User`s guide | Brother 1900 Label Maker User Manual

1900
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 1900!
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 character 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.
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 1900 makes it
an extremely practical machine.
Finally, as you may want to occasionally refer to this User’s Guide 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
1. Erase all of the text in the display either with * or by holding down c and pressing *.
2. Hold down c and press F to display the current language setting (“ENGLISH”
or “FRANÇAIS”).
3. Keep c held down and press F 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.
Use only the adaptor designed exclusively for this machine. See “GENERAL PRECAUTIONS”
on page 3.
CONTENTS
Getting Started
CONTENTS ......................................................................................................... i
GENERAL DESCRIPTION ................................................................................... 1
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS .................................................................................. 3
BATTERIES ......................................................................................................... 3
OPTIONAL AC ADAPTOR ................................................................................. 4
TAPE CASSETTE ................................................................................................. 5
ATTACHING LABELS ......................................................................................... 6
PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS ................................................................................. 10
For Your Information
POWER KEY ..................................................................................................... 11
CURSOR KEYS ................................................................................................. 11
CODE, ALT & SHIFT KEYS ............................................................................... 12
SPACE KEY ....................................................................................................... 15
RETURN KEY .................................................................................................... 15
TAB FUNCTION .............................................................................................. 16
DELETE KEY ..................................................................................................... 18
LINE OUT FUNCTION ..................................................................................... 19
CLEAR FUNCTION .......................................................................................... 20
ACCENT FUNCTION ....................................................................................... 22
SYMBOL FUNCTION ....................................................................................... 23
AUTO FORMAT FUNCTION ........................................................................... 25
STAMP FUNCTION .......................................................................................... 26
FONT FUNCTION ........................................................................................... 29
SIZE & WIDTH FUNCTIONS ............................................................................ 30
STYLE FUNCTION ........................................................................................... 32
UNDERLINE FUNCTION ................................................................................. 34
FRAME FUNCTION .......................................................................................... 35
TAPE MARGIN FUNCTION ............................................................................. 36
HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT FUNCTION ........................................................ 37
MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION ...................................................................... 38
LENGTH FUNCTION ....................................................................................... 39
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AUTO CUT FUNCTION ................................................................................... 41
PRINT KEY ....................................................................................................... 42
FEED & CUT FUNCTION ................................................................................. 43
NUMBERING FUNCTION ............................................................................... 43
REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION ....................................................................... 45
MEMORY FUNCTIONS .................................................................................... 46
TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................................................... 50
ERROR MESSAGE LIST ..................................................................................... 51
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................. 54
ACCESSORIES .................................................................................................. 55
INDEX .............................................................................................................. 58
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Getting Started
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
TOP VIEW
Tape compartment
cover
AC adaptor
connector
LCD display
Keyboard
BOTTOM VIEW
Tape exit slot
Battery compartment cover
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KEYBOARD & LCD DISPLAY
Delete key
Cursor keys
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Return key
Power key
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
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To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter’s edge.
Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine to avoid damage. Do not use tapes that do
not have the
mark. Brother cannot be held responsible for trouble or damage by the
use of unauthorized supplies.
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.
Use only the AC adaptor (model AD-60) designed exclusively for this machine. Use of
any other adaptor may 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.
If the batteries are not installed with their positive and negative poles pointing in the correct direction, the batteries may leak, overheat or burst, or the print head may overheat.
BATTERIES
This 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:
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Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the machine.
If batteries are already installed, remove them.
Insert six new AA alkaline batteries, making sure that their poles point in the correct direction.
Attach the battery compartment cover.
Be sure to insert the new batteries within five minutes of removing the old ones,
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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).
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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 the batteries are not installed with their positive and negative poles pointing in
the correct direction, the batteries may leak, overheat or burst, or the print head
may overheat.
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:
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Insert the plug on the adaptor cord into the connector marked DC IN 9.5V on the right
side of the machine.
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.
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:
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Lift open the tape compartment cover. The installed cassette is also released.
If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up.
If the ink ribbon in the tape cassette to be installed is loose, use your finger to wind the
toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on the cassette until there is no slack in the
ribbon. Also, make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
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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.
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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, and then turn on the machine, if it is off.
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Hold down c and press _ once to advance the tape and remove any slack.
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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.
EF
CD
AB
GH
EF
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 with its non-printed side facing up 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.
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Insert an iron-on transfer tape cassette, and then press p to print the text. If the Auto
cut function is set to ON, the label will automatically be cut off after it is printed. If the
Auto cut function is set to OFF, hold down c and press _ to feed and cut off the
label.
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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 (150 to 180 ˚C), and then press down on the label with the iron for
about 15 seconds.
Allow the iron-on transfer to cool (for about 60 seconds), and then carefully remove the
backing paper.
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White garments made from 100% cotton with a plain (smooth) surface are best for ironon transfers.
You can also make transfers to garments made from 100% linen or cotton/polyester
blends as long as they have a plain (smooth) surface.
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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 fibres, are also unsuitable as they may be damaged when pressing with an
iron at a high temperature.
Do not move the iron while pressing, otherwise the label may move out of the desired
position. Press the iron straight 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.
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 discoloured 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.
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.
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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 15
to 30 seconds. For more details, refer to the instructions included with the fabric tape cassette.
STAMP TAPE
Refer to pages 26 through 28 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 white 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:
Turn off the machine.
Open the tape compartment cover, and then remove the tape cassette if one is installed.
The print head and rollers are located in the tape compartment.
3 Print head: Use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with an up-and-down
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 a white streak still appears in the label, 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
Print head
Rollers
Cotton swab
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The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional print head cleaning cassette
(TZ-CL4) is used.
For Your Information
POWER KEY
The Power key ( o ) is located in the lower-right corner of the keyboard. If batteries 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 o. The previous session’s information appears in the LCD display.
To turn off the machine:
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Press o. The current session’s information is stored in the internal memory.
CURSOR KEYS
The machine’s LCD display shows two rows of 9 characters; however, the text that you create
can be up to 99 characters long. You can review and edit different parts of the left by moving
the cursor backward and forward.
LEFT CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor one character to the left:
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Press f once.
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If this key is pressed when the cursor is at the beginning of a line following another
line, the cursor moves to the end of the previous line.
To move the cursor several characters to the left:
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Hold down f until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the beginning of the current line:
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Hold down c and press f.
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RIGHT CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor one character to the right:
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Press w once.
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If this key is pressed when the cursor is at the end of a line followed by another
line, the cursor moves to the beginning of the next line.
To move the cursor several characters to the right:
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Hold down w until the cursor moves to the desired position.
To move the cursor to the end of the current line:
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Hold down c and press w.
UP CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor up to the previous line:
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Press h 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:
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Hold down h until the cursor moves to the desired line.
To move the cursor to the beginning of the entire text:
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Hold down c and press h.
DOWN CURSOR KEY
To move the cursor down to the following line:
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Press e 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:
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Hold down e until the cursor moves to the desired line.
To move the cursor to the end of the entire text:
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Hold down c and press e.
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 c and press the key immediately below the desired function.
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EXAMPLE
To start the Symbol function:
1: D A N G E R _
● Hold down
c and press a once.
Ü
ÆæÃã
ALT KEY
To type in characters printed in color on the right-hand side of the keys:
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Hold down a and press the key of the desired character written in color. The Alt indicator on the left side of the display comes on while a is held down.
EXAMPLE
To type in “–”:
● Hold down
a and press / once. The Alt indicator comes on while a is held
down.
Alt
1: 0 1 2 _
1: 0 1 2 – _
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SHIFT KEY
To type in an uppercase letter or a symbol printed in the top left-hand corner of a key:
Hold down s and press the key of the desired letter or symbol.
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EXAMPLE
To type in “%”:
1: 5 _
● Hold down
s and press 5.
1: 5 % _
The Caps mode is similar to holding down s. It allows you to type capital letters continuously.
To type in many capital letters:
1
Hold down c and press s. The Caps indicator on the left side of the display
comes on.
Caps
1: _
2
Press the keys of the desired letters or symbols.
3
To exit Caps mode, hold down c and press s. The Caps indicator goes off.
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SPACE KEY
The Space key ( _ ) lets you add blank spaces between characters in your text. It is different from the right cursor key ( w ), which just moves the cursor without adding blank
spaces.
To add a space:
Press _.
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EXAMPLE
To add a space:
1: J . _
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_.
1: J .
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RETURN KEY
As on a typewriter or word processor, this machine’s Return key ( r ) 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.
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The text can only contain a maximum of four lines. If you press r when four text
lines already exist, the error message “4 LINE LIMIT!” will appear.
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Tape widths
Maximum number of lines that can be printed
1/4" (6 mm)
2
3/8" (9 mm)
2
1/2" (12 mm)
3
3/4" (18 mm)
4
Stamp 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
r is like answering “yes”.
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To answer “no”, press *. Refer to DELETE KEY on page 18.
To add a new line:
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Press r. The return mark (
) appears to indicate the end of the line.
To select an item from a list:
● Press r.
To answer “yes”:
● Press r.
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).
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The text cannot contain more than 50 tabs. If the maximum number of tabs has already
been added to the text when c is held down and Q is pressed, the error message
“TAB LIMIT!” appears.
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To set the tab length:
1
Hold down c and press W once. The current tab length is displayed.
2
Press h or e until the desired length is displayed or use the number keys to type in
the length.
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To change the units (inches or centimeters) used to display the tab lengths, press
M until the desired units are displayed.
3
Press r.
To add a tab:
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Hold down c and press Q 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 1.2” (3.0 cm) 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
The label shown below will be printed.
Margin Tab (1.2” (3.0 cm))
Tab (1.2” (3.0 cm))
Margin
EXAMPLE
To set the tab length to 1”:
1 Hold down c and press W once.
TAB LENGTH
2.0inch
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2 Press e until 1.0 is displayed.
TAB LENGTH
1.Oinch
3 Press r.
To add a tab:
● Hold down
c and press Q once.
1: a r t
NO.
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DELETE KEY
The Delete (backspace) key ( * ) allows you to remove characters to the left of the cursor’s
current position. It differs from the left cursor key ( f ), 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, pressing *
is like answering “no”.
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To answer “yes”, press r. Refer to RETURN KEY on page 15.
To delete one character:
1
Press f, w, h or e to position the cursor below the character immediately to
the right of the character that you wish to delete.
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Press * once.
To delete a sequence of characters:
1
Press f, w, h or e to position the cursor below the character immediately to
the right of the last character that you wish to delete.
2
Hold down * until all of the characters that you wish to delete are deleted.
To quit a function without changing your text:
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Press * to return to your text.
To answer “no”:
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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 f, w, h or e to position the cursor within the line of text that you wish
to delete.
2
Hold down c and press 0 once.
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Each time 0 is pressed while c is held down, one line of text is deleted.
EXAMPLE
To delete “012-345-6789”:
1: G a r d e n
2: 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 _
● Hold down
c and press 0 once.
1: K ’ s
2: _
Garde
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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:
1
Hold down c and press *.
2
Press h or e until TXT&FORMAT is selected (flashing).
3
Press r.
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To return to the text without erasing anything, press *.
EXAMPLE
To clear the text and formats:
1: G a r d e n
2: 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 _
1 Hold down c and press *.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
2 Press h until TXT&FORMAT is flashing.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
3 Press r.
1: _
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To delete just the text:
1
Hold down c and press *.
2
Press h or e until TEXT ONLY is selected (flashing).
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3
To return to the text without erasing anything, press *.
Press r.
EXAMPLE
To clear just the text:
1: G a r d e n
2: 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 _
1 Hold down c and press *.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
2 Press e until TEXT ONLY is flashing.
TXT&FORMAT
TEXT ONLY
3 Press r.
1: _
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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
ÀÁÄÂÃÆ
i
íïî
a
àáäâãæ
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:
1
Hold down c and press A. The message “ACCENT a – u / A – U?” appears on the
display.
2
Press the key of the letter in the desired accented character.
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To type a capital letter, hold down s (or hold down c and press s to turn
on Caps mode) before pressing the letter key.
3
Press f or w until the desired accented character appears enlarged within the frame
in the middle of the display.
4
Press r. The accented character is added to the text.
To type in a series of accented characters, hold down c before pressing r.
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Then, continue adding accented characters by selecting them as explained in steps
2 and 3 , and holding down c while pressing r. Press just r after
selecting the last character in the series.
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EXAMPLE
To add the accented character “É”:
1 Hold down c and press A.
ACCENT
a–u/A–U?
2 Hold down s and press E.
È
˜
ÉËÊE
É
˜
ËÊE
3 Press w until É appears in the frame.
È
4 Press r.
1: R E S U M É _
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:
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Group
Symbol
1
Ü Æ æ Ã
2
+
×
÷
=
3
ã
E˜
e˜ Õ
§
2
3
☞ ☞
R
2
õ
3
4
°
TM
[
]
C
4
5
♥
★
To type in a symbol:
1
Hold down c and press a. A row of symbols appears in the display.
2
Press h or e to display different rows of symbols and press f or w until the
desired symbol appears enlarged within the frame in the middle of the display.
Press r. The symbol is added to the text.
To type in a series of symbols, hold down c before pressing r. Then, con-
3
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tinue adding symbols by selecting them as explained in steps 2 and 3 , and holding down c while pressing r. Press just r after selecting the last
symbol in the series.
EXAMPLE
To add the symbol “
”:
1 Hold down c and press a.
Ü
2 Press h or e until the row containing
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“
” appears, and then press f or w until
“
” appears in the frame.
ÆæÃã
3 Press r.
1: D A N G E R
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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:
Label Length
Setting
Tape Margin
Setting
Horizontal
Alignment Setting
OFF
FULL
LEFT
3.5" FLOPPY
2.8" (7.0 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
miniDV
1.7" (4.3 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
Auto Format Setting
DEFAULT
VHS-C SPINE
1.8" (4.5 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
VHS-C
2.3" (5.8 cm)
NARROW
CENTER
AUDIO CASSETTE
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
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To select a preset format:
Hold down c and press Y once. The currently selected setting appears in the dis-
1
play.
Press h or e to select the desired setting.
2
☞
To return to default settings, press _.
Press r to apply the selected setting.
3
☞
The Length indicator comes on if any setting other than DEFAULT is selected.
EXAMPLE
To select the AUDIO CASSETTE setting:
1 Hold down c and press Y.
DEFAULT
2 Press h or e until the AUDIO CASSETTE
setting is displayed.
AUDIO
CASSETTE
3 Press r.
STAMP FUNCTION
The Stamp function allows you to quickly and easily create your own stamp stencil films for
customized stamps. After inserting a stamp film cassette, 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.
2
Hold down c and press U once. The message “STAMP FORMAT?” appears in the
display.
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3
Press r. The text is automatically formatted for the installed stamp: centered within
the preset message area with the tape length and margins automatically adjusted.
4
Press p to cut the text out of the stamp stencil film.
5
After the stamp stencil film is cut off, remove the backing paper from the stamp stencil
film and affix it to the ink pad of a stamp film holder.
EXAMPLE
To cut a stamp:
1 Enter the text and insert a stamp film cassette in the tape compartment.
2 Hold down c and press U.
STAMP
FORMAT?
3 Press r.
1: J S m i t h
2: 1 2 3 4 M a i n
4 Press p to engrave the stamp stencil film, and
then automatically cut it off.
COPIES
1/ 1
To affix a stamp:
5 Remove the stamp frame from around the stamp
film holder ink pad, one side at a time, and then
remove the protective seal covering the ink pad
and the backing paper from the stamp stencil film.
6 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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7 Hold the end of the stamp stencil film in place
with your thumb, and then pass the tape through
the guides while pulling it tight.
Guides
8 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.
9 Fit the stamp frame over the stamp stencil film and
push it into place.
0 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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Fold over
FONT FUNCTION
With the Font function, you can choose one of two fonts for your text.
The following font settings are available:
The default font setting is FONT 1. The font indicator at the bottom left of the display shows
the currently selected font setting.
To change the font setting:
1
While holding down c, press 1 once, and keep c held down to display the
current font setting.
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing 1 until the desired font setting is
displayed.
☞
The current font setting is shown by the font indicator at the bottom left of the display.
3 Release c to apply the selected font setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the FONT 2 font setting:
1 While holding down c, press 1 once,
and keep c held down.
FONT
1
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
1 until FONT 2 is displayed.
FONT
2
A
3 Release c.
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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, 42
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, seven other
point sizes are also available, and each can be printed with either of the two width settings.
☞ With the AUTO setting selected and 1/2" (12-mm) or 3/4" (18-mm) wide tape installed,
text consisting of just one line of only uppercase letters (and no accented characters)
will be printed with a character size slightly larger than a similar sentence also containing lowercase letters (i.e., 29 points for 1/2" (12-mm) wide tape and 52 points for 3/4"
(18-mm) wide tape).
Size Setting
(in points)
6
9
12
18
24
36
42
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Width Setting
Off
Width Setting
On
To change the size setting:
1
While holding down c, press 2 once, and keep c held down to display the
current size setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 2 until the desired size setting is
displayed.
3
☞ The current size setting is shown by the size indicator at the top of the display.
Release c to apply the selected size setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the 24 point size setting:
1 While holding down c, press 2 once,
and keep c held down.
SIZE
AUTO
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
2 until 24 is displayed.
SIZE
24
3 Release c.
To change the width setting:
1
While holding down c, press 3 once, and keep c held down to display the
current width setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 3 until the desired width setting is displayed.
3
Release c to apply the selected width setting to the entire text.
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EXAMPLE
To select the ON width setting:
1 While holding down c, press 3 once,
and keep c held down.
WIDE
OFF
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
3 until ON is displayed.
WIDE
ON
3 Release c.
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+SHAD) are selected.
The following style settings are available:
NORMAL, BOLD, OUTLINE, SHADOW, ITALIC, I+BOLD (italic & bold), I+OUTL (italic
& outline), I+SHAD (italic & shadow), VERT (vertical)
The default style setting is NORMAL. The style indicator at the bottom 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:
☞
1
While holding down c, press 4 once, and keep c held down to display the
current style setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 4 until the desired style setting is
displayed.
☞
3
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The current style setting is shown by the style indicator at the bottom of the display.
Release c to apply the selected style setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the I+SHAD style setting:
1 While holding down c, press 4 once,
and keep c held down.
STYLE
NORMAL
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
4 until I+SHAD is displayed.
STYLE
I+SHAD
3 Release c.
REFERENCE
REFERENCE
Font
Setting
Style Setting
NORMAL
BOLD
OUTLINE
SHADOW
ITALIC
FONT 1
FONT 2
Font
Setting
Style Setting
I+BOLD
I+OUTL
I+SHAD
VERT
FONT 1
FONT 2
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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 comes on.
UNDL
ON
(Sample)
To turn the Underline function on or off:
1
While holding down c, press 5 once, and keep c held down to display the
current underline setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 5 until the desired underline setting is displayed.
☞
3
The Underline indicator comes on when the ON setting is selected.
Release c to apply the selected underline setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the ON underline setting:
1 While holding down c, press 5 once,
and keep c held down.
UNDL
OFF
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
5 until ON is displayed.
3 Release c.
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UNDL
ON
FRAME FUNCTION
With the Frame function, you can choose from various frames and highlights to design a more
decorative or emphasized label.
The default setting is OFF; however, the following five settings are also available.
When any setting other than OFF is selected, the Frame indicator on the right side of the display comes on.
To change the frame setting:
1
While holding down c, press 6 once, and keep c held down to display the
current frame setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing 6 until the desired frame setting is
displayed.
☞ The Frame indicator comes on when any setting other than OFF is selected.
3 Release c to apply the selected frame setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the candy frame setting:
1 While holding down c, press 6 once,
and keep c held down.
FRAME
OFF
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EXAMPLE
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing 6 until the candy frame is displayed.
3 Release c.
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" (24 mm) margins)
NONE
(5/64" (2 mm) margins)
NARROW
(1/6" (4 mm) margins)
HALF
(1/2" (12 mm) margins)
☞
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When a setting other than FULL is selected, extra tape is fed out before printing starts.
To change the tape margin setting:
1
While holding down c, press E once, and keep c held down to display the
current tape margin setting.
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing E until the desired tape margin setting is displayed.
3 Release c to apply the selected tape margin setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the HALF tape margin setting:
1 While holding down c, press E once,
and keep c held down.
MARGIN
FULL
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing E until HALF is displayed.
MARGIN
HALF
3 Release c.
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.
The default setting is LEFT; however, two other settings are also available.
LEFT
RIGHT
CENTER
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To change the horizontal alignment setting:
1
While holding down c, press R once, and keep c held down to display the
current horizontal alignment setting.
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing R until the desired horizontal alignment setting is displayed.
3 Release c to apply the selected horizontal alignment setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the RIGHT horizontal alignment setting:
1 While holding down c, press R once,
and keep c held down.
ALIGN
LEFT
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing R until RIGHT is displayed.
ALIGN
RIGHT
3 Release c.
MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION
This function prints your label so that the text can be read from the adhesive side of the tape. If
mirror-printed labels are attached to glass or some other transparent material, they can be read
correctly from the opposite side.
☞ When using the Mirror printing function, the text should be printed on clear tape.
The default mirror printing setting is OFF.
ON
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To turn the mirror printing setting on or off:
1
While holding down c, press p once, and keep c held down to display the
current mirror printing setting.
2
While still holding down c, continue pressing p until the desired mirror printing
setting is displayed.
3
Release c to apply the selected mirror printing setting to the entire text.
EXAMPLE
To select the ON mirror printing setting:
1 While holding down c, press p once,
and keep c held down.
MIRROR
OFF
ABC
MIRROR
ON
CBA
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing p until ON is displayed.
3 Release c.
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 comes on.
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To turn the Length function on or off:
While holding down c, press T once, and keep c held down to display the
1
current length of the label (the text and both margins). Then the display will show the current label length setting (ON or OFF).
While still holding down c, continue pressing T until the desired label length set-
2
ting is displayed.
☞
3
The Length indicator comes on when ON is selected.
Release c. If ON was selected, the current label length setting is displayed.
4
Press h or e to select the desired length or use the number keys to enter a length.
☞
To change the units (inches or centimeters) used to display the label length, press
M until the desired units are displayed.
To change the length in 1” (1.0-cm) steps, hold down either h or e, and then
release the key when the desired setting is displayed.
Press r.
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EXAMPLE
To select a label length of 5”:
1 While holding down c, press T once, and keep c held down.
LENGTH
5.3inch
LENGTH
OFF
2 While still holding down c, continue pressing T until ON is displayed.
LENGTH
ON
3 Release c.
LENGTH
4.0inch
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4 Press h until 5.0 inch is displayed.
LENGTH
5.0inch
5 Press r.
AUTO CUT FUNCTION
The Auto cut function allows you to set whether or not the machine will automatically cut
each label after it is printed. Turn on the Auto cut function before starting to print in order to
cut the labels automatically after printing them.
☞
After printing a label with the Auto cut function set to OFF, hold down c and press
_ once to feed the tape, then cut it.
To turn the Auto cut function on or off:
1 While holding down c, press Z once, and keep c held down to display the
current auto cut setting.
2
3
While still holding down c, continue pressing Z until the desired auto cut setting
is displayed.
Release c to apply the selected auto cut setting.
EXAMPLE
To turn the Auto cut function on:
1 While holding down c, press Z once,
and keep c held down.
AUTO
OFF
CUT
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2 While still holding down c, continue pressing
Z until ON is displayed.
AUTO
ON
CUT
3 Release c.
PRINT KEY
After you have entered your text and chosen the desired format settings, you are ready to print.
☞ If the Auto cut function is set to ON, the label will automatically be cut after it is
printed.
To print a label:
Press p once. The message “COPIES” followed by the number of the label being
●
printed is displayed.
☞
If the selected character size is too large for the width of the installed tape cassette,
the message “CHR SIZE AUTO?” appears. To allow the text size to automatically be
adjusted, press p or r. To stop the text size from being changed, press *.
EXAMPLE
To print and cut a label:
● Press
p once.
COPIES
1/ 1
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FEED & CUT FUNCTION
The Feed & Cut function is used to feed out 1” (24 mm) of tape and automatically cut it off.
For example, after printing with the Auto cut function set to OFF or when printing has been
interrupted.
To feed and cut off 1” (24 mm) of tape:
●
Hold down c and press _ once. 1” (24 mm) of tape is fed out and cut off.
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 f, w, h or e to position the cursor below the number that you wish to
increase.
2
Hold down c and press O. The message “NUMBER UNTIL” appears in the display
with the current setting.
☞
To cancel the Numbering function at any time, hold down c and press O (or
press just * ).
3
Use the number keys to type in the last number to be printed.
☞
The last number to be printed can also be selected by pressing h or e.
A number lower than the one that was selected cannot be entered.
4
Press p (or r) to begin printing the labels. The number of each copy is displayed
while it is being printed.
☞
If the Tape margin function is set to any setting other than NONE, a cutting guide (:)
is printed between each label so the tape can be cut to the correct size.
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EXAMPLE
To print three labels with numbers 1, 2 and 3:
1 Position the cursor below “1”.
1: S T U D I O
1
_
2 Hold down c and press O.
NUMBER
UNTIL
1
NUMBER
UNTIL
3
3 Press 3.
4 Press p (or r ).
COPIES
2/ 3
COPIES
1/ 3
COPIES
3/ 3
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✂
If the Tape margin function is set to any setting other than NONE, a cutting guide (:) is printed between each label so the tape can be cut to the
correct size.
✂
☞
REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION
This function allows you to print up to 9 copies of the same text.
To use the Repeat printing function:
1
Hold down c and press I. The message “COPIES” appears in the display with the
default setting 1, which will need to be changed, as necessary.
☞
To cancel the Repeat printing function at any time, hold down c and press I
(or press just * ).
2
Press h or e until the desired number of copies is displayed, or use the number
keys to type in the number.
3
Press p (or r ) to begin printing the labels. The number of each copy is displayed,
while it is being printed.
☞
If the Tape margin function is set to any setting other than NONE, a cutting guide (:)
is printed between each label so the tape can be cut to the correct size.
EXAMPLE
To print three copies of a label:
1 Hold down c and press I.
COPIES
1
2 Press 3.
COPIES
3
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3 Press p (or r ).
COPIES
2/ 3
COPIES
1/ 3
COPIES
3/ 3
✂
If the Tape margin function is set to any setting other than NONE, a cutting guide (:) is printed between each label so the tape can be cut to the
correct size.
✂
☞
MEMORY FUNCTIONS
You can use the Memory to store your most frequently used text files. The text remains in the
memory, along with its formatting, even after all characters are removed from the display
using the Clear function (holding down c and pressing * ).
When each file is stored, it is given a number to make recalling it easier. Up to 10 text files or
approximately 300 characters can be stored in the memory. (A single text file can have a maximum of 91 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:
1
Hold down c and press 7. The message “STORE” appears on the display with the
currently selected file number.
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☞
To quit the Store function without storing the text, hold down c and press 7
(or press just * ).
2
Press a number key (or press h or e) to select the file number where you wish to
store the text.
3
Press r. 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).
If the maximum number of characters has already been stored, the error message
“MEMORY FULL!” appears in the display. If this occurs, an existing text file must be
deleted before the new one can be stored.
To overwrite the stored file with the new one:
● Press r 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, press
*, and then select a different file number.
RECALLING TEXT
To recall a text file:
1
Hold down c and press 8. The message “RECALL” appears on the display with
the file number and beginning of the most recently stored or recalled text.
☞
To quit the Recall function without recalling text, hold down c and press 8
(or press just * ).
2
Press a number key (or press h or e) to select 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 f or w.
To display the text stored under other file numbers, press h or e, or the key of
a different file number.
3
Press r. 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:
1
Hold down c and press 9. The message “CLEAR” appears on the display with the
file number and beginning of the most recently stored or recalled text.
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☞
To cancel the Memory delete function without deleting the text file, hold down
c and press 9 (or press just * ).
Press a number key (or press h or e) to select the file number containing the text
2
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 f or w.
To display the text stored under other file numbers, press h or e, or the key of
a different file number.
Press r. The message “OK TO CLEAR?” appears.
3
☞
To go back and select a different text file, press *.
Press r to delete the text file that was selected.
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EXAMPLE
To store text under file number 4:
1 Hold down c and press 7.
STORE
[1]
2 Press 4.
STORE
[4]
3 Press r.
1: J .
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Smith_
To recall the text from file number 1:
1 Hold down c and press 8.
RECALL
[4]J. Smit
2 Press 1.
RECALL
[1]Bill
Re
3 Press r.
1: _
Bill
Reyn
To delete the text stored under file number 4:
1 Hold down c and press 9.
CLEAR
[1]Bill
Re
2 Press 4.
CLEAR
[4]J.
Smit
3 Press r.
OK TO
CLEAR?
4 Press r.
1: _
Bill
Reyn
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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 are not formed
properly.
• 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 10.
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
holding down c and R, 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
Cause
Remedy
4 LINE
LIMIT!
This message appears if four lines
already exist when you press r.
Limit the number of lines to four.
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 you hold
• Enter some text before starting
this function.
down c and press T, but
no text has been entered in the display.
• This message appears if you try to
print, but no text has been entered
in the display.
• Enter text before printing.
BUFFER
FULL!
This message appears if you try to
enter a character, symbol, return or
space after the maximum number of
characters has already been entered.
Delete some existing text so that
more text can be entered.
CAN’T
HERE!
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 c and press O.
c and pressing O.
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 is closed when you try to print or
feed the tape.
Turn the P-touch off, then on
again.
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
down c and press O.
c and pressing O.
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Error Message
Cause
Remedy
• This message appears if the text is
longer than 3’ 3 1/3” (1 meter) when
you try to print.
• Shorten the text to less than 3’
3 1/3” (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).
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 the maximum
number of characters has 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.
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.
REPLACE
BATTERIES!
This message appears if the installed
alkaline batteries are about to run
out.
Replace the batteries or use the
AC adaptor.
ROM
PROBLEM!
This message appears if there is a
problem with the machine’s read
only memory.
Turn off the machine, and then
LENGTH
LIMIT!
while holding down c and
R, turn the machine back on.
Contact your service representative.
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Error Message
TAB
LIMIT!
Cause
Remedy
This message appears if the maximum
Limit the number of tabs in the
text to 50.
number of tabs has already been added
to the text when you hold down c
and press Q.
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.
SHOULD YOU ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR PRODUCT,
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR
PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
After referring to this User’s Guide, if you still need assistance, refer to the Brother Contact
information in this guide.
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SPECIFICATIONS
HARDWARE
Input Device:
Keyboard - 51 keys
LCD:
10 characters × 2 lines
20 indicators (including Alt and Caps)
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
(model AD-60)
Auto power-off if no key is pressed for 5 minutes
Print Head:
112 dot / 180 dpi
Dimensions:
7 1/8” (W) × 9 5/32” (D) × 2 1/8” (H)
(180.6 × 232.5 × 61.4 mm)
Weight:
1.76 lbs (800 g) (without a tape cassette and batteries installed)
SOFTWARE
Buffer Size:
Maximum 91 characters
Maximum four lines
Memory Size:
Approximately 300 characters
Character Size:
Seven sizes (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 42 points) + 52 point (one line of
capital letters only on 3/4" (18-mm) wide tape)
All are available in normal and wide widths
Availability depends on tape width.
Print Styles:
Normal, Bold, Outline, Shadow
(each can be combined with Italic), and Vertical
IMPORTANT WARRANTY IMFORMATION
Thank you for purchasing this Brother product.
We hope that you will enjoy using it. We suggest you keep all packing and other materials.
Consult your product’s warranty for details.
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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
1
1
1
$22.99
$24.99
$24.99
$24.99
$24.99
$28.99
$28.99
$28.99
$24.99
$29.99
$27.99
$27.99
$27.99
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
$19.99
$19.99
$19.99
$23.95
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
$24.99
$24.99
$20.99
$24.99
$20.99
$20.99
$20.99
3/4” (18 mm)-wide laminated tapes
TZ-141
TZ-M41
TZ-241
TZ-242
TZ-243
TZ-344
TZ-345
TZ-545
TZ-641
*TZ-B41
TZ-S141
TZ-S241
TZ-S641
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on clear (mat) adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
Red characters on white adhesive
Blue characters on white adhesive
Gold characters on black adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
White characters on blue adhesive
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Black characters on fluorescent orange adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on yellow adhesive
1/2” (12 mm)-wide laminated tapes
TZ-131
TZ-132
TZ-133
TZ-135
TZ-231
TZ-232
TZ-233
TZ-334
TZ-335
TZ-431
TZ-435
TZ-531
TZ-631
TZ-731
Black characters on clear adhesive
Red characters on clear adhesive
Blue characters on clear adhesive
White characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
Red characters on white adhesive
Blue characters on white adhesive
Gold characters on black adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Black characters on red adhesive
White characters on red adhesive
Black characters on blue adhesive
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Black characters on green adhesive
* 16.4 ft. long
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Stock No.
Description
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE**
TZ-M31
TZ-S131
TZ-S231
TZ-S631
Black characters on clear (mat) adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on clear adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on yellow adhesive
1
1
1
1
$20.99
$23.99
$23.99
$23.99
1
1
1
1
1
1
$16.99
$19.99
$19.99
$19.99
$22.99
$21.99
1
1
1
1
$14.99
$16.99
$20.99
$19.99
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
3/8” (9 mm)-wide laminated tapes
TZ-121
TZ-221
TZ-222
TZ-223
TZ-325
TZ-S221
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
Red characters on white adhesive
Blue characters on white adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
1/4” (6 mm)-wide laminated tapes
TZ-111
TZ-211
TZ-315
TZ-S211
Black characters on clear adhesive
Black characters on white adhesive
White characters on black adhesive
Industrial (strong adhesive) black characters on white adhesive
Non-laminated tapes
Stock No.
Description
3/4” (18 mm)
TZ-N641
TZ-N541
TZ-NF41
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Black aharacters on blue adhesive
Black characters on purple adhesive
1/2” (12 mm)
TZ-N631
TZ-N531
TZ-NF31
Black characters on yellow adhesive
Black characters on blue adhesive
Black characters on purple adhesive
Instant lettering tape
Stock No.
Description
3/4” (18 mm)
TZ-L041
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Black characters
Iron on transfer tape
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE**
1
$29.99
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE**
1
$49.95
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE**
1
$34.95
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE**
Additional stamper for Large stamp with black ink
Additional stamper for Medium stamp with black ink
1
1
$49.95
$24.95
Description
QTY/
PACKAGE
PRICE**
1
1
1
$20.99
$2.99
$34.95
Stock No.
Description
3/4” (18 mm)
TZ-IY41
Black characters
Security tape
Stock No.
Description
3/4” (18 mm)
TZ-SE4
Black Ccharacters on white adhesive
Fabric tape
Stock No.
Description
1/2” (12 mm)
TZ-FA3
Blue characters on white adhesive
Stamp lit/holder
Stock No.
Description
3/4” (18 mm) Stamp Area 9 × 55 mm
SK-MB
SH-MB
Options
Stock No.
TZ-CL4
TR-9
AD-60
Cleaning Tape
Lettering Stick
AC adapter
** Prices and availability of accessories subject to change without notice.
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INDEX
A
E
AC adaptor............................................... 4
Accented characters............................... 22
Adding
spaces ................................................ 15
tabs .................................................... 17
Aligning ................................................. 37
Alt key ................................................... 13
Automatic formatting ............................. 25
Automatic tape-cutting........................... 41
Entering
accented characters...................... 13, 22
capital letters...................................... 14
spaces ................................................ 15
symbols.................................. 13, 14, 23
tabs .................................................... 17
Error messages ....................................... 51
B
Backing label ........................................... 6
Backspace key ....................................... 18
Batteries ................................................... 3
C
D
58
Fabric tape ............................................... 9
Feeding & cutting................................... 43
Fonts ...................................................... 29
Frames ................................................... 35
I
Incrementing.......................................... 43
Capital letters ......................................... 14
Caps mode............................................. 14
Cleaning
machine ............................................... 3
print head........................................... 10
rollers................................................. 10
Clearing
text and formats.................................. 20
text only ............................................. 21
Code key................................................ 12
Confirming............................................. 16
Cursor keys ............................................ 11
Deleting
characters...........................................
text and formats..................................
text lines.............................................
text only .............................................
Deleting stored files ...............................
F
K
Keyboard ................................................. 2
L
Label length ........................................... 39
Laminated tape ........................................ 6
M
Margins..................................................
Memory .................................................
Mirror printing .......................................
Multiple copies ......................................
36
46
38
45
N
18
20
19
21
47
New lines............................................... 15
Numbering function............................... 43
O
Overwriting stored files .......................... 47
P
Power ....................................................
Preset formatting ....................................
Print head ..............................................
Printing ..................................................
T
11
25
10
42
R
Recalling stored files .............................. 47
Repeat printing function......................... 45
Return key.............................................. 15
S
Shift key ................................................. 14
Size........................................................ 31
Spaces.................................................... 15
Specifications......................................... 54
Stamp tape ............................................... 9
Stamps ................................................... 26
Storing files ............................................ 46
Style....................................................... 32
Symbols ................................................. 23
Tab length.............................................. 17
Tabs ....................................................... 16
Tape cassettes .......................................... 5
Tape length ............................................ 39
Text
alignment ........................................... 37
framing............................................... 35
margins .............................................. 36
size .................................................... 31
style ................................................... 32
underlining......................................... 34
width.................................................. 31
Text lines ............................................... 15
Troubleshooting ..................................... 50
U
Underlining............................................ 34
Uppercase letters ................................... 14
W
Width..................................................... 31
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ACCESSORY ORDER FORM
This order form is provided for your convenience should your retailer not stock the item(s)
needed or if you prefer to order by telephone. To order by phone, please call Brother International at 1-877- BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) and have your Visa or MasterCard available.
Stock No.
Description
Price
Quantity
Total
TOTAL
Prices subject to change without notice.
Before calling:
1. Review the reverse side of this form and select the desired items.
2. Complete the order form, indicating the quantity of each item (for your records).
3. Enter the total on the “Supply/Accessory Total” line below (for your records).
4. Add appropriate sales tax and shipping/handling costs (for your records).
5. Have your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date available.
Supply/Accessory Total
All Residents of Canada: Please add
applicable sales taxes (G.S.T. & P.S.T.).
Shipping/Handling
TOTAL DUE
✂
G.S.T. # R100663764
P.S.T. # 100100117TQ0001
* Prices subject to change without notice.
$
G.S.T $
P.S.T. $
$5.00
$
ACCESSORY ORDER FORM
This order form is provided for your convenience should your retailer not stock the item(s)
needed or if you prefer to order by telephone. To order by phone, please call Brother International at 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) and have your Visa or MasterCard available.
Stock No.
Description
Price
Quantity
Total
TOTAL
Prices subject to change without notice.
Before calling:
1. Review the reverse side of this form and select the desired items.
2. Complete the order form, indicating the quantity of each item (for your records).
3. Enter the total on the “Supply/Accessory Total” line below (for your records).
4. Add appropriate sales tax and shipping/handling costs (for your records).
5. Have your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date available.
Supply/Accessory Total
All Residents of Canada: Please add
applicable sales taxes (G.S.T. & P.S.T.).
Shipping/Handling
TOTAL DUE
✂
G.S.T. # R100663764
P.S.T. # 100100117TQ0001
* Prices subject to change without notice.
$
G.S.T $
P.S.T. $
$5.00
$
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