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[GETTING STARTED]
ELECTRO
LING
NIC LAB E
PREPARATION
S YS TEM
PT-6100
USER'S GUIDE
OPERATION
Power Supply & Tape Cassettes
Printed in China
LW8817001
Tape compartment
cover
INTRODUCTION
Error message
Size
Message
Width
Style
Cursor
Print
head
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
Time/Date key
Power key
Print key
Enter key
Cursor key
Clear key
Number key
Tape cutter lever
Insert six new AAA 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.
With your PT-6100, 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.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy
place for future reference.
Troubleshooting
Keyboard & LCD
Open the tape compartment
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.
• Make sure that the power is
turned off when replacing
batteries or tape cassette.
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REFERENCE
Backspace key
Function key
Character key
Caps key
Symbol key
Cause/Remedy
Battery
BATTERY!
Invalid
The batteries are weak. Replace them with new ones.
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, Mirror, or Text Preview
when no text is entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing the Enter key.
• You tried to print a 2 line text when 0.13" (3.5mm) or 0.23"
(6mm) 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 0.13" (3.5 mm) tape with invalid Frame setting
No Text
Line Lmt
No Cassette
Cutter Error
Full
Text Lmt
Accent key
Space key
No Frame OK?
ON. (Select
WARNING
Insert a tape cassette, making
sure that it snaps into place.
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter (AD-24ES) for this
machine to prevent any damage or failure.
• Unplug the power cord immediately and stop using the P-touch labeler during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use the AC adapter in places of high humidity such as bathrooms.
• Do not overload the power cord.
• Do not place heavy objects on, or damage the power cord or plug. Do not forcibly bend
or pull the power cord. When disconnecting the power cord from the power outlet,
always hold the plug.
• To prevent fire or electric shock, make sure that the plug is fully inserted to the power
outlet. Do not use an outlet that is loose.
• Do not get the machine/AC adapter/power plug wet, such as by handling them with
wet hands or spilling beverages on to them.
• Do not disassemble or modify the machine/AC adapter/batteries.
• Disconnect the AC adapter, remove batteries and stop using immediately if you notice
any abnormal odor, heat, discoloration, deformation or anything unusual while in use,
or in storage.
• Do not use metallic articles, such as tweezers or a metallic pen, when exchanging the
batteries.
• Do not throw into fire or heat up the battery.
Problem
End of tape
The LCD shows one row of 12 characters; however, the text that you
enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
Toothed Wheel
Cutter's edge
Initial Settings
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AAA alkaline batteries or the optional AC adapter, and
then press
.
Tape guide
>
>
Language]
[
Choose a language with
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 avoid injuries, do not touch the blade of the cutter unit or any metal parts near the
print head.
• Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter lever.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the
machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more
than two minutes, all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language, Unit and
Time/Date settings will also be cleared.)
• 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 prevent damage or breakage, do not drop or hit the machine/AC adapter and press
on the LCD display.
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may
unpeel or become irremovable, the color of the label may change or be transferred to
other objects. Before applying the label, check the environmental condition and the
material.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch labeler,
or if the battery expires.
and press
.
Set the unit (inch/mm)
The default setting is "inch".
>
>
[Unit]
Choose unit with
and press
.
Set Date (MM/DD/YY) and Time (hh:mm)
Example: setting the clock to October 21st 2009, 10:30AM
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
>
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.
For memory back up, we recommend using
AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) together
when using the AC adapter.
General Precautions
to cancel.)
>
[TimeDate]
[Clock]
.
Date (MM/DD/YY)
>
>
input “10”
Time (hh:mm)
input “21”
•
•
•
•
Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
If the batteries are weak, replace them.
Check that the AD-24ES adapter is correctly connected.
See "[Margin] (Tape Margin)" in this users guide and select
[Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller margins for your label.
• Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check the tape compartment cover is properly closed.
>
input “09”
Specifications
Item
>
Weight
Power supply
input “30”
Select AM/PM with
and press
Tape cassette
.
You can also confirm the figure and move to the next setting by using the right
cursor key.
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are pressed within 5
minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while
and
holding down
, press
and
on. Finally, release
Specification
4.3" (W) × 8.1" (D) × 2.3" (H)
(107.4 mm (W) × 202.6 mm (D) × 56.6 mm (H))
0.80 lbs. (365 g) (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or optional AC adapter
(AD-24ES)
Brother TZ tape (width) :
0.13" (3.5 mm), 0.23" (6 mm), 0.35" (9 mm), 0.47" (12 mm)
Dimensions
>
input “10”
• Do not use the P-touch labeler in any way or for any purpose not described in this
guide. Doing so may result in accidents or damage the machine.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
mark.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry
cloth.
• Do not touch the print head with your fingers. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab)
when cleaning the print head.
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot or AC adapter connector, etc.
• Do not place the P-touch labeler in direct sunlight or rain, near heaters or other hot
appliances, dashboard or in the back of your car, in any location exposed to extremely
high or low temperatures, high humidity, or dusty locations. Standard operating
temperature range: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C).
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette in the P-touch labeler. Doing
so will damage the print head.
• Do not pull the tape being fed from the P-touch labeler, otherwise the tape cassette
or P-touch labeler may be damaged.
Solution
The display stays blank
after you have turned on
the machine.
When the label is
printed out, there is too
much margin (space) on
both sides of the text.
The machine does not
print, or the printed
characters are not
formed properly.
The setting has cleared
on its own.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• When power is disconnected for more than two minutes,
all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language, Unit
and Time/Date settings will also be cleared.
A blank horizontal line
• There maybe some dust on the print head. Remove the
appears through the
tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the
printed label.
print head with an up-and-down motion.
The machine has
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding down
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
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 are erased. Also,
the machine is on.)
the language, Unit and Time/Date settings will be cleared.
The power turns off
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
when you try to print.
• Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
The tape does not feed
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
properly or the tape gets • The cutter lever is used while printing. Do not touch the
stuck inside the machine.
cutter lever during printing.
All text and format settings • Press
and select [Txt&Format].
need to be cleared to
create a new label.
To change language
• See step 2 "Set the language" of the "Initial Settings".
setting.
Set the language (English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/
Nedrlnds/Norsk/Polski/Portug./Română/Slovenski/Slovensky/Suomi/
Svenska/
/Dansk/Deutsch)
The default setting is "English".
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.
CAUTION
to print with no Frame,
What to do when...
to turn the machine back
.
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
Accessories
Tape Cassettes
AC Adapter
Cutter Unit
Stock No.
See the included "Supplies and Accessories Guide".
AD-24ES
TC-5 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt and the cutter stopper wear after repetitive
use and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with new cutter unit (stock no.
TC-5) by obtaining from an authorized brother reseller.
[CREATING LABELS]
DESIGNING LABELS
MAKING TEXT
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
(
[Size]
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
OFF)
[Size]
>
[Large]
Making Two Line Text
.
[Medium]
>
[Small]
(
[Width]
>
Label image
Entering Symbols
>
(
[Style]
>
Symbols
Group
1
10
2
11
3
12
4
13
5
14
6
15
7
16
8
17
Symbols
[Bold]
[Outline]
[Shadow]
[Italic]
[I+Bold](Italic Bold)
(
[Undl/Frm]
[Undl](Underline) [Round]
[Callout]
[Banner]
>
>
/
D
E
G
I
K
L
N
O
R
S
T
U
Y
Z
0
A
E
H
P
S
[
\
`
f
p
t
z
‚
‹
‘
1
B
F
I
Q
T
Accented Characters
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
C
a
c
d
J K L M N O
e
g
U V W X Y
^
b
h
r
v
|
„
(
[Tab]
+ )
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
i
k
]
a
g
q
u
{
ƒ
Œ
’
[Wooden]
Frames can not be printed on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape.
>
Accented Characters
A
_
c
i j k l m
l
n
o
r
w x
s
t
… † ‡ ˆ ‰
u
y
“
z
”
>
¤
¨
°
³
»
½
Â
Æ
Ð
Ô
Ú
à
é
ì
•
¡
¥
©
±
´
¾
Ã
Ç
Ñ
Õ
Û
á
ê
í
– — ˜ ™ š › œ Ÿ
¢
¦
ª « ¬ ; ® ¯
µ ¶ · ¸ ¹
¿
Ä
È
Ò
Ö
Ü
â
À
Å
É Ê Ë Ì Í
>
Display
:
[Tab Length](Auto / 0.0" - 4.0" (0-100mm))
ã ä å æ ç
î
To Clear
[Tab Length]
(
+ )
>
[Label Length](Auto / 1.2" - 12.0" (30-300mm)) (
[Length]
>
.
All text and settings will be
cleared.
>
[Text Only]
.
Only text will be cleared.
ABC
ABC
(
ABC
to feed.
(
+
)
>
[Print Option]
>
[Copies]
>
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
[Numbering]
[VCR VHS]
Length
5.5" (140mm)
1.6" (42mm)
3.5" (89mm)
Application
CD Spine
File Tab
Divider
Length
4.4" (113mm)
3.2" (82mm)
1.6" (42mm)
You can also use the Function shortcuts for these menu. Press the
and the shortcut key shown next to the menu title. To confirm,
press
.
[Print Option]
>
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
>
[Print]
To Open: >
[Open]
>
>
>
>
If you try to store a label when there is already a label stored to that
new label. Press
to save your
to cancel.
(
Time/Date Function
+
)
You can insert the desired time and date to your text at the touch of a button.
8 Formats are available for printing time and date.
You can change the number of time/date by changing the clock setting.
To add Time/Date to your text:
The cursor should be positioned where you wish to insert the time and date.
[TimeDate]
>
[Print Option]
Format (October Example
21st 2009, 3:30PM)
Format (October Example
21st 2009, 3:30PM)
M/D/Y
10/21/09
D.M.Y
21.10.09
M/D/Y hm
10/21/09 03:30PM
D.M.Y hm
21.10.09 03:30PM
D/M/Y
21/10/09
Y-M-D
09-10-21
D/M/Y hm
21/10/09 03:30PM
Y-M-D hm
09-10-21 03:30PM
To change the Clock Setting:
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
[A/F]
To Print: >
>
Using [Print Option]
>
[Save]
>
(feed & cut)
[Numbering]
+ )
To Save: >
ABC
DEF
• Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette.
>
+ )
To select the format of Time/Date:
<e.g. 2>
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
VCR VHS
Mini DV
Audio
1/6"
You can also select the number of copies by entering with Number keys.
[Auto Format]
Application
[Txt&Format]
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
+ )
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Number keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
>
1/6"
1/2"
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
By pressing the Backspace Key, the letters will be deleted
one by one.
1/2"
[Copies]
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Number keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
>
1"
: ABC
• After pressing
, "OK to Feed?" will appear. Press
Press
to cancel.
D
Tab
>
ABC
[File]
>
number, a message “Overwrite?” will appear. Press
• FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER OTHERWISE A
PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF.
Label image
ABC
[Full]
>
(feed & cut)
[Tab]
>
+ )
[Chain Prt] (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; enter a text in one style and press
. After that, cancel feeding (see
the note below), and enter the second text in another style <e.g.2>.
ABC
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
× Ø
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differ by the selected LCD language.
>
[Margin]
ABC
1"
Entering Accented Characters
(
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
[Candy]
(
File (Memory)
>
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
[Undl]
>
[Off]
+ )
9
C
Printing
[Margin] (Tape Margin)
[Underline/Frame]
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
You can save your original labels on to your machine. Up to nine labels can
be saved and recalled for printing whenever you desire. You can also edit and
overwrite the stored label.
[Feed]
>
• To go to the next group, press
.
• To cancel operations, press
.
+ )
• 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.
• When Chain Print is set, "OK to Feed?" will appear. (See the Note of [Chain Prt] in
[Margin] (Tape Margin). )
[I+Shadow](Italic Shadow) [Vertical]
>
(
[Vertical]
>
[Normal]
[I+Outl](Italic Outline)
+ )
Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
• 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.
[×1/2]
[Style] (Vertical)
>
+ )
[Preview]
Feeding (Tape Feed)
[×2]
[Normal]
+ )
[×2]
>
(
Text Preview
You can preview the text before printing.
[Width]
Use either 0.35" (9 mm) or 0.47" (12 mm) wide tape for two line text.
Group
[Large]
>
Automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
Display
+ )
COMPLETED LABELS
PRINTING LABELS
>
[Mirror]
>
[Mirror Prt?]
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.
See step 4 of the "Initial Settings".
FCC NOTICE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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.
- Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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, call Brother
Customer Service at:
Voice: 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) Web: www.brother.com
Fax: 1-901-379-1210
If you need to locate a service center, please call
1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) or visit us at www.brother.com
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