Brother 1800 Printer User Manual

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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.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the P-touch 1800!
Your new P-touch will allow you to create labels and stamps for any need. Its versatility
enables you to design custom labels by choosing from a variety of frame designs and from
many characters sizes and styles. In addition, the four tape widths (1/4” (6 mm), 3/8” (9
mm), 1/2” (12 mm), and 3/4” (18 mm)) and variety of tape colors allow you to print personalized labels, useful for color-coded filing. With the Stamp function, you can quickly
and easily make stamps for reusable pre-inked stamp holders.
You no longer have to worry about urgent tasks that require professional printing. In the
office, the factory, the lab and the home, the quality and performance of the P-touch
1810 makes it an extremely practical machine.
Finally, as you may want to refer to this User’s Guide occasionally, we suggest that you
keep it in a handy place.
Canadian Department of Communications Compliance Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled
“Digital Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
Switching the language of the messages between English and French
Clear
1. Erase all of the text in the display either with
or by holding down
Clear
and pressing
2. Hold down
.
and press
to display the current language setting
(“ENGLISH” or FRANÇAIS”).
3. Keep
held down and press
again until the desired setting appears
in the display, then release the keys.
☞
The default setting is English.
Turning off the machine does not change the language setting.
The language cannot be changed if some text remains in the display.
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CONTENTS
Getting Started
GENERAL DESCRIPTION..................................................................................... 2
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS ................................................................................... 4
BATTERIES........................................................................................................... 5
OPTIONAL AC ADAPTOR .................................................................................. 6
TAPE CASSETTE................................................................................................... 7
ATTACHING LABELS........................................................................................... 8
PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS .................................................................................. 12
Learning the Ropes
DOOR LABEL EXAMPLE.................................................................................... 14
ADDRESS LABEL EXAMPLE ............................................................................... 18
For Your Information
POWER KEY ...................................................................................................... 26
CURSOR KEYS................................................................................................... 27
CODE, ALT & SHIFT KEYS................................................................................. 29
SPACE KEY ........................................................................................................ 32
RETURN KEY ..................................................................................................... 33
TAB FUNCTION................................................................................................ 34
DELETE KEY....................................................................................................... 36
LINE OUT FUNCTION ...................................................................................... 37
CLEAR FUNCTION............................................................................................ 38
ACCENT FUNCTION......................................................................................... 41
SYMBOL FUNCTION ........................................................................................ 43
AUTO FORMAT FUNCTION............................................................................. 45
STAMP FUNCTION ........................................................................................... 47
SIZE & WIDTH FUNCTIONS ............................................................................. 51
STYLE FUNCTION............................................................................................. 55
UNDERLINE FUNCTION................................................................................... 58
FONT FUNCTION............................................................................................. 59
FRAME FUNCTION ........................................................................................... 61
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TAPE MARGIN FUNCTION............................................................................... 63
HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT FUNCTION.......................................................... 65
MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION ....................................................................... 66
LENGTH FUNCTION ........................................................................................ 67
PRINT KEY & FEED FUNCTION ........................................................................ 69
NUMBERING FUNCTION................................................................................. 70
REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION......................................................................... 72
MEMORY FUNCTIONS ..................................................................................... 74
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................................... 78
ERROR MESSAGE LIST ...................................................................................... 79
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................... 83
ACCESSORIES.................................................................................................... 84
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Getting Started
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
TOP VIEW
Tape cutter lever
Keyboard
Tape compartment
cover
AC adaptor
connector
LCD display
BOTTOM VIEW
Tape exit slot
Battery compartment cover
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KEYBOARD & LCD DISPLAY
Power key
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
Mirror
Font 1 Font 2
On
Off
Print
Memory
Font
Size
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1 ¡
@
2
Style
#
3
$
4
Tab Length
Tab
Q
Symbol
Width
W
Underline
%
5
Tape
Align
E
R
Store
Frame
¢
6
Length
T
Recall
&
7
A.Format
Y
M.Del
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Stamp
U
)
0
Repeat
I
ü
Line out
(
9
Clear
Del
Number
O
í
P
ó
á
Accent
A
Alt
S
D
F
G
H
J ¿
K
L
é
:
; "
ú
Caps
Shift
Z
C
X
Ç
Vç
B
Code
N
Ñ
M
ñ
/
, -
?
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Home
Feed
Space
End
Cursor keys
Delete key
Return key
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GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
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Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
mark.
Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-Touch. This may damage the tape cassette.
Do not use the machine in dusty places, and keep it out of both direct sunlight and
rain.
Do not expose the machine to high temperatures or high humidity. Never leave it on
the dashboard or in the back of your car.
Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time.
Doing so may cause staining.
Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Use a soft, dry
cloth only.
Do not put any foreign objects into or anything on the machine.
To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter’s edge.
Use only the AC adaptor (model AD-60) designed exclusively for this machine. Use
of any other adaptor will void the warranty.
Do not try to disassemble the AC adaptor.
When the machine is not being used for a long period of time and it is not necessary
to keep the text files stored in the memory, disconnect the AC adaptor, and remove
the batteries to prevent them from leaking and damaging the machine.
When the AC adaptor is connected, unplugging the adaptor from the electrical outlet
before unplugging it from the machine can delete all text files in the memory, even if
batteries are installed.
Use six AA alkaline batteries in this machine.
BATTERIES
This lightweight and portable machine can be used anywhere by installing six (6) AA
alkaline batteries. When you change the batteries, always replace all six at the same
time.
To change the batteries:
1 Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the machine.
2 If batteries are already installed, remove them.
3 Insert six new AA alkaline batteries, making sure that they face the correct direction.
4 Attach the battery compartment cover.
☞
Be sure to insert the new batteries within five minutes of removing the old
ones, otherwise the text shown in the display and any text files stored in the
memory will be lost (unless the machine is plugged into an AC outlet with
the AC adaptor).
Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adaptor if you do not intend to
use this machine 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.
If alkaline batteries are not used, large fonts cannot be printed.
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OPTIONAL AC ADAPTOR
The AC adaptor (model AD-60) allows you to use this machine wherever there is an electrical outlet.
To connect the optional AC adaptor:
1 Insert the plug on the adaptor cord into the connector marked DC IN 9.5V on the
right side of the machine.
2 Insert the plug on the adaptor into the nearest standard electrical outlet.
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Only use the AC adaptor designed exclusively for this machine.
Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adaptor if you do not intend to
use this machine 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.
When the AC adaptor is connected, unplugging the adaptor from the electrical outlet before unplugging it from the machine can delete all text files in
the memory, even if batteries are installed.
It is recommended that you use the AC adaptor when printing large fonts on
3/4″ (18-mm)-wide tape since this operation can quickly drain the batteries.
TAPE CASSETTE
A single TZ tape cassette is supplied with this unit. However, since TZ tape cassettes are
available for this machine in a wide variety of colors and sizes, it is possible to make distinctive color-coded and stylized labels.
In addition, this machine has been designed to allow you to change the tape cassettes
quickly and easily.
To change the tape cassette:
1 Lift open the tape compartment cover. The installed cassette is also released.
2 If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up.
3 If the ink ribbon in the other tape cassette is loose, use your finger to wind the
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toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on the cassette until there is no slack in
the ribbon. Also, make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
☞ If you are using a new tape cassette provided with a stopper, be sure to
remove the stopper.
Insert the tape cassette firmly into the tape compartment, making sure that the entire
back of the cassette touches the bottom of the compartment.
☞ When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the inner ribbon does not
catch on the corner of the metal guide.
Close the compartment cover, then turn on the machine if it is off.
Feed
6 Hold down
7
and press
once to advance the tape and remove any
slack.
Push down on the tape cutter lever to cut off any excess tape.
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ATTACHING LABELS
LAMINATED TAPE
The enclosed stick enables you to easily remove the backing from labels printed on laminated tapes.
1 Hold the tape in your left hand, with the printed surface facing up, and hold the
stick in your right hand.
2 Pass the tape halfway through the long narrow hole in the stick.
3 Turn the stick three-quarters of a turn towards you and pull the stick away from you
as shown below.
4 Peel off the label backing.
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CD
AB
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CD
AB
NON-LAMINATED TAPE
Labels printed on non-laminated tapes can be folded in half so that the inside edges of the
two backing pieces come off the label, enabling the backing to easily be peeled off.
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INSTANT-LETTERING TAPE (RUB-ON TRANSFERS)
Instant-lettering tape is used to transfer your text onto paper. After printing the text onto
instant-lettering tape and cutting off the label, position the label on a sheet of paper. By
simply rubbing the instant lettering tape’s non-printed side with the enclosed stick, you
can transfer the text directly onto the paper.
☞ Hold the tape very firmly and do not move it while rubbing the tape.
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IRON-ON TRANSFER TAPE
Iron-on transfer tape is used to transfer your text onto garments using an iron.
Mirror
1
Insert an iron-on transfer tape cassette, press
to print the text, then push
down on the tape cutter lever to cut off the label.
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U
C
5
TO
4
Iron the garment to flatten it before transferring the text.
Place the label on the garment at the location where you wish the text to be transferred.
Set the iron to cotton (300 to 350˚F or 150 to 180˚C), then press down on the label
with the iron for about 15 seconds.
Allow the iron-on transfer to cool (for about 60 seconds), then carefully remove the
backing tape.
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2
3
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White garments made from 100% cotton with a plain (smooth) surface are best for
iron-on transfers.
You can also make transfers to garments made from 100% linen or cotton and
polyester mix as long as they have a plain (smooth) surface.
The label will not adhere properly to any cloth with a rough surface, such as pile
or denim, or with a waterproof surface. Heat-sensitive materials, such as nylon,
acetate or other similar fibers, are also unsuitable as they may be damaged when
pressing with an iron at a high temperature.
Do not move the iron while pressing. The label may move out of the desired position. Press the iron vertically down onto the cloth.
After the backing tape has been removed, the transferred label may appear glossy.
In addition, some white spots may have appeared on the label if it was touched
while the backing tape was peeled off. These can be removed by ironing over the
label with a piece of cloth placed between the label and the iron.
The label will have a white background on colored cloth.
Since the transferred label cannot be removed once it is applied, make all transfers
with care.
Washing:
Garments with transfer labels can be washed over 20 times if the label has been transferred correctly. Normal biological and non-biological household detergents may be
used.
The label may become discolored if the garment is placed in bleach for an extended
length of time.
Be careful that hard objects such as buckles or buttons do not come into contact with the
label during the wash.
Do not dry clean garments which have had transfer labels applied.
Drying:
Garments with transfer labels may be dried either inside or outside out.
Do not tumble dry. The transfers will come off and may stick to other items of clothing.
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Ironing:
Iron garments with transfers using normal temperature settings.
Be sure to place a piece of cloth between the iron and the label when you iron over it to
prevent the label from sticking to the iron.
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P-TOU
The labels are non-toxic, however, please maintain the usual precautions, such as not
placing them in your mouth, etc.
Do not store the tape cassette in areas exposed to direct sunlight, high humidity or dust.
FABRIC TAPE
Fabric tape is used to attach a piece of fabric printed with your text onto garments using
an iron. After printing the text onto fabric tape and cutting off the label using scissors,
place the label on an ironed garment at the location where you wish to attach it in such a
way that the printed text can be read correctly. Cover the label with another piece of
cloth and use an iron set to a medium-high temperature (320 to 356 ˚F (160 to 180 ˚C)) to
press down firmly for 10 to 15 seconds. For more details, refer to the instructions
included with the fabric tape cassette.
STAMP TAPE
Refer to pages 47 through 50 for a detailed explanation on using the stamp tape to make
stamps.
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PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS
Occasionally, specks of dust or dirt become attached to the machine’s print head and
rollers. This is particularly likely when you are using the unit outdoors or in a very dusty
environment. If a section of the print head is covered with dust, a blank horizontal streak
may appear through the label text. Therefore, as with a tape recorder, the machine’s head
may need to be cleaned from time to time.
To clean the print head and rollers:
1 Turn off the machine.
2 Open the tape compartment cover, then remove the tape cassette if one is installed.
The print head and rollers are located in the tape compartment.
Print head: Use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with an up-anddown motion.
Rollers: Use a dry cotton swab to wipe each roller with an up-and-down motion
while rotating them with your finger.
4 Install a tape cassette, close the tape compartment cover, and then try printing
again.
5 If dust still remains, repeat steps 3 and 4 using a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl
(rubbing) alcohol.
If none of the above works, contact your service representative.
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Print head
Print head
Rollers
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Cotton swab
Learning
the Ropes
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DOOR LABEL EXAMPLE
After you have inserted the batteries and the enclosed tape cassette as explained in the
Getting Started chapter, let’s practice using some of the basic functions of your P-touch.
We must first begin by turning on the power to the machine.
To turn on the machine:
1 Press
in the top right-
hand corner of the keyboard.
Auto
Alt
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
The underline in the LCD display is called the “cursor”. It is like a pointer which shows
your current position and lets you select characters in your text.
The text you create may sometimes be longer than the 11 characters that the LCD display
can show at one time. Therefore, the cursor can be moved to show other parts of the text.
Pressing the left cursor key (
) moves the cursor to the left so that the left side of the
text can be seen and pressing the right cursor key (
) moves the cursor to the right
so that the right side of the text can be seen.
Some format settings are shown by the triangular and square indicators around the edge
of the display. The default settings (the selected settings when the power is turned on for
the very first time) have been pre-programmed into the machine and represent the most
common settings for labels. However, you can design your own label to have any format
that you wish. Detailed explanations of the formats can be found on pages 66 through 68.
Now, let’s enter the text for our first example, the simple door label shown below.
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The label in this example was made using the enclosed 1/2″ (12-mm)-wide tape.
ENTERING THE TEXT
Since all of the text will be in capital letters, we will use the Caps mode, which allows us
to type capital letters continuously without holding down
Caps
.
To enter Caps mode:
2 Hold down
and press
Auto
Caps
once. The Caps indicator
on the left side of the display
lights up.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: _
Font 1 Font 2
Then, let’s type in the text in the same way that you would type on a typewriter or a computer keyboard.
To type in “MEETING”:
Tape
3 Press
once and
Auto
Length
twice, then press
and
Repeat
,
,
once each.
☞ All
letters are automatically
entered as capital letters.
Alt
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: M E E T I N G _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
Feed
Also like on a typewriter or computer keyboard, the Space key (
add blank spaces to the text.
☞
) allows you to
Feed
The Space key (
) is different from the right cursor key (
), which
moves the cursor through the entered text without adding blank spaces.
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To add a space:
4 Press
Feed
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: M E E T I N G _
Font 1 Font 2
Type the second word, “ROOM”, to finish the text.
To type in “ROOM”:
Number
Align
5 Press
once,
twice,
Auto
once.
then
Alt
☞ Since the text is longer than the
LCD display, “ME” moves off the
display to the left.
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: E T I N G R O O M _
Font 1 Font 2
Now that we are finished entering capital letters, we can exit Caps mode.
To exit Caps mode:
6 Hold down
and press
Caps
Auto
Alt
once. The Caps indicator
goes off.
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: E T I N G R O O M _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
Once you have entered the text, you can easily edit it by correcting mistakes or simply adjusting it or its format. For detailed explanations of text editing methods, see pages 36 to 40.
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PRINTING THE TEXT
Several format settings are available, however, in this example we will use the default settings pre-programmed into the machine and print out our label.
To print the door label:
Mirror
7 Press
Auto
once. The message
“COPIES 1/1” appears while the
label is being printed.
Alt
Caps
COPIES
1/ 1
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
To cut off the door label:
8 Push down on the tape cutter
lever.
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ADDRESS LABEL EXAMPLE
While making the multi-line address label in this example, we will learn how to create
more decorative labels using the various format settings.
☞
Three-line labels, such as this address label, can only be printed on either 1/2”
(12-mm)- or 3/4” (18-mm)-wide tape.
Before entering the new text, we must first erase the text shown in the display from the
previous time that the machine was used. When clearing the display, we can choose
whether to erase all of the text and return all format functions (Font, Size, Width, Style,
Underline, Frame, Tape margin, Alignment, and Length) to their default settings or just to
erase the text.
To erase all of the text and reset the format functions:
1 Hold down
and press
Auto
Clear
Alt
once.
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
TEXT&FORMATS
TEXT ONLY
Font 1 Font 2
2 Press
Home
or
TEXT&FORMATS
End
is
until
Auto
selected,
Alt
and then press
.
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: _
Font 1 Font 2
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Length
Underline
Frame
ENTERING THE TEXT
Let’s begin by typing in the first row of text, the name “Bill Reynolds”.
To type in “Bill Reynolds”:
Caps
3 Hold down
and press
once, then release
Auto
Alt
Caps
. Press
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
OK
TO
1: B i l l _
Repeat
once, then
4 Press
twice.
Font 1 Font 2
Feed
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
OK
TO
1: B i l l _
Font 1 Font 2
5 Type in “Reynolds”.
☞ Again, the text is longer than the
LCD display. So “Bil” moves off
the display to the left.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
OK
TO
1: 1 R e y n o l d s _
Font 1 Font 2
In a multi-line label, the return key (
one. The return mark (
) is used to end one line and start the next
) indicates the end of the line.
To end the first line and begin another one:
6 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
1: B i l l R e y n o l
2: _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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Now, we can enter the address: 29 South Main St.; Los Angeles, CA 88888.
To type in the address:
7 Type “29 South Main St.”, then
press
Auto
.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
2: 2 9 S o u t h M a
3: _
Font 1 Font 2
8 Type “Los Angeles, CA 88888”.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
2: i n S t .
3: , C A 8 8 8 8 8
Font 1 Font 2
FORMATTING THE TEXT
Now the text has been entered as we wish. If it were printed, the standard default settings
would be used. The text would be aligned on the left side with 1 1/24″ (25 mm) margins
and would not be framed or underlined. In addition, the characters would be auto-sized
(Auto) and printed using the HELSINKI font (Font1) and NORMAL style settings. For more
details concerning format settings, please see pages 51 and 65.
For this label, though, let’s assume we want a different style of text: BRUSSELS font
(Font2), framed, and printed with NARROW (1/6” (4 mm)) tape margins. Therefore, we
must change the format.
To select the BRUSSELS font setting:
9 While holding down
,
Auto
Font
press
Á
once, and keep
held down to display the
current font setting.
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Alt
Caps
FONT
HELSINKI
Font 1 Font 2
Length
Underline
Frame
0 While still holding down
, continue pressing
Auto
Font
Á
Alt
until BRUSSELS is disCaps
played, and then release
Length
Underline
Frame
FONT
BRUSSELS
Font 1 Font 2
.
To select the ROUND frame setting:
A While holding down
,
Auto
Frame
press
once, and keep
held down to display the
current frame setting.
Alt
Caps
Font 1 Font 2
B While still holding down
,
Auto
Frame
continue
pressing
until
ROUND is displayed, and then
release
Length
Underline
Frame
FRAME
OFF
.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
FRAME
ROUND
Font 1 Font 2
To select the NARROW tape margin setting:
C While holding down
,
Auto
Tape
press
once, and keep
held down to display the
current tape margin setting.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
FEED
FULL
Font 1 Font 2
D While still holding down
Tape
, continue pressing
Auto
Alt
until NARROW is displayed, and
Caps
then release
.
FEED
NARROW
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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Different format settings can be chosen either before or after the text is entered. The procedure shown above can be used to change the other format settings.
PRINTING THE TEXT
Mirror
If we want only one copy of the text, we could just press
to print it. However,
let’s assume that we have three letters onto which we wish to attach address labels.
Therefore, we need to print three copies of the same text.
To print three copies of the label:
E Hold down
and press
Auto
Repeat
once.
COPIES
UNTIL
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
1–9?
Font 1 Font 2
Width
F Press
.
Auto
COPIES
UNTIL
Alt
Caps
3
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
G Press
. The number of each copy is displayed while it is being
printed.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
COPIES
1/ 3
Font 1 Font 2
Auto
Alt
Caps
COPIES
2/ 3
Font 1 Font 2
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Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
Alt
Caps
COPIES
3/ 3
Font 1 Font 2
Length
Underline
Frame
H Push down on the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, then use scissors to cut
✂
✂
along the cutting guide to separate the labels.
With these examples, we have covered many of the basic features of your P-touch so that
you can begin creating your own customized labels. If you have any questions about any
of the functions or keys, refer to the appropriate explanation in the following section.
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For Your
Information
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POWER KEY
The power key (
) is located in the top right-hand corner of the keyboard. If bat-
teries have been installed or the machine has been plugged in using the optional AC
adaptor, the previous session’s information is displayed when the machine is turned on.
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.
The machine will automatically turn off if no key is pressed within 5 minutes. The
machine’s internal memory stores the current session’s information and displays it when
you turn on the machine again.
To turn on the machine:
●
Press
. The previous session’s information appears in the LCD display.
To turn off the machine:
●
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Press
. The current session’s information is stored in the internal memory.
CURSOR KEYS
The machine’s LCD display shows two rows of 11 characters; however, the text that you
create can be up to 99 characters long. You can review and edit your text by using the
cursor keys to move the cursor so that different parts are shown in the display.
LEFT CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor one character to the left:
●
Press
once.
To move the cursor several characters to the left:
●
Hold down
until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the beginning of the current line:
●
Hold down
and press
.
RIGHT CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor one character to the right:
● Press
once.
To move the cursor several characters to the right:
● Hold down
until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the end of the current line:
●
Hold down
and press
.
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UP CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor up to the previous line:
●
Press
Home
once.
☞
If the cursor is in the first line of text, it will move to the beginning of the line.
To move the cursor up several lines:
●
Hold down
Home
until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the beginning of the entire text:
●
Hold down
and press
Home
.
DOWN CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor down to the following line:
●
Press
End
once.
☞ If the cursor is in the last line of text, it will move to the end of the line.
To move the cursor down several lines:
●
Hold down
End
until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the end of the entire text:
●
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Hold down
and press
End
.
CODE, ALT & SHIFT KEYS
Most characters can be entered simply by pressing their keys. However, to use special
functions or to enter capital letters, accented characters and some symbols, the following
special keys are necessary.
CODE KEY
To use a function printed above a key:
●
Hold down
and press the key immediately below the desired function.
EXAMPLE
To start the Symbol function:
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: A B C _
Font 1 Font 2
● Hold down
and press
Auto
Symbol
once.
Alt
Caps
ÜÆæÃãËëÕõ °™
1: A B C _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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ALT KEY
To type in characters printed in color on the right-hand side of the keys:
Symbol
●
Hold down
and press the key of the desired character written in color. The Alt
Symbol
indicator on the left side of the display lights up while
is held down.
EXAMPLE
To type in “–”:
Symbol
● Hold down
and press
once. The Alt indicator lights up while
Symbol
is held down.
Auto
Alt
Caps
LENGTH
1: 0 1 2 _
Font 1 Font 2
30
inch
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
Alt
Caps
LENGTH
1: 0 1 2 - _
Font 1 Font 2
inch
Length
Underline
Frame
SHIFT KEY
To type in a capital letter or a symbol printed in the top left-hand corner of a key:
Caps
●
Hold down
and press the key of the desired letter or symbol.
EXAMPLE
To type in “%”:
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: 5 _
Font 1 Font 2
Underline
Caps
● Hold down
and press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: 5 % _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
Caps
The Caps mode is similar to holding down
tinuously.
To type in many capital letters:
. It allows you to type capital letters con-
Caps
1
Hold down
and press
. The Caps indicator on the left side of the dis-
play lights up.
Auto
Alt
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
2
3
Press the keys of the desired letters or symbols.
To exit Caps mode, hold down
and press
Caps
. The Caps indicator goes off.
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SPACE KEY
Feed
The Space key (
) lets you add blank spaces between characters in your text. It is
different from the right cursor key (
), which just moves the cursor without adding
blank spaces.
To add a space:
Feed
●
Press
.
EXAMPLE
To add a space:
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: J . _
Font 1 Font 2
Feed
● Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: J . _
Font 1 Font 2
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Length
Underline
Frame
RETURN KEY
Like on a typewriter or word processor, this machine’s return key (
) is used to
end a line of text and start another one. When you have finished entering one line, press
the return key to make a new line and move the cursor to it.
☞
A single block can only contain a maximum of three text lines. If you press
when the cursor is located in the third line, the error message “3 LINE
LIMIT!” will appear.
Tape widths
Maximum number of
lines that can be
printed
1/4” (6 mm)
1
3/8” (9 mm)
2
1/2” (12 mm)
3
3/4” (18 mm)
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The return key can also be used to select an item from a list (e.g., add a symbol or
accented character to the text) or to apply a selected setting.
Some questions asking you to confirm a command may appear on the LCD display, especially when the function that you have chosen will delete or affect files. In these cases,
pressing
☞
is like answering “yes”.
Clear
To answer “no”, press
. Refer to DELETE KEY on page 36.
To add a new line:
●
Press
. The return mark (
) appears to indicate the end of the line.
To select an item from a list:
●
Press
.
To answer “yes”:
●
Press
.
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TAB FUNCTION
This function allows you to separate sections of a line of text by adding tabs. This enables
you to create perfectly aligned columns without having to type in several spaces. All tabs
have the same length and are measured from either the beginning of the line or the previous tab if there is more than one. The tab length can be set between 0.0” and 11.8” (0.0
and 30.0 cm).
☞
The text can contain no more than 50 tabs. If 50 tabs have already been added to
Tab
the text when
is pressed, the error message “TAB LIMIT!” appears.
To set the tab length:
Tab Length
1
Hold down
2
Press
Home
and press
or
End
once. The current tab length is displayed.
until the desired length is displayed or use the number keys to
type in the length.
☞
To change the units (inches or centimeters) used to display the tab lengths,
press
3
Press
until the desired units are displayed.
.
To add a tab:
Tab
●
Hold down
and press
once. The tab mark (
) appears in the text to
indicate the position of the tab.
☞
If the text in front of a tab extends past the point where the next section of
text should start, the text will instead start at the following tab position.
For example, if the tab length is set to 2” and the following text is typed in:
1: A B C D E F G H I
2: J K L M N O P Q R S T U
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the label shown below will be printed.
ABC
DEF
JKLMNOPQRST
Margin
Tab (2 inch)
GHI
U
Tab (2 inch)
Margin
EXAMPLE
To set the tab length to 1”:
1 Hold down
and press
Tab Length
Auto
once.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
TAB LENGTH
2.0inch
Font 1 Font 2
2 Press
End
until 1.0 is displayed.
Auto
Alt
Caps
3 Press
Length
Underline
Frame
TAB LENGTH
1.0inch
Font 1 Font 2
.
To add a tab:
● Hold down
and press
Auto
Tab
once.
Alt
Caps
ABCDEFGHIJKL
1: P a r t N o .
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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DELETE KEY
Clear
The delete key (
) allows you to remove characters to the left of the cursor’s current
position. It differs from the left cursor key (
), which only moves the cursor without
deleting any characters.
The delete key can also be used to quit most functions and return to the previous display
without changing the text.
Some questions asking you to confirm a command may appear on the LCD display, especially when the function that you have chosen will delete or affect files. In these cases,
Clear
pressing
☞
is like answering “no”.
To answer “yes”, press
. Refer to RETURN KEY on page 33.
To delete one character:
1
Press
,
,
Home
or
End
to position the cursor below the character
immediately to the right of the character that you wish to delete.
Clear
2
Press
once.
To delete a sequence of characters:
1
Press
,
,
Home
or
End
to position the cursor below the character
immediately to the right of the last character that you wish to delete.
Clear
2
Hold down
until all of the characters that you wish to delete are deleted.
To quit a function without changing your text:
Clear
●
Press
to return to your text.
To answer “no”:
Clear
●
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Press
.
LINE OUT FUNCTION
With the Line Out function, you can easily remove an entire line of text.
To delete a line of text:
1
Press
,
,
Home
or
End
to position the cursor within the line of text that
you wish to delete.
Line Out
2
Hold down
☞
and press
once.
Line Out
Each time
is pressed while
is held down, one line of text is
deleted.
EXAMPLE
To delete “012-345-6789”:
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
1: S G a r d e n
2: 2 - 3 4 5 - 6 7 8 9 _
Font 1 Font 2
● Hold down
and press
Line Out
once.
Auto
Alt
Caps
1: K ´ s G a r d e n
2: _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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CLEAR FUNCTION
When clearing the display before entering new text, the Clear function can be used to
choose whether all of the text is erased and all format functions (Font, Size, Width, Style,
Underline, Frame, Tape margin, Alignment, Tab length, Mirror printing, and Length) are
returned to their default settings, or whether just the text is erased.
To delete all of the text and return all formats to their default settings:
Clear
1
2
Hold down
Home
Press
or
End
.
until TEXT&FORMATS is selected (flashing).
Clear
☞
3
and press
To return to the text without erasing anything, press
Press
.
.
EXAMPLE
To clear the text and formats:
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
1: S G a r d e n
2: 2 - 3 4 5 - 6 7 8 9 _
Font 1 Font 2
1 Hold down
and press
Clear
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
TEXT&FORMATS
TEXT ONLY
Font 1 Font 2
2 Press
Home
until TEXT&FORMATS is flashing.
Auto
Alt
Caps
TEXT&FORMATS
TEXT ONLY
Font 1 Font 2
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Length
Underline
Frame
3 Press
.
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
Alt
Caps
1: _
Font 1 Font 2
To delete just the text:
Clear
1
Hold down
2
Press
☞
3
and press
Home
or
End
.
until TEXT ONLY is selected (flashing).
Clear
To return to the text without erasing anything, press
Press
.
.
EXAMPLE
To clear just the text:
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
1: S G a r d e n
2: 2 - 3 4 5 - 6 7 8 9 _
Font 1 Font 2
1 Hold down
and press
Clear
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
TEXT&FORMATS
TEXT ONLY
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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2 Press
End
until TEXT ONLY is
flashing.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
TEXT&FORMATS
TEXT ONLY
Font 1 Font 2
3 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
1: _
Font 1 Font 2
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Length
Underline
Frame
ACCENT FUNCTION
The Accent function can also be used to add accented characters to your text. Many of
these characters can also be typed in using the Symbol function.
The accented characters are grouped according to the capital or small letter that they are
combined with. The following accented characters are available:
Letters
Accented characters
Letters
Accented characters
a
àáäâãåæ
I
ÍÏÎ
A
ÀÁÄÂÃÅÆ
n
ñ
c
ç
N
Ñ
C
Ç
o
óöôõ
e
è é ë ê e˜
O
ÓÖÔÕ
E
È É Ë Ê E˜
u
ùúüû
i
íïî
U
ÙÚÜÛ
To type in an accented character:
Accent
1
Hold down
and press
. The message “a – u / A – U?” appears on the
display.
2
Press the key of the letter in the desired accented character.
☞
Caps
To type a capital letter, hold down
(or hold down
and press
Caps
to turn on Caps mode) before pressing the letter key.
3
Press
4
Press
☞
or
until the desired accented character flashes.
. The letter and the accent flash alternately in the text.
To type in a series of accented characters, hold down
before pressing
. Then, continue adding accented characters by selecting them as
explained in steps 2 and 3, and holding down
. Press just
while pressing
after selecting the last character in the series.
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EXAMPLE
To add the accented character “É”:
1 Hold down
and press
Accent
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
a-u/A-U?
1: R E S U M _
Font 1 Font 2
Caps
2 Hold down
and press
Tape
Auto
.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ÈÉËÊ
1: R E S U M _
Font 1 Font 2
3 Press
until É flashes.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
ÈÉËÊ
1: R E S U M _
Font 1 Font 2
4 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
1: R E S U M É _
Font 1 Font 2
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Length
Underline
Frame
SYMBOL FUNCTION
In addition to the letters, symbols and numerals on the key tops, there are 53 additional
marks available with the Symbol function.
The following symbols are available:
Group
Symbol
1
2
Ü
Æ æ
+
×
Ã
÷
=
3
ã
E˜
e˜
§
2
3
☞ ☞
R
Õ
õ
2
3
°
4
[
TM
]
C
4
5
♥
★
To type in a symbol:
Symbol
1
Hold down
2
Press
Home
and press
or
End
. A row of symbols appear in the display.
to display different rows of symbols and press
or
until the desired symbol flashes.
3
Press
☞
. The symbol appears in the text.
To type in a series of symbols, hold down
before pressing
.
Then, continue adding symbols by selecting them as explained in steps 2
and 3, and holding down
while pressing
. Press just
after selecting the last symbol in the series.
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EXAMPLE
To add the symbol “
”:
1 Hold down
and press
Symbol
Auto
.
Alt
Caps
üÆæÃã
Õõ•°
1: D A N G E R _
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
2 Press
Home
or
End
until the
row containing “ ” appears,
then press
or
until
Auto
Alt
“
” flashes.
Caps
R
Length
Underline
Frame
C
1: D A N G E R _
Font 1 Font 2
3 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
R
1: D A N G E R _
Font 1 Font 2
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C
Length
Underline
Frame
AUTO FORMAT FUNCTION
With the Auto Format function, you can select from a variety of preset formats perfect for
your specific need. This function automatically adjusts the label length, tape margins and
horizontal alignment without changing the text or any other formats, allowing you to create labels faster and easier.
The following preset formats are available:
Auto Format setting
DEFAULT
Label length
setting
OFF
Tape margin
setting
FULL
Horizontal
alignment setting
LEFT
3.5”FLOPPY
2.8” (7.0 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
5”FLOPPY
4.8” (12.2 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VHS SPINE
5.5” (14.0 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VHS
3.0” (7.7 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VCR8mm CASE
3.6” (9.2 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VCR8mm
2.9” (7.3 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VHS-C SPINE
1.8” (4.5 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VHS-C
2.3” (5.8 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
AUDIO
3.5” (8.9 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
DAT CASSETTE
2.2” (5.6 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
MINI DISK
2.0” (5.2 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
ORGANIZER L
3.2” (8.2 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
ORGANIZER S
2.6” (6.5 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
FILE LONG
7.2” (18.3 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
FILE SHORT
3.7” (9.4 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
To select a preset format:
A.Format
1
Hold down
and press
once. The currently selected setting appears in
the display.
2
Press
☞
Home
or
End
to select the desired setting.
To return to default settings, press
Feed
.
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3
Press
to apply the selected setting.
The Length indicator lights up if any setting other than DEFAULT is selected.
☞
EXAMPLE
To select the AUDIO setting:
1 Hold down
and press
A.Format
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
FORMAT TYPE?
DEFAULT
Font 1 Font 2
2 Press
Home
or End until the
AUDIO setting is displayed.
Auto
Alt
Caps
FORMAT TYPE?
AUDIO
Font 1 Font 2
3 Press
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.
Length
Underline
Frame
STAMP FUNCTION
The Stamp function allows you to quickly and easily create your own stamp stencil films
for customized stamps. Select this function to automatically center the text and adjust the
tape length and margins to a perfect format for the pre-inked stamp film holders. Since the
stamp holder is reusable, just make a new stamp stencil film and replace the one in the
holder.
To make a stamp:
1 Type in the text, and then insert a Medium (3/4” (18-mm)-wide) stamp film cassette.
Stamp
2
Hold down
and press
once. The message “STAMP FORMAT?”
appears in the display.
3
Press
. The text is formatted for a stamp: centered within the preset message
area with the tape length and margins automatically adjusted.
Mirror
4
Press
5
Push down on the tape cutter lever, remove the backing paper from the stamp stencil film and affix it to the ink pad of a stamp film holder.
to cut the text out of the stamp stencil film.
EXAMPLE
To cut a stamp:
1 Enter the text and insert a stamp film cassette in the tape compartment.
2 Hold down
and press
Auto
Stamp
.
Alt
Caps
STAMP
FORMAT?
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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3 Press
.
Auto
1: J . S m i t h
2: 1 2 3 4 M a i n S
_
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
Mirror
4 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
COPIES
1/ 1
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
5 Push down on the tape cutter lever to cut the stamp stencil film.
To affix a stamp:
6 Remove the stamp frame from around the stamp film holder ink pad, one
side at a time, then remove the protective seal covering the ink pad and the
backing paper from the stamp stencil film.
7 With the glossy side of the stamp stencil film upward, align one of its ends
with the slit on the side of the stamp film holder.
Glossy side
Tape end
Slit
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8 Hold the end of the stamp stencil film in place with your thumb, then pass
the tape through the guides while pulling it tight.
Guides
9 Fold the other end of the stamp stencil film over the other side of the stamp
film holder and hold it in place with your finger.
Fold over
0 Fit the stamp frame over the stamp stencil film and push it into place.
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A Insert the stamp film holder straight into its cap.
☞ Be sure that the stamp is correctly covered in order to prevent ink spills.
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SIZE & WIDTH FUNCTIONS
The character size can be adjusted using both the Size and Width functions. Since the
character size that can be used depends on the width of the tape, the following table
shows the character sizes that can be used with each tape width.
Tape widths
Sizes (in points)
1/4” (6 mm)
6, 9, 12
3/8” (9 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18
1/2” (12 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24
3/4” (18 mm)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36
The default size setting is AUTO and the default width setting is OFF. The currently
selected size setting is always shown by the indicator above the display.
With the AUTO size setting, the machine compares your text with the width of the
installed tape and automatically adjusts the characters to the largest possible size. However, six other point sizes are also available and each can be printed in wide characters.
Size
setting (in
points)
Width function OFF
Width function ON
6
9
12
18
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Size
setting (in
points)
Width function OFF
Width function ON
24
36
To change the size setting:
Size
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current size setting.
Size
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired size set-
ting is displayed and is shown by the size indicator.
☞
3
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The current character size setting is also shown by the size indicator above
the display.
Release
to apply the selected size setting to the entire text.
☞ With the AUTO setting selected and 3/4” (18-mm)-wide tape installed, text
consisting of just one line of only capital letters will be printed with a character size of 48 points.
EXAMPLE
To select the 24 point size setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Size
press
once, and keep
held down.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
SIZE
AUTO
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Size
continue pressing
until 24 is
displayed.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
SIZE
24
Font 1 Font 2
3 Release
.
To turn on or off the Width function:
Width
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current width setting.
Width
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired width
setting is displayed.
3
Release
to apply the selected width setting to the entire text.
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EXAMPLE
To turn on the Width function:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Width
press
once, and keep
held down.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
WIDE
OFF
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Width
continue pressing
displayed.
until ON is
Alt
Caps
WIDE
ON
Font 1 Font 2
3 Release
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.
Length
Underline
Frame
STYLE FUNCTION
You can choose from nine different character styles to apply to your text.
☞ Characters printed using the smaller sizes may be difficult to read if certain style
settings (e.g., I+SHADOW) are selected.
The following style settings are available:
NORMAL
I+BOLD (italic & bold)
BOLD
I+OUTLINE (italic & outline)
OUTLINE
I+SHADOW (italic & shadow)
SHADOW
VERTICAL
ITALIC
The default style setting is NORMAL. The style indicator at the bottom right of the display
shows the current style setting when any setting other than NORMAL is selected.
Refer to Reference at the end of this section for samples of the available settings.
To change the style setting:
Style
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current style setting.
Style
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired style set-
ting is displayed.
☞
3
The current style setting is shown by the style indicator at the bottom right of
the display.
Release
to apply the selected style setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the I+SHADOW style setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Style
press
once, and keep
held down.
Alt
Caps
STYLE
NORMAL
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Style
continue
pressing
I+SHADOW is displayed.
until
Alt
Caps
STYLE
I+SHADOW
Font 1 Font 2
3 Release
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.
Length
Underline
Frame
REFERENCE
Font
setting
Style setting
NORMAL
BOLD
OUTLINE
HELSINKI
BRUSSELS
Font
setting
Style setting
SHADOW
ITALIC
I+BOLD
HELSINKI
BRUSSELS
Font
setting
Style setting
I+OUTLINE
I+SHADOW
VERTICAL
HELSINKI
BRUSSELS
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UNDERLINE FUNCTION
You can emphasize your text by underlining it.
The default underline setting is OFF. When the Underline function is set to ON, the
Underline indicator on the right side of the display lights up.
ON
To turn on or off the Underline function:
Underline
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current underline setting.
Underline
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired under-
line setting is displayed.
☞
3
The Underline indicator lights up when the ON setting is selected.
Release
to apply the selected underline setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the ON underline setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Underline
press
once, and keep
Alt
Caps
held down.
Length
Underline
Frame
UNDERLINE
OFF
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Underline
continue pressing
displayed.
until ON is
Alt
Caps
UNDERLINE
ON
Font 1 Font 2
3 Release
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.
Length
Underline
Frame
FONT FUNCTION
With the Font function, you can choose one of two fonts for your text.
The following font settings are available:
HELSINKI and BRUSSELS
The default font setting is HELSINKI. The currently selected font setting is always shown
by the Font indicators below the display.
Refer to Reference at the end of this section for samples of the available settings.
To change the font setting:
Font
1
While holding down
, press
Á
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current font setting.
Font
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
Á
until the desired font set-
ting is displayed and is shown by the font indicator.
☞
3
The current font setting is also shown by the font indicator at the bottom left
of the display.
Release
to apply the selected font setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the BRUSSELS font setting:
1 While holding down
,
Font
press
Á
Auto
once, and keep
Alt
held down.
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
FONT
HELSINKI
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Font
continue
pressing
BRUSSELS is displayed.
Á
Auto
until
Alt
Caps
3 Release
.
FONT
BRUSSELS
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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REFERENCE
REFERENCE
Font
setting
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Font sample
Display
indicator
HELSINKI
Font 1
BRUSSELS
Font 2
FRAME FUNCTION
With the Frame function, you can choose from various frames and highlights to design a
more decorative or emphasized label.
The following Frame settings are available:
OFF, ROUND, CANDY, POINTING, NAMEPLATE, DOT
The default frame setting is OFF; however, other settings are also available. When any
setting other than OFF is selected, the Frame indicator on the right side of the display
lights up.
Refer to Reference at the end of this section for samples of the available settings.
To change the frame setting:
Frame
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current frame setting.
Frame
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired frame
setting is displayed.
☞
3
The Frame indicator lights up when any setting other than OFF is selected.
Release
to apply the selected frame setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the CANDY frame setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Frame
press
once, and keep
held down.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
FRAME
OFF
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Frame
continue
pressing
until
Alt
CANDY is displayed.
Caps
3 Release
.
FRAME
CANDY
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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REFERENCE
REFERENCE
Frame
setting
Frame sample
Frame
setting
OFF
POINTING
ROUND
NAMEPLATE
CANDY
DOT
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Frame sample
TAPE MARGIN FUNCTION
The Tape margin function allows you to adjust the size of the margins on the left and right
sides of your text.
The default tape margin setting is FULL; however, three other settings are also available.
FULL
(1 1/24” (25 mm
margins))
NONE
(no margins)
NARROW
(1/6” (4 mm
margins))
HALF
(1/2” (12 mm
margins))
☞
After printing a label using the NONE tape margin setting, hold down
press
Feed
and
once to feed the tape before pushing down on the tape cutter lever
to cut it. Otherwise some of the printed characters may be cut off.
After printing using the NARROW and HALF tape margin settings, push down on
the tape cutter lever to cut off the label, then use scissors to cut along the printed
dots (:) to center the text within the label.
To change the tape margin setting:
Tape
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current tape margin setting.
Tape
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired tape
margin setting is displayed.
3
Release
to apply the selected tape margin setting to the entire text.
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EXAMPLE
To select the HALF tape margin setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Tape
press
once, and keep
held down.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
FEED
FULL
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Tape
continue pressing
until HALF
Alt
is displayed.
Caps
FEED
HALF
Font 1 Font 2
3 Release
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.
Length
Underline
Frame
HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT FUNCTION
You can choose to align the text in one of three ways. In addition, if the Length function
was used to set the length of the label, the text will align within the label according to the
selected horizontal alignment setting.
Three settings exist, as follows. The default setting is LEFT.
LEFT
CENTER
RIGHT
To change the horizontal alignment setting:
Align
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current horizontal alignment setting.
Align
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired horizon-
tal alignment setting is displayed.
3
Release
to apply the selected horizontal alignment setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the RIGHT horizontal alignment setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Align
press
once, and keep
Alt
Caps
held down.
Length
Underline
Frame
H.ALIGNMENT
LEFT
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Align
continue
pressing
until
Alt
RIGHT is displayed.
Caps
3 Release
H.ALIGNMENT
RIGHT
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
.
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MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION
With this function, you can print your text so that the characters can be read from the
tape side of the tape. If mirror-printed labels are attached to glass or some other clear
material, they can be read correctly from the opposite side.
☞ When using the Mirror printing function, the text should be printed on clear tape.
The default mirror printing setting is OFF.
ON
To turn on or off the mirror printing setting:
Mirror
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to
display the current mirror printing setting.
Mirror
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired mirror
printing setting is displayed.
3
Release
to apply the selected mirror printing setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the ON mirror printing setting:
1 While holding down
,
Auto
Mirror
press
once, and keep
held down.
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
MIRROR
OFF
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Mirror
continue pressing
ON is displayed.
3 Release
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until
Alt
Caps
.
MIRROR
ON
Font 1 Font 2
Length
Underline
Frame
LENGTH FUNCTION
Although the length of the printed label automatically adjusts to fit the length of the
entered text, there may be times when you will want to make a label with a specific
length. The Length function allows you to set the label length between 1.6” and 11.8”
(4.0 cm and 30.0 cm).
The default length setting is OFF. When the Length function is set to ON, the Length indicator on the right side of the display lights up.
☞ Turning off the machine and turning it on again changes the length setting back to
OFF.
To turn on or off the Length function:
Length
1
While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to dis-
play the current length of the label (the text and both margins) briefly, then display
the current label length setting (ON or OFF).
Length
2
While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired label
length setting is displayed.
☞
3
4
The Length indicator lights up when ON is selected.
Release
Press
length.
☞
Home
or
End
to select the desired length or use the number keys to enter the
To change the units (inches or centimeters) used to display the label length,
press
5
. If ON was selected, the current label length setting is displayed.
until the desired units are displayed.
To change the length in 1” (1.0-cm)-steps, hold down either Home or
and then release the key when the desired setting is displayed.
Press
.
End
,
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EXAMPLE
To select a label length of 5”:
Length
1 While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held
down.
Auto
Alt
LENGTH
Caps
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
inch
2.1
Alt
LENGTH
Caps
Font 1 Font 2
inch
OFF
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
2 While still holding down
,
Auto
Length
continue pressing
until ON is
Alt
displayed.
LENGTH
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
inch
ON
Font 1 Font 2
3 Release
.
Auto
Alt
LENGTH
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
inch
3.9
Font 1 Font 2
4 Press
Home
until 5.0 is displayed.
Auto
Alt
LENGTH
Caps
5 Press
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.
Font 1 Font 2
inch
5.0
Length
Underline
Frame
PRINT KEY & FEED FUNCTION
After you have entered your text and chosen the desired format settings, you are ready to
print.
To print a label:
Mirror
●
Press
once. The message “COPIES” followed by the number of the label
being printed is displayed.
☞
If NONE tape setting is selected and the tape is immediately, some printed
characters will be cut off. To feed the tape after printing, hold down
and
Feed
once.
To feed the tape:
Feed
● Hold down
and press
once. 1 1/24” (25 mm) of tape is fed out.
To cut the tape:
● Push down on the tape cutter lever.
☞ In order to prevent damaging the tape, do not try to cut it while printing or
feeding. Pushing down on the tape cutter lever too far may break it.
EXAMPLE
To make a label using the NONE tape margin setting:
Mirror
1 Press
once.
Auto
Alt
Caps
COPIES
1/ 1
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
2 Hold down
and press
Feed
once.
3 Push down on the tape cutter lever.
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NUMBERING FUNCTION
This function can be used to print many copies of the same text while increasing a certain
number in the text by 1 after each label is printed.
To use the Numbering function:
1
Press
,
Home
,
or
to position the cursor below the number that
End
you wish to increase.
Number
2
Hold down
and press
. The message “NUMBER UNTIL 1–9?” appears
in the display.
Font
3
Press the number key (
☞
Á
M.Del
to
) of the last number that is to be printed.
Number
To cancel the Numbering, hold down
and press
(or press just
Clear
).
Mirror
4
Press
(or
) to begin printing the labels. The number of each copy is
displayed while it is being printed.
☞
After printing using the NONE tape magin setting, hold down
press
Feed
and
once to feed the tape before cutting it, otherwise some of the
printed characters may be cut off.
5
Press down on the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, and then use scissors to cut
along the printed dots to separate the labels.
EXAMPLE
To print three labels with numbers 1, 2 and 3:
1 Position the cursor below “1”.
Auto
Alt
Caps
1: S T U D I O 1
_
Font 1 Font 2
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Length
Underline
Frame
2 Hold down
and press
Auto
Number
.
Alt
Caps
NUMBER
UNTIL
Length
Underline
Frame
1–9?
Font 1 Font 2
Width
3 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
NUMBER
UNTIL
Length
Underline
Frame
3
Font 1 Font 2
Mirror
4 Press
(or
).
Auto
Caps
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
COPIES
1/3
Alt
Font 1 Font 2
Alt
Caps
COPIES
2/3
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
COPIES
3/3
Alt
Caps
Font 1 Font 2
5 Press in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, then use scissors to cut along
✂
✂
✂
the cutting guide to separate the labels.
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REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION
This function allows you to print up to 9 copies of the same text.
To use the Repeat printing function:
Repeat
1
Hold down
and press
. The message “COPIES UNTIL 1–9?” appears in
the display.
Font
2
Press the number key (
☞
Á
M.Del
to
) of the number of labels that you want.
Repeat
To cancel the Repeat printing, hold down
and press
(or press
Clear
just
).
Mirror
3
Press
(or
) to begin printing the labels. The number of each copy is
displayed while it is being printed.
☞
If NONE tape setting is selected and the tape is immediately, some printed
characters will be cut off. To feed the tape after printing, hold down
Feed
and
4
once.
Press down on the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, and then use scissors to cut
along the printed dots to separate the labels.
EXAMPLE
To print three copies of a label:
1 Hold down
and press
Auto
Repeat
.
Alt
Caps
COPIES
UNTIL
Font 1 Font 2
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1–9?
Length
Underline
Frame
Width
2 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
COPIES
UNTIL
Length
Underline
Frame
3
Font 1 Font 2
Mirror
3 Press
(or
).
Auto
Alt
Caps
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
COPIES
1/3
Font 1 Font 2
Alt
Caps
COPIES
2/3
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
COPIES
3/3
Font 1 Font 2
4 Press down on the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, and then use scissors to
✂
✂
cut along the cutting guide to separate the labels.
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MEMORY FUNCTIONS
You can use the memory to store your most frequently used text files. The text remains in
the memory, even after all characters are removed from the display using the Clear funcClear
tion (holding down
and pressing
).
When each file is stored, it is given a number to make recalling it easier. Up to 9 text files
or about 300 characters can be stored in the memory. Each stored text file can have a
maximum of 99 characters.
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 Memory delete function can be used to
delete it.
☞
When inserting new batteries, be sure to insert the new ones within five minutes of
removing the old ones, otherwise any text files stored in the memory will be lost
(unless the machine is plugged into an electrical outlet with the AC adaptor).
STORING TEXT
To store a text file:
Store
1
Hold down
and press
. The message “STORE SELECT 1–9?” appears
on the display.
☞
If 300 characters have 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.
Font
2
Press the key (
Á
M.Del
to
) of the file number where you wish to store the text.
The text is stored under the selected file number and the text previously shown in
the display reappears.
☞
If a file is already stored under the selected file number, the message “OVERWRITE?” appears in the display and you must decide whether or not to overwrite it (delete it from the memory and store the new one).
To quit the Store function without storing the text, hold down
Store
press
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Clear
(or press just
).
and
To overwrite the stored file with the new one:
●
Press
to delete the previously stored file and store the new one under the
selected number.
☞
To go back and choose another file number without overwriting the text file,
Clear
press
, and then press the key of a different file number.
RECALLING TEXT
To recall a text file:
Recall
1
Hold down
and press
. The message “RECALL SELECT 1–9?” appears
on the display.
Font
2
Press the key (
Á
M.Del
to
) of the file number containing the text that you wish to
recall. The text stored under the selected file number is shown.
☞
To see other parts of the selected text file, press
.
or
To display the text stored under other file numbers, press
the key of a different file number.
Home
To quit the Recall function without recalling text, hold down
Recall
press
3
Press
or
End
, or
and
Clear
(or press just
).
. Any text previously entered in the display is erased and the text stored
under the selected file number is recalled into the display.
DELETING A FILE
To delete a text file:
M.Del
1
Hold down
and press
. The message “CLEAR SELECT 1–9?” appears on
the display.
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Font
2
Press the key (
Á
M.Del
to
) of the file number containing the text that you wish to
delete. The text stored under the selected file number is shown.
☞
To see other parts of the selected text file, press
.
or
or End , or
To display the text stored under other file numbers, press
the key of a different file number.
To cancel the Memory delete function without deleting the text file, hold
Home
M.Del
down
3
Press
and press
Clear
(or press just
).
to delete the text file that was selected.
EXAMPLE
To store text under file number 4:
1 Hold down
and press
Auto
Store
.
Alt
Caps
STORE
SELECT
Length
Underline
Frame
1–9?
Font 1 Font 2
Style
2 Press
.
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
Alt
Caps
4: J o h n S m i t h
Font 1 Font 2
To recall the text from file number 4:
1 Hold down
and press
Auto
Recall
.
Alt
Caps
RECALL
SELECT
Font 1 Font 2
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1–9?
Length
Underline
Frame
Style
2 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
RECALL
[4]John Smit
Font 1 Font 2
3 Press
.
Auto
Length
Underline
Frame
Alt
Caps
1: J
_ohn Smith
Font 1 Font 2
To delete the text stored under file number 4:
1 Hold down
and press
Auto
M.Del
.
Alt
Caps
CLEAR
SELECT
Length
Underline
Frame
1–9?
Font 1 Font 2
Style
2 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
Length
Underline
Frame
CLEAR
[4]John Smit
Font 1 Font 2
3 Press
.
Auto
Alt
Caps
1: J
_ohn Smith
Length
Underline
Frame
Font 1 Font 2
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Remedy
1. The display stays blank after you
have turned on the machine.
• Check that the AC adaptor is connected correctly.
• If you are using alkaline batteries,
check that they are correctly inserted.
• If the batteries are low, replace them
with new ones.
2. The machine does not print or the
printed characters are blurred.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
inserted properly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it
with a new one.
• Make sure that the tape compartment
cover has been closed.
3. The text files that you stored in the
memory are no longer there.
• If the batteries are low, replace them
with new ones.
4. The printed characters
formed properly.
not
• If you are using alkaline batteries,
they may be low. Try using the AC
adaptor or replace the batteries with
new ones.
5. A blank horizontal line appears
through the printed label.
• Clean the print head as explained on
page 12.
6. Striped tape appears.
• You have reached the end of the
tape. Replace the tape cassette with a
new one.
7. The machine has “locked up” (i.e.,
nothing happens when a key is
pressed).
• Turn off the machine, and then while
are
Align
holding down
and
,
turn the machine back on. The text
and formats in the display and all text
files stored in the memory are erased.
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ERROR MESSAGE LIST
Error Message
3 LINE
LIMIT!
Cause
Remedy
• This message appears if
three lines already exist
• Limit the number of lines
to three.
when you press
.
BATTERIES
WEAK!
• This message appears
when the installed alkaline batteries become
weak.
• Replace the batteries or
use the AC adaptor.
BUFFER
EMPTY!
• This message appears if
• Enter some text before
starting the function.
you hold down
Length
and press
, but no
text has been entered in
the display.
BUFFER
FULL!
• This message appears if
you try to print, but no
text has been entered.
• Enter text before printing.
• This message appears if
you try to store a text file
in the memory, but no
text has been entered in
the display.
• Enter text before storing.
• This message appears if
you try to enter a character, symbol, bar code,
return or space after 99
characters have already
been entered.
• Delete some existing text
so that more text can be
entered.
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Error Message
CAN’T
HERE!
Cause
Remedy
• This message appears if
the cursor is at the end of
the text when you hold
• Move the cursor below a
number before holding
down
down
and press
ing
Number
and press-
Number
.
.
CHANGE
ADAPTOR
• This message appears if a
high-voltage adaptor is
being used.
• Remove the high-voltage
adaptor and connect the
adaptor designed exclusively for this machine.
CUTTER
ERROR!
• This message appears if
the tape cutter lever is
pressed down while a
label is being printed.
• Release the tape cutter
lever.
INVAL.
CHRS!
• This message appears if
the cursor is not below a
number when you hold
• Move the cursor below a
number before holding
down
and press
down
and press
Number
.
Number
.
LENGTH
LIMIT!
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• This message appears if the
text is longer than 1 meter
when you try to print.
• Shorten the text to less
than 1 meter before trying
to print.
• This message appears if
the Length function is
used to set a label length
that is less than 1.6” (4.0
cm) or more than 11.8”
(30.0 cm).
• Set the label length
between 1.6” (4.0 cm)
and 11.8” (30.0 cm).
• This message appears if
the Tab Length function is
used to set a tab length
that is more than 11.8”
(30.0 cm).
• Set the tab length so that
it is less than 11.8” (30.0
cm).
Error Message
Cause
Remedy
LINE
LIMIT!
• This message appears if
the number of lines in the
text is greater than the
maximum number of
lines possible for the
installed tape.
• Reduce the number of
lines or install a tape of
greater width.
MEMORY
FULL!
• This message appears if
you try to store a text file
after 300 characters have
already been stored in the
memory.
• Delete an unwanted file
to make room for the new
one.
NO
FILES!
• This message appears if
you try to recall or delete
a text file from the memory when none are stored.
• Store a text file first.
NUMBER
TOO SMALL!
• This message appears if
the number that is set to
be printed using the
Numbering function is
less than the number
above the cursor.
• Press the key of a number
that is greater than the
number in the text.
ROM
PROBLEM!
• This message appears if
there is a problem with
the machine’s read only
memory.
• Contact your service representative.
REPLACE
BATTERIES!
• This message appears if
the installed alkaline batteries are about to run
out.
• Replace the batteries or
use the AC adaptor.
SYSTEM
ERROR!
• This message appears if
there is a problem with
the machine’s software.
• Contact your service representative.
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Error Message
Cause
Remedy
NO
TAPE!
• This message appears if
you try to print a label or
feed the tape when no tape
cassette is installed.
• Install a tape cassette and
try again.
TAB
LIMIT!
• This message appears if
50 tabs have already been
added to the text when
• Limit the number of tabs
in the text to 50.
Tab
you press
.
TEXT
TOO HIGH!
• This message appears if
the size of the text is
larger than the width of
the installed tape.
• Reduce the size of the
characters or install a
wider tape.
TEXT
TOO LONG!
• This message appears if
the length of the text is
longer than the label
length that has been set
using the Length function.
• Delete some of the text,
reduce the character
width or increase the set
label length.
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SPECIFICATIONS
HARDWARE
Input Device:
Keyboard - 51 keys
LCD:
7 × 5 dots
12 characters × 2 lines
17 indicators
Print Tape:
Pressure-sensitive, Adhesive-based
26’ 3” (8 m) long
Four widths available:
1/4”
(6 mm)
3/8”
(9 mm)
1/2”
(12 mm)
3/4”
(18 mm)
Power Supply:
Six AA alkaline batteries (AM3, LR6) or optional AC adaptor
Auto power-off if no key is pressed for 5 minutes
Print Head:
128 dot / 180 dpi
Dimensions:
7” (W) × 8 1/16” (D) × 2 23/63” (H)
(178 × 205 × 60 mm)
Weight:
1.5lbs (700 g) (without a tape cassette and batteries installed)
SOFTWARE
Buffer Size:
Maximum 99 characters
Maximum three lines
Memory Size:
300 characters
Character Size:
Six sizes (6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 points) + 48 point (Capital letters only)
All are available in normal and wide
Print Styles:
Normal, Outline, Bold, Shadow
(each can be combined with Italic), and Vertical
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ACCESSORIES
●
Supplies
Obtain tape cassettes from your nearest authorized dealer.
Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Brother cannot be held responsible for
trouble caused by the use of unauthorized supplies. Do not use tapes that do not
have the
mark.
Stock No.
Description
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
$22.99
$24.99
$24.99
$24.99
$29.99
$24.99
$24.99
$28.99
$28.99
$28.99
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
$19.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$19.99
$20.99
$19.99
$20.99
$24.99
$24.99
$24.99
18 mm (3/4”)
TZ141
TZM41
TZ241
TZ641
TZB41
TZ242
TZ243
TZ344
TZ345
TZ545
Black Characters on Clear Tape
Black Characters on Clear (Mat) Tape
Black Characters on White Tape
Black Characters on Yellow Tape
Black Characters on Flu. Orange Tape
Red Characters on White Tape
Blue Characters on White Tape
Gold Characters on Black Tape
White Characters on Black Tape
White Characters on Blue Tape
12 mm (1/2”)
TZ131
TZ231
TZM31
TZ431
TZ531
TZ631
TZ731
TZ132
TZ232
TZ133
TZ233
TZ334
TZ335
TZ435
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Black Characters on Clear Tape
Black Characters on White Tape
Black Characters on Clear (Mat) Tape
Black Characters on Red Tape
Black Characters on Blue Tape
Black Characters on Yellow Tape
Black Characters on Green Tape
Red Characters on Clear Tape
Red Characters on White Tape
Blue Characters on Clear Tape
Blue Characters on White Tape
Gold Characters on Black Tape
White Characters on Black Tape
White Characters on Red Tape
Stock No.
Description
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
1
1
1
1
$16.99
$19.99
$19.99
$19.99
$22.99
1
1
1
$14.99
$16.99
$20.99
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
1
1
$21.99
$21.99
$21.99
1
1
1
$17.99
$17.99
$17.99
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
$24.99
9 mm (3/8”)
TZ121
TZ221
TZ222
TZ223
TZ325
Black Characters on Clear Tape
Black Characters on White Tape
Red Characters on White Tape
Blue Characters on White Tape
White Characters on Black Tape
6 mm (1/4”)
TZ111
TZ211
TZ315
Black Characters on Clear Tape
Black Characters on White Tape
White Characters on Black Tape
Non-laminated tapes
Stock No.
Description
18 mm (3/4”)
TZN641
TZN541
TZNF41
Black Characters on Yellow Tape
Black Characters on Blue Tape
Black Characters on Purple Tape
12 mm (1/2”)
TZN631
TZN531
TZNF31
Black Characters on Yellow Tape
Black Characters on Blue Tape
Black Characters on Purple Tape
Instant lettering tape
Stock No.
Description
18 mm (3/4”)
TZL041
Black Characters
85
Iron on transfer tape
Stock No.
Description
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
$31.99
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
$49.95
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
$34.95
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
$49.95
1
$24.95
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE
1
1
$2.99
$34.95
18 mm (3/4”)
TZIY41
Black Characters
Security tape
Stock No.
Description
18 mm (3/4”)
TZSE4
Black Characters on White Tape
Fabric tape
Stock No.
Description
12 mm (1/2”)
TZFA3
Blue Characters on White Tape
Stamp kit/holder
Stock No.
Description
18 mm (3/4”) Stamp Area -9 × 55 mm
SKMB
SHMB
MEDIUM Stamp Kit (Stamp holder + Tape cassette)
MEDIUM Stamp Holder
Options
Stock No.
TR9
AD60
86
Description
Lettering Stick
AC adapter
Printed in China
LA1699001