WARNING CAUTION
CAUTION
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious
injuries.
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury,
electric shocks, rupture, overheating, abnormal odours or
smoke.
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Do not touch the P-touch during a lightning storm.
Do not use the P-touch in places of high humidity (such as bathrooms).
Do not overload the power cord.
Do not allow the P-touch batteries to get wet, for example, by handling them with
wet hands or spilling beverages onto them.
Since loss of eyesight may result when leaked fluid from batteries gets into your
eyes, immediately rinse your eyes with a large amount of clean water, and then
seek medical attention.
Do not disassemble or modify the P-touch batteries.
Do not allow a metal object to contact both the plus and minus ends of a battery.
Do not use sharp objects, such as tweezers or a metallic pen, to change the
batteries.
Do not throw the batteries into fire or expose to heat.
Remove batteries immediately and stop using the P-touch if you notice abnormal
odour, heat, discolouration, deformation or anything unusual while using or storing
it.
Do not use a damaged or leaking battery as the fluid may get on your hands.
Do not use a deformed or leaking battery or one with a damaged label. There is a
possibility of generating heat.
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User’s Guide
English
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With your P-touch H107/H108, you can create labels for multiple
applications. Select from the many frames, character sizes and
styles to design beautiful custom labels. In addition, the variety of
tape cassette available allows you to print labels with different widths
and exciting colours.
Read this manual carefully before you begin and keep the manual in
a handy place for future reference.
•
•
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate
injuries.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid
leakage, burns or heat.
• When the P-touch is not being used, store it out of the reach of children. In addition,
do not allow children to put P-touch parts or labels in their mouths. If any object has
been swallowed, seek medical attention.
• Do not touch metal parts near the print head immediately after printing.
• Do not touch the cutter blade.
• If leaked fluid from batteries gets onto your skin or clothes, immediately rinse them
with clean water.
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the P-touch.
• Do not use a battery other than that specified. Do not use combinations of old and
new batteries or combinations of different types, different charging levels, different
manufacturers or different models. Do not insert a battery with its plus and minus
ends reversed.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch.
• Do not press on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger inside the P-touch when you close the cassette cover.
• Before using Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, carefully read the instructions for the
batteries and battery charger, and be sure to use them correctly.
• When using Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, charge the batteries with a specialized
battery charger before using the batteries.
• Do not place the P-touch, batteries in direct sunlight or rain, near heaters or other
appliances, or in any location exposed to extremely high or low temperatures (e.g.
on the dashboard or in the back of your car). Avoid 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 P-touch.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch, or if
the battery expires.
• The P-touch is not equipped with a charging feature for rechargeable batteries.
• The length of the printed label may differ from the displayed label length.
• A protective clear plastic sticker is placed over the display during manufacturing
and shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings
and any text files stored in the memory will be cleared.
Declaration of Conformity
(Europe/Turkey Only)
Brother Industries, Ltd.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku,
Nagoya 467-8561 Japan
declare that this product is in conformity with the essential requirements of all relevant directives
and regulations applied within the European Community.
The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) can be downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center.
Visit support.brother.com/ and:
• select “Manuals”
• select your model
• select “Declaration of Conformity”
• click “Download”
Your Declaration will be downloaded as a PDF file.
We,
General Precautions
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may
unpeel or become irremovable, the colour of the label may change or be
transferred to other objects. Before applying the label, check the environmental
conditions and the material.
• Do not use the P-touch in any way or for any purpose not described in this guide.
Doing so may result in accidents or damage to the P-touch.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with the P-touch. Do not use tapes that do not have
the
mark.
• Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the P-touch; never use alcohol or other organic
solvents.
• Use a soft wipe to clean the print head; never touch the print head directly.
• Do not put any foreign objects into any part of the P-touch.
Ver. 0
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
Cassette
cover
1
2
Print head
3
4
End of tape
Cutter’s
edge
Toothed
wheel
Tape cutter
lever
Tape
exit slot
Tape guide
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated area at the top end of the
P-touch.
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries
(HR03), making sure that their poles
point in the correct directions.
Users of alkaline batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with brand new ones.
Users of Ni-MH batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with fully charged ones.
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 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.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with P-touch.
NOTE
Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest
information about the recommended batteries.
LCD Display & Keyboard
Specifications
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6
1
2
3
4
7
8
18
19
20
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
21
22
23
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Size
Cursor
Caps
Underline/Frame
Width
Style
Label Length
If a specific label length has been
selected,
also appears.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Guidance (left, right)
Power key
Cursor key : Right
Cursor key : Left
Backspace key
Size key
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Style key
Character keys
Caps key
Symbol key
Menu key
Clear key
Print key
Enter key
Auto Designs function key
Frame key
Accent key
Space key
Initial Settings
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Approx. 110(W) × 208(D) × 59(H)mm
Weight:
Approx. 390 g
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03)*1
Tape cassette:
Brother TZe tape (width)
3.5mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm
1
Start your P-touch.
Supply power by using six AAA batteries, and then press
2
.
Set the language.
/
[Language]
/
[English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/
Nederlands/Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/
Română/Slovenski/Slovenský/Suomi/Svenska/Türkçe/
*1 Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest information
about the recommended batteries.
Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch]
3
.
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [mm].
NOTE
/
• The LCD shows one row of 12 characters; however, the text that
you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
• While selecting the settings, press the Space key to go back to
the default item.
16
17
24
25
/
[Unit]
[inch/mm]
.
NOTE
• The print preview is a generated image of the label, and may
differ from the actual label when printed.
• Label length shown on LCD may slightly differ from the actual
label length when printed.
• The P-touch automatically turns off if no keys are pressed within
five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
Troubleshooting
X Error message
Message
Low Battery!
Message
Cause/Remedy
The batteries are weak.
If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them with new
ones.
If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully.
Battery Dead
The installed batteries have expired.
Invalid!
An invalid number was entered as the label length.
(This is not displayed in Auto Designs).
Text Full!
The maximum number of characters (80 characters for
regular text, 50 characters for Auto Designs and DECO
MODE) have already been entered.
Text Limit!
With the DECO MODE function:
Since the number of entered characters exceeds the
label length, reduce the text.
All other functions:
Since the number of entered characters exceeds the
label length, reduce the text or select [Auto] as the label
length.
• You tried to print a text file when there is no data
stored in the memory.
•
No Text!
• You tried to select Text Preview or Cable Label when
no text is entered.
•
was pressed when no text was entered while
using the DECO MODE or Auto Designs.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
Printing on 3.5mm tape with invalid Frame setting ON.
No Frame OK? (Select
is pressed when no text is entered.
.
Line Limit!
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text while
3.5mm or 6 mm tape is installed. Install tape of a
larger size.
No Cassette!
You tried to print a label when there is no cassette
installed.
Cutter Error
The tape cutter lever was used during the printing
process.
X What to do when...
Cause/Remedy
to print with no Frame,
to
cancel).
OK to Feed?
Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print] is
selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”.
Insert 12mm
Only 12mm tapes are available for use with DECO
MODE function.
Wrong Tape!
Use a tape cassette with the
Problem
Problem
Solution
The display stays blank • Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
after you have turned on
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
the P-touch.
When the label is printed
out, the margin(space) is • See “Setting Margin” in this users guide
and select [Half] or [Narrow] to have
too large on both sides of smaller margins for your label.
the text.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
The P-touch does not
inserted correctly.
print, or the printed
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
characters are not formed
• Check the cassette cover is properly
properly.
closed.
The setting has cleared
on its own.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• When power is disconnected for more
than three minutes, all text & formats in
the display will be lost. Language and Unit
settings will also be cleared.
A blank horizontal line
appears through the
printed label.
• 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 (TZe-CL3) is used.
mark.
Solution
The P-touch has “locked
up” (i.e., nothing happens
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
when a key is pressed,
even though the P-touch
is on).
• The batteries may be weak. Replace
them.
The power turns off when
• Check that the batteries are correctly
you try to print.
inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the end of the tape feeds
The tape does not feed
under the tape guides.
properly or the tape gets
• The cutter lever is used while printing. Do
stuck inside the P-touch.
not touch the cutter lever during printing.
All text and format settings
need to be cleared to
• Press
create a new label.
The LCD is set to an
incorrect language.
and select [Text&Format].
• Refer to “Initial Settings”.
Contact Information
Contact may differ by country.
See the Website at http://www.brother.eu/
BASIC USAGE
USING TEMPLATES
Entering Text
Auto Designs
X Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
OFF)
/
A
D
To make two lines of text, do one of following:
a) Enter the text for the first line and then press
for the
second line.
b) Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
.
Use either 9mm or 12mm wide tape for two line text.
[★Category★]
d
I
L
R
g
k
n
O
Congrats
Sports
People
Fashion
S
T
s
t
Pets
Flower
z
Kitchen
Business
Z
y
• To cancel the current operation, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs depending on the
selected LCD language.
By pressing
/
/
, the letters will be deleted one by one.
To delete all text and settings :
/
To delete text only :
/
[Label Length]
NOTE
[Text Only]
• To clear all text, press
/
/
/
/
11
6
12
[File]
/
12 mm
ABC
4 mm
12 mm
4 mm
, then [Copies: ] appears.
/
or enter number with number keys to
select the number of copies.
4. Press
. Printing will start, and then the message
“OK to Feed?” appears.
5. Press
to enter more text.
6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label, and then
7
5
8
6
9
to return to the [Auto] setting for “Label Length” mode.
This function allows you to create labels with 2
lines of text which can be wrapped around
cables. Always use Brother Flexible ID tape to
print these labels.
Refer to the insertion sheet supplied with the
Flexible ID tape for recommended usage
conditions.
ABC
159
[Input text] ABC
ABC
159
/
159
[Copies: 1]
[Cable]
/
/
-
NOTE
With the Cable Label function, [Auto] is automatically selected for
the label length and [Full] for the margins.
/
[File]
/
USEFUL FUNCTION KEYS
[Open]
/
Text Keys
NOTE
If you try to store a label when there is already a label stored to that
number, a message “Overwrite?” will appear. Press
1
to save
/
/
Press
or
or
+
settings to enter the text.
to cancel.
or
2
Tape Cassettes:
Visit the Brother Solutions Center at
support.brother.com for the latest
information about consumables
AC Adapter:
AD-24ES
Cutter Unit:
TC-4 (replacement)
Press
Size
Style
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use and the tape
cannot be cut cleanly, turn around the cutter board as shown in the
illustration 1.
If you still have difficulty replace with a new cutter unit (stock no.
TC-4) by obtaining one from an authorised Brother reseller.
X Replacing the Cutter Unit
1. Pull out the two sections of the cutter unit (green) in the
direction of the arrows shown in the illustration 2.
2. Install the new cutter unit. Push it in until it snaps into
place.
Width
Cutter board
.
+
chain of labels.
or
+
/
+
to select the
Symbol Key
Press
to select various symbols.
To enter Basic symbols :
/
[Basic]
/
Choose a symbol
Select an item
to select the settings.
/
2
Large
3
Medium
4
Small
5
Normal
6
Bold
7
Outline
8
Shadow
9
Italic
10
I+Bold
11
I+Outline
12
I+Shadow
13
Vertical
14
Normal
Only the highlighted symbols can be used in DECO MODE.
To enter Pictograph symbols :
×2
/
× 1/2
NOTE
/
[Pictograph]
/
Select category
Choose a symbol
The selected symbol is displayed as “A1” in the text input screen.
• When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, the displayed label length is the
length from the printed dots ( ) to the end of the label.
Short Cut Keys
Label image
Width
Narrow
• Press
[Print OK?]
[Save]
8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to cut off the
Half
/
to select [Cancel], and then press
when [Print] is displayed.
• The DECO MODE features are only available when using 12mm tape cassettes.
• The maximum label length is 200mm for the DECO MODE.
• When [Surprise!] is selected in Auto Designs, label length will not be displayed in
the text input screen.
• When [Auto] is selected for “Label Length”, the label will automatically adjust to the
correct length for the text.
X Open
press
.
7. When the message “OK to Feed?” appears after the last
Full
• To exit DECO MODE or Auto Designs and return to the text input screen, press
Cable Label
/
Narrow
[Chain Print]
For creating a label containing text in various styles.
1. Enter text.
LCD display
to clear. Press
NOTE
Accessories
ABC
label is printed, press
5
1
ABC
25 mm
Surprise!
Select a frame
[Print]
[Margin]
Half
2. Press
3. Press
/
-
your new label. Press
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
25 mm
/
/
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
Full
10
Frames cannot be printed on 3.5mm tape.
-
X Setting Margin
4
to select the frame design.
3
[Copies: ]
• If you need only 1 copy of the label, press
without
selecting the number of copies.
• The number of copies can also be specified by pressing a
number key.
• 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 upperright corner of the P-touch.
• Peel the printed label from the backing and apply the label.
• You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
/
[File]
X Save
/
Space
[Print]
to return to the previous step.
Press
/
[Feed]
[Copies: 1]
9
4
/
X Feeding (Tape Feed)
X Printing
3
2
Only the text can be previewed, not the size, font or any
additional features.
/
8
, and “Clear?” appears. Press
X Print
[Preview]
2
to cancel.
• When you access DECO MODE or Auto Designs, your most recently printed
DECO MODE or Auto Designs text and label length will be recalled.
You can save up to 9 labels and recall them for printing at a later
date. A maximum of 80 characters can be saved per file. You can
also edit and overwrite the stored label.
You can preview the text before printing.
7
Frame Key
Saving Label Files
X Preview
[Auto/30-200mm]
1
• Depending on the format you have selected, the entire contents of your text may
not be printed. For example, if you selected a fixed Label Length and the text is too
long, the “Text Limit!” error message will appear. (Only for DECO MODE function)
• The template designs cannot be edited.
• Only the highlighted symbols in “Symbol Key” can be used in DECO MODE.
• Press
Printing Labels
/
NOTE
[Auto/30-300 mm]
• After the label is printed, cut along the printed dots (:) with
scissors so that the label length matches the P-touch setting.
• If a specific label length has been selected,
also appears in
the LCD.
[Text&Format]
[Input Text] ABCDEF
[Label Length]
If [Surprise!] is selected, a frame, style and graphics are selected randomly.
X Changing Label Length
X To Clear
[Deco mode]
u
Y
Do not press
after the second line; otherwise the “Line Limit!”
error message will appear.
Example:
[Design X] (X:1-12)
[Print]
i
l
r
This function allows you to create unique labels by using built-in templates.
/
[Pets]
o
U
NOTE
/
[★Input text★] Rusty's Food
e
G
K
N
Label image
Example:
c
E
X Making Two Lines of Text
/
a
C
LCD display
The P-touch comes installed with preset label designs. You can
easily create labels using these designs.
X Entering Accented Characters
-
DECO MODE
For example, a car
1
2
is displayed as
3
4
5
in the screen.
6
7
A
ABC
67 mm
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your fingers.
Margin
ABC
41 mm
ABC
25 mm
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin, set
the margin to [Narrow].
• When [Chain Print] 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 centred in the label.
*Feed the tape before using the cutter.
• Do not pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette.
Label Length
File
You can reset the P-touch when you want to initialise the settings,
or in the event the P-touch is not working properly.
Turn off the P-touch, hold down
then press
2
Release
and
to turn the P-touch back on.
and
.
The P-touch turns on with the internal memory reset.
NOTE
All text, settings and stored files are cleared.
C
D
Resetting the P-touch
1
B
and
E
Cable
Deco mode
F
G
Preview
H
Feed
I
Unit
J
Language
K
L
To print all pictographs :
/
[Print List]
NOTE
Press
to return to the previous step.
[Print OK?]
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