Brother Printer 1280 User manual

Brother Printer 1280 User manual
1 PREPARATION
E LE
L A B E LI N G
C T R O N IC
SYSTEM
Keyboard & LCD
Check that the package contains the followings before using your P-touch labeller.
Error message
Width
Style
Message
Cursor
User's Guide
Warranty Card
LN9978001
Printed in China
No Text!
Cursor key
(Use with Shift key
to go to top/end of
the text.)
Power Supply & Tape Cassettes
Open the back cover by pressing
in the rough area at the top end
of the machine.
If a tape cassette is already
installed, remove it by pulling it
straight up. Also, if batteries are
already installed, remove them.
Print key
Power key
Line Limit!
Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries or tape cassette.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (Canada Only)
Avis de conformité aux normes d’Industrie Canada (Canada seulement)
Print head
Tape cutter lever
Function key
Favorite keys
Character key
Preview key
OK key
ESC key
Backspace key
Tab key
Caps key
Shift key
Symbol key
Auto Format key
Enter key
Shift key
Accent key
Space key
No Frame OK?
ON. (Select
The LCD shows one row of 15 characters; however, the text that you
enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
Insert six new AAA-size alkaline
batteries (LR03), making sure
that their poles point in the
correct directions. Always
replace all six batteries at the
same time using brand new
ones.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have
the
mark.
• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry
cloth.
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when
cleaning the print head.
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter's edge.
• To prevent damage or breakage of the glass, do not press hard on the LCD display.
• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,
otherwise the machine may be stained.
• Do not get the machine wet, such as by touching with wet hands or spilling beverages
on to the machine.
• Do not expose the machine to extremely high temperatures or high humidity. Never
leave it on the dashboard or in the back of your car, near heaters or other hot
appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places.
• Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-touch labeller, otherwise the tape
cassette may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape.
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette set in the P-touch labeller.
Doing so will damage the print head.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the
machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more
than three minutes, all text shown in the display and any text files stored in the
memory will be lost. Language and unit settings will also be cleared.)
• Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other type
batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the wrong position. Otherwise, the
batteries may leak or be damaged.
• Use only the AC adapter designed exclusively for this machine to prevent any
damage or failure.
Initial Setting
Start your machine
Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the optional AC adapter, and then
press
.
Set the language (English/Spanish/French/Portuguese)
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place.
Choose a language with
End of tape
and press
/
Toothed Wheel
Tape guide
and press
/
.
• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5
minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
Tape exit slot
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the
direction of the arrow on the cassette.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine.
• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while
holding down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
Finally, release
and
.
.
Label image
>
[Normal]
1
7
2
8
3
9
4
10
5
11
[Shadow]
/
[Width]
[Style]
Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Printing
(
+
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-right corner of the
machine.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message "Print" or "Feed"
is displayed.
[Outline]
[Italic]
Memory (Favorites)
)
[Vertical]
>
Setting [Margin] (Tape Margin)
[Italic Bold]
[Vertical]
[Margin]
>
Setting [Underline/Frame]
[Underline/Frame]
(
+
)
[Full]
>
You can save and print your favorite label in seconds at the touch of a button.
There are three Favorite Keys (
~
) to store your three favorite labels.
To Save:
>
(
+
)
ABC
1"(25mm)
[Off]
[Underline]
[Round]
[Candy]
[Callout]
[Banner]
[Wooden]
Frames can not be printed on 9/64" (3.5mm) tape.
Accented Characters
Setting [Tab]
(
a
You can make aligned texts by setting tabs.
c
Example: To set a tab between "ABC" and "D"
The cursor should be positioned where you set a tab.
D
d
E
e
G
g
I
i
K
k
L
l
N
n
O
o
R
r
S
s
T
t
U
u
Y
y
Z
z
.
• The order of accented characters differ by the selected LCD language.
To Clear
By pressing the Backspace Key, the letters will be deleted one by one.
>
+
)
: ABC
To Print:
ABC
<e.g. 2>
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
DEF
(feed & cut)
ABC
(feed & cut)
Using [Print Option]
(
+
)
D
[Copies]
Tab
• You can also set a tab by using the Tab Key on the keyboard.
Setting [Tab Length](Auto / 0.0" - 4.0") (
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
+
)
[Print Option]
>
>
[Copies]
>
>
You can also select the number of copies by entering with Num keys.
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
[Numbering]
Setting [Label Length](Auto / 1.2" - 12.0") (
+
)
You can print many copies of the same text while increasing a selected
number by 1 after each label is printed.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
>
[Label Length]
>
>
• You can also select the length by entering the length with Num keys.
• To return to [Auto], press
.
Setting [Auto Format]
[Numbering]
(
+
)
Application
VHS Spine
MiniDV Spine
Audio Tape
[Auto Format]
Length
5.5" (140 mm)
1.6" (42 mm)
3.5" (89 mm)
>
[Print Option]
>
>
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
You can choose label length from six formats to create labels for various applications.
>
>
>
[Print Option]
>
[Mirror]
>[Mirror Print?]
[VHS Spine]
Application
CD Case Spine
File Tab
Divider Tab
Length
4.4" (113 mm)
3.2" (82 mm)
1.6" (42 mm)
>
>
When the saved text contains more than 8 characters, use
through the text.
Function Shortcuts
1/6"(4mm) 1/6"(4mm)
1/2"(12mm)
Chain Print
<e.g. 1>
Label image
[Tab Length]
ABC
1/2"(12mm)
[Chain Print] is for printing more than 1 copy of a label with minimum margin
<e.g. 1>. You can also create a label containing texts in various styles; print
a text in one style, and before feeding, enter the second text in another style
<e.g. 2>.
FEED THE TAPE BEFORE USING THE CUTTER (see Feeding/Printing).
Otherwise A PART OF THE TEXT MAY BE CUT OFF. Do not try to pull the
tape since this may damage the tape cassette.
[Tab]
>
Display
>
:
1"(25mm)
>
To Open (for editing):
NOTE: Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors so the text is centered in the label.
Full
Half
Narrow
[Underline]
>
A
All text and settings will be cleared.
Feeding (Tape Feed)
[×1/2]
C
+
)
• The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (inch/mm), then returns to the
original text.
• Only the text can be previewed, not the font, style, size, underline/frame or any
additional features.
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow] is for leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
/
Accented Characters
• To cancel operations, press
+
.
>
COMPLETED LABELS
Text Preview
[×2]
>
[Italic Outl](Italic Outline) [Italic Shadow]
Entering Accented Characters
>
(
[Bold]
>
>
)
Symbols
6
• To go to the next group, press
• To cancel operations, press
.
+
4
PRINTING LABELS
[Small]
Setting [Style] (Vertical)
Group
3
[CREATING LABELS]
You can preview the text before printing.
[×2]
>
Symbols
Contact may differ by country. See the Web site. (http://www.brother.ca/)
[Large]
>
See the attached "Accessory Order Form".
model AD-30/AD-24
TC-5 (replacement)
CC1000
Contact Information
Setting [Width]
>
Group
[Size]
Stock No.
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use and the tape cannot be
cut cleanly, replace with new cutter unit (stock no. TC-5) by obtaining from an
authorized brother reseller.
(
[Medium]
[Normal]
Entering Symbols
Specification
6.4" (W) × 6.0" (D) × 2.4" (H)
(160 mm (W) × 151 mm (D) × 60 mm (H))
1.03 lbs. (470 g) (without batteries and tape cassette)
Six AAA-size alkaline batteries (LR03) or optional AC
adapter (model AD-30/AD-24)
Brother TZ tape (width) :
9/64" (3.5 mm), 1/4" (6 mm), 3/8" (9 mm), 1/2" (12 mm)
Tape Cassettes
AC Adapter
Cutter Unit
Carrying Case
See the under side for steps of creating labels.
Setting [Size]
Use either 3/8" (9 mm) or 1/2" (12 mm) wide tape for two line text.
Display
• There may be some dust on the print head. Remove the
tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the
print head with an up-and-down motion.
• The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional
print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL3) is used.
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding
Accessories (Supplies may differ by distribution.)
Automatically adjusts the Large, Medium and Small text size according to the
tape width.
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
Item
Dimensions
Tape cassette
DESIGNING LABELS
[Large]
Making Two Line Text
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
Accessories
2
OFF)
Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
If the batteries are weak, replace them.
Check that the AD-30/AD-24 adapter is correctly connected.
Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
Specifications
Weight
Power supply
Creating Labels
Securely close the back cover, making sure
that it snaps into place.
After you have installed the tape, feed the tape
(see Feeding) once and then push in the tape
cutter lever to cut the tape.
>
Lower case (
Solution
•
•
•
•
•
.
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the adapter jack on the top end of the
machine.
Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend using
AAA-size alkaline batteries (LR03) together
when using the AC adapter.
ON)
to cancel.)
The machine has
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
down
and
, press
to turn the machine back on.
happens when a key is
Finally, release
and
.
pressed, even though
• Note: The text and formats in the display and all text files
the machine is on).
stored in the memory are erased. Also, the language and
unit settings will be cleared.
Cutter's edge
Choose a unit with
Problem
The display stays blank
after you have turned on
the machine.
The machine does not
print, or the printed
characters are blurred.
The printed characters
are not formed properly.
The memory has
cleared on its own.
A blank horizontal line
appears through the
printed label.
.
Set the unit (inch/mm)
When using optional AC adapter (model
AD-30/AD-24)
Upper case (
to print with no Frame,
What to do when...
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
No Cassette!
Cutter Error!
Full!
Text Too Long!
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
1 MAKING TEXT
The batteries are weak.
The installed batteries are about to run out.
• There is no text above the cursor when you set Numbering.
• Invalid character is selected for Numbering.
• Invalid number is selected for Tab Length or Label Length.
• You tried to print a text file when there is no data stored in
the memory.
• The Print key is pressed when no text is entered.
• You tried to set Copies, Numbering or Mirror when no text
is entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.
• You tried to print a 2 line text when 9/64" (3.5mm) or 1/4"
(6mm) tape is installed.
You tried to print a label when there is no cassette installed.
Tape cutter lever is used in the middle of printing process.
The maximum number of characters (80 characters) have
already been entered.
The text length exceeds the selected label length or the
selected Auto Format setting length.
Printing on 9/64" (3.5 mm) tape with invalid Frame setting
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
Accessory Order Form
Cause/Remedy
Battery Weak!
Check Battery!
Invalid!
TZ tape cassette
English / Français
www.brother.ca
With your PT-1280, you can create labels for any application. Select from the
many frames, character sizes and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In
addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you to print labels with
different widths and exciting colors.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy
place for future reference.
Troubleshooting
Size
P-touch 1280
INTRODUCTION
3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
Unpacking Your P-touch Labeller
USER'S GUIDE
[GETTING STARTED]
Use clear tape in [Mirror], so the labels can be read correctly from the opposite side when attached on glass, windows or other transparent surfaces.
(
to scroll
+
)
In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, PT-1280 provides you
with function shortcuts so you can easily jump to a frequently used function
just by pressing
and the shortcut key shown in the table below. To confirm, press
.
Key
Function
Key
Function
[Size]
[Tab Length]
[Width]
[Label Length]
[Style]
[Auto Format]
[Underline/Frame]
[Margin]
[Tab]
[Print Option]
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