Brother MFC-J825DW All in One Printer User Manual

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
TAPE CASSETTES
SPACE KEY
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A TZ tape cassette is supplied with this unit. The Brother TZ tapes used with this machine are
available in a variety of colors and three tape widths (1/4” (6 mm), 3/8” (9 mm) and 1/2” (12 mm)).
1 Press in on the rough area at the top end of the machine and
fold open the back cover.
2 If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it
straight up.
3 If the ink ribbon in the other tape cassette is loose, use your
finger to wind the 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.
Note: If you are using a new tape cassette provided with a
stopper, be sure to remove the stopper.
4 Insert the tape cassette firmly into the compartment, making
sure that the entire back of the cassette contacts the bottom of
the compartment.
Note: When inserting a tape cassette, make sure that the inner
ribbon does not catch on the corner of the metal guide.
5 Securely close the back cover, making sure that it snaps into place.
As on a word processor, press
Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
mark.
Tapes are available in three different widths: 1/4” (6 mm), 3/8” (9 mm) and 1/2” (12
mm).
Do not pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassettes.
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. Use only 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.
Do not put any foreign objects into or anything on the machine.
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 use the machine in dusty places, and 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.
Doing so may cause staining.
and
After inserting a new tape cassette, advance the tape by holding down
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MODEL PT-1100
USER’S GUIDE
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pressing
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POWER SUPPLY
Batteries
LA3242001
Printed in China
Since this machine is compact and portable, it can be used anywhere by installing six
AAA alkaline batteries (LR03). When changing the batteries, always replace all six at the
same time.
1 Press in on the rough area at the top end of the machine and
fold open the back cover.
2 If batteries are already installed, remove the tape cassette (if one is
installed) by pulling it straight out, and then remove the batteries.
3 Insert the batteries into the battery compartment with the
positive end of the bottom three batteries pointing toward the top
end of the machine, and the positive end of the top three
batteries pointing in the opposite direction.
Note: When replacing the batteries, insert the new ones within
three minutes of removing the old ones, otherwise all text
shown in the display and any text files stored in the
memory will be lost (unless the machine is plugged into
an outlet with the AC adapter).
4 Securely close the back cover, making sure that it snaps into place.
Patent numbers and patent publication numbers which are related to this product
are as below:
USP4839472
USP4983058
USP5120147
USP4927278
USP5009530
USP4976558
USP5069557
Optional AC adapter
The AC adapter allows you to use this machine wherever an electrical outlet is available.
Use Brother’s AD-30 adapter for your new PT-1100.
1
2
and pressing
Feed the tape by holding down
and then push in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape.
once,
RETURN KEY
Press
when you wish to accept or confirm a setting, or end the first line of text and
start the second.
●
●
To accept or confirm a setting from a list, press
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the adapter jack on the bottom end of the
machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard electrical outlet.
once.
You can also choose from a list of other accented characters that can be added to your
text.
STARTING
CODE KEY
) appears in the text to
ACCENTED CHARACTERS
Letter
Press
. If batteries have been installed or the machine has been plugged in using the
optional AC adapter, the previous session’s information is displayed when the machine is
turned on. This feature allows you to stop work on a label and turn off the machine, then
return to it later without having to re-enter the text.
The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within five minutes. The current
session’s information is stored in the machine’s internal memory and displayed when the
machine is later turned on again.
once. The return mark (
To add a second line, press
indicate the end of the first line and the beginning of the second.
Note: Two lines of text can only be entered if 3/8” (9-mm)- or 1/2” (12-mm)-wide tape
is installed.
once.
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 will void the warranty.
Please contact your Brother dealer for details.
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to add a blank space to your text.
1
Accented character
A
À
Á
Ä
C
Ç
E
È
É
Ë
I
Í
Ï
Î
Â
Ã
Letter
Æ
Ê
Accented character
a
à
á
c
ç
ä
â
e
i
è
é
ë
ê
í
ï
î
N
Ñ
n
ñ
O
Ó
Ö
Ô
Õ
o
ó
ö
ô
õ
U
Ù
Ú
Ü
Û
u
ù
ú
ü
û
ã
æ
if you want the accented character to be an uppercase letter.
Press
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
2
Hold down
and press
.
. The message “A-U?” appears in the display.
3
Press the key for the letter in the accented character that you wish to add, and then
By holding down
and pressing a key with a function, character or accent written
above it, you can use the corresponding function or add the corresponding character to
your text.
4
and
until the cursor is positioned under the desired accented
press
character.
to add the selected character to your text.
Press
CAPS KEY
SYMBOLS
By pressing
to enter Caps mode, you can add upper-case letters to your text by
simply pressing the character keys. When this mode is on, the Caps indicator in the topuntil the Caps
left corner of the display comes on. To exit Caps mode, press
indicator goes off.
In addition to the letters, symbols, and numerals on and above the keys, there are 72
symbols available with the Symbol function. These symbols are divided into 9 groups,
corresponding to the letters A through I.
Group
NUM KEY
By pressing
to enter Num mode, you can add numbers to your text by simply
pressing the corresponding keys. When this mode is on, the Num indicator in the bottomuntil the Num
left corner of the display comes on. To exit Num mode, press
indicator goes off.
Symbols
A
Ü
ü
Ç
ç
Æ
æ
B
í
ó
ú
★
Ã
ã
á
é
C
Õ
õ
Ñ
ñ
¡
D
·
°
;
%
+
¿
§
#
×
÷
E
$
¢
[
]
2
3
=
2
F
4
TM
®
©
3
_
~
G
H
DISPLAY
I
This machine’s LCD shows one row of 8 characters; however, the text that you enter can
be up to 55 characters in length. The 8-character display is like a window which moves
across the text.
1
Press
2
Press the key for the letter of the group containing the symbol that you wish to add,
3
and
until the cursor is positioned under the desired symbol.
and then press
to add the symbol to the text.
Press
. The message “A-I?” appears in the display.
OVERVIEW
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SIZE
Tape cutter lever
Display
The characters in the text can be set to one of five different sizes in addition to AUTO,
which automatically adjusts the characters to the largest possible size according to the
width of the installed tape. The currently selected size setting is shown by the indicators at
the top of the display. All of the size indicators light up when the AUTO setting is selected.
SIZE3 (A: double height)
SIZE1 (A: standard size)
SIZE2 (A: double width)
Backspace key
CURSOR MOVEMENT
Return key
Back cover
Function key
You can view and edit different parts of the text by moving the cursor backward and
forward.
●
To move the cursor one character at a time, press
●
To move the cursor to the beginning of the text, hold down
●
To move the cursor to the end of the text, hold down
or
.
Caps key
Num key
On/Off key
and press
and press
SIZE4 (A: double width & double height)
.
SIZE5 (A: 4× width & double height)
.
Note:
• If there are two lines of text, they are printed with the SIZE1 setting applied,
regardless of the selected size setting.
Print head
BACKSPACE KEY
.
• To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
Batteries
This key can be used to remove characters from your text, clear all of the text or cancel
the current function and return to the text input mode.
1
●
2
●
Tape cassette
Tape exit slot
.
To delete the character to the left of the cursor or to cancel a function, press
Press
.
Press
and
until SIZE is displayed, and then press
current size setting appears in the display.
To clear all of the text that is currently entered, hold down
and press
.
3
Press
and
until the desired size setting is displayed.
4
Press
(or
) to apply the selected size setting to the text.
(or
). The
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
- Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC NOTICE
With your new PT-1100, 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 colors.
You no longer have to worry about urgent tasks that require professional printing. In the office, the
factory, the lab or the home, the quality and performance of the PT-1100 make it an extremely practical
machine.
Although this machine is easy to use, we suggest that you read this manual carefully before starting and
keep the manual in a handy place for future reference.
INTRODUCTION
STYLE
PRINTING & CUTTING
You can also use one of nine different print styles for the characters in your label. If a
setting other than NORMAL is selected, the Style indicator at the bottom of the display
lights up.
NORMAL
OUTLINE
BOLD
After you have entered the text and chosen the desired format settings, you are ready to
print the label.
●
●
SHADOW
ITALIC
I+OUTL (italic + outline)
●
I+BOLD (italic + bold)
I+SHADOW (italic + shadow) VERTICAL
Note:
• If there are two lines of text, they are printed in the NORMAL style, regardless of
the selected style setting.
• To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
1
2
Press
.
Press
and
.
4
Press
until STYLE is displayed, and then press
and
Press
. The message “PRINT” is displayed while the label is
To print the label, press
being printed, and the label comes out of the tape exit slot at the top end of the
machine.
To feed out 1 1/24” (25 mm) of tape (for example, after printing using the “–” tape
and press
once. The message “FEED” is
margin setting), hold down
displayed while the tape is fed out.
To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever in the top-right corner of the
machine.
Note:
• In order to prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut it while the messages
“PRINT” or “FEED” are displayed.
• After printing with the # or ## tape margin setting, push in the tape cutter lever
to cut off the label, and then use scissors to cut along the printed dots (:) and
center the text within the label.
(or
(or
) to apply the selected style setting to the text.
Press
.
This option allows you to emphasize or decorate your entire text by framing or underlining
it. If any setting other than OFF is selected, the Undl/Frm indicator at the bottom of the
display lights up.
OFF (no underline or frame)
ROUND
WOODEN
Press
and
until REPEAT is displayed, and then press
(or
Press
and
until MEMORY is displayed, and then press
3
Press
and
until STORE is displayed, and then press
Press
and
until the number of labels that you want to print appears on the
right side of the display.
OR
Press the key (1-9) corresponding to the number of labels that you want to print.
4
(or
Press
or
POINTING
CANDY
Note:
• The underline or frame is not printed if the VERTICAL style setting is used.
• To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
1
Press
.
2
Press
and
until UNDL/FRM is displayed, and then press
(or
The current underline/frame setting appears in the display.
3
Press
and
until the desired underline/frame setting is displayed.
4
Press
(or
) to apply the selected underline/frame setting to the text.
) to print the labels.
5
(or
) to store the text. The text previously shown in the display
Press
reappears.
Note:
• If the file number you selected already contains text, the message “ERROR”
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.
Note:
• With this function, the text must be printed on transparent tape.
• To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
1
Press
.
2
Press
and
until MIRROR is displayed, and then press
(or
.
3
Press
and
and
until the desired mirror printing setting is displayed.
4
Press
(or
) to apply the selected mirror printing setting to the text.
Press
.
2
Press
and
until MEMORY is displayed, and then press
). The
until NUMBER is displayed, and then press
(or
).
5
Press
and
until the last number that you want to print appears on the right
side of the display.
OR
Press the key (1-9) corresponding to the last number that you want to print.
Note: The last number that will be printed must be larger than the number selected
in the text, otherwise the message “ERROR” will appear when you try to print.
Press
(or
or
) to print the labels.
• After printing with the “–” tape margin setting, hold down
and press
once to feed the tape before pushing in the tape cutter lever to cut it.
• After printing with the #, ## or ### tape margin setting, push in the tape cutter
lever to cut off the tape, and then use scissors to cut along the printed dots (:)
and separate the labels.
TAPE MARGIN
Press
and
until RECALL is displayed, and then press
4
Press
and
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
.
and
The machine’s memory can store up to 300 characters, which can be divided into as
many as nine text files. The maximum capacity for a single text file is 55 characters.
). The
• The tape cassette is empty. Replace it.
5. The memory has cleared on its own.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace
them.
6. 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-and-down motion. Try
printing again, and if dust still remains,
dip the cotton swab in isopropyl (rubbing)
alcohol and gently wipe the print head
again.
7. The machine has “locked up” (i.e., nothing
happens when a key is pressed, even
• Turn off the machine, and then while
(or
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
Press
.
2
Press
and
until MEMORY is displayed, and then press
3
Press
and
until DELETE is displayed, and then press
42 keys
Print speed:
10 mm/sec.
Character size:
Standard size
Double width
Double height
Double width & double height
4× width & double height
Character font:
HELSINKI
Print tape:
Pressure-sensitive adhesive-based (TZ tape only)
Three widths available:
1/2” (12 mm)
3/8” (9 mm)
1/4” (6 mm)
LCD:
7 × 5 dots
Power supply:
Six AAA size alkaline batteries (LR03) or optional AC adapter
(7V, 1.2A)
Auto-power off
Dimensions:
6 1/16” (154 mm) (W) × 5 5/64” (129 mm) (D) × 2 1/2” (64 mm) (H)
Weight:
0.9 lbs. (400 g) (without batteries and tape cassette)
Buffer size:
55 characters
Memory size:
300 characters maximum, 9 text files
.
(or
(or
Keyboard:
).
). The
message “1-9?” appears in the display.
Press
and
until the text file that you want to delete is displayed.
OR
Press the key (1-9) corresponding to the file number of the text that you want to
delete.
5
Press
(or
) to delete the selected text file.
ERROR MESSAGE LIST
ERROR
.
SPECIFICATIONS
) to clear the display and recall the selected text.
1
4
and
). The
OR
Press the key (1-9) corresponding to the file number of the text that you want to
recall.
Press
, press
Note: The text and formats in the
display and all text files stored in
the memory are erased.
).
(or
and
to turn the machine back on.
Finally, release
.
(or
holding down
1 line × 8 characters
An error occurred.
BATTERY
The batteries are weak.
B ATT E RY
The batteries are empty.
FULL
The maximum number of characters (55 characters) have already
You can use the memory to store your most frequently used text. The text file remains in
the memory, even after all characters are removed from the display by holding down
and pressing
(or
4. Striped tape appears.
MEMORY
.
until MARGIN is displayed, and then press
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
until the text file that you want to recall is displayed.
been entered or the memory is full.
This function can be used to leave equal margins of 1/6” (4 mm (#)), 1/2” (12 mm (##)) or
1” (24 mm (###)) on both sides of the text. Using the “–” tape margin setting, multiple
formats can be printed, one after the other without feeding the tape, onto a single label.
3. The printed characters are not formed
properly.
though the machine is on).
message “1-9?” appears in the display.
The message “1-9?” appears in the display.
4
.
current mirror printing setting appears in the display.
Press
1
DELETING A TEXT FILE
Note:
3
RECALLING TEXT
This function can be used to print many copies of the same text while increasing a
selected number by 1 after each label is printed, for example, when printing labels
containing a serial number (for example, 0123, 0124, and 0125).
Press
• 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.
(or
), and then delete one of the stored text files before trying to
store the current text.
NUMBERING
2
2. The machine does not print, or the
printed characters are blurred.
).
until the file number where you want to store the text is
5
.
Solution
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the adapter is correctly
connected.
(or
), and then delete one of the stored text files before trying to
store the current text.
• If 300 characters are already stored, the message “FULL” appears. Press
3
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
1 Position the cursor below the number that you wish to increase.
MIRROR PRINTING
and
Press
Problem
1. The display stays blank after you have
turned on the machine.
). The
displayed.
OR
Press the key (1-9) corresponding to the file number where you want to store the
text.
.
).
(or
(or
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
• After printing with the “–” tape margin setting, hold down
and press
once to feed the tape before pushing in the tape cutter lever to cut it.
• After printing with the #, ## or ### tape margin setting, push in the tape cutter
lever to cut off the tape, and then use scissors to cut along the printed dots (:)
and separate the labels.
UNDL (underline)
.
message “1-9?” appears in the display.
4
). The
Note:
Press
2
.
message “1-9?” appears in the display.
3
2
.
(or
), and then select a different file number.
appears. Press
• If nine text files are already stored, the message “ERROR” appears. Press
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
1
2
Press
Press
This function allows you to print up to nine copies of the same label.
UNDERLINE/FRAME
1
Note: To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press
). The
until the desired style setting is displayed.
TROUBLESHOOTING
1
REPEAT PRINTING
current style setting appears in the display.
3
STORING TEXT
. Later, the text can easily be reused by recalling it from the memory.
IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION
Thank you for purchasing this Brother Product. We hope that you will enjoy using it. We
suggest that you keep all packing and other materials.
current tape margin setting appears in the display.
3
Press
and
until the desired tape margin setting is displayed.
4
Press
Note:
(or
) to apply the selected tape margin setting to the text.
• After printing with the “–” tape margin setting, hold down
and press
once to feed the tape before pushing in the tape cutter lever to cut it,
otherwise some of the printed characters may be cut off.
• After printing with the # or ## tape margin setting, push in the tape cutter lever
to cut off the label, and then use scissors to cut along the printed dots (:) and
centre the text within the label.
SHOULD YOU ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR PRODUCT,
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR
PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
After referring to the instruction manual, if you still need assistance, call Brother Customer
Service at:
Voice: 1-877-4-PTOUCH OR
Fax: 1-901-379-1210
If you need a local service center, please call 1-800-284-HELP to locate the authorized
service center closest to you.