User`s guide | Brother PT-1200 Label Maker User Manual

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
TAPE CASSETTES
DELETE KEY
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A TZ tape cassette is supplied with this unit.
The Brother TZ tapes used in 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)).
This key can be used to remove characters from your message, delete the entire
message or cancel some settings.
To delete a character:
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MODEL PT-1200
USER’S GUIDE
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Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
mark.
Three different tape widths are available: 1/4" (6 mm), 3/8" (9 mm) and 1/2" (12 mm).
Do not pull the tape. 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 if you do not intend to use your machine for an extended
period of time.
(Note: When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, any messages in
the working area or the Phrase Memory will be lost.)
Do not put any foreign objects onto or into 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. 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.
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After inserting a new tape cassette, advance the tape by holding down
pressing
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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.
(1) Press in on the rough area at the top end of the machine and pull off the back cover.
At the same time, the cassette release lever on the back of the machine is lifted.
(2) If there is a tape cassette already in the compartment, remove it by pulling it straight
up.
(3) Remove the stopper from the new tape cassette and if the tape inside the cassette
is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on
the tape cassette.
to delete the character to the left of the one above the cursor.
Press
To delete the current message:
Hold down
and press
.
SPACE KEY
As on a typewriter, press
to add a blank space to your message.
Note: Some tape cassettes are not provided with a stopper.
(4) Insert the tape cassette firmly into the compartment.
ENTER KEY
Note: When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the inner ribbon does not get
caught on the corner of the metal guide.
Press
length.
(5) Replace the back cover by inserting the tab on the bottom end of the cover into the
slot on the bottom end of the machine, then securely fitting it into place. Lock the
back cover by pushing the release lever back into place.
COMPOSITE CHARACTERS
and pressing
(6) Feed the tape by holding down
once, then press in on the
tape cutter button to cut the tape.
POWER SUPPLY
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You can create composite characters, which consist of a letter and an accent.
The accents available are ¨, ´, `, and ˆ.
(1) Hold down
and press the key of the accent you want to enter.
(2) Type the letter you wish to combine with it. The accent and character will flash
alternately on the LCD display, but will be printed together when you print your label.
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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.
to select some settings, such as an accented character, a symbol, the label
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ACCENTED CHARACTERS
You can choose from a list to add other accented characters to your message.
LA0500001
(1) Press
STARTING
Press
(4) Press
The machine’s internal memory retains the last message created and displays it when
you turn on the machine. This feature allows you to stop work on a message, turn off the
machine and return to it later without having to re-enter the message.
The machine has an automatic power-off feature. If no key is pressed within five minutes
while the machine is on, it will automatically turn off. The message will be retained in
memory until the machine is turned on again.
Patent numbers and patent publication numbers which are related to this product
are as below:
USP4839742 USP4983058 USP5120147
USP4927278 USP5009530
USP4976558 USP5069557
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CAPS KEY
By pressing
to enter Caps mode, you can add uppercase letters to your message
by simply pressing the character keys. When this mode is on, the Caps indicator in the
OVERVIEW
Tape cutter button
bottom left-hand corner of the display comes on. To exit Caps mode, press
to turn
off the Caps indicator.
LCD display
SYMBOLS
In addition to the letters, symbols, and numerals on the key tops, there are 70 symbols
available in Symbol mode. These symbols are divided into 18 groups, corresponding to
the letters A through R.
SYMBOLS
Group No.
SYMBOLS
A
Ü
ü
Ç
ç
J
2
3
2
3
B
Æ
æ
á
é
K
4
™
®
©
C
í
ó
ú
★
D
Ã
ã
E
Õ
õ
Ñ
ñ
N
F
i
§
#
O
G
·
°
;
%
P
H
+
x
÷
=
Q
I
$
[
]
R
L
M
To input a symbol from Symbol mode:
to enter Symbol mode. The message “A-R?” is displayed.
(1) Press
(2) Press the key of the letter whose group contains the symbol you wish to use. The
symbols in that letter’s group will be displayed.
DISPLAY
(3) Press
This machine’s LCD display is 4 characters wide. Actually though, you can create
messages up to 55 characters in length. The 4-character display is like a window which
moves across your message.
Print key
to move the cursor under the accented character that you wish to use.
Group No.
By holding down
and pressing a key with a function, written in yellow above it, you
can use the corresponding function or add the corresponding character to your
message.
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(5) Press
to add the selected character to your message. The letter and accent will
flash alternately in your message, but will be printed together when you print your label.
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CODE KEY
+
if you want the accented character to be an uppercase letter.
(2) Hold down
and press
. The message “A-U?” is displayed.
(3) Press the key corresponding to the letter in the desired accented character.
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(1) Press in on the rough area at the top end of the machine and pull off the back cover.
At the same time, the cassette release lever on the back of the machine is lifted.
(2) Insert the batteries in the direction shown by the illustration on the bottom of the
battery compartment. The positive end of the three batteries in the bottom row point
toward the right, while the positive end of the top three point in the opposite
direction.
Note: When replacing the batteries, insert the new ones within three minutes of removing
the old ones, otherwise any message in the working area or Phrase Memory will be lost .
(3) Replace the back cover by inserting the tab on the bottom end of the cover into the
slot on the bottom end of the machine, then securely fitting it into place. Lock the
back cover by pushing the release lever back into place.
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to move the cursor under the symbol you want.
(4) Press
to display your message with the selected character added to it.
(5) Repeat steps (1) through (4) if you wish to add another symbol to your message.
SIZE
On/off key
Delete key
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Back cover
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 into 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.
FCC NOTICE
Caps key
A Double height
A Standard size
A Double width
A Double width & double height
A 4 × Width & double height
CURSOR MOVEMENT
Enter key
Space key
You can review and edit different parts of your message by moving the cursor backward
and forward.
Batteries
Code key
There are five different character sizes that you can select for your message. The
indicator at the top of the display shows the currently selected size.
Cassette release
lever
Print head
Press
and
to move the cursor one space at a time.
To choose a character size:
Note:
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Hold down
and press
to return the cursor to the beginning of the
This machine will help you design and print labels for any application.
Extremely versatile, it can create characters of many sizes and styles. In addition, with the use of
colorful tape cartridges, you can print labels with a variety of letter and background colors.
You no longer have to worry about rushing tasks that require professional-type printing. The quality and
performance of this machine make it very versatile.
Although this machine is easy to use, we suggest that you read this manual carefully before starting.
Please keep this manual in a handy place for future reference.
Good luck! We hope you enjoy making beautiful custom labels.
message.
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Tape cassette
Tape exit slot
Hold down
(1) Hold down
and press
(2) Continue holding down
and press
to advance the cursor to the end of the message.
to change the character size.
and pressing
until your desired character size is
indicated. The sizes change in the following order:
A
A
A
A A
INTRODUCTION
STYLE
DOUBLE-LINE PRINTING
PHRASE MEMORY
You can also use one of nine different print styles for the characters in your label.
NORM (normal)
OUTL (outline)
BOLD
This option enables two lines of text to be printed, one above the other. Double-line
printing can only be used if 3/8" (9-mm) or 1/2" (12-mm)-wide tape is installed.
You can use the Phrase Memory to store your most frequently used messages. Text
stored in the Phrase Memory will not be deleted by the usual message deleting
operation (holding down
(1) Enter the text for the upper line.
SHAD (shadow)
ITAL (italic)
IT+B (italic + bold)
(1) Hold down
IT+O (italic + outline)
IT+S (italic + shadow)
and press
VERT (vertical)
once. The current print style is displayed.
(2) Continue holding down
and pressing
until your desired print style appears. If
you select a style other than normal, the Stl indicator on the bottom of the display comes on.
(2) Hold down
and press
. The lower line marker (▼) will appear on the display.
(3) Type the text for the lower line.
MESSAGE LIST
and pressing
).
You can easily recall your message from this Phrase Memory any time you want to work
with it.
MEMORY SIZE
TAPE FEED
ERR
An error occurred.
BATT
The batteries are weak.
BATT
The batteries are empty.
The working area is full (max.: 55 characters) or the Phrase Memory
FULL
is full (see MEMORY SIZE).
A-R?
See SYMBOLS.
A-U?
See ACCENTED CHARACTERS.
NORM
This function can be used to leave equal margins on the left and right sides of the label:
1/6" (4 mm) when “#” is displayed, 1/2" (12 mm) when “##” is displayed and 1" (24 mm)
when “###” is displayed. In addition, one label with multiple format styles can be printed
using the “–” setting, which does not feed the tape after printing the label.
In the Phrase Memory you can store up to a total of 300 characters. These 300
characters can be divided into as many as nine areas.
The maximum capacity for any single area is 55 characters.
OUTL
BOLD
SHAD
ITAL
STORING THE MESSAGE
See STYLE.
IT+O
IT+B
and press
FONT
(1) Hold down
With the Font function, you can choose to print your text using either the “NORM” or the
“TITL” font. If the “TITL” font is selected, the entire text is printed in capital letters.
NORM
TITL
(2) Continue holding down
once. The current tape feed setting appears on
(1) Hold down
the display.
and pressing
until your desired setting appears.
Note: After pressing the tape cutter button to cut off a label that was printed using the
“#” or “##” settings, center the text within the label by cutting along the printed dots.
MIRROR PRINTING
(1) While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to display
the current font setting.
(2) While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired font setting
appears. If you select “TITL”, the Title indicator at the bottom of the display comes on.
Note:
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The “TITL” font can only be used when printing on 1/2" (12-mm)-wide tape.
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If “TITL” is selected, the text is printed with the “NORM” style setting, with no frame
or underline, and with a preset size setting.
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When double-line printing is used, the text will be printed with the “NORM” font.
This function prints your label so that the text is legible from the adhesive side of the
tape. If mirror-printed labels are attached to glass, such as a showroom, or some other
transparent material, they can be read correctly from the opposite side. For this
application, transparent tape must be used.
and press
(1) Hold down
once. The current mirror printing setting appears
on the display. When “M: ×” is displayed, the text is printed normally. If “M: o”
appears, the mirror printing function is on.
UNDERLINE
(2) Continue holding down
This option allows you to emphasize your entire text by underlining it.
OFF (no underline)
ON (underline)
PRINTING & CUTTING
and pressing
until your desired setting appears.
After you have changed the format of the text, you are ready to print the label.
Press
(1) While holding down
, press
the current underline setting.
once, and keep
held down to display
(2) While still holding down
, continue pressing
until the desired underline
setting appears. If “ON” is displayed, the text is underlined. If “OFF” is displayed,
the text is not underlined.
Note:
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If a frame was chosen before selecting underlining, the frame is cancelled and the
underline is printed.
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The underline is not printed if the “VERT” print style is selected.
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The underline is not printed if the “TITL” font setting is selected.
. The message “PRNT” is displayed while the message is being printed. The
label comes out of the tape exit slot on the top end of the machine.
To cut the tape:
and press
. (Refer to TAPE
FEED.) The message “FEED” is displayed while the tape is fed.
(2) Push in the tape cutter button on the left side of the machine.
Note: In order to prevent damage the tape, do not attempt to cut it while the messages
“PRNT” or “FEED” are displayed.
REPEAT PRINTING
. The message “1-9?” is displayed.
(2) Press the number key (1-9) corresponding to the Phrase Memory area that you wish
to select. Your message is stored in the chosen area and the message previously
shown in the working area reappears on the display.
If the area you select is already being used, the error message “ERR” will briefly appear,
then you will again be asked to choose an area. In this case, select a different area
between 1 and 9.
If messages are already stored in all nine areas, you must delete one of them before you
can store your current message.
Also, when 300 characters are already stored in the Phrase Memory and you try to store
more, the message “FULL” will appear on the display. You must delete one of the
memory areas before you can store your current message.
and press
. The message “1-9?” is displayed.
(2) Press the number key (1-9) corresponding to the Phrase Memory area containing
the message that you want to recall. The number and the beginning of the selected
message appear on the display. If you selected the wrong number, you can now
press a different number key (1-9) to display the correct message.
to recall the message selected from the Phrase Memory and display it in
(3) Press
the working area for use.
. The message “1-9?” is displayed.
and press
example, if you want to print nine labels, press
(3) Press
.
(3) Press
to delete the selected message from the Phrase Memory.
turned on the machine.
(2) Continue holding down
and pressing
until the Label length mode is
turned on and the current setting is displayed.
(3) Use the number keys or press
and
to enter the label length that you want to
use. Press
to switch the setting between inches and millimeters. When a decimal
point is displayed in the setting (e.g., 2.0), the label length is shown in inches.
(4) Press
they are weak.
printed characters are blurred.
and press
before cutting the tape. (Refer to TAPE FEED.)
to display the length of the currently entered text and check that it is
less than the set length.
(5) Press
to set the label length.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
installed properly.
is empty.
• Check that the character size is
appropriate for the width of the tape that
is used.
NUMBERING
3. The printed characters are not formed
This function can be used to print a set number of labels in which the designated
number automatically increases by 1 after the label is printed, for example when printing
labels containing a date (“JULY 4, 1962”, “JULY 5, 1962”, and “JULY 6, 1962”).
It is recommend to set the tape margins to “#” or “##”. (Refer to TAPE FEED.)
4. Striped tape appears.
• You have reached the end of the tape.
5. The memory has cleared on its own.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace
6. A blank horizontal line appears through
• There may be some dust on the print
properly.
and press
once. The current label length setting appears on
(1) Hold down
the display. If “L---” is displayed, the Label length mode is off. When the Label length
mode is on, “L” and the current setting (in either inches or millimeters) are shown.
installed.
• Check the batteries. Replace them if
(4) Push in the tape cutter button to cut the tape, then cut along the printed dots to
separate the labels.
LABEL LENGTH
Although the length of the printed label automatically adjusts to fit the length of the entered text,
there may be times when you will want to make a label with a specific length. The Label length
mode allows you to set the label to a length between 2" and 9.9" (50 and 250 mm).
Solution
• Check that the batteries are correctly
• Check the tape cassette. Replace it if it
“–”, hold down
(1) Position the cursor beneath the number in the text to be increased, then hold down
and press
. The message “1-9?” is displayed.
(2) Press the number key (1-9) corresponding to the last number that is to be printed.
For the example explained above, press
.
(3) Press
and the labels will be printed. Printing will be repeated, with the
specified number increased by 1, until the entered number is reached. If the
margins are set to “–”, hold down
and press
before cutting the tape.
(Refer to TAPE FEED.)
(4) Push in the tape cutter button to cut the tape, then cut along the printed dots to
separate the labels.
See UNDERLINE/FRAME.
ON
See UNDERLINE.
BOX1
BOX2
See FRAME.
BOX3
BOX4
–
#
See TAPE FEED.
No label length is set.
L∗.∗
See LABEL LENGTH.
L∗∗∗
>2.0
The set label length is too short.
>050
<9.9
The set label length is too long.
<250
M: o
See MIRROR PRINTING.
PRNT
The label is being printed.
FEED
The tape is being fed.
See REPEAT PRINTING, NUMBERING, STORING THE MESSAGE,
1 - 9?
RECALLING FROM PHRASE MEMORY and DELETING FROM
PHRASE MEMORY.
SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard:
Print speed:
Character size:
Problem
2. The machine does not print, or the
and the set number of labels will be printed. If the margins are set to
OFF
. The message “1-9?” is displayed.
(2) Press the number key (1-9) corresponding to the Phrase Memory area containing
the message that you want to delete. The number and the beginning of the selected
message are displayed. If you wish, you can now press a different number key to
select a different message.
(2) Press the number key (1-9) corresponding to the number of labels you want. For
(1) While holding down
, press
once, and keep
held down to display
the current frame setting.
, continue pressing
until the desired frame setting appears.
(2) While still holding down
Note:
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If underlining was chosen before selecting a frame, the underlining is cancelled and
the frame is printed.
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The frame is not printed if the “VERT” print style is selected.
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The frame is not printed if the “TITL” font setting is selected.
See Font.
TITL
M: ×
DELETING FROM PHRASE MEMORY
1. The display stays blank after you have
and press
NORM
L---
(1) Hold down
This function allows you to repeatedly print the same label up to nine times.
It is recommend to set the tape margins to “#” or “##”. (Refer to TAPE FEED.)
(1) Hold down
VERT
###
TROUBLESHOOTING
BOX4
IT+S
##
RECALLING FROM PHRASE MEMORY
(1) Hold down
(1) If the tape margins are set to “–”, hold down
FRAME
You can decorate your text by adding a frame to it.
BOX2
BOX3
OFF (no frame) BOX1
and press
• Check the batteries. Replace them if
they are weak.
Replace the tape cassette.
49 keys (40 character keys and 9 function keys)
10 mm/sec.
Standard size
Double width
Double height
Double width & double height
4 × Width & double height
Character font:
HELSINKI, TITLE
Print tape:
Pressure-sensitive adhesive-based (TZ tape only)
1/2" (12 mm) (W)
3/8" (9 mm) (W)
1/4" (6 mm) (W)
LCD:
7 × 5 dots
1 line × 4 columns
Power supply:
Six AAA size alkaline batteries (LR03) or optional AC adaptor
(7V, 1.2A)
The power automatically turns off if no key is pressed within
five minutes.
Dimensions:
3 7/8" (W) × 6 3/8" (D) × 1 7/8" (H)
(99 mm × 164 mm × 50 mm)
Weight:
0.88 lb (0.40 kg) (without batteries and tape cassette)
Working area size:
55 characters
Phrase Memory size: 300 characters maximum, 9 storage areas available
them.
the printed label.
head. Remove the tape cassette and use
a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the
print head with an up-and-down motion.
• If dust still remains, dip the cotton swab
in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and gently
wipe the print head again.
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.
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:
1-901-370-1210
If you need a local service center, please call 1-800-284-HELP to locate the authorized
service center closest to you.
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