Brother PT-45M User guide

Brother PT-45M User guide
Introduction
Safety Precautions
With your new Brother P-touch labeler, you can create a
wide variety of custom, self-adhesive labels. This labeler
uses Brother "M" Series tapes in 0.35" (9 mm) and 0.47"
(12 mm) widths. "M" Series tape cassettes are available
in many colors and sizes. Visit www.brother.com for a
complete list of tapes compatible with your machine.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the
manual in a handy place for future reference.
The contents of this guide and the specifications of this
product are subject to change without notice.
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
• Do not use the machine in places of high humidity such as
bathrooms.
• Do not swallow the cutter stopper.
• Do not get the machine wet, such as by handling it with wet hands
or spilling beverages on to it.
• Do not disassemble or modify the P-touch labeler/batteries.
• Do not use metallic objects, such as tweezers or a metallic pen,
when changing the batteries.
• Do not throw the batteries into fire or expose to heat.
• Remove batteries immediately and stop using the machine if you
notice abnormal odor, heat, discoloration, deformation or anything
unusual while using or storing it.
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:
User’s Guide
English / Español
• 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 condition 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 machine.
• Use only Brother M tapes with this machine. 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, etc.
• Do not place the P-touch labeler/battery 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), high humidity, or 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 machine.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the
P-touch labeler, or if the battery expires.
Warning
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burn,
injury, electric shock, damage, overheating, abnormal
odors or smoking.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Compliance Notice (For USA Only)
PT 45
General Precautions
Caution
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid
leakage, burn and heat.
• Do not touch the edge of the cutter near the print head.
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use P-touch labeler for
an extended period of time.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text,
format settings and any text files stored in the memory will be
cleared.
• Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries
with other type batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the
wrong position.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler.
• Do not press hard on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger between the covers when you close the back
cover.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Important
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother
Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Entering Text and Symbols
 Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
 Entering Accented Characters
Upper case (
ON)
Lower case (
OFF)
Num Lock ON
Num Lock OFF
 Making a Two Line Label
.
• Do not press
after the second line; otherwise “Line
Limit!” error message will appear.
• Use either 0.35" (9 mm) or 0.47" (12 mm) wide tape for
two line text.
Label image
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Tape Guide
Print Head
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The machine will feed 1.0" of tape, which may be needed
when installing a new tape cassette.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the cutter
lever while the message “Printing…” or “Feeding…” is
displayed.
• To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the
upper-left corner of the machine.
• Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label.
 Making Copies (
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Display
Label image
End of tape
Remove the Cassette Cover by pressing the
above indicated area.
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 Cassettes.
Insert four new AAA 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.
• Remove the batteries if the labeler will not be used
for a long period of time.
LCD Display & Keyboard
Tape Exit
Slot
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it
locks into place.
Insert the two hooks at the bottom of the
Cassette Cover into the slots on the
machine (1), and then close the cover
securely until it locks into place (2).
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the
tape guides.
• Use only Brother M tapes with this machine.
After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (see
“Feeding”) once and then push in the tape cutter lever
to cut the tape.
• You can also select the number of copies by entering with
the Number Keys
~
.
This machine is equipped with a peeler that allows you to
easily remove the backing from labels.
1. Insert the label, with the printed surface facing down,
as far as possible into the built-in peeler.
2. Fold back the label to the right and quickly pull out the
label. The end of the backing is separated from the
label.
[Txt&Format]
Cursor
Num Lock
Caps
Message
Character key
Backspace key
Num Lock key
Shift key
Symbol key
Caps key
Enter key
Shift key
Accent key
Space key
NOTE
The LCD shows one row of 12 characters; however, you can enter up to 80 characters in length.
Full!
The maximum number of characters (80 characters for regular text, or 50 characters for DECO MODE) have already
been entered.
Turn on your machine.
Supply power by using four AAA batteries, and then
press
2
The default setting is [inch].
.
is pressed when no text is entered in the text entry screen of DECO MODE.
[Unit]
Set the language.
• You can also display [Unit] by pressing
The default setting is [English].
[Language]
• You can also display [Language] by pressing
.
and
NOTE
(Select a language)
and
Width
Line Limit!
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• To initialize the P-touch labeler back to factory settings,
see “Resetting the P-touch”.
Specifications
.
Invalid!
Invalid number is selected for [Label Length].
Text Limit!
• The text length exceeds the selected label length.
• The text length exceeds 7.8" (200 mm) when [Label Length] is set to [Auto] in DECO MODE.
• If the minimum label length (1.2" / 30 mm) is selected, some frame types (Leaf or Star) will not allow you to enter
additional text.
Cooling XXX
If the print head becomes too hot, your machine will stop printing and automatically start to cool down. The cool down
time will be displayed. Once the print head is cool, printing will automatically continue. Do not touch the P-touch labeler
while cooling.
A blank horizontal line
appears through the printed
label.
Approx. 6.14" × 4.37" × 2.60"
(Approx. 156 × 111 × 66 mm)
Weight:
Approx. 0.6 lb. (Approx. 250 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Four AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Tape cassette:
Brother M tape (width) : 0.35" (9 mm), 0.47" (12 mm)
Width
1
2
3
Press
to turn off the power.
While holding down
to turn on the power.
and
, press
×2
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Style
Italic
+
Italic Bold
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This function allows you to create unique labels by using
some built-in templates. You can choose from 8 types of
templates.
Design
Label Image
Cooling
17
18
Pictograph
1

D
8

E
G
[Auto / 1.2" 7.8" (30 - 200 mm)]
ABC
[Print]
NOTE
Leaf
Tile
.
Underline/Frame
Undl/Frame
DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!
Star
+
Heart
Registering your product will provide purchase confirmation, proof of ownership and, if you choose, allow us to notify you of product enhancements
and special offers! You can register online at: www.registermybrother.com
Square
LIMITED WARRANTY
Product warranty information can be found online at www.brother-usa.com/brother-support
Bubble
Flower
Candy
Label length
Length
Auto*1/1.2" - 12.0" (30mm 300mm)*2
The label is printed with the specified length.
*1 Default setting. To return to the default setting, press
.
*2 You can select the length by entering the length with the Number Keys
~
. To return to [Auto], press
+
.
7
F
Vertical
Round
6
C
7
[Design 8]
Underline
5
B

Italic Shadow
4
A
6
Off*1
, or go into Function mode and select
. , :
@ - &
# % ?
+
15
Example: Design 8
Italic Outline
The machine has “locked up”
(i.e., nothing happens when a
Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
key is pressed, even though the
machine is on.)
while holding down
04
14
4
Outline
There maybe 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.
All text and format settings
need to be cleared to create Press
a new label.
03
13
and
3
Bold
Style
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• The cutter lever is used while printing. Do not touch the cutter lever during printing.
02
.
, and then release
2
Shadow
The tape does not feed
properly or the tape gets
stuck inside the machine.
01
1
Solution
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
Basic
The internal memory is reset, and all text, settings and
stored files are cleared.
Release
5
The power turns off when
you try to print.
The following symbols are available.
12
DECO MODE
Normal*1
See the attached “Supplies and Accessories Guide” for detailed info of tape variation.
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
+
×1/2
To change language setting Refer to “Initial Settings”.
Dimensions:
(W × D × H)
[C]
Label image
(Maximum printable lines is 2).
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
The setting has cleared on its
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language and
own.
Unit settings will also be cleared.
[inch/mm]
.
Normal*1
The machine does not print, • Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.
or the printed characters are • If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
not formed properly.
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
Set the unit of measurement.
))
You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to
initialize the settings, or in the event that the P-touch is not
working properly.
Small
The display stays blank after • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.
you have turned on the
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
machine.
3
to
Size
 What to do when...
Initial Settings
[B]
+
. (The function
Large*1
Size
NOTE
07
Resetting the P-touch
to select a setting listed under column [B], and then press
[A]
[Open]
06
to select a function under column [A], and then press
• You tried to print a text file when there is no data stored in the memory.
•
is pressed when no text is entered.
•
is pressed when no text is entered.
• You tried to select [Copies] when no text is entered.
Problem
1
Design
The batteries are weak. Replace them with new ones.
•
Cursor key
Function key
Cursor key
Power key
Print key
Cause/Remedy
Low Battery!
No Text!
DECO MODE key
Preview key
2 Use
 Error message
Bold
Outline
Shadow
Vertical
Italic
Frame
Underline
Label Length
, use
To Open:
05
[Text Only]
can also be selected with the shortcut keys listed under column [C]. (
Troubleshooting
Width
Size
+
Designing Labels
1 Press
[Print]
Symbols
+
• Pictographs are displayed on the LCD display with the
corresponding alphabet and number of the Pictograph
table. For the Pictograph table and Pictograph List, refer
to “Symbols”.
To Print:
[Copies]
To delete text only :
Tape Cutter Lever
[Save]
)
, the letters will be deleted one by one.
To delete all text and settings :
1
To Save:
If you try to store a label when there is already a label
stored to that number, a message “Overwrite?” will appear.
Press
to save your new label. Press
to cancel.
)
You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
NOTE
[A7]
[File]
 Printing
 Removing the Label Backing
2
)
+
Example: Entering
[Pictograph]
+
You can save your original labels on to your machine. Up to
three labels can be saved and recalled for printing at a later
time. You can also edit and overwrite the stored label.
 Feeding (Tape Feed)
 Entering Symbols
4
Cutter
Edge
 Memory (
• 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 style, size,
underline/frame or any additional features.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the selected
LCD language.
By pressing
2
Accented Characters
A
 To Clear (
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
Cassette
Cover
 Text Preview
/
Accented Characters
 Entering Numbers
Display
1
Saving Label Files
You can preview the text before printing.
-
1. Enter the text for the first line and press .
2. Enter the text for the second line and press
D01PJ0001
Printing Labels
• Some Deco Mode formats may require cooling (indicated
on the above table). If the print head becomes too hot,
your machine will stop printing and automatically start to
cool down. The cool down time will be displayed. Once
the print head is cool, printing will automatically continue.
Do not touch the P-touch labeler while cooling.
• Only one line of text can be entered in DECO MODE.
• Depending on the selected format, the entire text entered
may not be printed.
• The formats of the DECO MODE templates cannot be
changed.
• Symbols surrounded by a box in the Basic table are
available in DECO MODE. For the Basic table, refer to
“Symbols”.
• To clear all the entered text, press
and
.
“Clear?” is displayed. Press
to clear the text, or
to cancel this operation.
• When you access DECO MODE, your most recently
printed DECO MODE text and label length will be recalled.
• Press
to return to the previous step.
• To exit DECO MODE, press
until the display returns
to the text entry screen. You can also exit this mode by
pressing
when [Print] is displayed, and selecting
[Quit].
• 0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes are recommended
when using the DECO MODE feature.
• The maximum label length is 7.8" (200 mm) for DECO
MODE.
• When [Auto] is selected for [Label Length], the label will
automatically adjust to the correct length for printing the
text one time.
• Press
to return to [Auto] for [Label Length] mode.
H
I
J
K
L
• To display the next group, press
.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• Symbols surrounded by a box in the Basic table are
available in DECO MODE.
• The rows of symbols (A to L) in the Pictograph table can
be selected by pressing the corresponding character.
• Images are for illustrative purposes only.
 Printing the Pictograph List
[Print List]
Label image
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