Brother PT-1000 Printer User Manual

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
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English / Français
USER’S GUIDE
www.brother.ca
LN9976001
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.
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 void the warranty.
• Please contact your Brother dealer for details.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (Canada Only)
Dimensions:
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Weight:
Power supply:
Tape cassette:
Cutter unit:
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
4.32" (W) ✕ 7.84" (D) ✕ 2.2" (H)
(108mm (W) ✕ 196mm (D) ✕ 55mm (H))
0.74 lbs. (335g) (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AAA size alkaline batteries or optional AC adapter
(AD-30/AD-24)
Brother TZ tape
1/4" / 3/8" / 1/2" (width) (6mm, 9mm, 12mm (width))
TC-5 (replacement)
Insert six new AAA-size 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 (AD-30/AD-24)
a
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the
adapter jack on the bottom end of the
machine.
b
SPECIFICATIONS
Avis de conformité aux normes d’Industrie Canada (Canada seulement)
a
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
Tape exit slot
Cutter unit (replacement)
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.
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 3/8" (9 mm) or 1/2" (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.
responding Num keys (1-3).
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
>B
Group
NOTE: • You can also display the languages and units by pressing the corCharacter keys
h
>b
Symbols
Group
A
F
B
G
C
H
D
I
>e
Symbols
E
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.
DESIGNING LABELS
>e
Accented characters
( f +1 )
Setting FONT
A
a
"
C
c
HELSINKI
D
d
E
e
I
i
L
l
N
n
O
o
f>f/b
>e>f/b
>e
OKLAHOMA
"
f>f/b
>e>f/b
OFF
UNDL (Underline)
ROUND
BANNER
WOODEN
VINE
>e
NOTE:
f>f/b
>e>f/b
>e
AUTO automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
SIZE1
SIZE2
SIZE3
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Setting STYLE
Y
y
"
Z
z
NOTE:
NORMAL
(f+5)
Setting TAB
>e
SHADOW
NOTE: • You can also display the characters by pressing g / b.
• To go to the next letter group, press g.
>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
> f > f/b
>e
LCD
Application
Length
VCR VHS
FD 3.5"
CD CASE
VCR VHS
3.5" Floppy Disk
CD
5.5"
2.7"
3.9"
LCD
Application
Length
FILE TAB
File Tab
AUDIO
Audio Cassette
VIDEO 8 VCR 8mm (Video 8)
2.8"
3.5"
3.6"
abc d
>e>f/b
OUTLINE
b
Label image
(f+3)
BOLD
>e>b
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
No underline or frame is set to texts in VERTICAL style.
"
• Two line texts are printed in SIZE1 regardless of the setting.
• Only AUTO, SIZE1 and SIZE2 can be used on 6mm tapes.
f>f/b
f > f/b
(f+7)
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
SIZE5
R
"
Using AUTO FORMAT
Example: To set a tab between “abc” and “d”
SIZE4
Setting LABEL LENGTH (AUTO/1.6" - 11.8")
NOTE:
(f+2)
Setting SIZE
"
(f + 4 )
Setting UNDERLINE/FRAME
ITALIC
I+BOLD (ITALIC + BOLD)
I+OUTL (ITALIC + OUTLINE)
I+SHADOW (ITALIC + SHADOW)
VERTICAL
MIRROR
(f+0)
To CLEAR
Tab
NOTE:
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
All text and settings will be cleared.
(f + 6 )
Setting TAB LENGTH (0.0" - 4.0")
"
f > f/b
NOTE:
You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
>e>b
"
f > f/b
>e
>e
• To skip to a different letter group, press the corresponding character key.
• You can also scroll the characters in each letter group by pressing
NOTE:
the corresponding character key repeatedly.
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
(f+c)
TEXT PREVIEW
NOTE:
You can preview the text before printing.
"
NOTE:
f > f/b
( f +i )
ABC
ABC
ABC
You can store up to 9 frequently used text files and recall them to create labels more
quickly and easily.
"
f > f/b
"
(feed & cut)
(f + , )
Print Option/REPEAT PRINTING
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
f/b
"
NOTE:
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.
( f +. )
TAPE MARGIN
"
f>f/b
>e>f/b
>e
f > f/b
> e > f/b
> f/b
>
>e
"
f/b
"
1"
Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centred in the label.
HALF
NARROW
1"
1/2"
1/2"
1/6"
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
b
f/b
NOTE:
1/6"
(f + , )
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected number by 1 after each label is printed.
FULL/HALF/NARROW is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
NOTE:
FULL
• 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
"
>e
>b
>e
>e
>b
>e
>e
>b
>e
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
NOTE:
PRINTING
>e>
ERROR
TROUBLESHOOTING
To DELETE;
e
NOTE:
ERROR MESSAGE LIST
To STORE;
ABC
DEF
(feed & cut)
"
>e
MEMORY (F+9)
<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
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.
CHAIN
<e.g. 1>
>e
FEEDING (TAPE FEED)
"
• 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.
> 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 indicated 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 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.