User`s Manual
Indicates a potentially hazardous
which, if not avoided, may
CAUTION situation
result in minor or moderate injuries.
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious
injuries.
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury, electric
shocks, rupture, overheating, abnormal odours or smoke.
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
User’s Guide
English
With your new Brother P-touch label maker, you can create a
wide variety of custom, self-adhesive labels. This label maker
uses Brother "TZe" tapes from 0.13" (3.5mm) to 0.47" (12mm)
widths. "TZe" 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.
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter (AD-24ES) for the
P-touch labeler to prevent any damage or failure.
• Do not touch the P-touch labeler during a lightning storm.
• Do not use the P-touch labeler/AC adapter in places of high humidity such as
bathrooms.
• Do not overload the power cord.
• 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.
• 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.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid leakage,
burns or heat.
• 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 touch metal parts around the print head immediately after printing.
• 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 its plus and minus
ends reversed.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler/AC adapter.
• Do not press on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger inside the P-touch labeler when you close the cassette 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.
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, lint free cloth to clean the print head. Never touch the print head directly
with your hands.
Printed in China
LAH202001
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, battery
compartment, 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.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure, 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.
• A protective clear plastic sticker it placed over the display during manufacturing and
shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings and
any text files stored in the memory will be cleared.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Compliance Notice (For USA Only)
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
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Cassette
cover
Printing Labels
-
Upper case (
ON) Lower case (
Caps
2
3
Cutter’s
edge
End of tape Toothed
Wheel
 Creating Two-Line Labels
Move the cursor to where you want to start the next
line and press . Use either 0.35" (9mm) or 0.47"
(12mm) wide tape for two line printing.
Line 1
AC adapter jack
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that
it snaps into place.
Line 2
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with this machine.
Initial Settings
LCD Display & Keyboard
1
4
1
5
6
2
7
3
2
8
9
10
11
21
12
22
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
17
28
18
19
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
/
/
[Unit]
[inch/mm]
Tape
Cassettes:
AC Adapter:
Cutter Unit:
See the included “Supplies and
Accessories Guide”.
AD-24ES
TC-4 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use
and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with new
cutter unit (stock no. TC-4) by obtaining from an
authorized Brother reseller.
 Replacing the Cutter Unit
1. Pull out the two sections of the cutter unit
(green) in the direction of the arrows shown in
the illustration.
NOTE
• The return symbol ( ) will be displayed when the
Enter key is pressed.
[Tab]
Size
Cursor
Underline/Frame
Width
Style
Caps
Label Length
If a specific label length
has been selected,
also appears.
8. OK key
9. Cursor key : Right (Use
with Shift key to go to
end of the text.)
10. Cursor key : Left (Use
with Shift key to go to
top of the text.)
11. Escape key
12. Power key
13. Menu key
14. Label key
15. Font key
16. Character key
17. Tab key
18. Caps key
19. Shift key
20. File key
21. Tape cutter lever
22. Print key
23. Preview key
24. Frame key
25. Symbol key
26. Template Library key
27. Backspace key
28. Enter key
29. Accent key
30. Space key
NOTE
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters;
however, the text that you enter can be up to 80
characters in length.
• While selecting the settings, press
to go
back to the default item.
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the actual
label when printed.
• Label length shown on LCD may differ slightly
from the actual label length when printed.
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Approx. 6.2" X 5.9" X 2.7"
(Approx. 157(W) x 150(D) x 68(H)mm)
Weight:
Approx. 1.1 lb. (Approx. 490 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03)*1
Optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette:
Brother TZe tape (width)
0.13" (3.5mm), 0.23" (6mm),
0.35" (9mm), 0.47" (12mm)
*1Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest
information about the recommended batteries.
• After the label is printed, cut along the printed
dots (:) with scissors so that the label length
matches what is shown on the LCD.
• If a specific label length has been selected,
also appears in the LCD.
• By pressing
, [Auto] will be displayed.
• To change setting back to default, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
 To Clear
By pressing
, the letters will be deleted one by
one.
To delete all text and settings :
+
/
[Text&Format]
/
[Text Only]
To delete text only :
[Tab Length]
+
[Auto/0.0"-4.0"
(0-100 mm)]
NOTE
• To change setting back to default, press
. The default setting is [Auto].
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
• You can also delete all text and settings or text
only by pressing
/
[Clear]
/
[Text&Format]/[Text Only]
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
Printing Labels (continued)
 Setting Margin (
This function allows you to set the brightness of the
LCD display. You can select from five levels of
brightness.
The default setting is [0].
/
[LCD Contrast]
[-2/-1/0/+1/+2]
• To change back to default setting, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
)
/
/
Saving Label Files
[Margin]
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
Half
Full
ABC
1"
Narrow
ABC
1"
0.47"
0.47"
ABC
0.16"
You can save up to 30 labels and recall them for
printing at a later date. A maximum of 80 characters
can be saved per file, a maximum of 2400
characters can be saved in total memory. You can
also edit and overwrite the stored labels.
 Save
Enter Text
• Press
mode.
/
/
to leave the preview
Enter numbers
/
Move the
cursor to the number you wish to increment
+
/
/
+
• This function will feed approximately 1" (25mm)
of blank tape.
 Printing
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
• If you need only 1 copy of the label, press
without selecting the number of copies.
• You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• The number of copies can also be specified by
pressing a number key.
• To cut the label, push in the tape cutter lever on
the upper-right corner of the machine after the
message "Please Cut" is displayed. "Please
Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the
cutter lever while the message "Please Wait" is
displayed.
• To remove the backing, fold the label
lengthwise with the text facing inward, to
expose the inside edges of the backing. Peel
off the backing one piece at a time and apply.
[Numbering]
• Select the highest number you wish to be
printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
Example: If you want to Mirror Print "J.SMITH",
follow the instructions below after
entering "J.SMITH".
Enter text/characters
/
[Mirror]
+
[Mirror Print?]
• 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.
2. Install a new cutter unit. Push it in until it snaps
into place.
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
fingers.
/
/
[Copies: ]
• When [Chain Print] is set, feed the tape before using
the cutter otherwise a part of the text may be cut off.
• When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, displayed label
length is the length from the printed dots ( ) to
the end of the label. Cut along the printed dots
(:) with scissors.
LCD display
Label image
Half
Narrow
ABC
This function allows you to create unique labels by
using built-in templates. Refer to the Pattern Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
You cannot enter text when using Pattern Label
templates.
Example 1:
[Template that includes one
repeated graphic]
[Text]
[Print]
/
/
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
1.6"
ABC
1.0"
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with
minimum margin, set the margin to [Narrow].
• Do not pull the tape since this may damage the
tape cassette.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
[Patterns]
-
text and then enter text
[Open]
/
NOTE
• You can also enter the File menu by pressing
.
• If you try to store a label when there is already a
label stored to that number, a message “Overwrite
OK?” will appear. Press
to save your new
label. Press
to cancel.
• You must type text before starting the save
function.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
[Select Design]
/
/
[Set Label Length]
/
[Print]
[1.2"-39.0" (30-999mm)]
/
/
-
NOTE
• There are three additional Text Label templates
that allow you to use two different fonts on one
label. The procedure is similar to the steps in
Example 1; however, you will be prompted to
enter [Input Text 2].
Example 2:
[Template that includes two fonts]
[Text]
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
[Input Text 1] Clear
the text and then enter text
[Input Text 2] Clear the text and then
enter text
[Print]
Example 3:
[Template that includes two fonts
and a frame]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
2.7"
ABC
Example:
[Input Text 1] Clear the
[Print]
/
NOTE
This function allows you to create various labels
using the built-in templates. Refer to the Text Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
[Select Category]
 Open
, then [Copies: ] appears.
and then press
.
7. When the message "Feed OK?" appears after
the last label is printed, press
.
8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to
cut off the chain of labels.
Pattern Label
[Save]
 Print
0.16"
/
or enter number with
number keys to select the number of copies.
4. Press
. Printing will start, and then the
message "Feed OK?" appears.
5. Press
to enter more text.
6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label,
Full
/
Text Label
/
3. Press
.
Contrast
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the
actual label when printed.
• When the LCD cannot display all the text at
once, press
/
to display the hidden
text.
 Using Print Options (
+
)
[Numbering]
You can print a series of up to 9 labels at a time using
auto-numbering. Using this feature you can
automatically increase a selected number by 1 after
each label is printed. The numbers of labels you can
print at one time are dependant upon the initial
number.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a
serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
 Feeding (Tape Feed)
 Changing Tab Length
2. Press
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
/
.
[Chain Print]
Use this setting when printing several labels with
minimum margins.
1. Enter text.
NOTE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
[Auto/1.2"-12.0"
 Preview
You can preview the text before printing.
3 USING TEMPLATES
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
19
29
30
20
.
/
[Language]
/
[English/Español/Français/
Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/Nederlands/
Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/
Românã/Slovenski/Slovenský/Suomi/
Svenska/Türkçe/Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch]
.
3
[Label Length]
Accessories
Turn on your machine.
Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the
optional AC adapter (AD-24ES), and then
press
NOTE
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1. Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the AC adapter jack on the top end of the
machine.
2. Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend
using AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or NiMH batteries (HR03) together when
using the AC adapter.
/
NOTE
/
Securely close the cassette cover, making
sure that it snaps into place.
 Changing Label Length
(30-300 mm)]
/
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries
(HR03), making sure that their poles
point in the correct directions.
Users of alkaline batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with brand new ones.
Users of Ni-MH batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with fully charged ones.
/
• Refer to the table of accented characters
included in this insertion sheet.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the
selected LCD language.
/
• A will appear on the screen when a tab is
inserted into the text.
• The maximum number of tabs for a label is 80
without text. If you enter 1 letter, you can set 79
tabs.
4
/
Label image
Tape
exit slot
Tape guide
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.
OFF)
Caps
• You can also set a tab by pressing
Tape cutter
lever
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated area at the top end of the
machine.
 Entering Accented Characters
 Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
/
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
Print head
Entering Text
 Entering Tabs
1 GETTING STARTED
1
2 BASIC USAGE
Example 4:
[Template that includes two fonts on
two lines]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
For Text Label Templates
• You cannot set label length when printing Text
Label templates.
• To clear the text, move the cursor to the right
side where you wish to clear and then press
.
• To clear all text, press
and
, then “All
Clear” appears. Press
to clear. Press
to cancel.
• You are able to preview labels by pressing the
Preview key when [Print] is displayed on the
LCD display.
• You cannot use the copy print function when
using Text Label templates.
For Pattern Label Templates
• Press
to return to the initial setting for
“Label Length” mode. The initial setting is
[3.9"(100 mm)].
• You cannot use preview feature when using
Pattern Label templates.
For Text Label and Pattern Label Templates
• These templates are only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• The templates cannot be edited.
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of following:
a) Press
.
b) Press
press
/
to select [Quit], and then
when "Print" appears.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
• When you access Text Label or Pattern Label
templates, your most recently printed Text Label or
Pattern Label template label length will be recalled.
• "Please Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds
after pressing
when "Print" appears.
Indicates a potentially hazardous
which, if not avoided, may
CAUTION situation
result in minor or moderate injuries.
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious
injuries.
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury, electric
shocks, rupture, overheating, abnormal odours or smoke.
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
User’s Guide
English
With your new Brother P-touch label maker, you can create a
wide variety of custom, self-adhesive labels. This label maker
uses Brother "TZe" tapes from 0.13" (3.5mm) to 0.47" (12mm)
widths. "TZe" 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.
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter (AD-24ES) for the
P-touch labeler to prevent any damage or failure.
• Do not touch the P-touch labeler during a lightning storm.
• Do not use the P-touch labeler/AC adapter in places of high humidity such as
bathrooms.
• Do not overload the power cord.
• 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.
• 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.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid leakage,
burns or heat.
• 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 touch metal parts around the print head immediately after printing.
• 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 its plus and minus
ends reversed.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler/AC adapter.
• Do not press on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger inside the P-touch labeler when you close the cassette 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.
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, lint free cloth to clean the print head. Never touch the print head directly
with your hands.
Printed in China
LAH202001
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, battery
compartment, 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.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure, 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.
• A protective clear plastic sticker it placed over the display during manufacturing and
shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings and
any text files stored in the memory will be cleared.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Compliance Notice (For USA Only)
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
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Cassette
cover
Printing Labels
-
Upper case (
ON) Lower case (
Caps
2
3
Cutter’s
edge
End of tape Toothed
Wheel
 Creating Two-Line Labels
Move the cursor to where you want to start the next
line and press . Use either 0.35" (9mm) or 0.47"
(12mm) wide tape for two line printing.
Line 1
AC adapter jack
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that
it snaps into place.
Line 2
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with this machine.
Initial Settings
LCD Display & Keyboard
1
4
1
5
6
2
7
3
2
8
9
10
11
21
12
22
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
17
28
18
19
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
/
/
[Unit]
[inch/mm]
Tape
Cassettes:
AC Adapter:
Cutter Unit:
See the included “Supplies and
Accessories Guide”.
AD-24ES
TC-4 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use
and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with new
cutter unit (stock no. TC-4) by obtaining from an
authorized Brother reseller.
 Replacing the Cutter Unit
1. Pull out the two sections of the cutter unit
(green) in the direction of the arrows shown in
the illustration.
NOTE
• The return symbol ( ) will be displayed when the
Enter key is pressed.
[Tab]
Size
Cursor
Underline/Frame
Width
Style
Caps
Label Length
If a specific label length
has been selected,
also appears.
8. OK key
9. Cursor key : Right (Use
with Shift key to go to
end of the text.)
10. Cursor key : Left (Use
with Shift key to go to
top of the text.)
11. Escape key
12. Power key
13. Menu key
14. Label key
15. Font key
16. Character key
17. Tab key
18. Caps key
19. Shift key
20. File key
21. Tape cutter lever
22. Print key
23. Preview key
24. Frame key
25. Symbol key
26. Template Library key
27. Backspace key
28. Enter key
29. Accent key
30. Space key
NOTE
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters;
however, the text that you enter can be up to 80
characters in length.
• While selecting the settings, press
to go
back to the default item.
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the actual
label when printed.
• Label length shown on LCD may differ slightly
from the actual label length when printed.
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Approx. 6.2" X 5.9" X 2.7"
(Approx. 157(W) x 150(D) x 68(H)mm)
Weight:
Approx. 1.1 lb. (Approx. 490 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03)*1
Optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette:
Brother TZe tape (width)
0.13" (3.5mm), 0.23" (6mm),
0.35" (9mm), 0.47" (12mm)
*1Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest
information about the recommended batteries.
• After the label is printed, cut along the printed
dots (:) with scissors so that the label length
matches what is shown on the LCD.
• If a specific label length has been selected,
also appears in the LCD.
• By pressing
, [Auto] will be displayed.
• To change setting back to default, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
 To Clear
By pressing
, the letters will be deleted one by
one.
To delete all text and settings :
+
/
[Text&Format]
/
[Text Only]
To delete text only :
[Tab Length]
+
[Auto/0.0"-4.0"
(0-100 mm)]
NOTE
• To change setting back to default, press
. The default setting is [Auto].
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
• You can also delete all text and settings or text
only by pressing
/
[Clear]
/
[Text&Format]/[Text Only]
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
Printing Labels (continued)
 Setting Margin (
This function allows you to set the brightness of the
LCD display. You can select from five levels of
brightness.
The default setting is [0].
/
[LCD Contrast]
[-2/-1/0/+1/+2]
• To change back to default setting, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
)
/
/
Saving Label Files
[Margin]
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
Half
Full
ABC
1"
Narrow
ABC
1"
0.47"
0.47"
ABC
0.16"
You can save up to 30 labels and recall them for
printing at a later date. A maximum of 80 characters
can be saved per file, a maximum of 2400
characters can be saved in total memory. You can
also edit and overwrite the stored labels.
 Save
Enter Text
• Press
mode.
/
/
to leave the preview
Enter numbers
/
Move the
cursor to the number you wish to increment
+
/
/
+
• This function will feed approximately 1" (25mm)
of blank tape.
 Printing
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
• If you need only 1 copy of the label, press
without selecting the number of copies.
• You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• The number of copies can also be specified by
pressing a number key.
• To cut the label, push in the tape cutter lever on
the upper-right corner of the machine after the
message "Please Cut" is displayed. "Please
Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the
cutter lever while the message "Please Wait" is
displayed.
• To remove the backing, fold the label
lengthwise with the text facing inward, to
expose the inside edges of the backing. Peel
off the backing one piece at a time and apply.
[Numbering]
• Select the highest number you wish to be
printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
Example: If you want to Mirror Print "J.SMITH",
follow the instructions below after
entering "J.SMITH".
Enter text/characters
/
[Mirror]
+
[Mirror Print?]
• 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.
2. Install a new cutter unit. Push it in until it snaps
into place.
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
fingers.
/
/
[Copies: ]
• When [Chain Print] is set, feed the tape before using
the cutter otherwise a part of the text may be cut off.
• When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, displayed label
length is the length from the printed dots ( ) to
the end of the label. Cut along the printed dots
(:) with scissors.
LCD display
Label image
Half
Narrow
ABC
This function allows you to create unique labels by
using built-in templates. Refer to the Pattern Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
You cannot enter text when using Pattern Label
templates.
Example 1:
[Template that includes one
repeated graphic]
[Text]
[Print]
/
/
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
1.6"
ABC
1.0"
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with
minimum margin, set the margin to [Narrow].
• Do not pull the tape since this may damage the
tape cassette.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
[Patterns]
-
text and then enter text
[Open]
/
NOTE
• You can also enter the File menu by pressing
.
• If you try to store a label when there is already a
label stored to that number, a message “Overwrite
OK?” will appear. Press
to save your new
label. Press
to cancel.
• You must type text before starting the save
function.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
[Select Design]
/
/
[Set Label Length]
/
[Print]
[1.2"-39.0" (30-999mm)]
/
/
-
NOTE
• There are three additional Text Label templates
that allow you to use two different fonts on one
label. The procedure is similar to the steps in
Example 1; however, you will be prompted to
enter [Input Text 2].
Example 2:
[Template that includes two fonts]
[Text]
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
[Input Text 1] Clear
the text and then enter text
[Input Text 2] Clear the text and then
enter text
[Print]
Example 3:
[Template that includes two fonts
and a frame]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
2.7"
ABC
Example:
[Input Text 1] Clear the
[Print]
/
NOTE
This function allows you to create various labels
using the built-in templates. Refer to the Text Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
[Select Category]
 Open
, then [Copies: ] appears.
and then press
.
7. When the message "Feed OK?" appears after
the last label is printed, press
.
8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to
cut off the chain of labels.
Pattern Label
[Save]
 Print
0.16"
/
or enter number with
number keys to select the number of copies.
4. Press
. Printing will start, and then the
message "Feed OK?" appears.
5. Press
to enter more text.
6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label,
Full
/
Text Label
/
3. Press
.
Contrast
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the
actual label when printed.
• When the LCD cannot display all the text at
once, press
/
to display the hidden
text.
 Using Print Options (
+
)
[Numbering]
You can print a series of up to 9 labels at a time using
auto-numbering. Using this feature you can
automatically increase a selected number by 1 after
each label is printed. The numbers of labels you can
print at one time are dependant upon the initial
number.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a
serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
 Feeding (Tape Feed)
 Changing Tab Length
2. Press
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
/
.
[Chain Print]
Use this setting when printing several labels with
minimum margins.
1. Enter text.
NOTE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
[Auto/1.2"-12.0"
 Preview
You can preview the text before printing.
3 USING TEMPLATES
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
19
29
30
20
.
/
[Language]
/
[English/Español/Français/
Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/Nederlands/
Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/
Românã/Slovenski/Slovenský/Suomi/
Svenska/Türkçe/Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch]
.
3
[Label Length]
Accessories
Turn on your machine.
Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the
optional AC adapter (AD-24ES), and then
press
NOTE
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1. Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the AC adapter jack on the top end of the
machine.
2. Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend
using AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or NiMH batteries (HR03) together when
using the AC adapter.
/
NOTE
/
Securely close the cassette cover, making
sure that it snaps into place.
 Changing Label Length
(30-300 mm)]
/
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries
(HR03), making sure that their poles
point in the correct directions.
Users of alkaline batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with brand new ones.
Users of Ni-MH batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with fully charged ones.
/
• Refer to the table of accented characters
included in this insertion sheet.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the
selected LCD language.
/
• A will appear on the screen when a tab is
inserted into the text.
• The maximum number of tabs for a label is 80
without text. If you enter 1 letter, you can set 79
tabs.
4
/
Label image
Tape
exit slot
Tape guide
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.
OFF)
Caps
• You can also set a tab by pressing
Tape cutter
lever
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated area at the top end of the
machine.
 Entering Accented Characters
 Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
/
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
Print head
Entering Text
 Entering Tabs
1 GETTING STARTED
1
2 BASIC USAGE
Example 4:
[Template that includes two fonts on
two lines]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
For Text Label Templates
• You cannot set label length when printing Text
Label templates.
• To clear the text, move the cursor to the right
side where you wish to clear and then press
.
• To clear all text, press
and
, then “All
Clear” appears. Press
to clear. Press
to cancel.
• You are able to preview labels by pressing the
Preview key when [Print] is displayed on the
LCD display.
• You cannot use the copy print function when
using Text Label templates.
For Pattern Label Templates
• Press
to return to the initial setting for
“Label Length” mode. The initial setting is
[3.9"(100 mm)].
• You cannot use preview feature when using
Pattern Label templates.
For Text Label and Pattern Label Templates
• These templates are only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• The templates cannot be edited.
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of following:
a) Press
.
b) Press
press
/
to select [Quit], and then
when "Print" appears.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
• When you access Text Label or Pattern Label
templates, your most recently printed Text Label or
Pattern Label template label length will be recalled.
• "Please Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds
after pressing
when "Print" appears.
Indicates a potentially hazardous
which, if not avoided, may
CAUTION situation
result in minor or moderate injuries.
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious
injuries.
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury, electric
shocks, rupture, overheating, abnormal odours or smoke.
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
User’s Guide
English
With your new Brother P-touch label maker, you can create a
wide variety of custom, self-adhesive labels. This label maker
uses Brother "TZe" tapes from 0.13" (3.5mm) to 0.47" (12mm)
widths. "TZe" 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.
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter (AD-24ES) for the
P-touch labeler to prevent any damage or failure.
• Do not touch the P-touch labeler during a lightning storm.
• Do not use the P-touch labeler/AC adapter in places of high humidity such as
bathrooms.
• Do not overload the power cord.
• 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.
• 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.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid leakage,
burns or heat.
• 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 touch metal parts around the print head immediately after printing.
• 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 its plus and minus
ends reversed.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler/AC adapter.
• Do not press on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger inside the P-touch labeler when you close the cassette 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.
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, lint free cloth to clean the print head. Never touch the print head directly
with your hands.
Printed in China
LAH202001
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, battery
compartment, 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.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure, 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.
• A protective clear plastic sticker it placed over the display during manufacturing and
shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings and
any text files stored in the memory will be cleared.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Compliance Notice (For USA Only)
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
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Cassette
cover
Printing Labels
-
Upper case (
ON) Lower case (
Caps
2
3
Cutter’s
edge
End of tape Toothed
Wheel
 Creating Two-Line Labels
Move the cursor to where you want to start the next
line and press . Use either 0.35" (9mm) or 0.47"
(12mm) wide tape for two line printing.
Line 1
AC adapter jack
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that
it snaps into place.
Line 2
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with this machine.
Initial Settings
LCD Display & Keyboard
1
4
1
5
6
2
7
3
2
8
9
10
11
21
12
22
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
17
28
18
19
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
/
/
[Unit]
[inch/mm]
Tape
Cassettes:
AC Adapter:
Cutter Unit:
See the included “Supplies and
Accessories Guide”.
AD-24ES
TC-4 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use
and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with new
cutter unit (stock no. TC-4) by obtaining from an
authorized Brother reseller.
 Replacing the Cutter Unit
1. Pull out the two sections of the cutter unit
(green) in the direction of the arrows shown in
the illustration.
NOTE
• The return symbol ( ) will be displayed when the
Enter key is pressed.
[Tab]
Size
Cursor
Underline/Frame
Width
Style
Caps
Label Length
If a specific label length
has been selected,
also appears.
8. OK key
9. Cursor key : Right (Use
with Shift key to go to
end of the text.)
10. Cursor key : Left (Use
with Shift key to go to
top of the text.)
11. Escape key
12. Power key
13. Menu key
14. Label key
15. Font key
16. Character key
17. Tab key
18. Caps key
19. Shift key
20. File key
21. Tape cutter lever
22. Print key
23. Preview key
24. Frame key
25. Symbol key
26. Template Library key
27. Backspace key
28. Enter key
29. Accent key
30. Space key
NOTE
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters;
however, the text that you enter can be up to 80
characters in length.
• While selecting the settings, press
to go
back to the default item.
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the actual
label when printed.
• Label length shown on LCD may differ slightly
from the actual label length when printed.
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Approx. 6.2" X 5.9" X 2.7"
(Approx. 157(W) x 150(D) x 68(H)mm)
Weight:
Approx. 1.1 lb. (Approx. 490 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03)*1
Optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette:
Brother TZe tape (width)
0.13" (3.5mm), 0.23" (6mm),
0.35" (9mm), 0.47" (12mm)
*1Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest
information about the recommended batteries.
• After the label is printed, cut along the printed
dots (:) with scissors so that the label length
matches what is shown on the LCD.
• If a specific label length has been selected,
also appears in the LCD.
• By pressing
, [Auto] will be displayed.
• To change setting back to default, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
 To Clear
By pressing
, the letters will be deleted one by
one.
To delete all text and settings :
+
/
[Text&Format]
/
[Text Only]
To delete text only :
[Tab Length]
+
[Auto/0.0"-4.0"
(0-100 mm)]
NOTE
• To change setting back to default, press
. The default setting is [Auto].
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
• You can also delete all text and settings or text
only by pressing
/
[Clear]
/
[Text&Format]/[Text Only]
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
Printing Labels (continued)
 Setting Margin (
This function allows you to set the brightness of the
LCD display. You can select from five levels of
brightness.
The default setting is [0].
/
[LCD Contrast]
[-2/-1/0/+1/+2]
• To change back to default setting, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
)
/
/
Saving Label Files
[Margin]
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
Half
Full
ABC
1"
Narrow
ABC
1"
0.47"
0.47"
ABC
0.16"
You can save up to 30 labels and recall them for
printing at a later date. A maximum of 80 characters
can be saved per file, a maximum of 2400
characters can be saved in total memory. You can
also edit and overwrite the stored labels.
 Save
Enter Text
• Press
mode.
/
/
to leave the preview
Enter numbers
/
Move the
cursor to the number you wish to increment
+
/
/
+
• This function will feed approximately 1" (25mm)
of blank tape.
 Printing
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
• If you need only 1 copy of the label, press
without selecting the number of copies.
• You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• The number of copies can also be specified by
pressing a number key.
• To cut the label, push in the tape cutter lever on
the upper-right corner of the machine after the
message "Please Cut" is displayed. "Please
Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the
cutter lever while the message "Please Wait" is
displayed.
• To remove the backing, fold the label
lengthwise with the text facing inward, to
expose the inside edges of the backing. Peel
off the backing one piece at a time and apply.
[Numbering]
• Select the highest number you wish to be
printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
Example: If you want to Mirror Print "J.SMITH",
follow the instructions below after
entering "J.SMITH".
Enter text/characters
/
[Mirror]
+
[Mirror Print?]
• 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.
2. Install a new cutter unit. Push it in until it snaps
into place.
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
fingers.
/
/
[Copies: ]
• When [Chain Print] is set, feed the tape before using
the cutter otherwise a part of the text may be cut off.
• When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, displayed label
length is the length from the printed dots ( ) to
the end of the label. Cut along the printed dots
(:) with scissors.
LCD display
Label image
Half
Narrow
ABC
This function allows you to create unique labels by
using built-in templates. Refer to the Pattern Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
You cannot enter text when using Pattern Label
templates.
Example 1:
[Template that includes one
repeated graphic]
[Text]
[Print]
/
/
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
1.6"
ABC
1.0"
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with
minimum margin, set the margin to [Narrow].
• Do not pull the tape since this may damage the
tape cassette.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
[Patterns]
-
text and then enter text
[Open]
/
NOTE
• You can also enter the File menu by pressing
.
• If you try to store a label when there is already a
label stored to that number, a message “Overwrite
OK?” will appear. Press
to save your new
label. Press
to cancel.
• You must type text before starting the save
function.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
[Select Design]
/
/
[Set Label Length]
/
[Print]
[1.2"-39.0" (30-999mm)]
/
/
-
NOTE
• There are three additional Text Label templates
that allow you to use two different fonts on one
label. The procedure is similar to the steps in
Example 1; however, you will be prompted to
enter [Input Text 2].
Example 2:
[Template that includes two fonts]
[Text]
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
[Input Text 1] Clear
the text and then enter text
[Input Text 2] Clear the text and then
enter text
[Print]
Example 3:
[Template that includes two fonts
and a frame]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
2.7"
ABC
Example:
[Input Text 1] Clear the
[Print]
/
NOTE
This function allows you to create various labels
using the built-in templates. Refer to the Text Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
[Select Category]
 Open
, then [Copies: ] appears.
and then press
.
7. When the message "Feed OK?" appears after
the last label is printed, press
.
8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to
cut off the chain of labels.
Pattern Label
[Save]
 Print
0.16"
/
or enter number with
number keys to select the number of copies.
4. Press
. Printing will start, and then the
message "Feed OK?" appears.
5. Press
to enter more text.
6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label,
Full
/
Text Label
/
3. Press
.
Contrast
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the
actual label when printed.
• When the LCD cannot display all the text at
once, press
/
to display the hidden
text.
 Using Print Options (
+
)
[Numbering]
You can print a series of up to 9 labels at a time using
auto-numbering. Using this feature you can
automatically increase a selected number by 1 after
each label is printed. The numbers of labels you can
print at one time are dependant upon the initial
number.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a
serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
 Feeding (Tape Feed)
 Changing Tab Length
2. Press
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
/
.
[Chain Print]
Use this setting when printing several labels with
minimum margins.
1. Enter text.
NOTE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
[Auto/1.2"-12.0"
 Preview
You can preview the text before printing.
3 USING TEMPLATES
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
19
29
30
20
.
/
[Language]
/
[English/Español/Français/
Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/Nederlands/
Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/
Românã/Slovenski/Slovenský/Suomi/
Svenska/Türkçe/Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch]
.
3
[Label Length]
Accessories
Turn on your machine.
Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the
optional AC adapter (AD-24ES), and then
press
NOTE
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1. Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the AC adapter jack on the top end of the
machine.
2. Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend
using AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or NiMH batteries (HR03) together when
using the AC adapter.
/
NOTE
/
Securely close the cassette cover, making
sure that it snaps into place.
 Changing Label Length
(30-300 mm)]
/
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries
(HR03), making sure that their poles
point in the correct directions.
Users of alkaline batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with brand new ones.
Users of Ni-MH batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with fully charged ones.
/
• Refer to the table of accented characters
included in this insertion sheet.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the
selected LCD language.
/
• A will appear on the screen when a tab is
inserted into the text.
• The maximum number of tabs for a label is 80
without text. If you enter 1 letter, you can set 79
tabs.
4
/
Label image
Tape
exit slot
Tape guide
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.
OFF)
Caps
• You can also set a tab by pressing
Tape cutter
lever
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated area at the top end of the
machine.
 Entering Accented Characters
 Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
/
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
Print head
Entering Text
 Entering Tabs
1 GETTING STARTED
1
2 BASIC USAGE
Example 4:
[Template that includes two fonts on
two lines]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
For Text Label Templates
• You cannot set label length when printing Text
Label templates.
• To clear the text, move the cursor to the right
side where you wish to clear and then press
.
• To clear all text, press
and
, then “All
Clear” appears. Press
to clear. Press
to cancel.
• You are able to preview labels by pressing the
Preview key when [Print] is displayed on the
LCD display.
• You cannot use the copy print function when
using Text Label templates.
For Pattern Label Templates
• Press
to return to the initial setting for
“Label Length” mode. The initial setting is
[3.9"(100 mm)].
• You cannot use preview feature when using
Pattern Label templates.
For Text Label and Pattern Label Templates
• These templates are only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• The templates cannot be edited.
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of following:
a) Press
.
b) Press
press
/
to select [Quit], and then
when "Print" appears.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
• When you access Text Label or Pattern Label
templates, your most recently printed Text Label or
Pattern Label template label length will be recalled.
• "Please Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds
after pressing
when "Print" appears.
Indicates a potentially hazardous
which, if not avoided, may
CAUTION situation
result in minor or moderate injuries.
Safety Precautions
WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious
injuries.
Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burns, injury, electric
shocks, rupture, overheating, abnormal odours or smoke.
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
User’s Guide
English
With your new Brother P-touch label maker, you can create a
wide variety of custom, self-adhesive labels. This label maker
uses Brother "TZe" tapes from 0.13" (3.5mm) to 0.47" (12mm)
widths. "TZe" 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.
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter (AD-24ES) for the
P-touch labeler to prevent any damage or failure.
• Do not touch the P-touch labeler during a lightning storm.
• Do not use the P-touch labeler/AC adapter in places of high humidity such as
bathrooms.
• Do not overload the power cord.
• 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.
• 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.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid leakage,
burns or heat.
• 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 touch metal parts around the print head immediately after printing.
• 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 its plus and minus
ends reversed.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler/AC adapter.
• Do not press on the LCD display.
• Do not put your finger inside the P-touch labeler when you close the cassette 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.
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, lint free cloth to clean the print head. Never touch the print head directly
with your hands.
Printed in China
LAH202001
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, battery
compartment, 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.
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure, 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.
• A protective clear plastic sticker it placed over the display during manufacturing and
shipping. This sticker should be removed prior to use.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings and
any text files stored in the memory will be cleared.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Compliance Notice (For USA Only)
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
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd.
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Cassette
cover
Printing Labels
-
Upper case (
ON) Lower case (
Caps
2
3
Cutter’s
edge
End of tape Toothed
Wheel
 Creating Two-Line Labels
Move the cursor to where you want to start the next
line and press . Use either 0.35" (9mm) or 0.47"
(12mm) wide tape for two line printing.
Line 1
AC adapter jack
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that
it snaps into place.
Line 2
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• Use only Brother TZe tapes with this machine.
Initial Settings
LCD Display & Keyboard
1
4
1
5
6
2
7
3
2
8
9
10
11
21
12
22
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
17
28
18
19
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
/
/
[Unit]
[inch/mm]
Tape
Cassettes:
AC Adapter:
Cutter Unit:
See the included “Supplies and
Accessories Guide”.
AD-24ES
TC-4 (replacement)
If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use
and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with new
cutter unit (stock no. TC-4) by obtaining from an
authorized Brother reseller.
 Replacing the Cutter Unit
1. Pull out the two sections of the cutter unit
(green) in the direction of the arrows shown in
the illustration.
NOTE
• The return symbol ( ) will be displayed when the
Enter key is pressed.
[Tab]
Size
Cursor
Underline/Frame
Width
Style
Caps
Label Length
If a specific label length
has been selected,
also appears.
8. OK key
9. Cursor key : Right (Use
with Shift key to go to
end of the text.)
10. Cursor key : Left (Use
with Shift key to go to
top of the text.)
11. Escape key
12. Power key
13. Menu key
14. Label key
15. Font key
16. Character key
17. Tab key
18. Caps key
19. Shift key
20. File key
21. Tape cutter lever
22. Print key
23. Preview key
24. Frame key
25. Symbol key
26. Template Library key
27. Backspace key
28. Enter key
29. Accent key
30. Space key
NOTE
• The LCD shows one row of 15 characters;
however, the text that you enter can be up to 80
characters in length.
• While selecting the settings, press
to go
back to the default item.
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the actual
label when printed.
• Label length shown on LCD may differ slightly
from the actual label length when printed.
Specifications
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
Approx. 6.2" X 5.9" X 2.7"
(Approx. 157(W) x 150(D) x 68(H)mm)
Weight:
Approx. 1.1 lb. (Approx. 490 g)
(without batteries and tape cassette)
Power supply:
Six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
Six AAA Ni-MH batteries (HR03)*1
Optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
Tape cassette:
Brother TZe tape (width)
0.13" (3.5mm), 0.23" (6mm),
0.35" (9mm), 0.47" (12mm)
*1Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest
information about the recommended batteries.
• After the label is printed, cut along the printed
dots (:) with scissors so that the label length
matches what is shown on the LCD.
• If a specific label length has been selected,
also appears in the LCD.
• By pressing
, [Auto] will be displayed.
• To change setting back to default, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
 To Clear
By pressing
, the letters will be deleted one by
one.
To delete all text and settings :
+
/
[Text&Format]
/
[Text Only]
To delete text only :
[Tab Length]
+
[Auto/0.0"-4.0"
(0-100 mm)]
NOTE
• To change setting back to default, press
. The default setting is [Auto].
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
• You can also delete all text and settings or text
only by pressing
/
[Clear]
/
[Text&Format]/[Text Only]
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
Printing Labels (continued)
 Setting Margin (
This function allows you to set the brightness of the
LCD display. You can select from five levels of
brightness.
The default setting is [0].
/
[LCD Contrast]
[-2/-1/0/+1/+2]
• To change back to default setting, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
)
/
/
Saving Label Files
[Margin]
[Full/Half/Narrow/Chain Print]
[Full]/[Half]/[Narrow]
For leaving equal margins on both sides of the text.
Half
Full
ABC
1"
Narrow
ABC
1"
0.47"
0.47"
ABC
0.16"
You can save up to 30 labels and recall them for
printing at a later date. A maximum of 80 characters
can be saved per file, a maximum of 2400
characters can be saved in total memory. You can
also edit and overwrite the stored labels.
 Save
Enter Text
• Press
mode.
/
/
to leave the preview
Enter numbers
/
Move the
cursor to the number you wish to increment
+
/
/
+
• This function will feed approximately 1" (25mm)
of blank tape.
 Printing
[Copies: ]
/
/
-
• If you need only 1 copy of the label, press
without selecting the number of copies.
• You can print up to 9 copies of each label.
• The number of copies can also be specified by
pressing a number key.
• To cut the label, push in the tape cutter lever on
the upper-right corner of the machine after the
message "Please Cut" is displayed. "Please
Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds.
• To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the
cutter lever while the message "Please Wait" is
displayed.
• To remove the backing, fold the label
lengthwise with the text facing inward, to
expose the inside edges of the backing. Peel
off the backing one piece at a time and apply.
[Numbering]
• Select the highest number you wish to be
printed when setting the number.
[Mirror]
Example: If you want to Mirror Print "J.SMITH",
follow the instructions below after
entering "J.SMITH".
Enter text/characters
/
[Mirror]
+
[Mirror Print?]
• 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.
2. Install a new cutter unit. Push it in until it snaps
into place.
WARNING
Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
fingers.
/
/
[Copies: ]
• When [Chain Print] is set, feed the tape before using
the cutter otherwise a part of the text may be cut off.
• When [Half] or [Narrow] is set, displayed label
length is the length from the printed dots ( ) to
the end of the label. Cut along the printed dots
(:) with scissors.
LCD display
Label image
Half
Narrow
ABC
This function allows you to create unique labels by
using built-in templates. Refer to the Pattern Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
You cannot enter text when using Pattern Label
templates.
Example 1:
[Template that includes one
repeated graphic]
[Text]
[Print]
/
/
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
1.6"
ABC
1.0"
• To print more than 1 copy of a label with
minimum margin, set the margin to [Narrow].
• Do not pull the tape since this may damage the
tape cassette.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
[Patterns]
-
text and then enter text
[Open]
/
NOTE
• You can also enter the File menu by pressing
.
• If you try to store a label when there is already a
label stored to that number, a message “Overwrite
OK?” will appear. Press
to save your new
label. Press
to cancel.
• You must type text before starting the save
function.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
[Select Design]
/
/
[Set Label Length]
/
[Print]
[1.2"-39.0" (30-999mm)]
/
/
-
NOTE
• There are three additional Text Label templates
that allow you to use two different fonts on one
label. The procedure is similar to the steps in
Example 1; however, you will be prompted to
enter [Input Text 2].
Example 2:
[Template that includes two fonts]
[Text]
[Select Category]
/
[Select Design]
/
[Input Text 1] Clear
the text and then enter text
[Input Text 2] Clear the text and then
enter text
[Print]
Example 3:
[Template that includes two fonts
and a frame]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
2.7"
ABC
Example:
[Input Text 1] Clear the
[Print]
/
NOTE
This function allows you to create various labels
using the built-in templates. Refer to the Text Label
templates table included in this insertion sheet.
[Select Category]
 Open
, then [Copies: ] appears.
and then press
.
7. When the message "Feed OK?" appears after
the last label is printed, press
.
8. After the tape is fed, press the cutter lever to
cut off the chain of labels.
Pattern Label
[Save]
 Print
0.16"
/
or enter number with
number keys to select the number of copies.
4. Press
. Printing will start, and then the
message "Feed OK?" appears.
5. Press
to enter more text.
6. Clear the text, enter the text for the next label,
Full
/
Text Label
/
3. Press
.
Contrast
• Pressing the Preview key displays a generated
image of the label, and may differ from the
actual label when printed.
• When the LCD cannot display all the text at
once, press
/
to display the hidden
text.
 Using Print Options (
+
)
[Numbering]
You can print a series of up to 9 labels at a time using
auto-numbering. Using this feature you can
automatically increase a selected number by 1 after
each label is printed. The numbers of labels you can
print at one time are dependant upon the initial
number.
Example: To print copies of a label containing a
serial number (0123, 0124 and 0125)
 Feeding (Tape Feed)
 Changing Tab Length
2. Press
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel any operation, press
.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be displayed
for approximately 1 second.
/
.
[Chain Print]
Use this setting when printing several labels with
minimum margins.
1. Enter text.
NOTE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
[Auto/1.2"-12.0"
 Preview
You can preview the text before printing.
3 USING TEMPLATES
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [inch].
19
29
30
20
.
/
[Language]
/
[English/Español/Français/
Hrvatski/Italiano/Magyar/Nederlands/
Norsk/Polski/Português/Portug. (BR)/
Românã/Slovenski/Slovenský/Suomi/
Svenska/Türkçe/Čeština/Dansk/Deutsch]
.
3
[Label Length]
Accessories
Turn on your machine.
Supply power by using six AAA batteries or the
optional AC adapter (AD-24ES), and then
press
NOTE
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1. Insert the plug on the adapter cord into
the AC adapter jack on the top end of the
machine.
2. Insert the plug into the nearest standard
electrical outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend
using AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) or NiMH batteries (HR03) together when
using the AC adapter.
/
NOTE
/
Securely close the cassette cover, making
sure that it snaps into place.
 Changing Label Length
(30-300 mm)]
/
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries
(HR03), making sure that their poles
point in the correct directions.
Users of alkaline batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with brand new ones.
Users of Ni-MH batteries:
Always replace all six batteries at the
same time with fully charged ones.
/
• Refer to the table of accented characters
included in this insertion sheet.
• To cancel operations, press
.
• The order of accented characters differs by the
selected LCD language.
/
• A will appear on the screen when a tab is
inserted into the text.
• The maximum number of tabs for a label is 80
without text. If you enter 1 letter, you can set 79
tabs.
4
/
Label image
Tape
exit slot
Tape guide
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.
OFF)
Caps
• You can also set a tab by pressing
Tape cutter
lever
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
above indicated area at the top end of the
machine.
 Entering Accented Characters
 Switching Upper Case/Lower Case
/
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
Print head
Entering Text
 Entering Tabs
1 GETTING STARTED
1
2 BASIC USAGE
Example 4:
[Template that includes two fonts on
two lines]
• The procedure is similar to the steps in Example 2.
Please see proceedure under Example 2.
For Text Label Templates
• You cannot set label length when printing Text
Label templates.
• To clear the text, move the cursor to the right
side where you wish to clear and then press
.
• To clear all text, press
and
, then “All
Clear” appears. Press
to clear. Press
to cancel.
• You are able to preview labels by pressing the
Preview key when [Print] is displayed on the
LCD display.
• You cannot use the copy print function when
using Text Label templates.
For Pattern Label Templates
• Press
to return to the initial setting for
“Label Length” mode. The initial setting is
[3.9"(100 mm)].
• You cannot use preview feature when using
Pattern Label templates.
For Text Label and Pattern Label Templates
• These templates are only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• The templates cannot be edited.
• To exit templates and return to the text input
screen, do one of following:
a) Press
.
b) Press
press
/
to select [Quit], and then
when "Print" appears.
• You cannot save labels created using templates
to memory.
• When you access Text Label or Pattern Label
templates, your most recently printed Text Label or
Pattern Label template label length will be recalled.
• "Please Cut" is displayed on the screen for 2 seconds
after pressing
when "Print" appears.
4 FORMATTING KEYS
Font Key
1
Press
to change the font settings.
/
Style
Press
to select the frame design. Refer to
the Frame designs table included in this insertion
sheet.
Normal
Bold
Select an item
Outline
2
Press
press
 Basic
Frame Key
/
.
Font
I+Bold
US
I+Outline
Florida
I+Shadow
Belgium
Vertical
Center
Calgary
Right
Atlanta
Justify
Brunei
Istanbul
Sofia
Germany
Large
Medium
Small
Width
Normal
×2
Select a
• To cancel operations, press
.
• If the message
(
) appears on the right
side of the display when selecting a frame, it
means that frame is only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• You can select the frame design by pressing a
number key of the Frame designs table
included in this insertion sheet.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
Left
Los Angeles
-
NOTE
Brussels
Adams
Size
Italic
Alignment
/
frame
Solid
Helsinki
San Diego
/
Shadow
to select the settings and
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• Refer to the Font samples table included in this
insertion sheet.
• 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 be printed using the smallest
text possible on narrow or multi-line labels.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
× 1/2
Punctuation
Greek Letter
Mathematics
Number 1
Brackets
Number 2
Arrows
Number 3
Unit
Shape
 Pictograph
Fun
Kitchen
Family
Garden
Clothing
DIY
Vehicle
School
Sports
Office
Animal
Signs
Symbol Key
Astrology
Datacom/AV
Press
to select various symbols. Refer to
the table of symbols included in this insertion sheet.
Event/Season
Electrical
/
Food
[History*1/Basic/
Pictograph]
category
symbol
/
/
Select
Choose a
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• *1 Once you select symbols, up to 7 recently
used symbols are added to History.
• If you choose History, you cannot select the
category.
• You can also select from basic and pictograph
categories by pressing the shortcut keys
included in this insertion sheet.
5 HELPFUL HINTS
Short Cut
File
Tab
Unit
LCD Contrast
Clear
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, contact 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
Language
Helpful Tips
Clear
Feed
Print Options
Resetting the P-touch
You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to
initialize the settings, or in the event it not working
properly. All text, settings and stored files are cleared.
1
2
Turn off the P-touch labeler, hold down
and
and then press
to turn the
P-touch labeler back on.
First release the power button, and then
release
and
.
The P-touch labeler turns on with the internal
memory reset.
 Error message
2
1
57
79
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the AD-24ES adapter is correctly
connected.
58
80
59
81
When the label
is printed out,
• See “Setting Margin” in this users guide and
there is too
select [Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller
much margin
margins for your label.
(space) on both
sides of the text.
60
82
61
83
62
84
63
85
64
86
65
87
66
88
67
89
The machine
has “locked up”
(i.e., nothing
happens when
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
68
90
69
91
70
92
The power
turns off when
you try to print.
71
93
72
94
73
95
74
96
75
97
76
98
77
99
Problem
The batteries are weak.
If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them
with new ones.
If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully.
Battery Empty!
The installed batteries are running low and will
need to be changed for continued operation.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• Invalid character is selected for [Numbering].
• Invalid number is selected for [Tab Length] or
[Label Length].
• An invalid value was entered as the label
length while using templates.
No Text!
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
•
•
(Battery insulation example)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH
battery
Cause/Remedy
Battery Low!
NOTE
Battery Recommendations
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to
use the P-touch labeler for an extended
period of time.
• Dispose of the batteries 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 batteries, wrap
it (for example with cellophane tape), to
prevent it from short-circuiting. (Refer to the
picture on the lower right)
78
 What to do when...
Message
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.
56
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is pressed when no text is entered.
+
is pressed when no text is entered.
•
or
was pressed when no text
was entered while using templates.
2 Line Limit! /
1 Line Limit!
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
.
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text
while 0.13" (3.5mm) or 0.23" (6 mm) tape is
installed. Install larger tape size.
No Cassette!
You tried to print, feed or preview a label when
there is no cassette installed.
Cutter Pressed Tape cutter lever is pressed in the middle of
printing process.
Text Full!
The maximum number of characters (80
characters for text, 50 characters for templates)
have already been entered.
Change Length Since the number of entered characters
exceeds the label length, reduce the text, or
select [Auto] as the label length.
No Frame OK? • Printing on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape with invalid
Frame setting ON.
• Using tape cassette smaller than
0.47"(12mm) wide though you selected a
frame which is only available for 0.47"(12mm)
wide tape cassettes.
(Select
to print with no Frame,
to cancel.)
Feed OK?
• Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print]
is selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”.
Insert 0.47"
• Only 0.47"(12mm) tape cassette is available
for templates.
Use TZe Tape! • Use a tape cassette with the
mark.
The machine
does not print,
or the printed
characters are
not formed
properly.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
The setting has • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
cleared on its
• When power is disconnected for more than
own.
three minutes, all text & formats in the display
will be lost.
is pressed when no text is
entered.
•
The display
stays blank
after you have
turned on the
machine.
Solution
A blank
horizontal line
appears
through the
printed label.
• There may be some dust on the print head.
Remove the tape cassette and use a dry
cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with
an up-and-down motion.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• A wrong adapter is used; the recommended
adapter is the AD-24ES.
The tape does
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under
not feed
the tape guides.
properly or the
tape gets stuck • The cutter lever is pressed while printing. Do
inside the
not touch the cutter lever during printing.
machine.
All text and
format settings
need to be
cleared to
create a new
label.
To change
language
setting.
• Press
+
[Text&Format].
and select
• Press
/
/
• Refer to "Initial Settings".
[Clear]
[Text&Format]
* Images are for illustrative purposes only.
* Frames with highlighted numbers are only available when using 0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
4 FORMATTING KEYS
Font Key
1
Press
to change the font settings.
/
Style
Press
to select the frame design. Refer to
the Frame designs table included in this insertion
sheet.
Normal
Bold
Select an item
Outline
2
Press
press
 Basic
Frame Key
/
.
Font
I+Bold
US
I+Outline
Florida
I+Shadow
Belgium
Vertical
Center
Calgary
Right
Atlanta
Justify
Brunei
Istanbul
Sofia
Germany
Large
Medium
Small
Width
Normal
×2
Select a
• To cancel operations, press
.
• If the message
(
) appears on the right
side of the display when selecting a frame, it
means that frame is only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• You can select the frame design by pressing a
number key of the Frame designs table
included in this insertion sheet.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
Left
Los Angeles
-
NOTE
Brussels
Adams
Size
Italic
Alignment
/
frame
Solid
Helsinki
San Diego
/
Shadow
to select the settings and
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• Refer to the Font samples table included in this
insertion sheet.
• 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 be printed using the smallest
text possible on narrow or multi-line labels.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
× 1/2
Punctuation
Greek Letter
Mathematics
Number 1
Brackets
Number 2
Arrows
Number 3
Unit
Shape
 Pictograph
Fun
Kitchen
Family
Garden
Clothing
DIY
Vehicle
School
Sports
Office
Animal
Signs
Symbol Key
Astrology
Datacom/AV
Press
to select various symbols. Refer to
the table of symbols included in this insertion sheet.
Event/Season
Electrical
/
Food
[History*1/Basic/
Pictograph]
category
symbol
/
/
Select
Choose a
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• *1 Once you select symbols, up to 7 recently
used symbols are added to History.
• If you choose History, you cannot select the
category.
• You can also select from basic and pictograph
categories by pressing the shortcut keys
included in this insertion sheet.
5 HELPFUL HINTS
Short Cut
File
Tab
Unit
LCD Contrast
Clear
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, contact 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
Language
Helpful Tips
Clear
Feed
Print Options
Resetting the P-touch
You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to
initialize the settings, or in the event it not working
properly. All text, settings and stored files are cleared.
1
2
Turn off the P-touch labeler, hold down
and
and then press
to turn the
P-touch labeler back on.
First release the power button, and then
release
and
.
The P-touch labeler turns on with the internal
memory reset.
 Error message
2
1
57
79
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the AD-24ES adapter is correctly
connected.
58
80
59
81
When the label
is printed out,
• See “Setting Margin” in this users guide and
there is too
select [Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller
much margin
margins for your label.
(space) on both
sides of the text.
60
82
61
83
62
84
63
85
64
86
65
87
66
88
67
89
The machine
has “locked up”
(i.e., nothing
happens when
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
68
90
69
91
70
92
The power
turns off when
you try to print.
71
93
72
94
73
95
74
96
75
97
76
98
77
99
Problem
The batteries are weak.
If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them
with new ones.
If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully.
Battery Empty!
The installed batteries are running low and will
need to be changed for continued operation.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• Invalid character is selected for [Numbering].
• Invalid number is selected for [Tab Length] or
[Label Length].
• An invalid value was entered as the label
length while using templates.
No Text!
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
•
•
(Battery insulation example)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH
battery
Cause/Remedy
Battery Low!
NOTE
Battery Recommendations
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to
use the P-touch labeler for an extended
period of time.
• Dispose of the batteries 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 batteries, wrap
it (for example with cellophane tape), to
prevent it from short-circuiting. (Refer to the
picture on the lower right)
78
 What to do when...
Message
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.
56
Troubleshooting
is pressed when no text is entered.
+
is pressed when no text is entered.
•
or
was pressed when no text
was entered while using templates.
2 Line Limit! /
1 Line Limit!
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
.
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text
while 0.13" (3.5mm) or 0.23" (6 mm) tape is
installed. Install larger tape size.
No Cassette!
You tried to print, feed or preview a label when
there is no cassette installed.
Cutter Pressed Tape cutter lever is pressed in the middle of
printing process.
Text Full!
The maximum number of characters (80
characters for text, 50 characters for templates)
have already been entered.
Change Length Since the number of entered characters
exceeds the label length, reduce the text, or
select [Auto] as the label length.
No Frame OK? • Printing on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape with invalid
Frame setting ON.
• Using tape cassette smaller than
0.47"(12mm) wide though you selected a
frame which is only available for 0.47"(12mm)
wide tape cassettes.
(Select
to print with no Frame,
to cancel.)
Feed OK?
• Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print]
is selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”.
Insert 0.47"
• Only 0.47"(12mm) tape cassette is available
for templates.
Use TZe Tape! • Use a tape cassette with the
mark.
The machine
does not print,
or the printed
characters are
not formed
properly.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
The setting has • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
cleared on its
• When power is disconnected for more than
own.
three minutes, all text & formats in the display
will be lost.
is pressed when no text is
entered.
•
The display
stays blank
after you have
turned on the
machine.
Solution
A blank
horizontal line
appears
through the
printed label.
• There may be some dust on the print head.
Remove the tape cassette and use a dry
cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with
an up-and-down motion.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• A wrong adapter is used; the recommended
adapter is the AD-24ES.
The tape does
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under
not feed
the tape guides.
properly or the
tape gets stuck • The cutter lever is pressed while printing. Do
inside the
not touch the cutter lever during printing.
machine.
All text and
format settings
need to be
cleared to
create a new
label.
To change
language
setting.
• Press
+
[Text&Format].
and select
• Press
/
/
• Refer to "Initial Settings".
[Clear]
[Text&Format]
* Images are for illustrative purposes only.
* Frames with highlighted numbers are only available when using 0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
4 FORMATTING KEYS
Font Key
1
Press
to change the font settings.
/
Style
Press
to select the frame design. Refer to
the Frame designs table included in this insertion
sheet.
Normal
Bold
Select an item
Outline
2
Press
press
 Basic
Frame Key
/
.
Font
I+Bold
US
I+Outline
Florida
I+Shadow
Belgium
Vertical
Center
Calgary
Right
Atlanta
Justify
Brunei
Istanbul
Sofia
Germany
Large
Medium
Small
Width
Normal
×2
Select a
• To cancel operations, press
.
• If the message
(
) appears on the right
side of the display when selecting a frame, it
means that frame is only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• You can select the frame design by pressing a
number key of the Frame designs table
included in this insertion sheet.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
Left
Los Angeles
-
NOTE
Brussels
Adams
Size
Italic
Alignment
/
frame
Solid
Helsinki
San Diego
/
Shadow
to select the settings and
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• Refer to the Font samples table included in this
insertion sheet.
• 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 be printed using the smallest
text possible on narrow or multi-line labels.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
× 1/2
Punctuation
Greek Letter
Mathematics
Number 1
Brackets
Number 2
Arrows
Number 3
Unit
Shape
 Pictograph
Fun
Kitchen
Family
Garden
Clothing
DIY
Vehicle
School
Sports
Office
Animal
Signs
Symbol Key
Astrology
Datacom/AV
Press
to select various symbols. Refer to
the table of symbols included in this insertion sheet.
Event/Season
Electrical
/
Food
[History*1/Basic/
Pictograph]
category
symbol
/
/
Select
Choose a
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• *1 Once you select symbols, up to 7 recently
used symbols are added to History.
• If you choose History, you cannot select the
category.
• You can also select from basic and pictograph
categories by pressing the shortcut keys
included in this insertion sheet.
5 HELPFUL HINTS
Short Cut
File
Tab
Unit
LCD Contrast
Clear
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, contact 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
Language
Helpful Tips
Clear
Feed
Print Options
Resetting the P-touch
You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to
initialize the settings, or in the event it not working
properly. All text, settings and stored files are cleared.
1
2
Turn off the P-touch labeler, hold down
and
and then press
to turn the
P-touch labeler back on.
First release the power button, and then
release
and
.
The P-touch labeler turns on with the internal
memory reset.
 Error message
2
1
57
79
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the AD-24ES adapter is correctly
connected.
58
80
59
81
When the label
is printed out,
• See “Setting Margin” in this users guide and
there is too
select [Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller
much margin
margins for your label.
(space) on both
sides of the text.
60
82
61
83
62
84
63
85
64
86
65
87
66
88
67
89
The machine
has “locked up”
(i.e., nothing
happens when
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
68
90
69
91
70
92
The power
turns off when
you try to print.
71
93
72
94
73
95
74
96
75
97
76
98
77
99
Problem
The batteries are weak.
If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them
with new ones.
If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully.
Battery Empty!
The installed batteries are running low and will
need to be changed for continued operation.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• Invalid character is selected for [Numbering].
• Invalid number is selected for [Tab Length] or
[Label Length].
• An invalid value was entered as the label
length while using templates.
No Text!
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
•
•
(Battery insulation example)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH
battery
Cause/Remedy
Battery Low!
NOTE
Battery Recommendations
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to
use the P-touch labeler for an extended
period of time.
• Dispose of the batteries 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 batteries, wrap
it (for example with cellophane tape), to
prevent it from short-circuiting. (Refer to the
picture on the lower right)
78
 What to do when...
Message
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.
56
Troubleshooting
is pressed when no text is entered.
+
is pressed when no text is entered.
•
or
was pressed when no text
was entered while using templates.
2 Line Limit! /
1 Line Limit!
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
.
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text
while 0.13" (3.5mm) or 0.23" (6 mm) tape is
installed. Install larger tape size.
No Cassette!
You tried to print, feed or preview a label when
there is no cassette installed.
Cutter Pressed Tape cutter lever is pressed in the middle of
printing process.
Text Full!
The maximum number of characters (80
characters for text, 50 characters for templates)
have already been entered.
Change Length Since the number of entered characters
exceeds the label length, reduce the text, or
select [Auto] as the label length.
No Frame OK? • Printing on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape with invalid
Frame setting ON.
• Using tape cassette smaller than
0.47"(12mm) wide though you selected a
frame which is only available for 0.47"(12mm)
wide tape cassettes.
(Select
to print with no Frame,
to cancel.)
Feed OK?
• Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print]
is selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”.
Insert 0.47"
• Only 0.47"(12mm) tape cassette is available
for templates.
Use TZe Tape! • Use a tape cassette with the
mark.
The machine
does not print,
or the printed
characters are
not formed
properly.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
The setting has • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
cleared on its
• When power is disconnected for more than
own.
three minutes, all text & formats in the display
will be lost.
is pressed when no text is
entered.
•
The display
stays blank
after you have
turned on the
machine.
Solution
A blank
horizontal line
appears
through the
printed label.
• There may be some dust on the print head.
Remove the tape cassette and use a dry
cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with
an up-and-down motion.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• A wrong adapter is used; the recommended
adapter is the AD-24ES.
The tape does
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under
not feed
the tape guides.
properly or the
tape gets stuck • The cutter lever is pressed while printing. Do
inside the
not touch the cutter lever during printing.
machine.
All text and
format settings
need to be
cleared to
create a new
label.
To change
language
setting.
• Press
+
[Text&Format].
and select
• Press
/
/
• Refer to "Initial Settings".
[Clear]
[Text&Format]
* Images are for illustrative purposes only.
* Frames with highlighted numbers are only available when using 0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
4 FORMATTING KEYS
Font Key
1
Press
to change the font settings.
/
Style
Press
to select the frame design. Refer to
the Frame designs table included in this insertion
sheet.
Normal
Bold
Select an item
Outline
2
Press
press
 Basic
Frame Key
/
.
Font
I+Bold
US
I+Outline
Florida
I+Shadow
Belgium
Vertical
Center
Calgary
Right
Atlanta
Justify
Brunei
Istanbul
Sofia
Germany
Large
Medium
Small
Width
Normal
×2
Select a
• To cancel operations, press
.
• If the message
(
) appears on the right
side of the display when selecting a frame, it
means that frame is only available when using
0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
• You can select the frame design by pressing a
number key of the Frame designs table
included in this insertion sheet.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
Left
Los Angeles
-
NOTE
Brussels
Adams
Size
Italic
Alignment
/
frame
Solid
Helsinki
San Diego
/
Shadow
to select the settings and
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• Refer to the Font samples table included in this
insertion sheet.
• 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 be printed using the smallest
text possible on narrow or multi-line labels.
• After pressing
, "Accepted" will be
displayed for approximately 1 second.
× 1/2
Punctuation
Greek Letter
Mathematics
Number 1
Brackets
Number 2
Arrows
Number 3
Unit
Shape
 Pictograph
Fun
Kitchen
Family
Garden
Clothing
DIY
Vehicle
School
Sports
Office
Animal
Signs
Symbol Key
Astrology
Datacom/AV
Press
to select various symbols. Refer to
the table of symbols included in this insertion sheet.
Event/Season
Electrical
/
Food
[History*1/Basic/
Pictograph]
category
symbol
/
/
Select
Choose a
NOTE
• To cancel operations, press
.
• *1 Once you select symbols, up to 7 recently
used symbols are added to History.
• If you choose History, you cannot select the
category.
• You can also select from basic and pictograph
categories by pressing the shortcut keys
included in this insertion sheet.
5 HELPFUL HINTS
Short Cut
File
Tab
Unit
LCD Contrast
Clear
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, contact 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
Language
Helpful Tips
Clear
Feed
Print Options
Resetting the P-touch
You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to
initialize the settings, or in the event it not working
properly. All text, settings and stored files are cleared.
1
2
Turn off the P-touch labeler, hold down
and
and then press
to turn the
P-touch labeler back on.
First release the power button, and then
release
and
.
The P-touch labeler turns on with the internal
memory reset.
 Error message
2
1
57
79
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
• Check that the AD-24ES adapter is correctly
connected.
58
80
59
81
When the label
is printed out,
• See “Setting Margin” in this users guide and
there is too
select [Half] or [Narrow] to have smaller
much margin
margins for your label.
(space) on both
sides of the text.
60
82
61
83
62
84
63
85
64
86
65
87
66
88
67
89
The machine
has “locked up”
(i.e., nothing
happens when
• Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”.
a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
68
90
69
91
70
92
The power
turns off when
you try to print.
71
93
72
94
73
95
74
96
75
97
76
98
77
99
Problem
The batteries are weak.
If using AAA alkaline batteries: Replace them
with new ones.
If using Ni-MH batteries: Charge them fully.
Battery Empty!
The installed batteries are running low and will
need to be changed for continued operation.
Invalid!
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
• Invalid character is selected for [Numbering].
• Invalid number is selected for [Tab Length] or
[Label Length].
• An invalid value was entered as the label
length while using templates.
No Text!
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
•
•
(Battery insulation example)
1. Cellophane tape
2. Alkaline or Ni-MH
battery
Cause/Remedy
Battery Low!
NOTE
Battery Recommendations
• Remove the batteries if you do not intend to
use the P-touch labeler for an extended
period of time.
• Dispose of the batteries 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 batteries, wrap
it (for example with cellophane tape), to
prevent it from short-circuiting. (Refer to the
picture on the lower right)
78
 What to do when...
Message
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.
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Troubleshooting
is pressed when no text is entered.
+
is pressed when no text is entered.
•
or
was pressed when no text
was entered while using templates.
2 Line Limit! /
1 Line Limit!
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
.
• You tried to print or preview two lines of text
while 0.13" (3.5mm) or 0.23" (6 mm) tape is
installed. Install larger tape size.
No Cassette!
You tried to print, feed or preview a label when
there is no cassette installed.
Cutter Pressed Tape cutter lever is pressed in the middle of
printing process.
Text Full!
The maximum number of characters (80
characters for text, 50 characters for templates)
have already been entered.
Change Length Since the number of entered characters
exceeds the label length, reduce the text, or
select [Auto] as the label length.
No Frame OK? • Printing on 0.13" (3.5mm) tape with invalid
Frame setting ON.
• Using tape cassette smaller than
0.47"(12mm) wide though you selected a
frame which is only available for 0.47"(12mm)
wide tape cassettes.
(Select
to print with no Frame,
to cancel.)
Feed OK?
• Feeding tape after printing when [Chain Print]
is selected. Refer to “Setting Margin”.
Insert 0.47"
• Only 0.47"(12mm) tape cassette is available
for templates.
Use TZe Tape! • Use a tape cassette with the
mark.
The machine
does not print,
or the printed
characters are
not formed
properly.
• Check that the tape cassette has been
inserted correctly.
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
The setting has • The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
cleared on its
• When power is disconnected for more than
own.
three minutes, all text & formats in the display
will be lost.
is pressed when no text is
entered.
•
The display
stays blank
after you have
turned on the
machine.
Solution
A blank
horizontal line
appears
through the
printed label.
• There may be some dust on the print head.
Remove the tape cassette and use a dry
cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with
an up-and-down motion.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• A wrong adapter is used; the recommended
adapter is the AD-24ES.
The tape does
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under
not feed
the tape guides.
properly or the
tape gets stuck • The cutter lever is pressed while printing. Do
inside the
not touch the cutter lever during printing.
machine.
All text and
format settings
need to be
cleared to
create a new
label.
To change
language
setting.
• Press
+
[Text&Format].
and select
• Press
/
/
• Refer to "Initial Settings".
[Clear]
[Text&Format]
* Images are for illustrative purposes only.
* Frames with highlighted numbers are only available when using 0.47" (12mm) wide tape cassettes.
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