Brother PT-2040 User guide

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1 GETTING STARTED
Installing Power Supply
Installing a Tape Cassette
When using AC Adapter
(AD-24ESA-01/
AD-24ESAW-01):
1. Insert the Power
Adapter cord into the AC
Adapter Jack on the side
of the machine.
1. Open the Cassette
Cover by lifting both sides
at the same time.
2. Insert the Power
Adapter into a standard
AC electrical outlet.
Battery Compartment
Cover
When using batteries:
1. Make sure the power is
off.
2. With the LCD facing
down, remove the Battery
Compartment Cover by
pressing the grooved tab
and pushing in the
direction of the arrow, as
illustrated.
Tape
Exit Slot
3. This label maker
requires six (6) AA
alkaline batteries, not
included.
Make sure that the
positive (+) and negative
(-) ends of the batteries
match the marks inside
the battery compartment.
Note:
Always replace all six
batteries at the same time
using brand new ones.
4. Attach the Battery
Compartment Cover by
inserting the three hooks
at the bottom into the
slots on the machine, then
press down firmly until it
clicks into place.
When running a memory
backup, we recommend
using both the Power
Adapter AND batteries, in
the event that one or the
other power method fails.
2. Insert the Tape Cassette
following the drawing
marked inside the case.
Gently press the Tape
Cassette into the label
maker until it clicks into
place.
• Use only tape widths of
0.13" (3.5 mm), 0.23"
(6 mm), 0.35" (9 mm),
0.47" (12 mm) or 0.70"
(18 mm).
• If your TZe tape is
packaged with protective
plastic, be sure to remove
the plastic before inserting
the Tape Cassette.
• Use Brother TZe tapes
with this machine.
3. Close the Cassette
Cover and gently press
until it clicks into place.
Release
Lever
LCD and Keyboard
1
X Removing the protective film
2
29
28
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
12
18
13
13
17
16
14
15
1. Tape Cutter Lever
2. Width
3. Power key
4. Underline / Frame
5. Style
6. Cursor key
7. Function (Fn) key
8. Clear key
9. OK key
10. Escape key
11. Backspace key
12. Enter key
13. Shift key
14. Accent key
To protect your machine from scratching
during shipping, a protective film was placed
on the LCD.
Make sure to remove the protective film
before using the machine.
15. Space key
16. Auto Format (A/F) key
17. Symbol key
18. Caps key
19. Tab key
20. Character key
21. Preview key
22. Font1 key
23. Font2 key
24. Feed/Print key
25. Caps
26. Label Length
27. Cursor
28. Font
29. Size
NOTE
• The LCD displays one row of 15 characters;
however, there is a maximum of 80 characters
(including spaces, tabs, symbols, and a return) for
a label.
• When selecting the settings, press
to
return to the default item.
• Pressing the Preview key (21) displays a
preview of the label, and may differ from the
actual label when printed.
• Label length shown on the LCD may differ
slightly from the actual length when printed.
Supplies and Accessories
For a complete list of tapes compatible with your
machine, see your model’s page at
support.brother.com.
Tape
Cassettes:
AC Adapter:
Print Head
Cleaning
Cassette:
Brother TZe tapes with
mark.
0.13" (3.5 mm), 0.23" (6 mm),
0.35" (9 mm), 0.47" (12 mm),
0.70" (18 mm)
See the included Supplies and
Accessories Guide.
Initial Settings
1
Turn your machine on.
Supply power by using the AC Adapter
(included) or six AA batteries (not included),
and then press
2
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
[Language]
AD-24ESA-01/
AD-24ESAW-01
(Select a language)
3
TZe-CL4
Approx. 6.5" x 8.6" x 2.7"
(Approx. 164 mm x 218 mm x 58 mm)
Weight:
Approx. 1.3 lb. (Approx. 570 g)
(without batteries and Tape Cassette)
Power Supply:
• AC Adapter (AD-24ESA-01/
AD-24ESAW-01)
• Batteries (not included)
Six AA alkaline batteries (LR6)
Tape Cassette:
Brother TZe tape (width)
0.13" (3.5 mm), 0.23" (6 mm),
0.35" (9 mm), 0.47" (12 mm),
0.70" (18 mm)
For FAQs and to download manuals, visit:
support.brother.com.
.
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
[Unit]
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
.
[inch / mm]
.
NOTE
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
2 BASIC USAGE
Entering Text
You can enter a maximum of 80 characters
(including spaces, tabs, symbols, and a return) for
a label.
X Cursor Keys
To move to the end of your text:
+
X Switching Upper Case / Lower Case
To move to the beginning of your text:
+
Upper case
(
ON)
Lower case
(
OFF)
X Entering Accented Characters
-
X Creating Two-Line Labels
Move the cursor to where you want to start the next
line and press
. Use either 0.35" (9 mm), 0.47"
(12 mm), or 0.70" (18 mm) tape for two-line printing.
/
• Refer to the Accented Characters table in this
guide.
• The order of accented characters varies based
on the language you selected.
X Changing Label Length
NOTE
[Label Length]
• The return symbol ( ) appears when you press
the Enter key
[Auto / 1.2"-12.0" (30 mm-
.
Display
Label image
300 mm)]
NOTE
X Entering Tabs
Move the cursor to where you want to set a tab
and press .
X Clearing Text and Settings
NOTE
• The tab symbol
tab in the text.
• T appears in the Label Length area when you
set a specific label length.
• To return to the default length (automatic, based
on text length), press
, and [Auto]
appears on the LCD.
appears when you insert a
Display
Label image
To delete individual letters and spaces, press
To delete all text:
[Text Only]
To delete all text and settings:
X Changing Tab Length
[Tab Length]
[Auto / 0.0"-4.0" (0 mm-100 mm)]
• To return to the default tab length, press
.
• Please note: the default length varies based on
your tape size.
[Text & Format]
.
Printing Labels
X Preview
(Enter numbers)
• Pressing the Preview key displays all of the text
and the label length, then returns to the original
text.
• Only the text can be previewed, not the font,
style, size, underline/frame or any additional
features.
X Feeding (Tape Feed)
+
• This function feeds approximately 1" (25 mm)
of blank tape.
• When using the Chain Print feature, after the
last label is printed, feed the tape.
• Do not pull the tape, as this may damage the
Tape Cassette.
by moving the
cursor to the number you wish to increment.
[Print
Option]
[Numbering]
• Select the highest number you wish to print
when setting the number.
[Mirror]
Ex: To Mirror Print "J.SMITH", follow the
instructions below after entering "J.SMITH".
(Enter text or characters)
X Printing
[Print Option]
[Set 1-9?1 ]
/
-
• If you need only one copy of the label, press
•
•
•
•
after you press
.
You can print up to nine copies of each label.
DO NOT touch the Tape Cutter Lever while the
message [Print] or [Feed] appears on the
LCD.
To cut tape: When printing ends, press the
Tape Cutter Lever.
To remove tape backing, fold the label
lengthwise (with the text facing inward), to
expose the inside edges that run down the
center of the tape backing. Peel and apply.
X Using Print Options
[Numbering]
You can print a series of up to 10 labels using
auto-numbering. Use this feature to automatically
increase a selected number by 1 after each one is
printed.
Ex: Print copies of labels containing a serial
number (0123, 0124, and 0125)
[Mirror]
[Mirror Print?]
• Use clear tape when using this function, so the
labels can be read correctly from the opposite
side when attached on glass, windows, or other
transparent surfaces.
Setting Margins
The laminate mechanism creates a margin of
about 1" (25 mm) at the beginning of printing. You
can reduce this margin by printing labels
continuously.
You can also change the margin before and after
the text.
[Margin]
[Full / Half / Narrow / Chain Print]
• The printed dots (:) indicate the end of the label.
Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors.
Ŷ When printing a single sheet:
abc
1"
(25 mm)
Half
1"
(25 mm)
:
Use this option to print multiple labels with the
narrowest margins. This feature saves tape.
Select [Chain Print] for the margin.
This setting does not print dots (:) indicating the
end of the label. Use scissors to remove any part
of margin that is not required.
1. Enter the text.
2. Press
X [Full] / [Half] / [Narrow]
Full
X [Chain Print] (Tape-saving option)
. The message [Set 1-9?1]
appears on the LCD.
3. Press the number keys to enter the amount
of copies you want to print.
4. Press
to start printing.
5. Clear the text and re-enter the text you want
on the next label.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
7. After the last label prints, feed the tape by
pressing
and
.
8. Press the Tape Cutter Lever.
NOTE
abc
• Once the final label sheet prints, feed the tape
1"
0.47"
0.47"
(25 mm) (12 mm) (12 mm)
before pressing the Tape Cutter Lever (
), otherwise part of the text may be
Narrow
:
cut off.
• Do not pull the tape, as this may damage the
Tape Cassette.
abc
1"
0.16" 0.16"
(25 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm)
Ŷ When printing multiple sheets:
abc
Full
1"
(25 mm)
Half
:
abc
1"
1"
(25 mm) (25 mm)
:
:
1"
(25 mm)
abc : abc :
1"
0.47"
0.47" 0.47"
0.47"
(25 mm) (12 mm) (12 mm) (12 mm) (12 mm)
Narrow
:
abc : abc :
1"
0.16" 0.16" 0.16" 0.16"
(25 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm)
When selecting Half and Narrow margins, a
mark will immediately follow the margin of about
1" (25 mm) indicating where to cut the label.
+
Setting Margins (cont)
Saving Labels Files
Ŷ When printing multiple copies
(2 to 9 copies of the same text):
Chain
Print
(ref)
Narrow
abc abc abc
1"
(25 mm)
<Feed and Cut>
0.16"
(4 mm)
0.16"
(4 mm)
:
abc : abc : abc
1"
0.16" 0.16" 0.16" 0.16" 0.16" 0.16"
(25 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm)
Once the final sheet prints, feed the tape, and
press the Tape Cutter Lever.
Ŷ When printing multiple labels (different text):
Chain
Print
abc
def
ghi
<Feed and Cut>
1"
(25 mm)
0.32"
(8 mm)
0.32"
(8 mm)
You can save and reuse the text and settings for
up to five different labels. Each label holds up to
80 characters (including spaces). Assign a
number (1-5) to each saved file so you can reuse
it, and edit or overwrite stored files as needed.
X Saving a new file
(Enter text)
[File]
[Save]
NOTE
• When saving a file, if you reuse a number that is
already assigned to another file, [Overwrite?]
appears on the LCD. To overwrite the
previously-saved file, press
. To cancel
without saving, press
.
X Printing a saved file
(ref)
Narrow
:
abc
[File]
1"
0.16" 0.16"
(25 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm)
:
[Print]
def
1"
0.16" 0.16"
(25 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm)
[Set 1-9?1 ]
:
/
-
ghi
1"
0.16" 0.16"
(25 mm) (4 mm) (4 mm)
X Opening a saved file
[File]
The printed labels will have the narrowest margin
width when you use Chain Print. While the printed
text is still inside the label maker, do not feed the
tape until the final label is printed.
Once the final label prints, feed the tape, and press
the Tape Cutter Lever.
[Open]
3 USING TEMPLATES
4 DESIGNING LABELS
Auto Format
Setting Font
You can choose from six preset label lengths to
create labels for various applications.
(Select a format)
Applications
Display
Label image
Display
Label image
Label Lengths
CD Spine
4.5" (113 mm)
DVD Spine
5.8" (148 mm)
USB Stick
1.3" (34 mm)
Binder Spine
7.9" (200 mm)
File Folder
4.7" (120 mm)
Divider Tab
1.6" (42 mm)
NOTE
• The actual printed font size depends on the
tape width, number of characters and number
of input lines. Once characters reach a
minimum size, the selected font will default to a
custom font which is based on the Helsinki
style. This allows tapes to be printed using the
smallest text possible on narrow or multi-line
tapes.
Setting Font Size
[Size]
[Large/Medium/
Small/MAX]
Label image
[Large]
[Medium]
[Small]
[MAX]
NOTE
• Automatically adjusts the text size according to
the tape width.
• The actual printed font size depends on the
tape width, number of characters and number
of input lines.
• Select MAX to print with maximum text size
when using 0.70" (18 mm) tape, text is all Upper
Case, the Style setting is [Normal], and the
Underline/Frame setting is [Off].
Setting Font Width
[Width]
Setting Underline/Frame
[Normal/x 2/x
Refer to the Frame Designs table section in this
guide.
1/2]
[Underline/Frame]
Label image
[Normal]
[x 2]
[x
1/2]
(Select an item)
NOTE
• When using 0.13" (3.5 mm) tape, only
[Underline] is available.
Setting Font Style
Setting Symbol
[Style]
(Select an
Press
to select various symbols. Refer to
the Basic Symbols and Pictograph Symbols
table sections in this guide.
item)
Label image
[Normal]
[Bold]
[Basic/Pictograph]
(Choose a symbol)
[Outline]
[Shadow]
NOTE
• To go to the next group, press
[Italic]
[Italic
Outl] (Italic Outline)
[Vertical]
[Italic
[Italic
Bold]
Shadow]
.
5 HELPFUL HINTS
Shortcuts
If you encounter any problems with your
product, please do not return your product to
the store.
After referring to the User's Guide, if you still
need assistance or need to locate a service
center, contact Brother Customer Service at:
(In USA)
Voice: 1-877-BROTHER
Web: www.brother-usa.com
Fax: 1-901-379-1210
To order supplies and accessories, visit
www.brothermall.com or call
1-877-552-6255.
Size
Width
Style
Underline/Frame
File
Label Length
Margin
NOTE
Tab
CAUTION
Tab Length
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use
the label maker for an extended period of time.
• Dispose of batteries at an appropriate
collection point, not in the general waste
stream. Be sure to observe all applicable
federal, state, and local regulations.
• When storing or discarding a battery, wrap it
with cellophane tape, to prevent it from shortcircuiting. (See illustration)
Print Option
Auto Format
Language
Unit
Helpful Tips
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline battery
Do not mix old and new 1
batteries. Replace all six batteries at the
same time.
Feed
Cancel Operation
or
Resetting the Machine
Reset your label maker when you want to initialize the
settings or in the event it is not working properly.
Resetting clears all the text, settings, and stored files.
It also clears the language and unit of measurement
settings.
1
2
Turn off the label maker, hold down
and
, and then press
turn the label maker back on.
to
First release the power button, and then
release
and
.
The label maker turns on with the internal
memory reset.
2
Troubleshooting
X Error messages
Message
X What to do when...
Cause / Remedy
Problem
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• An invalid character was selected for
[Numbering].
• An invalid value was selected for [Tab
Length] or [Label Length].
• An invalid value was entered as the label
length while using templates.
No Text!
• You tried to print a text file when there was no
data stored in the memory.
• You pressed
The display
stays blank
after you have
turned on the
machine.
when no text was
entered.
• You selected [Print Option] when no text
was entered.
• You pressed
entered.
when no text was
Solution
• Check that the AC Adapter is correctly
connected.
• Check that the correct AC Adapter
(AD-24ESA-01/AD-24ESAW-01) is used.
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the protective film is removed.
When the label • Refer to the Setting Margins section in this
is printed, there guide and select [Half], [Narrow] or [Chain
is too much
Print] for smaller margins.
margin (space)
Due to the structure of the laminate, when you
on both sides of set [Half] or [Narrow], the label maker feeds
the text.
approximately 1" (25 mm) of leader tape
before every new label.
To save tape, set [Chain Print]. After the
last label prints, press
Line Limit!
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
.
to feed the tape, and then press
the Tape Cutter Lever.
• Check if T appears in the Label Length area.
If so, Auto Format or label length is set. Set
Auto Format [Off] and label length [Auto]. Or
reset the machine. Refer to the Resetting the
Machine section in this guide.
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text
while 0.13" (3.5 mm) or 0.23" (6 mm) tape
was installed. Install a larger tape size.
No Cassette! Install a Tape Cassette.
Cutter Error! The Tape Cutter Lever was pressed in the
middle of the printing process.
Text Full!
The text exceeds the maximum number of
characters (80 characters).
Text Too
Long!
• The text length exceeds the selected label
length or the selected Auto Format setting
length.
• Select a longer label size or [Auto] for a
longer label length. Refer to the Changing
Label Length section in this guide.
• Select a longer preset label format in Auto
Format. Refer to the Auto Format section in
this guide.
• Select [x 1/2] font size. Refer to the Setting
Font Width section in this guide.
No Frame OK? Printing on 0.13" (3.5 mm) tape with an invalid
Frame setting ON. (Select
no Frame,
to print with
to cancel.)
Battery
Weak!
The batteries are weak.
If using alkaline batteries, replace them with
new ones.
Check
Battery!
The installed batteries are running low and
need to be replaced for continued operation.
and
The machine
does not print,
or the printed
characters are
not formed
properly.
• Check that the Tape Cassette is inserted
correctly.
• Replace the Tape Cassette if striped tape is
visible, as this indicates that you have
reached the end of the tape.
• Check that the Cassette Cover is closed
correctly.
• Clear the format settings. Press
and
select [Text & Format].
• Reset the machine. Refer to the Resetting
the Machine section in this guide.
The setting has • Check that the AC Adapter is correctly
cleared on its
connected.
own.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• When the power is disconnected for more
than five minutes, all text and formats in the
display settings will be cleared.
The machine is Reset the machine. Refer to the Resetting the
Machine section in this guide.
locked and
nothing
happens when
keys are
pressed.
The power
turns off when
you try to print.
• Check that the AC Adapter is correctly
connected.
• Check that the correct AC Adapter
(AD-24ESA-01/AD-24ESAW-01) is used.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
Troubleshooting (cont)
Problem
The ink ribbon
is separated
from the ink
roller.
Solution
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 back onto the spool.
Spool
The tape does • Check that the end of the tape feeds under
not feed
the Tape Guide.
properly or the
tape gets stuck
inside the
machine.
Tape Guide
End of Tape
• The Tape Cutter Lever is pressed while
printing. Do not touch the Tape Cutter Lever
during printing.
While printing,
striped tape
appears.
The Tape Cassette is empty. Insert a new Tape
Cassette.
All text and
format settings
need to be
cleared to
create a new
label.
Press
A blank
horizontal line
appears
through the
printed label.
• There may be some dust on the Print Head.
Remove the Tape Cassette and use a dry
cotton swab to gently wipe the Print Head with
an up-and-down motion.
* The Print Head can be cleaned more easily if
the optional Print Head Cleaning Cassette
(TZe-CL4) is used.
and select [Text & Format].
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Round
Tools
Octagon
Party
Banner
Dog
Emphasis
Pets
Bubble
Spring
Square
Summer
Brackets
Autumn
Arabesque
Winter
Leaf
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