Brother PT-1290 label printer

Brother PT-1290 label printer
Introduction
With your PT-1290, 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.
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
PT 1290
Warning
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, burn, injury,
electric shock, rupture, heat, abnormal odor and
smoking.
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.
English
Español
• 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.
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Printing Labels
X Setting Font
(Helsinki) or
• Refer to the table of symbols (A) on the enclosed insertion
sheet for a list of available symbols.
• To go to the next group, press
.
(Bohemia)
• To cancel operations, press
Label image (Bohemia)
• 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.
• 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.
• Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the labeler; never use alcohol or
other organic solvents.
• Use a soft wipe to clean the print head; never touch 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/battery in direct sunlight or rain,
near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to
extremely high or low temperatures (e.g. 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; it will damage the print
head.
• Do not pull the tape while printing or feeding; it will damage the tape
and machine.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the
P-touch labeler, or if the battery expires.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid
leakage, burn and heat.
• Do not touch the edge of the cutter or any metal parts near the print
head.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not
intend to use P-touch labeler for an extended period of time.
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
/
• To cancel operations, press
By pressing
(30-200mm)]
+
X Setting Margin (
+
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NOTE
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
.
Display
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
To delete all text and settings :
+
Label image
[Text&Format]
ABC
Narrow
:
1"
ABC
1/2"
: ABC
1/6"
1/2"
1/6"
[Chain Print]
For creating a label containing text in various styles.
1. Enter text.
[Text Only]
and
2. Press
.
press
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
1"
+
Choose a symbol with
Half
Full
To delete text only :
X Entering Symbols
, then [OK to Feed?] appears.
2
3
to enter more texts. Press
Print head
End of tape
Tape cutter lever
Cassette
cover
1 Press
Cutter’s
edge
Toothed
Wheel
ABC
to select a function under column [A], and then press
can also be selected with the shortcut keys listed under column [C]. (
appears. Press
AC adapter jack
Tape
exit slot
Tape guide
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated 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 cassettes.
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.
2 Use
Design
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that
it snaps into place.
Securely close the cassette cover, making
sure that it snaps into place.
• 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.
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 select a setting listed under column [B], and then press
[A]
[B]
to
Size
[C]
Label image
Medium
• When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, feed the tape before using
the cutter otherwise a part of the text may be cut off. Also,
cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is
centered in the label.
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin,
set the margin [Narrow] and select [Copies] for [Print
Options] function.
• Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape
cassette.
X Printing
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the cutter
lever while the message “Print” or “Feed” is displayed.
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the
upper-right corner of the machine.
• Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
Normal*1
Width
Width
x2
X Using Print Options (
x 1/2
5
6
2
3
4
7
8
20
21
9
10
22
23
24
11
12
13
14
15
16
25
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Size
Font
Cursor
Caps
Width
Style
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Escape key
Power key
Function key
F1 key
F2 key
Character key
Tab key
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
Caps key
Shift key
Symbol key
Auto Format key
Cursor key (Use with
Shift key to go to top/
end of the text.)
Print key
Preview key
OK key
DECO MODE key
Backspace key
Enter key
Accent key
Space key
1
3
Supply power by using six AAA alkaline batteries or the
optional AC adapter, and then press
2
Style
The default setting is [inch].
.
[inch/mm]
Magyar/Nederlands/Norsk/Polski/
Português/Română/Slovenski/Slovenský/
[Numbering]
.
Italic Shadow
Deutsch]
The LCD shows one row of 15 characters; however, the
text that you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
17
18
19
27
28
Off*1
[Print Options]
Underline
[Numbering]
.
Round
Troubleshooting
[Mirror]
Battery Weak!
The batteries are weak. Replace them with
new ones.
Check Battery!
The installed batteries are running low.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• Invalid character is selected for [Numbering].
• Invalid number is selected for [Tab Length]
or [Label Length].
Full!
The maximum number of characters (80
characters, 50 characters for DECO MODE)
have already been entered.
Text Too Long!
The text length exceeds the selected label
length, Auto Format setting length and DECO
MODE setting length.
Printing on 9/64" (3.5mm) tape with invalid
No Frame OK?
no Frame,
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
No Text!
•
is pressed when no text is entered.
• You tried to select [Copies], [Numbering],
[Mirror], or Text Preview when no text is
entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
Line Limit!
Frame setting ON. (Select
to print with
to cancel.)
OK to Feed?
Feeding tape after printing when [Chain print]
is selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”.
Cooling
If the print head becomes too hot, your
machine will stop printing and automatically
start to cool down. The cool down time will be
displayed. Once the print head is cool, printing
will automatically continue.
Do not touch the P-touch labeler while cooling.
.
• You tried to print a 2 line text when 9/64"
(3.5mm) or 1/4" (6mm) tape is installed.
No Cassette!
You tried to print a label when there is no
cassette installed.
Cutter Error!
Tape cutter lever is used in the middle of
printing process.
Only 1/2"(12mm) tape cassette is available for
Insert 1/2" (12mm)! DECO MODE.
X What to do when...
Problem
Problem
Solution
The display stays • Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
blank after you
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
have turned on the
• Check that the AD-24ES adapter is correctly
machine.
connected.
When the label is
printed out, there is • See “Setting Margin” in this users guide and
select [Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller
too much margin
margins for your label.
(space) on both
sides of the text.
The machine does
• Check that the tape cassette has been
not print, or the
inserted correctly.
printed characters • If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
are not formed
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
properly.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• When power is disconnected for more than
The setting has
three minutes, all text & formats in the
cleared on its own. display will be lost. Language and Unit
settings will also be cleared.
A blank horizontal • There maybe some dust on the print head.
line appears
Remove the tape cassette and use a dry
through the printed cotton swab to gently wipe the print head
with an up-and-down motion.
label.
To Print:
[Print]
To Open:
[Open]
NOTE
If you try to store a label when there is already a label
stored to that number, a message “Overwrite?” will appear.
Press
to save your new label. Press
to cancel.
The machine has
“locked up” (i.e.,
nothing happens
when a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
Solution
• 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.
The tape does not • Check that the end of the tape feeds under
feed properly or the the tape guides.
• The cutter lever is used while printing. Do
tape gets stuck
inside the machine. not touch the cutter lever during printing.
All text and format
settings need to be • Press
+
cleared to create a [Text&Format].
new label.
To change
language setting.
Clip
• The cursor should be positioned where you set to tab.
• You can also set a tab by using the Tab key on the keyboard.
Resetting the P-touch
Tab
Tab
Tab length
Tab Length
Auto*1/0.0"-4.0" (0-100mm)*3
The tab is set with the specified length.
Label length
Label Length
Auto*1/1.2"-12.0" (30-300mm)*3
The label is printed with the specified length.
and select
• Refer to “Initial Settings”.
Off*1
Auto format
Auto Format
6.26" × 6.18" × 2.43"
(159 × 157 × 61.7mm)
Weight:
1.07 lb. (485 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette:
Brother TZ tape (width)
9/64" (3.5mm), 1/4" (6mm),
3/8" (9mm), 1/2" (12mm)
[Mirror Print?]
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
The power turns off • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
when you try to
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
print.
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Accessories
Square
Cause/Remedy
[Save]
[Print Options]
Heart
Message
)
To Save:
[Mirror]
Underline/Frame*2 Underline/Frame Tile
Cause/Remedy
+
You can save your original labels on to your machine. Up to
nine labels can be saved and recalled for printing at a later
date. You can also edit and overwrite the stored label.
Specifications
• Select the highest number you wish to be printed when
setting the number.
Star
Message
X Memory (
NOTE
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
.
Leaf
X Error message
Saving Label Files
Vertical
26
17
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing
a selected number by 1 after each label is printed.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial
number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
Suomi/Svenska/Türkçe/český/Dansk/
NOTE
to return to the [Auto] setting for “Label
• You can also select the number of copies by entering with
Number keys.
Italic Outl (Italic Outline)
Language]
[English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/
Italic
Italic Bold
[Unit]
The default setting is [English].
• Press
Length” mode.
[Copies]
Set the unit of measurement.
Set the language.
[
Style
)
[Print Options]
Shadow
Start your machine.
to return to the previous step.
• To exit DECO MODE, press
until the display shows
the text entry screen.
• DECO MODE feature is only available when using 1/2"
(12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• The maximum label length is 7.8" (200mm) for DECO
MODE.
• When [Auto] is selected for “Label Length”, the label will
automatically adjust to the correct size for printing the text
one time.
[File]
Outline
Initial Settings
+
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin,
set the margin to [Narrow] and select [Copies] for [Print
Options] function.
Bold
1
to cancel.
[Copies]
Normal*1
LCD Display & Keyboard
to clear. Press
Small
NOTE
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1. Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the AC adapter
jack on the top end of the machine.
2. 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.
• Press
NOTE
))
.
Large*1
Size
ABC
DEF
. (The function
+
, then “Clear?”
• When you access DECO MODE, your most recently
printed DECO MODE text and label length will be
recalled.
(feed & cut)
, use
and
to feed and
Chain Print
Designing Labels
4
• Some formats checked on [C] in the DECO format table
need cooling. If the print head becomes too hot, your
machine will stop printing and automatically start to cool
down. The cool down time will be displayed. Once the
print head is cool, printing will automatically continue.
Do not touch the P-touch labeler while cooling.
• If you select a format that is one line (Design 1 - Design
9), only enter the text one time.
• Depending on the format you have selected, the entire
contents of your text may not be printed.
• The DECO MODE templates cannot change format.
• The highlighted symbols in the table of symbols (A) on the
enclosed insertion sheet are available in DECO MODE.
• To clear all text, press
3. Press
print.
1
[Print OK?]
ABC Company, Inc.
[Margin]
, the letters will be deleted one by one.
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
Use either 3/8" (9mm) or 1/2" (12mm) wide tape for two line
text.
[Auto/1.2"-7.8"
X Feeding (Tape Feed)
X To Clear
Caps
Caps
[Design 10]
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the selected
LCD language.
X Making Two Lines of Text
This function allows you to create unique labels by using
some built-in templates. Refer to the DECO MODE format
table (C) on the enclosed insertion sheet.
You can preview the text before printing.
• 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.
• Refer to the table of accented characters (B) on the
enclosed insertion sheet for a list of available accented
characters.
OFF)
X Text Preview
Example: Design 10
-
X Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
DECO MODE
.
X Entering Accented Characters
General Precautions
Caution
Important
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother
Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Entering Text
Label image (Helsinki)
• 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.
• Do not use the machine/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.
• Make sure that the plug is fully inserted to the power outlet. Do not
use an outlet that is loose.
• Do not swallow the cutter stopper.
• 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 P-touch labeler/AC adapter/
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.
• Disconnect the AC adapter and remove batteries immediately and
stop using the machine if you notice abnormal odor, heat,
discoloration, deformation or anything unusual while using or
storing it.
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:
User’s Guide
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text,
format settings and any text files stored in the memory will 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.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler/AC adapter.
• Do not press hard on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger between the covers when you close the back
cover.
Safety Precautions
—
VHS Spine
5.5" (140mm)
MiniDV Spine
1.6" (42mm)
Audio Tape
3.5" (89mm)
CD Case Spine
4.4" (113mm)
File Tab
3.2" (82mm)
Divider Tab
1.6" (42mm)
*1 There are the default settings. To return to the default setting, press
.
*2 Frames can not be printed on 9/64" (3.5mm) tape.
*3 You can also select the length by entering the length with Number keys. To turn to [Auto], press
You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to
initialize the settings, or in the event the P-touch labeler is
not working properly.
1
2
Turn off the P-touch labeler and then while
holding down
and , press
to turn
the P-touch back on.
Release
and
.
The P-touch labeler turns on with the internal memory
reset.
NOTE
All text, settings and stored files are cleared.
.
Tape Cassettes:
See the included “Supplies and
Accessories Guide”.
AC Adapter:
AD-24ES
Cutter Unit:
TC-5 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt 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.
CAUTION
• Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your fingers.
• Do not swallow the cutter stopper.
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
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 us at www.brother-usa.com
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