User`s guide | Brother LN7629001 Label Maker User Manual

1 PREPARATION
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries or tape cassette.
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LN7629001
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3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
Power Supply & Tape Cassettes
USER'S GUIDE
[GETTING STARTED]
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
Keyboard & LCD
Troubleshooting
Width
Style
Size
Error message
Message
Battery Weak!
Check Battery!
Invalid!
Cursor
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
No Text!
Tape cutter lever
Print key
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.
Power key
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.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Enter key
Shift key
Accent key
Space key
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters; however, the text that
you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use
a soft, dry cloth.
• Use Cursor key while holding down Shift key to go to beginning/
end of the text.
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton
swab) when cleaning the print head.
Initial Setting
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter's edge.
• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.
Tab key
Caps key
Shift key
Symbol key
Auto Format key
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 adaptor, and then
press
.
End of tape
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of
time, otherwise the machine may be stained.
Toothed Wheel
Cutter's edge
Set the language (English/Spanish/French/Portuguese)
• 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, in the back of your car, near
heaters or other hot appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
Choose a language with
and press
/
.
Tape guide
Set the unit (inch/mm)
• 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 adaptor 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.)
Line Limit!
No Cassette!
Cutter Error!
Full!
Text Too Long!
No Frame OK?
(Select
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do
not have the
mark.
• To prevent damage or breakage of the glass, do not press hard on the LCD
display.
Cursor key
Preview key
OK key
ESC key
Backspace key
Function key
Favourite keys
Character key
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 tried 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 tried to set Copies, Numbering or Mirror when no text
is entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.
• You tried to print a 2 line text when 3.5 mm or 6 mm tape is
installed.
You tried 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.
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.
Choose a unit with
and press
.
• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5
minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
Securely close the back cover, making sure that 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.
/
.
• 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
• 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 leak or be damaged.
to print with no Frame,
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 adaptor 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
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 : not included) or
optional AC adaptor (model AD-5000)
Brother TZ tape (width) :
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
• Use only the suggested AC adaptor for this machine to prevent any
damage or failure.
Accessories
Tape Cassettes
AC adaptor
Cutter Unit
When using optional AC adaptor (model
AD-5000)
Insert the plug on the adaptor cord into
the adaptor jack on the top end of the
machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend using
AAA-size alkaline batteries (LR03) together
when using the AC adaptor.
Stock No.
See the attached TZ Tape Catalogue.
model AD-5000
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
authorised brother reseller.
Be sure to use scissors to cut the fabric tapes. The built-in cutter cannot completely cut the fabric tapes.
See the reverse side for steps of creating labels.
1 MAKING TEXT
2
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
Setting [Size]
>
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
[Size]
[Large]
OFF)
3
DESIGNING LABELS
(
>
+
)
[Medium]
.
Use either 9 mm or 12 mm wide tape for two line text.
Display
>
>
Symbols
Group
1
7
2
8
3
9
4
10
5
11
[×1/2]
>
[Style]
(
[Outline]
[Shadow]
[Italic]
[Italic Bold]
)
>
[Underline/Frame]
[Underline]
Setting [Margin] (Tape Margin)
>
(
+
)
[Candy]
ABC
/
/
Setting [Tab]
Accented Characters
A
a
c
e
G
I
i
k
L
l
N
n
O
o
R
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
.
• The order of accented characters differ by the selected LCD language.
To Clear
By pressing the Backspace Key, the letters will be deleted one by one.
All text and settings will be cleared.
)
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
>
>
ABC
(feed & cut)
Using [Print Option]
Setting [Tab Length](Auto / 0 - 100 mm) (
[Tab Length]
ABC
ABC
DEF
(feed & cut)
D
Tab
• You can also set a tab by using the Tab Key on the keyboard.
>
ABC
+
)
(
+
)
[Copies]
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
>
>
[Print Option]
>
>
[Copies]
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
Setting [Label Length](Auto / 30 - 300 mm) (
>
[Label Length]
+
)
Setting [Auto Format]
>
(
+
)
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
Application
VHS Spine
MiniDV Spine
Audio Tape
[Auto Format]
Length
140 mm
42 mm
89 mm
>
[Numbering]
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
>
You can also select the number of copies by entering with Num keys.
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
>
[VHS Spine]
Application
CD Case Spine
File Tab
Divider Tab
[Numbering]
>
[Print Option]
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
>
[Print Option]
>
[Mirror]
>[Mirror Print?]
Length
113 mm
82 mm
42 mm
>
When the saved text contains more than 8 characters, use
through the text.
Function Shortcuts
(
to scroll
+
)
4mm
<e.g. 2>
Label image
ABC
4mm
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
Display
>
To Print:
>
: ABC
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
[Tab]
g
K
+
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
d
E
(
>
[Full]
ABC
12mm
[Wooden]
Frames can not be printed on 3.5 mm tape.
>
C
D
[Banner]
:
25mm
To Save:
)
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
[Underline]
[Round]
+
You can save and print your favourite label in seconds at the touch of a button.
There are three Favourite Keys (
~
) to store your three favourite labels.
To Open:
>
[Margin]
(
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
25mm
[Callout]
Memory (Favourite keys)
• 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.
[Vertical]
Setting [Underline/Frame]
[Off]
Accented Characters
+
+
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Printing
[Vertical]
[Italic Outl](Italic Outline) [Italic Shadow]
.
Feeding (Tape Feed)
+
Symbols
Entering Accented Characters
• To cancel operations, press
)
• The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (inch/mm), then returns to the
original text.
• Only the text can be previewed, not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any
additional features.
Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
[Bold]
>
>
+
[×2]
[Normal]
6
>
>
[Width]
Setting [Style] (Vertical)
Entering Symbols
• To go to the next group, press
• To cancel operations, press
.
(
[×2]
[Normal]
Label image
Group
>
Text Preview
[Small]
Setting [Width]
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
COMPLETED LABELS
You can preview the text before printing.
[Large]
Automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
Making Two Line Text
4
PRINTING LABELS
[CREATING LABELS]
Use clear tape in [Mirror], so the labels can be read correctly from the opposite side when attached on glass, windows or other transparent surfaces.
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
Function
Key
Function
[Size]
[Tab Length]
[Width]
[Label Length]
[Style]
[Auto Format]
[Underline/Frame]
[Margin]
[Tab]
[Print Option]
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