batteries with
six new AA batteries of the
same type.
• If rechargeable batteries are
installed, recharge all
batteries.
• Select a different Label
Type mode.
CHECK SETTING IN
LABEL TYPE MODE!
• This message appears if you
try to change the settings for
the Length function or
Frame function after a Label
Type mode with a preset
label length or frame has
already been selected.
• This message appears if the
tape cutter button was
pressed when p was
pressed or the tape was
being fed.
• Release the tape cutter
CUTTER ERROR!
EXCEEDS PRINT
COPY LIMIT!
• This message appears if
more than 1000 copies were
selected with the Print
Option functions.
• Note the number of copies
plus the number of
sequential labels cannot
exceed 1000.
Solution
Appendix
Error Message
button. If p was pressed,
press f to feed out any
printed tape.
• If the problem cannot be
corrected, contact your
service representative.
• Select less than 1000 copies.
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Error Message
Cause
IMAGE CHARACTER
SIZE ERROR!
• This message appears if a
wide user-defined character
image is entered when the
Vertical Label Type mode
is selected.
• Change the Label Type
mode or use a tall userdefined character image.
INPUT ABCD AT
BEGIN & END!
• This message appears if a
letter between A and D has not
been entered at the beginning
and end of the bar code data
when the CODABAR
protocol is selected.
• Enter a letter between A and
D at the beginning and end
of the bar code data.
• Delete some of the text.
LENGTH LIMIT!
• This message appears if you
try to print or use the
Preview function when the
length of the text is greater
than the 1 m limit.
• This message appears if you
try to print or use the
Preview function when the
number of lines in the text is
greater than the maximum
possible for the installed
tape.
• Reduce the number of lines
or install a wider tape.
• Delete an unwanted file to
make space for the new one.
MEMORY FULL!
• This message appears if you
try to store a text file after
approximately 2000
characters have already been
stored in the memory.
• Download a database.
NO DATABASE OR
INCORRECT FORMAT
• This message appears if no
database has been
downloaded to the P-touch
when you press g, then
i.
NO FILES!
• This message appears if no
files are stored in the
memory when you try to
recall or delete one.
• Store a text file before trying
to recall or delete one.
RECORD NOT
FOUND!
• This message appears when
the specified text or record
number cannot be found in
the database.
• Try searching for different
text or a different record
number.
On 18 mm tape:
LINE LIMIT!
5 LINES MAXIMUM
On 12 mm tape:
LINE LIMIT!
3 LINES MAXIMUM
Solution
On 9 mm and 6 mm tape:
LINE LIMIT!
2 LINES MAXIMUM
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Cause
• Install a 24-mm-wide tape
cassette.
SET 24mm!
• This message appears if a
24-mm-wide tape cassette is
not installed when printing
an Auto Format template
created for 24-mm-wide
tape.
• Install a 18-mm-wide tape
cassette.
SET 18mm!
• This message appears if a
18-mm-wide tape cassette is
not installed when printing
an Auto Format template
created for 18-mm-wide
tape.
• Install a 12-mm-wide tape
cassette.
SET 12mm!
• This message appears if a
12-mm-wide tape cassette is
not installed when printing
an Auto Format template
created for 12-mm-wide
tape.
• Install a 9-mm-wide tape
cassette.
SET 9mm!
• This message appears if a
9-mm-wide tape cassette is
not installed when printing
an Auto Format template
created for 9-mm-wide tape.
• Install a 6-mm-wide tape
cassette.
SET 6mm!
• This message appears if a
6-mm-wide tape cassette is
not installed when printing
an Auto Format template
created for 6-mm-wide tape.
INSERT
TAPE CASSETTE!
• This message appears if no
tape cassette is installed
when you try to feed the
tape, print or use the
Preview function.
• Install a tape cassette and try
again.
• This message appears if the
size of the text is larger than
the width of the installed
tape.
• Reduce the size of the
characters, install a tape
with a greater width, or
select the AUTO text size
setting.
TEXT TOO LONG!
• This message appears if the
length of the text is longer
than the label length that has
been set with the Length
function.
• Press A, and then select a
longer label length.
• This message appears if you
try to print a label that is
longer than the specified
block length.
• Select a longer block length.
TEXT TOO LONG!
XX BLOCK
TEXT TOO HIGH!
XX BLOCK
Solution
Appendix
Error Message
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Error Message
Cause
Solution
• Type in a value that is within
the allowable range.
VALUE OUT OF
RANGE!
• This message appears if the
value entered while setting
the Margin, Length, and
Block Length function is not
within the allowable range.
• This message appears if the
specified characters cannot
be found in the database.
• This message appears if the
values for the blocks,
records or fields to be
printed is not within the
allowable range.
• The message appears if the
length of the bar code is
longer than 22 cm when
pressing p.
• Reduce the width of the bar
code.
OK TO REDUCE
THE BLOCK NO.?
• The message appears if you
select the PANEL2 Label
Type mode, and when the
number of the desired blocks
is less than that of the text
mode, the number is reduced.
• Press n to reduce.
Press b to set the same or
the more numbers of the
blocks.
BLOCK NO. CHANGE
CLEAR TEXT?
• The message appears when
changing from a different
Label Type mode to the
PANEL2 Label Type mode
and the current block number
is different from the
previously used block
number.
• Press n to use the
PANEL2 Label Type mode.
All text is cleared.
• Press b to select a
different Label Type mode.
BAR CODE
TOO LONG!
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Appendix
Machine Specifications
Main Unit
Item
Input Device
Display
LCD
LCD Contrast
Back light
Printing
Print method
Print head
Print height
Print speed
Tape cassette
Tape cutter
No. of lines
Specification
Keyboard (56 key)
16 characters x 2 lines (132 dot x 48 dot)
* Line indicator and 15 characters = 16 characters
5 levels (+2, +1, 0, -1, -2)
Yes
Thermal printer
128 dot / 180 dpi
18.1 mm max. (when using 24 mm tape)
10 mm / sec.
Standard TZ tape cassette (6, 9, 12, 18, 24 mm widths)
Manual
24 mm tape: 1 - 7 lines; 18 mm tape: 1 - 5 lines;
12 mm tape: 1 - 3 lines; 9 mm tape: 1 - 2 lines;
6 mm tape: 1 - 2 lines
Horizontal, Vertical
1 ~ 99 labels
1 ~ 99 labels
Yes
Print direction
Continuous printing
Numbering printing
Print preview
Characters
Internal character set Total of 373 characters (62 alphanumeric, 164 symbols, 147 accented characters.)
Text buffer
Maximum 512 characters.
Fonts
Helsinki
Character size
Auto, 48 pt, 36 pt, 24 pt, 18 pt, 12 pt, 9 pt, 6 pt
Character style
Normal, Bold, Outline, Italic, Italic Bold, Italic Outline
Character width
Normal, Narrow, Thin, Wide
Text alignment
Left, Centre, Right, Justify
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Item
Memory
Memory size
Other Features
Frame
Auto-Format
PC Interface
(for PT-7600 only)
Transfer Function
(for PT-7600 only)
Label Type
Power Supply
Power supply
Auto Power-off
Size
Dimensions
Weight
Other
Operating temperature / humidity
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Specification
Maximum 2000 characters
15 frame patterns
Templates: 10
Yes (Transfer Only)
Download Templates and Image Characters (Max.10)
Download Database x1
Normal, Vertical, Rotate, Rotate & Repeat, Port,
Panel1, Panel2, Flag
AC adapter (AD-18U or AD-18E)
Six AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6)
Six AA-size rechargeable battery
Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (BA-7000) (for PT7600 only)
5 minutes
134 mm (W) x 235 mm (D) x 78 mm (H)
635 g (without tape cassette and battery)
10 ~ 35°C / 20 ~ 80% humidity (without
condensation)
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Item
Appendix
Operating Environment: Windows® (for PT-7600 only)
Specification
OS
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional/XP/
Windows Vista®
Memory
Windows® 2000 Pro, XP: 128MB or more required
Windows Vista®: 512MB or more
70MB or more required
SVGA High colour graphics support or higher
USB Port (USB specification 1.1 or 2.0 protocol)
CD-ROM drive for installation
Hard disk
Monitor
Interface
Other
Accessories
●
Supplies
Obtain tape cassettes from your nearest authorised dealer.
Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Brother cannot be held responsible for any problems caused by the use of unauthorised supplies. Do not
use tapes that do not have the
mark. Tape supply may differ by country.
Laminated tapes (length: 8 m)
The surface of laminated tapes is protected by a transparent film. This prevents
characters from smudging or being erased if the label becomes wet.
Stock No.
24 mm
TZ-151
TZ-152
TZ-153
TZ-155
TZ-251
TZ-252
TZ-253
TZ-354
TZ-355
TZ-451
TZ-455
TZ-551
TZ-555
TZ-651
Description
Black characters on clear tape
Red characters on clear tape
Blue characters on clear tape
White characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Red characters on white tape
Blue characters on white tape
Gold characters on black tape
White characters on black tape
Black characters on red tape
White characters on red tape
Black characters on blue tape
White characters on blue tape
Black characters on yellow tape
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Stock No.
TZ-655
TZ-751
TZ-755
TZ-951
TZ-M951
TZ-B51
TZ-C51
TZ-D51
TZ-M51
18 mm
TZ-141
TZ-241
TZ-242
TZ-243
TZ-344
TZ-145
TZ-345
TZ-441
TZ-541
TZ-641
TZ-741
12 mm
TZ-131
TZ-132
TZ-133
TZ-135
TZ-231
TZ-232
TZ-233
TZ-334
TZ-335
TZ-431
TZ-435
TZ-531
TZ-535
TZ-631
TZ-635
TZ-731
TZ-735
TZ-931
TZ-M931
TZ-B31
TZ-C31
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Description
White characters on orange tape
Black characters on green tape
White characters on green tape
Black characters on silver tape
Black characters on silver (matt) tape
Black characters on fluorescent orange tape
Black characters on fluorescent yellow tape
Black characters on fluorescent green tape
Black characters on clear (matt) tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Red characters on white tape
Blue characters on white tape
Gold characters on black tape
White characters on clear tape
White characters on black tape
Black characters on red tape
Black characters on blue tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on green tape
Black characters on clear tape
Red characters on clear tape
Blue characters on clear tape
White characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Red characters on white tape
Blue characters on white tape
Gold characters on black tape
White characters on black tape
Black characters on red tape
White characters on red tape
Black characters on blue tape
White characters on blue tape
Black characters on yellow tape
White characters on orange tape
Black characters on green tape
White characters on green tape
Black characters on silver tape
Black characters on silver (matt) tape
Black characters on fluorescent orange tape (length: 5 m)
Black characters on fluorescent yellow tape (length: 5 m)
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Description
Black characters on fluorescent green tape (length: 5 m)
Black characters on clear (matt) tape
Appendix
Stock No.
TZ-D31
TZ-M31
9 mm
TZ-121
TZ-122
TZ-123
TZ-221
TZ-222
TZ-223
TZ-324
TZ-325
TZ-421
TZ-521
TZ-621
TZ-721
TZ-M21
6 mm
TZ-111
TZ-211
TZ-315
TZ-611
Black characters on clear tape
Red characters on clear tape
Blue characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Red characters on white tape
Blue characters on white tape
Gold characters on black tape
White characters on black tape
Black characters on red tape
Black characters on blue tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on green tape
Black characters on clear (matt) tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
White characters on black tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Non-laminated tapes (length: 8 m)
Stock No.
24 mm
TZ-N251
18 mm
TZ-N241
TZ-N641
12 mm
TZ-N231
TZ-N631
9 mm
TZ-N221
6 mm
TZ-N211
Description
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on white tape
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Strong adhesive tapes (length: 8 m)
Laminated tapes with stronger adhesive, ideal for rough surfaces or harsh environments.
Stock No.
24 mm
TZ-S151
TZ-S251
TZ-S651
18 mm
TZ-S141
TZ-S241
TZ-S641
12 mm
TZ-S131
TZ-S231
TZ-S631
9 mm
TZ-S121
TZ-S221
TZ-S621
6 mm
TZ-S111
TZ-S211
TZ-S611
Description
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Flexible ID tapes (length: 8 m)
Flexible laminated tapes ideal for labelling network cables, electrical wires, etc.
Stock No.
24 mm
TZ-FX151
TZ-FX251
TZ-FZ651
18 mm
TZ-FX141
TZ-FX241
TZ-FX641
12 mm
TZ-FX131
TZ-FX231
TZ-FX631
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Description
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
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Description
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Appendix
Stock No.
9 mm
TZ-FX121
TZ-FX221
TZ-FX621
6 mm
TZ-FX111
TZ-FX211
TZ-FX611
Black characters on clear tape
Black characters on white tape
Black characters on yellow tape
Security tape (length: 8 m)
This tape leaves a checkered pattern when removed.
Stock No.
18 mm
TZ-SE4
Description
Black characters on white tape
Fabric tape (length: 3 m)
These fabric labels can be affixed to other fabrics by using an iron.
Stock No.
18 mm
TZ-FA4B
12 mm
TZ-FA3
Description
Blue characters on white tape
Blue characters on white tape
Print head cleaning cassette
Cassette tape for cleaning the print head of your P-touch.
Stock No.
18 mm
TZ-CL4
Description
Print head cleaning cassette (cleans approx. 100 times)
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Index
A
AC adapter ...................................... 5
Accent function............................. 22
alignment ...................................... 33
arrow keys........................... 4, 19, 20
Auto Format function .................... 33
Auto Reduction function ............... 43
Contrast function...........................
copies ...........................................
cursor............................................
Cut function ..................................
cut-pause ......................................
42
35
20
42
42
D
backspace key..................... 4, 19, 22
bar code
special characters ...................... 24
Bar Code function ......................... 23
block number .................................. 4
block range ................................... 37
bold text style ................................ 32
indicator...................................... 4
database record range ................... 67
databases ................................ 67, 68
Label Type mode....................... 69
searching................................... 70
default setting................................ 19
deleting
memory files.............................. 40
text ............................................ 22
display ............................................ 4
contrast ..................................... 42
C
E
B
cancelling ..................................... 19
Caps indicator ................................. 4
Caps mode .................................... 20
centre text alignment ..................... 33
indicator...................................... 4
chain printing ................................ 42
character
size............................................ 30
style........................................... 32
width......................................... 31
choosing ....................................... 19
default setting ............................ 19
cleaning
print head.................................. 45
rollers ........................................ 45
tape cutter ................................. 45
Clear function ............................... 22
Code indicator ................................ 4
confirming..................................... 19
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error messages............................... 76
F
Feed key.................................... 4, 35
Flag mode ..................................... 15
flexible ID tape.............................. 11
Format key ........................ 30, 31, 32
formatting.......................... 30, 31, 32
Frame function .............................. 29
frame indicator................................ 4
G
global format key ............................ 4
global formatting
character size ............................ 30
character style ........................... 32
character width ......................... 31
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I
indicators ........................................ 4
block number .............................. 4
bold text style .............................. 4
Caps ............................................ 4
centre text alignment ................... 4
Code ........................................... 4
frame ........................................... 4
Insert ........................................... 4
italic text style ............................. 4
justified text alignment ................ 4
Label Type setting........................ 4
left text alignment........................ 4
length .......................................... 4
low battery .................................. 4
outline text style .......................... 4
right text alignment...................... 4
Shift............................................. 4
size.............................................. 4
width........................................... 4
Insert indicator ................................ 4
Insert key....................................... 21
installing
P-touch Editor............................ 47
italic text style ............................... 32
indicator...................................... 4
J
justified text alignment .................. 33
indicator...................................... 4
K
keyboard ......................................... 4
L
label margins................................. 28
Label Type key ................................ 4
Label Type mode........................... 13
databases................................... 69
Label Type setting indicator............. 4
LCD screen ..................................... 4
left text alignment.......................... 33
indicator...................................... 4
length adjustment.......................... 43
Length function ............................. 28
length indicator ............................... 4
local formatting
character size ............................ 30
character style ........................... 32
character width ......................... 31
low battery indicator ....................... 4
lowercase letters............................ 20
M
Margin function............................. 28
Memory key .................................. 39
mirror printing............................... 38
N
New Block function ......................
Normal mode................................
Numbering function ......................
numbers ........................................
21
13
36
20
O
outline text style ............................ 32
indicator...................................... 4
P
Panel1 mode ................................. 16
Panel2 mode ................................. 17
PERSONAL symbol category ......... 28
setup ......................................... 44
PF keys............................................ 4
Port Block mode............................ 16
Port mode ..................................... 16
power key ................................. 4, 12
preview ......................................... 34
print head...................................... 45
Print key.................................... 4, 35
printing
database record range ............... 67
text block range......................... 37
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problems ....................................... 74
P-touch Editor
installing.................................... 47
starting ...................................... 54
template .................................... 66
width.........................................
width adjustment.......................
Transfer mode ...............................
troubleshooting .............................
R
uppercase letters ........................... 20
user-defined character image ........ 66
recalling ........................................ 40
Repeat Printing function ................ 35
return key ............................ 4, 19, 21
right text alignment ....................... 33
indicator...................................... 4
rollers ............................................ 45
Rotate & Repeat mode................... 14
Rotate mode .................................. 14
S
searching....................................... 70
selecting .................................. 19, 20
default setting ............................ 19
Setup key ...................................... 42
Shift indicator .................................. 4
Shift mode..................................... 20
size ............................................... 30
indicator...................................... 4
Space key................................ 19, 20
storing ........................................... 39
Strong Adhesive Tape.................... 10
style .............................................. 32
Symbol key ................................... 25
T
tape
cutter......................................... 45
templates
Auto Format .............................. 33
P-touch Editor............................ 66
text
alignment .................................. 33
size............................................ 30
size adjustment.......................... 43
style........................................... 32
90
31
43
61
74
U
V
version .......................................... 44
Vertical mode................................ 13
W
width............................................. 31
indicator...................................... 4
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)
Responsible Party :
Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares that the product
Product Name :
Brother P-touch Electronic Labeling System
Model Number :
PT-7600
This device complies 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.
PT-7500/7600 User's Guide (English)
LW2458001A
Printed in China
LW2458001B
7500/7600
USER´S GUIDE
• Read this User’s Guide before you start using your P-touch.
• Keep this User’s Guide in a handy place for future reference.