Brother P-touch LN7808001 User's Manual

Brother P-touch LN7808001 User's Manual
[GETTING STARTED]
1 PREPARATION
Keyboard & LCD
Tape Cassettes
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing a tape cassette.
USER'S GUIDE
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LN7808001
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Troubleshooting
Width
Style
Size
Open the tape compartment cover by lifting up both sides at the same time.
If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up.
Tape cutter lever
No Text!
End of tape
Toothed Wheel
Line Limit!
Tape compartment
cover
Favourite keys
Function key
Tape guide
Power key
Print key
Cursor/Esc/
OK key
Preview key
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do
not have the
mark.
• 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.
After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (see Feeding) once and then push
in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use
a soft, dry cloth.
Securely close the front cover, making sure that it snaps into place.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton
swab) when cleaning the print head.
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter's edge.
• To prevent damage or breakage of the glass, do not press hard on the LCD
display.
• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of
time, otherwise the machine may be stained.
• Do not get the machine wet, such as by touching with wet hands or spilling
beverages on to 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, near
heaters or other hot appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
Turn the machine over and remove the battery compartment cover.
If batteries are already installed, remove them.
Insert six new AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), making sure that their
poles point in the correct directions. Always replace all six batteries at the
same time using brand new ones.
to print with no Frame,
to cancel.)
Enter key
Shift key
Accent key
Space key
Symbol key
Auto Format key
while holding down Shift key to go to beginning/end of the text.
Initial Setting
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AA batteries or the optional AC adaptor, and then
press
.
What to do when...
Problem
The display stays blank
after you have turned on
the machine.
The machine does not
print.
The printed characters
are not formed properly,
or the printed characters
are blurred.
The memory has
cleared on its own.
A blank horizontal line
appears through the
printed label.
Set the language (English/Spanish/French/Portuguese)
and press
/
.
Set the unit (inch/mm)
The machine has
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
happens when a key is
pressed, even though
the machine is on).
Solution
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
If the batteries are weak, replace them.
Check that the suggested adaptor is correctly connected.
Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• 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-and-down motion.
• The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional
print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4) is used.
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding
down
and
Finally, release
, press
and
to turn the machine back on.
.
Specifications
• Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will
damage the tape.
Choose a unit with
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette set in the P-touch.
Doing so will damage the print head.
and press
/
.
Item
• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5
minutes.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adaptor if you do not intend
to use the machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When 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 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.
(Select
Tab key
Caps key
Shift key
Choose a language with
Battery compartment
cover
Text Too Long!
No Frame OK?
• Use
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries.
No Cassette!
Cutter Error!
Full!
Cause/Remedy
The batteries are weak.
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 or Mirror when no text
is entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.
• You tried to print a 2 line text when 3.5mm or 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 3.5 mm tape with invalid Frame setting ON.
Backspace key
Character keys
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters; however, the text that
you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
Power Supply
• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places.
• Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-touch, otherwise the tape
cassette may be damaged.
Message
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place.
Error message
Battery Weak!
Check Battery!
Invalid!
Cursor
INTRODUCTION
With your PT-1830, 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.
3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
• To cancel operations, press
Attach the battery compartment cover by inserting the three hooks at the
bottom into the slots on the machine, then pushing down firmly on the
cover until it snaps into place.
.
• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while
holding down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
Finally, release
and
.
<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.
Creating Labels
• Use only the suggested AC adaptor for this machine to prevent any
damage or failure.
Dimensions
Weight
Power supply
Tape cassette
Specification
173 mm (W) × 222 mm (D) × 62 mm (H)
590 g (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6) or optional AC adaptor
(model AD-5000)
Brother TZ tape (width) :
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
Accessories
Tape Cassettes
AC Adaptor
Stock No.
See the attached TZ Tape Catalogue.
model AD-5000
When using optional AC adaptor (model
AD-5000)
Insert the plug on the adaptor cord into
the adaptor jack on the right side of the
machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend using
AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6) together
when using the AC adaptor.
Be sure to use scissors to cut the fabric tapes. The built-in cutter cannot completely cut the fabric tapes.
See the reverse side for steps of creating labels.
1 MAKING TEXT
2
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
Setting [Size]
>
[Large]
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
.
Use either 9 mm, 12 mm, or 18 mm wide tape for two line text.
Label image
>
[Size]
Entering Symbols
[Small]
(
>
1
7
2
8
+
>
• 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.
Printing
Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-left corner of the
machine.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message "Print" or "Feed"
is displayed.
• Be sure to use scissors to cut the fabric tapes. The built-in cutter cannot completely
cut the fabric tapes.
[×1/2]
[Style]
Text Preview
)
[×2]
[×2]
>
Symbols
(
+
)
Feeding (Tape Feed)
[Vertical]
[Bold]
[Outline]
[Shadow]
[Italic]
[Italic Bold]
• The machine will feed 25mm of tape, which may be needed when installing a new tape
cassette or when using the [Chain Print] feature.
Setting [Margin] (Tape Margin)
(
+
9
4
10
5
11
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
6
12
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
• To go to the next group, press
• To cancel operations, press
>
.
Entering Accented Characters
>
>
>
/
/
Accented Characters
>
Setting [Underline/Frame]
.
Accented Characters
>
[Underline/Frame]
(
[Underline]
[Round]
[Candy]
[Callout]
[Banner]
[Wooden]
[Vine]
[Hand]
[Flower]
Frames cannot be printed on 3.5 mm tape.
Setting [Tab]
(
a
c
D
d
E
e
G
g
I
i
K
k
L
l
Tab
• You can also set a tab by using the Tab Key on the keyboard.
N
n
O
o
Setting [Tab Length](Auto / 0-100 mm)
r
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differ by the selected LCD language.
To Clear
By pressing the Backspace Key, the letters will be deleted one by one.
+
)
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
>
>
Display
ABC
[Tab Length]
ABC
12mm
: ABC
4mm
12mm
ABC
ABC
ABC
(feed & cut)
(
+
)
[Copies]
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
(
+
>
)
>
[Print Option]
[Copies]
>
>
You can also select the number of copies by entering with Num keys.
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
Setting [Label Length](Auto / 30-300 mm)
[Numbering]
(
+
)
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)
>
[Label Length]
>
>
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
Setting [Auto Format]
[Numbering]
(
+
)
Application
VHS Spine
MiniDV Spine
Audio Tape
Length
140 mm
42 mm
89 mm
>
[Print Option]
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
[Auto Format]
>
>
[Print Option]
>
[Mirror]
>[Mirror Print?]
[VHS Spine]
Application
CD Case Spine
File Tab
Divider Tab
Length
113 mm
82 mm
42 mm
>
To Print:
>
>
When the saved text contains more than 8 characters, use
through the text.
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.
(
to scroll
+
)
In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, the PT-1830 provides
you with function shortcuts so you can easily jump to a frequently used function just by pressing
confirm, press
Key
ABC
DEF
Using [Print Option]
D
>
Function Shortcuts
4mm
<e.g. 2>
(feed & cut)
[Tab]
You can save and print your favourite label in seconds at the touch of a button. There are five Favourite Keys (
~
) to store your five favourite labels.
To Open:
[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 text in various styles; print a
text in one style, and before feeding, enter the second text in another style
<e.g. 2>.
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.
ABC
Label image
>
:
25mm
[Full]
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
>
All text and settings will be cleared.
+
>
[Margin]
ABC
25mm
[Off]
A
S
)
[Underline]
C
R
+
Memory (Favourite keys)
)
3
[Vertical]
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
To Save:
+
[Normal]
[Italic Outl](Italic Outline) [Italic Shadow]
COMPLETED LABELS
[MAX]
Setting [Width]
[Width]
4
PRINTING LABELS
You can preview the text before printing.
Setting [Style] (Vertical)
>
Group
)
Automatically adjusts the text size according to the tape width.
Select MAX to print with maximum text size when using 18 mm (3/4") tape, all
texts are in upper case, the Style setting is [Normal], and the Underline/Frame
setting is [Off].
[Normal]
Symbols
+
[Large]
[Medium]
>
Group
(
OFF)
Making Two Line Text
Display
3
DESIGNING LABELS
[CREATING LABELS]
and the shortcut key shown in the table below. To
.
Function
Key
Function
[Size]
[Tab Length]
[Width]
[Label Length]
[Style]
[Auto Format]
[Underline/Frame]
[Margin]
[Tab]
[Print Option]
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