Brother PT-18RKT User`s guide

User’s Guide
Guía del usuario
ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM
PT - 18RKT
Read this User's Guide before you start using your P-touch.
Keep this User's Guide in a handy place for future reference.
Lea esta Guía de usuario antes de utilizar la rotuladora P-touch.
Guarde esta Guía de usuario en un lugar accesible para futuras consultas.
Thank you for purchasing the PT-18RKT.
The PT-18RKT (hereafter, referred to as “printer”) is a label printer that enables you to
easily print custom labels after it is connected to a computer.
This manual contains various precautions and basic procedures for using this printer.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy place for
future reference.
If new versions of the PT-18RKT software become available, this manual may not
reflect the updated features. Therefore, you may find that the software and the contents
in this manual are different.
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Responsible Party:
Brother International Corporation
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TEL: (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name:
Model Numbers:
Brother P-touch Electronic Labeling System
PT-18R
comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important
• The enclosed interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits
for a Class B digital device.
• A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits
for a Class B digital device.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and
published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change
without notice.
If new versions of the PT-18RKT software become available, this manual may not
reflect the updated features. Therefore, you may find that the software and the contents
in this manual are different.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and
materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including
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BrotherTM One-Year Limited Warranty and Replacement Service
(USA Only)
Who is covered:
• This limited warranty (“warranty”) is given only to the original end-use/retail purchaser (referred
to in this warranty as “Original Purchaser”) of the accompanying product, consumables and
accessories (collectively referred to in this warranty as “this Product”).
• If you purchased a product from someone other than an authorized Brother reseller in the United
States or if the product was used (including but not limited to floor models or refurbished product
by someone other than Brother), prior to your purchase you are not the Original Purchaser and
the product that you purchased is not covered by this warranty.
What is covered:
• This Product includes a Machine and Consumable and Accessory Items. Consumable and
Accessory Items may include but are not limited to label and tape rolls/cassettes, cutters,
adaptor, carrying cases, batteries and print servers. Except as otherwise provided herein, Brother
warrants that the Machine and the accompanying Consumable and Accessory Items will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship, when used under normal conditions.
• This warranty applies only to products purchased and used in the United States. For products
purchased in, but used outside, the United States, this warranty covers only warranty service
within the United States (and does not include shipping outside the United States).
What is the length of the Warranty Periods:
• Machines: One year from the original purchase date.
• Accompanying Consumable and Accessory Items: 90 days from the original purchase date or the
rated life of consumable, whichever comes first.
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This warranty does not cover:
(1) Physical damage to this Product;
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Items);
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(5) Problems arising from other than defects in materials or workmanship.
This limited warranty is VOID if this Product has been altered or modified in any way (including but
not limited to attempted warranty repair without authorization from Brother and/or alteration/
removal of the serial number).
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Report your issue to our Customer Service Hotline at 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) or to a
Brother Authorized Service Center within the applicable warranty period. Supply Brother or the
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Accessory Items is covered by this warranty and if you first reported the problem to Brother or an
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INTRODUCTION
z INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the P-touch PT-18RKT.
Your new P-touch is an easy to operate, feature packed labeling system that makes
creating professional, high quality labels a breeze. In addition to easy label creation via
pre-formatted label layouts, the P-touch editing software features advanced label
formatting, block formats, bar codes and auto-numbering functions.
• Carry your compact,
rechargeable P-touch
with you anywhere
without worrying
about power supply.
• The battery charger
also serves as a
convenient storage
stand, so the P-touch
is always at hand and
ready for use.
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• You can quickly
increase your
labeling power, and
design and print
complex labels from
your computer using
the software
provided.
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Refer to the Software Installation Guide for more details and installation directions.
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Creating Your First Label
This section introduces you to the methods used to create simple labels with your P-touch.
By creating a simple label, you will become familiar with the procedure for creating
general label layouts.
„ Creating a label with the P-touch
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Prepare the P-touch.
Install and charge
the battery.
Set a tape cassette.
Turn the P-touch on.
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To create a label if the battery is not charged, connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch
machine. Refer to “AC Adapter” on page 19.
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Enter the label text.
Enter the label text from the keyboard.
In addition to entering text, the P-touch
has a large range of editing functions.
"Create labels like these"
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Print the label.
Print the label you have created.
You can check the layout of your label
before printing.
Checking the label preview before
printing prevents wasting tape on
incomplete labels.
"Preview function"
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Creating Your First Label
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Prepare the P-touch labeler. (Refer to step 1 in the previous section.)
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Prepare the personal computer.
3
Install the software.
Connect the USB
cable.
Software Installation Guide
Software Installation Guide
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Enter the label text using P-touch Editor.
Software Help
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Turn the P-touch
labeler on.
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„ Create a label with your personal computer
"Create labels with complex designs like these"
Print the label.
Software Help
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To use the machine safely
Please read the following directions for safe use and handling before using your
P-touch. These safety precautions are provided for your benefit to prevent unnecessary
injury to you and those around you, and to prevent damage to the product. Please read
and follow them carefully.
The following symbols indicate the level of danger associated with not using the
product within the specified guidelines.
symbol denotes that improper handling poses a risk of
WARNING This
causing death or serious injury.
CAUTION
This symbol denotes that improper handling poses a risk of
causing injury or damage to the product.
The following symbols indicate specific directions.
: This symbol denotes that the action poses a risk of danger.
: This symbol denotes that the action is prohibited.
: This symbol denotes that the action is required.
WARNING
Rechargeable battery
Failure to observe the following may result in fluid leaking, overheating, rupture, or fire,
causing burns or other injuries.
• Do not throw the battery into a fire, or heat, solder or weld, disassemble or modify
the battery.
• Do not allow metallic articles to short-circuit the terminals of the battery.
• Do not carry or store the battery together with metallic articles.
• Do not remove or damage the plastic cover on the battery, or use a battery with
the plastic cover removed or damaged.
• Use only the battery charger designed exclusively for the rechargeable battery
provided. Do not use any other battery charger.
• Do not charge the battery in high temperature locations.
• Do not use the battery with the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals connected
incorrectly.
• If the battery leaks or emits an odor, it must be moved away from fire
immediately.
• Do not let the battery get wet.
• If the battery leaks, be careful not to let battery fluid contact your eyes.
Battery fluid contacting your eyes may result in the loss of eyesight. If battery
fluid comes into contact with your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water and
seek medical attention immediately.
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To use the machine safely
Battery charger
Failure to observe the following may result in fire, overheating, or failure.
• Do not allow metallic articles to short-circuit the terminals of the charger.
• Do not let the charger get wet. If water or other liquids get in the charger, unplug
the AC adapter immediately.
• Do not use the charger while the charger terminals are wet or have condensation
on them.
• Do not use this charger with any product other than the P-touch.
• Use only the AC adapter provided with the P-touch.
• If the charger begins to emit an odor, overheat, discolor, deform, or any other
change occurs during use, charging, or storage, remove the P-touch from the
charger immediately, disconnect the AC adapter, and discontinue use.
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WARNING
• If the battery begins to emit an odor, overheat, discolor, deform, or any other
change occurs during use, charging, or storage, remove the battery immediately
and discontinue use.
AC adapter
Failure to observe the following may result in fire, electric shock, or failure.
• Always use the specified voltage (120V) and the AC adapter (AD-18) provided.
• Do not overload the power outlet.
• Do not place heavy objects on, damage or modify the power cord or plug. Do not
forcibly bend or pull the power cord.
• Do not use a damaged power cord.
• Do not touch the AC adapter or power plug with wet hands.
• Make sure that the plug is fully inserted to the power outlet. Do not use an outlet
that is loose.
P-touch
Failure to observe the following may result in fire, electric shock, or failure.
• Do not disassemble or modify the P-touch.
• Do not drop, hit or otherwise damage the P-touch.
• Do not spill drinks or other liquids on the P-touch, or otherwise let the P-touch
become wet.
• Do not use the P-touch if any foreign object has entered the P-touch.
If any foreign object has entered the P-touch, immediately turn the power off,
disconnect the AC adapter, remove the battery, and discontinue use.
• If the P-touch begins to emit an odor, overheat, discolor, deform, or any other
change occurs during use, charging, or storage, remove the P-touch from the
charger immediately, disconnect the AC adapter, remove the battery, and
discontinue use.
• Do not let children play with the empty package that the P-touch came in when
purchased. Store the empty package in location out of the reach of children, or
dispose of it. Empty packaging can be a choking or suffocation hazard for
children.
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CAUTION
Rechargeable battery
Failure to observe the following may result in fluid leaking, overheating, rupture, or
deteriorated performance and life span.
• Do not hit or throw the battery.
• Do not use or leave battery exposed in direct sunlight, near heaters or other hot
appliances, or in any location exposed to extremely high temperatures.
• Remove the battery when not using the P-touch for any extended period of time.
• If battery fluid comes into contact with skin or clothes, wash the affected areas
thoroughly with clean water. Battery fluid is harmful to skin.
Battery charger
Failure to observe the following may result in fire, electric shock, or short circuit.
• Do not use or place the battery charger in direct sunlight, near heaters or other
hot appliances, in any location exposed to extremely high temperatures, high
humidity, or dusty locations.
• Do not disassemble or modify the battery charger.
• Do not hit or throw the battery charger.
• Do not carry or store the battery charger together with metallic articles.
AC adapter
• Be sure to disconnect the AC adapter and battery charger from the power outlet
and the P-touch when not using the P-touch for any extended period of time.
• Always hold the plug when disconnecting the power cord from the power outlet.
Tape cutter
• Do not touch the tape cutter with your hands. This may result in injury.
Usage/storage location
• Do not place the P-touch or battery charger in unsafe locations such as unstable
platforms or high shelves, etc. It may fall down and cause an injury.
• Do not place heavy objects on the P-touch or battery charger. It may fall down
and cause an injury.
Memory
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch, or
if the battery expires.
Tape
• Depending on the environmental conditions and the material and condition of
the affixing surface, the label may peel off or the color of the tape may change.
When removing labels, adhesive may remain, the tape's color may be
transferred to the surface, or the surface beneath the label may otherwise be
damaged. Be sure to test the label on the intended surface and material before
affixing the label.
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To use the machine safely
• Do not use the P-touch in any way or for any purpose not described in this guide. Doing
so may result in accidents or damage the machine.
• Use only genuine TZe/HGe tapes, with the
/
mark, in the P-touch.
• Do not pull or press on the tape in the cassette.
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, AC adapter connector, or USB port,
etc.
• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette or without a tape cassette set in the
P-touch. Doing so will damage the print head.
• Do not touch the print head with your fingers.
• Note that all data stored in memory will be lost if you disconnect BOTH the AC adapter
AND the rechargeable battery.
• Do not use paint thinner, benzene, alcohol or any other organic solvent to clean the
P-touch.
• Do not place the P-touch in direct sunlight, near heaters or other hot appliances, in any
location exposed to extremely high or low temperatures, high humidity, or dusty locations.
Standard operating temperature range: 50°F to 95°F.
• Be careful not to scratch the CD-ROM. Do not place the CD-ROM in any location exposed
to high or low temperatures. Do not place heavy objects on the CD-ROM or bend it.
• The software on the CD-ROM is intended for use with the P-touch and may be installed
on more than one PC.
• We strongly recommend that you read this User’s Guide carefully before using your
P-touch, and then keep it nearby for future reference.
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Symbols Used in this Guide
The following symbols are used throughout this guide to indicate additional information.
:
This symbol indicates information or directions that may result in damage or injury if
ignored, or operations that will result in errors.
:
This symbol indicates information or directions that may help you understand and use
the P-touch more efficiently.
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Quick
Index
ABC
This section provides quick and easy access to
information on tasks often needed by users.
Quick Index
Simply look for your task below and then go to
the page indicated.
If the task you are looking for is not shown here,
try the Contents or Index pages.
function
ABC
A
B C auto-format
To enter text, symbols
and accent characters...
To format the label...
Entering
text/symbols/accent
characters
Text/Label format
functions
Tape cutting options
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ABC
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12345678
To create and print
bar code labels...
To change the cutting
and margin settings
To print multiple
copies (with autonumbering)...
To save a label
layout...
Bar code function
Multiple copy/autonumbering functions
Memory function
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P. 44
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Quick Index
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................... 1
Creating Your First Label .............................................................................................. 2
To use the machine safely ............................................................................................ 4
General Precautions...................................................................................................... 7
Symbols Used in this Guide .......................................................................................... 7
Quick Index ................................................................................................................... 8
Contents ........................................................................................................................ 9
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GETTING STARTED ............................................................................. 11
Unpacking Your P-touch ............................................................................................. 11
General Description..................................................................................................... 12
LCD Display & Keyboard............................................................................................. 13
LCD Display .......................................................................................................... 13
Key Names and Functions.................................................................................... 14
Power Supply .............................................................................................................. 16
Rechargeable Battery ........................................................................................... 16
AC Adapter ........................................................................................................... 19
Inserting a Tape Cassette ........................................................................................... 19
Turning Power On/Off ................................................................................................. 21
Feeding Tape .............................................................................................................. 22
LCD Display ................................................................................................................ 22
LCD Contrast ........................................................................................................ 22
Language .............................................................................................................. 23
Unit........................................................................................................................ 23
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EDITING A LABEL................................................................................. 24
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Entering and Editing Text ............................................................................................ 24
Entering Text from the Keyboard .......................................................................... 24
Adding a New Line................................................................................................ 24
Moving the Cursor................................................................................................. 24
Inserting Text ........................................................................................................ 24
Deleting Text......................................................................................................... 25
Entering Symbols ........................................................................................................ 25
Entering Symbols Using
Key ........................................................................... 25
Entering Symbols Using the Symbol Function...................................................... 26
Entering Accented Characters .................................................................................... 27
Entering Accented Characters Using
Key ....................................................... 27
Entering Accented Characters Using the Accent Function ................................... 27
Setting Character Attributes ........................................................................................ 29
Setting Label Attributes ............................................................................................... 31
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Creating a Bar Code Label...........................................................................................33
Setting Bar Code Parameters................................................................................33
Entering Bar Code Data.........................................................................................34
Editing and Deleting a Bar Code ...........................................................................36
Using Auto-Format Layouts .........................................................................................36
Using Templates - Example creating an Asset Tag...............................................36
Using Block Layouts ..............................................................................................39
LABEL PRINTING ................................................................................. 43
Label Preview...............................................................................................................43
Printing a Label ............................................................................................................43
Printing a Single Copy ...........................................................................................43
Printing Multiple Copies .........................................................................................44
Auto-numbering Labels..........................................................................................45
Mirror Printing ........................................................................................................46
Tape Cutting Options ...................................................................................................47
Attaching Labels...........................................................................................................49
USING THE FILE MEMORY ................................................................. 50
Storing a Label into Memory ........................................................................................50
Opening a Stored Label File ........................................................................................51
Deleting a Stored Label File.........................................................................................52
MAINTAINING YOUR P-touch .............................................................. 53
Resetting the P-touch...................................................................................................53
Maintenance.................................................................................................................53
Cleaning the Main Unit ..........................................................................................53
Cleaning the Print Head.........................................................................................53
Cleaning the Tape Cutter.......................................................................................54
Cleaning the Charging Terminals ..........................................................................54
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................... 55
What to do when... .......................................................................................................55
Error Messages............................................................................................................58
APPENDIX ............................................................................................ 61
Specifications ...............................................................................................................61
INDEX.................................................................................................... 63
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GETTING STARTED
Check that the package contains the following before using your P-touch.
P-touch PT-18RKT
Tape cassette
CD-ROM
USB cable
AC adapter
Rechargeable battery
The plug may differ by countries.
Battery charger
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Unpacking Your P-touch
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User’s Guide
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Software Installation Guide
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Carrying case
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General Description
LCD display
AC adapter
connector
Keyboard
USB port
When shipped from the factory, the
LCD display is covered with a
protective sheet to prevent damage.
Remove this sheet before using the
P-touch.
Charging terminals
Rechargeable battery
Tape viewer
Release lever
Tape exit
slot
Tape
cutter
Charging
indicator
Print
head
Back cover
opening grip
Back
cover
Rechargeable battery
case cover
Tape cassette
case
Battery charger
AC adapter connector
Charging terminals
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LCD Display & Keyboard
LCD Display
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1. Line number
Displayed at the beginning of each line, this mark indicates the line number within
the label layout.
2. Cursor
Indicates the current position of the cursor. New characters are entered to the left of
key
the cursor, and the character to the left of the cursor is deleted when the
is pressed.
3. Return mark
Indicates the end of a line of text.
4. Caps mode
Indicates that the Caps mode is on.
5.~8. Style guidance
Indicates the current font (5), character size (6), character style (7) and frame (8)
settings.
9. Tape length
Indicates the tape length for the text entered.
10.Cursor selection
Indicates that you can use the cursor keys to select the items on the screen. Use
the
and
keys to select a menu item, and the
and
keys to change the
setting.
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2
3
4
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7
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GETTING STARTED
Key Names and Functions
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LCD Display & Keyboard
~ :
• Use these keys to type letters or
numbers.
• Uppercase letters, symbols or accent
characters can be entered using these
keys in combination with the ,
,
or
keys.
:
• Use this key in combination with the
letter and number keys to type
uppercase letters or the symbols
indicated on the number keys.
:
• Use this key in combination with keys
that have blue characters above them to
type the accented characters or
symbols indicated, or to activate the
function indicated.
:
• Use this to select and enter a symbol
from a list of available symbols.
:
• Use this to select and enter an accented
character from the list of available
characters.
:
• Enters a blank space.
• Returns a setting to the default value.
(Return):
• Enters a new line when entering text.
• Selects the option displayed when
setting label attributes in the function
menus, or when entering symbols or
accent characters.
(Escape):
• Cancels the current command and
returns the display to the data entry
screen or the previous step.
:
• Moves the cursor in the direction of the
arrow when entering or editing
characters, entering symbols or
accented characters, and when setting
label attributes in the function menus.
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(Power):
• Turns the P-touch on and off.
:
• Prints the current label design onto the
tape.
• Opens the Print Options menu when
used in combination with the
key.
(Preview):
• Displays a preview of the label.
(Feed & Cut):
• Feeds 0.89" (22.5 mm) of blank tape
and then automatically cuts the tape.
:
• Opens the Text menu, where you can
set character attributes for the label.
:
• Opens the Label menu, where you can
set label attributes for the label.
(Auto-Format):
• Opens the Auto-Format menu, where
you can create labels using pre-defined
templates or block formats.
:
• Opens the Tools menu, where you can
set operating preferences for the P-touch.
:
• Clears all text entered, or all text and
current label settings.
(Backspace):
• Deletes the character to the left of the
cursor.
• Cancels the current command and
returns the display to the data entry
screen or the previous step.
:
• Turns the Caps mode on and off. When
the Caps mode is on, uppercase letters
can be entered by simply pressing a
character key.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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GETTING STARTED
Power Supply
Your P-touch has a rechargeable battery that allows you to use it anywhere when
charged, and an AC adapter that allows you to use it while connected to an electrical
outlet when the battery’s charge becomes low.
Rechargeable Battery
The battery can be recharged by placing the P-touch on the battery charger stand.
Connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch to use it immediately after purchase or when the
battery’s charge becomes low.
„ Installing the rechargeable battery
• Disconnect power to the P-touch when installing or removing the rechargeable battery.
• Use only the battery charger designed exclusively for the rechargeable battery provided with
your P-touch.
• Do not remove or damage the plastic cover on the rechargeable battery, or use a battery with
the plastic cover removed or damaged.
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1
Press on the back cover opening grip and open the
back cover.
2
Slide the battery case cover in the direction of the
arrow and open the case.
3
Connect the battery as shown in the figure. Make
sure that the wires to the connector match the black
and red stickers on the case.
Power Supply
Insert the battery into the battery case and push the
wires into the compartment so that they do not get
damaged by the battery case cover.
5
Attach the battery case cover and close the back cover.
z GETTING STARTED
4
Release lever
Make sure that the release lever is up when closing the back cover. The back cover cannot be
closed if the release lever is pressed down.
„ Charging the battery
1
Insert the plug on the AC adapter cord into
the connector on the battery charger and
insert the AC adapter plug into a standard
electrical outlet.
1
2
2
3
Place the P-touch on the battery charger.
While the battery is charging, the charging
indicator remains lit.
Charging time
approx. 2 hours
4
5
Charging indicator
6
The P-touch can be placed in the battery
charger in either direction.
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8
9
Power Supply
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GETTING STARTED
• Be sure to charge the battery before using the P-touch.
• Connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch to use it when the battery’s charge becomes
low.
• Return the P-touch to the battery charger after use. Even when not used the battery will run
down if the P-touch is not placed on the battery charger.
• Leaving the P-touch on the charger even when the battery is fully charged will not damage it.
• The battery may not be charged sufficiently when the power supply is less than the rated
voltage.
• Even if there is no rechargeable battery inserted in the P-touch, the charging indicator may
remain lit for approximately 10 minutes when set in the battery charger with the AC adapter
connected.
„ Replacing the rechargeable battery
Replace the battery when the P-touch can only be used for a short time even after
recharging. The battery may not be charged sufficiently when the power supply is less
than the rated voltage. While the replacement period varies depending on the
conditions of use, the battery will generally need to be replaced after approximately one
year. Be sure to replace it with the specified rechargeable battery (BA-18R).
Be sure to charge the new battery for 2 hours after replacement.
1
Press on the back cover opening grip and open the back cover.
2
Slide the battery case cover in the direction of the arrow and open the case.
3
Remove the expired battery and disconnect the
connector.
4
Connect the connector on the battery wires and insert the new battery into the
case. Refer to “Installing the rechargeable battery” on page 16.
5
Attach the battery case cover and close the back cover.
• Be sure to dispose of the expired battery as directed by local regulations for the disposal of
nickel metal hydride batteries.
• Do not remove or damage the plastic cover on the expired battery, or attempt to disassemble
the expired battery.
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Power Supply
z GETTING STARTED
AC Adapter
Connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch.
1
Insert the plug on the AC adapter cord into the connector marked DC IN 9.5V-12V
on the P-touch.
2
Insert the AC adapter plug into a standard electrical outlet.
• Turn the P-touch off before disconnecting the AC adapter.
• Disconnect the AC adapter from the P-touch and electrical outlet when you do not intend to
use the P-touch for an extended period.
• Do not pull or bend the AC adapter cord.
• Use only the AC adapter (AD-18) designed exclusively for your P-touch. Failure to observe
this may result in an accident or damage. Brother shall not assume any responsibility for any
accident or damage resulting from not using the specified AC adapter.
• Do not connect the AC adapter to a non-standard electrical outlet. Failure to observe this may
result in an accident or damage. Brother shall not assume any responsibility for any accident
or damage resulting from not using a standard electrical outlet.
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2
3
Inserting a Tape Cassette
4
Tape cassettes of 0.23", 0.35", 0.47" or 0.70" (6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, or 18 mm) width
can be used in your P-touch. Use only tape cassettes with the
/
mark.
If the new tape cassette has a cardboard stopper, be sure to remove
the stopper before inserting the cassette.
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6
N
O
LATI
N
WAT
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Inserting a Tape Cassette
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GETTING STARTED
1
Check that the end of the tape is not bent and
that it passes through the tape guide.
End of tape
Tape guide
2
After making sure that the power is off, press on the
back cover opening grip and open the back cover.
If there is already a tape cassette in the P-touch,
remove it by pulling it straight up.
3
Insert the tape cassette into the tape compartment,
with the end of the tape facing the P-touch’s tape
exit slot, and press firmly until you hear a click.
Tape exit slot
When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that
the tape and ink ribbon do not catch on the print
head.
4
Close the back cover.
• Make sure that the release lever is up when closing the back cover. The back cover cannot be
closed if the release lever is pressed down.
• Be sure to feed tape to remove any slack in the tape and ink ribbon after inserting the tape
cassette. Refer to “Feeding Tape” on page 22.
• Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the ink ribbon
to be discharged with the tape.
• Store tape cassettes in a cool dark location, away from direct sunlight and high temperature,
high humidity, or dusty locations. Use the tape cassette as quickly as possible after opening
the sealed package.
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Inserting a Tape Cassette
Press the
Press the
key to turn the P-touch on.
key again to turn the P-touch off.
• Your P-touch has a power saving function that automatically turns itself off if no key is
pressed within a certain time under certain operating conditions. Refer to the Auto Power-Off
Time table below for details.
• If the battery is still charged or the P-touch is connected to an electrical outlet by the AC
adapter, the previous session’s information is displayed when the power is turned on.
z GETTING STARTED
Turning Power On/Off
zAuto Power-Off Timez
With AC adapter
With battery
P-touch only
Connected to PC
1 hour
1 hour
5 minutes with no operation.
1 hour after printing from PC.
5 minutes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Turning Power On/Off
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GETTING STARTED
Feeding Tape
The Feed & Cut function feeds 0.89" (22.5 mm) of blank tape then cuts the tape.
• Be sure to feed tape to remove any slack in the tape and ink ribbon after inserting the tape
cassette.
• Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the ink ribbon
to be discharged with the tape.
• Do not block the tape exit slot during printing or when feeding tape. Doing so will cause the
tape to jam.
1
Press the
key.
“Feed & Cut?” appears on the display.
2
Press the
key to feed tape.
The message “Feeding Tape... Please Wait” appears while the tape is fed, and
then the tape is cut.
Press
while “Feed & Cut?” is displayed to cancel tape feeding.
LCD Display
LCD Contrast
You can change the contrast setting of the LCD display to one of five levels (+2, +1, 0,
-1, -2) to make the screen easier to read. The default setting is “0”.
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, select
“LCD Contrast” using the
or
key, and then
press the
key.
2
Select a contrast level using the
or
key.
The screen contrast changes each time you press the
or
key, allowing you to set the most suitable
contrast.
3
Press the
key.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Pressing the
key on the contrast setting screen sets the contrast to the default value
“0”.
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Feeding Tape
Select the language ("English" or "Français") for menu commands and messages
shown on the LCD display.
The default setting is "English".
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, select
"Language" using the
or
key, and then press
the
key.
2
Select a language using the
3
Press the
Press the
or
z GETTING STARTED
Language
key.
key.
key to return to the previous step.
Unit
Select the units ("inch" or "mm") for dimensions shown on the LCD display.
The default setting is "inch".
1
2
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, select
"Unit" using the
or
key, and then press the
key.
Select a unit using the
or
1
2
key.
3
4
3
Press the
key.
5
6
7
Press the
key to return to the previous step.
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EDITING A LABEL
Entering and Editing Text
Using the keyboard of your P-touch is very similar to using a typewriter or word
processor.
Entering Text from the Keyboard
• To enter a lowercase letter or a number, simply press the desired key.
• To enter a blank space in the text, press the
key.
• To enter an uppercase letter or one of the symbols on the number keys, hold down
the
key and then press the desired key.
• To enter uppercase letters continuously, press the
key to enter Caps mode, and
then press the desired keys.
• To exit Caps mode, press the
key again.
• To enter a lowercase letter while in Caps mode, hold down the
desired key.
key and then press the
Adding a New Line
• To end the current line of text and start a new line, press the
key. A return mark
appears at the end of the line and the cursor moves to the start of the new line.
• There is a maximum number of lines of text that can be entered for each tape width. A
maximum of 5 lines can be entered for 0.70"(18 mm) tape, 3 lines for 0.47" (12 mm) tape, and
2 lines for 0.35" (9 mm) and 0.23" (6 mm) tape.
• If you press the
key when five lines already exist, an error message is displayed.
Moving the Cursor
• To move the cursor left, right, up or down, press the
,
or
keys. Each
press of the key moves the cursor one space or line.
• To move the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line, hold down the
key
and then press the
or
keys.
• To move the cursor to the very beginning or end of the text, hold down the
key
and then press the
or
keys.
Inserting Text
• To insert additional text into an existing line of text, move the cursor to the character
to the right of the position where you want to start inserting text and then enter the
additional text. The new text is inserted to the left of the cursor.
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Entering and Editing Text
„ Deleting one character at a time
• To delete a character from an existing line of text, move the cursor to the character
to the right of the position you want to start deleting text and then press the
key.
The character to the left of the cursor is deleted each time the
key is pressed.
If you hold down the
key, the characters left to the cursor are deleted continuously.
z EDITING A LABEL
Deleting Text
„ Deleting all text at once
• Use the
key to delete all text at once.
1
Press the
key.
The Clear options are displayed.
2
Using the
or
keys, select “Text Only” to delete
all text while retaining the current format settings, or
select “Text & Format” to delete all text and format
settings.
Press the
3
key to return to the text entry screen.
Press the
key.
All text is deleted. All format settings are also deleted
if Text & Format was selected.
1
2
Entering Symbols
3
Including the symbols available on the keyboard, there are a total of 103 symbols
(including international and extended ASCII characters) available with the Symbol
function.
There are two methods of entering symbols:
• Using the
key.
• Using the Symbol function.
Entering Symbols Using
4
5
6
7
Key
Symbols printed in blue above the keys on the keyboard can be entered using the
key.
• To enter one of these symbols, hold down the
key and then press the desired key.
Entering Symbols
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9
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EDITING A LABEL
Entering Symbols Using the Symbol Function
The Symbol function offers a total of 103 symbols.
1
Press the
key.
A list of symbols is displayed.
The last symbol entered is selected in the list displayed.
2
Select a group using the
select a symbol using the
3
Press the
key.
The selected symbol is inserted into the line of text.
or
or
keys, and then
keys.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Refer to the Symbol List table for a complete list of all groups and symbols available.
zSymbol Listz
Group
(A) Punctuation
(B) Business
(C) Mathematics
(D) Bracket
(E) Arrow
(F) Unit
(G) International
(H) Number
(I) Pictograph
(J) Electrical
(K) Others
Symbols
The use of the CE mark is strictly governed by one or more European Council directives. Ensure
that any labels you produce which use this mark conform with the relevant directives.
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Entering Symbols
The P-touch can display and print a set of accented characters such as other language
specific characters.
There are two methods of entering accented characters:
• Using the
key.
• Using the Accent function.
Entering Accented Characters Using
z EDITING A LABEL
Entering Accented Characters
Key
Accented characters printed in blue above the keys on the keyboard can be entered
using the
key.
• To enter one of these accented characters, hold down the
key and then press the
desired key.
Entering Accented Characters Using the Accent Function
The Accent function offers a total of 119 accented characters.
1
Press the
key.
The accent group screen is displayed.
Caps mode can be used with the Accent function.
2
Type the letter for the desired composite character, or
press the
key and select it using the
or
keys.
3
Keep typing the same letter until the desired
composite character is selected, or select it using the
or
keys.
4
1
2
3
Press the
key.
The selected composite character is inserted into the
line of text.
4
5
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Refer to the Accented Character List table for a complete list of all accented characters
available.
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7
8
9
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EDITING A LABEL
zAccented Character Listz
Character
a
A
c
C
d
D
e
E
g
G
i
I
l
L
n
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Accented Characters
Entering Accented Characters
Character
N
o
O
r
R
s
S
t
T
u
U
y
Y
z
Z
Accented Characters
Using the
key, you can select a font and apply size, width and style attributes.
1
Press the
key.
The current settings are displayed.
2
Select an attribute using the
or
keys, and then
set a value for that attribute using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
z EDITING A LABEL
Setting Character Attributes
key to apply the settings.
New settings are NOT applied if you do not press the
key.
•
•
•
•
•
Press the
key to return to the previous step.
Press the
key to set the selected attribute to the default value.
Refer to the Setting Options table for a list of all available settings.
Small characters may be difficult to read when certain styles are applied (e.g. Shadow + Italic).
When selecting "S", "M" and "L" in the text size attributes, the actual size when printed will
differ depending on the tape cassette width installed, and the number of lines on the label.
zSetting Optionsz
Attribute
Value
Result
2
HEL
(Helsinki)
Font
1
3
BRU
(Brussels)
4
FLO
(Florida)
5
6
BEL
(Belgium)
7
8
9
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EDITING A LABEL
Attribute
Value
Result
L
Size
M
S
2
1
Width
2/3
1/2
OFF
Style1
BLD
(Bold)
OUT
(Outline)
SHD
(Shadow)
OFF
Style2
ITL
(Italic)
VRT
(Vertical)
By combining the “Style1” and “Style2” settings you can create Italic Bold, Italic Outline, Italic
Shadow, Vertical Bold, Vertical Outline and Vertical Shadow styles.
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Setting Character Attributes
Using the
key, you can create a label with a frame around the text and specify the
label length. The text can be aligned within the label in one of three ways.
1
Press the
key.
The current settings are displayed.
2
Select an attribute using the
or
keys, and then
set a value for that attribute using the
or
keys.
When “Length” is set to “Fixed” press the
key
again and set the label length using the
or
keys
or the number keys.
When setting the label length, hold down the
keys to change the value in increments of 10.
3
Press the
z EDITING A LABEL
Setting Label Attributes
or
key to apply the settings.
New settings are NOT applied if you do not press the
key.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Press the
key to set the selected attribute to the default value.
• Refer to the Setting Options table for a list of all available settings.
1
zSetting Optionsz
Attribute
Value
2
Result
3
OFF
4
1
Frame
5
2
6
3
7
8
4
9
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Attribute
Value
Result
5
6
7
8
9
Frame
10
11
12
13
14
L
(Left)
Align
C
(Centre)
R
(Right)
Auto
Length
Fixed
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Setting Label Attributes
The length of the label is automatically
adjusted based on the amount of text
entered.
The length of the label can be set within
the range 1.6" (40 mm) - 11.8" (300
mm).
Using the Bar Code function you can create labels with bar codes for use with cash
registers, stock control systems or other bar code reader systems, or even asset control
tags used in an asset management system.
• The P-touch is not designed exclusively for creating bar code labels. Always check that bar
code labels can be read by the bar code reader.
• For best results, print bar code labels in black ink on white tape. Some bar code readers may
not be able to read bar code labels created using colored tape or ink.
• Use the “Large” setting for “Width” whenever possible. Some bar code readers may not be
able to read bar code labels created using the “Small” setting.
• Continuously printing a large number of labels with bar codes can overheat the print head,
which may effect printing quality.
z EDITING A LABEL
Creating a Bar Code Label
Setting Bar Code Parameters
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, select
“Bar Code Setup” using the
or
keys, and then
press the
key.
The Bar Code Setup screen is displayed.
2
Select an attribute using the
or
keys, and then
set a value for that attribute using the
or
keys.
The "C-Digit" attribute is only available for the
CODE39, I-2/5 and CODABAR protocols.
Characters may not appear below the bar code even
when "ON" is selected for "Under #", depending on the
tape width being used, the number of lines entered, or
the current character style settings.
3
1
2
key to apply the settings.
3
New settings are NOT applied if you do not press the
key.
4
Press the
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Press the
key to set the selected attribute to the default value.
• Refer to the Bar Code Settings table for a list of all available settings.
zBar Code Settingsz
Attribute
Protocol
Value
CODE39, CODE128, EAN8, EAN13, EAN128,
UPC-A, UPC-E, I-2/5 (ITF), CODABAR
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6
7
8
9
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Attribute
Value
Large
Width
Small
Under#
(characters printed
below bar code)
ON
OFF
OFF
C.Digit
(check digit)
ON
(only available for the CODE39, I-2/5
and CODABAR protocols)
Entering Bar Code Data
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, select
“Bar Code Input” using the
or
keys, and then
press the
key.
The Bar Code Input screen is displayed.
Only one bar code can be entered in a label.
2
Type in the bar code data.
Special characters can be entered in the bar code
when using the CODE39, CODABAR, CODE128 or
EAN128 protocols. When not using special characters,
go to step 5.
3
Press the
key.
A list of characters available for the current protocol is
displayed.
4
Select a character using the
or
keys, then press
the
key to insert the character in the bar code data.
5
Press the
key to insert the bar code in the label.
Two bar code marks are displayed in the text.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Refer to the Special Characters List table for a list of all available settings.
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Creating a Bar Code Label
Special Character
(SPACE)
CODABAR
Code
0
1
2
3
4
5
Special Character
CODE128, EAN128
Code Special Character Code Special Character Code Special Character
0
(SPACE)
24
48
DC3
1
25
49
DC4
2
26
50
NAK
3
27
51
SYN
4
28
NUL
52
ETB
5
29
53
CAN
6
30
SHO
54
EM
7
31
STX
55
SUB
8
32
ETX
56
ESC
9
33
EOT
57
10
34
ENQ
58
FS
11
35
ACK
59
12
36
BEL
60
GS
13
37
BS
61
14
38
HT
62
RS
15
39
LF
63
16
40
VT
64
US
17
41
FF
65
DEL
18
42
CR
66
FNC3
19
43
SO
67
FNC2
20
44
SI
68
FNC4
21
45
DLE
69
FNC1
22
46
DC1
23
47
DC2
Creating a Bar Code Label
z EDITING A LABEL
zSpecial Character Listz
CODE39
Code
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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EDITING A LABEL
Editing and Deleting a Bar Code
• To edit the bar code data in a bar code already placed in a label, position the cursor
beneath either of the bar code marks on the data entry screen and then open the Bar
Code Input screen. Refer to “Entering Bar Code Data” on page 34.
• To edit the “Width” and “Under#” settings for a bar code already placed in a label, position
the cursor beneath either of the bar code marks on the data entry screen and then open
the Bar Code Setup screen. Refer to “Setting Bar Code Parameters” on page 33.
• To delete a bar code from a label, position the cursor to right of the bar code marks
on the data entry screen and press the
key.
Using Auto-Format Layouts
Using the Auto-Format function you can quickly and easily create labels for a variety of
purposes, such as file tabs, equipment labels, name badges, etc. Simply select a layout
from one of the ten templates or sixteen block layouts, enter the text and apply
formatting as desired.
• Symbols and accented characters can also be used in auto-format layouts.
• Bar codes can be used in the Asset Tag and Bin Box templates.
Using Templates - Example creating an Asset Tag
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1
Press the
key to display the Auto-Format screen,
and then select “Templates” using the
or
keys.
2
Press the
key.
The last template used is displayed.
3
Select a template using the
4
Press the
key.
The Style screen is displayed.
5
Select an attribute using the
or
keys, and then
set a value for that attribute using the
or
keys.
Using Auto-Format Layouts
or
keys.
Press the
key.
The Bar Code Setup screen is displayed.
7
Select an attribute using the
or
keys, and then
set a value for that attribute using the
or
keys.
z EDITING A LABEL
6
The "C-Digit" attribute is only available for the
CODE39, I-2/5 and CODABAR protocols.
8
Press the
key.
The template text entry screen is displayed.
Caps mode can be used when entering text.
9
Enter the text and then press the
key.
Repeat this for each text field.
After all text fields are entered, the print menu is
displayed when the
key is pressed.
10
Select "Print" using the
or
keys and then press the
key to print the label.
• Select "Edit" to change the text data or style settings.
• Select "Quit" to exit the Auto-Format function.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• On the Style and Bar Code Setup screens, press the
attribute to the default value.
• Refer to the Templates table for a list of available templates.
key to change the selected
1
2
• If the width of the current tape cassette does not match the set width for the selected layout,
an error message is displayed when you try to print or preview the label. Press the
key or
any other key to clear the error message, and insert a tape cassette of the correct width.
• If the number of characters entered exceeds the limit, an error message is displayed when the
key is pressed. Press the
key or any other key to clear the error message, and edit the
text using fewer characters.
• When using the Auto-Format function the label is cut with a margin on the left and right ends
regardless of the current Tape Cutting Option setting (refer to page 47).
3
4
5
6
7
„ Preview and print options for templates
• When the print menu is displayed, press the
key to preview the label layout.
• To print the label directly from the Preview screen, press the
key.
• To print multiple copies, sequentially numbered copies, or a mirror image of the label,
with the print menu displayed hold down the
key and press the
key to display
the Print Options menu.
Using Auto-Format Layouts
8
9
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EDITING A LABEL
zTemplatesz
Attribute
Value
Binder Spine
Details
(0.70" x 10.0" [18 mm x 254 mm])
File Tab
(0.47" x 3.5" [12 mm x 89 mm])
Hanging Folder
(0.47" x 1.7" [12 mm x 45 mm])
Asset Tag
(0.70" x 2.7" [18 mm x 70 mm])
Bin Box
(0.70" x 3.0" [18 mm x 76 mm])
Template Name
Equipment Label
(0.70" x 2.2" [18 mm x 58 mm])
Faceplate (VRT)
(0.47" x 2.7" [12 mm x 70 mm])
Cable Wrap
(0.70" x 1.5" [18 mm x 39 mm])
Name Badge 1
(0.70" x 2.2" [18 mm x 58 mm])
Name Badge 2
(0.47" x 2.7" [12 mm x 70 mm])
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Using Auto-Format Layouts
z EDITING A LABEL
Using Block Layouts
1
Press the
key to display the Auto-Format screen,
and then select “Block Layouts” using the
or
keys.
2
Press the
key to display the Tape Width screen,
and then select a tape width using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
key.
When the tape width has not changed, the last block
layout selected is displayed. When the tape width has
changed, the default layout for the new tape width is
displayed.
4
Select a block layout using the
5
Press the
key.
The Style screen is displayed.
6
Select an attribute using the
or
keys, and then
set a value for that attribute using the
or
keys.
Press the
the default value.
7
or
keys.
1
key to set the selected attribute to
2
3
Press the
key.
The block layout text entry screen is displayed.
4
Caps mode can be used when entering text.
8
Enter text and then press the
key.
Repeat for each text field.
After all text fields are completed, press the
to display the print menu.
5
6
7
key
8
9
Using Auto-Format Layouts
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EDITING A LABEL
9
Select Print using the
or
keys and then press the
key to print the label.
• Select "Edit" to change the text data or style settings.
• Select "Change Layout" to use a different layout.
• Select "Quit" to exit the Auto-Format function.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Refer to the Block Layouts table for a list of available block layouts.
• The “Clear All Text?” message is displayed when the
key is pressed while entering text.
Press the
key to delete all text, or press the
key to not delete the text.
• If the width of the current tape cassette does not match the set width for the selected layout,
an error message is displayed when you try to print or preview the label. Press the
key or
any other key to clear the error message, and insert a tape cassette of the correct width.
• If the number of characters entered exceeds the limit, an error message is displayed when the
key is pressed. Press the
key or any other key to clear the error message, and edit the
text using fewer characters.
• When using the Auto-Format function the label is cut with a margin on the left and right ends
regardless of the current Tape Cutting Option setting (refer to page 47).
„ Preview and print options in block layouts
• When the print menu is displayed, press the
key to preview the label layout.
• To print the label directly from the Preview screen, press the
key.
• To print multiple copies, sequentially numbered copies, or a mirror image of the label,
with the print menu displayed hold down the
key and press the
key to display
the Print Options menu.
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Using Auto-Format Layouts
Attribute
Value
Details
2 Line A
z EDITING A LABEL
zBlock Layoutsz
2 Line B
3 Line
Block layout
(0.70" [18 mm]
tape)
1+2 Line A
1+2 Line B
1+3 Line
1+4 Line
1+5 Line
1
2 Line A
2
Block layout
(0.47" [12 mm]
tape)
2 Line B
3
4
3 Line
5
1+2 Line
6
7
8
9
Using Auto-Format Layouts
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EDITING A LABEL
Attribute
Value
2 Line A
Block layout
(0.35" [9 mm]
tape)
2 Line B
1+2 Line
Block layout
(0.23" [6 mm]
tape)
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Using Auto-Format Layouts
1+2 Line
Details
LABEL PRINTING
Using the Preview function you can check the layout of the label before printing it onto
the label.
1
Press the
key.
An image of the label is displayed on the screen.
The length of the label is shown in the lower-right
corner of the screen.
Press the
or
keys to scroll the preview to the left
or right.
Press the
or
keys to change the magnification of the preview.
z LABEL PRINTING
Label Preview
• Press the
key to return to the text entry screen.
key and press the
or
• To scroll the preview to the left or right end, hold down the
keys.
• To print the label directly from the preview screen, press the
key or open the Print menu
and select a print option. Refer to "Printing a Label" below for details.
• The print preview is a generated image of the label, and may differ from the actual label when
printed.
Printing a Label
After entering the text and formatting the label, you are ready to print your label. In
addition to printing a single copy of a label, your P-touch has several printing features
that allow you to print multiple copies of a label, sequentially numbered labels and
mirror-printed labels.
• Do not pull the label coming out of the tape exit slot. Doing so will cause the ink ribbon
to be discharged with the tape.
• Do not block the tape exit slot during printing or when feeding tape. Doing so will cause the
tape to jam.
• Be sure to check that there is enough tape remaining when printing several labels
continuously. If tape is running low, set fewer copies or print labels one at a time.
• Striped tape indicates the end of the tape cassette. If this appears during printing, press the
key to turn the P-touch off. Continuing printing may cause damage.
Printing a Single Copy
1
Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for printing.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Label Preview
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LABEL PRINTING
2
Press the
key.
The message shown on the right is displayed while
the label is being printed.
To stop printing, press the
key to turn off the P-touch.
• When the battery is low the message “Recharge Battery!” appears after printing. Recharge the
battery before continuing printing, or connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch to
continue printing.
• There are several other messages that may appear when you press the
key. Refer to “Error
Messages” on page 58 and check the meaning of any messages that appear.
Printing Multiple Copies
Using this function you can print up to 99 copies of the same label.
1
Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for printing.
2
Hold down the
key and press the
key to
display the print options screen, and then select
“Copies” using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
key to display the Copies screen, and
then select the number of copies to be printed using
the
or
keys, or type the number using the
number keys.
Hold down the
or
keys to change the number of
copies in increments of 5.
4
Press the
key.
The message shown on the right is displayed while
the labels are being printed.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Unless set otherwise, the tape is automatically cut after each copy is printed. Refer to “Tape
Cutting Options” on page 47 to change this setting.
• The figures shown on the screen during printing indicate the “count / number of copies set”.
• Pressing the
key when setting the number of copies resets the value to 1, the
default.
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Printing a Label
Using the numbering function you can create a set of sequentially numbered labels
from a single label format.
1
Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for printing.
2
Hold down the
key and press the
key to
display the print options screen, and then select
“Number” using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
key.
The numbering start point screen is displayed.
z LABEL PRINTING
Auto-numbering Labels
To apply auto-numbering to a bar code, select the bar code
here. After selecting the bar code you will be prompted to
enter the number of labels to be printed (step 6).
4
Move the cursor to the first character to be
incremented in the numbering sequence and press
the
key.
The numbering end point screen is displayed.
5
Move the cursor to the last character to be
incremented in the numbering sequence and press
the
key.
The number of labels to be printed is displayed.
6
Select the number of labels to be printed using the
or
keys, or type the number using the number
keys.
1
2
Hold down the
or
keys to change the number of
labels in increments of 5.
7
3
Press the
key.
The labels are printed.
As each label is printed the number of copies printed
is shown.
4
5
6
7
8
9
Printing a Label
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LABEL PRINTING
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Unless set otherwise, the tape is automatically cut after each copy is printed. Refer to “Tape
Cutting Options” on page 47 to change this setting.
• The figures shown on the screen during printing indicate the “count / number of copies”.
• Pressing the
key when selecting the number of copies resets the value to 1, the
default.
• Auto-numbering can also be applied to bar codes. When a bar code contains an autonumbering sequence, no other fields in the label can contain an auto-numbering sequence.
• The auto-number portion of the label is incremented after each label is printed.
• Only one auto-numbering sequence can be used in a label.
• Any symbols or other non-alphanumeric characters in the auto-numbering sequence are
ignored.
• An auto-numbering sequence can only contain a maximum of five characters.
• Letters and numbers increase as shown below:
Î 1
...9 Î 0 Î ...
0
...Z Î A Î ...
A Î B
Î b
...z Î a Î ...
a
A0 Î A1 ...A9 Î B0 Î ...
Spaces (shown as underlines “_” in the example below) can be used to adjust the spacing
between characters or to control the number of digits that are printed.
_9 Î 10 ...99 Î 00 Î ...
_Z Î AA ...ZZ Î AA Î ...
1_9 Î 2_0 ...9_9Î 0_0 Î ...
Mirror Printing
Using the mirror printing function you can create labels with the text printed in reverse
so that they can be read from the opposite side when attached to glass or other
transparent material.
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1
Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for printing.
2
Hold down the
key and press the
key to
display the print options screen, and then select
“Mirror” using the
or
key.
3
Press the
key.
The message “Mirror Print?” is displayed
Printing a Label
Press the
key.
The message shown on the right is displayed while
the label is being printed.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Text should be printed on clear tape when using the mirror printing function.
• The copy and auto-numbering functions cannot be used together with the mirror printing
function.
z LABEL PRINTING
4
Tape Cutting Options
The tape cutting options allow you to specify how the tape is fed and cut when printing
labels. In particular, the “Chain” and “No Cut” options greatly reduce the amount of
wasted tape by using smaller margins and eliminating blank sections cut between
labels.
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, and then
select “Cut Option” using the
or
keys.
2
Press the
key to display the Cut Option menu,
and then select an option using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
1
key to apply the settings.
New settings are NOT applied if you do not press the
key.
2
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Refer to the Tape Cutting table for a list of all available settings.
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
Tape Cutting Options
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LABEL PRINTING
zTape Cuttingz
Setting
Description
Margin L
Automatically cuts the tape after each label is
printed. The labels have a 0.94" (24 mm)
margin on the left and right ends.
Margin S
Chain
No Cut
Example
ABC
ABC
0.94"
0.94"
(24 mm) (24 mm)
• When printing labels one at a time:
0.89" (22.5 mm)
Automatically cuts a piece of blank tape
ABC
ABC
before printing the label, and then cuts the
tape after the label is printed.
0.16"
0.16"
(4 mm) (4 mm)
• When printing several labels continuously:
Automatically cuts a piece of blank tape
before printing the first label, and then cuts
the tape after each label is printed.
• The labels have a 0.16" (4 mm) margin on
the left and right ends.
• When printing labels one at a time:
0.89" (22.5 mm)
Automatically cuts a piece of blank tape
before printing the label, and then does not
ABC ABC
cut the tape after the label is printed.
0.16"
0.16"
• When printing several labels continuously:
(4 mm) (4 mm)
Automatically cuts a piece of blank tape
before printing the first label, and then cuts
the tape after each label is printed.
• The labels have a 0.16" (4 mm) margin on
the left and right ends.
• The tape is not fed and cut after the last
label is printed.
• Use this setting to print a strip of labels with
no cuts in between.
ABC ABC
• Using the "Cut" key will feed and cut the last
1.04"
0.31"
label printed.
(26.5 mm) (8 mm)
• When using Fabric Iron-On Tapes, Extra Strength Adhesive Tapes or any other special tapes,
set "No Cut" to prevent the cutter from cutting the tape. Leave adequate space between labels
when creating and printing them, and then use scissors to cut the tape in the space between the
labels.
• The tape is not cut after the last label is printed when “Chain” or “No Cut” is set. Press the
key to feed and cut tape automatically, or cut the tape manually if you are using tape that
cannot be cut by the cutter.
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Tape Cutting Options
1
If necessary, trim the printed label to the desired shape and length using scissors,
etc.
2
Peel the backing from the label.
3
Position the label and then press firmly from top to bottom with your finger to
attach the label.
z LABEL PRINTING
Attaching Labels
• The backing of some types of tapes may be pre-cut to make it easier to peel the backing.
• Labels may be difficult to attach to surfaces that are wet, dirty, or uneven. The labels may peel
off easily from these surfaces.
• Be sure to read the instructions provided with Fabric Iron-On Tapes, Extra Strength Adhesive
Tapes or other special tapes and observe all precautions noted in the instructions.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Attaching Labels
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USING THE FILE MEMORY
You can store up to ten of your most frequently used labels in the file memory. Each
label is stored as a file, allowing you to quickly and easily recall your label when needed
again.
• When the file memory is full, each time you save a file you will need to overwrite one of your
stored files.
• Labels created using the Auto-Format function cannot be stored in the memory.
• You will lose your stored files if the AC adapter is disconnected and the battery charge runs
out.
Storing a Label into Memory
1
After entering the text and formatting the label, press
the
key to display the Tools menu, and then select
“File” using the
or
keys.
2
Press the
key to display the File screen, and the
select “Save” using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
key.
A file number is displayed.
4
Select a file number using the
or
key, and then
press the
key to save the label under the
selected file number.
The file is saved and the screen returns to the text
entry screen.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• Up to 153 characters can be saved in one file, depending on the number of lines. However,
there is a maximum of 459 characters for the total number of characters saved in up to 10 files.
Text and layout formatting data is also saved in the file.
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Storing a Label into Memory
z USING THE FILE MEMORY
Opening a Stored Label File
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, and then
select “File” using the
or
keys.
2
Press the
key to display the File screen, and
then select “Open” using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
key.
The file number of a stored label is displayed.
The label text is also displayed to identify the label.
Only file numbers of files with label data stored are
displayed.
4
Select a file number using the
or
key, and then
press the
key to open the selected file.
The file is opened and displayed on the text entry
screen.
• Press the
key to return to the previous step.
• The message “No Files!” is displayed when there are no files stored in memory.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Opening a Stored Label File
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USING THE FILE MEMORY
Deleting a Stored Label File
1
Press the
key to display the Tools menu, and then
select “File” using the
or
keys.
2
Press the
key to display the File screen, and
then select “Delete” using the
or
keys.
3
Press the
key.
The file number of a stored label is displayed.
The label text is also displayed to identify the label.
Only file numbers of files with label data stored are
displayed.
4
Select a file number using the
or
press the
key.
The message “Delete?” is displayed.
5
Press the
key to delete the file.
The file is deleted and the screen returns to the text entry screen.
key, and then
• Press the
key to cancel deleting the file and return to the previous screen.
• The message "No Files!" is displayed when there are no files stored in memory.
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Deleting a Stored Label File
MAINTAINING YOUR P-touch
You can reset the internal memory of your P-touch when you want to clear all saved
label files, or in the event the P-touch is not behaving normally.
1
With the power turned off, hold down the
and
keys and press the
The P-touch turns on with the internal memory reset.
Release the
key.
key before releasing the other keys.
z MAINTAINING YOUR P-touch
Resetting the P-touch
All text, format settings, option settings and stored label files are cleared when you reset the
P-touch.
Maintenance
Your P-touch should be cleaned on a regular basis to maintain its performance and life
span. We recommend that you clean it at least once every month.
Always turn the P-touch off before cleaning.
Cleaning the Main Unit
Wipe any dust and marks from the main unit using a soft, dry cloth.
Use a slightly dampened cloth on difficult to remove marks.
1
Do not use paint thinner, benzene, alcohol or any other organic solvent. These may deform the
case or damage the appearance of your P-touch.
2
3
Cleaning the Print Head
4
Streaks or poor quality characters in printed labels
generally indicates that the print head is dirty. Clean
the print head using a cotton swab or optional print
head cleaning cassette (TZe-CL4).
• Do not touch the print head directly with your
bare hands.
• Refer to the instructions provided with the print
head cleaning cassette for directions on how to
use it.
5
6
7
8
Print head
9
Resetting the P-touch
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MAINTAINING YOUR P-touch
Cleaning the Tape Cutter
Tape adhesive can build up on the cutter blade
after repeated use, taking the edge off the blade
which may result in the tape jamming in the cutter.
• About once every year, wipe the cutter blade
using a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
• Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your
bare hands.
Cleaning the Charging Terminals
Wipe the charging terminals using a soft, dry cloth or cotton swab.
Charging terminals
• Clean terminals at least once every month.
• Always unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet before cleaning the terminals.
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Maintenance
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Solution
The screen ‘locks’, or Refer to “Resetting the P-touch” on page 53 and reset the
the P-touch does not internal memory to the initial settings. If resetting the P-touch
respond normally.
does not solve the problem, disconnect the AC adapter and
remove the rechargeable battery for more than 5 minutes.
The display remains
Is the AC adapter connected Check that the AC adapter
blank after turning on correctly?
designed exclusively for
the power.
your P-touch is connected
correctly.
Are you using the correct AC Make sure that you are using
adapter?
the AC adapter designed
exclusively for your P-touch
(included in package).
Is the rechargeable battery Remove and re-fit the
fitted correctly?
rechargeable battery.
Is the rechargeable battery The battery’s charge may be
charged sufficiently?
low. Charge the battery.
(The battery’s charge may
run low even when you are
not using the P-touch.)
The battery cannot be Is the AC adapter connected Check that the AC adapter is
charged.
to the battery charger
connected to the battery
correctly?
charger correctly.
Are the charging terminals
If they are not clean, turn off
clean?
the P-touch and wipe the
charging terminals with a dry
cloth or cotton swab.
z TROUBLESHOOTING
What to do when...
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
What to do when...
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
The label is not
Has text been entered?
printed after pressing
the
key.
Is the tape cassette installed
correctly, and is there
enough tape remaining?
The label is not
printed correctly.
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What to do when...
Solution
A label will not be printed if
there is no text entered.
Check that the tape cassette
is installed correctly, and
that there is enough tape
remaining.
Is the end of the tape bent? If bent, cut the bent section
of tape with scissors and
thread the tape through the
tape exit slot correctly.
Is the tape jammed?
If jammed, remove the tape
cassette, carefully pull out
the jammed tape, and then
cut the tape with scissors.
Check that the end of the
tape passes through the
tape guide, and reinstall the
tape cassette.
Is the tape cassette installed When installing a cassette,
correctly?
press firmly until it clicks into
place.
Is the print head clean?
If not, clean the print head
using a cotton swab or
optional print head cleaning
cassette (TZe-CL4).
Is Cut Option set to Chain or When these options are set,
No Cut?
the tape is not fed after
printing the label. Check the
Cut Option setting, or press
the
key to feed and cut
the tape.
Is the rechargeable battery If the message “Recharge
charged sufficiently?
Battery!” is displayed,
charge the battery.
Cause
Solution
Is the ink ribbon in the tape
cassette loose, or did you
pull on the label coming out
of the tape exit slot?
If the ink ribbon is broken
replace the tape cassette. If
not, leave the tape uncut and
remove the tape cassette,
then wind the loose ink
ribbon onto the spool as
shown in the figure.
z TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
The ink ribbon is
separated from the
ink roller.
Spool
The P-touch stops
while printing a label.
The label is not cut
automatically.
Label files saved
previously are now
empty.
Is there enough tape
remaining in the tape
cassette?
The striped tape indicates
you have reached the end of
the tape. Replace the tape
cassette when the striped
tape appears.
Is the battery low and the AC Load the battery or connect
adapter not connected?
the AC adapter directly to
the P-touch.
Is Cut Option set to Chain or When these options are set,
No Cut?
the tape is not fed after
printing the label. Check the
Cut Option setting, or press
the
key to feed and cut
the tape.
Have the battery and AC
All data stored in the internal
adapter been disconnected? memory is lost if the battery
and AC adapter are
disconnected for longer than
five minutes.
Is the battery charged?
All data stored in the internal
memory is lost if the battery
runs down.
Have you used the Reset
The reset function clears all
function?
data stored in the internal
memory, including label
files.
What to do when...
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Error Messages
When an error message appears on the display, follow the directions provided below.
Press any key to clear the error message.
Message
Cause/Remedy
The rechargeable battery is running low. Charge the battery
or connect the AC adapter before continuing.
An incompatible AC adapter is connected. Use only the AC
adapter designed exclusively for the rechargeable battery
provided with your P-touch.
The tape cutter is closed when you try to print or feed tape.
Turn the P-touch off and then on again before continuing.
When tape is tangled in the cutter, remove the tape.
There is no text, symbols or bar code data entered when you
try to print or preview a label. Enter data before continuing.
There is no tape cassette installed when you try to print or
preview a label, or feed tape. Install a tape cassette before
continuing.
The tape cassette is changed while printing, etc. Make sure
the correct tape cassette is inserted before printing.
There are already five lines of text when you press the
key. Limit the number of lines to five.
There are already three lines of text when you press the
or
key while using 0.47" (12 mm) tape. Limit the number
of lines to three.
There are already two lines of text when you press the
or
key while using 0.35" or 0.23" (9 mm or 6 mm) tape. Limit
the number of lines to two.
The maximum number of characters have already been
entered. Edit the text and use fewer characters.
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Error Messages
Cause/Remedy
The length of the label to be printed using the text entered is
longer than 39.37" (1 m). Edit the text so that the length of the
label is less than 39.37" (1 m).
An 0.70" (18 mm) tape cassette is not installed when an AutoFormat for 0.70" (18 mm) tape is selected. Install an 0.70"
(18 mm) tape cassette.
z TROUBLESHOOTING
Message
A 0.47" (12 mm) tape cassette is not installed when an AutoFormat for 0.47" (12 mm) tape is selected. Install a 0.47"
(12 mm) tape cassette.
A 0.35" (9 mm) tape cassette is not installed when an AutoFormat for 0.35" (9 mm) tape is selected. Install a 0.35"
(9 mm) tape cassette.
A 0.23" (6 mm) tape cassette is not installed when an AutoFormat for 0.23" (6 mm) tape is selected. Install a 0.23"
(6 mm) tape cassette.
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The maximum number of characters for the selected layout
have already been entered. Edit the text to use fewer
characters or use a different layout.
The value entered for the tape length is invalid. Enter a valid
value for the tape length.
The tape length set using the "Fixed" tape length setting is
shorter than the total length of the left and right margins
applied for the "Margin L" cutting option. Select a different
cutting option.
Error Messages
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Message
Cause/Remedy
The length of the label to be printed using the text entered is
longer than the length setting. Edit the text to fit within the set
length or change the length setting.
There are no files stored in the internal memory when you try
to open or delete a file. Save a label file first.
There is not enough internal memory available when you try
to save a label file. Delete any unnecessary files to make
more memory available for the new label file.
The result of the currency conversion exceeds 10 digits.
Enter a smaller value for conversion.
There is no exchange rate entered for the currency
conversion. Enter an exchange rate.
The bar code data entered is less than the minimum four
digits. Enter a minimum of four digits for the bar code data.
The number of digits entered in the bar code data does not
match the number of digits set in the bar code parameters.
Enter the correct number of digits.
The bar code data entered does not have the required start/
stop code (A, B, C, or D required at the beginning and end of
the bar code data for the CODABAR protocol). Enter the bar
code data correctly.
There is already a bar code entered in the text data when you
try to enter a new bar code. You can only use one bar code
in each label.
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Error Messages
APPENDIX
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Specifications
Main Unit
Item
Input Device (Keyboard)
Display
Display device
Character display
Printing
Print method
Print head
Print height
Print speed
Tape cassette
Tape cutter
No. of lines
Print direction
Continuous printing
Print preview
Cut and feed
Characters
Internal character
set:
Text buffer
Fonts
Character size
Character style
Character width
Text alignment
Specification
58-key, QWERTY layout keyboard
Dot matrix LCD
15 characters x 2 lines (48 dot x 128 dot)
Thermal printer
128 dot / 180 dpi (112 dots used)
0.62" (15.8 mm) max. (when using 0.70" (18 mm) tape)
Approx. 0.39" (10 mm) / sec.
Standard TZe tape cassette (0.23", 0.35", 0.47", 0.70"
[6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm] widths), HGe tape cassette
(0.35", 0.47", 0.70" [9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm] widths)
Built-in automatic cutter
0.70" (18 mm) tape : 1 - 5 lines; 0.47" (12 mm) tape : 1 - 3 lines
0.35" (9 mm) tape : 1 - 2 lines; 0.23" (6 mm) tape : 1 - 2 lines
Horizontal, Vertical
1 ~ 99 labels
Yes
Margin L, Margin S, Chain, No Cut
1
2
Total of 283 characters (62 alphanumeric, 103 symbols,
119 accented characters, note that one character appears
in both symbols and accented characters)
153 characters max.
Helsinki, Brussels, Florida, Belgium
L, M, S (Auto selection from 7 font sizes: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24,
36, 42 points)
Normal, Bold, Outline, Shadow, Italic, Vertical, Italic Bold,
Italic Outline, Italic Shadow, Vertical Bold, Vertical Outline,
Vertical Shadow
2, 1, 2/3, 1/2
Left, Centre, Right
Specifications
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APPENDIX
Item
Memory
Memory size
File storage
Other Features
Frame
Auto-Format
Screen contrast
Power Supply
Power supply
Auto Power-off
Size
Dimensions
Weight
Other
Operating
temperature /
humidity
Specification
Maximum 459 characters
Maximum 10 files
Total of 14 frame patterns (Including Underline)
Templates: 10
Block layouts: 0.70" (18 mm): 8, 0.47" (12 mm) : 4,
0.35" (9 mm) : 3, 0.23" (6 mm) : 1
5 levels (+2, +1, 0, -1, -2)
AC adapter (AD-18), rechargeable battery pack (BA-18R)
Battery: 5 min.*, AC adapter: 1 hour
*When using P-touch only. When connected to a PC, 5
min. with no operation, 1 hour after printing from PC.
5.87" (W) x 2.05" (D) x 4.82" (H)
[149 mm (W) x 52 mm (D) x 122.5 mm (H)]
1.28lb (580g) (without a tape cassette and battery
installed)
50 ~ 95°F / 20 ~ 80% humidity (without condensation)
Maximum wet bulb temperature: 80.6°F
Rechargeable battery
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Item
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Specification
Type
Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)
Dimensions
3.58" (W) x 0.81" (D) x 0.81" (H)
[90.9 mm (W) x 20.7 mm (D) x 20.7 mm (H)]
Weight
Approx. 0.2lb (90g)
Voltage
8.4 V, 500 mAh
Power consumption
Approx. 4 W (when charging)
Charging time
Approx. 2 hours
Specifications
INDEX
N
AC adapter ................................. 16, 19
Accented Character List ................... 28
accented characters ......................... 27
aligned .............................................. 31
Auto power-off time .......................... 21
new line .............................................24
B
Battery charger ................................. 12
C
Caps mode ................................. 13, 24
contrast ............................................. 22
cursor keys ....................................... 24
D
deleting
text and formatting ................... 25
text only .................................... 25
E
entering
accented characters ................. 27
symbols .................................... 25
text ........................................... 24
uppercase letter ....................... 24
F
Feed & Cut function .......................... 22
fonts ................................................. 29
formatting
character attributes .................. 29
label attributes .......................... 31
K
Keyboard .......................................... 13
L
length ............................................... 31
Line number ..................................... 13
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A
P
Power Supply ....................................16
R
rechargeable battery
charging ....................................17
installing ....................................16
replacing ....................................18
Return mark ......................................13
S
size ....................................................29
style ...................................................29
Symbol List ........................................26
symbols .............................................25
T
tape cassettes ...................................19
tape length ........................................13
text
entering and editing ...................24
lines ...........................................24
U
uppercase letter ................................24
1
W
2
width ..................................................29
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5
6
7
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