H110 User’s Guide
English
With your new Brother P-touch labelling machine, you can create a wide variety of custom, selfadhesive labels. This machine uses Brother "TZe" tapes from 3.5 to 12 mm widths. "TZe" tape
cassettes are available in many colours and sizes. Visit www.brother.com for a complete list of tapes
that work with your machine.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep it in a handy place for future reference.
Ver. 0
1 GETTING STARTED
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
1
2
Tape exit slot
Cutter's edge
Print head
Tape guides
Toothed Wheel
Cassette cover
Tape cutter lever
End of tape
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
highlighted area at the top end of the machine.
Insert a tape cassette, making sure it snaps
into place.
• Make sure you turn the power off when replacing
batteries or tape cassettes.
• Make sure the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• Use Genuine Brother P-touch TZe tapes with this machine.
NOTE
When using the optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1. Insert adapter cord into the AC adapter socket at the bottom of the machine.
2. Insert the plug into the nearest standard electrical socket.
For the memory backup feature, use either AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or Ni-MH batteries (HR03)
together when using the AC adapter.
3
4
AC adapter socket
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or
fully charged Ni-MH batteries (HR03), making
sure their positive and negative ends 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.
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2
Insert the two hooks at the bottom of the
cassette cover into the slots on the
machine.
Securely close the cassette cover making
sure it snaps into place.
LCD
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2
7
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4
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6
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9
1. Size
5. Caps
8. Label Length
2. Font
6. Underline/Frame
If a specific label length has
3. Cursor
7. Style
been selected,
also appears.
9. Cable
4. Shift
NOTE
• The LCD displays one row of 15 characters; however, the text you enter can be up to 80 characters in
length.
• Label length displayed on the LCD may differ slightly from the actual printed label length.
Initial Settings
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2
Turn your machine on.
Supply power using six AAA batteries or the optional AC adapter (AD-24ES), and then press
turn the power on.
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
/
[Language]
/
[English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/
Magyar/Melayu/Nederlands/Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/Română/Slovenski/Slovenský/
Suomi/Svenska/Türkçe/Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch]
3
.
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [mm].
/
[Unit]
/
[inch/mm]
.
NOTE
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
• After pressing
.
, the machine displays "Accepted" to confirm your settings.
to
Keyboard
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1. Menu key
2. Power key
3. Cursor key: Left (Use with the
Shift key to go to the top of the
text.)
4. Esc key
5. OK key
6. Size key
7. Font key
8. Character key
9. Shift key
10. Caps key
11. Accent key
12. Tape cutter lever
13. Clear key
14. Print key
15. Preview key
16. Cursor key: Right (Use with the
Shift key to go to the end of the
text.)
17. Style key
18. Frame key
19. Cable key
20. Backspace key
21. Enter key
22. Symbol key
23. Space key
NOTE
• While selecting the settings, press the Space key to revert to the default item.
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated image of the label, and may differ from the actual label
when printed.
1 GETTING STARTED (Continued)
2 BASIC USAGE
Contrast
Entering Text
This function allows you to set the brightness of
the LCD. You can select from five levels of
brightness.
The default setting is [0].
/
/
[LCD contrast]
[-2/-1/0/+1/+2]
• To change a setting back to default, press the
Space key.
 Switching Upper-Case/Lower-Case
Press
to switch between upper and lower
case text.
Upper-case (
ON)
Lower-case (
Caps
OFF)
Caps
 Creating Two-Line Labels
Move the cursor to where you want to start the
next line and press
. Use either 9 or 12 mm
wide tape for two line printing.
Line 1
Label image
Line 2
NOTE
• The return symbol ( ) is displayed when you
press the Enter key, indicating you have chosen to
input a second line of text.
 Entering Accented Characters
Press
-
to add an accented character.
/
• See the table of accented characters included in
this guide.
• To cancel an operation, press
.
• The order of accented characters depends on
the selected LCD language.
Entering Text (continued)
 Preview
You can preview the text before printing.
 Changing Label Width
/
/
[Width]
[Normal/x 2/x 1/2]
Width
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the
actual label when printed.
• When the LCD cannot display all the text at
Normal
x2
x 1/2
once, press
 Changing Label Length
/
/
Printing Labels
/
to display the hidden
text.
[Label Length]
[Auto/30-300 mm]
• Press
/
/
to leave the preview
mode.
 Feeding (Tape Feed)
NOTE
• After the label is printed, cut along the printed
dots (:) with scissors so that the label length
matches what is displayed on the LCD.
• If a specific label length has been selected,
also appears in the LCD.
• By pressing the Space key, [Auto] is displayed.
• To change a setting back to default, press the
Space key.
+
• This function feeds approximately 25 mm of
blank tape.
 Printing
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
 Deleting Text
Press
• If you need only one copy of the label, press
.
without selecting the number of copies.
NOTE
• To delete all text and settings or text only,
press
[Text Only]
/
[Text&Format]/
• You can print up to nine copies of each label.
• The number of copies can also be specified by
pressing a number key.
• To cut the label, press the tape cutter lever on
the upper-right corner of the machine after the
message "Please Cut" is displayed. "Please
Cut" is displayed on the screen for two seconds.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the
cutter lever while the message "Please Wait" is
displayed.
• To remove the backing, fold the label
lengthwise with the text facing inward to expose
the inside edges of the backing. Peel off the
backing one piece at a time and apply.
2 BASIC USAGE (Continued)
Printing Labels (continued)
 Using Print Options
[Numbering]
You can print a series of up to nine labels at a time
using auto-numbering. Using this feature you can
automatically increase a selected number by one
after each label is printed. The numbers of labels
you can print at one time depend on the initial
number.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a
serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
Enter numbers
/
Move the cursor
to the number you wish to increment
+
/
[Numbering]
• Select the highest number you want to be
printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
Example: Follow the instructions below after
entering "J.SMITH" if you want to
Mirror Print "J.SMITH".
Enter text/characters
[Mirror]
+
[Mirror Print?]
)
/
/
[Margin]
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the
text.
Full
Half
Narrow
ABC
25 mm
ABC
25 mm
12 mm
4 mm
4 mm
3. Press
, then [Copies: ] appears.
/
or enter a number with
number keys to select the number of copies.
4. Press
. Printing starts, and then the
message "Feed OK?" appears.
5. Press
to enter more text.
6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label,
and then press
.
7. When the message "Feed OK?" appears after
the last label is printed, press
• Use clear tape in [Mirror], so you can read the
labels correctly from the opposite side when
attached on glass, windows or other
transparent surfaces.
ABC
12 mm
[Chain Print]
Use this setting when printing several labels with
minimum margins.
1. Enter text.
2. Press
/
/
 Setting Margin (
.
8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to
cut off the chain of labels.
Printing Labels (continued)
Saving Label Files
NOTE
• When you set [Chain Print], feed the tape before
using the cutter otherwise a part of the text may
be cut off.
• When you set [Half] or [Narrow], the displayed
label length is the length from the printed dots
( ) to the end of the label. Cut along the printed
dots (:) with scissors.
LCD
Full
Narrow
Enter Text
/
/
[File]
[Save]
/
Label image
ABC
67 mm
Half
You can save up to 15 labels and recall them
for printing at a later date. A maximum of
80 characters can be saved per file, a maximum
of 1200 characters can be saved in total memory.
You can also edit and overwrite the stored labels.
 Save
 Print
ABC
/
41 mm
ABC
/
25 mm
• To print more than one copy of a label with
minimum margins, set the margin to [Narrow].
• Do not pull the tape since this may damage the
tape cassette.
[File]
[Print]
/
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
 Open
/
/
[File]
[Open]
/
NOTE
• You can also enter the File menu by pressing
.
• If you try to store a label when there is already
a label stored to that number, a message
“Overwrite OK?” appears. Press
your new label. Press
to save
to cancel.
• You must type text before starting the save
function.
3 USING TEMPLATES
Cable Label
Text Label
This function allows you to create two types of
cable labels.
This function allows you to create various labels
using the built-in templates. See the Text Label
templates table included in this guide.
Cable Label template 1:
Cable Label template 2:
Example:
Example: Cable Label 1
[Select Layout]
[Template that includes one
repeated graphic]
/
/
[Input Text] Enter text
[Print]
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
[Decorative]
[Select Category]
[Select Design]
/
[Text]
/
[Input Text]
NOTE
• Label length is auto only. You cannot set label
length.
• To clear all text and settings or text only, press
/
[Text&Format]/[Text Only]
/
[Auto/30-999 mm]
[Print]
[Copies: ]
.
• You can set the Font, Size, Style and Frame
while entering texts.
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of the following:
a) Press
b) Press
[Set Label Length]
.
/
• To preview labels, press the Preview key when
[Print] is displayed on the LCD.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
/
-
NOTE
• Press the Space key to return to the initial
setting for "Label Length" mode. The initial
setting is [Auto].
• To clear the text, move the cursor to the right side
where you want to clear, and then press
to select [Exit], and then press
when "Print" appears.
/
• To clear all text, press
appears. Press
•
•
•
•
•
.
, then “All Clear”
to clear. Press
to
cancel.
You cannot set the Font, Size, Style and Frame
while entering text.
If you set the longer label length than the default
([Auto]), the text label is printed repeatedly
within the set length. The text label may not be
fully printed depending on the set length.
The available label length setting changes
depending on the number of texts you entered.
These templates are available when using
12 mm wide tape cassettes.
You cannot edit the templates.
Text Label (continued)
Pattern Label
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of the following:
This function allows you to create unique labels
using built-in templates. See the Pattern Label
templates table included in this guide.
You cannot enter text when using Pattern Label
templates.
a) Press
b) Press
.
/
to select [Exit], and then press
when "Print" appears.
• To preview labels, press the Preview key when
[Print] is displayed on the LCD.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
• When you access Text Label or Pattern Label
templates, your most recently printed Text
Label or Pattern Label template label length is
recalled.
Example:
/
[Decorative]
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
[Pattern]
/
[Set Label Length]
[Print]
4/5
/
[Copies: ]
[30-999 mm]
/
/
NOTE
• Press the Space key to return to the initial
setting for “Label Length” mode. The initial
setting is [100 mm].
• These templates are available when using
12 mm wide tape cassettes.
• You cannot edit the templates.
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of following:
a) Press
b) Press
.
/
to select [Exit], and then press
when "Print" appears.
• To preview labels, press the Preview key when
[Print] is displayed on the LCD.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
• When you access Text Label or Pattern Label
templates, your most recently printed Text
Label or Pattern Label template label length is
recalled.
4 FORMATTING KEYS
Font Key
Press
Frame Key
to change the font settings.
/
Font
Select the settings
Florida
Size Key
to change the size settings.
/
Size
Select the settings
Large
Medium
Small
Style Key
Press
to change the style settings.
/
Style
Select the settings
Normal
Bold
Outline
Shadow
Italic
I+Bold
I+Outline
I+Shadow
Vertical
V+Bold
to select the frame design. See the
Frame designs table included in this guide.
/
Helsinki
Brussels
Press
Press
Select a frame
NOTE
• To cancel an operation, press
.
• See the Font samples table included in this
guide.
• The actual printed font size depends on the tape
width, number of characters, and number of
input lines. When characters reach a minimum
size, the selected font defaults to a custom font
based on the Helsinki style. This allows you to
print labels using the smallest text possible on
narrow or multi-line labels.
5 OTHER
Symbol key
Specifications
 Entering Symbols
[History *1/Basic/Pictograph]
/
/
/
Select category
Select a symbol
• See the table of symbols included in this guide.
• To cancel an operation, press
.
• *1 When you select symbols, up to seven
recently used symbols are added to History.
• If you choose History, you cannot select the
category.
• You can also select from basic and pictograph
categories by pressing the shortcut keys
included in this guide.
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Approx. 109 (W) x 202 (D) x 55 (H) mm
Weight:
Approx. 400 g
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03) *1
Optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette:
Brother P-touch TZe tape widths:
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm
*1
Visit support.brother.com/ for the latest
information about recommended batteries.
Accessories
Tape
Cassettes:
Visit the Brother Solutions
Center at support.brother.com
for the latest information about
consumables
AC Adapter:
Cutter Unit:
AD-24ES
TC-4 (replacement)
 Basic
Punctuation
Space
key
Unit
Mathematics
Greek Letter
Brackets
Number
Arrows
Shape
 Pictograph
Office
Space
key
Sports
Signs
Animal
Datacom/AV
Holiday
Electrical
Food/Drink
Fun
Kitchen
Smiley
Garden
Clothing
DIY
Vehicle
School
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.
 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.
Cutter board
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your fingers.
6 HELPFUL HINTS
Troubleshooting
 Error message
Message
 What to do when...
Cause/Remedy
Problem
Battery Low!
The batteries are low.
If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them
with six new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use
old and new batteries together or mix alkaline
batteries with other battery types.
If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully.
Battery Empty!
The installed batteries are running low and
need to be changed for continued operation.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• You selected an invalid character for
[Numbering].
• You selected an invalid number for [Label
Length].
• You entered an invalid value as the label
length while using templates.
No Text!
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
• You pressed
• You pressed
when no text is entered.
+
when no text is
entered.
• You pressed
• Do not press
when no text is entered.
or
No Cassette!
• Make sure you do not exceed the maximum
number of lines allowed (two).
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text
while 3.5 or 6 mm tape is installed. Install a
larger tape size.
You tried to print, feed or preview a label when
there is no cassette installed.
Cutter Pressed You pressed the tape cutter lever in the middle
of the printing process.
Text Full!
Make sure you do not exceed the maximum
number of characters allowed (80 characters
for text, 50 characters for templates. If your
message contains symbols, the maximum
number of characters may be reduced.).
The machine
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 machine's
settings have
reset
themselves.
• The batteries may be low. Replace them with
six new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use old
and new batteries together or mix alkaline
batteries with other battery types.
• When power is disconnected for more than
three minutes, all text and formats in the
display are lost.
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 upand-down motion. The optional print head
cleaning cassette (TZe-CL3) is also available.
The machine
has “locked up”
(that is, nothing
happens when
See “Resetting the machine”.
a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
The power
turns off when
you try to print.
Text Limit!
Since the number of entered characters
Change Length exceeds the label length, reduce the text, or
select [Auto] as the label length.
No Frame OK? • Printing on 3.5 mm tape with invalid Frame
setting ON.
(Select
to print with no Frame,
to cancel.)
Feed OK?
• Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print]
is selected. See “Setting Margin”.
Insert 12 mm
• Only 12 mm tape cassette is available for
templates.
Wrong Tape!
Use TZe tape
• Use a tape cassette with the
mark.
• Check that you installed the batteries with the
positive and negative ends in the correct
position.
• If the batteries are low, replace them with six
new AAA alkaline batteries. Do not use old
and new batteries together or mix alkaline
batteries with other battery types.
• Check that you connected the AD-24ES
adapter correctly.
When the label
is printed out,
See “Setting Margin” in this user's guide and
there is too
select [Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller
much margin
margins for your label.
(space) on both
sides of the text.
when no text was
entered while using templates.
2 Line Limit!/
1 Line Limit!
The display
stays blank
after you have
turned on the
machine.
Solution
• The batteries may be low. Replace them with
six 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.
• A wrong adapter is used; the recommended
adapter is the AD-24ES.
The tape does
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under
not feed
the tape guides.
correctly or the
tape gets stuck • The cutter lever is pressed while printing. Do
inside the
not touch the cutter lever during printing.
machine.
To change the
language
setting.
See "Initial Settings".
6 HELPFUL HINTS (continued)
Shortcuts
CAUTION
Language
Space key
Width
Label Length
NOTE
Margin
File
Decorative
Unit
LCD contrast
Resetting the machine
You can reset the machine when you want to
restore it to factory settings, or when it is not
working correctly. All text, settings and stored files
are cleared.
1
Turn the machine off, press and hold
and
, and then press and hold
to turn the machine back on.
2
First release the power button, and then
release
USING A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT
BATTERIES (SUCH AS Ni-MH AND ALKALINE),
MAY RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION. DISPOSE
OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE
INSTRUCTIONS.
and
.
The machine turns on with the internal memory
reset.
Battery Recommendations
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to
use the machine for an extended period of
time.
• Dispose of the batteries at an appropriate
collection point, not in the general waste
stream. In addition, be sure to observe all
applicable federal, state, and local
regulations.
• When storing or discarding the batteries, wrap
each battery (for example with cellophane
tape), to prevent it from short-circuiting.
(See the picture on the lower right.)
(Battery insulation example)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH
battery
2
1
Category
Symbols (Basic)
Punctuation
Mathematics
Brackets
Arrows
Unit
Greek Letter
Number
Shape
Category
Office
Signs
Datacom/AV
Electrical
Fun
Smiley
Clothing
Vehicle
Sports
Animal
Holiday
Food/Drink
Kitchen
Garden
DIY
School
Symbols (Pictograph)
Accented Characters
Font samples
Helsinki
Florida
Brussels
Text Label templates
Pattern Label templates
Frame designs
Off (No frame)
* Images are only for illustrative purposes.
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