Brother LN7424001 Label Maker User Manual

1 PREPARATION
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries or tape cassette.
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LN7424001
Printed in China
Open 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.
Print head
Declaration of Conformity
Keyboard & LCD
Troubleshooting
Width
Style
Size
Cursor
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
No Text!
Print key
Power key
Cursor key
Function key
Preview key
OK key
ESC key
Backspace key
Memory keys
(Favourite Label Memory)
Character keys
Insert six new AAA-size alkaline batteries (LR03), making sure that their
poles point in the correct directions. Always replace all six batteries at the
same time using brand new ones.
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 487-8561, Japan
declare that the Labelling System PT-1280 conforms with the following normative
documents:
EMC:
EN55022:1998/A1: 2000/A2: 2003 Class B
EN55024:1998/A1: 2001
EN61000-3-2: 2000
EN61000-3-3: 1995/A1: 2001
and follows the provisions of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC (as
amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC). The optional AC adapter also conforms with
EN 60950 and follows the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC.
Issued by: BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Personal & Home Company
Development & Production Dept.
Enter key
Accent key
Symbol key
Shift key
Space key
Shift key
Caps key
Line Limit!
No Cassette!
Cutter Error!
Full!
Text Too Long!
No Frame OK?
Cause/Remedy
The batteries are weak.
The installed batteries are about to run out.
• There is no text above the cursor when you set Numbering.
• Invalid character is selected for Numbering.
• Invalid number is selected for Tab Length or Label Length.
• You try to print a text file when there is no data stored in
the memory.
• The Print key is pressed when no text is entered.
• You try to set Copies, Numbering or Mirror when no text is
entered.
• You try to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.
• You try to print a 2 line text when 3.5 mm or 6 mm tape is
installed.
You try to print a label when there is no cassette installed.
Tape Cutter lever is used in the middle of printing process.
The maximum number of characters (80 characters) have
already been entered.
The text length exceeds the selected label length or the
selected Auto Format setting length.
Printing on 3.5 mm tape with invalid Frame setting ON.
(Select
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters; however, the text that
you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
• Use Cursor key while holding down Shift key to go to beginning/
end of the text.
Initial Setting
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place.
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the optional AC adapter, and then
press
.
End of tape
Toothed Wheel
Cutter's edge
Note: Marking is in compliance with EU Directive 2002/96/EC and EN50419.
Set the language (Language option differ by distribution)
Choose a language with
and press
/
.
Tape guide
• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5
minutes.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have
the
mark.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when
cleaning the print head.
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the edge of the cutter.
• To prevent damage or breakage of the glass, do not press hard on the LCD display.
• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,
otherwise the machine may be stained.
• Do not get the machine wet, such as by touching with wet hands or spilling beverages
on to 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, near heaters or other hot
appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places.
• 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 try to print labels using an empty tape cassette set in the P-touch. Doing so will
damage the print head.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the
machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more
than 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 use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other type
batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the wrong position. Otherwise the
batteries may have leakage or fracture.
• Use only the suggested AC adapter for this machine to prevent any damage or
failure.
Message
Battery Weak!
Check Battery!
Invalid!
We
This equipment is marked with the above recycling symbol. It means that at the end
of the life of the equipment you must dispose of it separately at an appropriate collection point and not place it in the normal domestic unsorted waste stream. This will
benefit the environment for all. (European Union only)
Error message
Tape cutter lever
INTRODUCTION
With your PT-1280, 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.
3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
Power Supply & Tape Cassettes
USER'S GUIDE
[GETTING STARTED]
Tape exit slot
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the
direction of the arrow on the cassette.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine.
Securely close the back cover, making sure that it snaps into place.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while
holding down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
Finally, release
and
.
Creating Labels
to cancel.)
What to do when...
Problem
The display stays blank
after you have turned on
the machine.
The machine does not
print, or the printed
characters are blurred.
The printed characters
are not formed properly.
The memory has
cleared on its own.
A blank horizontal line
appears through the
printed label.
Solution
•
•
•
•
•
Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
If the batteries are weak, replace them.
Check that the suggested adapter is correctly connected.
Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• 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-and-down motion.
• The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional
print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL3) is used.
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding
The machine has
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
happens when a key is
Finally, release
and
.
pressed, even though
• Note: The text and formats in the display and all text files
the machine is on).
stored in the memory are erased. Also, the language and
unit settings will be cleared.
Specifications
Item
Dimensions
Weight
Power supply
After you have installed the tape,
feed the tape (see Feeding)
once and then push in the tape
cutter lever to cut the tape.
to print with no Frame,
Tape cassette
Specification
160 mm (W) × 151 mm (D) × 60 mm (H)
470 g (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AAA-size alkaline batteries (LR03) or optional AC
adapter (model G1)
Brother TZ tape (width) :
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
Accessories
Tape Cassettes
AC adapter
Cutter unit
When using optional AC adapter (model G1)
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the adapter jack on the top end of the
machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, when the AC adapter
is unplugged, please use AAA-size alkaline
batteries (LR03).
Stock No.
See the attached TZ Tape Catalogue.
model G1
TC-5 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use and the tape cannot be
cut cleanly, replace with new cutter unit (stock no. TC-5) by obtaining from an
authorized brother dealer.
Contact Information
See the reverse side for steps of creating labels.
Contact may differ by country. See the Web site. (http://www.P-touch.com/)
1 MAKING TEXT
2
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
Setting [Size]
>
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
Making Two Line Text
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
.
(
>
+
)
4
PRINTING LABELS
You can preview the text before printing.
[Large]
[Medium]
[Small]
Automatically adjusts the Large, Medium and Small text size according to the
tape width.
Setting [Width]
Feeding (Tape Feed)
>
Label image
(
>
[Width]
+
)
Peel the printed label from the backing and apply the label.
[×2]
+
[×2]
[Normal]
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
[×1/2]
Printing
Setting [Style] (Vertical)
Entering Symbols
>
>
Group
Symbols
Group
1
7
2
8
Symbols
>
[Style]
(
+
Favourite Label Memory
)
• 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.
[Vertical]
[Normal]
[Bold]
[Outline]
[Shadow]
[Italic]
[Italic Bold]
>
>
[Margin]
(
+
)
4
10
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
5
11
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
[Vertical]
Setting [Underline/Frame]
(
+
)
ABC
• To go to the next group, press
• To cancel operations, press
.
>
.
Entering Accented Characters
>
>
/
>
/
Accented Characters
A
>
[Underline/Frame]
[Off]
[Underline]
[Round]
[Callout]
[Banner]
[Wooden]
[Underline]
25mm
[Candy]
Frames will not be printed on 3.5mm tape.
Accented Characters
Setting [Tab]
(
+
)
a
C
c
D
d
E
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
>
e
G
>
i
[Tab]
K
k
L
l
N
n
O
o
R
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
Display
ABC
Setting [Tab Length](Auto / 0 - 100mm)
.
• The order of accented characters depends on the language you selected in the LCD.
To Clear
Entries will be deleted backwards.
(
[Label Length]
+
VHS Spine
MiniDV Spine
Audio Tape
Length
140 mm
42 mm
89 mm
(
+
)
>
>
[Copies]
[Numbering]
+
)
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
>
[Numbering]
(
+
)
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
Application
[Print Option]
>
Setting [Auto Format]
[Auto Format]
(feed & cut)
You can also select the number of copies by entering with Num keys.
>
>
[Print Option]
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
>
[Print Option]
>
[Mirror]
>[Mirror Print?]
[VHS Spine]
All text and settings will be cleared.
+
>
)
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
>
ABC
DEF
>
Setting [Label Length](Auto / 30 - 300mm) (
>
ABC
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
z
• To cancel operations, press
[Tab Length]
ABC
[Copies]
D
Tab
Application
CD Case Spine
File Tab
Divider Tab
Length
113 mm
82 mm
42 mm
To Open:
>
>
When the saved text contains more than 8 characters, use
text.
4mm
<e.g. 2>
ABC
>
To Print:
Function Shortcuts
Use clear tape in [Mirror], so the labels could be read correctly from the opposite side when attached on glass, windows or other transparent surfaces.
to scroll the
(
+
)
In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, PT-1280 provides you
with function shortcuts so you can easily jump to a frequently used function
just by pressing
and the shortcut key shown in the table below. To confirm, press
.
Key
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
Using [Print Option]
Label image
>
: ABC
4mm
12mm
(feed & cut)
g
I
ABC
12mm
[Chain Print] is for printing more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin
<e.g. 1>. You can also create a label containing texts in various styles; print
a text in one style, and before feeding, enter the second text in another style
<e.g. 2>.
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.
ABC
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
:
25mm
To Save:
[Full]
9
[Italic Outl](Italic Outline) [Italic Shadow]
You can save frequently used texts in the memory and print directly or open
to edit if needed. You can save one text into each key (
~
) (Maximum:
3 texts).
>
Setting [Margin] (Tape Margin)
3
6
COMPLETED LABELS
Text Preview
• The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (mm), then returns to the original
text.
• Only the text can be previewed, but not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any
additional features.
Use either 9 mm or 12 mm wide tape for two line texts.
Display
[Size]
[Large]
OFF)
3
DESIGNING LABELS
[CREATING LABELS]
Function
Key
Function
[Size]
[Tab Length]
[Width]
[Label Length]
[Style]
[Auto Format]
[Underline/Frame]
[Margin]
[Tab]
[Print Option]