CAUTION Safety Precautions WARNING Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in serious injuries. Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury, electric shock, rupture, overheating, abnormal odor or smoke. ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM User’s Guide English With your PT-E100, you can create labels for multiple applications. Select from the many character sizes and styles to design professional looking custom labels. In addition, the variety of tape cassettes available allows you to print labels with different widths and industrial colors. Read this manual carefully before you begin and keep the manual in a handy place for future reference. • Always use the specified voltage and the recommended AC adapter (AD-24ES) for the P-touch labeler to prevent any damage or failure. • Do not touch the P-touch labeler during a lightning storm. • Do not use the P-touch labeler/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. Always hold the AC adapter carefully when disconnecting from the power outlet. • Make sure that the plug is fully inserted in the power outlet. Do not use an outlet that is loose. • Do not allow the P-touch labeler/AC adapter/power plug/batteries to get wet, for example, by handling them with wet hands or spilling beverages on to 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 labeler/AC adapter/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. • Disconnect the AC adapter, remove batteries immediately and stop using the P-touch labeler if you notice abnormal odor, heat, discoloration, 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. 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 labeler is not being used, store it out of the reach of children. In addition, do not allow children to put the P-touch labeler parts or labels in their mouths. If any object has been swallowed, seek medical attention. • Do not touch metal parts around the print head immediately after printing. • Do not touch the cutter blade. • If leaked fluid from batteries gets on your skin or clothes, immediately rinse them with clean water. • Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the P-touch labeler. • 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 labeler/AC adapter. • Do not press on the LCD display. • Be careful not to trap your fingers when closing 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. General Precautions • 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 conditions 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 P-touch labeler. • Use only Brother TZe or HGe tapes with the P-touch labeler. Do not use tapes that do not have the or 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 battery compartment, etc. • Do not place the P-touch labeler, batteries or AC adapter 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) or high humidity, or in 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 the P-touch labeler. • Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch labeler, or if the battery expires. • The P-touch labeler 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. BASIC USAGE USING TEMPLATES Entering Text You can preview the text before printing. / ON) Lower case ( X Making Two Lines of Text / To make two lines of text, do one of following: 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. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Important • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. • Enter the text for the first line and then press for the second line. • Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press . Use either 0.35" (9mm) or 0.47" (12mm) wide tape for two line text. LCD display Label image NOTE Do not press after the second line; otherwise the “Line Limit!” error message will appear. Power Supply and Tape Cassette / [Text&Format] 1 2 Print head 3 4 End of tape Cutter’s edge Toothed wheel / Tape cutter lever Open the cassette cover by pressing the above indicated area at the top end of the machine. Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries (LR03:not included) or fully charged NiMH batteries (HR03:not included), 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. LCD Display & Keyboard 4 5 6 7 8 18 19 20 1 2 3 9 10 11 21 22 23 12 13 14 15 Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place. Size Cursor Caps Cable Wrap Faceplate Cable Flag Label Length If a specific label length has been selected, also appears. 8. Guidance (left, right) 9. Power key 10. Cursor key: Right 11. Cursor key: Left 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Backspace key Cable Wrap key Cable Flag key Character keys Caps key Symbol key Menu key Clear key Print key Enter key Serialize key Faceplate key Accent key Space key Approx. 4.4" × 8.2" × 2.4" (Approx.110(W) × 208(D) × 59(H)mm) Weight: Approx. 0.9 lb. (Approx. 390 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 TZe tape (width) 0.13" (3.5mm), 0.23" (6mm), 0.35" (9mm), 0.47" (12mm) Brother HGe tape (width) 0.23" (6mm), 0.35" (9mm), 0.47" (12mm) NOTE 1" [Tab] 16 17 24 25 1" (25 mm) 2. Press 3. Press 1. Connect the AC adapter into the AC adapter socket on the bottom of the machine. 2. Insert the plug into the nearest standard electrical outlet. For memory back up, we recommend using AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or Ni-MH batteries (HR03) together with the AC adapter. [Auto/0.0”-4.0” (0-100 mm)] 1 A C E G K N O S U Y Start your machine. Supply power by using six AAA batteries, and then press 2 . Set the language. 5. Press to enter more text. 6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label, and then . I L R T Z Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch] / chain of labels. Half t Narrow [Label Length] • After the label is printed, cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so that the label length matches the machine setting. • If a specific label length has been selected, also appears in the LCD. Reset the PT-E100 NOTE • The machine automatically turns off if no keys are pressed within five minutes. • To cancel any operation, press . 1 Turn off the P-touch labeler, hold down and then press Release and Message • The batteries are weak. • If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them with new ones. • If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully. • Use recommended (optional) AD-24ES adapter until the battery issue is resolved. Cutter Error X What to do when... Cause/Remedy The tape cutter lever was used during the printing process. Text Full! The maximum number of characters (80 characters for regular text) has already been entered. Text Limit! Since the number of entered characters exceeds the label length, reduce the text, or select [Auto] as the label length. The installed batteries are running low. Printing on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape with invalid Frame Invalid! • An invalid number was entered as the label length, tab length, cable diameter, flag length or faceplate length. • An invalid letter or number to be incremented was selected in the Serialize function. • You tried to print a text file when there is no data stored in the memory. No Data! • or was pressed when no text is entered. • You tried to select Text Preview when no text is entered. • You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing Line Limit! No Cassette! . • You tried to print or preview two lines of text while 0.13" (3.5mm) or 0.23" (6 mm) tape is installed. Install tape of a larger size. You tried to print or preview a label when there is no cassette installed. No Frame OK? setting ON. (Select to print with no Frame, to cancel.) OK to Feed? Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print] is selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”. Wrong Tape! Use a tape cassette with the or Problem The display stays blank after you have turned on the machine. Problem Solution • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted. • If the batteries are weak, replace them. • Plug in (optional) AD-24ES adapter. 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 machine 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. mark. The setting has cleared on its own. A blank horizontal line appears through the printed label. • The batteries may be 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. Solution The machine has “locked up” (i.e., nothing happens • Refer to "Resetting the PT-E100." when a key is pressed, even though the machine 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. • Plug in (optional) AD-24ES adapter. 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 was pressed while printing. stuck inside the machine. Do not touch the cutter level 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. accordingly and the , select [Text&Format] or [Text only], then press . Press to cancel. • Depending on the format you select, the entire contents of your text may not be printed. For example, if the text is too long to fit into the format, the "Text Limit!" error message will appear. • Text cannot be rotated in the Cable Flag function. Serialize Using the Serialize function, you can print multiple labels with a number or letter automatically incremented on each label. A block of text is evenly spaced on a single label. This serializing function can also be used with the Cable Wrap, Cable Flag or Faceplate templates to save time entering and printing a series of labels. / text Select a faceplate length [Copies: ] / / Input - / Input text • Faceplate length: 1.2" to 12.0" (30mm to 300mm) Default: 2.0" (50mm) [Serialize: ] Select a character to be ascended / / - NOTE To position the text appropriately for multiple ports in a single print, either use the chain print function with the Faceplate length equal to the port width, or enter the Faceplate length equal to the total length over all the ports and then use the tab function to space out each port data. Underline and Frame Symbol Key 1 You can select the desired frame design. / [Undl/Frame] / Press to select one of 12 symbol categories. Select a frame type 2 2 ABC Use / 3 1" (25 mm) 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, a maximum total of 720 characters for the total memory. You can also edit and overwrite the stored label. Select a category / to select the desired symbol. Select a symbol Punctuation NOTE Frames cannot be printed on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape. Short Cut Keys / Brackets 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Size Tab Style Tab Length Width Preview Undl/Frame Margin Label Length Unit CableRot/Rpt Feed Bullets 1 2 3 4 5 6 Sup(Superscript)/ Subscript 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 Mathematics 1 2 3 4 5 6 Arrows 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 Currency 1 2 3 4 5 Greek 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 I+Outline 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 I+Shadow 15 16 17 18 19 7 X Print / [File] / [Print] / - X Save / and [File] / [Save] File Language / to turn the P-touch back on. . • To clear all text, press Labels printed with this function can be used to identify various components or panels. 7 8 Text Keys X Open / [File] / [Open] / 1 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. Accessories Tape Cassettes: See the included “Supplies and Accessories Guide”. Cutter Unit: TC-4 (replacement) If the cutter blade becomes dull after repetitive use and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with a new cutter (stock no. TC-4). You may obtain this item from an authorized Brother reseller. Press + / / + / / Electrical to select the settings to enter the text. All text, settings and stored files are cleared. Cause/Remedy and then select Faceplate ABC • 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 centered in the label. *Feed the tape before using the cutter. • Do not pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette. NOTE X Error message 0.2" to 3.6" (3mm to 90mm) available Default: 0.3" (6mm) 1.6" (41 mm) [Copies: ] You can reset your PT-E100 labeling system when you need to initialize the settings, or if the PT-E100 is not working properly. - NOTE ABC 2.7" (67 mm) / . - Label image Saving Label Files [Auto/1.2"-12.0" (30-300 mm)] / USEFUL FUNCTIONS Full i l r NOTE [Unit] [inch/mm] / . Set the unit of measurement. / / . LCD display z / 8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to cut off the d X Changing Label Length Troubleshooting Battery Dead 0.16" (4 mm) • When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, the displayed label length is the length from the printed dots ( ) to the end of the label. / a c e g k n o s u y D / [Copies: ] Input text Input text • Flag length: 0.4" to 8.0" (10mm to 200mm), Auto Default: Auto • To activate the Txt Rpt function, press [CableRot/Rpt]. . Printing will start, and then the message "OK to Feed?" appears. The P-touch labeler turns on with the internal memory reset. Low Battery! 0.16" 0.47" (12 mm) NOTE • To cancel the current operation, press . • The order of accented characters differs depending on the selected LCD language. / [Language] / [English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/ Nederlands/Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/ Română/Slovenski/Slovenský/Suomi/Svenska/Türkçe/ 3 / • Cable diameter: / Select a flag length , then [Copies: ] appears. label is printed, press - Select a cable diameter [Copies: ] 4. Press X Entering Accented Characters 2 Message 0.47" ABC / or enter a number using the number keys to select the number of copies. [Tab Length] Entering a Tab will position the cursor to the next Tab Length starting from the left side of the label and not from the last character position. The default setting is [inch]. • The print preview shows just the text data on the label and will differ from the actual printed label. • Label length shown on LCD may slightly differ from the actual label length when printed. Narrow ABC [Chain Print] For batch printing without ejecting each label. 1. Enter text. NOTE When using the optional AC adapter (AD-24ES) / operation, press / / settings change back to standard. Half press NOTE • The LCD shows one row of 15 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. [Margin] 7. When the message "OK to Feed?" appears after the last Initial Settings Dimensions: (W x D x H) / - • For labels attached to cables and wires, we recommend using Flexible ID Tape. Use the cable flag function when the diameter of the object is less than 0.2" (3mm). • To deactivate the Cable Wrap/Cable Flag/Faceplate function during ABC Using a 0.35" (9mm) wide tape with settings of [Small] text size, [× 1/2] text width and [0.59" (15mm)] tab length, you can create a label suitable for patch panel. 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 or HGe tapes with this machine. Specifications 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. / Tape exit slot Tape guide / [Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print] Full [Text Only] To change tab length: / You can select the desired flag length. When [Auto] is selected, the flag length is automatically adjusted according to the text length. Txt Rpt: On [Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text. X Entering Tab AC adapter socket / X Setting Margin / To delete text only : / Txt Rpt: Off • 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 machine. • Peel the printed label from the backing and apply the label. • You can print up to 9 copies of each label. to delete the letters one by one. / [Feed] [Copies: 1] X To Clear Press With the CableRot/Rpt function, the text is printed repeatedly along the length of the label so that it can easily be read from any angle. X Printing To delete all text and settings : Cassette cover [Preview] With this function, a label can be wrapped around a cable or wire with its ends stuck together to form a flag. The input text lines are printed at the both ends of a label. This is not a preview image of the label, just the text on the label. OFF) X Feeding (Tape Feed) FCC NOTICE Cable Flag You can create a label that can be wrapped around a cable or wire. The input text line is rotated 90° counterclockwise and printed on a label whose length is automatically determined by setting the cable diameter. X Preview X Switching Upper Case/Lower Case Upper case ( Cable Wrap Printing Labels + 2 / Press Size / / / Select an item to select the settings. Large + Medium Datacom Small Style Normal + X Replacing the Cutter Unit AV / Security Bold Outline 1. Pull out the two sections of the cutter unit (green) in the direction of the arrows shown in the illustration. Shadow 22 Italic and select [Text&Format]. I+Bold • Refer to “Initial Settings”. • There maybe 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. Safety Vertical Width 2. Install a new cutter unit. Push it in until it snaps into place. Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your fingers. + Normal ×2 × 1/2 NOTE • Press to return to the previous step. • The symbols shown in the above table may look slightly different on the machine LCD and when printed.