Brother PT-70 User's Guide

Brother PT-70 User's Guide
N
E LE C T R O
NG
IC L A B E LI
SYSTEM
1 PREPARATION
Keyboard & LCD
Check that the package contains the followings before using your P-touch
labeler.
PT- 70
English
3 REFERENCE
2 OPERATION
Unpacking Your P-touch Labeler
USER'S GUIDE
[GETTING STARTED]
Troubleshooting
Message
M tape cassette
Cause/Remedy
Battery
/ Español
Cursor
User's Guide
Printed in China
LW6435001
Underline/Frame
Label Length
Caps
Num Lock
Accessories Guide
The batteries are weak.
Replace them with new ones.
Invalid
Invalid number is selected for Label Length setting.
No Text
• The Print key or Preview key is pressed when no text is
entered.
• You tried to set Copies (copy printing) when no text is
entered.
Line Lmt
Line Limit. You can have up to 2 printable lines.
You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.
Full
The maximum number of characters (80 characters) has
already been entered.
Text Lmt
Text Limit. The text length exceeds the selected label length
or the selected Auto Format setting length.
Print key
www.brother.com
Warranty Card
INTRODUCTION
With your PT-70, you can create labels for virtually 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 in different widths and exciting colors.
Read this manual carefully before using your machine and keep in a handy
place for future reference.
Included items may differ by distribution.
Power Supply & Tape Cassettes
Num Lock key
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Shift key
Enter key
Accent key
Space key
Shift key
Symbol key
Remove 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.
• Make sure that the power is turned off
when replacing batteries or tape
cassette.
FCC NOTICE
Time/Date key
Function key
Backspace key
Cursor key
Power key
Preview key
Character keys
Caps key
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Error message
Width
Style
Size
What to do when...
Problem
• The LCD shows one row of 8 characters; however, the text that you
enter can be up to 80 characters in length, which will scroll across
the display.
• Use Cursor key while holding down Shift key to go to beginning /
end of the text.
Solution
The display stays blank • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
after you have turned on • If the batteries are weak, replace them.
the machine.
Language setting of the • Turn off the machine and then while holding
machine is incorrect.
down
and
, press
to turn the machine
back on. Finally, release
and
.
• Note: The text and formats in the display are erased. Also,
the language, unit and clock settings will be cleared.
Initial Setting
Turn on your machine.
Supply power by using four AAA batteries, and then press
Print head
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Insert four new AAA-size alkaline
batteries (LR03), making sure that
their poles point in the correct
directions. Always replace all four
batteries at the same time using brand
new ones.
The machine does not
print, or the printed
characters are not
formed properly.
.
The setting has cleared • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
on its own.
• When power is disconnected for more than two minutes,
all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language, unit
and clock settings will also be cleared.
Set the language (English/Spanish/French/Portuguese).
Choose a language with
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
and press
A blank horizontal line
appears through the
printed label.
.
Set the unit (inch/mm).
Choose a unit with
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place.
• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when
cleaning the print head.
and press
.
Set Date (MM/DD/YY) and Time (hh:mm).
Example: setting the clock to March 20th 2006, 10:30AM
Tape guide
The power turns off
when you try to print.
Date (MM/DD/YY)
• To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter's edge.
• To prevent damage or breakage of the LCD glass, do not press on the display.
>
Cutter's edge
• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,
otherwise the machine may be stained.
• Do not expose the machine to extremely high temperatures or high humidity. Never
leave it on the dashboard, in the back of your car, near heaters or other hot
appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
• Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape.
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the tape (
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette set in the P-touch labeler. Doing
so will damage the print head.
Specifications
.
Item
Specification
• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5
minutes.
Dimensions
6.7" (W) × 4.4" (D) × 2.3" (H)
(167 mm (W) × 110 mm (D) × 58 mm (H))
• To cancel operations, press
Weight
0.5 lbs. (240 g) (without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply
Four AAA-size alkaline batteries (LR03)
Tape cassette
Brother M tape (width) :
0.35" (9 mm), 0.47" (12 mm)
.
• To initialize the P-touch labeler back to factory settings, turn off the
) once and
machine and then while holding down
then push in the tape cutter lever to cut
the tape.
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the machine for an extended period
of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more than two minutes, all text and
format settings will be cleared. Language, unit and clock settings will also be cleared.)
and press
You can also confirm the figure and move to the next setting by using
right cursor key.
Attach the back cover by inserting two
hooks at the bottom into the slots on
the machine, then pushing down firmly
on the cover until it snaps into place.
• After you have installed the tape, feed
• Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-touch labeler, otherwise the tape
cassette or P-touch labeler may be damaged.
input “30”
Select AM/PM with
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• Use only Brother M tapes with this machine.
• Depending on the environmental conditions and the applied settings, some
characters or symbols may be difficult to read.
All text and format
• Press Backspace key while holding down Shift key, or go
settings need to be
into Function mode and select
cleared to create a new
label.
>
input “10”
Tape exit slot
• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places.
input “06”
>
End of tape
• Do not get the machine wet, such as by handling the machine with wet hands or
spilling beverages onto the machine.
input “20”
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
The tape does not feed • Check that the end of the tape feeds under the tape
properly or the tape gets
guides.
stuck inside the machine. • The cutter lever is used while printing. Do not touch the
cutter lever during printing.
>
input “03”
Time (hh:mm)
• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.
• 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 machine has
• Turn off the machine, and then while holding
"locked up" (i.e., nothing
down
and
, press
to turn the machine
happens when a key is
pressed, even though
back on. Finally, release
and
.
the machine is on).
• Note: The text and formats in the display are erased. Also,
the language, unit and clock settings will be cleared.
• Use only Brother M 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.
• Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check that the back cover is properly closed.
and
turn the machine back on. Finally, release
, press
and
to
.
See the attached “Supplies and Accessories Guide” for detailed listing of
available tape size and colors.
• Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries or tape cassette.
Tape cutter lever
• 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.
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1 MAKING TEXT
Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
Setting [Size]
>
>
Lower case (
ON)
(
>
[Size]
[Large]
Upper case (
+
)
[Large]
Setting [Width]
Entering Numbers
>
Num Lock OFF
(
>
[Width]
>
Entering Symbols
+
)
Group
7
2
8
3
9
4
10
5
[I+Bold] (Italic Bold)
Symbols
[I+Shadow](Italic Shadow) [Vertical]
Setting [Undl/Frm] (Underline/Frame) (
>
.
>
[Undl/Frm]
+
)
[Undl]
>
>
[Off]
[Undl] (Underline) [Round]
Accented Characters
[Callout]
[Banner]
>
Accented Characters
A
a
C
c
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
Label image
Description
Example
(March 20th 2006, 3:30PM)
M/D/Y
Month/ Date/ Year
03/20/06
M/D/Y hm
Month/ Date/ Year time
03/20/06 03:30PM
D/M/Y
Date/ Month/ Year
20/03/06
D/M/Y hm
Date/ Month/ Year time
20/03/06 03:30PM
D.M.Y
Date.Month.Year
20.03.06
(
+
)
D.M.Y hm
Date.Month.Year time
20.03.06 03:30PM
Y-M-D
Year- Month- Date
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
06-03-20
Y-M-D hm
Year- Month- Date time
06-03-20 03:30PM
>
[Copies]
>
To change the Clock Setting:
.
Example: setting the clock to March 20th 2006, 10:30AM
Setting Month (MM), Date (DD), Year (YY)
>
>
(
+
input “20”
>
.
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Removing the Label Backing
[VCR VHS]
This machine is equipped with a peeler that allows you to easily remove the
backing from labels.
Length
5.5"
1.6"
3.5"
3.2"
1.6"
Insert the label, with the printed surface facing down, as far as possible
into the built-in peeler.
To Clear
Fold back the label to the right and quickly pull out the label. The end of
the backing is separated from the label.
By pressing the backspace key you will delete a character.
(To delete a whole line of text, keep pressing the Backspace key)
and press
.
You can also confirm the figure and move to the next setting by using right cursor key.
)
Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
Cassette spine
Cassette spine
Cassette case spine
File tab
Divider Tab
input “30”
Select AM/PM with
(
input “06”
Setting Hour (hh) and Minute (mm)
)
input “10”
Application
VCR VHS
MiniDV
Audio
File Tab
Divider
Function Shortcuts
(
+
)
In addition to the basic steps to search for a function, PT-70 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
Auto Format
Width
Copies
Style
Time & Date
Underline/Frame
All Clear
Label Length
To Clear All Text and Settings
Making Two Line Text
Display
>
[A/F]
LCD
Format
input “03”
You can choose label length from five formats to create labels for various
applications.
>
• The machine will feed 1.0” of tape, which may be needed when installing a new tape
cassette.
COMPLETED LABELS
• You can also select the length by entering the length with
• To return to [Auto], press
.
)
To select the format of Time & Date:
>
[Length]
+
>
[Wooden]
Setting [A/F](Auto Format)
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differ by the selected LCD language.
Move the cursor to where the second line starts and press
The cursor should be positioned where you wish to insert the time & date.
(
[Candy]
Setting [Length]
(Label Length)(Auto / 1.2" - 12.0")
>
/
Feeding (Tape Feed)
You can also select the number of copies by entering with
.
Entering Accented Characters
To add Time & Date to your text:
Copies
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• To cancel operations, press
• 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.
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-left corner of the
machine.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not try to cut while the message "Print" or
"Feed" is displayed.
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• To go to the next group, press
You can add the desired time and date to your text at the touch of a button.
8 Formats are available for printing time and date.
You can change the number of time/date by changing the clock setting.
[Outline]
[Italic]
[I+Outl](Italic Outline)
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You can preview the text before printing.
Printing/Cutting
[Vertical]
[Bold]
[Shadow]
Symbols
Time & Date Function
+
(
>
[Style]
[Normal]
)
>
Group
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Text Preview
[×1/2]
Setting [Style] (Vertical)
Num
+
[×2]
[×2]
[Normal]
>
PRINTING LABELS
[Small]
OFF)
Caps
Num Lock ON
3
DESIGNING LABELS
[CREATING LABELS]
+
.
>
>
• This will not affect Time & Date or language settings.
(
+
)
Should 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, call Brother
Customer Service at:
Voice : 1-877-BROTHER(1-877-276-8437)
Web : www.brother.com
Fax : 1-901-379-1210
If you need to locate a service center, please call 1-800-284-HELP or visit
us at www.brother.com
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