Brother PT-D450 User's Guide

Brother PT-D450 User's Guide
L IN G
N IC L A B E
ELECTRO
SYSTEM
Read this User’s Guide before you start using your P-touch.
Keep this User’s Guide in a handy place for future reference.
Please visit us at http://support.brother.com/ where you can get product support and
answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the P-touch labeler PT-D450.
Your new P-touch labeler is an easy to operate, feature packed labeling system
that makes creating professional, high quality labels a breeze.
This manual contains various precautions and basic procedures for using this
labeler. Read this manual carefully before using and keep in a handy place for
future reference.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity
(For USA Only)
Responsible Party : Brother International Corporation
200 Crossing Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911, U.S.A.
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name :
Brother P-touch Electronic Labeling System
Model Number :
PT-D450
comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• 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.
Important
• The enclosed interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance
with the limits for a Class B digital device.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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promote the development and popularization of energy-efficient
office equipment. As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Brother
Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the
ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Compilation and Publication Notice
Under the supervision of Brother Industries, Ltd., this manual has been compiled
and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to
change without notice.
If new versions of the PT-D450 software become available, this manual may not
reflect the updated features. Therefore, you may find that the software and the
contents in this manual are different.
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related documents and any other materials are all trademarks or registered
trademarks of those respective companies.
BROTHER is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Brother Industries,
Ltd.
INTRODUCTION
Contents
General Description ............................................................................................... 3
Safety Precautions................................................................................................. 4
General Precautions .............................................................................................. 6
GETTING STARTED.................................................................7
Unpacking Your P-touch labeler ............................................................................ 7
LCD Display & Keyboard ....................................................................................... 7
Power Supply and Tape cassette .......................................................................... 9
When using AC adapter (AD-E001) ............................................................... 9
When using six new AA alkaline batteries (LR6) or fully charged Ni-MH
batteries (HR6) ............................................................................................... 9
Insert a Tape Cassette ................................................................................. 10
Turning Power On/Off .......................................................................................... 11
Setting Language and Unit .................................................................................. 11
Language...................................................................................................... 11
Unit ............................................................................................................... 11
Feeding Tape....................................................................................................... 11
Setting LCD Display............................................................................................. 11
LCD Contrast................................................................................................ 11
Back Light..................................................................................................... 12
How to use the P-touch labeler............................................................................ 12
Create a label with the P-touch labeler......................................................... 12
Create a label by connecting your labeler to a PC ....................................... 13
EDITING A LABEL ..................................................................15
Entering and Editing Text .................................................................................... 15
Entering Text from the Keyboard.................................................................. 15
Adding a New Line ....................................................................................... 15
Adding a New Block ..................................................................................... 15
Deleting Text ................................................................................................ 15
Inserting a Tab.............................................................................................. 16
Using Text Reminder.................................................................................... 16
Deleting Text Reminder Memory.................................................................. 17
Changing Text Reminder Setting ................................................................. 17
Entering Symbols................................................................................................. 17
Entering Symbols Using the Symbol Function ............................................. 17
Setting Symbol History ................................................................................. 17
Entering Accented Characters ............................................................................. 19
Setting Character Attributes ([Font]/[Size]/[Width]/[Style]/[Line]/[Align]) .............. 20
Setting Character Attributes by Label........................................................... 20
Setting Character Attributes by Each Line.................................................... 20
Setting Auto Fit Style .................................................................................... 22
Setting Frames .................................................................................................... 22
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INTRODUCTION
Setting Label Attributes ([Length]/[Cut Option]/[Tab Length]) .............................. 24
Using Auto-Format Layouts ................................................................................. 24
Using Templates........................................................................................... 24
Using Block Layouts ..................................................................................... 27
Creating a Bar Code Label .................................................................................. 30
Setting Bar Code Parameters and Entering Bar Code Data ........................ 30
Editing and Deleting a Bar Code .................................................................. 32
LABEL PRINTING ...................................................................33
Previewing Labels................................................................................................ 33
Printing Labels ..................................................................................................... 33
Single and Multiple Copy Printing................................................................. 33
Numbering Printing....................................................................................... 34
Mirror Printing ............................................................................................... 34
Setting Tape Cutting Options............................................................................... 34
[Large Margin]/[Small Margin]/[Chain]/[No Cut]/[Special tape] ..................... 34
Adjusting the Label Length .................................................................................. 36
Printing from the Label Collection ........................................................................ 37
Printing a label from the label collection stored in the P-touch labeler ......... 37
Downloading a new Label Collection Category ............................................ 38
USING THE FILE MEMORY ...................................................39
Saving Label Files ............................................................................................... 39
Printing, Opening, Deleting a Saved Label.......................................................... 39
[Print] ............................................................................................................ 39
[Open]........................................................................................................... 39
[Delete] ......................................................................................................... 39
RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH LABELER ..40
Resetting the P-touch Labeler ............................................................................. 40
Resetting the Data Using the home key ....................................................... 40
Resetting the Data to Factory Settings Using the P-touch Labeler
Keyboard ...................................................................................................... 40
Maintenance ........................................................................................................ 41
Cleaning the Unit .......................................................................................... 41
Cleaning the Print Head ............................................................................... 42
Cleaning the Tape Cutter ............................................................................. 42
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................43
What to do when.................................................................................................. 43
When an error message appears on the display ................................................. 44
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INTRODUCTION
APPENDIX ..............................................................................45
Specifications....................................................................................................... 45
System Requirements ......................................................................................... 46
General Description
Tape cassette compartment cover
Tape cassette compartment
Tape viewer
LCD display
Tape exit slot
Keyboard
Tape cutter
Release lever
Print head
Battery compartment cover
USB port
AC adapter jack
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General Description
Battery compartment
INTRODUCTION
Safety Precautions
To prevent injury and damage, important notes are explained using various
symbols. The symbols and their meanings are as follows:
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injuries.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injuries.
The symbols used in this manual are as follows:
DO NOT touch a given portion of
the product.
Action NOT allowed
Mandatory action
Unplugging is required
DO NOT disassemble the product.
Alerts to the possibility of
electrical shock
WARNING
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury, electric shocks,
rupture, overheating, abnormal odors or smoke.
Always use the specified voltage
and the suggested AC adapter
(AD-E001) for the P-touch labeler
to prevent any damage or failure.
Do not touch the AC adapter and
P-touch labeler during a thunder
storm.
Do not use the P-touch labeler/AC
adapter in places of high humidity
such as bathrooms.
Do not place heavy objects on, or
damage the power cord or plug. Do
not forcibly bend or pull the power
cord. Always hold the AC adapter
when disconnecting from the
power outlet.
Make sure that the plug is fully
inserted to the power outlet. Do not
use an outlet that is loose.
Do not allow the P-touch labeler/
AC adapter/power plug/batteries to
get wet, for example, by handling
them with wet hands or spilling
beverages on to them.
Since loss of eyesight may result
when leaked fluid from batteries
gets into your eyes, immediately
rinse your eyes with a large amount
of clean water, and then seek
medical attention.
Do not disassemble or modify the
P-touch labeler/AC adapter/
batteries.
Do not allow a metal object to
contact both the plus and minus
ends of a battery.
Do not use sharp objects, such as
tweezers or a metallic pen, to
change the batteries.
Do not throw the batteries into fire
or expose to heat.
Disconnect the AC adapter and
remove batteries immediately and
stop using the P-touch labeler if
you notice abnormal odor, heat,
discoloration, deformation or
anything unusual while using or
storing it.
Safety Precautions
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INTRODUCTION
WARNING
Do not use a damaged or leaking
battery as the fluid may get on your
hands.
Do not use a deformed or leaking
battery or one whose label is
damaged. There is a possibility of
generating heat.
Do not touch metal parts around
the print head immediately after
printing.
When the P-touch labeler is not
being used, store it out of the reach
of children. In addition, do not allow
children to put the P-touch labeler
parts or labels in their mouths. If
any object has been swallowed,
seek medical attention.
Do not use a damaged adapter
cord or power plug.
Do not use the P-touch labeler
when a foreign object enters the
P-touch labeler. If any foreign
object enters the P-touch labeler,
disconnect the AC adapter and
remove the batteries, and contact
Brother customer service.
CAUTION
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid leakage, burns or heat.
Do not touch the cutter blade.
If leaked fluid from batteries gets on
your skin or clothes, immediately
rinse them with clean water.
Remove the batteries and
disconnect the AC adapter if you do
not intend to use the P-touch
labeler.
Do not use a battery other than that
specified. Do not use combinations
of old and new batteries or
combinations of different types,
different charging levels, different
manufacturers or different models.
Do not insert a battery with the
polarity (+ and -) reversed.
Do not drop or hit the P-touch
labeler/AC adapter.
Do not press on the LCD display.
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Safety Precautions
Do not put your finger inside the
P-touch labeler when you close the
tape cassette compartment cover
or battery compartment cover.
Before using Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries, carefully read the
instructions for the batteries and
battery charger, and be sure to use
them correctly.
When using Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries, charge the batteries with
a specialized battery charger
before using the batteries.
INTRODUCTION
General Precautions
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may
unpeel or become irremovable, the color of the label may change or be
transferred to other objects. Before applying the label, check the environmental
conditions and the material.
• Do not use the P-touch labeler in any way or for any purpose not described in this
guide. Doing so may result in accidents or damage the P-touch labeler.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with the P-touch labeler. Do not use tapes that do not
have the
mark.
• Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the labeler; never use alcohol or other organic
solvents.
• Use a soft wipe to clean the print head; never touch the print head.
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector or
USB port, etc.
• Do not place the P-touch labeler/batteries/AC adapter in direct sunlight or rain,
near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to extremely high
or low temperatures (e.g., on the dashboard or in the back of your car) or high
humidity, or in dusty locations.
• Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter lever.
• Do not try to print if the cassette is empty; it will damage the print head.
• Do not pull the tape while printing or feeding; it will damage the tape and the
P-touch labeler.
• It is recommended that you use the USB cable supplied with the P-touch labeler.
Should another USB cable need to be used, ensure it is of high quality
construction.
• Any data saved in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch
labeler, or if the battery expires.
• The P-touch labeler is not equipped with a charging feature for rechargeable
batteries.
• The printed text may differ from the text that appears in the LCD.
• The length of the printed label may differ from the displayed label length.
• When power is disconnected for two minutes, all text, format settings and any text
files saved in the memory will be cleared.
• You can also use Heat Shrink Tube in this model. Check the Brother website
(http://www.brother.com/) for further information. You cannot print frames,
pre-set P-touch templates, or use certain font settings when using Heat Shrink
Tube. Printed characters may also be smaller than when using TZe tape.
• Be sure to read the instructions provided with Fabric Iron-On Tapes, Extra
Strength Adhesive Tapes or other special tapes and observe all precautions
noted in the instructions.
• A protective clear plastic sticker is placed over the display during
manufacturing and shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
General Precautions
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GETTING STARTED
Unpacking Your P-touch labeler
Carton Contents
P-touch labeler
Starter Tape Cassette
AC adapter
USB Cable
User’s Guide
LCD Display & Keyboard
1
2 3 4 5 6 7
8
9
10
11
15
16
17
12
18 19 20
14
21
22
23
13
35
34
33
32
24
31
30
29
28
27
The default language is [English].
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Unpacking Your P-touch labeler
26 25
GETTING STARTED
1.
2-7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Caps mode
Style guidance
Tape width x Label length
Block number
Line number
Cursor
Return mark
Power
Home
Font
Label
Frame
Symbol
Save
Preview
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
Print
Clear
Backspace
Cursor
OK
Escape
Enter
Accent
Space
Bar Code
Backlight
Shift
Caps
Tab
Letter
NOTE
• When the caps mode is on, all characters you type will be in
uppercase letters.
• The text that you enter can be up to 280 characters in length.
• Use (
) in combination with the letter and number keys to type
uppercase letters or the symbols indicated on the upper-right corner
of the keys.
• Use or with (
) to go to the beginning of the previous or next
block.
• Use
or
with (
) to go to the beginning or end of the current
line.
• While selecting the settings, press (
) to go back to the default
item.
• Unless otherwise mentioned, press ( ) to cancel any operation.
• Press ( ) to return to the home screen.
• Label length shown on LCD may slightly differ from the actual label
length when printed.
LCD Display & Keyboard
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GETTING STARTED
Power Supply and Tape cassette
„ When using AC adapter (AD-E001)
Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the AC adapter jack on the side
of the machine. Insert the plug into the nearest standard electrical outlet.
„ When using six new AA alkaline batteries (LR6) or fully charged
Ni-MH batteries (HR6)
Make sure that their poles point in the correct directions.
To remove the batteries, reverse the installation procedure.
NOTE
• For memory back up, we recommend using AA alkaline batteries
(LR6) or Ni-MH batteries (HR6) together when using the AC adapter.
• To safeguard and backup the P-touch labeler’s memory, when the
AC adapter is unplugged it is recommended to have AA alkaline
batteries (LR6) or Ni-MH batteries (HR6) installed in the P-touch
labeler.
• When power is disconnected for more than two minutes, all text and
format settings will be cleared. Any text files saved in the memory will
also be cleared.
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the P-touch labeler
for an extended period of time.
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Power Supply and Tape cassette
GETTING STARTED
• 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.
• When storing or discarding the battery, wrap it (for example with
cellophane tape), to prevent it from short-circuiting.
(Battery insulation example)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH battery
2
1
CAUTION
USING A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT BATTERIES (SUCH AS Ni-MH AND
ALKALINE), MAY RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION. DISPOSE OF USED
BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
„ Insert a Tape Cassette
NOTE
• When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the tape and ink
ribbon do not catch on the print head.
• If you cannot close the tape cassette compartment cover, check to
ensure the release lever is in the up position. If not, lift the lever, and
then close the cover.
Power Supply and Tape cassette
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GETTING STARTED
Turning Power On/Off
Press (
Press (
) to turn the P-touch labeler on.
) again to turn the P-touch labeler off.
NOTE
Your P-touch labeler has a power saving function that automatically
turns itself off if no key is pressed within a certain time under certain
operating conditions. Refer to “Specifications” on page 45.
Setting Language and Unit
„ Language
When you turn on the P-touch labeler for the first time, you are asked to
set the default language. Select language using or , and then press
( ) or (
).
( ) Î / [Settings] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
[ Language] Î ( ) or
(
) Î / [English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/
Nederlands/Norsk/Polski/Português/Português(Brasil)/Română/Slovenski/
Slovenský/Suomi/Svenska/Türkçe/Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch] Î ( ) or (
).
„ Unit
The default setting is [inch].
(
Î
)Î
/
/ [Settings] Î ( ) or (
[inch/mm] Î ( ) or (
).
)Î
/
[Unit] Î (
) or (
)
Feeding Tape
To feed the tape, press the following keys:
(
)+(
).
Setting LCD Display
„ LCD Contrast
The default setting is [0].
( )Î /
(
)Î
or (
).
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[Settings] Î ( ) or (
/
[LCD Contrast] Î (
Turning Power On/Off
)Î
) or (
/
[Adjustment] Î ( ) or
) Î / [-2 - +2] Î ( )
GETTING STARTED
„ Back Light
The default setting is [On].
(
(
)Î /
)Î
[Settings] Î ( ) or (
/ [On/Off] Î ( ) or (
)Î
).
/
[Backlight] Î (
) or
NOTE
• You can also set the back light setting by pressing (
).
• Power can be saved when the back light is turned off.
• The back light is turned off automatically if there is no operation. It
can be turned back on by pressing any key. The back light turns off
when printing.
How to use the P-touch labeler
„ Create a label with the P-touch labeler
[GETTING STARTED]
Preparing the P-touch labeler
P. 7
[CREATING A LABEL]
• Entering and Editing text
• Entering Symbols
P. 15
P. 17
• Entering Accented Characters
• Using Auto-Format Layouts
P. 19
P. 24
NOTE
In addition to entering text, the P-touch labeler has a large range of
formatting options.
Examples of labels you can create using the P-touch labeler:
How to use the P-touch labeler
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GETTING STARTED
[LABEL PRINTING]
• Printing a label
P. 33
• Setting Tape Cutting Options
P. 34
• Printing from the Label Collection
P. 37
NOTE
Before printing, you can check the layout of your label using the
preview function.
Refer to “Previewing Labels” on page 33.
Example of the preview screen:
„ Create a label by connecting your labeler to a PC
[GETTING STARTED]
This labeler can be connected to a PC/Mac and used with the P-touch
Editor software to create more elaborate labels. To use your labeler
connected to a computer, attach your labeler to a computer via the
included USB cable and install the P-touch Editor software and drivers.
Features
P-touch Editor
Makes it easy for anyone to create a wide variety of
custom labels in complex layouts by using fonts,
templates, and clip art.
Printer Driver
Lets you print labels from the connected P-touch
labeler when using P-touch Editor on your computer.
P-touch Update Software
Label collections can be downloaded and new label
designs added to the P-touch labeler.
In addition, the software can be upgraded to the
latest version.
Installer download website
• A CD-ROM is not included with this product.
• To download and install printer drivers and software such as the P-touch Editor
5.1 on your computer, visit our installer download website
(www.brother.com/inst/).
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How to use the P-touch labeler
GETTING STARTED
Printer drivers and software are also available to download individually
from the list of available printer drivers and software on our support
website below:
Brother support website
Please visit our support website at http://support.brother.com/.
You can find following information:
• Software downloads
• Manuals/Documents
• Frequently Asked Questions (Troubleshooting, Useful tips on using printer)
• Consumable information
• Latest OS compatibility information
The contents of this website are subject to change without notice.
[CREATING A LABEL]
•
•
•
•
Connect the P-touch labeler to your computer with the included USB cable.
Launch the P-touch Editor Software.
Enter the label text using P-touch Editor.
Print the label.
Examples of labels you can create using the P-touch Editor:
How to use the P-touch labeler
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EDITING A LABEL
Entering and Editing Text
„ Entering Text from the Keyboard
(
)Î
[Create Label] Î (
/
) or (
) Î Enter the character.
„ Adding a New Line
Move the cursor to end of the current line and press (
Line 1
Line 2
).
Label image
NOTE
• There is a maximum number of lines of text that can be entered for
each tape width. A maximum of 5 lines for 0.70" (18 mm) tape, 3 lines
for 0.47" (12 mm) tape, 2 lines for 0.35" (9 mm) and 0.23" (6 mm)
tape, and 1 line for 0.13" (3.5 mm) tape.
• If you press (
) when five lines already exist, [Too Many Lines!]
is displayed. Press ( ) or any other key to clear the error message.
„ Adding a New Block
To create a new block of text/lines to the right of your current text, press
(
) and (
). The cursor moves to the start of the new block.
NOTE
• A maximum of 5 blocks can be entered in one label.
• If you press (
) and (
) when five blocks already exist, [Too
Many Blocks!] is displayed. Press ( ) or any other key to clear the
error message.
„ Deleting Text
By pressing ( ), the letters will be deleted one by one.
To delete all text:
(
)Î
/
[Text Only] Î (
) or (
).
To delete all text and format settings:
(
15
)Î
/
[Text&Format] Î (
Entering and Editing Text
) or (
).
EDITING A LABEL
„ Inserting a Tab
To insert a tab, press the following key.
The symbol ( ) will then appear on the screen.
(
).
NOTE
To delete a tab from a label, position the cursor to the right of the tab
mark on the text entry screen and press ( ).
To change tab length:
(
) Î / [Tab Length] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
[0.0" - 4.0"
)Î(
) to return to the text entry screen.
(0 - 100 mm)] Î ( ) or (
NOTE
You can also set the tab length by typing in the desired tab length. To
apply the setting, after typing in the tab length, press ( ) or (
) and
then ( ) or (
) again.
„ Using Text Reminder
When a character is entered, the P-touch labeler remembers character sequences
beginning with the character entered from a history of all printed character
sequences to date, and displays a list of options from which to select. The default
setting is [On].
Example:
Enter “B” Î ( ) Î The P-touch labeler displays a list of words printed
beginning with the letter “B” such as “Brother” Î / Select the desired word
Î Press to display the entire word that is too long to display on the list of
Î Press ( ) or (
), the
words. To return to the list of words, press
selected character word will then appear on the text line.
NOTE
To close the list of words and return to the text entry screen, press
( ).
Entering and Editing Text
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EDITING A LABEL
„ Deleting Text Reminder Memory
( ) Î / [Settings] Î( ) or (
)Î /
(
) Î / [Clear Memory] Î ( ) or (
Text Reminder Memory?] appears Î ( ) or (
[Text Reminder] Î ( ) or
) Î The message [Clear All
).
„ Changing Text Reminder Setting
( ) Î / [Settings] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
[Text Reminder] Î ( )
or (
) Î / [ON/OFF] Î ( ) or (
) Î / [On/Off] Î ( ) or
(
).
Entering Symbols
„ Entering Symbols Using the Symbol Function
(
) Î / Select Category Î (
).
symbol Î ( ) or (
) or (
)Î
/
/
/
Choose a
„ Setting Symbol History
Up to 30 recently used symbols are added to [History]. The default
setting is [On].
( ) Î / [Settings] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
).
or (
) Î / [On/Off] Î ( ) or (
Symbol List
Category
Symbols
Punctuation
Bracket Arrow
Mathematics
Currency Unit
(Number)
[Number]
17
Entering Symbols
-
[Symbol History] Î (
)
EDITING A LABEL
Category
Symbols
Sign
Electrical
Datacom/AV
Business
Professional
Event
Vehicle
Personal
Nature/Earth
Pictograph
Entering Symbols
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EDITING A LABEL
Entering Accented Characters
Enter the character Î (
(
).
)Î
/
Select accented character Î (
) or
Accented Character List
Character
19
Accented Characters
Character
a
n
A
N
c
o
C
O
d
r
D
R
e
s
E
S
g
t
G
T
i
u
I
U
k
y
K
Y
l
z
L
Z
Entering Accented Characters
Accented Characters
EDITING A LABEL
Setting Character Attributes ([Font]/[Size]/[Width]/
[Style]/[Line]/[Align])
You can set character attributes by label or by each line both before and
after entering text.
„ Setting Character Attributes by Label
(
) Î / Select an attribute Î ( ) or (
) Î / Set a value for
)Î(
) to return to the text entry screen.
that attribute Î ( ) or (
„ Setting Character Attributes by Each Line
1. Using / , move the cursor to the line you wish to change the character
attribute.
2. Press (
) and (
) to display the attributes.
NOTE
• ( ) displayed on the left side of the
character attribute that appears when you
press (
) and (
) indicates that you are
now applying the attribute for that specific
line only.
• When different attribute values are set for
each line, the value will be displayed as *****
when you press (
), select an attribute
using
or , and then press ( ) or
(
). When you change the setting on this screen by using
or
, pressing ( ) or (
), and then pressing ( ) to go back to the
text entry screen, the same change will be applied to all lines of the
label.
• 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 labels to print using the
smallest text possible on narrow or multi-line labels.
• The 6 point font only prints in Helsinki, no other font type.
• When [Size] is set to [Auto] and all the text is entered in uppercase,
the text is automatically adjusted to print in the largest font size
possible for each tape width. This font size is larger than the largest
font size available in the font settings for each tape width.
Setting Character Attributes ([Font]/[Size]/[Width]/[Style]/[Line]/[Align])
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EDITING A LABEL
Setting Options
Attribute
Font
Size
Width
Value
Helsinki
Result
Attribute
Font
Brussels
Atlanta
US
Adams
Los
Angeles
Brunei
San Diego
Sofia
Florida
Germany
Calgary
Letter
Gothic
18 pt
Auto
When Auto is
selected, the
text is
automatically
adjusted to
print in the
largest size
available in the
font settings
for each tape
width.
Size
6 pt
24 pt
9 pt
36 pt
12 pt
42 pt
x1
Width
x 3/2
x2
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Value
Belgium
Setting Character Attributes ([Font]/[Size]/[Width]/[Style]/[Line]/[Align])
x 1/2
x 2/3
Result
EDITING A LABEL
Attribute
Style
Value
Normal
Result
Attribute
Style
Bold
Value
Italic Bold
Shadow
Italic
Outline
Italic
Shadow
Italic Solid
Solid
Vertical
Italic
Line
Vertical
Bold
Strikeout
Align
Right
Outline
Line
Off
Result
Underline
Align
Left
Center
Justify
„ Setting Auto Fit Style
When [Size] is set to [Auto] and [Length] is set to a specific length, you
can reduce the text size to fit within the label length. When [Text Size] is
selected, the total text size is modified to fit within the label. When [Text
Width] is selected, the text width will be reduced to the size of x1/2
setting.
(
(
)Î /
)Î
[Settings] Î ( ) or (
) Î / [Auto Fit Style] Î (
/ [Text Size/Text Width] Î ( ) or (
).
) or
Setting Frames
(
)Î
/
/
/
Select a frame Î (
) or (
).
NOTE
You can also select a frame by typing in the frame number.
Setting Frames
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EDITING A LABEL
Frames
Frames
1
23
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
Setting Frames
EDITING A LABEL
Setting Label Attributes ([Length]/[Cut Option]/
[Tab Length])
Length
: [Length] can be set within the range 1.2" (30 mm) - 12.0"
(300 mm). When [Auto] is selected, the length of the label
is automatically adjusted based on the amount of text
entered.
Cut Option : Refer to “Setting Tape Cutting Options” on page 34.
Tab Length: Refer to “To change tab length:” on page 16.
(
) Î / Select an attribute Î ( ) or (
) Î / Set a value for
)Î(
) to return to the text entry screen.
that attribute Î ( ) or (
NOTE
You can also set the label and tab length by typing in the desired
length. To apply the setting, after typing in the length, press ( ) or
(
) and then ( ) or (
) again.
Using Auto-Format Layouts
„ Using Templates
Simply select a layout from the templates, enter the text and apply
formatting as desired.
Example - Asset Tag:
( ) Î / [Auto Format] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
[Templates] Î ( )
)Î /
[Asset
or (
) Î / [Asset Management] Î ( ) or (
) Î Enter the text Î ( ) or (
) Î Enter the text for
Tag] Î ( ) or (
) Î / Select an attribute for bar code Î
the next field Î ( ) or (
) Î Type in the bar code
/ Set a value for that attribute Î ( ) or (
) Î / [Print] Î ( ) or (
) Î / Select the
data Î ( ) or (
number of labels to be printed Î (
), ( ) or (
).
Setting Label Attributes ([Length]/[Cut Option]/[Tab Length])
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EDITING A LABEL
NOTE
• For details on bar codes, refer to “Creating a Bar Code Label” on
page 30.
• On the print menu screen:
x Select [Edit] to change the text data or the
bar code setup.
x Select [Save] to store the label to the file
memory.
For the file memory, refer to “USING THE FILE MEMORY” on
page 39.
x Select [Menu] to change the font or style settings.
x Select [Preview] to preview the label before printing.
x Select [Print Options] to set the print settings. For details, refer to
“Numbering Printing” on page 34 or “Mirror Printing” on page 34.
• If the width of the current tape cassette does not match the set width
for the selected layout, an error message is displayed when you try
to print the label. Press ( ) or any other key to clear the error
message, and insert a tape cassette of the correct width.
• If the number of characters entered exceeds the limit, [Text Too
Long!] is displayed when ( ) or (
) is pressed. Press ( ) or any
other key to clear the error message, and edit the text using fewer
characters.
Templates
Category
Value
Details
Asset Tag
(0.70" x 2.7" [18 mm x 70 mm])
Asset
Management
Bin Box
(0.70" x 3.0" [18 mm x 76 mm])
Equipment Label
(0.70" x 2.2" [18 mm x 58 mm])
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Using Auto-Format Layouts
EDITING A LABEL
Category
Value
Details
Binder Spine
(0.70" x 8.6" [18 mm x 219 mm])
File Folder Tab
(0.47" x 3.2" [12 mm x 82 mm])
File/Cabinet
Divider Tab
(Hanging Folder)
(0.47" x 1.6" [12 mm x 42 mm])
Cabinet Label
(0.70" x 4.3" [18 mm x 111 mm])
Address Label
(0.70" x 2.7" [18 mm x 70 mm])
Address/ID
Name Badge 1
(0.70" x 2.8" [18 mm x 72 mm])
Name Badge 2
(0.70" x 2.8" [18 mm x 72 mm])
SD Card Label
(0.47" x 0.90" [12 mm x 25 mm])
USB Flash
Memory
Media
CD Case Spine 1
CD Case Spine 2
(0.35" x 0.90" [9 mm x 25 mm])
(0.23" x 4.4" [6 mm x 113 mm])
(0.13" x 4.4" [3.5 mm x 113 mm])
Using Auto-Format Layouts
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EDITING A LABEL
Category
Value
Details
Flag 1
(0.47" x 3.5" [12 mm x 90 mm])
Flag 2
(0.47" x 3.5" [12 mm x 90 mm])
Cable Labeling
Cable Wrap
(0.70" x 1.5" [18 mm x 39 mm])
Faceplate(VRT)
(0.47" x 2.7" [12 mm x 70 mm])
„ Using Block Layouts
Simply select a layout from the block layouts, enter the text and apply
formatting as desired.
( ) Î / [Auto Format] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
[Block Layouts] Î
) Î / Select
( ) or (
) Î / Select a tape width Î ( ) or (
) Î Enter the text Î ( ) or (
) Î Repeat
a block layout Î ( ) or (
) to display the print menu Î / [Print]
for each text field Î ( ) or (
Î ( ) or (
) Î / Select the number of labels to be printed Î (
),
( ) or (
).
NOTE
• On the print menu screen:
x Select [Edit] to change the text data or the
bar code setup.
x Select [Save] to store the label to the file
memory.
For the file memory, refer to “USING THE FILE MEMORY” on
page 39.
x Select [Menu] to change the font, align or frame settings.
x Select [Preview] to preview the label before printing.
x Select [Print Options] to set the print settings. For details, refer to
“Numbering Printing” on page 34 or “Mirror Printing” on page 34.
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Using Auto-Format Layouts
EDITING A LABEL
• If the width of the current tape cassette does not match the set width
for the selected layout, an error message is displayed when you try
to print the label. Press ( ) or any other key to clear the error
message, and insert a tape cassette of the correct width.
Block Layouts
Attribute
Value
Details
2LineA
2LineB
3Line
1+2LineA
0.70"/18mm
1+2LineB
1+3Line
1+4Line
1+5Line
Using Auto-Format Layouts
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EDITING A LABEL
Attribute
Value
2LineA
2LineB
0.47"/12mm
3Line
1+2Line
2LineA
0.35"/9mm
2LineB
1+2Line
0.23"/6mm
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Using Auto-Format Layouts
1+2Line
Details
EDITING A LABEL
Creating a Bar Code Label
NOTE
• The P-touch labeler is not designed exclusively for creating bar code
labels. Always check that bar code labels can be read by the bar code
reader.
• For best results, print bar code labels in black ink on white tape.
Some bar code readers may not be able to read bar code labels
created using colored tape or ink.
• Use the [Large] setting for [Width] whenever possible. Some bar code
readers may not be able to read bar code labels created using the
[Small] setting.
• Continuously printing a large number of labels with bar codes can
overheat the print head, which may affect printing quality.
„ Setting Bar Code Parameters and Entering Bar Code Data
(
) Î / Select an attribute Î / Set a value for that attribute Î
) Î / Select a
( ) or (
) Î Type in the bar code data Î (
) Î ( ) or (
).
character Î ( ) or (
NOTE
Symbols are only available for the CODE39, CODE128, CODABAR or
GS1-128 protocols. When not using symbols, after typing in the bar
code data, press ( ) or (
) to insert the bar code in the label.
Creating a Bar Code Label
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EDITING A LABEL
Bar Code Settings
Attribute
Protocol
Value
CODE39, CODE128, EAN-8, EAN-13,
GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), UPC-A, UPC-E, I-2/5 (ITF),
CODABAR
Small
Width
Large
On
Under#
(characters printed
below bar code)
Off
Off
C.Digit
(check digit)
On
(only available for the CODE39, I-2/5
and CODABAR protocols)
Special Character List
CODABAR
CODE39
Special Character
(SPACE)
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Creating a Bar Code Label
Special Character
EDITING A LABEL
CODE128, GS1-128 (UCC / EAN-128)
Special Character
(SPACE)
NUL
SOH
STX
ACK
ETX
EOT
ENQ
BEL
BS
HT
LF
VT
FF
CR
SO
SI
DLE
DC1
DC2
DC3
DC4
NAK
SYN
ETB
CAN
EM
SUB
ESC
FS
GS
RS
US
DEL
FNC4
FNC1
FNC3
FNC2
„ Editing and Deleting a Bar Code
To edit bar code parameters and bar code data, position the cursor to
the left of the bar code mark on the data entry screen and then open the
Bar Code Setup screen by pressing (
).
To delete a bar code from a label, position the cursor to the right of the
bar code mark on the data entry screen and press ( ).
Creating a Bar Code Label
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LABEL PRINTING
Previewing Labels
You can preview the text before printing.
(
).
Press , , or
to scroll the preview to the left, right, top or bottom.
Press ( ) to change the magnification of the preview.
NOTE
To scroll the preview to the left, right, top or bottom end, press (
and , ,
or .
)
Printing Labels
To cut off the label, press the tape cutter lever on the upper left corner of
the machine.
NOTE
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the cutter lever while the
message [Printing...Copies] or [Feeding Tape...Please Wait] is
displayed.
• Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will
cause the ink ribbon to be discharged with the tape, making the tape
no longer usable.
• Do not block the tape exit slot during printing or when feeding tape.
Doing so will cause the tape to jam.
„ Single and Multiple Copy Printing
(
)Î
/
Change the number of copies Î (
), (
) or (
).
NOTE
• If you need only 1 copy of the label, press (
), ( ) or (
)
without selecting the number of copies.
• The number of copies can also be specified by pressing a number
key.
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Previewing Labels
LABEL PRINTING
„ Numbering Printing
)+(
) Î / [Number] Î ( ) or (
)Î
) or (
) Î / Select end point Î ( ) or (
the number of labels to be printed Î (
), ( ) or (
(
/
Select start point
) Î / Select
Î(
).
Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the
number.
„ Mirror Printing
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.
(
)+(
)Î
/
[Mirror] Î (
) or (
)Î(
), (
) or (
).
Setting Tape Cutting Options
„ [Large Margin]/[Small Margin]/[Chain]/[No Cut]/[Special tape]
(
) Î / [Cut Option] Î ( ) or (
) Î / [Large Margin/Small
) to apply the settings.
Margin/Chain/No Cut/Special tape] Î ( ) or (
Tape Cutting Options
Setting
Description
Each label is printed, leaving
Large a margin of 0.94" (23.9 mm)
Margin on each end.
Small
Margin
A margin of 0.89" (22.5 mm) is
printed first, and then each
label is printed, leaving a
margin of 0.16" (4 mm) before
and after the text.
Example
ABC
0.94"
(23.9 mm)
0.94"
(23.9 mm)
ABC
0.89"
(22.5 mm)
0.16"
(4 mm)
0.16"
(4 mm)
Setting Tape Cutting Options
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LABEL PRINTING
35
Setting
Description
Example
ABC
Chain
• Select this setting when
printing several labels with
minimum margins.
• Feed the tape before using
the cutter. Otherwise a part
of the text may be cut off. Do
not try to pull the tape since
this may damage the tape
cassette.
• A margin of 0.89" (22.5 mm)
is printed first, and then
each label is printed,
leaving a margin of 0.16"
(4 mm) before and after the
text.
No Cut
• Select this setting when
printing multiple copies of a
label or when using Fabric
Iron-On Tapes or other
special tapes that cannot be
cut by the tape cutter of the
P-touch labeler.
• Feed the tape before using
the cutter. Otherwise a part
of the text may be cut off. Do
not try to pull the tape since
this may damage the tape
cassette.
• When using the special
tapes that cannot be cut by
the tape cutter of the
P-touch labeler, remove the
tape cassette from the
P-touch labeler and use
scissors to cut the tape.
Setting Tape Cutting Options
DEF
0.16"
(4 mm)
ABC
0.94"
(23.9 mm)
0.16"
(4 mm)
LABEL PRINTING
Setting
Description
Example
• Select this setting when
using special tape.
• When using Fabric Iron-On
Tapes or Heat Shrink Tube,
set [Special tape] for [Cut
Option] before printing.
After printing, remove the
tape cassette from the
Special
P-touch labeler and use
tape
scissors to cut the tape.
• When multiple copies are printed one
time:
ABC ABC
0.94"
(23.9 mm)
0.16"
(4 mm)
0.16"
(4 mm)
• When a label is printed two times:
1
2
ABC
0.94"
(23.9 mm)
ABC
1.1"
(27.9 mm)
1. 1st print
2. 2nd print
NOTE
• When the cut option is set to [No Cut] or [Chain], it stops in the middle
of printing area after the last label is printed. After [OK to Feed?] is
displayed, press ( ) or (
) to feed the tape. Press ( ) to return
to the text entry screen.
• When the cut option is set to [Large Margin], [Small Margin], [Chain],
after printing the message [Cut tape or press Enter to continue.] is
displayed and the P-touch labeler goes into the cut pause mode. By
pressing the Tape cutter lever, you can cut the tape at the position
you set in [Cut Option].
Adjusting the Label Length
When the tape cassette comes to the end, the printed length may be less
accurate.
In this case, you can adjust the label length.
( )Î /
(
)Î
or (
).
[Settings] Î( ) or (
/ [Label Length] Î (
)Î
) or (
/
[Adjustment] Î ( ) or
) Î / [-5 - +5] Î ( )
NOTE
Approximately 1 % of the total label length will be adjusted by 1 level.
Adjusting the Label Length
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LABEL PRINTING
Printing from the Label Collection
„ Printing a label from the label collection stored in the P-touch
labeler
) Î / [Label Collection] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
Select a category
) or (
)Î /
Select a label Î ( ) or (
)Î /
)Î /
[English (USA)/French (Canada)/
[Language] Î ( ) or (
) Î Check the label image
Portuguese (Brazil)/Spanish (USA)] Î ( ) or (
Î ( ) or (
)Î /
[Print] Î ( ) or (
) Î / Select the
number of copies Î (
), ( ) or (
).
(
Î(
NOTE
Only 0.47" (12 mm) or 0.70" (18 mm) tape can be used for Label
Collection.
Label Collection List
Category
Files
Office signage
Communication
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Printing from the Label Collection
Label
LABEL PRINTING
Category
Label
Attention
Retail
* Labels are for illustrative purposes only.
„ Downloading a new Label Collection Category
Using the P-touch Update Software, additional label collection
categories can be downloaded to your labeler.
To download the new label collection categories, please visit the Brother
Solutions Center at: http://support.brother.com
Printing from the Label Collection
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USING THE FILE MEMORY
Saving Label Files
You can save up to 50 labels and recall them for printing at a later date.
A maximum of 280 characters can be saved per file. You can also edit
and overwrite the saved label.
Type text and format label Î (
)Î /
Select a file Î ( ) or (
).
Printing, Opening, Deleting a Saved Label
„ [Print]
(
Î
(
) Î / [File] Î ( ) or (
/ [Print] Î ( ) or (
), ( ) or (
).
)Î
)Î /
/
Select a file Î ( ) or (
)
Select the number of copies Î
NOTE
To print a saved label from the file select screen, select a label using
or
and then press (
).
„ [Open]
(
Î
)Î
/
/ [File] Î ( ) or (
[Open] Î ( ) or (
)Î
/
Select a file Î (
) or (
)
).
NOTE
If the message [Discard changes and open saved label?] appears, you
have entered text on the text entry screen. Press ( ) or (
) to clear
the entered text and open the saved label. Press ( ) to cancel
opening a saved label and return to the previous screen.
„ [Delete]
(
Î
(
) Î / [File] Î ( ) or (
/ [Delete] Î ( ) or (
).
) Î / Select a file Î ( ) or (
) Î The message appears Î ( ) or
)
NOTE
To delete a saved label from the file select screen, select a label using
or
and then press (
).
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Saving Label Files
RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH LABELER
Resetting the P-touch Labeler
You can reset the internal memory of your P-touch labeler when you
want to clear all saved label files, or in the event the P-touch labeler is
not operating correctly.
„ Resetting the Data Using the home key
) Î / [Settings] Î ( ) or (
)Î /
/ Select the resetting method Î ( ) or (
message appears Î ( ) or (
).
(
Î
[Reset] Î ( ) or (
) Î A confirmation
)
NOTE
When selecting [Reset All Settings] or [Factory Default] for the
resetting method, you are asked to set default language at the end of
the resetting procedure.
Value
Details
Reset All Settings
Downloaded labels are NOT cleared.
The contents in the file memory are also NOT cleared.
Other data is cleared and all settings are reset to the
factory settings.
Erase All Content
Downloaded labels are cleared.
The contents in the file memory are also cleared.
Other data is NOT cleared and settings are NOT reset.
Factory Default
All labels and customized settings are reset to the factory
settings.
„ Resetting the Data to Factory Settings Using the P-touch Labeler
Keyboard
NOTE
• All text, format settings, option settings and saved label files are
cleared when you reset the P-touch labeler. Language and unit
settings will also be cleared.
• You are asked to set the default language at the end of the resetting
procedure. For details, refer to “Setting Language and Unit” on
page 11.
Resetting the P-touch Labeler
40
RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH LABELER
To reset all the labels and customized settings:
Turn off the P-touch labeler. Press and hold down (
) and ( ).
While holding down (
) and ( ), press ( ) once and then release
(
) and ( ).
NOTE
Release (
) before releasing the other keys.
To reset the customized settings:
(Downloaded label collections and the contents in the file memory are
not reset.)
Turn off the P-touch labeler. Press and hold down (
) and ( ). While
holding down (
) and ( ), press ( ) once and then release (
)
and ( ).
NOTE
Release (
) before releasing the other keys.
Maintenance
NOTE
Always remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter before
cleaning the P-touch labeler.
„ Cleaning the Unit
Wipe any dust and marks from the main unit using a soft, dry cloth.
Use a slightly dampened cloth 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 P-touch labeler.
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Maintenance
RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH LABELER
„ Cleaning the Print Head
Streaks or poor quality characters on printed labels
generally indicates that the print head is dirty. Clean
the print head using a cotton swab or the optional
print head cleaning cassette (TZe-CL4).
NOTE
Print head
• Do not touch the print head directly with your
bare hands.
• Refer to the instructions provided with the print
head cleaning cassette for directions on how to
use it.
„ Cleaning the Tape Cutter
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.
NOTE
• About once every year, wipe the cutter blade
using a cotton swab moistened with Isopropyl
alcohol (rubbing alcohol).
• Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
bare hands.
Maintenance
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TROUBLESHOOTING
What to do when...
Problem
43
Solution
The screen ‘locks’,
or the P-touch
labeler does not
respond normally.
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch Labeler” on page 40
and reset the internal memory to the initial settings. If
resetting the P-touch labeler does not solve the
problem, disconnect the AC adapter and remove the
batteries for more than 10 minutes.
The display
remains blank after
turning on the
power.
• Check that the batteries are correctly installed and that
the AC adapter designed exclusively for your P-touch
labeler is correctly connected. Check that the
rechargeable battery is fully charged.
The LCD messages
are displayed in a
foreign language.
• Refer to “Setting Language and Unit” on page 11 to
select your desired language.
The label is not
printed after
pressing the Print
key.
• 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 tape 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 tape guide before
reinstalling the tape cassette.
The label is not
printed correctly.
• Remove the tape cassette and reinstall it, pressing it
firmly until it clicks into place.
• If the print head is dirty, clean it with a cotton swab or
optional print head cleaning cassette (TZe-CL4).
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.
The P-touch labeler
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.
• Replace all batteries or connect the AC adapter directly
to the P-touch labeler.
Label files saved
previously are now
empty.
• All files saved in the internal memory are deleted if the
batteries are weak or the AC adapter was disconnected.
What to do when...
Spool
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Solution
A tape jam which
cannot be cleared
keeps occurring.
• Please contact Brother customer service:
1-877-BROTHER (877-276-8437)
I do not know the
version number of
the firmware for the
P-touch labeler.
• The version number and other information for the
firmware can be confirmed by pressing the following
keys:
1. Press ( ).
2. Select [Settings] using
or , and then press ( )
or (
).
3. Select [Version information] using
or , and then
press ( ) or (
).
When an error message appears on the display
When an error message appears on the display, follow the directions
provided below.
Message
Check # of digits
entered
Cause/Remedy
The number of digits entered in the bar code data does
not match the number of digits set in the bar code
parameters. Enter the correct number of digits.
Cutter Malfunction! The tape cutter has been closed when you tried to print or
feed tape. Turn the P-touch labeler off and then on again
before continuing. When tape is tangled in the cutter,
remove the tape.
Label Too Long!
The length of the label to be printed using the text entered
is longer than 39.37" (1 m). Edit the text so that the length
of the label is less than 39.37" (1 m).
Text Too Long!
The length of the label to be printed using the text entered
is longer than the length setting. Edit the text to fit within
the set length or change the length setting.
Unable to use XX!
Please contact Brother customer service.
When an error message appears on the display
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APPENDIX
Specifications
Item
Specification
Dimensions
Approx. 7.44" x 6.99" x 2.78"
(Approx. 189 (W) x 177.5 (D) x 70.5 (H) mm)
Weight
Approx. 1.6 lb. (Approx. 740 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply
Six AA alkaline batteries (LR6), Six AA Ni-MH batteries
(HR6)*1, AC adapter (AD-E001)
Character display
21 characters x 1 guidance and 3 lines text
(320 dot x 120 dot)
Print height
0.62" (15.8 mm) max. (when using 0.70"/18 mm tape)*2
Print speed
Maximum: Approx. 0.78" (20 mm)/sec.
Actual print speed varies depending on the conditions.
Tape cassette
Standard TZe tape cassette (0.13", 0.23", 0.35", 0.47",
0.70" [3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm] widths)
No. of lines
0.70" (18 mm) tape: 1 - 5 lines;
0.47" (12 mm) tape: 1 - 3 lines;
0.35" (9 mm) tape: 1 - 2 lines;
0.23" (6 mm) tape: 1 - 2 lines;
0.13" (3.5 mm) tape: 1 line
Memory buffer size
Maximum 2,800 characters
File storage
Maximum 50 files
Auto Power-off
Battery: 5 min.*3, AC adapter: 8 hours
Operation
temperature/
humidity
50 °F - 95 °F (10 °C - 35 °C) / 20% - 80% humidity (without
condensation)
Maximum wet bulb temperature: 80.6 °F (27 °C)
*1 Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest information about the recommended batteries.
*2 Actual character size may be smaller than maximum print height.
*3 When using P-touch labeler only. When connected to a PC, 1 hour.
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Specifications
APPENDIX
System Requirements
OS
Windows®
Macintosh
OS X v10.7.5/10.8.x/10.9.x
Hard disk
Windows®
Disk space: 70 MB or more
Memory
Monitor
Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/ Windows® 8/
Windows® 8.1
Macintosh
Disk space: 500 MB or more
Windows®
Windows Vista®: 512 MB or more
Windows® 7: 1 GB or more (32-bit) or 2 GB or
more (64-bit)
Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1:
1 GB or more (32-bit) or 2 GB or more (64-bit)
Macintosh
OS X v10.7.5: 2 GB or more
OS X v10.8.x: 2 GB or more
OS X v10.9.x: 2 GB or more
Windows®
SVGA, high color or higher graphics card
Macintosh
256 colors or more
Please see the Brother Solutions Center (http://support.brother.com) for the latest
compatible OS.
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
Web: www.brother-usa.com
Fax: 1-901-379-1210
If you need to locate a service center, please call 1-877-BROTHER or visit us at
www.brother-usa.com
System Requirements
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LAF394001A
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