GENERAL PRECAUTIONS 1OOO USER’S GUIDE www.brother.com LN6226001 Printed in China INTRODUCTION With your PT-1000, you can create labels for any application. Select from the many frames, character sizes and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you to print labels with different widths and exciting colours. Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy place for future reference. SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Weight: Power supply: Tape cassette: Cutter unit: 108 mm (W) ✕ 196 mm (D) ✕ 55 mm (H) 335 g (without batteries and tape cassette) Six AAA size alkaline batteries (LR03: not included) or optional AC adapter (model AD-5000) Brother TZ tape 6 mm / 9 mm / 12 mm (width) TC-5 (replacement) POWER SUPPLY & TAPE CASSETTES • 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, otherwise the tape cassette may be damaged. • Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape. • Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry cloth. • Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the machine for an extended period of time. Note: If power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text shown in the display and any text files stored in the memory will be lost. Language and unit settings will also be cleared. • Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine. • Do not expose the machine to extremely high temperatures or high humidity. Never leave it on the dashboard or in the back of your car. • Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain. • Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time, otherwise the machine may be stained. • Do not touch the print head mechanism. If the head is touched, clean it immediately with a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) to avoid permanent damage. • To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter's edge. • Use only the AC adapter designed exclusively for this machine. Use of any other adapter may damage the machine and such damages will not be covered under warranty. • Please contact your Brother dealer for details. • If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use and the tape can not be cut cleanly, replace with new cutter unit (stock no. TC-5) by obtaining from an authorized brother dealer. • Be sure to use scissors to cut the fabric tapes. The built-in cutter cannot completely cut the fabric tapes. a Remove the back cover by pressing in the rough area at the top end of the machine. If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up. Also, if batteries are already installed, remove them. b-1 b-2 c Insert six new AAA-size (LR03) alkaline batteries, making sure that their poles point in the correct directions. Always replace all six batteries at the same time using brand new ones. Print head Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place. • Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides. • Be sure to remove the paper tab when installing a new tape cassette. • If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on the cassette. • Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Tape cutter lever Cutter unit Attach the back cover by inserting the two hooks at the bottom into the slots on the machine, then pushing down firmly on the cover until it snaps into place. After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (see FEEDING) once and then push in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape. Optional AC adapter (model AD-5000) a Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the adapter jack on the bottom end of the machine. b Insert the plug into the nearest standard electrical outlet. Tape exit slot KEYBOARD & LCD GETTING STARTED a MAKING TEXT Start your machine Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the optional AC adapter, b LCD indicators and then press a. " Set the language (English/French/German) Upper case Lower case ABC abc ABC abc Size Choose a language with b and press e. Upper case/Lower case Switching UPPER CASE/LOWER CASE j Making TWO LINE TEXT Cursor Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press e. Check the display and press e. (To cancel, press d.) Function Style Underline/Frame c Print key Power key NOTE: Use either 9 mm or 12 mm wide tape for two line texts. Display Label image Set the unit (mm/inch) ABC DEF Cursor key Function key Entering SYMBOLS Choose a unit with b and press e. Enter key Num keys/Function shortcuts " Backspace key Check the display and press e. (To cancel, press d.) The LCD shows one row of 8 characters; however, the text that you enter can be up to 55 characters in length. corresponding Num keys (1-3). • The available accented characters depend on the language setting. Power On/Off Press a to turn on/off the machine. The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5 minutes. Entering ACCENTED CHARACTERS " g Letter >E >b Accented characters Letter NOTE: • To cancel operations, press d. • To delete entries backward, press d. • To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while holding down f and d, press a to turn the machine back on. Finally, release f and d. Caps key Space key Accent key Symbol key Accented characters ( f +1 ) Setting FONT " C c HELSINKI E e I i N n O o U u f>f/b >e>f/b >e OKLAHOMA " f>f/b f>f/b >e>f/b >e AUTO automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width. SIZE1 SIZE2 SIZE3 UNDL (Underline) ROUND BANNER WOODEN VINE • To go to the next letter group, press g. SIZE4 NOTE: • To skip to a different letter group, press the corresponding charac• You can also scroll the characters in each letter group by pressing the corresponding character key repeatedly. " (f+c) (f+3) f>f/b >e>f/b BOLD OUTLINE >e SHADOW I+BOLD (ITALIC + BOLD) I+OUTL (ITALIC + OUTLINE) I+SHADOW (ITALIC + SHADOW) VERTICAL MIRROR NOTE: FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER (see FEEDING/PRINTING). Otherwise A PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF. Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette. (f+i) ABC ABC ABC (f+,) You can print up to 9 copies of each label. c • To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-right corner of the machine. • To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message PRINT or FEED is displayed. • Be sure to use scissors to cut the fabric tapes. The built-in cutter cannot completely cut the fabric tapes. f > f/b > e > f/b > f/b > >e The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab. (f+.) >e>f/b 12mm 12mm 4mm 4mm (f+,) You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected number by 1 after each label is printed. Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125) " b f/b >e Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centred in the label. HALF NARROW 25mm NOTE: • • • • You can also display the symbols by pressing h / b. To go to the next group, press h. To skip to a different group, press the corresponding character key of the group. You can also scroll the symbols in each group by pressing the corresponding character key of the group repeatedly. NOTE: Setting LABEL LENGTH (AUTO/40 - 300mm) " f > f/b (f + 7 ) >e>b >e • You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys. • To return to AUTO, press any alphabet key or i. (f+8) " f>f/b >e>f/b >e LCD Application VCR VHS FD 3.5" CD CASE VCR VHS 3.5" Floppy Disk CD Length LCD Application Length 140mm FILE TAB File Tab 68mm AUDIO Audio Cassette 100mm VIDEO 8 VCR 8mm (Video 8) 70mm 89mm 92mm (f +0 ) All text and settings will be cleared. (f + 6 ) Setting TAB LENGTH (0 - 100mm) " f > f/b NOTE: You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys. >e>b " f > f/b >e >e MEMORY (F+9) ERROR MESSAGE LIST You can store up to 9 frequently used text files and recall them to create labels more quickly and easily. " f > f/b >e> f/b >e >b >e >e >b >e >e >b >e ERROR An error occurred. BATTERY The batteries are weak. BATTERY The batteries are empty. FULL The maximum number of characters (55 characters) have already been entered or the memory is full. LONG TXT The text length exceeds the selected label length. To RECALL; " f/b " • When the tape margin is set to CHAIN, FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER (see FEEDING/PRINTING). Otherwise A PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF. Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette. • When the tape margin is set to FULL/HALF/NARROW, cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors to separate the labels. Print Option/NUMBERING FULL/HALF/NARROW is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text. 25mm E TROUBLESHOOTING To DELETE; e PRINTING NOTE: FULL I To CLEAR Tab NOTE: " (feed & cut) Print Option/REPEAT PRINTING NOTE: >e To STORE; ABC DEF (feed & cut) " >e > f > f/b <e.g. 2> ABC • The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (mm/inch), then returns to the original text. • Only the text can be previewed, but not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any additional features. f>f/b D • Two line texts are printed in NORMAL regardless of the setting. • Use clear tape in MIRROR, so the labels appear on the other side when stuck on glass, windows or other transparent surfaces. CHAIN <e.g. 1> >e TAPE MARGIN (f+5) b f/b NOTE: " H abc d ITALIC You can preview the text before printing. NOTE: C You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications. Label image • Two line texts are printed in SIZE1 regardless of the setting. • Only AUTO, SIZE1 and SIZE2 can be used on 6mm tapes. CHAIN is for printing more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin <e.g. 1>. You can also create a label containing texts in various styles; print a text in one style, and before feeding, enter the second text in another style <e.g. 2>. PRINTING " G Using AUTO FORMAT Setting TAB " Setting STYLE NOTE: f > f/b B Symbols You can make aligned texts by setting tabs. SIZE5 NORMAL " Group F NOTE: No underline or frame is set to texts in VERTICAL style. ter key. FEEDING (TAPE FEED) >e Example: To set a tab between “abc” and “d” NOTE: • You can also display the characters by pressing g / b. TEXT PREVIEW >e>f/b OFF NOTE: " (f + 4 ) Setting UNDERLINE/FRAME (f+2) Setting SIZE y NOTE: Symbols A >e DESIGNING LABELS a f > f/b >b >e A " >B Group NOTE: • You can also display the languages and units by pressing the Character keys h > f > f/b >e >e> > f/b • When the memory is full, delete one or more files and then store the new file. • You can also choose a file number by pressing the corresponding Num key (1-9). FUNCTION SHORTCUTS (F+...) In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, PT-1000 provides you with function shortcuts so you can easily jump to a frequently used function just by pressing f and the shortcut key shown in the table below. To confirm, press e (or the shortcut key again). Key LCD message 1 2 3 4 >e 5 • The last number that will be printed must be larger than the number selected in the text, otherwise the message ERROR appears. • When the tape margin is set to CHAIN, FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER (see FEEDING/PRINTING). Otherwise A PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF. Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette. • When the tape margin is set to FULL/HALF/NARROW, cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors to separate the labels. 7 6 FONT SIZE STYLE UNDL/FRM TAB TAB LEN LENGTH NOTE: NOTE: Function Character font Character size Print style Underline/Frame Tab setting Tab length Label length Key LCD message 8 9 0 . , c i A/F MEMORY CLEAR MARGIN PRINT OP PREVIEW FEED Function Auto Format Memory Clear text + style Tape margin Repeat/Numbering Text preview Tape feed • PRINT OP contains two functions, REPEAT PRINTING and NUMBERING. • For PREVIEW and FEED, press e to preview/feed after the LCD message appears. You can also refer to the chart engraved on the back of the machine. Problem Solution The display stays blank after you have turned on the machine. • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted. • If the batteries are weak, replace them. • Check that the adapter is correctly connected. The machine does not print, or the printed characters are blurred. • Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly. • If the tape cassette is empty, replace it. • Check that the character size is appropriate for the width of the tape that is used. The printed characters are not formed properly. • If the batteries are weak, replace them. Striped tape appears. • The tape cassette is empty. Replace it. The memory has cleared on its own. • The batteries may be weak. Replace them. A blank horizontal line appears through the printed label. • There may be some dust on the print head. Remove the tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with an up-anddown motion. • The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL3) is used. The machine has “locked up” (i.e., nothing happens when a key is pressed, even though the machine is on). • Turn off the machine, and then while holding down f and d, press a to turn the machine back on. Finally, release f and d. Note: The text and formats in the display and all text files stored in the memory are erased. Also, the language and unit settings will be cleared.