Brother PT-H111 User guide

Brother PT-H111 User guide
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Thank you for purchasing a Brother P-touch Pro label maker!
Use your new Brother P-touch Pro label maker to create a wide variety of custom, self-adhesive labels.
This P-touch Pro label maker uses Brother TZe tapes. TZe tape cassettes are available in many colors and sizes. For a complete list of
tapes compatible with your P-touch Pro label maker, visit us at: support.brother.com.
Please read this guide, and the included Product Safety Guide, before using this P-touch Pro label maker. After reading this guide, keep
it in a safe place.
1 GETTING STARTED
Installing Power Supply and Tape Cassette
2
1
Print Head
Cassette Cover
Tape Cutter Lever
With the LCD facing down, open the Cassette
Cover by pressing the grooved tab and
pushing in the direction of the arrow, as
illustrated.
When replacing batteries or Tape Cassettes,
make sure the power is turned off.
NOTE
This P-touch Pro label maker requires one of the
following (not included):
- six (6) AAA alkaline batteries
- six (6) fully-charged Ni-MH batteries
- AC Adapter (AD-24, optional)
3
Tape Exit Slot
4
Tape Cutter Lever
Cutter Edge
Strap
Tape Guides
Toothed Wheel
AC Adapter Jack
End of Tape
Insert the Tape Cassette following the
drawing marked inside the case. Gently
press the Tape Cassette into the P-touch Pro
label maker until it locks into place.
• Make sure your Tape Cassette is marked
.
• Use Brother TZe tapes with this machine.
• Use only tape widths of 0.13" (3.5 mm), 0.23"
(6 mm), 0.35" (9 mm), or 0.47" (12 mm).
• Remove any protective plastic from the Tape
Cassette before inserting it.
Close the Cassette Cover and gently press
until it locks into place.
NOTE
If you prefer to use the optional AC Adapter
(AD-24) instead of using batteries:
1. Insert the Power Adapter cord into the AC
Adapter Jack on the side of the P-touch
Pro label maker.
2. Insert the Power Adapter into an AC
electrical outlet.
LCD
5
6
1
7
2
3
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Size
Cursor
Shift
Caps
8
5. Cable Wrap
6. Cable Flag
7. Faceplate
8. Label Length
If you have selected a specific
label length,
appears.
NOTE
• The LCD displays one row of 15 characters; however, you can enter up to 80 characters in length.
• Label length displayed on the LCD may differ slightly from the actual label length when printed.
Keyboard
1. Menu key
9. Shift key
17. Cable Flag key
2. Power key
10. Caps key
18. Faceplate key
3. Cursor key : Left (Use with Shift
11. Accent key
19. Serialize key
12. Tape Cutter lever
20. Backspace key
4. Escape key
13. Clear key
21. Enter key
5. OK key
14. Print key
22. Symbols key
6. Cable Wrap key
15. Preview key
23. Space key
7. Text key
16. Cursor key : Right (Use with
key to go to top of the text.)
8. Character keys
Shift key to go to end of the text.)
NOTE
• When selecting settings or lengths, press the Space key to return to the default value.
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated image of the label, and may differ from the actual label
when printed.
Initial Settings
1
2
Turn on your P-touch Pro label maker.
Supply power using six AAA batteries or the optional AC Adapter (AD-24), and then press
on the power.
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
/
3
to turn
[Language]
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/
.
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
/
[Unit]
[inch/mm]
/
.
NOTE
• The P-touch Pro label maker automatically turns off if it is inactive for five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
• To return to the default setting, press the Space key.
Contrast
Use this function to set the LCD brightness. There are five levels from [-2] (darkest) to [+2] (brightest).
The default setting is [0].
/
[LCD contrast]
NOTE
• To return to the default setting, press the Space key.
/
[-2 / -1 / 0 / +1 / +2]
Supplies and Accessories
Tape Cassettes: Visit support.brother.com for a
list of available Brother P-touch
tapes.
AC Adapter:
Cutter Unit:
AD-24 (optional)
TC-4 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use
and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, turn the cutter
board as shown in the illustration 1.
If you still have difficulties, replace with a new Cutter
Unit (stock no. TC-4) from an authorized Brother
reseller.
X Replacing the Cutter Unit
1. Remove the two sections of the Cutter Unit
(green) in the direction of the arrows as
illustrated below 2.
2. Install a new Cutter Unit. Push it in gently until
it locks into place.
Cutter Board
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
fingers.
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
4.3" X 8.0" X 2.2"
(Approx. 109 (W) X 202 (D) X 55 (H) mm)
Weight:
Approx. 0.9 lb. (Approx. 400 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03)*1
Optional AC Adapter (AD-24)
Tape cassette:
Brother P-touch TZe tape widths:
0.13" (3.5 mm), 0.23" (6 mm),
0.35" (9 mm), and 0.47" (12 mm)
*1 Visit support.brother.com for the latest
information about the recommended batteries.
For FAQs, Troubleshooting, and manuals, visit:
support.brother.com.
2 BASIC USAGE
Entering Text
You can enter a maximum of 80 characters and
spaces for a text label.
To cancel any operation, press
.
X Switching Upper Case / Lower Case
X Entering Tabs
/
The tab symbol
in the text.
[Tab]
appears when you insert a tab
X Changing Tab Length
Upper case
Lower case
(
(
ON)
/
OFF)
/
[Tab Length]
[Auto / 0.0"-4.0"
(0-100mm)]
Caps
Caps
X Creating Two-Line Tapes
Move the cursor to where you want to start the
next line and press
. Use either 0.35" (9 mm)
or 0.47" (12 mm) tape for two-line printing.
Line 1
The image
• To return to the default tab length, press the Space
key.
• Please note: the default length varies based on
your tape size.
X Cursor Keys
To move to the end of your text:
+
To move to the beginning of your text:
Line 2
+
X Entering Accented Characters
NOTE
The return symbol ( ) appears when you press
.
-
/
/
• Refer to the Accented Characters table in this
guide.
• The order of accented characters varies based
on the language you selected.
Saving Label Files
X Changing Label Length
/
/
You can save and reuse the text and settings for
up to nine different labels. Each label holds up to
80 characters (including spaces). Assign a
number (1-9) to each saved file so you can reuse
it, and edit or overwrite stored files as needed.
[Label Length]
[Auto / 1.2"-12.0"
X Saving a new file
(30-300mm)]
NOTE
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• The lock symbol appears when you set a
specific tape length.
• To return to the default length (Automatic,
based on text length), press the Space key.
X Clearing Text and Settings
To delete individual letters and spaces, press
To delete all text :
/
[Text Only]
To delete all text and settings:
/
[Text&Format]
/
.
/
[File]
[Save]
/
NOTE
• When saving a file, if you reuse a number that is
already assigned to another file, [Overwrite
OK?] appears on the LCD. To overwrite the
previously-saved file, press
without saving, press
. To cancel
.
X Printing a saved file
/
/
[File]
/
[Print]
X Opening a saved file
/
/
[Open]
[File]
/
Text Key
Symbols Key
X Changing Text Settings
[Font / Size / Style /
/
Width]
Font
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/
Los Angeles
Atlanta
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/
Pictograph]
/
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Large
• Refer to the Symbols table in this guide.
Medium
• To cancel any operation, press
.
• You can also select from Basic and Pictograph
categories by pressing the shortcut keys, as
shown in the following tables.
Small
Style
[History*1 / Basic /
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Helsinki
Size
X Entering Symbols
Normal
X Basic
Bold
Outline
Punctuation
Shadow
Italic
Space
key
Mathematics
Brackets
Arrows
Bullets
Currency
Super/
Subscrpt
Greek
I+Bold
I+Outline
I+Shadow
Vertical
V+Bold
Width
X Pictograph
Normal
×2
Electrical
× 1/2
Underline and Frame
Space
key
Signs
Datacom
Tools
AV/Security
Garden
Safety
Sports
Emphasize text using underlines or a frame.
/
/
[Undl/Frame]
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Underline
Frame
*1 Select History to view up to seven recentlyused symbols.
Printing Labels
X Setting Margins
X Preview
/
• Pressing the Preview key displays a preview of
the label, and may differ from the actual label
when printed.
• If the LCD cannot display all the text at once,
press
/
to display the hidden text.
• Press
/
/
to exit Preview
mode.
/
[Margin]
[Full / Half / Narrow / Chain
Print]
[Full] / [Half] / [Narrow]
Use one of these options to customize margin
length before and after your text.
The printed dots (:) indicate the end of the label.
Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors.
LCD
X Feeding (Tape Feed)
Printout
ABC
Full
• This function feeds approximately 1" (25 mm)
of blank tape.
• Do not pull uncut tape from the Tape Cassette,
as this may damage the Tape Cassette.
Press the Print key to print the text displayed on
the LCD.
X Printing Multiple Copies
[Copies:]
Half
1.6"
0.47"
0.47"
ABC
/
• You can print up to nine copies of each label.
• DO NOT touch the Tape Cutter Lever while the
message [Please Wait] appears on the LCD.
• To cut tape: When printing ends, push the
Tape Cutter Lever after the message [Please
Cut] appears.
• To remove tape backing, fold the tape
lengthwise (with the text facing inward), to
expose the inside edges that run down the
center of the tape backing. Peel and apply the
label.
1.0"
0.16" 0.16"
[Chain Print] (tape-saving option)
Use this option to print multiple different labels
with narrow margins. This option saves tape.
1. Enter your text.
2. Press
/
1"
ABC
Narrow
X Printing
+
2.7"
1"
+
.
3. When [Feed OK?] appears on the LCD,
press
to change the text.
4. Clear the text, enter the text you want on the
next label, and then press
.
5. After your last label prints, when [Feed OK?]
appears on the LCD, press
.
NOTE
• When you use [Chain Print], feed the tape before
pressing the Tape Cutter Lever (
+
),
otherwise part of the text may be cut off.
• Do not pull the tape, as this may damage the
Tape Cassette.
• The printed dots (:) indicate the end of the label.
Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors.
3 LABEL APPLICATION KEYS
Cable Wrap
Cable Flag
Use this function to create a label
that can be wrapped around a
cable or wire.
Use this function to create a
label that can be wrapped
around a cable or wire with its
ends pressedtogether to form a
flag.
Turn on the Cable Rotate/Repeat function to print
text repeatedly along the length of the label so
that it can easily be read from any angle.
To activate the Text Repeat function, press
and then select [CableRot/Rpt].
[Txt Rpt: Off]
Specify the length you want, or select [Auto] to
automatically adjust the flag length according to
the text length.
[Txt Rpt: On]
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Cable diameter: 0.2" to 3.6" (3 mm to 90 mm)
Default: 0.3" (6 mm)
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• Flag length: 0.4" to 8.0" (10 mm to 200 mm), Auto
Default: Auto
• Use the Cable Flag function when the diameter
of the object is more than 0.2" (3 mm).
• Text cannot be rotated when using the Cable
Flag function.
NOTE
• We recommend using Brother Flexible ID Tape for labels attached to cables and wires.
• To cancel the Cable Wrap/Cable Flag/Faceplate functions during operation, press
/
or
accordingly.
• Depending on the format you select, the entire contents of your text may not be printed. For example, if the
text is too long to fit into the format, the [Text Limit!] error message will appear.
Faceplate
Serialize
Use this function to create a label that can be
used to identify various components on panels.
Use this function to create multiple labels with a
number or letter automatically incremented on
each label.
Using the Faceplate function ensures that each
block of text is evenly spaced on a single label.
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/
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This serializing function can also be used with the
Cable Wrap, Cable Flag, or Faceplate templates
to save time entering and printing a series of
labels.
• Faceplate length: 1.2" to 12.0" (30 mm to 300 mm)
Default: 2.0" (50 mm)
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/
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[Serialize:]
NOTE
• Faceplate and Serialize functions can be
combined after entering text and following the
Serialize steps.
/
/
-
• You can Serialize numbers from 01 - 50.
DATA 1
DATA 2
4 HELPFUL HINTS
Shortcuts
Language
If you have questions or need information
about your Brother product, please visit us
online or call.
Space key
For FAQs, Troubleshooting, and Manuals,
visit support.brother.com.
Undl/Frame
To order supplies and accessories, visit
support.brother.com or call
1-877-552-6255.
Label Length
Margin
For USA Customer Service, call
1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437)
Fax: 1-901-379-1210
CableRot/Rpt
CAUTION
File
USING A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT
BATTERIES (SUCH AS ALKALINE WITH
Ni-MH) , MAY RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Tab
Tab Length
NOTE
Unit
LCD contrast
Resetting the P-touch
Pro Label Maker
Reset your P-touch Pro 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.
1
Turn off the P-touch Pro label maker, hold
down
and
, and then press
to
turn the P-touch Pro label maker back on.
2
First release the power button, and then
release
and
.
The P-touch Pro label maker turns on with the
internal memory reset.
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to
use the P-touch Pro 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
short-circuiting. (see illustration)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH
battery
2
1
Replace all six batteries at the same time. Do
not mix old and new batteries when you use
the machine.
5 SYMBOLS
Category
Symbols
Symbols(Basic)
Punctuation
Brackets
Bullets
Super/
Subscript
Mathematics
Arrows
Currency
Greek
Category
Symbols(Pictograph)
Electrical
Datacom
AV/Security
Safety
Signs
Tools
Garden
Sports
Accented Characters
6 TROUBLESHOOTING
X Error messages
Message
Battery
Low!
Cause / Remedy
The batteries are weak.
If using AAA alkaline batteries,
replace them with new ones (do not
use a combination of old and new
batteries).
If using Ni-MH batteries, charge
them fully.
Battery
Empty!
The batteries installed need to be
replaced.
Invalid!
• An invalid number was entered as
the label length, tab length, cable
diameter, flag length, or faceplate
length.
• An invalid letter or number to be
incremented was selected in the
Serialize function.
No Text!
• 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.
•
is pressed when no text is
entered.
2 Line
Limit! /
1 Line
Limit!
• You tried to enter a third line by
pressing
.
• You tried to print or preview two
lines of text while 0.13" (3.5 mm) or
0.23" (6 mm) tape is installed.
Install a larger tape size.
No
There is no Tape Cassette installed.
Cassette! Install a Tape Cassette with the
mark.
Message
Cause / Remedy
Cutter
Pressed
The Tape Cutter Lever was pressed
in the middle of the printing process.
Text
Full!
The maximum number of characters
(80 characters for text) has already
been entered.
Text
Limit!
Change
Length
You may have exceeded the set
tape length. Reduce the text or
select [Auto] as the tape length.
Feed OK?
Feeding tape after printing when
[Chain Print] is selected. Refer to
the Setting Margins section in this
guide.
Wrong
Tape!
Use TZe
tape
Use a Tape Cassette with the
mark.
X What to do when
Problem
Solution
The display • Check that the batteries are
remains
correctly installed. Refer to the
blank after
Installing Power Supply and
you have
Tape Cassette section.
turned on
• The batteries may be weak.
the P-touch Replace them.
Pro label
• Check that the AD-24 Adapter is
maker.
correctly connected.
When the
label is
printed,
there is too
much
margin
(space) on
both sides
of the text.
Refer to the Setting Margins
section in this guide and select
[Half] , [Narrow] or [Chain
Print] to have smaller margins for
your tape.
The P-touch
• Check that the Tape Cassette is
Pro label
maker does inserted correctly.
not print, or • If the Tape Cassette is empty,
the printed
replace it.
characters
• Check that the Tape Cassette
are not
formed
Cover is closed correctly.
properly.
The setting • The batteries may be weak.
has cleared Replace them.
on its own. • When power is disconnected for
more than three minutes, all text
and formats in the display settings
are cleared.
A blank
horizontal
line appears
through the
printed
tape.
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-anddown motion. Refer to the Installing
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
section in this guide for the Print
Head location.
Problem
Solution
The P-touch
Pro label
maker has
“locked up”
(i.e., nothing
happens
Refer to the Resetting the P-touch
when a key Pro Label Maker section in this
is pressed, guide.
even though
the P-touch
Pro label
maker is
on.)
The power
turns off
when you
try to print.
• The batteries may be weak.
Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are
correctly inserted.
• The wrong AC Adapter is used. We
recommend using the AD-24
Adapter.
The tape
does not
feed
properly or
the tape
gets stuck
inside the
P-touch Pro
label maker.
• Check that the end of the tape
feeds under the tape guides. Refer
to the Installing Power Supply
and Tape Cassette section in this
guide for an example.
• The Cutter Lever is pressed while
printing. Do not touch the Cutter
Lever during printing.
To change
language
setting.
Refer to the Initial Settings section
in this guide.
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