1 PREPARATION
USER'S GUIDE
English
www.P-touch.com
Printed in China
LW2056001
INTRODUCTION
With your P-touch 1010, you can create labels for any application. Select from
the many frames, character sizes and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you to print labels with different widths and exciting colors.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy
place for future reference.
WARNING
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter (AD-24) for this
machine to prevent any damage or failure.
• Unplug the power cord immediately and stop using the P-touch during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use the AC adapter in places of high humidity such as bathrooms.
• Do not overload the power cord.
• Do not place heavy objects on, or damage the power cord or plug. Do not forcibly bend
or pull the power cord. When disconnecting the power cord from the power outlet,
always hold the plug.
• To prevent fire or electric shock, make sure that the plug is fully inserted to the power
outlet. Do not use an outlet that is loose.
• Do not get the machine/AC adapter/power plug wet, such as by handling them with
wet hands or spilling beverages on to them.
• Do not disassemble or modify the machine/AC adapter/batteries.
• Disconnect the AC adapter, remove batteries and stop using immediately if you notice
any abnormal odour, heat, discolouration, deformation or anything unusual while in
use, or in storage.
• Do not use metallic articles, such as tweezers or a metallic pen, when exchanging the
batteries.
CAUTION
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the blade of the cutter unit or any metal parts near the
print head.
• Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter lever.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the
machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more
than two minutes, all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language, Unit and
Time/Date settings will also be cleared.)
• To avoid battery leakage or damage, make sure batteries are inserted correctly.
• To prevent damage or breakage, do not drop or hit the machine/AC adapter or press
on the LCD display.
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may
unpeel or become irremovable, the color of the label may change or be transferred to
other objects. Before applying the label, check the environmental condition and the
material.
• Any data stored in memory may be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch, or if the
battery expires.
General Precautions
• 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.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
mark.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry
cloth.
• Do not touch the print head with your fingers. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab)
when cleaning the print head.
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot or AC adapter connector, etc.
• Do not place the P-touch in direct sunlight or rain, near heaters or other hot
appliances, dashboard or in the back of your car, in any location exposed to extremely
high or low temperatures, high humidity, or dusty locations. Standard operating
temperature range: 10°C to 35°C.
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette in the P-touch. Doing so will
damage the print head.
• Do not pull the tape being fed from the P-touch, otherwise the tape cassette or P-touch
may be damaged.
3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
Power Supply & Tape Cassettes
Open the tape compartment
cover by pressing in the rough
area at the top end of the
machine.
If a tape cassette is already
installed, remove it by pulling it
straight up. Also, if batteries are
already installed, remove them.
• Make sure that the power is
turned off when replacing
batteries or tape cassette.
[GETTING STARTED]
Keyboard & LCD
Tape compartment
cover
Troubleshooting
Error message
Size
Message
Width
Battery
BATTERY!
Invalid
Style
Cursor
Print
head
Tape cutter lever
Insert six new AAA alkaline
batteries (LR03), making sure
that their poles point in the
correct directions. Always
replace all six batteries at the
same time using brand new
ones.
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
Time/Date key
Power key
No Text
Print key
Enter key
Cursor key
Clear key
Number key
Backspace key
Function key
Character key
Caps key
Symbol key
Line Lmt
No Cassette
Cutter Error
Full
Text Lmt
Accent key
Space key
No Frame OK?
Cause/Remedy
The batteries are weak. Replace them with new ones.
The installed batteries are about to run out.
• There is no text above the cursor when you set Numbering.
• Invalid character is selected for Numbering.
• Invalid number is selected for Tab Length or Label Length.
• You tried to print a text file with no data stored in the memory.
• The Print key was pressed when no text was entered.
• You tried to set Copies, Numbering, Mirror, or Text Preview
when no text was entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing the Enter key.
• You tried to print a 2 line text with 3.5 mm or 6 mm tape
installed.
You tried to print a label with no cassette installed.
Tape cutter lever was used in the middle of printing process.
The maximum number of characters (80 characters) has
already been entered.
The text length exceeds the selected label length or the
selected Auto Format setting length.
Printing on 3.5 mm tape with invalid Frame setting ON.
(Select
Insert a tape cassette, making
sure that it slots into place.
Problem
End of tape
The LCD shows one row of 12 characters; however, the text that you
enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
Toothed Wheel
Cutter's edge
Tape guide
Tape exit slot
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the
direction of the arrow on the cassette.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine.
Securely close the back cover, making
sure that it slots into place.
After you have installed the tape, feed the
tape (see Feeding) once and then push in the
tape cutter lever to cut the tape.
Initial Settings
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AAA alkaline batteries or the optional AC adapter, and
then press
.
to cancel.)
>
[
Language]
Choose a language with
and press
>
.
Set the unit (mm/inch)
The default setting is "mm".
>
>
[Unit]
and press
.
Set Date (DD/MM/YY) and Time (hh:mm)
Example: setting the date and time to October 21st 2007, 10:30
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24)
>
[TimeDate]
>
[Clock]
.
Date (DD/MM/YY)
>
input “21”
Time (hh:mm)
>
input “10”
The display stays blank
after you have turned on
the machine.
When the label is
printed out, there is too
much margin (space) on
both sides of the text.
The machine does not
print, or the printed
characters are not
formed properly.
The setting has cleared
on its own.
>
input “07”
input “10”
input “30”
You can also confirm the figure and move to the next setting by using the right
cursor key.
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are pressed for 5
minutes.
.
• To reset the machine to default settings, turn off the machine and
then while holding down
and
machine back on. Finally, release
, press
and
to turn the
.
Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
If the batteries are weak, replace them.
Check that the AD-24 adapter is correctly connected.
See "[Margin] (Tape Margin)" in this users guide and select
[Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller margins for your label.
• Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check the tape compartment cover is properly closed.
Specifications
Item
>
• To cancel operations, press
Solution
•
•
•
•
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• When power is disconnected for more than two minutes,
all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language, Unit
and Time/Date settings will also be cleared.
A blank horizontal line
• There maybe some dust on the print head. Remove the
appears through the
tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the
printed label.
print head with an up-and-down motion.
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding down
The machine has
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
happens when a key is
Finally, release
and
.
pressed, even though
• Note: The text and formats in the display are erased. Also,
the machine is on.)
the language, Unit and Time/Date settings will be cleared.
The power turns off
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
when you try to print.
• Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
The tape does not feed
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
properly or the tape gets • The cutter lever was used while printing. Do not touch the
stuck inside the machine.
cutter lever during printing.
All text and format settings • Press
and select [Txt&Format].
need to be cleared to
create a new label.
To change language
• See step 2 "Set the language" of the "Initial Settings".
setting.
Set the language (English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/
Nedrlnds/Norsk/Polski/Portug./Romana/Slovenski/Slovensky/Suomi/
Svenska/
/Dansk/Deutsch)
The default setting is "English".
Choose unit with
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the adapter jack on the bottom end of
the machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend using
AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) together with
the AC adapter.
to print with no Frame,
What to do when...
Dimensions
Weight
Power supply
Tape cassette
Specification
107.4 mm (W) × 202.6 mm (D) × 56.6 mm (H)
365 g (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or optional AC adapter
(AD-24)
Brother TZ tape (width) :
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
Accessories
Tape Cassettes
AC Adapter
Cutter Unit
Stock No.
See the included "Tape Catalog".
AD-24
TC-5 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt and/or the cutter stopper wears out after
repetitive use, causing the cutter to not cut the tape cleanly, replace with a
new cutter unit (stock no. TC-5) which can be obtained from an authorised
Brother reseller.
[CREATING LABELS]
1 MAKING TEXT
2
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
DESIGNING LABELS
[Size]
(
>
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
[Large]
OFF)
>
[Size]
+ )
[Large]
[Medium]
.
>
Use either 9 mm or 12 mm wide tape for two line text.
Display
>
[Width]
>
>
Symbols
Group
1
8
2
9
3
10
4
11
5
6
+ )
[Bold]
[Outline]
[Shadow]
[Italic]
[I+Bold](Italic Bold)
[I+Outl](Italic Outline)
[I+Shadow](Italic Shadow) [Vertical]
[Underline/Frame]
>
[Off]
(
>
[Undl/Frm]
+ )
To Save: >
[Save]
To Print: >
[Print]
[Margin] (Tape Margin)
To Open: >
Entering Accented Characters
Frames cannot be printed on 3.5 mm tape.
>
>
/
Accented Characters
Accented Characters
A
a
C
c
D
d
E
e
G
g
I
i
K
k
L
l
N
n
O
o
R
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differ by the selected LCD language.
To Clear
(
Display
[Txt&Format]
.
Only text will be cleared.
>
[Text Only]
.
[Tab]
ABC
>
(
+ )
>
: ABC
4mm
12mm
4mm
[Chain Prt] (Chain Print) is for printing more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin <e.g. 1>. You can also create a label containing texts in various
styles; enter a text in one style and press
. After that, cancel feeding (see
the note below), and enter the second text in another style <e.g.2>.
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
ABC
ABC
ABC
(
(
140 mm
42 mm
89 mm
(
+
)
You can insert the desired time and date to your text at the touch of a button.
8 Formats are available for printing time and date.
You can change the number of time/date by changing the clock setting.
To add Time/Date to your text:
Format
Using [Print Option]
(
+
)
>
+ )
[Print Option]
>
[Copies]
>
[Numbering]
+ )
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
VCR VHS
Mini DV
Audio
to save your
to cancel.
Time/Date Function
to feed. Press
• Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette.
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
Length
>
[TimeDate]
>
Example
(October 21st 2007, 15:30)
Format
Example
(October 21st 2007, 15:30)
D/M/Y
21/10/07
Y-M-D
07-10-21
D/M/Y hm
21/10/07 15:30
Y-M-D hm
07-10-21 15:30
D.M.Y
21.10.07
M/D/Y
10/21/07
D.M.Y hm
21.10.07 15:30
M/D/Y hm
10/21/07 15:30
To change the Clock Settings:
See step 4 of the "Initial Settings".
Declaration of Conformity
[Auto Format]
>
>
[Open]
new label. Press
>
You can also select the number of copies by entering with Number keys.
[A/F]
>
number, a message “Overwrite?” will appear. Press
(feed & cut)
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Number keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
>
>
To select the format of Time/Date:
ABC
DEF
>
[Length]
>
The cursor should be positioned where you wish to insert the time and date.
<e.g. 2>
[Copies]
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Number keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
[Label Length](Auto / 30 - 300 mm)
ABC
12mm
[File]
If you try to store a label when there is already a label stored to that
• After printing, "OK to Feed?" will appear. Press
to cancel.
D
>
[Tab Length]
+ )
• FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER OTHERWISE A
PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF.
Tab
[Tab Length](Auto / 0 - 100 mm)
[Full]
(feed & cut)
Label image
Application
>
>
:
25mm
ABC
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
By pressing the Backspace Key, the letters will be deleted one by one.
All text and settings will be cleared.
+ )
You can align text by setting tabs.
>
>
+ )
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
[Candy]
[Tab]
>
(
[Margin]
ABC
[Wooden]
>
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-right corner of the
machine.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message "Print" or "Feed"
is displayed.
• When Chain Print is set, "OK to Feed?" will appear after printing. (See the Note of
[Chain Prt] in [Margin] (Tape Margin). )
25mm
[Callout]
(
You can save your original labels on to your machine. Up to nine labels can
be saved and recalled for printing whenever you desire. You can also edit and
overwrite the stored label.
Printing
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
[Undl]
[Undl](Underline) [Round]
• To go to the next group, press
.
• To cancel operations, press
.
[Banner]
File (Memory)
[Feed]
>
7
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
+ )
>
[Normal]
13
(
Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
[Vertical]
Symbols
12
COMPLETED LABELS
[Preview]
>
(
>
+ )
4
• The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (inch/mm), then returns to the
original text.
• Only the text can be previewed, not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any
additional features.
[×1/2]
[Style]
(
Feeding (Tape Feed)
[Style] (Vertical)
Entering Symbols
+ )
[×2]
[×2]
[Normal]
Label image
Group
(
>
Text Preview
[Small]
[Width]
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
PRINTING LABELS
You can preview the text before printing.
Automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
Making Two Line Text
3
>
[Numbering]
[VCR VHS]
Application
CD Spine
File Tab
Divider
Length
113 mm
82 mm
42 mm
You can also use the Function shortcuts for these menu. Press the
and the shortcut key shown next to the menu title. To confirm,
press
.
>
[Print Option]
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
>
[Print Option]
>
[Mirror]
>
[Mirror Prt?]
Use clear tape in [Mirror], so the labels can be read correctly from the opposite side when attached on glass, windows or other transparent surfaces.
We
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku,
Nagoya 467-8561, Japan
declare that the Labelling System P-touch 1010 conforms with the following normative
documents:
EMC:
EN 55022:1998/A1: 2000/A2: 2003 Class B
EN 55024:1998/A1: 2001/A2: 2003
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-3-3: 1995/A1: 2001/A2: 2005
and follows the provisions of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC.
The optional AC adapter AD-24 also conforms with EN60950-1:2001/A11:2004 and follows
the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
Issued by: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Printing & Solutions Company, Quality Management Dept.
Contact Information
Contact may differ by country. See the Web site. (http://www.P-touch.com/)