Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings

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with troubleshooting tips.
User's Guide 2
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and operations, network connection and settings, troubleshooting
tips, and maintenance instructions.
1
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2
PDF manual on the Brother Solutions Center website
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Table of Contents
Section I
1
Basic Operations
Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
2
General Description ...................................................................................................................................2
Front ....................................................................................................................................................2
Back.....................................................................................................................................................3
Connecting the Power Supply ...................................................................................................................4
Inserting a Tape Cassette..........................................................................................................................5
Turning Power On/Off................................................................................................................................7
Feeding Tape ............................................................................................................................................7
2
Printing Using the Computer
8
Installing the Printer Driver and Software ..................................................................................................8
Connecting the Machine to a Computer ....................................................................................................9
Connecting Using USB........................................................................................................................9
Connecting Using Wi-Fi® .....................................................................................................................9
Connecting Using a Wired LAN (P950NW Only)...............................................................................12
Printing from a Computer.........................................................................................................................13
Available Applications........................................................................................................................13
Printing from Your Computer.............................................................................................................14
Attaching Labels ................................................................................................................................16
3
Printing Using the Mobile Device
17
Installing Applications for Use with Mobile Devices.................................................................................17
Available Applications........................................................................................................................17
Connecting the Machine to a Mobile Device ...........................................................................................17
Turning the Wireless Function On or Off ...........................................................................................18
Printing from a Mobile Device..................................................................................................................18
Printing from Your Mobile Device ......................................................................................................18
Using a Mobile Device to Print Templates Created on a Computer .................................................20
Attaching Labels ................................................................................................................................21
4
Using the Other Interfaces (Serial Interface/Bluetooth Interface)
22
Installing the Printer Driver and Software ................................................................................................22
Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager ..................................................................22
Transferring Templates from the Computer to the Machine ..............................................................22
Connecting Using the Serial Adapter (Optional:PA-SCA-001) ................................................................23
Serial (RS-232C) Cable (Windows® Only) ........................................................................................24
Serial Interface Settings ....................................................................................................................24
Connecting Using the Bluetooth Interface (Optional: PA-BI-002) (P950NW Only)..................................25
Product Specifications of PA-BI-002 .................................................................................................25
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Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings
26
Printer Setting Tool for Windows® ...........................................................................................................26
Before Using the Printer Setting Tool ................................................................................................26
Using the Printer Setting Tool for Windows® ...........................................................................................27
Communication Settings for Windows® ...................................................................................................29
Settings Dialog Box ...........................................................................................................................29
Menu Bar ...........................................................................................................................................31
General Tab.......................................................................................................................................34
Wired LAN (P950NW Only)/Wireless LAN Tabs ...............................................................................36
Wireless Direct Tab ...........................................................................................................................41
Bluetooth Tab (P950NW Only) ..........................................................................................................42
Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Machines ...............................................................................43
Device Settings for Windows® .................................................................................................................44
Settings Dialog Box ...........................................................................................................................44
Menu Bar ...........................................................................................................................................46
Basic Tab...........................................................................................................................................48
Label Settings Tab.............................................................................................................................49
Panel Settings Tab (P950NW Only) ..................................................................................................50
Management Tabs (P950NW Only) ..................................................................................................51
Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Machines ...............................................................................54
P-touch Template Settings for Windows® ...............................................................................................55
P-touch Template Settings Dialog Box..............................................................................................56
Printer Setting Tool for Mac .....................................................................................................................58
Before Using the Printer Setting Tool ................................................................................................58
Using the Printer Setting Tool for Mac.....................................................................................................58
Settings Dialog Box ...........................................................................................................................59
Basic Tab...........................................................................................................................................60
Label Settings Tab.............................................................................................................................61
Bluetooth Settings Tab (P950NW Only) ............................................................................................62
Wireless LAN Tab..............................................................................................................................63
Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Machines ...............................................................................64
Changing Settings When Printing from a Mobile Device .........................................................................65
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Printing Labels Using P-touch Template
66
P-touch Template Operations..................................................................................................................66
Preparation ..............................................................................................................................................67
Specifying Settings in the P-touch Template Settings Tool...............................................................67
Specifying the RS232C Serial Port Settings......................................................................................69
Connecting a Barcode Scanner...............................................................................................................70
Standard Template Printing .....................................................................................................................71
Advanced Template Printing....................................................................................................................73
Database Lookup Printing .......................................................................................................................76
Numbering (Serialised Number) Printing .................................................................................................79
Text Numbering (Serialising) .............................................................................................................79
Barcode Numbering (Serialising).......................................................................................................80
Printing with Numbering (Serialising) Advanced Operation...............................................................81
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Other Functions
82
Confirming the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings ................................................................................82
Mass Storage Mode.................................................................................................................................82
Description.........................................................................................................................................82
Using the Mass Storage Mode ..........................................................................................................82
Distributed Printing (Windows® Only)......................................................................................................84
Printing Labels in High Resolution Mode.................................................................................................88
Printing Labels in High Speed Mode .......................................................................................................89
Section II Application
8
How to Use Cable Label Tool (Windows® Only)
91
Starting Cable Label Tool ........................................................................................................................91
Creating a Cable Label............................................................................................................................93
Faceplate...........................................................................................................................................93
Cable Wrap........................................................................................................................................94
Cable Flag .........................................................................................................................................95
Patch Panel .......................................................................................................................................96
Punch-Down Block ............................................................................................................................96
Die-cut Flag .......................................................................................................................................97
Heat Shrink Tube...............................................................................................................................97
Linking a Database ..................................................................................................................................98
Numbering Function (Serialised Number) Printing ..................................................................................99
Printing with Cable Label Tool .................................................................................................................99
Transferring Templates from Cable Label Tool to the P-touch Labelling Machine................................100
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How to Use P-touch Editor
101
For Windows®........................................................................................................................................101
Starting P-touch Editor ....................................................................................................................101
Printing with P-touch Editor .............................................................................................................104
Transferring Data to the Machine ....................................................................................................105
For Mac..................................................................................................................................................106
Starting P-touch Editor ....................................................................................................................106
Operation modes .............................................................................................................................107
Transferring Data to the Machine ....................................................................................................108
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How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library (Windows® Only)
109
P-touch Transfer Manager.....................................................................................................................109
Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager ......................................................................109
Transferring Templates or Other Data from the Computer to the Machine ...........................................112
Backing up Templates or Other Data Saved in the Machine.................................................................117
Deleting All the Machine Data ...............................................................................................................118
Creating a BLF File or a PDZ File..........................................................................................................119
P-touch Library ......................................................................................................................................120
Starting P-touch Library .........................................................................................................................120
Opening and Editing Templates ............................................................................................................122
Printing Templates.................................................................................................................................123
Searching for Templates........................................................................................................................124
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Transferring Templates with P-touch Transfer Express (Windows® Only)
126
Preparing P-touch Transfer Express .....................................................................................................126
Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager ......................................................................127
Saving the Template as a Transfer Package File (.pdz)........................................................................128
Distributing the Transfer Package File (.pdz) and P-touch Transfer Express to the User .....................130
Transferring the Transfer Package File (.pdz) to Your Machine............................................................131
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How to Update P-touch Software
134
Updating Cable Label Tool (Windows® Only) and P-touch Editor.........................................................134
For Windows® .................................................................................................................................134
For Mac ...........................................................................................................................................136
Updating the Firmware ..........................................................................................................................138
For Windows® .................................................................................................................................138
For Mac ...........................................................................................................................................140
Section III Network
13
Introduction
144
Network Features ..................................................................................................................................144
14
Changing Your P-touch Labelling Machine Network Settings
145
Changing Your Machine's Network Settings
(IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway) Using Windows®...............................................................145
Using the BRAdmin Light Utility.......................................................................................................145
Other Management Utilities ...................................................................................................................147
Using Web Based Management (Web Browser).............................................................................147
Using the BRAdmin Professional Utility (Windows® Only) ..............................................................147
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Web Based Management
148
Overview................................................................................................................................................148
Configuring the Machine Settings Using Web Based Management (Web Browser) .............................149
Section IV Appendix
16
Resetting the P-touch Labelling Machine
151
Resetting All Settings to the Factory Settings Using the Machine Buttons............................................151
Resetting Data Using the Printer Setting Tool .......................................................................................151
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Maintenance
152
Cleaning the Exterior of the Unit............................................................................................................152
Cleaning the Print Head and Head Roller..............................................................................................152
Print Head........................................................................................................................................153
Head Roller......................................................................................................................................153
Cleaning the Tape Cutter.......................................................................................................................154
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Troubleshooting
155
Overview................................................................................................................................................155
Printing Problems ............................................................................................................................156
Label Problems................................................................................................................................158
Machine Problems...........................................................................................................................159
Network Setup Problems.................................................................................................................160
Machine Cannot Print over the Network
Machine Is Not Found on the Network Even after Successful Installation ..................................161
Security Software Problems ............................................................................................................161
Checking the Operation of Network Devices...................................................................................162
Version Information .........................................................................................................................162
LED Indicators .......................................................................................................................................163
Indicator Warnings...........................................................................................................................167
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Product Specifications
168
P-touch Labelling Machine Specifications .............................................................................................168
Operating Environment..........................................................................................................................170
20
Notes on Using P-touch Transfer Manager
171
Notes on Creating Templates ................................................................................................................171
Notes on Transferring Templates ..........................................................................................................171
Notes on Transferring Data Other Than Templates ..............................................................................172
21
Network Terms and Information
173
Supported Protocols and Security Features ..........................................................................................173
Types of Network Connections and Protocols.......................................................................................174
Types of Network Connections........................................................................................................174
Configuring Your Machine for a Network...............................................................................................176
IP Addresses, Subnet Masks and Gateways ..................................................................................176
Wireless Network Terms and Concepts ................................................................................................178
Security Terms ................................................................................................................................178
22
List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function
183
General Procedure for the P-touch Template Function .........................................................................183
List of Barcodes for Specifying Settings ................................................................................................184
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Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery/Battery Base
(Optional:PA-BT-4000LI/PA-BB-002)
187
Installing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery .............................................................................................187
Removing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ...........................................................................................188
Charging the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.............................................................................................189
Stopping Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Charging ...................................................................................189
Notes on Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery...................................................................................190
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Characteristics .........................................................................................190
Product Specifications ...........................................................................................................................191
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Using the Touch Panel Display (Optional:PA-TDU-003)
(P950NW Only)
192
General Description ...............................................................................................................................192
LCD .......................................................................................................................................................193
Main Screen ....................................................................................................................................193
Touch Panel ..........................................................................................................................................195
Replacing the Touch Panel .............................................................................................................196
Printing With the Touch Panel Display ..................................................................................................199
Touch Panel Display Settings................................................................................................................200
Specifying Settings From the Touch Panel Display.........................................................................200
Creating a Label Layout (Windows® Only) ............................................................................................204
Creating a Template ........................................................................................................................204
Linking a Database to a Template...................................................................................................207
Transferring the Label Layout to the Machine .......................................................................................210
Selecting the Touch Panel...............................................................................................................212
Selecting the Data Assigned to Keys on the One-Touch Panel ......................................................213
Creating a One-Touch Panel...........................................................................................................214
Printing the Label...................................................................................................................................215
Printing Using the Basic Control Panel............................................................................................215
Printing Using the One-Touch Panel ...............................................................................................217
Printing Using a Barcode Scanner ..................................................................................................219
Label Layouts on the Machine (Checking, Deleting and Log) ...............................................................220
Replacing the Time/Date Battery...........................................................................................................221
Frequently Asked Questions..................................................................................................................223
Product Specifications ...........................................................................................................................225
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Section I
Basic Operations
Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
Printing Using the Computer
Printing Using the Mobile Device
Using the Other Interfaces (Serial Interface/Bluetooth
Interface)
Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings
Printing Labels Using P-touch Template
Other Functions
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1
Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
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1
General Description
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Front
1
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
1 Tape compartment cover
2 Tape exit slot
3 Cover open button
4
5
(Status) indicator
(Battery) indicator
6
(Power) button
7
(Feed&Cut) button
8
(Wi-Fi) button
2
Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
Back
1
1
P900W
P950NW
1
3
1
3
4
2
2
5
1 AC adapter socket
2 Serial port
3 USB port (for Computer)
4 USB host (for Barcode Scanner)
5 LAN port
Important
Before using the machine, make sure you remove the protective material according to the following
procedure.
1 Press the cover open button to open the tape compartment cover.
2 Pull the tape to remove the tape together with the protective material.
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Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
Connecting the Power Supply
1
1
Use the AD9100ESA (AC adapter) for this machine. Connect the AC adapter directly to the machine.
a
b
Insert the plug on the AC adapter cord into the AC adapter socket marked DC IN 24 V on the machine.
Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the AC adapter.
1
2
1 AC adapter
2 Power supply cord
c
Insert the power supply plug into a standard electrical socket.
Important
• Turn the machine off before disconnecting the AC adapter.
• Do not pull or bend the AC adapter cord and power supply cord.
• After the power supply plug is inserted into the electrical socket, it may take a few seconds until the
(Power) button is enabled.
Note
To safeguard and back up the machine memory, when the power supply is unplugged it is recommended
to have the rechargeable battery (optional: PA-BT-4000LI) installed in the machine.
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Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
Inserting a Tape Cassette
1
1
The TZe tape, FLe label and HSe tube cassettes can be used in your machine.
Important
If the new tape cassette has a cardboard stopper, be sure to remove the stopper before inserting the
cassette.
a
Check that the end of the tape is not bent and that it passes through the tape guides. If it does not, pass
it through the tape guides as shown in the illustration.
1
1
2
2
1 End of tape
2 Tape guides (The actual shape may be different depending on the tape width.)
b
c
Press the cover open button to open the tape compartment cover.
Carefully insert the tape cassette into the tape cassette compartment with the end of the tape facing the
machine's tape exit slot, then push down evenly until the tape cassette is installed correctly.
1
1 Tape exit slot
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Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
Important
• When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the tape and ink ribbon do not catch on the print head.
• Make sure that there is no slack in the tape. Otherwise the tape may catch on the protrusion (2) and
become bent or wrinkled, causing the tape to jam.
To fix the slack in the tape, refer to the illustration in step a and pull the tape outside of the tape guide.
• When removing the tape cassette, make sure that the tape does not catch on the protrusion (2).
2
d
Close the tape compartment cover.
Important
Store tape cassettes in a cool dark location, away from direct sunlight and high temperature, high humidity,
or dusty locations. After opening the sealed package, use the tape cassette as quickly as possible.
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1
Setting Up the P-touch Labelling Machine
Turning Power On/Off
On: Press the
(Power) button to turn the machine on. The
1
1
(Power) indicator lights in green.
Off: Press and hold the
(Power) button again to turn the machine off. The
in orange until the power is off.
(Power) indicator may light
Important
When turning the machine off, do NOT remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter until the orange
(Power) indicator turns off.
Feeding Tape
1
Important
• Be sure to feed tape to remove any slack in the tape and ink ribbon after inserting the tape cassette.
• Do not pull the label when the machine is ejecting it from the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the
ink ribbon to be discharged with the tape. The tape may no longer be functional after the ink ribbon
discharges.
• Do not block the tape exit slot during printing or when feeding tape. Doing so will cause the tape to jam.
Feed and Cut
1
The Feed and Cut function feeds approximately 22.3 mm of blank tape, and then cuts the tape.
Press the
(Feed&Cut) button.
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2
Printing Using the Computer
2
Installing the Printer Driver and Software
2
To print from your Windows® computer or Mac, install the printer driver, Cable Label Tool, P-touch Editor and
other applications.
a
Visit our website (www.brother.com/inst) and download the installer for the latest software and
manuals.
b
Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.
Note
• After the installation starts, you can select which items to install.
• To connect the P-touch labelling machine to a computer using a wireless connection, we recommend the
following:
• Configure the wireless network settings while installing the software. You can change the settings later
using the Printer Setting Tool. For more information, see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine
Settings on page 26.
• Install the software on a computer wirelessly connected to your network and configure the machine
using a USB cable.
• Get the SSID (network name) and password (network key) of the wireless network in advance.
c
Close the dialog box when the installation is complete.
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Printing Using the Computer
Connecting the Machine to a Computer
2
Connect your machine using one of the methods below:
 USB cable connection
2
See Connecting Using USB on page 9.
 Wireless LAN connection
See Connecting Using Wi-Fi® on page 9.
 Wired LAN connection (P950NW only)
See Connecting Using a Wired LAN (P950NW Only) on page 12.
Connecting Using USB
a
b
c
d
2
Before connecting the USB cable, make sure that the machine is turned off.
Connect the machine end of the USB cable to the USB port on the back of the machine.
Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer.
Turn the machine on.
Connecting Using Wi-Fi®
2
The following Wi-Fi connection methods are available:
 Infrastructure Mode
 Ad-Hoc Mode (To set the Ad-Hoc mode, use the Printer Setting Tool (see Changing the P-touch Labelling
Machine Settings on page 26).)
Infrastructure Mode
2
Infrastructure mode allows you to connect the machine to a computer via a wireless access point/router.
 Before You Begin
First you must configure the Wi-Fi settings of your machine to communicate with your wireless access
point/router. After the machine has been configured, computers on your network will have access to the
machine.
Important
• If you are going to connect the machine to your network, we recommend that you contact your system
administrator prior to installation. You must confirm your Wi-Fi settings before you proceed with this
installation.
• To configure the Wi-Fi settings again, or if the status of the Wi-Fi connection for your machine is not clear,
reset the Wi-Fi settings of the machine.
1 Confirm that the machine is turned off.
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Printing Using the Computer
2 Press and hold the
The
(Power) and
(Feed&Cut) buttons for more than three seconds.
(Status) indicator flashes in green and the
(Power) indicator lit in orange.
3 Continue holding down the (Power) button, and press the
On) or four times (for APIPA Off).
4 Release the
(Feed&Cut) button two times (for APIPA
(Power) button.
The (Status) indicator flashing three times in green and the
in orange.
(Power) indicator flashing three times
Note
• We recommend preparing the SSID (network name) and password (network key) of the wireless network
in advance.
• To achieve the best results with everyday document printing, use the machine as close to the wireless
access point/router as possible with minimal obstructions. Large objects and walls between the two
devices as well as interference from other electronic devices can affect the data transfer speed of your
documents.
 Connecting the machine to your wireless access point/router
a
First, write down the SSID (network name) and password (network key) of your wireless access
point/router.
b
c
Connect the machine and computer with a USB cable.
d
Configure the Infrastructure Mode settings of the machine using the computer.
Press and hold the (Wi-Fi) button on your machine for one second to turn the Wi-Fi function on.
The (Wi-Fi) indicator starts flashing in green once every three seconds.
 For Windows®
Start the Printer Setting Tool on your computer, and click [Communication Settings]. Select
[Infrastructure or Ad-hoc] or [Infrastructure and Wireless Direct] for [Selected Interface] in
[Communication Settings] in the [General] tab, and select [Infrastructure] for [Communication
Mode] in [Wireless Settings] in the [Wireless LAN] tab.
For details, see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 26.
 For Mac
Start the Wireless Device Setup Wizard included in the Printer Driver Package, and then follow the
on-screen instructions. The Wireless Device Setup Wizard can be found in the [Utilities] folder.
e
Enter the SSID that you wrote down, or click [Search] and select the SSID from the displayed list.
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Printing Using the Computer
f
Enter the password in the [Passphrase] field.
Note
The required information depends on the authentication method and encryption mode; enter only the
information relevant to your network environment.
g
2
To send the settings to the machine, click [Apply].
When the connection between the machine and your wireless access point/router is established, the
(Wi-Fi) indicator lights in green. Computers on the same network as the machine will have access
to the machine.
Note
To change any other network settings, use the Printer Setting Tool (see Changing the P-touch Labelling
Machine Settings on page 26).
 WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™)
If your wireless access point/router supports WPS, you can configure settings and connections wirelessly.
a
First, confirm that your wireless access point/router has the WPS symbol.
b
Place your machine within the range of your wireless access point/router. The range may differ
depending on your environment. See the instructions provided with your wireless access point/router.
c
Press the WPS button on your wireless access point/router, and press and hold the (Wi-Fi) button
on the machine for about five seconds.
The (Wi-Fi) indicator on the machine flashes in green.
When the connection is established, the (Wi-Fi) indicator lights in green. Computers that are on the
same network as the machine will have access to the machine.
Note
Your machine will try to connect using WPS for two minutes. If the (Wi-Fi) button is pressed and held
for another five seconds during that time, the machine will continue trying to connect for an additional two
minutes.
Ad-Hoc Mode
2
For Windows, after installing the printer driver and other applications to your computer, set the Ad-Hoc mode
using the Printer Setting Tool installed on the computer.
For Mac, set the Ad-Hoc mode using the Wireless Device Setup Wizard.
Turning the Wireless Function On or Off
To turn the wireless function on or off, press the
a
Press the
green.
2
(Wi-Fi) button.
(Wi-Fi) button. The wireless function is now on. The
(Wi-Fi) indicator lights/flashes in
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Printing Using the Computer
b
Press the
(Wi-Fi) button again to turn the wireless function off. The
(Wi-Fi) indicator turns off.
Note
When the wireless function is on, the Li-ion battery power will decrease quickly. To change the power
source, connect the AC adapter.
2
Connecting Using a Wired LAN (P950NW Only)
2
Note
To use a static IP address to connect your machine to a wired LAN connection, install the printer driver
and Printer Setting Tool, and then specify wired LAN connection settings with [Communication Settings]
in the Printer Setting Tool.
For more information, see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 26.
a
b
Before connecting the LAN cable, make sure that the machine is turned off.
c
Turn the machine on.
Connect the LAN cable to the LAN port on the back of the machine, and then connect the other end of
the LAN cable to an active LAN port on the network.
Note
The printer’s communication settings can be changed with [Communication Settings] in the Printer
Setting Tool.
For more information, see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 26.
Network Cable
2
Use a straight-through Category 5 (or greater) twisted-pair cable for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Fast
Ethernet Network.
Note
Connect this product to a LAN connection that is not liable to overvoltages.
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Printing Using the Computer
Printing from a Computer
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Available Applications
2
To use the machine effectively, a number of applications and functions are available.
You must install the printer driver to use these applications.
Visit our website (www.brother.com/inst) and download the installer for the applications and printer driver.
Application
Windows
Cable Label Tool
r
P-touch Editor
r
P-touch Transfer Manager
Mac
Features
Create and print labels for cables, patch panels, faceplates,
electrical equipment and more.
r
Design and print custom labels with built in drawing tools,
text using different fonts and styles, imported graphic images
and barcodes.
It allows you to transfer templates and other data to the
machine and save backups of your data on the computer.
r
This application is installed with P-touch Editor.
Manage and print P-touch Editor templates.
P-touch Library
You can use P-touch Library to print templates.
r
This application is installed with P-touch Editor.
P-touch Update Software
r
r
Update software to the latest version.
Printer Setting Tool
r
r
Specify the machine's device settings from a computer.
r
This application allows you to configure your machine for a
wireless network.
Wireless Device Setup
Wizard
BRAdmin Light
r
Finds the machine on your network and is used to make
basic configuration settings from your computer.
BRAdmin Professional
r
Finds the machine on your network and is used to make
advanced configuration settings and updates from your
computer.
Useful Function
Windows
Mac
Features
When printing a large number of labels, printing can be
distributed among multiple machines.
Distributed printing
r
Because printing is performed at the same time, the total
printing time can be reduced.
For more information, see Distributed Printing (Windows ®
Only) on page 84.
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Printing Using the Computer
Printing from Your Computer
2
There are various methods for printing with this machine.
The following describes the procedure for printing from a computer using Cable Label Tool or P-touch Editor.
a
b
c
d
Start Cable Label Tool or P-touch Editor, and then open the document you want to print.
Create a label design.
Check the cutting options. (See Cutting Options on page 14.)
Select [File] then [Print] from the menu bar or by clicking the [Print] icon.
Cutting Options
2
The cutting options allow you to specify how the item is fed and cut when it is printed. Use the printer driver
to select the cutting option when printing from the computer using the application.
See the following table for a list of all available settings:
Tape Cut Option Table
Auto Cut
Half Cut
Chain Printing
Image
No
Yes
No
ABC ABC
Yes
Yes
No
ABC
ABC
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
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Tape Cut Option Table
Auto Cut
Half Cut
Chain Printing
Image
2
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
Special tape
ABC
No
(FLe Label)
―
―
Yes
(FLe Label)
―
―
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
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Note
• When printing multiple copies of different labels, select chain printing option to reduce the blank space
between the labels. (See Tape Cut Option Table on page 14.)
• When using the chain printing option, press the
2
(Feed&Cut) button after the last label is printed.
Attaching Labels
a
b
c
2
If needed, trim the printed label to the shape and length you want with scissors.
Peel the backing from the label.
Position the label, and then press firmly from top to bottom with your finger to attach the label.
Note
• The backing of some types of tapes may be pre-cut to make it easier to peel the backing. To remove the
backing, simply fold the label lengthwise with the text facing inwards to expose the inside edges of the
backing. Next, peel off the backing one piece at a time.
• Labels may be difficult to attach to surfaces that are wet, dirty, or uneven. The labels may peel off easily
from these surfaces.
• Extra Strength Adhesive Tape:
• For rough and textured surfaces, we recommend using Extra Strength Adhesive Tape.
• Be sure to read the instructions provided with Fabric Tapes, Extra Strength Adhesive Tapes or other
special tapes and observe all precautions noted in the instructions.
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3
Installing Applications for Use with Mobile Devices
3
Brother offers various applications for use with your P-touch labelling machine, including applications that
allow you to print directly from your Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or Android™ smartphone or tablets,
and applications that allow you to transfer data, such as templates, symbols, and databases created using a
computer, to your machine wirelessly.
Available Applications
3
3
The following Brother applications can be downloaded free-of-charge from the App Store or Google Play™:
Application
Features
Mobile Cable Label Tool
Print labels for cables and patch panels using templates on a smartphone,
tablet or other mobile device directly to your machine.
Brother iPrint&Label
Create and print labels using templates on a smartphone, tablet or other
mobile device directly to your machine.
Mobile Transfer Express
Allows you to use a mobile device to download databases and label data,
which was created on a computer using P-touch Editor and saved to a cloud
service, and send them to your machine.
Connecting the Machine to a Mobile Device
3
You can connect your machine to a mobile device. To create and print labels directly from your mobile device,
install the Brother mobile applications, and then connect your machine to your mobile device.
a
Confirm the Wireless Direct settings of the machine.
 For Windows®
Connect the machine and computer with a USB cable. Start the Printer Setting Tool on your
computer, and click [Communication Settings]. Confirm that [Infrastructure and Wireless Direct]
or [Wireless Direct] is selected for [Selected Interface] in [Communication Settings] in the
[General] tab.
For more information, see Printer Setting Tool for Windows ® on page 26.
 For Mac
Connect the machine and computer with a USB cable. Start the Printer Setting Tool on your
computer, and confirm that [WirelessDirect] is set to [On] in the [Wireless LAN] tab.
For more information, see Printer Setting Tool for Mac on page 58.
b
Press and hold the (Wi-Fi) button on your machine for one second to turn the Wi-Fi function on.
The (Wi-Fi) indicator starts flashing in green once every three seconds.
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c
In the Wi-Fi settings screen of your mobile device, select the SSID of the machine and enter the
password.
Note
• The factory settings for the SSID and password are as follows:
SSID: "DIRECT-*****_PT-P900W" or "DIRECT-*****_PT-P950NW" where “*****” is the last five digits of the
product serial number.
3
(You can find the serial number label in the tape compartment of the machine.)
Password (network key): 00000000
• You can connect the machine to a mobile device in the Infrastructure Mode via a wireless access
point/router.
Turning the Wireless Function On or Off
To turn the wireless function on or off, press the
3
(Wi-Fi) button.
a
Press the
green.
(Wi-Fi) button. The wireless function is now on. The
b
Press the
(Wi-Fi) button again to turn the wireless function off. The
(Wi-Fi) indicator lights/flashes in
(Wi-Fi) indicator turns off.
Note
When the wireless function is on, the Li-ion battery power will decrease quickly. To change the power
source, connect the AC adapter.
Printing from a Mobile Device
Printing from Your Mobile Device
a
3
3
Start the application (Mobile Cable Label Tool/Brother iPrint&Label) on your mobile device.
(See Available Applications on page 17.)
Note
Make sure that the machine is connected to your mobile device.
See Connecting the Machine to a Mobile Device on page 17.
b
Select a label template or design.
Note
You can also select a label or image you designed previously, and print it.
c
d
Check the cutting options. (See Cutting Options on page 19.)
Tap [Print] in the application menu.
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Cutting Options
3
The cutting options allow you to specify how the item is fed and cut when it is printed. Use the printing option
to select the cutting option when printing from the mobile device using the application.
See the following table for a list of all available settings:
Tape Cut Option Table
Auto Cut
Half Cut
Chain Printing
Image
No
Yes
No
ABC ABC
Yes
Yes
No
3
ABC
ABC
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
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Tape Cut Option Table
Auto Cut
Half Cut
Chain Printing
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Image
ABC ABC
3
ABC
Yes
ABC
ABC
Special tape
ABC
No
(FLe Label)
(Mobile Cable Label
Tool only)
―
―
Yes
(FLe Label)
(Mobile Cable Label
Tool only)
―
―
ABC ABC
ABC
ABC
Note
• When printing multiple copies of different labels, select chain printing option to reduce the blank space
between the labels. (See Tape Cut Option Table on page 19.)
• When using the chain printing option, press the
(Feed&Cut) button after the last label is printed.
Using a Mobile Device to Print Templates Created on a Computer
3
You can use P-touch Transfer Manager to save template data, which was created using P-touch Editor, in
the BLF or PDZ format. Then, you can use Mobile Transfer Express to send the saved file from your mobile
device to the machine and print the file.
a
Save the template data in the BLF format or the PDZ format using P-touch Transfer Manager.
For more information, see Creating a BLF File or a PDZ File on page 119.
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b
Use one of the following methods to use a .blf file or .pdz file with your mobile device.
 Save the file using a cloud storage service, and then use the sharing function of the mobile device's
OS to share the file.
 Send the file as an email attachment from the computer to the mobile device, and then save the file
to the mobile device.
c
Connect the machine to your mobile device, and then start Mobile Transfer Express.
The template data appears.
d
Select the template that you want to print, and then transfer the template to the machine.
3
Note
To download a file from a cloud storage service to your mobile device, you must connect your mobile
device using Infrastructure Mode. Therefore, if you also connect your mobile device to the machine using
Infrastructure Mode, you can quickly transfer downloaded files (.blf file only).
e
Use the barcode scanner or the touch panel display (optional: PA-TDU-003)(P950NW only) to select the
template that you want to print from the transferred file and print it.
Attaching Labels
a
b
c
3
If needed, trim the printed label to the shape and length you want with scissors.
Peel the backing from the label.
Position the label, and then press firmly from top to bottom with your finger to attach the label.
Note
• The backing of some types of tapes may be pre-cut to make it easier to peel the backing. To remove the
backing, simply fold the label lengthwise with the text facing inwards to expose the inside edges of the
backing. Next, peel off the backing one piece at a time.
• Labels may be difficult to attach to surfaces that are wet, dirty, or uneven. The labels may peel off easily
from these surfaces.
• Extra Strength Adhesive Tape:
• For rough and textured surfaces, we recommend using Extra Strength Adhesive Tape.
• Be sure to read the instructions provided with Fabric Tapes, Extra Strength Adhesive Tapes or other
special tapes and observe all precautions noted in the instructions.
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Using the Other Interfaces (Serial
Interface/Bluetooth Interface)
4
To connect a barcode scanner or scale to the P-touch labelling machine using a serial cable or Bluetooth and
use the P-touch Template functions, you must transfer a template to the machine in advance.
Installing the Printer Driver and Software
4
Install the printer driver and software (P-touch Editor).
4
For more information on installing the printer driver and software, see Installing the Printer Driver and
Software on page 8.
Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager
4
Create the template using P-touch Editor, and then transfer the template to P-touch Transfer Manager.
For more information, see Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager on page 109.
Transferring Templates from the Computer to the Machine
4
Transfer the template to the machine using P-touch Transfer Manager.
For more information, see Transferring Templates or Other Data from the Computer to the Machine
on page 112.
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Using the Other Interfaces (Serial Interface/Bluetooth Interface)
Connecting Using the Serial Adapter (Optional:PA-SCA-001)
4
You can connect the machine to a barcode scanner or scale using a serial interface.
a
Before connecting the serial cable, make sure the machine and the barcode scanner or scale are turned
off.
b
c
d
Connect the RJ25 end of the adapter to the machine.
Connect the machine end of the serial cable to the DB9M side of this adapter.
4
Connect the other end of the serial cable to the serial port on your barcode scanner or scale.
Note
• The serial interface is not compatible with the Windows® or Mac printer drivers and is only used for
template mode.
• The default communication settings are as follows:
Baud rate: 9600 bps
Parity: None
Bit length: 8 bits
Busy Control: DTR
• To change the communication settings, use [P-touch Template Settings] in the Printer Setting Tool. For
more information on setting the machine baud rate, download P-touch Template Manual/Command
Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
To download the latest version, from the Brother Solutions Center website:
1 Visit support.brother.com
2 Select the product, and then select [Manuals].
Serial adapter converts RJ25 to a D-sub 9-pin male connector.
1
1 RJ25 to DB9M serial adapter
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Using the Other Interfaces (Serial Interface/Bluetooth Interface)
Serial (RS-232C) Cable (Windows® Only)
4
Serial (RS-232C) cables are not standard accessories.
Note
• For serial interfaces, a shielded interface cable should be used to ensure compliance with the limits for
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. may affect the performance
and print quality, and damage may not be covered under the limited warranty.
4
The pin assignments for the serial cables (RS-232C cables) that can be used with this machine are shown in
the table below. You can purchase the cables at an electronics store. Do not use a serial cable that is longer
than (2.0 m).
Barcode scanner or scale side
(D-sub 9-pin female)
PA-SCA-001 side
(D-sub female, lock screw #4-40 inch screw)
Signal Name
Pin Number
DCD
Pin Assignments
Pin Number
Signal Name
1
1
DCD
RXD
2
2
RXD
TXD
3
3
TXD
DTR
4
4
DTR
GND
DSR
5
6
5
6
GND
DSR
RTS
7
7
RTS
CTS
8
8
CTS
RI
9
9
RI
Serial Interface Settings
4
Use the following steps to change or confirm the port and the baud rate settings on the barcode scanner or
scale and the machine.
Setting the Barcode Scanner or Scale Baud Rate
4
For more information on setting the baud rate, see the instruction manual for the barcode scanner or scale.
Setting the Machine Baud Rate (Windows® Only)
4
To set the machine baud rate, see Preparation on page 67. For more informaton, download P-touch
Template Manual/Command Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at
support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
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Connecting Using the Bluetooth Interface (Optional:
PA-BI-002) (P950NW Only)
4
You can connect the machine to a barcode scanner using a Bluetooth interface (optional:PA-BI-002).
Note
• Follow the recommendations of the manufacturer of your Bluetooth-equipped devices such as barcode
scanners or Bluetooth adapter and install any necessary hardware and software.
4
• The Bluetooth connection settings are saved even after the machine is turned off.
To use a Bluetooth connection, the Bluetooth interface must be installed to the machine. Refer to the
instruction manual for more information on attaching the Bluetooth interface.
 Connecting the machine to a computer using Bluetooth:
See [FAQs & Troubleshooting] on the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com.
 Connecting the machine to a barcode scanner using Bluetooth:
This machine will not be able to print using Bluetooth immediately after it has been enabled.
You must first follow the procedure below to allow the machine to communicate with your barcode
scanner. Once a connection has been established, the machine remains connected until it is turned off,
preventing it from connecting to another device.
a
Check that the Bluetooth interface is correctly attached to the machine, and then use the slider to
enable the Bluetooth interface.
b
Press and hold the (Wi-Fi) button and the
(Power) button at the same time.
The machine starts up in mass storage mode, the
(Power) indicator lights in green and the
(Status) indicator lights in orange.
c
Press and hold (about 5 seconds) the
green.
d
e
If the machine was automatically turned off, turn it on again.
f
Use the search and connect function of the barcode scanner to discover and connect to the machine.
(Feed&Cut) button until the
(Status) indicator blinks in
Check that the Bluetooth indicator on the Bluetooth Interface is lights in green.
The machine has entered Bluetooth mode.
If the
(Status) indicator turns off, the machine has failed to enter the Bluetooth mode. Repeat the
procedure from step c.
Product Specifications of PA-BI-002
4
Size: approx. 97 mm (W) x 71 mm (D) x 18 mm (H)
Weight: approx. 0.048 kg
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Settings
Printer Setting Tool for Windows®
5
5
Using the Printer Setting Tool, you can specify the machine’s communication settings, device settings and
P-touch Template settings from a Windows® computer.
Note
The Printer Setting Tool is installed automatically when you use the initial installer to install the printer
driver. For more information, see Installing the Printer Driver and Software on page 8.
5
Important
The Printer Setting Tool is available only with compatible Brother machines.
Before Using the Printer Setting Tool
5
 Make sure the AC adapter is connected to the machine and to an electrical socket, or a fully-charged
battery is installed.
 Make sure the printer driver has been installed correctly and you can print.
 Connect this machine to a computer with a USB cable. Settings cannot be specified using Wi-Fi using this
tool.
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Using the Printer Setting Tool for Windows®
a
b
5
Connect the machine you want to configure to the computer.
Start the Printer Setting Tool.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs] - [Brother] - [Label & Mobile Printer] - [Printer Setting
Tool].
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click the [Printer Setting Tool] icon on the [Apps] screen.
5
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [Brother] - [Label & Mobile Printer] - [Printer
Setting Tool].
The main window appears.
1
2
3
4
5
1 Printer
Lists the connected machines.
2 Communication Settings
Specify wired LAN (P950NW only), wireless LAN and Bluetooth (P950NW only) communication
settings.
To use the Bluetooth connection, you must attach the corresponding optional unit to the machine
and specify connection settings.
3 Device Settings
Specifies machine device settings, such as power settings and machine settings. Settings can also
be specified for the touch panel display (P950NW only).
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4 P-touch Template Settings
Specifies P-touch Template settings.
For more information on P-touch Template, download the P-touch Template Manual/Command
Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com.
5 Exit
Closes the window.
c
Check that the machine you want to configure appears next to [Printer]. If a different machine appears,
select the machine you want from the drop-down list.
Note
If only one machine is connected, it is unnecessary to make a selection because only that machine is
available.
d
Select the setting you want to change, and then specify or change the settings in the dialog box.
For more information on the settings dialog boxes, see Communication Settings for Windows®
on page 29, Device Settings for Windows® on page 44 or P-touch Template Settings for Windows®
on page 55.
e
f
Click [Apply] - [Exit] in the settings dialog box to apply the settings to the machine.
5
Click [Exit] in the main window to finish specifying settings.
Important
Use the Printer Setting Tool to configure the machine only when the machine is in standby. The machine
may malfunction if you try to configure it while it is handling a job.
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Communication Settings for Windows®
5
With [Communication Settings] in the Printer Setting Tool, the machine communication information can be
specified or changed when connecting the machine and computer with a USB cable or via a Bluetooth
connection (P950NW only). Not only can you change the communication settings for one machine, but you
can also apply the same settings to multiple machines.
Settings Dialog Box
5
3
5
4
5
6
1
2
7
8
9
10
1 Disable these settings
When this check box is selected,
changed.
appears in the tab, and the settings can no longer be specified or
Settings in a tab where
appears will not be applied to the machine even if [Apply] is clicked. In
addition, the settings in the tab will not be saved or exported when the [Save in Command File] or
[Export] command is executed.
To apply the settings to the machine or save or export them, make sure you clear the check box.
2 Items
When [Current Status] is selected, the current settings appear in the settings display/change area.
Select the item for the settings that you want to change.
3 Menu Bar
4 Printer
Lists the connected machines.
5 Node Name
Displays the node name (nodes can be renamed). (See Menu Bar on page 31.)
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6 Settings Tabs
Contains settings that may be specified or changed.
If
appears in the tab, the settings in that tab will not be applied to the machine.
7 Settings Display/Change Area
Displays the current settings for the selected item.
8 Refresh
Updates the displayed settings with the most recent information.
9 Exit
Exits [Communication Settings], and returns to the main window of the Printer Setting Tool.
Important
Settings are not applied to machines if [Exit] is clicked without clicking the [Apply] button after changing
settings.
10 Apply
Applies the settings to the machine.
To save the specified settings in a command file, select [Save in Command File] from the drop-down list.
The saved command file can be used with the mass storage mode to apply the settings to a machine. (See
Mass Storage Mode on page 82.)
Important
Clicking [Apply] applies all settings in all tabs to the machine.
If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not applied.
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Menu Bar
5
1
2
3
4
5
5
7
6
8
9
10
1 Apply Settings to the Printer
Applies the settings to the machine.
2 Save Settings in Command File
Saves the specified settings in a command file. The file extension is .bin.
The saved command file can be used with the mass storage mode to apply the settings to a machine. (See
Mass Storage Mode on page 82.)
Note
If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
•
•
•
•
Important
The following information is not saved with the command file:
• Node name
• IP address, subnet mask and default gateway (when the IP address is set to [STATIC])
The saved communication settings commands are intended to be used only for applying settings to a
machine. To apply the settings to the machine using this command file, use the mass storage mode.
Saved command files contain authentication keys and passwords. Take necessary measures to protect
saved command files, such as saving them in a location that cannot be accessed by other users.
Do not send the command file to a different machine model.
3 Import
 Import from the current computer wireless settings
Imports the settings from the computer.
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Note
• When importing the computer wireless settings, administrator privileges for the computer are needed.
• Only personal security authentication settings (open system, public key authentication and
WPA/WPA2-PSK) can be imported. Enterprise security authentication (such as LEAP and EAP-FAST),
WPA2-PSK (TKIP) and WPA-PSK (AES) settings cannot be imported.
• If multiple wireless LANs are enabled for the computer you use, the first wireless settings (only personal
settings) that are detected will be considered for the import data.
• Only the settings (communication mode, SSID, authentication method, encryption mode and
authentication key) from the [Wireless LAN] tab - [Wireless Settings] pane can be imported.
 Select a Profile to import
Imports the exported file and applies the settings to a machine.
Click [Browse] and select the file you want to import. The settings in the selected file appear in the
settings display/change area.
5
Note
• All settings, such as wireless settings or TCP/IP settings, can be imported, except for node names.
• Only profiles that are compatible with the selected machine can be imported.
• If the imported profile’s IP address is set to [STATIC], change the IP address of the imported profile, if
needed, so that it does not duplicate the IP address of an existing configured machine on the network.
4 Export
Saves the current settings in a file.
Note
If the [Disable these settings] check box is selected, the settings in that tab are not saved.
Important
Exported files are not encrypted.
5 Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings
If this check box is selected, the machine automatically restarts after communication settings are applied.
If this check box is cleared, your must restart the machine manually.
Note
When configuring multiple machines, you can reduce the time needed to change settings by clearing this
check box. In this case, we recommend selecting this check box when configuring the first machine so that
you can confirm that each setting is operating as intended.
6 Automatically detects the connected printer, and retrieves the current settings
If this check box is selected and a machine is connected to the computer, the machine is automatically
detected and the machine’s current settings are displayed in the [Current Status] pane.
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Note
If the model of the connected machine is different from that of the machine shown in the [Printer]
drop-down list, the settings available on all tabs change to match the connected machine.
7 Change Node Name/Bluetooth Device Name
Allows renaming a node.
8 Reset to Default Communication Settings
Returns the communication settings to their factory settings.
9 Display Help
Displays the Help.
5
10 About
Displays the version information.
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General Tab
5
Communication Settings
5
5
1
2
1 Network Settings on Power On
Specifies the conditions for connecting via Wi-Fi when the machine is turned on.
P900W: Select [On by Default], [Off by Default] or [Keep Current State].
P950NW: Select [Wireless LAN by Default], [Wired LAN by Default] or [Keep Current State].
2 Selected Interface
Select [Infrastructure or Ad-hoc], [Infrastructure and Wireless Direct] or [Wireless Direct].
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IPv6
5
1
2
5
1 IPv6 usage
Select [Enable] or [Disable].
2 Priority on IPv6 address
Select to give priority to an IPv6 address.
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Wired LAN (P950NW Only)/Wireless LAN Tabs
5
TCP/IP (Wired)
5
1
5
2
3
4
TCP/IP (Wireless)
5
1
2
3
4
1 Boot Method
Select [AUTO], [BOOTP], [DHCP], [RARP] or [STATIC].
2 IP Address/Subnet Mask/Gateway
Specifies the various networking values.
You can type these settings only when the IP address is set to [STATIC].
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3 DNS Server Method
Select [AUTO] or [STATIC].
4 Primary DNS Server IP Address/Secondary DNS Server IP Address
You can type these settings only when the DNS server is set to [STATIC].
5
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IPv6
5
1
2
3
5
4
1 Static IPv6 Address
Specifies a permanent IPv6 address.
2 Enable this address
Enables the specified static IPv6 address.
3 Primary DNS Server IPv6 Address/Secondary DNS Server IPv6 Address
Specifies the DNS server IPv6 addresses.
4 IPv6 Address List
Displays the list of IPv6 addresses.
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Wireless Settings
5
1
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
8
1 Communication Mode
Select [Infrastructure] or [Ad-hoc].
2 SSID (Network Name)
Clicking [Search] displays the available SSID selections in a separate dialog box.
3 Channel
Lists available channels.
Note
This setting is valid only in Ad-Hoc mode.
4 Authentication Method/Encryption Mode
The supported encryption modes for the authentication methods are as shown in Communication Modes
and Authentication Methods/Encryption Modes on page 40.
5 WEP Key
You can specify a setting only when WEP is selected as the encryption mode.
6 Passphrase
You can specify a setting only when WPA/WPA2-PSK is selected as the authentication method.
7 User ID/Password
You can specify settings only when LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS is selected as the
authentication method. In addition, with EAP-TLS, it is not necessary to register a password, but a client
certificate must be registered. To register a certificate, connect to the machine from a web browser, and
then specify the certificate. For more information on using a web browser, see Web Based Management
on page 148.
8 Display the key and password on-screen
If this check box is selected, keys and passwords are displayed in plain (non-encrypted) text.
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Communication Modes and Authentication Methods/Encryption Modes
5
 When [Communication Mode] is set to [Ad-hoc]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
Open System
None / WEP
 When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
Open System
None / WEP
Shared Key
WEP
WPA/WPA2-PSK
TKIP+AES / AES
LEAP
CKIP
EAP-FAST/NONE
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-FAST/GTC
TKIP+AES / AES
PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP+AES / AES
PEAP/GTC
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-TTLS/CHAP
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-TTLS/PAP
TKIP+AES / AES
EAP-TLS
TKIP+AES / AES
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Important
To specify higher level security settings:
When performing certificate verification with EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TTLS or EAP-TLS authentication
methods, the certificate cannot be specified from the Printer Setting Tool. After the machine is configured
to connect to the network, specify the certificate by accessing the machine from a web browser.
For more information on using a web browser, see Web Based Management on page 148.
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Wireless Direct Tab
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Wireless Direct Settings
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1 SSID (Network Name)/Network Key
Specifies the SSID (25 ASCII characters or fewer) and the network key (63 characters or fewer) you want
to use in the Wireless Direct mode.
Note
The factory settings for the SSID and password are as follows:
SSID: "DIRECT-*****_PT-P900W" or "DIRECT-*****_PT-P950NW" where "*****" is the last five digits of
the product serial number.
(You can find the serial number label in the tape compartment of the machine.)
Password (Network key): 00000000
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Bluetooth Tab (P950NW Only)
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Bluetooth Settings
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1 Bluetooth usage
Select [Enable] or [Disable(serial port)].
2 Visible to Other Devices
Allows the machine to be “discovered” by other Bluetooth devices.
Available settings: [Discoverable], [Not Discoverable]
3 Change PIN code
If this check box is selected, you can change the PIN.
4 PIN code
Specifies the PIN that will be used when pairing with devices compliant with Bluetooth 2.0 or earlier.
5 Display the PIN code on-screen
If this check box is selected, your computer displays PIN by default.
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Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Machines
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a
After applying settings to the first machine, disconnect the machine from the computer, and then connect
the second machine to the computer.
b
Select the newly connected machine from the [Printer] drop-down list.
Note
If the [Automatically detects the connected printer, and retrieves the current settings] check box in
the [Option Settings] dialog box is selected, the machine connected with the USB cable is automatically
selected.
For more information, see Communication Settings for Windows® on page 29.
c
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Click [Apply].
The same settings that were applied to the first machine are applied to the second machine.
Note
We recommend selecting the [Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings] check box
when configuring the first machine so that you can confirm that a connection with the wireless access
point/router can be correctly established with the settings. For more information, see Communication
Settings for Windows® on page 29.
d
Repeat steps a – c for all machines whose settings you want to change.
Important
If the IP address is set to [STATIC], the machine’s IP address will also be changed to the same address
as the first machine.
Change the IP address if needed.
Note
To save the current settings in a file, click [File] - [Export].
The same settings can be applied to another machine by clicking [File] - [Import], then selecting the
exported settings file. (See Communication Settings for Windows® on page 29.)
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Device Settings for Windows®
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With [Device Settings] in the Printer Setting Tool, machine settings can be specified or changed when
connecting the machine and computer with a USB cable or via a Bluetooth connection. Not only can you
change the device settings for one machine, but you can also apply the same settings to multiple machines.
When printing from a computer application, various printing settings can be specified from the printer driver;
however, by using [Device Settings] in the Printer Setting Tool, more advanced settings can be specified.
When [Device Settings] is opened, the machine’s current settings are retrieved and displayed. If the current
settings could not be retrieved, the previous settings are displayed. If the current settings could not be
retrieved and previous settings have not been specified, this tool’s factory settings are displayed.
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Settings Dialog Box
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1 Menu Bar
Select a command contained in each menu from the list.
2 Printer
Specifies the machine whose device settings are to be configured.
If only one machine is connected, it is unnecessary to make a selection since only that machine will
appear.
3 Settings Tabs
Contains settings that may be specified or changed.
Note
If
appears in the tab, the settings in that tab cannot be specified or changed. In addition, the settings
in the tab will not be applied to the machine even if [Apply] is clicked. The settings in the tab will also not
be saved or exported when the [Save in Command File] or [Export] command is executed.
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4 Current Settings
Retrieves the settings from the currently connected machine and displays them in the dialog box. Settings
will also be retrieved for parameters on tabs with
.
5 Disable these settings
When this check box is selected,
changed.
appears in the tab, and the settings can no longer be specified or
Settings in a tab where
appears will not be applied to the machine even if [Apply] is clicked. In
addition, the settings in the tab will not be saved or exported when the [Save in Command File] or
[Export] command is executed.
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6 Parameters
Displays the current settings.
7 Exit
Exits [Device Settings], and returns to the main window of the Printer Setting Tool.
8 Apply
Applies the settings to the machine.
To save the specified settings in a command file, select [Save in Command File] from the drop-down list.
The saved command file can be used with the mass storage mode to apply the settings to a machine. (See
Mass Storage Mode on page 82.)
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Menu Bar
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1 Apply Settings to the Printer
Applies the settings to the machine.
Performs the same operation as when [Apply] is clicked.
2 Save Settings in Command File
Saves the specified settings in a command file.
Performs the same operation as when [Save in Command File] is selected from the [Apply] drop-down
list.
3 Import
Imports the exported file.
4 Export
Saves the current settings in a file.
5 Save Print Log in File
Saves the print log in a file in the CSV format.
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6 Print Unit Settings
Prints a report containing firmware version and device setting information.
You can also print this report using the
(Feed&Cut) button (see Confirming the P-touch Labelling
Machine Settings on page 82).
Note
When you print this report, use 24 mm or 36 mm tape.
7 Factory Reset
Resets all machine settings to factory settings.
8 Delete Template and Database
Deletes the templates and databases stored in the machine.
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9 Delete Print Log
Deletes the print log stored in the machine.
10 Option Settings
If the [Do not display an error message if the current settings cannot be retrieved at startup] check
box is selected, a message will not be displayed next time.
11 About
Displays the version information.
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Basic Tab
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1 Auto Power On
Specifies whether the machine turns on automatically when the power supply cord is plugged into an
electrical socket.
Available settings: [Disable], [Enable]
2 Auto Power Off (AC/DC)
Specifies the period of time that passes before the machine turns off automatically when connected to an
electrical socket.
Available settings: [None], 10/20/30/40/50 Minutes, 1/2/4/8/12 hours
3 Auto Power Off (Li-ion)
Specifies the period of time that passes before the machine turns off automatically when powered by the
rechargeable Li-ion battery.
Available settings: [None], 10/20/30/40/50 Minutes, 1 hour
4 Command Mode
Specifies the machine's command format.
Available settings: [Raster], [ESC/P], [P-touch Template]
5 Contents
Specifies the machine information that will be printed.
Available settings: [All], [Usage Log], [Printer Settings], [Printer Transfer Data]
6 Save Printer Print Log
Select whether or not to save the machine's print log. If [Disable] is applied to the machine,
[Maintenance] - [Save Print Log in File] does not work.
Available settings: [Enable], [Disable]
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Label Settings Tab
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3
4
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1 Length Adjustment
Adjusts the length of the printed label to correspond to the length of the label displayed on the computer.
Available settings: -4 to +4 (1 increments)
2 Full Cut Margin Adjustment
Adjusts the margin length when fully cutting labels.
Available settings: -2 to +2 (1 increments)
3 Half Cut Margin Adjustment
Adjusts the margin length when half-cutting labels.
Available settings: -2 to +2 (1 increments)
4 Test Print
Prints a test label to check the results of each adjustment.
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Panel Settings Tab (P950NW Only)
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Specify the settings when the touch panel display (optional) is used.
1
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1 Confirm Print
Select whether a message appears before printing so that the number of copies can be confirmed.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
2 Full Cut
Select whether to cut the labels automatically and how many labels to print before cutting them.
Available settings: [On], [Off] (A number between 1 and 99 can be specified.)
3 Half Cut
Select whether to use half cuts.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
4 Chain
Select whether to use chain printing.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
5 Backlight
Select whether the LCD display backlight is turned on.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
6 LCD Contrast
Select the LCD display contrast.
Available settings: -2–+2
7 Beeper
Select whether the machine beeps when a touch panel key is pressed.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
8 Set Panel
Select the touch panel you want.
Available settings: [A], [B]
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Management Tabs (P950NW Only)
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Specify the settings when the touch panel display (optional) is used.
Important
To display these tabs, you must have administrator privileges for the computer or the machine.
You can confirm the administrator privileges for the machine in the [Printer properties] - [Security] tab.
Management (1)
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Management (2)
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1 Keys Function
Select the type of data assigned to keys in the one-touch panel.
To assign templates, select [Template].
To assign databases linked to a single template, select [Database].
Available settings: [Template], [Database]
2 Serialize Mode
Select whether to serialise from the last number printed.
Available settings: [Cont From Last], [From Starting#]
3 Default Print#
Specify the default number of copies that appears when printing.
Available settings: 1–999
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4 Print#
Select whether the number of copies set from the touch panel display (TDU), remains set after the copies
are printed.
This TDU setting is applied until the machine is turned off.
Available settings: [From Starting#], [Cont from Last]
5 Database Search
When using a template with a linked database, select whether to search for database records by their line
number or by their data.
Available settings: [By Line#], [By Data]
6 Unit
Select the measurement units for displayed settings.
Available settings: [mm], [inch]
7 Language
Select the language of the touch panel display.
Available settings: [Dansk], [Deutsch], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Nederlands],
[Norsk], [Português], [Suomi], [Svenska], [ ], [
]
Note
The possible display languages differ depending on the machine model you are using. If the selected
language cannot be used for the touch panel display, the display language will not be changed.
Make sure that the touch panel display can display the selected language.
8 Set Clock
Set the date and time for the touch panel display.
To specify the time settings, you must attach the touch panel display.
9 Current Date/Time
Click to retrieve the current date and time from the computer and display them.
10 Date Format
Select the date format for the clock.
11 Time Format
Select the time format for the clock.
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12 Disable Edit
Select whether label layouts can be edited.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
13 Lock Settings
Select whether settings selected by pressing [
changed.
Available settings: [On], [Off]
] (settings key) on the touch panel display can be
14 Admin Password
Set a password for accessing basic settings specified by pressing [ ] (admin key) on the touch panel
display. Set a 4-digit password. If the [Display the password on-screen] check box is selected, specified
passwords appear in computer windows.
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Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Machines
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a
After applying settings to the first machine, disconnect the machine from the computer, and then connect
the second machine to the computer.
b
c
Select the newly connected machine from the [Printer] drop-down list.
d
Repeat steps a – c for all machines whose settings you want to change.
Click [Apply].
The same settings that were applied to the first machine are applied to the second machine.
Note
To save the current settings in a file, click [File] - [Export].
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The same settings can be applied to another machine by clicking [File] - [Import], and then selecting the
exported settings file. (See Device Settings for Windows® on page 44.)
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P-touch Template Settings for Windows®
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P-touch template mode provides operations for inserting data into text and barcode objects in a downloaded
template from a barcode scanner (optional: PA-BR-001) or other device connected to the machine.
With [P-touch Template Settings] in the Printer Setting Tool, settings for using the P-touch Template
functions can be specified or changed.
Note
• P-touch template mode is also compatible with other input devices like a scale, testing machine, controller
or a programmable logic device.
• For more information on P-touch Template, download the P-touch Template Manual/Command Reference
(English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
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P-touch Template Settings Dialog Box
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1 Default Command Mode
Specifies the P-touch Template mode as the default mode.
To change the mode, use the Device Settings.
2 Default Template Number
Specifies a template number to select as default when the machine is turned on.
However, if a template is not to be transferred to the machine, do not specify a template number.
3 Data Delimiter for P-touch Template
A symbol used to indicate the boundaries between groups of data in a file. Between 1 and 20 characters
can be specified.
4 Trigger for P-touch Template Printing
You can specify a trigger to begin printing from a number of options.
[Command Character]: Printing starts when the command character specified here is received.
[Data Insertion into All the Objects]: Printing starts when the delimiter for the last object is received.
[Received Data Size]: Printing starts when the number of characters specified here is received. However,
delimiters are not counted in the number of characters.
5 Character Code Table
Select one of the following character code sets:
Available settings: [Windows 1252], [Windows 1250 Eastern Europe], [Brother standard]
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6 International Character Set
Lists character sets for specific countries.
Available settings: [United States], [France], [Germany], [Britain], [Denmark], [Sweden], [Italy],
[Spain], [Japan], [Norway], [Denmark II], [Spain II], [Latin America], [Korea], [Legal]
The following 12 codes are switched depending on the country selected from the list above:
23h 24h 40h 5Bh 5Ch 5Dh 5Eh 60h 7Bh 7Ch 7Dh 7Eh
For switched characters, see the P-touch Template Manual/Command Reference (which can be
downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center website).
7 Command Prefix Character
Specifies the prefix character code, which identifies commands used in P-touch Template mode.
8 Non-Printed Character
Characters specified here are not printed when data is received. Specify 1 to 20 characters.
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9 Available Return Code
The line feed code is used when feeding data to indicate that the following data should be moved to the
next line in a text object. One of the following four line feed codes can be selected, or 1 to 20 characters
can be specified as the line feed code.
Available settings: [^CR], [\0D\0A], [\0A], [\0D]
10 Number of Copies
Sets the number of copies. A number between 1 and 99 can be specified.
11 Cut option
Specifies whether to cut the labels automatically and how many labels to print before cutting them. A
number between 1 and 99 can be specified.
You can also select other cutting options.
12 Communication Settings
Specifies the communication settings.
13 Set
Applies the settings to the machine.
To save the specified settings in a command file, select [Save in Command File] from the drop-down list.
The saved command file can be used with the mass storage mode to apply the settings to a machine. (See
Mass Storage Mode on page 82.)
14 Cancel
Cancels the settings and closes the dialog box. The settings will remain unchanged.
15 Default
Returns to factory settings.
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Printer Setting Tool for Mac
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Using the Printer Setting Tool, you can specify the machine’s communication settings and device settings
from a Mac. Not only can you change the device settings for one machine, but you can also apply the same
settings to multiple machines.
Note
The Printer Setting Tool is installed automatically when you use the initial installer to install the printer
driver. For more information, see Installing the Printer Driver and Software on page 8.
Important
The Printer Setting Tool is available only with compatible Brother machines.
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Before Using the Printer Setting Tool
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 Make sure the AC adapter is connected to the machine and to an electrical socket, or a fully-charged
battery is installed.
 Make sure the printer driver has been installed correctly and you can print.
 Connect this machine to a computer with a USB cable. Settings cannot be specified using Wi-Fi using this
tool.
Using the Printer Setting Tool for Mac
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a
b
Connect the machine you want to configure to the computer.
c
Check that the machine you want to configure appears next to [Printer]. If a different machine appears,
select the machine you want from the drop-down list.
Click [Macintosh HD] - [Applications] - [Brother] - [Printer Setting Tool] - [Printer Setting Tool.app].
The [Printer Setting Tool] window appears.
Note
If only one machine is connected, it is unnecessary to make a selection because only that machine will
appear.
d
e
f
Select a setting tab, and then specify or change the settings.
Click [Apply Settings to the Printer] in the setting tab to apply the settings to the machine.
Click [Exit] to finish specifying settings.
Important
Use the Printer Setting Tool to configure the machine only when the machine is in standby. The machine
may malfunction if you try to configure it while it is handling a job.
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Settings Dialog Box
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1 Printer
Lists the connected machines.
2 Import
Imports settings from a file.
3 Export
Saves the current settings in a file.
4 Setting Tabs
Contain settings that may be specified or changed.
5 Apply Settings to the Printer
Applies the settings to the machine.
6 Print Unit Settings
Prints a report containing firmware version and device setting information.
You can also print this report using the
(Feed&Cut) button (see Confirming the P-touch Labelling
Machine Settings on page 82).
Note
When you print this report, use 24 mm or 36 mm tape.
7 Factory Reset
Resets machine settings to factory settings.
8 Current Settings
Retrieves the settings from the currently connected machine and displays them in the dialog box.
9 Exit
Exits the Printer Setting Tool.
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Basic Tab
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3
4
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1 Auto Power On
Specifies whether the machine turns on automatically when the power supply cord is plugged into an
electrical socket.
Available settings: [Disable], [Enable]
2 Auto Power Off (AC/DC)
Specifies the period of time that passes before the machine turns off automatically when connected to an
electrical socket.
Available settings: [None], 10/20/30/40/50 Minutes, 1/2/4/8/12 hours
3 Auto Power Off (Li-ion)
Specifies the period of time that passes before the machine turns off automatically when powered by the
rechargeable Li-ion battery.
Available settings: [None], 10/20/30/40/50 Minutes, 1 hour
4 Print Information Report
Specifies the machine information that will be printed.
Available settings: [All], [Usage Log], [Printer Settings], [Printer Transfer Data]
5 Save Printer Print Log
Select whether or not to save the machine’s print log.
Available settings: [Enable], [Disable]
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Label Settings Tab
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1 Length Adjustment
Adjusts the length of the printed label to correspond to the length of the label displayed on the computer.
Available settings: -4 to +4 (1 increments)
2 Full Cut Margin Adjustment
Adjusts the margin length when fully cutting labels.
Available settings: -2 to +2 (1 increments)
3 Half Cut Margin Adjustment
Adjusts the margin length when half-cutting labels.
Available settings: -2 to +2 (1 increments)
4 Test Print
Prints a test label to check the results of the settings.
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Bluetooth Settings Tab (P950NW Only)
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1 Bluetooth usage
Select [Enable] or [Disable(serial port)].
2 Bluetooth Device Name
Allows to type the Bluetooth device name.
3 Bluetooth Address
Displays the acquired Bluetooth address.
4 Visible to Other Devices
Allows the machine to be "discovered" by other Bluetooth devices.
Available settings: [Discoverable], [Not Discoverable]
5 PIN code
Enables or disables the PIN used when pairing with devices.
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Wireless LAN Tab
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1 WirelessDirect
Turns the Wireless Direct function on or off.
2 SSID/Network Key Generation
Select [AUTO] or [STATIC].
3 SSID (Network Name)/Network Key
Specifies the SSID (3 to 25 ASCII characters) and the network key you want to use in the Wireless Direct
mode.
You can specify a setting only when [STATIC] is selected as [SSID/Network Key Generation].
4 Display current settings
Displays the current settings for Wireless Direct. Click [Current Settings] to update the displayed settings
with the most recent information.
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Applying Setting Changes to Multiple Machines
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a
After applying settings to the first machine, disconnect the machine from the computer, and then connect
the second machine to the computer.
b
c
Select the newly connected machine from the [Printer] drop-down list.
d
Click [Apply Settings to the Printer].
The same settings that were applied to the first machine are applied to the second machine.
Repeat steps a – c for all machines whose settings you want to change.
Note
To save the current settings in a file, click [Export].
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The same settings can be applied to another machine by clicking [Import], then selecting the exported
settings file. (See Settings Dialog Box on page 59.)
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Changing Settings When Printing from a Mobile Device
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If using a mobile device, change the settings as necessary using the application before printing. The settings
that can be changed vary according to the application.
Note
Before connecting a mobile device, you can specify detailed settings by connecting the machine to a
computer and using the Printer Setting Tool (see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings
on page 26).
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P-touch Template Operations
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P-touch template mode provides operations for inserting data into text and barcode objects in a downloaded
template from a barcode scanner (optional: PA-BR-001) or other device connected to the P-touch labelling
machine.
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Basic operations
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 Standard Template Printing (See page 71)
Download frequently used templates or images and simply scan a barcode to select which one to print.
 Advanced Template Printing (See page 73)
Download a template and scan a barcode to print a copy or insert the scanned data into a different looking
label.
 Database Lookup Printing (See page 76)
Download a database linked to a template and scan a barcode to find a record to insert into the template
and print it out.
Advanced Features
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 Numbering (Serialised Number) Printing (See page 79)
Automatically increment a text or barcode in any downloaded template while printing.
Note
• P-touch template mode is also compatible with other input devices like a scale, testing machine, controller
or a programmable logic device.
• See the P-touch Template Manual/Command Reference for more information. You can download the
latest versions from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
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Preparation
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Before connecting the barcode scanner to the machine, specify the barcode scanner settings using the Ptouch Template setting tool (inside Printer Setting Tool).
Specifying Settings in the P-touch Template Settings Tool
a
b
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Connect the machine and the computer with a USB cable, and then turn the machine on.
Start the Printer Setting Tool.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server ® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs] - [Brother] - [Label & Mobile Printer] - [Printer Setting
Tool].
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server ® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click the [Printer Setting Tool] icon on the [Apps] screen.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [Brother] - [Label & Mobile Printer] - [Printer
Setting Tool].
c
d
Click [P-touch Template Settings].
Select the appropriate settings, and then click [Set].
A
B
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Note
• By default, printing begins with the code "^FF" is scanned from a barcode using a barcode scanner. (This
can be changed with the settings in A.)
If [Received Data Size] is selected with the number of bytes setting, the template will automatically print
out after the specified number of bytes have been scanned in.
• Because the print mode setting will return to raster mode each time you print from the computer, you must
change the setting to template mode again.
• If you turn the machine off and then turn it on again, the machine starts up in template mode.
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Specifying the RS232C Serial Port Settings
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If you are using a barcode scanner or other device with an RS-232C serial interface, you will need to set the
serial communications in the barcode scanner and the machine to be the same in order to operate reliably.
You will also need the serial adapter (optional: PA-SCA-001).
Note
Refer to the barcode scanner programming reference manual before making these settings. We
recommend starting with the barcode scanner factory settings and change the communication settings in
the machine because many barcode scanners are more difficult to program. The factory communication
settings for the machine are shown below.
Baud rate
[9600] bps
Bit Length
[8] bits
Parity
[None]
Busy Control
[DTR]
a
Click Communication Settings (B) shown in the previous step d "Specifying settings in the P-touch
Template Settings tool".
b
Change the settings as necessary, and then click [Set].
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Note
Making the proper communication settings may require trying a few different settings so the
Communication Settings box does not close after clicking the [Set] button. After the proper settings have
been made, click [Cancel] or the red [x] in the upper right corner to close the Communication Settings box.
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Connecting a Barcode Scanner
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We recommend you use a high quality reliable barcode scanner and you check the barcode scanner
specifications before selecting a model.
 Barcode scanner connection methods
For P900W, use the RS232C serial interface.
For P950NW, use the USB host interface, the RS232C serial interface, or the Bluetooth interface.
Note
• When using the RS232C serial interface, you may also need the RJ25 to DB9M serial adapter (optional:
PA-SCA-001).
• When using the Bluetooth interface with the P950NW, you also need the Bluetooth interface (optional: PABI-002).
 Recommended barcode scanner selection criteria
• When using the USB host interface: HID-class models that can be identified as a keyboard (ex.
optional: PA-BR-001)
• When using the RS232C serial interface: Programmable models with battery or external AC adapter
The communication settings for the machine are listed below:
Baud rate
From [300] bps to [115200] bps
Bit Length
[7] bits, [8] bits
Parity
[None], [Odd], [Even]
Busy Control
[DTR], [XON/XOFF]
• When using the Bluetooth interface: Bluetooth Ver.2.1+EDR (Class 1) models that support SPP or OPP
profiles
Note
• For P-touch Template mode, templates must first be downloaded from a computer to the machine using
P-touch Transfer Manager. See How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library (Windows®
Only) on page 109 for more information.
• The barcode scanner should be programmed to use the English keyboard. For beginners, the barcode
scanner should be programmed to scan data with no prefix or suffix characters. For advanced users, the
prefix and/or suffix characters can be used as commands to the machine to make a P-touch Template
mode solution easier to use.
• When scanning barcodes with encoded characters, we recommend using a RS232C serial interface
barcode scanner model.
• Contact the manufacturer for more information on how to use and program that barcode scanner model.
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Standard Template Printing
Download frequently used templates or images and
simply scan a barcode to select which one to print.
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<Sign>
<Electrical label>
Note
• For more information on the barcodes that can be scanned using various settings, see List of Barcodes
for the P-touch Template Function on page 183.
• Grouped objects will be converted and sent as an image.
a
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Using P-touch Transfer Manager, transfer (from P-touch Editor) a template (label layout) to the machine.
(See How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library (Windows® Only) on page 109.)
Note
A text object in the label layout can be converted to an image. After being converted to an image, the text
cannot be changed. This is useful for protecting frequently used templates from being accidentally edited.
In the P-touch Editor layout window, right-click the text object, and then click [Properties]. Click the
[Expanded] tab, and then select the [Text Cannot Be Edited] check box.
Otherwise, click [Options] in the [Tools] menu, click the [General] tab, and then select the
[Display Expanded Tabs of Object Properties] check box under [Others].
When the check box is cleared, the object is converted back to text that can be edited.
b
When you transfer data to [Configurations] in P-touch Transfer Manager, select the folder containing
the data you want to transfer.
Note
• When a template is transferred to [Configurations] in P-touch Transfer Manager, the [Key Assign]
number is automatically assigned.
• You can specify a [Key Assign] number between 1 and 10 for any downloaded templates into the
machine.
• For advanced operation, you can specify a [Key Assign] number between 1 and 99 for any downloaded
templates into the machine but you will need to scan different barcodes in step f to select and print it. For
more information, download P-touch Template Manual/Command Reference (English only) from the
Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
• You can add custom folders under [Configurations], and drag-and-drop a transferred template into that
custom folder to manage different sets of templates.
c
Select the transferred template and then click [Transfer] to download the template to the [Key Assign]
number in the machine.
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d
Scan the “P-touch template command (Initialise + begin specifying settings)” barcode.
See List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function on page 183.
e
From the list of barcodes under "Basic settings", scan each barcode to send a command or setting to the
machine.
Note
• Settings can be made with multiple commands.
• If no settings have been made by scanning the barcode commands, a template will be printed using the
P-touch Template settings. The default P-touch Template settings are to print a single copy with "Auto cut"
turned "On".
For more information on P-touch Template Settings, download P-touch Template Manual/Command
Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
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• To specify the number of copies you want, scan the “Number of copies” barcode, and then scan the
barcodes under “For entering numbers” to specify a three-digit number.
Example:
Specify numbers by scanning the following barcodes: 7i[0][0][7], 15i[0][1][5]
• To change the setting for the number of copies, scan the “Number of copies” barcode again, and then scan
the barcodes for the new three-digit number.
f
Scan the barcode under “Preset template number” with the same number as the [Key Assign] number
for the label layout you want.
g
The specified label is printed.
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Advanced Template Printing
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Download a template and scan a barcode to print a copy or insert the scanned data into a different looking
label.
Note
• For more information on the barcodes that can be scanned using various settings, see List of Barcodes
for the P-touch Template Function on page 183.
• If the barcode to be scanned with the barcode scanner has a different protocol than the barcode template
already registered with the machine, it may not be possible for the barcode to be created and printed.
• Depending on the manufacturer barcode scanner model, some barcode symbologies or protocols that can
be scanned may not be printable because they are not supported in the machine.
a
Using P-touch Transfer Manager, transfer (from P-touch Editor) a template (label layout) to the machine.
(See How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library (Windows® Only) on page 109)
CODE128/9-digit/69 mm17 mm
Important
It is important to design a template to meet the barcode symbology or protocol requirements, especially
for the label size and barcode position in the label to fit the maximum number and type of characters being
inserted from the barcode scanner. A barcode in the template cannot be created or be scannable if the
barcode with the inserted data does not fit entirely within the label printable image area.
b
When you transfer data to [Configurations] in P-touch Transfer Manager, select the folder containing
the data you want to transfer.
Note
• When a template is transferred to [Configurations] in P-touch Transfer Manager, the [Key Assign]
number is automatically assigned.
• You can specify a [Key Assign] number between 1 and 10 for any downloaded templates into the
machine.
• You can add custom folders under [Configurations], and drag-and-drop a transferred template into that
custom folder to manage different sets of templates.
c
Select the transferred template and then click [Transfer] to download the template to the [Key Assign]
number in the machine.
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d
Scan the “P-touch template command (Initialise + begin specifying settings)” barcode.
See List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function on page 183.
e
From the list of barcodes under "Basic settings", scan each barcode to send a command or setting to the
machine.
Note
• Settings can be made with multiple commands.
• If no settings have been made by scanning the barcode commands, a template will be printed using the
P-touch Template settings. The default P-touch Template settings are to print a single copy with "Auto cut"
turned "On".
For more information on P-touch Template Setting Tool, download P-touch Template Manual/Command
Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
• To specify the number of copies you want, scan the “Number of copies” barcode, and then scan the
barcodes under “For entering numbers” to specify a three-digit number. The setting is automatically
applied when three digits have been specified.
Example:
Specify numbers by scanning the following barcodes: 7i[0][0][7], 15i[0][1][5]
• To change the setting for the number of copies, scan the “Number of copies” barcode again, and then scan
the barcodes for the new three-digit number.
f
Scan the "Select template" barcode and then scan the barcodes under "For entering numbers" with the
same number (three digits) as the [Key Assign] number used for the downloaded template to be printed.
The desired downloaded template will be automatically selected after the three digit numbers have been
scanned.
Example:
Specify the three digit numbers by scanning the following barcodes: 7i[0][0][7], 15i[0][1][5]
Note
You can use P-touch Editor to create and print a label with a single barcode for step f.
Example:
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g
Scan a barcode that contains the data you want inserted into the barcode object in the selected
downloaded template from step f.
Example:
(CODE128/9-digit)
h
i
Scan the "Begin printing" barcode to send the command to start printing.
The barcode in the printed template will contain the data from the barcode scanned in step g.
Example:
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Database Lookup Printing
6
Download a database linked to a template and scan a barcode as a key word to find a record containing that
key word, and then insert that record into the template and print it out.
Note
• The machine has reserved the leftmost column (field "A") of a downloaded linked database for this
operation, therefore the key word scanned from a barcode must be in this column of the database.
• The data in the leftmost column (field "A") of a downloaded linked database must match exactly to the key
word scanned from a barcode, otherwise the key word search will not be successful.
• P-touch Editor and the machine can only read one line of data in each field of a linked database so we do
not recommend using databases with two or more lines of data in the leftmost column (field "A").
• For more information on the barcodes that can be scanned using various settings, see List of Barcodes
for the P-touch Template Function on page 183.
a
Use P-touch Editor to create a template and connect to a database file. You can link as many columns
to a text and barcode object in the template as needed.
Note
It is not necessary to link the leftmost column (field "A") in the database file to any text or barcode object
in the template if this data is not needed in the printed label, however the key words must be included in
the leftmost column (field "A") of the database file regardless if this data is printed or not.
For more information on specifying the settings, refer to the [P-touch Editor Help].
b
Using P-touch Transfer Manager, transfer (from P-touch Editor) a template (label layout) to the machine.
(See How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library (Windows® Only) on page 109.)
The linked database file will also be transferred.
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c
When a template is transferred to [Configurations] in P-touch Transfer Manager, the [Key Assign]
number is automatically assigned.
Note
You can add custom folders under [Configurations], and drag-and-drop a transferred template into that
custom folder to manage different sets of templates.
d
Select the transferred template and then click [Transfer] to download the template to the [Key Assign]
number in the machine.
e
Scan the “P-touch template command” barcode.
See List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function on page 183.
f
From the list of barcodes under "Basic settings", scan each barcode to send a command or setting to the
machine.
Note
• Settings can be made with multiple commands.
• If no settings have been made by scanning the barcode commands, a template will be printed using the
P-touch Template settings. The default P-touch Template settings are to print a single copy with "Auto cut"
turned "On".
For more information on P-touch Template Setting Tool, download P-touch Template Manual/Command
Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
• To specify the number of copies to be printed, scan the “Number of copies” barcode, and then scan the
barcodes under “For entering numbers” to specify a three-digit number. The setting is automatically
applied when three digits have been specified.
Example:
Specify numbers by scanning the following barcodes: 7i[0][0][7], 15i[0][1][5]
• To change the setting for the number of copies, scan the “Number of copies” barcode again, and then scan
the barcodes for the new three-digit number.
g
Scan the "Select template" barcode and then scan the barcodes under "For entering numbers" with the
same number (three digits) as the [Key Assign] number used for the downloaded template to be printed.
The desired downloaded template will be automatically selected after the three digit numbers have been
scanned.
Example:
Specify the three digit numbers by scanning the following barcodes: 7i[0][0][7], 15i[0][1][5]
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Note
You can use P-touch Editor to create and print a label with a single barcode for step f.
Example:
h
Scan a barcode that contains the key word to lookup in downloaded database from step d.
Example:
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i
Scan the "Delimiter" barcode to send the command to start searching the downloaded database for the
key word that was scanned in.
j
Scan the "Begin printing" barcode to send the command to start printing.
Note
You can use P-touch Editor to create and print a label with a single barcode for steps i and j.
Example:
k
The machine will print the template with the data inserted from the database record found with the key
word that was scanned in.
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Numbering (Serialised Number) Printing
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Automatically increment text or barcode in any downloaded template while printing.
Note
• This advanced operation can be applied to any of the P-touch Template mode basic operations.
• You can automatically increment up to 999 printed copies.
• You can select up to nine text and barcode objects within each downloaded template that will
simultaneously be incremented while printing.
• Text and barcode objects linked to a database file can not be incremented.
Text Numbering (Serialising)
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 Procedure
a
Use P-touch Editor to create or open a template and select a text object that you want to automatically
increment while printing.
Example:
b
Highlight or drag the cursor over a group of numbers and letters within the text object that you want
to increment (Numbering field).
Note
A maximum of 15 numbers and letters can be selected in each Numbering field.
c
With the cursor over the highlighted Numbering field, right-click and select [Numbering].
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Barcode Numbering (Serialising)
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 Procedure
a
Use P-touch Editor to create or open a template and select a barcode object that you want to
automatically increment while printing.
b
With the cursor over a selected barcode object, right-click and select [Properties].
Example:
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c
Click on the Input tab and highlight or drag the cursor over a group of numbers and letters within the
barcode object that you want to increment (Numbering field).
Example:
Note
The [Numbering] button will become un-grayed after a group of numbers and letters are highlighted.
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d
Click [Numbering], and then click [OK].
Note
A maximum of 15 numbers and letters can be selected in each Numbering field.
Printing with Numbering (Serialising) Advanced Operation
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a
Using P-touch Transfer Manager, transfer (from P-touch Editor) a template (label layout) to the machine.
(See How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library (Windows® Only) on page 109.). A
linked database file will also be transferred.
b
Numbering (Serialising) advanced operation setting the machine. See List of Barcodes for the P-touch
Template Function on page 183.
 Scan the "Number of serialised copies" barcode and then scan the barcodes under "For entering numbers"
with the number of copies to be printed (three digits).
Example:
For five copies, specify the three digit numbers by scanning barcodes for [0][0][5]
Note
• Follow P-touch Template mode basic operation procedures from Standard Template Printing on page 71
to Database Lookup Printing on page 76 to start printing.
• The Numbering field will increment by one number or letter with each label that is printed and the count is
permanently saved in the machine.
• To reset a text or barcode object back to the original value, scan the "Initialise template data" barcode.
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Other Functions
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Confirming the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings
7
You can print the settings report without connecting the machine to a computer or mobile device.
Note
The machine report contains the following information: The firmware version, device setting information,
serial number, network setting information, and Bluetooth setting information (P950NW only).
a
b
Turn the machine on.
Press and hold the
(Feed&Cut) button for more than ten seconds to print the report.
Note
• When you print this report, use 24 mm or 36 mm tape.
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• This operation can also be performed using the Printer Setting Tool (see Changing the P-touch Labelling
Machine Settings on page 26).
Mass Storage Mode
7
Description
7
The mass storage mode feature allows you to communicate with the machine with just a file via the USB
interface without loading a printer driver.
This feature is useful for:
 Applying printer settings saved in a command file (.bin file format) or adding templates (.blf file format) into
the machine distributed by the administrator without using any software tools.
 Executing commands without installing the printer driver
 Using a device with an OS (including non-Windows® operating systems) that has a USB host feature to
print and transmit data
Using the Mass Storage Mode
a
b
c
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Confirm that the machine is turned off.
Press and hold the (Wi-Fi) button and the
(Power) button at the same time.
The machine starts up in mass storage mode, the
(Power) indicator lights in green and the
indicator lights in orange.
(Status)
Connect the computer or device to the machine via USB.
The machine’s mass storage area appears as a folder on the computer or device's screen.
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Note
If the mass storage area does not appear automatically, refer to the operating instructions for the computer
or device’s operating system for information about displaying the mass storage area.
d
e
f
Drag and drop the file you want to copy to the mass storage area.
Press the (Wi-Fi) button.
The commands in the command file are executed, and the
When finished, the (Status) indicator lights in orange.
(Status) indicator flashes once in green.
To turn mass storage mode off, turn the machine off.
Important
• When the machine is turned off, mass storage mode is deactivated and any files in the mass storage area
are deleted.
• This feature supports .bin, and .blf files. Other file formats are not supported.
• Do not create folders in the mass storage area. If a folder is created, files in the folder cannot be accessed.
• The capacity of the mass storage area is 2.5 MB. Files larger than 2 MB may not work correctly.
• If multiple files are copied, the order that the commands will be executed in cannot be guaranteed.
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features are not available while the machine is running in mass storage mode.
• Do not access other files in the mass storage area when executing a copied file.
Note
For more information on how to create a .blf file, see Creating a BLF File or a PDZ File on page 119.
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Distributed Printing (Windows® Only)
7
When printing a large number of labels, printing can be distributed among multiple machines.
Because printing is performed at the same time, the total printing time can be reduced.
Note
• Printing can be distributed to machines connected via a USB or network connection.
• The number of pages is automatically divided among the selected machines. If the specified number of
pages cannot be evenly divided among the machines, it will be divided in the order of the machines listed
in the [Distributed Printing Settings] dialog box when the print settings are specified in step d.
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a
b
67
66
From the [File] menu in P-touch Editor, click [Print].
Click [Properties…].
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Other Functions
c
Click the [Advanced] tab, select the [Distributed Printing] check box, and then click [Settings].
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d
In the [Distributed Printing Settings] dialog box, select the machines you want to use for distributed
printing.
1
3
2
1 Click [Detect Current Paper Information…].
2 The current printer information that was detected appears below [Current Width] and [Paper Type].
3 Select the check box next to the [Printer Name] you want.
Note
If the selected tape width is different from that displayed beside [Current Width],
appears beside the
setting below [Current Width]. Load the printer with tape of the width specified [Set Width].
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Other Functions
e
Specify the tape width.
A. If only one machine has been selected.
In the [Distributed Printing Settings] dialog box from step d, select the machine whose setting you
want to specify, and then either double-click it, or right-click it and then click [Settings]. From the [Set
Width] drop-down list, select the tape width.
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Note
Information displayed in the [Distributed Printing Settings] dialog box from step d can be entered in the
[Notes] text box.
B. If multiple machines have been selected.
In the [Distributed Printing Settings] dialog box from step d, select the machines whose settings you
want to specify, right-click them, and then click [Settings]. From the [Set Width] drop-down list, select
the tape width. The same tape width setting is applied to all selected machines.
Note
The settings below [Printer Settings] and [Notes] are not available.
f
Click [OK] to close the tape width setting window.
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Other Functions
g
Click [OK] to close the [Distributed Printing Settings] window.
Setup is completed.
h
Click [OK] to start distributed printing.
Note
• It may not be possible for information to be detected for a printer connected using a USB hub or print
server. Before printing, enter the settings manually, and check if the machine can be used for printing.
• Depending on whether a router is used and the security features in use, such as a firewall, it may not be
possible to use this function.
• We recommend performing a connection test for your operating environment. Contact your information
technology manager or administrator for assistance.
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Other Functions
Printing Labels in High Resolution Mode
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High resolution printing can be used if the AC adapter is connected, and TZe laminated tape with black ink is
installed. Use the printer driver to select the high resolution mode when printing the labels. You cannot use
this function for TZe-FX**1 tape.
a
b
c
From the [File] menu in P-touch Editor, click [Print].
Click [Properties…].
On the [Basic] tab, select [High resolution] from the [Quality] drop-down list.
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d
Click [OK].
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Other Functions
Printing Labels in High Speed Mode
7
High speed printing can be used if the AC adapter is connected, and TZe laminated tape with black ink is
installed. Use the printer driver to select the high speed mode when printing the labels. You cannot use this
function for TZe-FX**1 tape.
a
b
c
From the [File] menu in P-touch Editor, click [Print].
Click [Properties…].
On the [Basic] tab, select [High Speed] from the [Quality] drop-down list.
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d
Click [OK].
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Section II
Application
How to Use Cable Label Tool (Windows® Only)
II
91
101
How to Use P-touch Editor
How to Use P-touch Transfer Manager and P-touch Library
(Windows® Only)
109
Transferring Templates with P-touch Transfer Express
(Windows® Only)
126
How to Update P-touch Software
134
8
How to Use Cable Label Tool (Windows®
Only)
Starting Cable Label Tool
a
8
8
Start the Cable Label Tool.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server ® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs] - [Brother P-touch] - [Cable Label Tool 1.0], or
double-click [Cable Label Tool 1.0] shortcut icon on the desktop.
8
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server ® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [Cable Label Tool 1.0] on the [Apps] screen or double-click [Cable Label Tool 1.0] on the
desktop.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps] and click [Cable Label Tool 1.0] under [Brother P-touch],
or double-click [Cable Label Tool 1.0] on the desktop.
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b
Click the button for the cable label type you want.
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Creating a Cable Label
Faceplate
8
8
Labels of this type can be used to identify various faceplates.
Blocks of text are evenly spaced on each label.
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How to Use Cable Label Tool (Windows® Only)
Cable Wrap
8
Labels of this type can be wrapped around a cable or wire.
The text is rotated 90° counterclockwise and printed.
8
Note
When using Flexible ID Tape:
• We recommend using Flexible ID Tape for the "Cable Wrap" labels.
• Labels made with Flexible ID Tape are not designed for use as electrical insulation.
• When wrapping labels around cylindrical objects, the diameter (1) of the object should be at least 3 mm.
• The overlapping (2) ends of the label should be at least 5 mm.
2
1
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Cable Flag
8
Labels of this type can be wrapped around a cable or wire, and both ends of the label stick together to form
a flag.
The text on flag labels is printed on both ends of the label, leaving a blank space in the middle that wraps
around the cable.
8
Note
• The flag length (1) should be at least 5 mm.
1
• Orientation
Horizontal
1
2
Vertical
1
1
2
1
1 Flag length
2 Cable circumference
• We recommend using Flexible ID Tape for the "Cable Flag" labels.
• Labels made with Flexible ID Tape are not designed for use as electrical insulation.
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Patch Panel
8
Labels of this type can be used to identify various types of panels.
8
Punch-Down Block
8
Labels of this type can be used to identify a type of electrical connection, often used in telecommunications.
You can enter up to eight lines for each block on a single label.
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Die-cut Flag
8
Labels of this type can be printed on special die-cut flag labels to create flag labels for cables and wires.
Use FLe tape cassettes for this type of application.
8
Heat Shrink Tube
8
Tubes of this type can be heated to shrink them to fit cables. Use HSe tube cassettes for this type of
application.
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Linking a Database
8
You can link databases to templates.
a
b
c
Click [Database].
Select a database.
The database linked to the template appears.
Specify the data to print and the number of copies.
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Numbering Function (Serialised Number) Printing
8
You can create numerically serialised labels.
a
Highlight the text you want to serialise.
b
Click [Serialize].
8
c
Specify the settings using the screen image as an example.
Printing with Cable Label Tool
8
You can print by selecting [Print] from the [File] menu or by clicking the [Print] button. (Configure the printing
settings in the [Print] screen before printing.)
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Transferring Templates from Cable Label Tool to the P-touch
Labelling Machine
8
Using the transfer function, you can transfer a template or a template with a database to the machine without
using P-touch Transfer Manager.
a
b
Display the template to transfer in the layout window.
c
Select the assignment key.
Click [Transfer].
The [Transfer Template] dialog box appears.
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Note
If the template or other data transferred to the machine has the same key number as another template
already saved in the machine, the new template will overwrite the old one.
d
e
To transfer a template with a connected database, select the [Transfer with Database] check box.
Click [Transfer].
The template or template with database is transferred to the machine.
Note
• [Serialize] settings will not be transferred.
• When transferring a template with a database, if the connected database has multiple sheets, only the
sheet currently displayed in the database dialog box is transferred.
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How to Use P-touch Editor
9
To use your P-touch labelling machine with your computer, install P-touch Editor and the printer driver.
To download the latest driver and software, visit the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Downloads] - [Choose your product]
For Windows®
9
Starting P-touch Editor
a
9
Start the P-touch Editor.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server ® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs]-[Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Editor 5.1], or double-click
[P-touch Editor 5.1] shortcut icon on the desktop.
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 For Windows® 8/ Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Editor 5.1] on the [Apps] screen or double-click [P-touch Editor 5.1] on the desktop.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps] and click [P-touch Editor 5.1] under [Brother P-touch], or
double-click [P-touch Editor 5.1] on the desktop.
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b
When P-touch Editor starts, select whether you want to create a new layout or open an existing layout.
Note
To change how P-touch Editor functions when it starts, click [Tools]-[Options] in the P-touch Editor menu
bar to display the [Options] dialog box. On the left side, select the [General] heading, and then the setting
you want in the [Operations] list box under [Startup Settings]. The factory setting is [Display New View].
c
Select one of the displayed options:
3
4
1
5
2
9
1 To create a new layout, double-click [New Layout], or click [New Layout] and then click [→] .
2 To create a new layout using a preset layout, double-click a category button, or select a category
button and then click [→].
3 To connect a preset layout to a database, select the check box next to [Connect Database].
4 To open an existing layout, click [Open].
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5 To open the application for creating labels for electrical equipment management, double-click [Cable
Labelling Wizard], or click [Cable Labelling Wizard] and then click [→] .
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Printing with P-touch Editor
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 Express mode
This mode allows you to quickly create layouts that include text and images.
You can print by selecting [Print] from [File] in the menu bar or by clicking the [Print] icon. (Configure the
printing settings in the [Print] screen before printing.)
 Professional mode
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This mode allows you to create layouts using a wide-range of advanced tools and options.
B
A
You can print by selecting [Print] from [File] in the menu bar or by clicking the Print Setting icon (A).
Configure the printing settings in the [Print] screen before printing.
In addition, you can click the [Print] icon “B” to start printing without changing the printing settings.
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 Snap mode
This mode allows you to capture all or a portion of your computer screen display, print it as an image, and
save it for future use.
a
Click the [Snap] mode selection button.
The [Description of Snap mode] dialog box appears.
b
Click [OK].
The [Snap] mode palette appears.
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Transferring Data to the Machine
9
To transfer data to the machine, you must use P-touch Transfer Manager. For more information, see P-touch
Transfer Manager on page 109.
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For Mac
9
Starting P-touch Editor
a
9
Double-click [P-touch Editor] icon on the desktop.
Note
• The following method can also be used to start the P-touch Editor:
Double-click [Macintosh HD] - [Applications] - [P-touch Editor 5.1], and then double-click the [P-touch
Editor] application icon.
• When using a Mac computer, you cannot transfer label data created using P-touch Editor to the machine.
P-touch Editor starts.
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Operation modes
9
 Standard Mode
This mode allows you to create labels with text and images.
The layout window consists of the following sections:
1
2
4
3
9
5
1 Command bar
2 Draw/Edit toolbar
3 Inspector
4 Layout window
5 Database window
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 Snap mode
With this mode, you can capture the screen, print it as an image, and save it for future use.
To start the Snap mode, follow steps below.
a
Click the [Snap] mode selection button.
The [Description of Snap mode] dialog box appears.
b
Click [OK].
The [Snap] mode palette appears.
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Transferring Data to the Machine
9
To transfer data to the machine, you must use a Windows® computer. For more information, see P-touch
Transfer Manager on page 109.
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and P-touch Library (Windows® Only)
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P-touch Transfer Manager
10
This program allows you to transfer templates and other data to the P-touch labelling machine and save
backups of your data on the computer.
First P-touch Transfer Manager transfers data to the machine, and then P-touch Template sends text data
that will be inserted into the template and printed. For more information on P-touch Template, download the
P-touch Template Manual/Command Reference (English only) from the Brother Solutions Center at
support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Manuals] - [Choose your product]
The transfer function is needed to use P-touch Template.
The template can also be transferred via the network.
Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager
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To use P-touch Transfer Manager, you must first transfer templates created in P-touch Editor to P-touch
Transfer Manager.
a
Create the layout you want to use as a template with P-touch Editor, and then select [File] - [Save As]
menu to save it as a template file (*.lbx).
b
Click [File] - [Transfer Template] - [Transfer].
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When P-touch Transfer Manager starts, the main window appears.
Note
The following method can also be used to start the P-touch Transfer Manager:
• For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs]-[Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Tools]-[P-touch Transfer
Manager 2.2].
• For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] on the [Apps] screen.
• For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] under [Brother
P-touch].
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Main window
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1
2
3
5
4
6
1 Menu bar
Provides access to various commands, which are grouped under each menu title ([File], [Edit], [View],
[Tool], and [Help]) according to their functions.
2 Toolbar
Provides access to frequently used commands.
3 Printer selector
Allows you to select which machine the data will be transferred to. When you select a machine, only the
data that can be sent to the selected machine appears in the data list.
4 Folder view
Displays a list of folders and machines. When you select a folder, the templates in the selected folder
appear in the template list.
If you select a machine, the current templates and other data stored in the machine appear.
5 Template list
Displays a list of templates in the selected folder.
6 Preview
Displays a preview of the templates in the templates list.
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Explanations of the Toolbar Icons
Icon
Button name
Transfer
(Only for P-touch Transfer
Manager)
Save Transfer File
(When not connected to a
machine)
Function
Transfers templates and other data from the computer to the
machine.
Changes the file type of the data to be transferred to other
applications.
Select "BLF" for the filename extension when printing the label
using Mass Storage Mode (USB), or when transferring the data
using BRAdmin Professional (LAN or Wi-Fi) or Mobile Transfer
Express (Wi-Fi). Select "PDZ" when transferring the data using
TransferExpress (USB).
The available interfaces differ depending on your model.
Backup
(Only for P-touch Transfer
Manager)
Open
Print
(Only for P-touch Library)
Retrieves the templates and other data saved in the machine and
saves it on the computer.
Opens the selected template.
Prints the selected template with the machine.
Search
Allows you to search for templates or other data registered to
P-touch Library.
Display Style
Changes the file display style.
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Transferring Templates or Other Data from the Computer to
the Machine
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Use the following procedure to transfer templates, databases and images from the computer to the machine.
a
Connect the computer and the machine via USB and turn the machine on.
The machine model name appears next to a printer icon in the folder view.
If you select the machine in the folder view, the current templates and other data stored in the machine
appear.
Note
• If a machine is disconnected or offline, it is not listed in the folder view.
• Before transferring data, check that the computer and the machine are correctly connected using a USB
cable or a wireless connection, and that the machine is on.
b
Select the machine that you want to transfer the template or other data to.
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Note
Before transferring data, check that the computer and the machine are correctly connected with a USB
cable or a wireless connection and that the machine is on.
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c
Right-click the [Configurations] folder, select [New], and then create a new folder.
In the example above, the [Transfer] folder is created.
d
Drag the template or other data that you want to transfer and place it in the new folder.
Transfer Function Specification
Data type
Template
Maximum number of
transferable items
99
Restriction details
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 Each template can contain a maximum of 50 objects.
 Each object can contain a maximum of 17 lines.
 Only *.csv files can be transferred.
Database
99
 Each *.csv file can contain a maximum of 256 fields and
65000 records.
 Only *.bmp files can be transferred.
Image
(transferred symbols)
99
 Monochrome *.bmp files are recommended.
 The size limit is 2048  2048 pixels.
 Wide images may be cropped.
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Note
You can confirm the available space in the transfer file memory by printing the machine settings report
(see Confirming the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 82).
See [ROM FREE] in the report for the available space 1.
1
The available space that appears in "ROM FREE: ******* byte" may be different from the actual available space.
You can view the templates and other data by selecting:
 The folder in the [Configurations] folder
 [All Contents]
 One of the categories under [Filter], such as [Layouts].
When transferring multiple templates or other data, drag all files you want to transfer and place them in
the new folder.
Each file is assigned a key number (memory location in the machine) when it is placed in the new folder.
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e
To change the key number assigned to an item, right-click the item, select [Key Assign], and then select
the key number you want.
Note
• Except for the data in databases, all data transferred to the machine is assigned a key number.
• If the template or other data transferred to the machine has the same key number as another template
already saved in the machine, the new template will overwrite the old one. You can confirm the templates
key number assignments saved in the machine by backing up the templates or other data (see Backing
up Templates or Other Data Saved in the Machine on page 117).
• If the machine memory is full, remove one or more templates from the machine's memory (see Backing
up Templates or Other Data Saved in the Machine on page 117).
f
To change the names of templates or other data that you want to transfer, click the item you want, and
then type the new name. The number of characters used for the template names may be limited
depending on the machine model.
Note
The LCD of the touch panel display (P950NW only) displays the first 10 characters of the template file
name.
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g
Select the folder containing the templates or other data that you want to transfer, and then click
[Transfer]. A confirmation message appears.
Note
• You can also transfer individual items to the machine without adding them to a folder. Select the template
or other data that you want to transfer, and then click [Transfer].
• Multiple items and folders can be selected and transferred in one operation.
h
Click [OK].
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The selected data are transferred to the machine.
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Backing up Templates or Other Data Saved in the Machine
10
Use the following procedure to retrieve templates or other data saved in the machine and save it on the
computer.
Important
• Backed up templates or other data cannot be edited on the computer.
• Depending on the machine model, templates or other data backed up from one machine model may not
be able to be transferred to another machine model.
a
Connect the computer and the machine and turn the machine on.
The machine model name appears next to a printer icon in the folder view.
If you select the machine in the folder view, the current templates and other data stored in the machine
appear.
b
Select the machine to back up from, and then click [Backup].
A confirmation message appears.
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c
Click [OK].
A new folder is created under the machine in the folder view. The folder name is based on the date and
time of the backup. All of the machine's templates and other data are transferred to the new folder and
saved on the computer.
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Deleting All the Machine Data
10
Use the following procedure to delete all templates or other data saved on the machine.
a
Connect the computer and the machine and turn the machine on.
The machine model name appears next to a printer icon in the folder view.
b
Right-click the machine, and then select [Delete All].
A confirmation message appears.
c
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Click [OK].
All templates and other data saved in the machine is deleted.
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Creating a BLF File or a PDZ File
10
You can use P-touch Transfer Manager to save template data, which was created using P-touch Editor, in
the BLF or PDZ format. You can transfer these files in this format to a machine over a network, from a
computer or mobile device. You can also print files in BLF format from mass storage mode.
a
Create the template using P-touch Editor, and then transfer it to P-touch Transfer Manager.
For more information, see Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager on page 109.
b
Without connecting the machine to the computer, select [Configurations] in the P-touch Transfer
Manager window, and then select the template to save.
Note
You can select multiple templates at the same time.
c
Click [File] - [Save Transfer File].
Important
The [Save Transfer File] button appears only if the machine is disconnected from the computer or offline.
Note
• If you click [Save Transfer File] after selecting [Configurations], all templates in the folder are saved as
the Transfer file (.blf) or Transfer Package file (.pdz).
• You can combine multiple templates into a single Transfer file (.blf) or Transfer Package file (.pdz).
d
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In [Save as type], select the format in which to save the template, and then type in the name and save
the template.
Select the BLF format when printing using the mass storage mode or connecting your mobile device to
the machine using Wireless Direct or Wi-Fi, and select the PDZ format when connecting using Bluetooth.
The templates are saved as a Transfer file (.blf) or Transfer Package file (.pdz).
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P-touch Library
10
This program allows you to use your computer to manage P-touch Template.
You can use P-touch Library to print templates.
Starting P-touch Library
10
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs] - [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Tools] - [P-touch Library 2.2].
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Library 2.2] on the [Apps] screen.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [P-touch Library 2.2] under [Brother P-touch].
When P-touch Library starts, the main window appears.
Main window
10
1
10
2
4
3
5
1 Menu bar
Provides access to all available commands, which are grouped under each menu title ([File], [Edit],
[View], [Tool], and [Help]) according to their functions.
2 Toolbar
Provides access to frequently used commands.
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3 Folder list
Displays a list of folders. When you select a folder, the templates in the selected folder appears in the
templates list.
4 Templates list
Displays a list of the templates in the selected folder.
5 Preview
Displays a preview of the templates selected in the templates list.
Explanations of the Toolbar Icons
Icon
Button name
Open
Print
(Only for P-touch Library)
Function
Opens the selected template.
Prints the selected template with the machine.
Search
Allows you to search for templates registered to P-touch Library.
Display Style
Changes the file display style.
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Opening and Editing Templates
10
Select the template you want to open or edit, and then click [Open].
The program associated with the template starts so that you can edit the template.
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Printing Templates
10
Select the template you want to print, and then click [Print].
The connected machine prints the template.
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Searching for Templates
10
You can search for templates registered to P-touch Library.
a
Click [Search].
The [Search] dialog box appears.
b
Specify the search criteria.
The following search criteria are available:
10
Settings
Details
Multiple Parameters
Determines how the program searches when multiple criteria are specified. If you select
[AND], the program searches for files that satisfy all of the criteria.
If you select [OR], the program searches for files that satisfy any of the criteria.
Name
Search for a template by specifying the file name.
Type
Search for a template by specifying the file type.
Size
Search for a template by specifying the file size.
Date
Search for a template by specifying the file date.
c
Click [Begin Search].
The search begins.
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d
Close the [Search] dialog box.
To confirm the search results, click [Search Results] in the folder view.
Note
You can register templates to P-touch Library by dragging and dropping them into the [All Contents] folder
or to the folder list. You can also configure P-touch Editor to register templates to P-touch Library
automatically, using the following procedure:
1 From the P-touch Editor menu, select [Tools]-[Options].
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2 In the [Options] dialog box, click [Registration Settings] in the [General] tab.
3 Select the timing for registering templates created with P-touch Editor, and then click [OK].
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Transferring Templates with P-touch
Transfer Express (Windows® Only)
11
You can transfer templates to the P-touch labelling machine using P-touch Transfer Express. First, the
administrator creates a template, and then distributes it together with P-touch Transfer Express. You can then
use P-touch Transfer Express to transfer the template directly to your machine.
You can download the latest P-touch Transfer Express from the Brother Solutions Center at
support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Downloads] - [Choose your product]
Important
• If the template is to be transferred as a new one, make sure you specify a [Key Assign] number (in
P-touch Transfer Manager) that is not currently used. If the specified [Key Assign] number is already
being used, the existing template will be overwritten with the new one.
• This function requires a USB connection.
Administrator
Brother Solutions Center
1. support.brother.com
Transfer Express
P-touch
Editor
P-touch
Transfer Manager
xxx.lbx
xxx.lbx
2.
Users
P-touch
Transfer Express
xxx.pdz
3.
xxx.pdz
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4.
5.
Preparing P-touch Transfer Express
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The user must prepare P-touch Transfer Express for transferring templates to a machine.
Important
• The printer driver must be installed before using Transfer Express.
• P-touch Transfer Express is available only in English.
a
You can download the latest P-touch Transfer Express from the Brother Solutions Center at
support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Downloads] - [Choose your product]
b
c
Download Transfer Express to any location on the computer.
Decompress the downloaded file (.zip).
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Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager
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a
Create the layout you want to use as a template with P-touch Editor, and then select [File] - [Save As]
menu to save it as a template file (*.lbx).
b
Click [File] - [Transfer Template] - [Transfer].
The template is transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager.
P-touch Transfer Manager automatically starts up.
Note
• For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
The template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking the Start button - [All
Programs] - [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Tools] - [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] to start P-touch
Transfer Manager, and then dragging the .lbx file to the P-touch Transfer Manager window.
11
• For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
The template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking [P-touch Transfer
Manager 2.2] on the [Apps] screen to start P-touch Transfer Manager, and then dragging the .lbx file to
the P-touch Transfer Manager window.
• For Windows® 10:
The template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking the Start button, then
selecting [All Apps] and clicking [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] to start P-touch
Transfer Manager, and then dragging the .lbx file to the P-touch Transfer Manager window.
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Saving the Template as a Transfer Package File (.pdz)
11
To create a file in a format that can be used by P-touch Transfer Express, save the template as a Transfer
Package file (.pdz).
a
In the folder view, select [Configurations].
b
Select the templates you want to distribute.
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c
Click [File] - [Save Transfer File].
Important
The [Save Transfer File] button appears only if the machine is disconnected from the computer or offline.
Note
• If you click [Save Transfer File] after selecting [Configurations] or a created folder, all templates in the
folder are saved as the Transfer Package file (.pdz).
• You can combine multiple templates into a single Transfer Package file (.pdz).
d
Type in the name, and then click [Save].
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The template is saved as a Transfer Package file (.pdz).
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Distributing the Transfer Package File (.pdz) and P-touch
Transfer Express to the User
11
Note
If the user has already copied the Transfer Express folder onto their computer, it is not necessary for the
administrator to send the Transfer Express folder to the user. In this case, the user can simply move the
distributed Transfer Package file to the downloaded folder, and then double-click [PtTrExp.exe].
a
Move the Transfer Package file (.pdz) to the downloads folder.
b
Distribute all files in the downloads folder to the user.
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Transferring the Transfer Package File (.pdz) to Your Machine
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Using the P-touch Transfer Express application received from the administrator, the user can transfer the
Transfer Package file (.pdz) to the machine.
Important
Do not turn the power off when transferring templates.
a
b
c
d
Turn the machine on.
Using a USB cable, connect the machine to the computer.
Double-click “PtTrExp.exe”, in the [Transfer Express] folder, then double-click “PtTrExp.exe”, which
was received from the administrator.
1.If there is a single Transfer Package file (.pdz) in the folder containing [PtTrExp.exe], click [Transfer].
The transfer of the Transfer Package file begins.
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2.If there are either multiple or no Transfer Package files (.pdz) in the folder containing [PtTrExp.exe],
click [Browse].
Select the Transfer Package file you want to transfer, and then click [Open].
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Click [Transfer].
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Click [Yes].
The transfer of the Transfer Package file begins.
e
Click [OK].
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The transfer of the Transfer Package file is completed.
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How to Update P-touch Software
12
The software can be upgraded to the latest available version using the P-touch Update Software.
Note
• The actual software and the contents of this manual may differ.
• Do not turn the power off when transferring data or updating firmware.
Updating Cable Label Tool (Windows® Only) and P-touch
Editor
12
Important
The printer driver must be installed before updating Cable Label Tool (Windows® only) and P-touch Editor.
For Windows®
a
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Start the P-touch Update Software.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
Double-click the [P-touch Update Software] icon.
Note
The following method can also be used to start P-touch Update Software:
Click the Start button, and then select [All Programs] - [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Update Software].
12
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Update Software] on the [Apps] screen or double-click [P-touch Update Software]
on the desktop.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps] and click [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Update Software],
or double-click [P-touch Update Software] on the desktop.
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b
Click the [Computer software update] icon.
c
Select the [Printer] and [Language], select the check box next to Cable Label Tool and P-touch Editor,
and then click [Install].
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d
A message appears indicating that the installation has finished.
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For Mac
a
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Double-click the [P-touch Update Software] icon on the desktop.
Note
The following method can also be used to start P-touch Update Software:
Double-click [Macintosh HD] - [Applications] - [P-touch Update Software], and then double-click the
[P-touch Update Software] application icon.
b
Click the [Computer software update] icon.
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c
Select the [Printer] and [Language], select the check box next to P-touch Editor, and then click [Install].
d
A message appears indicating that the installation has finished.
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Updating the Firmware
12
Important
• The printer driver must be installed before updating the firmware.
• Do not turn the power off when transferring data or updating firmware.
• If another application is running, exit the application.
For Windows®
a
b
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Turn the P-touch labelling machine on and connect the USB cable.
Start the P-touch Update Software.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
Double-click the [P-touch Update Software] icon.
Note
The following method can also be used to start P-touch Update Software:
Click the Start button, and then select [All Programs] - [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Update Software].
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Update Software] on the [Apps] screen or double-click [P-touch Update Software]
on the desktop.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps] and click [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Update Software],
or double-click [P-touch Update Software] on the desktop.
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c
Click the [Machine update] icon.
d
Select the [Printer], ensure that [The machine is connected correctly.] appears, and then click [OK].
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e
Select the [Language], select the check box next to the firmware you want to update to, and then click
[Transfer].
Important
Do not turn the machine off or disconnect the cable during data transfer.
f
Check the content to be updated, and then click [Start] to begin the update.
The firmware update begins.
Important
Do not turn the machine off or disconnect the cable during the update process.
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For Mac
a
b
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Turn the machine on and connect the USB cable:
Double-click the [P-touch Update Software] icon on the desktop.
Note
The following method can also be used to start P-touch Update Software:
Double-click [Macintosh HD] - [Applications] - [P-touch Update Software], and then double-click the
[P-touch Update Software] application icon.
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c
Click the [Machine update] icon.
d
Select the [Printer], ensure that [The machine is connected correctly.] appears, and then click [OK].
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e
Select the [Language], select the check box next to the firmware you want to update to, and then click
[Transfer].
Important
Do not turn the machine off or disconnect the cable during data transfer.
f
Check the content you want to update, and then click [Start] to begin the update.
The firmware update begins.
Note
Do not turn the machine off during the update process.
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Section III
Network
Introduction
III
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Changing Your P-touch Labelling Machine Network Settings
Web Based Management
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Introduction
Network Features
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Your P-touch labelling machine can be shared on an IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless network or Ethernet
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Auto Negotiation wired network (P950NW only) using the internal network print
server. The print server supports various functions and methods of connection on a network supporting
TCP/IP, depending on the operating system you are running.
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Changing Your P-touch Labelling
Machine Network Settings
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Changing Your Machine's Network Settings
(IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway) Using Windows®
14
Using the BRAdmin Light Utility
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The BRAdmin Light utility is designed for the initial setup of Brother network connectable devices. It can also
search for Brother products in a TCP/IP environment, display the status, and configure basic network
settings, such as the IP address.
Installing BRAdmin Light
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a
Visit the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com and download the installer for the software and
documents.
b
Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation. In
the dialog box for selecting which items to install, select BRAdmin Light.
Note
• For more advanced machine management, use the latest version of the Brother BRAdmin Professional
utility available as a download from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com.
• If using firewall, anti-spyware, or antivirus software, temporarily disable them. When you are sure that you
can print, re-enable them.
• The node name appears in the current BRAdmin Light window. The default node name of the print server
in the machine is “BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” or "BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx". (“xxxxxxxxxxxx” is based on your machine’s
MAC Address / Ethernet Address.)
Setting the IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway using BRAdmin Light
a
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Start the BRAdmin Light utility.
 Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2
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Click [Start] - [All Programs] - [Brother] - [BRAdmin Light] - [BRAdmin Light].
 Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2
Click the [BRAdmin Light] icon on the [Apps] screen.
 Windows® 10
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [BRAdmin Light] under [Brother].
b
BRAdmin Light will search for new devices automatically.
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c
Double-click the unconfigured device.
Note
If you do not use a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the device appears as [Unconfigured] in the BRAdmin
Light utility screen.
d
Select [STATIC] for [Boot Method]. Type the [IP Address], [Subnet Mask], and [Gateway] settings (if
needed) for your print server.
e
f
Click [OK].
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If you have set the IP address up correctly, the Brother print server appears in the device list.
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Other Management Utilities
14
Your machine can be used with the following management utilities in addition to the BRAdmin Light utility.
You can change your network settings using these utilities.
Using Web Based Management (Web Browser)
14
A standard web browser can be used to change your print server settings using the HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol). (See Configuring the Machine Settings Using Web Based Management (Web Browser)
on page 149.)
Using the BRAdmin Professional Utility (Windows® Only)
14
BRAdmin Professional is a utility for more advanced management of network connected Brother devices.
This utility can search for Brother products on your network, and display the device status from an easy to
read Explorer style window that changes colour to represent the status of each device. You can configure
network and device settings along with the ability to update device firmware from a Windows® computer on
your Local Area Network (LAN). BRAdmin Professional can also log activity of Brother devices on your
network and export the log data.
For more information and downloads, visit the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com.
Note
• Use the latest version of the BRAdmin Professional utility available as a download from the Brother
Solutions Center at support.brother.com.
• If using firewall, anti-spyware, or antivirus software, temporarily disable them. When you are sure that you
can print, re-enable them.
• The node name appears in the current BRAdmin Professional window. The default node name is
“BRWxxxxxxxxxxxx” or "BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx". (“xxxxxxxxxxxx” is based on your machine’s MAC Address /
Ethernet Address.)
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Web Based Management
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Overview
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You can use a standard web browser to manage a P-touch labelling machine on your network using HTTP.
When using Web Based Management, the following operations are possible:
 Displaying your machine status information
 Changing network settings, such as TCP/IP information
 Displaying software version information of the machine and print server
 Changing network and machine configuration details
Note
We recommend Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later or Firefox ® 25.0.1 or later for Windows®, Safari®
5.0.6 or later or Firefox® 26.0 or later for Mac.
Make sure JavaScript and cookies are always enabled in the browser you use.
To use Web Based Management, your network must use TCP/IP, and the machine and computer must have
a valid IP address.
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Web Based Management
Configuring the Machine Settings Using Web Based
Management (Web Browser)
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A standard web browser can be used to change your print server settings using the HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol).
a
In your browser's address bar, type the IP address of your machine (or print server name).
For example: http://192.168.1.2
Note
If you have edited the hosts file on your computer or are using a Domain Name System, you can also type
the DNS name of the print server. As the print server supports TCP/IP and NetBIOS, you can also type
the NetBIOS name of the print server. The NetBIOS name can be seen on the machine settings page. The
NetBIOS name assigned is the first 15 characters of the node name and by default it appears as
"BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx" where “xxxxxxxxxxxx” is the Ethernet address.
b
You can now change the print server settings.
Note
Setting a password
We recommend setting a logon password to prevent unauthorised access to Web Based Management.
a
b
c
d
Click [Administrator].
Type the password you want to use (up to 32 characters).
Re-type the password in the [Confirm new password] field.
Click [Submit].
The next time you access Web Based Management, type a password in the [Login] field, and then
click
.
After configuring the settings, log off by clicking
.
You can also set a password by clicking [Please configure the password.] on the machine’s web page
if you are not setting a logon password.
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Section IV
Appendix
Resetting the P-touch Labelling Machine
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Product Specifications
Notes on Using P-touch Transfer Manager
Network Terms and Information
IV
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List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function
Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery/Battery Base
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(Optional:PA-BT-4000LI/PA-BB-002)
Using the Touch Panel Display (Optional:PA-TDU-003)
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(P950NW Only)
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Resetting the P-touch Labelling Machine
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You can reset the internal memory of your machine to clear all saved label files, or if the machine is not
operating correctly.
Resetting All Settings to the Factory Settings Using the
Machine Buttons
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All text, format settings, option settings and stored label files are cleared when you reset the machine
(including language and unit settings).
To reset the machine, perform the following procedure.
a
b
Turn the machine off.
c
While holding the
Press and hold the
(Power) and
(Feed&Cut) buttons for more than three seconds.
The
(Status) indicator flashes in green and the
(Power) indicator lit in orange.
(Power) button, press the
(Feed&Cut) button as follows:
 Press two times to reset the communication settings to the factory settings.
 Press four times to reset the communication settings to the factory settings. However, [APIPA] is set
to [OFF].
 Press six times to reset the communication settings and device settings to the factory settings. Also,
the transferred data from the computer is deleted.
d
Release the
(Power) button.
The
(Status) indicator flashing three times in green and the
in orange.
(Power) indicator flashing three times
Resetting Data Using the Printer Setting Tool
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You can use the Printer Setting Tool from a computer to perform the following operations for the machine:
 Deleting the templates and databases
 Deleting the print log
 Resetting Wi-Fi settings
 Resetting machine settings to factory settings
For more information, see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 26.
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Maintenance
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We recommend cleaning your P-touch labelling machine on a regular basis to maintain its correct
performance.
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Note
Always disconnect the AC adapter prior to cleaning the machine.
Cleaning the Exterior of the Unit
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Wipe any dust and marks from the main unit using a soft, dry cloth.
Use a slightly dampened cloth with water on difficult to remove marks.
Note
Do not use paint thinner, benzene, alcohol or any other organic solvent.
These may deform the case or damage the appearance of your machine.
Cleaning the Print Head and Head Roller
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Streaks or poor-quality characters on printed labels generally indicate that the print head and head roller are
dirty. Clean the print head using a dry cotton swab, or the optional print head cleaning cassette (TZe-CL6).
WARNING
Do not touch the print head directly with your bare hands. The print head may be hot.
Note
See the instructions provided with the print head cleaning cassette for directions on how to use it.
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Maintenance
Print Head
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1
17
2
1 Cotton swab
2 Print head
Head Roller
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1
2
1 Cotton swab
2 Head roller
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Tape Cutter
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About once every year, wipe the cutter blades using a cotton swab.
Tape adhesive can build up on the cutter blade after repeated use, taking the edge off the blade which may
result in the tape jamming in the cutter.
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade with your bare hands.
1
3
2
1 Cutter blade
2 Cotton swab
3 Metal section
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Troubleshooting
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Overview
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This chapter explains how to resolve typical problems you may encounter when using the P-touch labelling
machine. If you have any problems with the machine, first make sure you have performed the following tasks
correctly:
 Connect the machine to an electrical socket or install the battery (see Connecting the Power Supply
on page 4 or Installing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery on page 187).
 Remove all protective packaging from the machine.
 Install and select the correct printer driver (see Installing the Printer Driver and Software on page 8).
 Connect the machine to a computer or mobile device (see Connecting the Machine to a Computer
on page 9).
 Close the tape compartment cover completely.
 Insert a tape cassette correctly (see Inserting a Tape Cassette on page 5).
If you still have problems, read the troubleshooting tips in this chapter for help. If, after reading this chapter,
you are unable to resolve your problem, visit the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com.
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Troubleshooting
Printing Problems
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Problem
Solution
The machine does not print.
Check that the interface cable is connected correctly, the tape cassette is
installed correctly, and the tape compartment cover is closed.
A printing error is received.
I want to cancel the current printing
job.
The label did not print.
Make sure that the machine is on, and then briefly press the
on the front of the machine.
(Power) button
 Check that text has been entered and that the tape cassette is installed
correctly with sufficient tape remaining.
 If the tape is bent, cut off the bent section and thread the tape through the
exit slot.
 If the tape is jammed, remove the tape cassette, and then pull out the
jammed tape and cut it. Check that the end of the tape passes through the
guide before reinstalling the tape cassette.
The label is not printed correctly.
 Remove the tape cassette and reinstall it, pressing it firmly until it locks into
place.
 If the print head is dirty, clean it with a dry cotton swab (see Cleaning the
Print Head and Head Roller on page 152) or optional print head cleaning
cassette (TZe-CL6).
The ink ribbon is separated from the
ink roller.
If the ink ribbon is broken, replace the tape cassette. If not, leave the tape uncut
and remove the tape cassette, then wind the loose ink ribbon onto the spool as
shown in the figure.
1
1 Spool
The machine stops while printing a
label.
 Replace the tape cassette if striped tape is visible, as this indicates that you
have reached the end of the tape.
 Connect the AC adapter directly to the machine, or charge the rechargeable
Li-ion battery.
The label did not get cut
automatically.
Check the Cut Option setting. For more information, see Cutting Options
on page 14 or page 19.
Alternatively, when using the tape cassette, press the
feed and cut the tape.
A tape jam error cannot be cleared
despite following the troubleshooting
steps.
(Feed&Cut) button to
Contact Brother customer service.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
I want to print in higher resolution.
High resolution printing can be used if you are printing from a computer,the AC
adapter is connected, and TZe laminated tape with black ink is installed. Use
the printer driver to select the high resolution mode when printing the labels.
You cannot use this function for TZe-FX**1 tape.
The high resolution or high speed
printing setting was specified, but an
error occurred and printing could not
be completed.
Printed barcodes cannot be read.
As conditions for high resolution or high speed printing, the AC adapter must
be connected, and TZe laminated tape with black ink must be installed.
You cannot use this function for TZe-FX**1 tape.
To clear the error, cancel the print job, and then connect the AC adapter or
cancel high resolution or high speed printing.
 Print labels so that barcodes are aligned with the print head as shown
below:
1
3
2
1 Print head
2 Barcodes
3 Printing orientation
 Try using another scanner.
 We recommend printing the barcodes with [Standard] selected from the
[Quality] options.
Windows Vista® / Windows Server® 2008
To display the [Quality] options, open the printer properties by clicking the Start
button - [Control Panel] - [Hardware and Sound] - [Printers], right-clicking
the machine you want to set up, and then clicking [Printing Preferences].
Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 R2
To display the [Quality] options, open the printer properties by clicking the Start
button - [Devices and Printers], right-clicking the machine you want to set up,
and then clicking [Printing Preferences].
Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012
R2
To display the [Quality] options, open the printer properties by clicking
[Control Panel] in the [Apps] screen - [Hardware and Sound] - [Devices and
Printers], right-clicking the machine you want to set up, and then clicking
[Printing Preferences].
Windows® 10
To display the [Quality] options, open the printer properties by clicking the Start
button - [Settings] - [Devices] - [Devices and Printers], right-clicking the
machine you want to set up, and then clicking [Printing Preferences].
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
Jams occur when I use TZe-R***
tape cassettes.
Remove the TZe-R*** tape cassette from the machine, and then remove the
jammed ribbon.
Because the material used for the TZe-R*** ribbon is light and flexible, the
ribbon may jam if it contacts the parts of the tape exit slot.
When using TZe-R*** tape cassettes, position the machine so that the ribbon
exits straight out of the tape exit slot. In addition, make sure the discharged
ribbon does not hang down from the machine. The ribbon may jam if it touches
the tape exit slot.
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In addition to these precautions, do not touch the ribbon during printing.
Label Problems
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Problem
Solution
While printing, striped tape appears.
The tape cassette is empty.
Install a new tape cassette (see Inserting a Tape Cassette on page 5).
There is about 1” of blank space at
the leading edge of each printed
label.
The label is not cut automatically.
Most TZe labels have a clear laminate top layer. This durable laminate helps
the label withstand abrasion, fading and wet conditions providing a crisp,
readable image. The process of adding this laminate layer results in the leading
edge of blank space. Adjusting the label’s margin or using the chain printing
feature may reduce the amount of blank space.
 Use P-touch Editor to check the Auto Cut, Chain Printing and Special Tape
settings.
After printing, remove the tape cassette from the machine and use scissors to
cut the tape.
Be sure to read the instructions provided with tapes and observe all
precautions noted in the instructions.
The printed label contains a blank
horizontal line.
There may be some dust on the print head.
After the labels are cut, they are not
ejected from the machine correctly.
The cutter blade may be dirty.
For more information, see Maintenance on page 152 and clean the print head
and head roller.
For more information, see Maintenance on page 152 and clean the cutter.
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Troubleshooting
Machine Problems
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Problem
Solution
The
(Power) button does not light
up or flash.
Check that the power supply cord is connected correctly. If the
(Power)
button still does not light up or flash, contact the retail outlet where the machine
was purchased or your local authorised service center.
A data transmission error appears on
the computer.
 The wrong port may be selected.
For Windows®, select the correct port from the “Print to the following port”
list in the Properties dialog box for the machine.
For a USB connection, select “USB00n”.
 Is someone printing via the network?
If you try to print while other users are printing large amounts of data, the
machine is unable to accept your print job until the ongoing printing is
finished. In such situations, execute the print job again after the other jobs
are completed.
 The baud rates for the computer and the machine may not be the same. For
more information, see Setting the Barcode Scanner or Scale Baud Rate
on page 24 and change the baud rate.
The baud rate cannot be set using
the Change Baud Rate Wizard or the
Brother machine utilities.
 Error 99: the computer cannot detect the machine.
• Make sure that the machine is turned on.
• Make sure that the interface cable is connected correctly.
• Make sure that the COM port where the machine is connected is the
same COM port selected in the Change Baud Rate Wizard. (Many
computers have more than one COM port and COM2 may have been
selected in error in the Change Baud Rate Wizard.)
 Error 1 or Error 5: the serial port of the computer cannot be used.
 When another serial connection device is using the same COM port, labels
cannot be printed. Change the COM port for the serial connection device or
connect the machine to a COM port that is not in use.
I want to reset the machine and
delete the data transferred from the
computer.
To reset the machine, press and hold the
(Power) button to turn the machine
off. Then, press and hold the
(Power) button and
(Feed&Cut) buttons for
more than three seconds. Continue holding down the
(Power) button, and
press the
(Feed&Cut) button six times. The machine will then reset. All data
transferred from the computer will be deleted and the machine will be reset to
the factory settings.
An error occurred during installation. Visit support.brother.com
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Troubleshooting
Network Setup Problems
Problem
You are using security software
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Solution
 Confirm your settings in the installation dialog box.
 Allow access when the security software alert message appears during the
machine installation.
Your security settings
(SSID/Network Key) are incorrect
Recheck and select the correct security settings.
 The manufacturer's name or model number of the wireless access
point/router may be used as the default security settings.
 See the instructions supplied with your wireless access point/router for
information on how to find the security settings.
 Ask the manufacturer of your wireless access point/router or ask your
Internet provider or network administrator.
Your machine is placed too far from
your mobile device
Move your machine within about 1 m of the mobile device when you configure
the Wi-Fi network settings.
There are obstructions (walls or
furniture, for example) between your
machine and the mobile device
Move your machine to an obstruction-free area.
A wireless computer, Bluetooth
supported device, microwave oven
or digital cordless phone is near the
machine or the wireless access
point/router
Move other devices away from the machine.
You are using MAC Address filtering You can confirm the MAC address by printing the machine settings report.
See Confirming the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 82 for more
information.
Your wireless access point/router is
in stealth mode (not broadcasting the
SSID)
Your machine is not connected
correctly to the network
 You must type the correct SSID name during the installation or when using
the Printer Setting Tool.
 Check the SSID name in the instructions supplied with your wireless access
point/router and reconfigure the Wi-Fi settings.
Check the
(Wi-Fi) indicator on the machine.
: The network is correctly connected.
(flashes once every three seconds): The network is connected
incorrectly, and the Wi-Fi settings must be reconfigured.
I have checked and tried all of the
above, but still cannot complete the
Wi-Fi settings
Turn the machine off, and then turn it on again. Then try and configure the Wi-Fi
settings again.
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Troubleshooting
Machine Cannot Print over the Network
Machine Is Not Found on the Network Even after Successful Installation
Problem
Solution
You are using security software
See Security Software Problems on page 161.
Your machine is not assigned with an
available IP address
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 Confirm the IP address and the Subnet Mask.
Verify that both the IP addresses and Subnet Masks of your computer and
your machine are correct and located on the same network.
For more information on how to verify the IP address and the Subnet Mask,
ask the network administrator.
 Confirm your IP address, Subnet Mask and other network settings using the
Printer Setting Tool.
See Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine Settings on page 26.
Your previous printing job failed
 If the failed printing job is still in your computer's print queue, delete it.
For example, when using Windows® 7:
, [Devices and Printers] and select your machine from [Printers and
Faxes]. Double-click your machine’s icon, and then select [Cancel All
Documents] in the [Printer] menu.
I have checked and tried all of the
above, but my machine does not
print
Uninstall the printer driver and the software, and then reinstall them.
Security Software Problems
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Problem
Solution
You did not select to allow access
when the security alert dialog box
appeared during either the standard
installation, BRAdmin Light
installation, or when printing
If you did not select to allow access when the security alert dialog box
appeared, the firewall function of your security software may be blocking
access. Some security software may block access without displaying a security
alert dialog box. To allow access, see the instructions of your security software
or ask the manufacturer.
Incorrect port numbers are being
The following port numbers are used for Brother network features:
used for the Brother network features
 BRAdmin Light i Port number 161 / Protocol UDP
For more information on how to open the port, see the instructions for the
security software or ask the manufacturer.
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Troubleshooting
Checking the Operation of Network Devices
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Problem
Solution
Your machine and wireless access
point/router are not turned on
Make sure you have performed all of the tasks on page 155.
I do not know my machine network
settings, such as the IP address
Check the Printer Setting Tool (see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine
Settings on page 26).
Version Information
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Problem
Solution
I do not know the version number of
the firmware for the machine.
You can use the following procedure.
1 Turn your machine on.
2 Press and hold the
the report.
(Feed&Cut) button for more than 10 seconds to print
(Use 24 mm or 36 mm tape.)
I want to confirm whether I am using
the latest version of the software.
Use the P-touch Update Software to confirm if you have the latest version or
not.
See How to Update P-touch Software on page 134 for more information about
the P-touch Update Software.
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LED Indicators
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The indicators light and flash to indicate the machine status. The symbols used in this section explain the
meaning of the different indicator and patterns:
or
or
or
or
Indicator is lit in the colour shown
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Indicator is flashing in the colour shown
Indicator can be off, lit or flashing in any colour
Indicator is off
Status, Power, Wi-Fi indicator
(Status)
(Power)
(Wi-Fi)
Condition
During the processing of the power-off
Idle mode
Initializing mode
Mode can be used only when the Touch Panel Display
(TDU) is installed (includes the error mode) (P950NW
only)
Tape feed and cutting mode
Printing mode
No media error
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
Tape end error
Cover open mode
Cover open error when printing
Receiving data
Transferring data
Now cooling
System error 1
System error 2
System error 3
→ Turn the machine off and on again.
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Status, Power, Wi-Fi indicator
(Status)
(Power)
(Wi-Fi)
Condition
In boot mode
Reset mode (when the mode is starting)
Reset mode (when the button is pressed 1/3/5 times)
Reset mode (when the button is pressed 2/4/6 times)
Reset mode (when reset is confirmed)
(Three times)
(Three times)
(Repeat four
times)
IP address fixed notification (USB ID fixed notification)
Mass storage mode
Mass storage processing mode
(One time)
P950NW only:
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
USB host unsupported device connection error
USB host HUB connection error
USB host power supply excessive voltage error
(P950NW only)
(1 time in 1
second)
→ Connect compatible AC Adapter.
Mass storage error
Roller holder error
(1 time in 2
seconds)
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
→ Remove the tape cassette and reinstall it correctly.
Adapter error
Option connection error
(P950NW only)
Adapter connection error
When blinking alternately: Cutter error
When blinking simultaneously:
High temperature error
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Troubleshooting
Status, Power, Wi-Fi indicator
(Status)
(Power)
(Wi-Fi)
Condition
Non-compliant tape error
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
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Wrong media error
→ Check that the correct tape cassette is inserted.
Communication error
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
Memory full error
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
Number of lines/character size error
When blinking alternately:
Database search error
(1 time in 1
second)
(1 time in 1
second)
When blinking simultaneously:
No template error
High-resolution/draft printing error
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
→ Confirm the conditions of use.
Black mark not detected error
Battery indicator
(Battery)
Condition
(Power)
Rechargeable battery power: full
Charging complete
Charging
Rechargeable battery power: half
(1 time in 4 seconds)
Rechargeable battery power: low
(2 times in 4 seconds)
Rechargeable battery error
Rechargeable battery power: empty
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Troubleshooting
Wi-Fi indicator
(Status)
(Power)
(Wi-Fi)
Condition
No available WPS access point was found
WPS access point connection error
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Check the protocol.
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
(2 times in 1.8
seconds)
Incorrect security settings
WPS access point search error
Wi-Fi on, not connected
Wi-Fi on, connected
Wi-Fi: WPS setting mode
BT switching complete notification
(Three times)
(P950NW only)
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Troubleshooting
Indicator Warnings
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Problem
Solution
Received data in buffer
Print data is saved in the buffer. If the machine has not received the
complete data, printing will not start.
Turn the machine off, and then turn it on again.
Head is cooling down
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The thermal head is too hot.
The machine stops and resumes printing only after the thermal
head has cooled down. The head may become too hot if you are
printing a large number of labels.
When the thermal head becomes too hot, it may produce imaging
on the labels in areas not intended to be printed. To avoid or delay
overheating, make sure the machine has adequate ventilation and
is not located in an enclosed space.
If the machine must cool down because it overheated due to the
type of tape cassette you are using or the contents of the label,
printing may take longer than usual.
Note
This condition may occur more often when the machine is used
at high altitude (more than 10,000 ft (3,048 m)) due to a lower
air density available to cool the machine.
Machine is in boot mode
To resolve the issue, contact your Brother dealer or Brother
customer service for assistance.
Errors concerning tape cassettes
Check the following:
 You are using the correct tape cassette.
 There is enough tape remaining.
 The tape cassette is installed correctly.
I want to reset an error
I want to reset an error
1 Open the top cover, and then close it.
2 If the error is not reset, press the
(Feed&Cut) button.
3 If the error still is not reset, turn the machine off, and then turn it
on again.
4 If the error still is not reset, contact Brother customer service.
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Product Specifications
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P-touch Labelling Machine Specifications
Model Name
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P900W/P950NW
Size
Dimensions
approx. 118 mm (W) × 192 mm (D) × 146 mm (H)
Weight
approx. 1508 g (without tape cassette, battery base and batteries)
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LED indicators
Status indicator, Battery indicator, Power indicator, Wi-Fi indicator
Buttons
Power button, Feed&Cut button, Wi-Fi button
Printing
Method
Thermal Transfer
Print head
454 dot/360 dpi
Print resolution
Standard 360 dpi × 360 dpi
High resolution mode: 360 dpi × 720 dpi 1
High speed mode: 360 dpi × 180 dpi 1
Printing speed
AC adapter: max. 60 mm/sec.
Battery: 20 mm/sec. - 60 mm/sec. (varies depending on the tape cassette and tape
width)
Actual print speed varies depending on the conditions.
Cassette
 Brother TZe tape cassette :
3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm, 24 mm, 36 mm widths
 Brother FLe label cassette :
21 mm × 45 mm
 Brother HSe tube cassette :
5.8 mm, 8.8 mm, 11.7 mm, 17.7 mm, 23.6 mm widths
Maximum printing width
32.0 mm
Interface
USB port
Wi-Fi
Version 2.0 Full Speed (Peripheral)
 Wireless Direct: IEEE 802.11n
 Ad-Hoc mode: IEEE 802.11b
 Infrastructure mode: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
 WPS 2.0
Serial port
RS232C (The serial adapter (optional) is required.)
USB host (P950NW only)
Supports only barcode scanners
LAN port (P950NW only)
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
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Model Name
P900W/P950NW
Bluetooth (P950NW only)
(The Bluetooth interface (optional) is required.)
Bluetooth Ver.2.1+EDR (Class 1)
Supported profiles: SPP, OPP
Power Supply
Adapter
AC adapter (AD9100ESA): 24 V AC 120 V 60 Hz
Battery (Optional)
Li-ion Battery (PA-BT-4000LI): 14.4 V
Auto Power-off
Li-ion Battery (PA-BT-4000LI): 30 min
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AC adapter (AD9100ESA): 4 h
(To change the Auto Power-off setting, see Changing the P-touch Labelling Machine
Settings on page 26.)
Other
Cutter
Auto full cutter/auto “crack and peel” cutter
Environment
Operating
temperature/humidity
When running: between 10°C and 35°C / between 20% and
80%
max. wet bulb temperature: 27°C
1
The high resolution mode or high speed mode can be used if the AC adapter is connected and TZe laminated tape with black ink is installed. You
cannot use this function for TZe-FX**1 tape.
 Auto “crack and peel” cutter is available only when using laminated tape.
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Operating Environment
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Item
Specification
Operating System
Windows®
Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows ® 8.1 /
Windows® 10 / Windows Server ® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2 /
Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2
Mac
OS X v10.9.x / 10.10.x / 10.11.x
Windows®
RS-232C, USB port (USB Spec. 1.1 or 2.0 protocol), 10BASET/100BASE-TX Wired Ethernet (only for P950NW)
Mac
USB port (USB Spec. 1.1 or 2.0 protocol), 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wired Ethernet (only for P950NW)
Windows®
Disk Space : 1 GB or more
Mac
Disk Space : 500 MB or more
Windows®
Windows Vista® / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008
R2 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2: 512 MB or
more
Windows® 7 / Windows ® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10: 1 GB or
more (32-bit) or 2 GB or more (64-bit)
Mac
OS X v10.9.x / 10.10.x / 10.11.x: 2 GB or more
Standard Interface
Hard Disk
Memory
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The compatible operating systems may change. For the latest information, visit our support website at
support.brother.com.
 Brother support website
Please visit our support website at support.brother.com.
You can find following information:
• Software downloads
• Manuals/Documents
• Frequently Asked Questions (Troubleshooting, Useful tips on using machine)
• Consumable information
• Latest OS compatibility information
The contents of this website are subject to change without notice.
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Notes on Using P-touch Transfer Manager
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Since some P-touch Editor functions are not available with the P-touch labelling machine, keep the following
points in mind when using P-touch Editor to create templates.
You can check a preview of the printed template before the created template is transferred to the machine.
See Transferring the Template to P-touch Transfer Manager on page 109 for more information.
Notes on Creating Templates
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 The machine is loaded with three fonts. Some of the text in the template that is transferred to the machine
will be printed using similar fonts and character sizes that are loaded in the machine. As a result, the
printed label may differ from the image of the template created in P-touch Editor.
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 Depending on the text object setting, the character size may be automatically reduced or some of the text
may not be printed. If this occurs, change the text object setting.
 Although character styles can be applied to individual characters with P-touch Editor, styles can be applied
to a block of text only with the machine. In addition, some character styles are not available on the
machine.
 Backgrounds specified with P-touch Editor are not compatible with the machine.
 A P-touch Editor layout that uses the split printing function (enlarging the label and printing it on two or
more labels) cannot be transferred.
 Only the portion of the label within the printable area is printed.
 Fields that overflow the print area may not be printed completely.
Notes on Transferring Templates
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 The printed label may differ from the image that appears in the preview area of P-touch Transfer Manager.
 If a barcode not loaded on the machine is transferred to the machine, the barcode will be converted into
an image if it is a 2-dimensional barcode. The image of the converted barcode cannot be edited. If the
template contains a 1-dimensional barcode that was rotated, an error will occur and the template cannot
be transferred.
 All transferred objects that cannot be edited by the machine are converted into images.
 Grouped objects will be converted into a single bitmap.
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Notes on Using P-touch Transfer Manager
Notes on Transferring Data Other Than Templates
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 If the number or order of fields in a database is changed and only the database (*.csv file) is transferred
to update it, the database may not link correctly with the template. In addition, the first line of data in the
transferred file must be recognised by the machine as "field names".
 Logos, symbols, and graphics downloaded to the machine will automatically be scaled like the resident
font or any of the resident symbol in the library.
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Network Terms and Information
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Supported Protocols and Security Features
Interface
Wireless
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IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode)
IEEE 802.11b (Ad-Hoc Mode)
IEEE 802.11n (Wireless Direct Mode)
Ethernet
Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Auto Negotiation
(P950NW only)
Network
(Common)
Network
(Security)
Protocol (IPv4)
ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), mDNS, WINS,
NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw
Port/Port9100, FTP Server, TFTP client and server, SNTP client,
ICMP, LLMNR responder, SNMPv1/v2c
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Protocol (IPv6)
NDP, RA, DNS Resolver, LPR/LPD, mDNS, Custom Raw
Port/Port9100, FTP Server, SNMPv1, TFTP client and server, ICMP,
LLMNR responder, SNMPv1/v2c
Wireless
WEP 64/128 bit, WPA/WPA2-PSK, LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS
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Network Terms and Information
Types of Network Connections and Protocols
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You will find basic information about the advanced network features of the P-touch labelling machine, along
with general networking and common terms.
The supported protocols and network features differ depending on the model you are using.
Types of Network Connections
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Peer-to-Peer printing using TCP/IP
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In a Peer-to-Peer environment, each computer directly sends and receives data to each device. There is no
central server controlling file access or machine sharing.
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TCP/IP
TCP/IP
1 Router
 In a smaller network of two or three computers, we recommend the Peer-to-Peer printing method as it is
easier to configure than the Network Shared printing method. See Network Shared printing on page 175.
 Each computer must use the TCP/IP Protocol.
 Your machine needs an appropriate IP address configuration.
 If using a router, you must configure the Gateway address on the computers and your machine.
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Network Terms and Information
Network Shared printing
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In a Network Shared environment, each computer sends data via a centrally controlled computer. This type
of computer is often called a “Server” or a “Print Server”. Its job is to control the printing of all print jobs.
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Network machine
(your machine)
1 Client computers
2 Also known as “Server” or “Print server”
3 TCP/IP or USB
 In a larger network, we recommend using a Network Shared printing environment.
 The “server” or the “print server” must use the TCP/IP print protocol.
 Your machine needs to have an appropriate IP address configuration, except when the machine is
connected via the USB interface to the server.
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Network Terms and Information
Configuring Your Machine for a Network
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IP Addresses, Subnet Masks and Gateways
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To use the machine in a networked TCP/IP environment, you must configure its IP address and subnet mask.
The IP address you assign to the print server must be on the same logical network as your host computers.
If it is not, you must correctly configure the subnet mask and the gateway address.
IP address
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An IP address is a series of numbers that identifies each device connected to a network. An IP address
consists of four numbers separated by dots. Each number is between 0 and 254.
 For example in a small network, you would normally change the final number:
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• 192.168.1.1
• 192.168.1.2
• 192.168.1.3
How the IP address is assigned to your print server:
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If you have a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server on your network, the print server will automatically obtain its IP
address from that server.
Note
On smaller networks, the DHCP server may also be the router.
If you do not have a DHCP/BOOTP/RARP server, the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol will
automatically assign an IP address from the range 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.254.254. The subnet mask is
automatically set to 255.255.0.0 and the gateway address is set to 0.0.0.0.
By default, the APIPA protocol is enabled. To disable the APIPA protocol, use BRAdmin Light or Web Based
Management (web browser).
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Network Terms and Information
Subnet mask
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Subnet masks restrict network communication.
 For example, Computer 1 can communicate with to Computer 2
• Computer 1
IP Address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• Computer 2
IP Address: 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
The 0 in the Subnet mask signifies that there is no limit to communication at this part of the address. In the
example above this means that you can communicate with any device with an IP address that begins with
192.168.1.x. (where x is a number between 0 and 254).
Gateway (and router)
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A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network and sends data transmitted via the
network to an exact destination. The router knows where to direct data that arrives at the gateway. If a
destination is located on an external network, the router transmits data to the external network. If your network
communicates with other networks, you may need to configure the Gateway IP address. If you do not know
the Gateway IP address contact your network administrator.
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Wireless Network Terms and Concepts
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Security Terms
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Authentication and encryption
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Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. These security settings define the authentication
(how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the
network). If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless
machine, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network. Make sure you configure these options
carefully.
Authentication and Encryption methods for a personal wireless network
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A personal wireless network is a small network, for example using your machine in a wireless network at
home, without IEEE 802.1x support.
To use your machine in an IEEE 802.1x supported wireless network, see Authentication and Encryption
methods for an enterprise wireless network on page 180.
Authentication methods
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 Open system
Wireless devices are allowed to access the network without any authentication.
 Shared key
A secret pre-determined key is shared by all devices that will access the wireless network.
The Brother wireless machine uses a WEP key as the pre-determined key.
 WPA-PSK
Enables a Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA-PSK), which enables the Brother wireless
machine to associate with access points using TKIP for WPA-PSK.
 WPA2-PSK
Enables a Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA2-PSK), which enables the Brother wireless
machine to associate with access points using AES for WPA2-PSK (WPA-Personal).
 WPA/WPA2-PSK
Enables a Wireless Protected Access Pre-shared key (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK), which enables the Brother
wireless machine to associate with access points using TKIP for WPA-PSK or AES for WPA-PSK and
WPA2-PSK (WPA-Personal).
Encryption methods
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 None
No encryption method is used.
 WEP
When using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), the data is transmitted and received with a secure key.
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Network Terms and Information
 TKIP
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check and
rekeying mechanism.
 AES
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides stronger data protection using a symmetric-key
encryption.
When [Communication Mode] is set to [Ad-hoc]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
Open System
None
WEP
When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
Open System
None
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WEP
Public Key Authentication
WEP
WPA-PSK
TKIP
WPA2-PSK
AES
WPA/WPA2-PSK
TKIP
AES
Network key
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 Open system/Shared key with WEP
This key is a 64-bit or 128-bit value that must be entered in an ASCII or hexadecimal format.
• 64 (40) bit ASCII:
Uses five text characters. For example, “WSLAN” (case-sensitive)
• 64 (40) bit hexadecimal:
Uses 10 digits of hexadecimal data. For example, “71f2234aba”
• 128 (104) bit ASCII:
Uses 13 text characters. For example, “Wirelesscomms” (case-sensitive)
• 128 (104) bit hexadecimal:
Uses 26 digits of hexadecimal data. For example, “71f2234ab56cd709e5412aa2ba”
 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and TKIP or AES, WPA2 with AES
Uses a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that is eight or more characters in length, up to a maximum of 63
characters.
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Network Terms and Information
Authentication and Encryption methods for an enterprise wireless network
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An enterprise wireless network is a large network with IEEE 802.1x support. If you configure your machine in
an IEEE 802.1x supported wireless network, you can use the following authentication and encryption
methods:
Authentication methods
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 LEAP (For wireless network)
Cisco LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. and
uses a user ID and password for authentication.
 EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST (Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secured Tunnel) has been
developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. and uses a user ID and password for authentication, and symmetric key
algorithms to achieve a tunnelled authentication process.
The machine supports the following inner authentication methods:
• EAP-FAST/NONE
• EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
• EAP-FAST/GTC
 PEAP
PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Microsoft Corporation, Cisco
Systems and RSA Security. PEAP creates an encrypted SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)/TLS (Transport
Layer Security) tunnel between a client and an authentication server, for sending a user ID and password.
PEAP provides mutual authentication between the server and the client.
The machine supports the following inner authentication methods:
• PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
• PEAP/GTC
 EAP-TTLS
EAP-TTLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol Tunnelled Transport Layer Security) has been developed
by Funk Software and Certicom. EAP-TTLS creates a similar encrypt SSL tunnel to PEAP, between a
client and an authentication server, for sending a user ID and password. EAP-TTLS provides mutual
authentication between the server and the client.
The machine supports the following inner authentication methods:
• EAP-TTLS/CHAP
• EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
• EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
• EAP-TTLS/PAP
 EAP-TLS
EAP-TLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security) requires digital certificate
authentication both at a client and an authentication server.
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Network Terms and Information
Encryption methods
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 TKIP
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides a per-packet key mixing a message integrity check and
rekeying mechanism.
 AES
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provides stronger data protection using a symmetric-key
encryption.
 CKIP
The original Key Integrity Protocol for LEAP by Cisco Systems, Inc.
When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]
Authentication Method
Encryption Mode
LEAP
CKIP
EAP-FAST/NONE
TKIP
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AES
EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP
AES
EAP-FAST/GTC
TKIP
AES
PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP
AES
PEAP/GTC
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/CHAP
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
TKIP
AES
EAP-TTLS/PAP
TKIP
AES
EAP-TLS
TKIP
AES
User ID and password
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The following security methods support a user ID less than 64 characters and a password less than 32
characters in length:
 LEAP
 EAP-FAST
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Network Terms and Information
 PEAP
 EAP-TTLS
 EAP-TLS (For user ID)
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List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template
Function
General Procedure for the P-touch Template Function
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The general procedure for using the P-touch Template function is described below.
For more information on specifying the various settings, see Printing Labels Using P-touch Template
on page 66.
Before connecting the barcode scanner to this P-touch labelling machine, be sure that the barcode scanner
settings match the settings in the P-touch Template Settings tool that is specified during preparation. For
more information, see Preparation on page 67.
a
b
c
Use P-touch Editor to create a template and then transfer it to the machine.
Connect the barcode scanner to the machine.
Scan the “P-touch template command” barcode.
This allows the settings to be specified or clears the previous settings.
d
Scan the “Basic settings” barcode.
Specify the number of copies.
e
Specify the appropriate settings (A, B, or C).
A. Standard Template Printing
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1 Scan the “Preset template number” barcode.
B. Advanced Template Printing
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1 Scan the “Select template” barcode, and then scan the barcodes under “For entering numbers”.
2 Scan the barcode whose data you want to use or copy.
3 Scan the “Begin printing” barcode.
C. Database Lookup Printing
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1 Scan the “Select template” barcode, and then scan the barcodes under “For entering numbers”.
2 Scan the key barcode for the database data.
3 Scan the “Delimiter” barcode.
4 Scan the “Begin printing” barcode.
f
The specified label is printed.
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List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function
List of Barcodes for Specifying Settings
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These are the barcodes for specifying settings used in Printing Labels Using P-touch Template on page 66.
Note
• When using the barcodes in this list, set “Trigger for P-touch Template Printing” and “Command Prefix
Character” to the factory settings in the P-touch Template Settings tool.
• When printing barcodes that will be scanned for printing labels, print the barcodes at a high resolution.
• It is possible that these sample barcodes may not be read correctly, depending on the quality of your
printout.
 P-touch template command (initialise + begin specifying settings)
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 Basic settings
Auto cut on
Half cut on
Chain printing on
Mirror printing on
Number of copies
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Auto cut off
Half cut off
Chain printing off
Mirror printing off
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List of Barcodes for the P-touch Template Function
 For entering numbers 1
1
3
5
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2
4
6
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22
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7
9
00
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8
0
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 Preset template number
Preset template 1
Preset template 3
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Preset template 2
Preset template 4
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Preset template 5
Preset template 7
Preset template 9
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Preset template 6
Preset template 8
Preset template 10
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 Select template
 Number of serialised copies
^NN
 Delimiter
 Initialise template data
^ID
 Begin printing
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These are used when specifying the number of copies printed and when selecting a template number.
Scan barcodes to specify a three-digit number, such as [0][0][7] or [0][1][5]. The setting is automatically applied when three digits have been
specified.
To change settings, scan the “Number of copies” barcode again when changing the number of copies or scan the “Select template” barcode again
when changing the template number, and then scan the barcodes for the new three-digit number.
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Using the Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery/Battery Base
(Optional:PA-BT-4000LI/PA-BB-002)
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This P-touch labelling machine can be powered by the AC adapter (included) or the rechargeable Li-ion
battery (optional: PA-BT-4000LI). Use the power source appropriate for your intended use.
With the rechargeable Li-ion battery installed, you can use the machine in locations that do not have AC
power.
The battery is recharged by the AC adapter when the battery and the battery base are attached to the
machine.
Installing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
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a
Disconnect the AC adapter and then attach the battery base (optional: PA-BB-002) onto the machine.
For more information about attaching the battery base, see its instruction manual.
b
Open the battery cover on the bottom of the machine.
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c
Insert the battery into the battery compartment.
d
Close the battery cover.
Note
The voltage supplied by the rechargeable Li-ion battery fluctuates. The printing speed may also fluctuate
depending on the voltage.
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Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery/Battery Base (Optional:PA-BT-4000LI/PA-BB-002)
Removing the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Press and hold the
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(Power) button to turn the machine off.
Remove the battery cover and the battery, and then reattach the battery cover.
CAUTION
If it is difficult to remove the rechargeable battery, turning the machine over with the battery cover removed
may allow the rechargeable battery to fall out.
Be careful that this does not cause any injuries.
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Charging the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
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Note
• Before use, fully charge the battery.
• Up to three hours may be needed to fully charge the battery.
a
b
Make sure the battery is installed in the machine.
Use the AC adapter and power supply cord to connect the machine to an electrical socket.
Press the
(Power) button to turn the machine on if it is not on already.
The
(Battery) indicator lights in orange during charging, and it goes off when the battery is fully
charged.
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1
2
1 AC adapter
2 Power supply cord
Note
• Even if the machine is turned off during charging, the charging will continue until the battery is fully
charged.
• If the machine is turned on with the rechargeable Li-ion battery installed and the AC adapter is connected
to an electrical socket, the battery will be recharged. However, when the machine is turned on, even after
the rechargeable battery has been charged, the battery charge will be used, leaving the battery with less
than a full charge the next time the machine is used. We recommend leaving the machine turned off while
charging the battery.
• Although the charging stops if the machine is used to print, feed, or perform another operation, the
charging will start again automatically after the operation is finished if the charging is not completed.
Stopping Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Charging
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To stop the battery charging, disconnect the AC adapter.
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Notes on Using the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
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 Before use, fully charge the battery. Do not use it until it is fully charged.
 The battery charging must take place in environments between 0°C and 40°C, otherwise the battery will
not charge, and the
(Battery) indicator will remain lit. If the charging stops because the environment
temperature is too low or too high, place the machine with a temperature between 0°C and 40°C and try
charging again.
 If the machine is used to print, feed, or perform another operation when both the battery is installed and
the AC adapter is connected, the
(Battery) indicator may turn off and charging may stop even if the
battery is not fully charged.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Characteristics
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To ensure the highest performance and longest life from the battery:
 Do not use or store the battery in a location exposed to extreme high or low temperatures as it may
discharge more quickly. This may happen when using a rechargeable Li-ion battery with a high charge
(90% charged or more) in a location exposed to high temperatures.
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 Remove the battery when storing the machine for long periods of time.
 Store a battery with less than a 50% charge in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
 Recharge the battery every six months if it is stored for long periods of time.
 If you touch a part of the machine while the Li-ion battery is charging, that part of the machine may feel
warm. This is normal, and the machine may be used safely. However, if the machine becomes extremely
hot, discontinue use.
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Product Specifications
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
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Size: approx. 74 mm (W) x 86 mm (D) x 32 mm (H)
Weight: approx. 0.240 kg
Voltage: 14.4 V
Capacity: 1800 mAh
Charging/discharging cycle: approx. 300 times
Charging time: approx. three hours
Battery Base
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Size: approx. 118 mm (W) × 192 mm (D) × 78 mm (H)
Weight: approx. 0.332 kg
Charging current: 1000 mA
Charging voltage: 16.4 V
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Using the Touch Panel Display
(Optional:PA-TDU-003)
(P950NW Only)
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The optional touch panel display (TDU) is a touch panel operated unit designed to attach to the P-touch
labelling machine. Because touch panel keys can be pressed to perform operations, labels can be printed
and various settings can be specified without a computer connection.
For more information on attaching the touch panel display, refer to its Quick Setup Guide.
General Description
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2
3
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1 LCD
Note
A protective clear plastic sticker is placed over the LCD during manufacturing and shipping. We
recommend removing this sticker prior to use.
2 Touch panel
3 TDU panel cover
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LCD
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Lift the LCD, and then adjust it to an angle so that the screens are visible. If the screens are dark and hard to
read, the backlight can be turned on. For more information, see Specifying Settings From the Touch Panel
Display on page 200.
Main Screen
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When the machine is turned on, the main screen appears.
1
2
3 4 5 6 7
8
1 Template name and number
Displays the number and name of the selected template.
2 Time and date
Displays the current time and date. For more information on setting the clock, see Setting the Time and
Date on page 202.
3 Template editing indicator
appears when you are editing a template using the touch panel display.
4 Battery level display
Indicates the remaining charge when the optional rechargeable Li-ion battery is in use.
If you continue to use the machine while the battery has a low charge, the message “Battery Empty”
appears, and the machine may run out of power, even while printing.
: Full charge
: Half
: Low charge
: Empty
: Charging
5 Wireless LAN indicator
Indicates the status of the Wireless LAN connection using four levels (
there is no connection.)
,
, ,
). (
appears when
6 Bluetooth indicator
appears when the machine is connected using Bluetooth.
7 Tape type display
Indicates the type of tape installed in the machine.
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8 Touch panel setting
Displays whether the touch panel display has been set for touch panel A or B.
: Basic control panel (A)
: One-touch panel (B)
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Touch Panel
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There are two touch panel screens: the basic control panel (A) and the one-touch panel (B). Either can be
selected for use.
Press a key on the touch panel screen to perform an operation.
If a label layout has been assigned in advance to a key on the one-touch panel, you can print a label by
pressing the key of the corresponding label.
Important
Do not press on the touch panel with a sharp object. Otherwise, the touch panel may be damaged.
Basic control panel (A)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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8
One-touch panel (B)
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1
2
3
4
5
9
1
(settings key)
Allows you to specify settings for the various parameters.
2 Esc (escape key)
Returns to the previous operation. Holding down this key for at least one second returns to the main
screen.
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3 a/b/d/c
Changes what is displayed, or increases/decreases values. Holding down this key quickly changes what
is displayed or increases/decreases values by 10.
4 PRINT key
Print the label.
5 OK key
Applies the operation or setting.
6
(admin key)
Specify basic settings for using the touch panel display.
7
(search key)
Displays the contents of the selected template. The contents of the database linked to the template can
also be checked.
8 Numeric keys
Type in the template number or database record number. These can also be used to edit values in the
label layout.
9 One-touch keys
Select the label to be printed.
Note
The touch panel name (A or B) is printed in the upper-right corner of the touch panel. Make sure that the
specified touch panel name, which appears in the main screen on the LCD, matches the name of the touch
panel you are using.
Replacing the Touch Panel
a
b
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Lift the LCD.
Press the cover open button and lift the tape compartment cover to open it.
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c
The TDU panel cover is attached with four tabs. Use your fingernails or a slotted screwdriver to push the
four tabs outwards as shown in the illustration and remove the TDU panel cover.
d
Place the touch panel (1) you want, and then the clear protective sheet (2) on the touch panel holder (3).
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2
3
1
Important
Because foreign material, such as dust caught between the touch panel, protective sheet and touch panel
holder may cause a malfunction, make sure no foreign material is present.
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e
Install the four tabs on the TDU panel cover into the slots as shown in the illustration until the tabs are
locked into place.
Important
When the touch panel is replaced, the setting for the touch panel display must be changed. For more
information, see Selecting the Touch Panel on page 212.
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Printing With the Touch Panel Display
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Follow the procedure below to print using the touch panel display.
1. Preparation
Connect the machine to the computer, and then install the
printer driver and software. (See Installing the Printer Driver
and Software on page 8)
Install media in the machine. (See Inserting a Tape Cassette
on page 5)
2. Design a label.
From the computer, use P-touch Editor to create a template or
layout. (page 204)
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3. Transfer the label layout to the machine.
Use P-touch Transfer Manager to transfer the template or
layout from the computer into the machine. (page 210)
4. Print the label.
Use the touch panel of the touch panel display to print the label.
(page 215)
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Touch Panel Display Settings
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The settings for the touch panel display can be specified using the touch panel or the Printer Setting Tool on
a computer connected to the machine. For more information on connecting a computer and specifying
settings, see Device Settings for Windows® on page 44.
Specifying Settings From the Touch Panel Display
Press [ ] (settings key) or [
and then press [OK].
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] (admin key) to display the menu screen. Press [a] or [b] to select a parameter,
2
1
1
The scroll bar indicates the first parameter with the up arrow, and the last parameter with the down arrow. If the last parameter is selected, pressing
[b] scrolls to the first parameter. If the first parameter is selected, pressing [a] scrolls to the last parameter.
2
The currently selected parameter is highlighted.
With the touch panel display attached to the machine, the following settings can be specified:
Key
Parameter
Settings
Description
Confirm Print
On/Off
Select whether a message appears before
printing, allowing you to confirm the
number of copies.
Cut Option
FullCut/HalfCut/Chain
Select a cut method when printing.
Backlight
On/Off
Select whether the LCD backlight is turned
on.
LCD Contrast
+2/+1/0/-1/-2
Set the LCD contrast.
Beeper
On/Off
Select whether the machine beeps when
you press a touch panel key.
Set Panel
A/B
Select which touch panel you want to use.
(settings
key)
Setup
(admin
key) 1
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Keys Function Template/
Database
Select the type of data assigned to keys
on the one-touch panel. To assign
templates, select [Template]. To assign
databases linked to a single template,
select [Database].
Serialize
Mode
Cont From Last/From
Starting#
Select whether to serialise from the last
number printed.
Default
Print#
1–999
Set the default number of copies that
appears when printing.
Set Clock
Default:
2013/01/01 <24>
00:00
Set the time and date for the touch panel
display.
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Key
(admin
key) 1
(Continue
d)
Parameter
Setup
(Continue
d)
Time&Date
Form
Settings
Select the date format for the clock.
Date Format:
1/31/2099, 01/31/2099,
31/1/2099, 31/01/2099,
31.1.2099, 31.01.2099,
31-1-2099, 31-01-2099,
2099/1/31, 2099/01/31,
2099-1-31, 2099-01-31
Time Format:
01:59(24), 1:59(24),
1:59AM, 01:59AM
Language
Description
Select the time format for the clock.
Dansk/Deutsch/English/ Select the language of the touch panel
Español/Français/
display.
Italiano/Nederlands/
Norsk/Português/Suomi/
Svenska/
Unit
inch/mm
Select the measurement units for
displayed settings.
Print#
From Starting#/Cont
From Last
Select whether the number of copies set
from the TDU remains set after the copies
are printed.
This TDU setting is applied until the
machine is turned off.
DB search
Security Disable Edit
By Line#/By Data
When using a template with a linked
database, select whether to search for
database records by their line number or
by their data.
On/Off
Select whether or not label layouts can be
edited.
Lock Settings On/Off
Allow or disable setting changes for [
(settings key).
Admin
Password
On/Off
Set password access for [
Enter Password:
**** (4 digits)
Type in the 4-digit password.
Configuration
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]
] (admin key).
Printer/ProgVer/
Displays the model name, firmware
FontVer/Memory/PrnDis version, font version and amount of built-in
t/PrnCnt/FCutCnt/HCutC memory, and similar information.
nt
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Key
(admin
key) 1
Parameter
Network
Settings
LAN
IP Address/Subnet
Mask/Gateway
WLAN
IP Address/Subnet
Mask/Gateway/
Description
Displays the network settings.
(Continue
d)
Status/Signal/Channel/
SSID/Comm.
Mode/Infrastructure
Mode
Wdirect
1
[
Device Name/SSID/IP
Address/Password/Stat
us/Signal/Channel/Wire
lessDirect Mode
] (admin key) can be accessed only when touch panel A (basic control panel) is set.
Note
• Some settings may differ depending on the firmware (machine software).
• To reset the settings, use [Device settings] in the Printer Setting Tool to return all settings to factory
settings. For more information, see Device Settings for Windows® on page 44.
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Setting the Time and Date
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Adjust the clock to the current time and date displayed on the main screen.
a
b
c
d
Press [
e
Press [a] or [b] to select AM, PM or 24, and then press the number keys to specify two digits each for the
hour and minutes.
To enter 2:45 in the AM/PM format, press [b] to select [PM], and then press [c], then [0] [2] [4] [5].
f
Press [OK]. The main screen appears, and the specified time and date are displayed.
] (admin key).
Press [b], select [Setup], and then press [OK].
Press [b], select [Set Clock], and then press [OK]. The clock setting screen appears.
Press the number keys to specify the last two digits of the year, two digits for the month and two digits
for the day.
For December 1, 2016, press [1] [6] [1] [2] [0] [1].
Note
The format for the time and date can be changed: Press [ ] (admin key), select [Setup], then
[Time&Date Form] from the parameters, and then specify settings for [Date Format] and [Time
Format].
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Setting the Administrator Password
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A password can be set so that basic settings specified by pressing [ ] (admin key) cannot be accessed
easily. If a password is set, each time [ ] (admin key) is pressed, a password must be entered. Access to
these parameters can be restricted by setting a password.
a
b
c
d
Press [
e
Type in the 4-digit password, and then press [OK].
The password is set.
] (admin key).
Press [b], select [Security], and then press [OK].
Press [b], select [Admin Password], and then press [OK].
Press [b], select [On], and then press [OK].
The password input screen appears.
Note
• This parameter can be accessed only when touch panel A (basic control panel) is set.
• After a password has been set, the password input screen appears when [
Type in the specified 4-digit password, and then press [OK].
] (admin key) is pressed.
• To cancel the password settings, press [ ] (admin key), type in the password to display the parameters,
and then set [Admin Password] to [Off].
• If you do not remember the password, use [Device settings] in the Printer Setting Tool to return all
settings to factory settings or specify the password again and apply it. For more information, see Device
Settings for Windows® on page 44.
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Creating a Label Layout (Windows® Only)
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From the computer, use P-touch Editor to create a template or layout. For more information on use, see How
to Use P-touch Editor on page 101.
Creating a Template
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 Label sample
Floor 1
A0-001
a
Start the P-touch Editor.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server ® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs]-[Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Editor 5.1], or double-click
[P-touch Editor 5.1] shortcut icon on the desktop.
When P-touch Editor starts, select whether you want to create a new layout or open an existing layout.
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 For Windows® 8/ Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Editor 5.1] on the [Apps] screen or double-click [P-touch Editor 5.1] on the desktop.
When P-touch Editor starts, select whether you want to create a new layout or open an existing layout.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps] and click [P-touch Editor 5.1] under [Brother P-touch], or
double-click [P-touch Editor 5.1] on the desktop.
When P-touch Editor starts, select whether you want to create a new layout or open an existing layout.
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b
When the [New/Open] dialog box appears, select the various options to set the machine to be used and
the size of label to be created.
c
Click [Paper] (1), and then specify the media and length (2). (This window appears in [Express] mode.)
1
2
d
Click [Text] (1), and then specify the font and style (2).
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1
2
e
Clicking
f
After inserting the text, click the text box to move it within the template.
displays the cursor so text can be typed in.
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g
Repeat steps e and f to type text and arrange the layout.
After entering text, click [File] - [Save as] on the menu bar, and then specify the file name for saving the
data.
Note
The first ten characters of the file name appear on the LCD as the template name when you use the touch
panel display.
Setting the Text and Order for Displaying on the LCD
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Use P-touch Editor to set the order of the displayed text on the LCD.
a
b
In P-touch Editor, open the template or layout you want to edit.
Select the text box for text to appear on the LCD, right-click it, and then click [Properties] to display the
[Text Properties] dialog box. In the [Object Name] box on the [Expanded] tab, set the number you want
(for example, “Text1”, “Text2” or “Text3”). The text will appear on the LCD in the order of the set numbers.
To prevent the text from appearing on the LCD, select the [Text Cannot Be Edited] check box on the
[Expanded] tab.
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Inserting the Date and Time in a Label
a
b
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In P-touch Editor, open the template or layout you want to edit.
On the menu bar, click [Insert] - [Date/Time] to display the [Date and Time Properties] dialog box.
Select settings for the format of the text you want to insert.
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Important
• If the [At Printing] check box (1) is selected, the date and time of printing will be inserted. If the check box
is cleared, the current date and time will be inserted and will not be updated.
• The date and time inserted into the label will be printed in the machine’s built-in character size. Because
the character size is determined by the size of the date and time object, adjust the object to the size you
want in P-touch Editor before transferring the label layout to the machine.
Linking a Database to a Template
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 Label sample
Floor 1
Floor 1
Floor 2
A0-001
A0-002
D0-011
A database can be linked to the template that was created. Because the text in the template can be replaced
with text from the database, multiple labels can be printed simply by creating a single template.
For more information on specifying database settings, see [P-touch Editor Help].
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a
Prepare a database file in advance.
Note
• Files saved as XLS, MDB, CSV and TXT formats can be used as databases.
• To use files in the XLSX or ACCDB format, Microsoft® Office 2007, 32-bit Microsoft® Office 2010, 2007
Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components, or 32-bit 2010 Office System Driver: Data
Connectivity Components must be installed.
• Only one database can be linked to a single template. A maximum of 65,000 records can be created in
that database. (The total size of templates and databases is limited to 7 MB.)
• The data entered in the database can be displayed on the LCD. Only the first 13 characters can be
displayed.
b
c
In P-touch Editor, open the template that will be linked to the database.
On the menu bar, click [File] - [Database] - [Connect] to display the [Open Database] dialog box. Select
[Connect Database File], click [Browse], and then select the database you want to link.
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d
Click [Next] to display a settings dialog box. With [Database Field] under [Merge Fields], specify which
database column will be linked to which object, and then click [OK].
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e
The template and database are linked, and the main window appears. Click the database row you want
to check to display the label with the text replaced.
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Transferring the Label Layout to the Machine
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By transferring the created label layout from a computer to the machine, you can use the touch panel display
to print as many labels as required.
Use P-touch Transfer Manager to transfer data. For more information, see How to Use P-touch Transfer
Manager and P-touch Library (Windows® Only) on page 109.
Important
Before transferring data, make sure that the main screen appears on the LCD.
a
b
Connect the machine to the computer with a USB cable, and then turn the machine on.
In P-touch Editor, open the label layout you want to transfer, and then click [File] - [Transfer Template]
- [Transfer].
Note
• If [Transfer Template] cannot be selected in P-touch Editor, make sure that the layout window in P-touch
Editor is the active window.
• For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs]-[Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Tools]-[P-touch Transfer
Manager 2.2].
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• For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] on the [Apps] screen.
• For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] under [Brother
P-touch].
c
Select this machine from the [Printer] list. Right-click [Configurations], click [New], and then create a
new folder with the name you want. (In this example, the folder [Switch Label] is created.)
Click [Configurations] or [All contents], and then drag the data you want to transfer to the [Switch
Label] folder.
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d
A key number (number of the template to be registered on the machine) is assigned to the file in the
[Switch Label] folder. To change the number, right-click the file, click [Key Assign], and then select a
number between 1 and 99.
The data registered with keys 1 to 28 (1) of the one-touch panel is determined by the key number.
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Important
If using the one-touch panel, specify the number before transferring the data.
• If templates are assigned to one-touch keys:
Templates with key numbers 1 to 28 are registered with the one-touch key of the same number.
• If databases are assigned to one-touch keys:
When a template with a linked database is selected, databases with numbers 1 to 28 are registered
with the one-touch key of the same number.
For more information on checking a database assigned to a one-touch key, see If a Template With a
Linked Database Is Registered with a One-Touch Key on page 218.
For more information on specifying the data assigned to one-touch keys, see Selecting the Data Assigned
to Keys on the One-Touch Panel on page 213.
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e
Select the [Switch Label] folder, and then click [Transfer]. If a confirmation message appears, click
[OK]. Transferring begins.
Note
• Up to 99 templates can be registered with this machine.
• If a new template is transferred with the same key number as another template already registered on the
machine, the new template will overwrite the old one.
Selecting the Touch Panel
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Two touch panels, basic control panel (A) and one-touch panel (B) can be selected for the touch panel
display.
If the one-touch panel (B) will be used, the data to be assigned to the one-touch panel keys must be specified.
For more information on specifying the settings, see Selecting the Data Assigned to Keys on the One-Touch
Panel on page 213.
a
b
c
d
Press [
e
Make sure that the specified touch panel name shown on the screen matches the name of the touch
panel you are using, and then press [PRINT].
] (settings key).
Press [b], select [Set Panel], and then press [OK].
Press [a] or [b], select [A] or [B], and then press [OK].
Follow the on-screen instructions to replace the touch panel. (For more information on replacing it, see
Replacing the Touch Panel on page 196.)
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Selecting the Data Assigned to Keys on the One-Touch Panel
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You can specify the type of data assigned to one-touch keys when using the one-touch panel with the touch
panel display. The type of data can be either templates or databases.
 Sample label layout registered in the machine:
Template No.1 (panel.lbx)
Floor 1
A0-001
Database
No.
1
2
3
4
Floor
1
1
2
2
Name
A0-001
A0-002
D0-011
D0-014
Template No.2 (sign.lbx)
CAUTION
Database
No.
1
2
3
4
SIGN
CAUTION
DANGER
HIGH TEMPERATURE
BOILED WATER
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Template No.3 (on.lbx)
ON/OFF
 If [Template] was set, starting with template number 1, templates are registered with the one-touch key
of the same number.
Floor 1
A0-001
CAUTION
ON/OFF
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 If [Database] was set, starting with database number 1, the databases of the selected template are
registered with the one-touch key of the same number. (The illustration shows when template number 1
is selected.)
a
b
c
d
Press [
Floor 1
Floor 1
Floor 2
Floor 2
A0-001
A0-002
D0-011
D0-014
] (admin key).
Select [Setup], and then press [OK].
Select [Keys Function], and then press [OK].
Press [a] or [b], select [Template] or [Database], and then press [OK].
Creating a One-Touch Panel
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To create a one-touch panel, use one of the following methods:
 Using stickers or in handwriting, note the names of keys directly on the included one-touch panel.
 The actual panel figure can be found on the last page before the back cover in Quick Setup Guide of Touch
Panel Dislay. This figure can be used by copying it onto plain paper.
Panel size: 132.4 mm (length) x 92.3 mm (width)
 A panel format can be downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com
[Select your region/country.] - [Downloads] - [Choose your product]
This can be used by typing in the key names, then printing out the data on plain paper.
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Printing the Label
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You can use the touch panel display to print or edit a label layout transferred to the machine, without a
computer connection.
Printing Using the Basic Control Panel
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a
Turn the machine on. The main screen appears.
b
Press [a] or [b] to select the number of the template you want to print, or press the number keys to type
in the number, and then press [OK]. Press [ ] (search key) to display the template details on the screen.
1
2
3
4
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1 Template number
2 Text in template
3 Paper size
4 Database record number (only if a database is linked)
Note
• To check all of the text in the template, press [d] or [c].
• You can set the text displayed on the LCD and its display order using P-touch Editor. For more information,
see Setting the Text and Order for Displaying on the LCD on page 206.
c
If a database is linked:
Press [a] or [b] to select the number of the database record you want to print, or press the number keys
to type in the number, and then press [OK].
d
Press [PRINT]. A message to confirm the number of copies appears.
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e
Type in the number of copies, and then press [PRINT] or [OK]. The labels are printed.
Note
• You can print between 1 and 999 copies.
• If the template contains a serialised number, the labels will be printed with the serialised field incremented
by the specified number of times.
• If [Confirm Print] is set to [Off], printing begins when [PRINT] is pressed in step d.
Editing Label Contents Before Printing
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You can use the touch panel display to directly edit the data and change the contents of a template that have
already been transferred to the machine.
You do not need to edit the data from the computer and transfer it to the machine.
Note
• TIn the touch panel display settings, set [Disable Edit] to [Off].
• Only numbers can be edited.
• Edited templates are not saveable. When you select a different template or database, the edited data
reverts to the original data.
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Important
Use the basic control panel to edit data.
a
In the main screen, select the template you want to edit, and then press [ ] (search key).
If you are editing the contents of a database record select the appropriate database record.
b
To display the item you want to edit with [d] or [c], and then press [OK].
Editing mode is entered, and the editable number is highlighted.
c
Press [d] or [c] to highlight the number you want to edit. Press the number key of the new number to
overwrite the old number. (In this example, [A0-001] will be changed to [A0-003]. Press [c] to highlight
[1], and then press [3] on the number keys.)
appears in the lower-left corner of the screen to indicate that the template was edited.
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Note
• To return the currently displayed item to its original number, press [Esc] to exit the editing mode.
• Holding down [Esc] for at least one second returns the currently displayed item to its original number and
returns to the main screen. If any other item has been edited,
appears.
d
Press [OK] to apply the edited text, and then press the
of copies appears.
e
Type in the number of copies you want to print, and then press [PRINT] or [OK]. The labels are printed.
(Print) button. A message to confirm the number
Searching for Records in a Database Linked to a Template
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After transferring a template with a linked database to the machine, you can search for a record in the
database by pressing [ ] (search key) on the basic control panel.
To select whether to search for database records by their line number or by their data, press [
on the basic control panel, and then select the setting you want for [DB search].
] (admin key)
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 By Line#: Select this setting to search for database records by their line number.
 By Data: Select this setting to search for database records by their data (only numbers up to 13 digits)
entered into the first data field (for example, Column A).
Printing Using the One-Touch Panel
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If a label layout has been assigned to a key on the one-touch panel, you can print a label by pressing the key
of the corresponding label.
Important
The data registered with each one-touch key, is determined by the database number or the key number
when the data was transferred from the computer to the machine. For more information, see Transferring
the Label Layout to the Machine on page 210.
a
Turn the machine on. The main screen appears.
b
If databases are assigned to one-touch keys:
Press [a] or [b] to select a template.
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c
Press the one-touch key for the label you want to print. The label details appear on the screen.
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1 Template number
2 Text in label layout
3 Paper size
4 Database record number (only if a database is linked)
5 Number of prints
Note
• To check all of the text in the label layout, press [d] or [c]. To edit the data, use the basic control panel (A),
not the one-touch panel (B). For more information, see Editing Label Contents Before Printing
on page 216.
• You can set the text displayed on the LCD and its display order using P-touch Editor. For more information,
see Setting the Text and Order for Displaying on the LCD on page 206.
d
With [a] or [b], type in the number of copies you want to print, and then press [PRINT] or [OK]. The labels
are printed.
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Note
• You can print between 1 and 999 copies.
• If the template contains a serialised number, the labels will be printed with the serialised field incremented
by the specified number of times.
• If [Confirm Print] is set to [Off], printing begins when the one-touch key is pressed in step c.
If a Template With a Linked Database Is Registered with a One-Touch Key
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If you register a template with a linked database to a one-touch key, the displayed contents are for the
database record corresponding to the number of times that you press the key.
For example, with a template that has three database records, pressing the one-touch key:
 One time: displays the contents of the first database record.
 Two times: displays the contents of the second record
 Three times: displays the contents of the third record.
 Four times: displays the contents of the first record again.
a
Press the one-touch key for the label you want to print until the contents of the database record you want
appear.
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b
With [a] or [b], type in the number of copies you want to print, and then press [PRINT] or [OK]. The labels
are printed.
Important
If a template with a linked database is assigned to a one-touch key, be sure that [Confirm Print] is set
to [On]. If [Off] is selected, you can select only the first database.
Note
• You can print between 1 and 999 copies.
• If the template contains a serialised number, the labels will be printed with the serialised field incremented
by the specified number of times.
Printing Using a Barcode Scanner
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Using P-touch Template functions, you can scan barcodes to display a template transferred to the machine,
replace the text if needed, and print labels. You can check the contents of the displayed template or the text
you want to replace on the LCD.
The machine is compatible with many manufacturer barcode scanners, however we recommend you use a
genuine Brother barcode scanner (optional:PA-BR-001). Please note the available options and supplies may
vary depending on your country.
For more information on the P-touch Template functions, see Printing Labels Using P-touch Template
on page 66.
To check the text in the template, select the template number on the main screen so that the template details
are displayed, and then press [d] or [c]. To edit the text, display the text to be edited, and then press [OK].
When you enter the editing mode, the editable text becomes highlighted.
Checking the contents of the label layout before printing can help avoid printing the wrong label.
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Label Layouts on the Machine (Checking, Deleting and Log)
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With the following procedures, label layouts on the machine can be checked or deleted, or their print log can
be viewed.
Checking the Contents of a Label Layout
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To display template details on the screen and check the contents, press [ ] (search key) on the touch panel
display. For more information, see Printing Using the Basic Control Panel on page 215.
Deleting Label Layout Using a Windows® Computer
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Use [Device settings] of the Printer Setting Tool to delete a label layout from the machine. In the menu bar,
click [Tools] - [Delete Template and Database] to delete a template or database registered on the machine.
For more information, see Menu Bar on page 46.
To check the label layouts on the machine and select the data you want to delete, connect the machine to a
computer and use P-touch Transfer Manager.
Checking the Print Log for Label Layouts
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 For Windows®
Use [Device settings] of the Printer Setting Tool to check the print log. If [Save Printer Print Log] in the
[Advanced] tab is set to [Enable], a print log is saved on the machine. To export the print log and save it
as a CSV file, click [Tools] - [Save Print Log in File]. For more information, see Device Settings for
Windows® on page 44.
 For Mac
Use the Printer Setting Tool to check the print log. If [Save Printer Print Log] in the [Basic] tab is set to
[Enable], a print log is saved on the machine. To print the print log, select [Usage Log] in [Print
Information Report] in the [Basic] tab. For more information, see Basic Tab on page 60.
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Replacing the Time/Date Battery
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A time/date battery is provided to maintain the settings for the internal clock. The battery will be consumed
even if the machine is not used for a long period of time.
Important
• Use only recommended batteries in the machine. Other batteries may cause damage to the machine.
• When storing or discarding the battery, wrap it (for example with cellophane tape) to prevent it from
short-circuiting.
(Battery insulation example)
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2 Time/date battery
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• We recommend replacing the battery every two years.
• If the clock is reset while power is supplied to the machine, replace this battery. When replacing the
battery, buy a CR2032 battery (recommended manufacturers: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., FDK Corporation).
• Dispose of the battery at an appropriate collection point, not in the general waste stream. In addition, be
sure to observe all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
a
Press and hold the
(Power) button to turn the machine off, and then disconnect the machine from the
electrical socket. If the rechargeable Li-ion battery (optional) is installed, remove the rechargeable
battery.
b
Using a coin or similar object, slowly turn the time/date battery cover in the direction of the arrow on the
battery cover until it stops, and then remove the time/date battery cover.
Important
If the time/date battery cover is forcibly turned past the stop position, it may become damaged.
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c
Remove the battery.
As shown below, press part A of the battery to release it so that it can be removed.
d
Install the new battery.
Important
Be sure to insert the new battery with the + and – sides facing the correct direction.
e
Return the time/date battery cover to its original position. To install the time/date cover, use a coin or
similar object to slowly turn the time/date battery cover in the opposite direction of the arrow on the
battery cover until it stops.
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Important
If the time/date battery cover is forcibly turned past the stop position, it may become damaged.
Note
You can configure the time and date using the [
see Setting the Time and Date on page 202.
] (admin key) on the touch panel. For more information,
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. How much memory is available?
A. The machine has 7 MB of built-in memory available, allowing you to save a maximum of 99 templates.
When no more built-in memory is available or when 99 templates have been registered, templates can no
longer be transferred to (be registered with) the machine. Delete unnecessary templates from the machine.
Q. Why does the file size change when I transfer a template to the machine?
A. Because the format of a template file added to P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2 is different from the format
of a file after it has been transferred to the machine, the file size changes.
Q. How can I check the number of templates that can be registered on the machine and the key numbers
that are being used?
A. Follow the procedure below to check the information:
1 Connect the machine to the computer, and then turn the machine on.
2 Start the P-touch Transfer Manager.
 For Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows Server® 2008 / Windows Server® 2008 R2:
From the Start button, click [All Programs]-[Brother P-touch]-[P-touch Tools]-[P-touch Transfer
Manager 2.2].
 For Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows Server® 2012 / Windows Server® 2012 R2:
Click [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] on the [Apps] screen.
 For Windows® 10:
From the Start button, select [All apps], and then click [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.2] under [Brother
P-touch].
3 Click “Brother PT-P950NW” in the pane on the left side to display the templates registered with the
machine in the pane on the right side. You can check the number of templates and the key numbers
currently in use.
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Q. Why can I not transfer a template, with its date automatically updated, to the machine?
A. The printer driver may not be correctly installed. Re-install the printer driver, and then try transferring
again.
If the date was not updated, check that the [At Printing] check box is selected in the [Date and Time
Properties] dialog box for the template.
For more information, see Inserting the Date and Time in a Label on page 207.
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Product Specifications
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The following specifications are when the time/date battery is not installed and the LCD is closed.
Size: approx. 113 mm (W)  192 mm (D)  59 mm (H)
Weight: approx. 0.329 kg
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