PT M95 - Brother International

PT M95 - Brother International
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
PT M95
User’s Guide
English /Español
Introduction
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
PT M95
User’s Guide
English /Español
With your new Brother label maker, you can create a wide
variety of custom, self-adhesive labels. This label maker
uses Brother "M" Series tapes in 0.35" (9mm) and 0.47"
(12mm) widths, available in a variety of colors. Visit
www.brother.com for a complete list of tapes that work with
your label maker.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep it in a
handy place for future reference.
The contents of this guide and the specifications of this
product are subject to change without notice.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Compliance Notice (For USA Only)
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.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother
Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Printed in China
LAJ616001
Safety Precautions
Warning
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burn,
injury, electric shock, damage, overheating, abnormal
odors, or smoking.
• Do not use the label maker in places of high humidity, such as
bathrooms.
• Do not get the label maker wet, such as by handling it with wet
hands or spilling beverages on to it.
• Do not disassemble or modify the label maker/batteries.
• Do not use metallic objects, such as tweezers or a metallic pen,
when changing the batteries.
• Do not throw the batteries into fire or expose to heat.
• Remove batteries immediately and stop using the label maker if
you notice abnormal odor, heat, discoloration, deformation, or
anything unusual while using or storing it.
Caution
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid
leakage, burns, or heat.
• Do not touch the edge of the cutter near the print head.
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use label maker for an
extended period of time.
• Do not use old and new batteries together, mix alkaline batteries
with other battery types, or set the positive and negative end in the
wrong position.
• Do not drop or hit the label maker.
• Do not press on the LCD.
• Do not put your fingers inside the label maker while trying to close
the cassette cover.
General Precautions
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions,
the label may unpeel or not be able to be removed, the color of the
label may change or be transferred to other objects. Before
applying the label, check the environmental condition and the
material.
• Do not use the label maker in any way or for any purpose not
described in this guide. Doing so may result in accidents or damage
to the label maker.
• Use Genuine Brother P-touch M tapes with this label maker. Do not
use tapes that do not have the
mark.
• Use only a soft, dry cloth to clean the label maker; never use alcohol
or other organic solvents.
• Use a soft, dry cotton swab to clean the print head; never directly
touch the print head with your fingers.
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot to prevent
causing the paper jam.
• Do not place the label maker or batteries in direct sunlight or rain,
near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to
extremely high or low temperatures (for example, on the dashboard
or in the back of your car), high humidity, or dusty locations.
• Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter lever.
• Do not try to print if the cassette is empty as it will damage the print
head.
• Do not pull the tape while printing or feeding as it will damage the
tape and label maker.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure to repair the
label maker or if the batteries expire.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all
text, format settings, and any text files stored in the memory are
cleared.
• Do not use rechargeable AAA batteries.
• A protective clear plastic sticker is placed over the display during
manufacturing and shipping. This sticker should be removed
prior to use.
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
1
Cassette
cover
Print head
2
Cutter’s
edge
Tape guide
End of tape
Tape cutter lever
Tape
exit slot
Remove the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated area.
Insert a tape cassette, making sure it snaps
into place.
If you already installed a tape cassette, remove it by
pulling it straight up. If you already installed batteries,
remove them as well.
• Make sure the power is turned off when replacing
batteries or tape cassettes.
• Make sure the end of the tape feeds under the tape
guides.
• Use Genuine Brother P-touch M tapes with this label
maker.
3
4
2
1
Insert four new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03), making sure their poles point in the
correct directions.
• Always replace all four batteries at the same time with
brand new ones.
• Remove the batteries if you do not use the label
maker for an extended period of time.
Insert the two hooks at the bottom of the
cassette cover into the slots on the label
maker (1), and then close the cover
securely until it snaps into place (2).
After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (see
“Feeding”) once, and then push in the tape cutter lever
to cut the tape.
Keyboard
Cursor key
Function key
DECO MODE key
Preview key
Cursor key
Print key
Power key
Backspace key
Character key
Enter key
Num Lock key
Shift key
Symbol key
Shift key
Accent key
Caps key
Space key
LCD
Width
Size
Bold
Outline
Shadow
Vertical
Italic
Cursor
Frame
Underline
Label Length
Num Lock
Caps
NOTE
The LCD displays one row of 12 characters; however, you can enter up to 80 characters in length.
Initial Settings
1
3
Turn on your label maker.
Supply power using four AAA batteries, and then press
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
[Unit]
to turn the power on.
2
[inch/mm]
Set the language.
• You can also display [Unit] by pressing
and
The default setting is [English].
NOTE
[Language]
• The label maker automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• To reset the label maker back to factory settings, see
“Resetting the label maker”.
[English/Español/Français/
Italiano/Nederlands/Norsk/Português/
Svenska/Türkçe/Dansk/Deutsch]
• You can also display [Language] by pressing
at the same time.
and
.
Entering Text and Accented Characters
X Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
X Entering Accented Characters
-
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
OFF)
Accented Characters
X Entering Numbers
Num Lock ON
Num Lock OFF
X Making a Two Line Label
1. Enter the text for the first line and press .
2. Enter the text for the second line and press
.
• Do not press
after the second line; otherwise the “Line
Limit!” error message will appear on the display.
Display
Label image
/
Accented Characters
A
a
C
c
D
d
E
e
G
g
I
i
K
k
L
l
N
n
O
o
R
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the selected
LCD language.
X To Clear (
By pressing
+
)
, the letters are deleted one by one.
NOTE
To delete all text and settings :
+
[Txt&Format]
To delete text only :
+
[Text Only]
Adding Symbols
X Entering Symbols
Pictograph
1
Example: Entering
3
4
5
6
7
A
[Pictograph]
B
[A7]
Display
2
Label image
C
D
• Pictographs are displayed on the LCD with the
corresponding alphabet and number of the Pictograph table.
The following symbols are available:
02
03
04
. , :
@ - &
# % ?
+
05
06
<
>
;
~
"
_
'
\
!
(
±
)
=
[
H
/
*
11
12
® © ™
δ
μ
Ω
φ
α
Σ
2
3
0
4
1
5
2
6
3
13
7
8
9
14
15
16
17
18
9
6
J
]
L
§
09
10
I
K
07
08
F
G
Basic
01
E
β
γ
0
1
7
4
8
5
• To display the next group, press
.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• Symbols surrounded by a box in the Basic table are
available in DECO MODE.
• You can select the rows of symbols (A to L) in the
Pictograph table by pressing the corresponding
character.
• Images are only for illustrative purposes.
X Printing the Pictograph List
[Print List]
Label image
Designing Labels
Adding Deco Mode Patterns
1 Press
, use
to select a function
under column [A], and then press .
(You can also select the function with
the shortcut keys listed under column
[C]. (
+
to
))
2 Use
to select a setting listed under
column [B], and then press .
Design
[A]
[B]
Label image
[C]
+
Size
Small
Width
2
3
4
5
7
may occur
8
Normal*1
Width
1
6
Large*1
Size
This function allows you to create unique labels using built-in
templates. You can select from eight types of templates.
Design
Label Image
Cooling
+
×2
Example: Design 8
×1/2
[Design 8]
1
Normal*
[Auto/1.2"-7.8"
Bold
(30-200mm)]
Outline
[Print]
Shadow
Style
Style
+
Italic
Italic Bold
Italic Outline
Italic Shadow
Vertical
Off*1
Underline
Round
Leaf
Tile
Underline/
Frame
Undl/ Star
Frame
+
Heart
Square
Bubble
Flower
Candy
Label
length
Auto*1/1.2" Length 12.0" (30mm 300mm)*2
ABC
The label is printed
with the specified
length.
+
*1 Default setting. To return to the default setting, press
.
*2 To select the length, enter the length with the Number
Keys
~
. To return to [Auto], press
.
NOTE
• Some DECO MODE formats may need cooling (indicated
on the above table). If the print head becomes too hot,
your label maker stops printing and automatically starts to
cool down. The cool down time is displayed. When the
print head is cool, printing automatically continues.
Do not touch the label maker while cooling.
• You can enter only one line of text in DECO MODE.
• Depending on the selected format, the entire text entered
may not be printed.
• You cannot change the formats of the DECO MODE
templates.
• Symbols surrounded by a box in the Basic table are
available in DECO MODE. For the Basic table, see
“Adding Symbols”.
• To clear all the entered text, press
and
at the
same time. “Clear?” is displayed. Press
to clear the
text, or
to cancel this operation.
• When you access DECO MODE, your most recently
printed DECO MODE text and label length are recalled.
• Press
to return to the previous step.
• To exit DECO MODE, press
until the display returns
to the text entry screen. You can also exit this mode by
pressing
when [Print] is displayed, and selecting
[Quit].
• We recommend 0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes when
using the DECO MODE feature.
• The maximum label length is 7.8" (200mm) for DECO
MODE.
• When you select [Auto] for [Label Length], the label
automatically adjusts to the correct length for printing the
text one time.
• Press
to return to [Auto] for [Label Length] mode.
Saving Label Files
Printing Labels
X Text Preview
X Memory (
You can preview the text before printing.
+
)
You can save your original labels on to your label maker. Up
to 3 labels can be saved and recalled for printing at a later
time. You can also edit and overwrite the stored label.
• The LCD displays the whole text and the label length
(inch/mm), then returns to the original text.
• You can only preview the text. Style, size, underline,
frame, or any additional features cannot be previewed.
X Feeding (Tape Feed)
[File]
To Save:
[Save]
To Print:
[Print]
To Open:
[Open]
+
This function will feed approximately 1" (25mm) of blank
tape.
X Printing
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the cutter
lever while the message “Printing…” or “Feeding…” is
displayed.
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the
upper-left corner of the label maker.
• Peel the printed label from the label backing and apply the
label.
X Printing multiple copies (
+
)
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
NOTE
If you try to store a label when there is already a label
stored to that number, a message “Overwrite?” appears.
Press
to save your new label. Press
to cancel.
[Copies]
Resetting the label maker
• You can also select the number of copies by entering with
the Number Keys
~
.
X Removing the Label Backing
This label maker is equipped with a peeler that allows you
to remove the backing from labels.
1. Insert the label, with the printed surface facing down,
as far as possible into the built-in peeler.
2. Fold back the label to the right and quickly pull out the
label. The end of the backing is slightly separated
from the label.
3. Peel the printed label away from the label backing and
apply the printed label.
You can reset the label maker when you want to restore it
to factory settings, or in the event that the label maker is not
working correctly.
1
2
3
Press
to turn off the power.
While holding down
to turn on the power.
Release
and
, and then release
, press
and
.
The internal memory is reset, and all text, settings and
stored files are cleared.
Troubleshooting
X Error message
Message
Cause/Remedy
Low Battery!
The batteries are weak. Replace them with four new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline
batteries with other battery types.
Full!
You have already entered the maximum number of characters allowed (80 characters for regular text, or 50 characters for DECO MODE).
No Text!
•
•
•
•
You tried to print a text file when there is no data stored in the memory.
You pressed
when no text is entered.
You pressed
when no text is entered.
You tried to select [Copies] when no text is entered.
• You pressed
when no text is entered in the text entry screen of DECO MODE.
Line Limit!
You tried to enter a third line by pressing
Invalid!
You selected an invalid number for [Label Length].
Text Limit!
• The text length exceeds the selected label length.
• The text length exceeds 7.8" (200mm) when you set [Label Length] to [Auto] in DECO MODE.
• If you select the minimum label length (1.2"/30mm), some frame types (Leaf or Star) do not allow you to enter additional text.
Cooling XXX
If the print head becomes too hot, your label maker stops printing and automatically starts to cool down. The cool down time is displayed.
When the print head is cool, printing automatically continues. Do not touch the label maker while cooling.
(Maximum printable lines is two).
X What to do when...
Problem
Solution
The display stays blank after you have turned on
the label maker.
• Check that you installed the batteries correctly with the positive and negative ends in the correct position.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them with four new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use old
and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other battery types.
The label maker does not print, or the printed
characters are not formed correctly.
• Check that you have inserted the tape cassette correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check that you closed the cassette cover correctly.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them with four new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use
old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other type batteries.
The label maker's settings have cleared on its own.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings, and any
text files stored in the memory are cleared. Language and Unit settings are also cleared.
A blank horizontal line appears through the printed There maybe 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.
label.
The label maker has “locked up” (that is, nothing happens
See “Resetting the label maker”.
when you press a key, even though the label maker is on.)
The power turns off when you try to print.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them with four new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use
old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other battery types.
• Check that you inserted the batteries correctly.
The tape does not feed correctly or the tape gets
stuck inside the label maker.
• Remove the M tape from the label maker and ensure the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• You used the cutter lever while printing. Do not touch the cutter lever while the message
“Printing…” or “Feeding…” is displayed.
All text and format settings must be cleared to
create a new label.
To change language setting
Press
while holding down
, or go into Function mode and select
.
See “Initial Settings”.
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W × D × H)
Approx. 6.14" × 4.37" × 2.40"
(Approx. 156 × 111 × 61mm)
Power supply:
Four AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Weight:
Approx. 0.6 lb. (Approx. 250 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Tape cassette:
Brother P-touch M tape widths: 0.35" (9mm),
0.47" (12mm)
See the attached “Supplies and Accessories Guide” for more information of tape variation.
Should you encounter any problems with your product, please do not return your product to the store!
After referring to the User’s guide, if you still need assistance, contact Brother Customer Service at:
Voice: 1-877-BROTHER
Web: www.brother-usa.com
Fax: 1-901-379-1210
If you need to locate a service center, please call
1-877-BROTHER or visit www.brother-usa.com
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