Brother pt2030 p touch manual

Brother pt2030 p touch manual

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing the P-touch labeler PT-2030.

Your new P-touch labeler is an easy to operate, feature packed labeling system that makes creating professional, high quality labels a breeze.

This manual contains various precautions and basic procedures for using this labeler. Read this manual carefully before using and keep in a handy place for future reference.

Compilation and Publication Notice

Under the supervision of Brother Industries, Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications.

The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.

If new versions of the PT-2030 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.

Any trade names and product names of companies appearing on Brother products, related documents and any other materials are all trademarks or registered trademarks of those respective companies.

 

Important Information

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Customer Service

1-877-BROTHER (877-276-8437)

 

Fax: (514) 685-4898

 

World Wide Web

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Supplies / Accessories www.brother.ca/

or 1-877-BROTHER

 

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Please record your model and serial number and your date and location of Purchase below for your records. Keep this information with your proof of purchase (bill of sale) in case your Product requires service.

 

Model #                                                                                         

 

Serial #                                                                                          

 

Date of purchase:                                                                           

 

Store where purchased:                                                                   

 

Location of store:                                                                            

 

Important: We recommend that you keep all original packing materials, in the event you ship this product.

                       How to use the P-touch labeler

  • Create a label with the P-touch labeler
  • GETTING STARTED

Prepare the P-touch labeler.      P. 10

 

 

2    CREATING A LABEL

In addition to entering text, the P-touch labeler has a large range of formatting options.

Create labels like these :

  • Entering and Editing
  1. 20
  • Entering Symbols. 22
  • Entering Accented
  1. 24
  • Using Auto-Format
  1. 31

 

 

 

3    LABEL PRINTING

 

  1. 41
Before printing, you can check the layout of your label using the preview function.

 

Create labels like these :

  1. 45

 

  • Printing from the Label
  1. 47

 

 

 

 

 

  • Printing from the Label Collection

Using the Label Collection function, labels can be created easily by selecting and then printing designs already built into the machine.

 

 

 

 

How to use the P-touch labeler

 

 

                                  Safety Precautions

To prevent injury and damage, important notes are explained using various symbols. The symbols and their meanings are as follows:

 

 WARNING Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injuries.
 CAUTION Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injuries.

 

The symbols used in this manual are as follows:

  Action NOT allowed   DO NOT disassemble the product.
  DO NOT splash the product with or immerse the product in water.   DO NOT touch a given portion of the product.
  Mandatory action Unplugging
  Safety alert   Alerts to the possibility of electrical shock

 

 

 

 

P-touch Labeler

WARNING

 

Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, electric shock, the risk of injury and/or damage.

 

DO NOT allow the printer to get wet in any way.

DO NOT touch any metal parts near the print head. The print head becomes very hot during use and remains very hot immediately after use. Do not touch it directly with your hands.

DO NOT disassemble the P-touch labeler. For inspection, adjustment, and repair of the printer, contact the retail outlet where the P-touch labeler was purchased or your local authorized service center.

Plastic bags are used in the packaging of your printer. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep these bags away from babies and children.

Disconnect the AC adapter and remove batteries immediately and stop using when you notice abnormal odor, heat, discoloration deformation or anything unusual while using or storing it.

To prevent damage, do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler.

 

 

DO NOT use the P-touch labeler with a foreign object in it. If water, metallic substance or any foreign object enters the P-touch labeler, disconnect the AC adapter and remove batteries, and contact the retail outlet where the P-touch labeler was purchased or your local authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

WARNING

 

Follow these guidelines to avoid liquid leakage, heat, rupture of the battery and cause personal injury.

DO NOT throw into fire, heat up, short-circuit, recharge, or disassemble the battery.

AC adapter

Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, damage, electric shock, failure or the risk of injury.

 

Always use the specified voltage (120V) and the suggested AC adapter. 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, adapter cord.

DO NOT connect the enclosed AC adapter , adapter cord to other products.

Unplug the AC adapter cord immediately and stop using the P- touch labeler during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

DO NOT touch the AC adapter or power plug with wet hands.

DO NOT use the AC adapter in places of high humidity such as bathrooms. DO NOT use a damaged adapter cord or power plug.

DO NOT place heavy objects on, damage or modify the adapter cord or plug. Do not forcibly bend or pull the adapter cord.

DO NOT drop, hit or otherwise damage the AC adapter.

Make sure that the plug is fully inserted in the power outlet. Do not use an outlet that is loose.

 

 

Tape Cutter

DO NOT touch the blade of the cutter unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Precautions

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

CAUTION

 

Follow these guidelines to avoid liquid leakage, heat or rupture of the battery .

 

DO NOT use old and new batteries together.

DO NOT mix alkaline batteries with other type batteries.

 

AC adapter

If you do not intend using the P-touch labeler for an extended period of time, please disconnect the AC adapter from the power outlet.

Tape Cutter

DO NOT set the positive and negative end in the wrong position.

Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the P-touch labeler for an extended period of time.

 

 

Always hold the AC adapter when disconnecting from the power outlet.

 

Follow these guidelines to avoid minor personal injury and damage to the labeler printer.

 

DO NOT open the tape compartment cover when operating the cutter unit.

P-touch Labeler

DO NOT apply excessive pressure to the cutter unit.

 

Follow these guidelines to avoid minor personal injury and damage to the P-touch

labeler.

 

Place the P-touch labeler on a flat, stable surface such as a desk.

DO NOT leave the P-touch labeler within reach of children with the tape compartment cover open.

DO NOT place any heavy objects on top of the P-touch labeler.

To prevent injuries, be careful not to put your fingers in the areas shown in the illustrations.

 

 

 

 

                                 General Precautions

  • DO NOT install this machine near any device that will cause electromagnetic This machine may malfunction if left near a television, radio, etc.
  • DO NOT use the P-touch labeler in any way or for any purpose not described in this Doing so may result in accidents or damage the machine.
  • DO NOT put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, or AC adapter connector ,
  • DO NOT touch the print head with your fingers.Use the optional print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4), the self-cleaning function of the printer or a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when cleaning the print head (refer to “Cleaning the Unit” on page ).
  • DO NOT clean the machine with alcohol or other organic Only use a soft, dry cloth.
  • DO NOT place the P-touch labeler in direct sunlight, near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to extremely high or low temperatures, high humidity, or dusty Standard operating temperature range: 50 to 95°F.
  • DO NOT leave any rubber or vinyl on the printer for an extended period of time, otherwise the printer may be
  • Depending on the environmental conditions and the applied settings, some characters or symbols may be difficult to
  • Use only Brother TZ tapes with this Do not use tapes that do not have the mark.
  • DO NOT pull or apply pressure to the tape in the Otherwise the tape cassette or printer may be damaged.
  • 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 attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the
  • We strongly recommend that you read this User’s Guide carefully before using your P-touch labeler, and then keep it nearby for future
  • 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 Before applying the label, check the environmental condition and the material.
  • DO NOT expose the tape cassettes to direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, or dust. Store tape cassettes in a cool, dark place. Use the tape cassettes soon after opening the tape cassette
  • Markings made with oil-based or water-based ink may be visible through a label affixed over To hide the markings, use two labels layered on top of each other or use a dark- colored label.
  • Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch labeler, or if the battery
  • When power is disconnected for more than two minutes, all text and format settings will be Any text files stored in the memory will also be cleared.
  • Note that Brother Industries, Ltd does not assume responsibility for any damage, etc. arising from failure to follow the precautions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Precautions

 

 

                          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 labeler more efficiently.

 

GETTING STARTED

 

                      Unpacking Your P-touch labeler

Check that the package contains the following before using your P-touch labeler.

 

 

P-touch labeler PT-2030                              Starter Tape Cassette

AC adapter                                                   User’s Guide

The plug may differ by countries.

 

                                 General Description

 

 

 

Unpacking Your P-touch labeler

 

 

Battery compartment cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC adaptor connector

Battery case

 

 

                             LCD Display & Keyboard

LCD Display

4        5       6      7     8        9                                      10

 

 

1

 

 

 

2         3

  1. Line number

Indicates line number within the label layout.

  1. Cursor

Characters are entered to the left of the cursor. Indicates the current data input position.

  1. Return mark

Indicates the end of a line of text.

  1. Caps mode

Indicates that the Caps mode is on.

 

  • ~8. Style guidance

Indicates the current font (5), character size (6), character style (7) and frame

(8) settings.

  1. Tape length

Indicates the tape length for the text entered.

  1. Cursor selection

Use the and keys to select menu items and the and  keys to change the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Names and Functions

 

 

 

  1. Power

The default language is “English”.

  1. Print

 

Turns the P-touch on and off.

  1. Cursor ( )

Moves the cursor in the direction of the arrow.

  1. OK

Selects the displayed option.

  1. Escape

Cancels the current command and returns the display to the data entry screen or the previous step.

  1. Label Collection

Enables label collections to be selected and printed.

  • Prints the current label design onto the
  • Opens the Print Options menu when used in combination with the Shift
  1. Preview
    • Displays a preview of the
    • Feeds 25 mm of blank tape when used in combination with the Shift
  2. File

Enables frequently used labels in the file memory to be printed, opened, saved, or deleted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCD Display & Keyboard

 

 

 

  1. Text
    • Enables character attributes for the label to be
    • Character attributes can be set for each line of the label when the Text menu is opened in combination with the Shift
  2. Label

Enables label attributes for the label to be set.

  1. Setup

Enables operating preferences (Bar Code, LCD Contrast, etc.) for the P-touch to be set.

  1. Clear

Clears all text entered, or all text and current label settings.

  1. Character
    • Use these keys to type letters or
    • Uppercase letters and symbols can be entered using these keys in combination with the Caps or Shift
  2. Caps

Turns Caps mode on and off.

  1. Shift

Use this key in combination with the letter and number keys to type uppercase letters or the symbols indicated on the number keys.

  1. Symbol

Use this to select and enter a symbol from a list of available symbols.

  1. Backspace

Deletes the character to the left of the cursor.

  1. Enter
    • Enters a new line when entering
    • Enters a new block when used in combination with the Shift
  2. Auto-Format

Enables labels to be created using pre-defined templates or block formats.

  1. Space
    • Enters a blank
    • Returns a setting to the default
  2. Accent

Use this to select and enter an accented character.

 

 

 

Battery

 

  • After making sure that the power is off, remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the If the batteries are already in the machine, remove them.

 

 

 

  • Insert six new AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), making sure that the positive (+) and negative (-) ends of the batteries match the positive (+) and negative (-) marks inside the battery

 

 

 

 

  • Attach the battery compartment cover by inserting the three hooks at the bottom into the slots on the

machine, then pushing down firmly until it snaps into place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the P-touch labeler for an extended period of time.

Power Supply

 

 

AC Adapter

Connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch labeler.

  • Insert the plug on the AC adapter cord into the connector marked DC IN 9-9.5V on the P-touch labeler.
  • Insert the AC adapter plug into a standard electrical outlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape cassettes of 3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm or 18 mm width can be used in your P-touch labeler. Use only Brother tape cassettes with the                                                                                mark.

 

1 Check that the end of the tape is not bent and that it passes through the tape guide. If the

tape is not passed through, pass it through the tape guide referring to the illustration.

End of tape

Tape guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inserting a Tape Cassette

 

 

 

  • Insert the tape cassette into the tape compartment, with the end of the tape

facing the machine’s tape exit slot, and press firmly until you hear a click.

 

 

 

  • Close the tape compartment

Tape exit slot

 

Make sure that the release lever is up when closing the

tape compartment cover. The tape compartment cover

cannot be closed if the release lever is pressed down.

 

 

 

 

                               Turning Power On/Off

Press the Power key to turn the P-touch labeler on. Press the Power key again to turn the P-touch labeler off.

lAuto Power-Off Timel
With AC adapter 5 minutes
With battery 5 minutes

 

 

 

Feed function

The Feed function feeds 25 mm of blank tape.

 

  • Hold down the Shift key and press the Preview
  • The message “Feeding .. Please Wait” appears while the tape is fed.

 

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”.

  • Press the Setup key to display the Setup menu, select “LCD Contrast” using the or key, and then press the OK or Enter
  • Select a contrast level using the or

The screen contrast changes each time you press the       or      key, allowing you

to set the most suitable contrast.

  • Press the OK or Enter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeding Tape

 

 

Language
  • Press the Setup key to display the Setup menu, select “Language” using the or key, and then press the OK or Enter
  • Select a language for menu commands and messages shown on the LCD display by using the or

The language can be selected from “Český”, “Dansk”, “Deutsch”, “English”, “Español”, “Français”, “Hrvatski”, “Italiano”, “Magyar”, “Nederlands”, “Norsk”, “Polski”, “Português”, “Română”, “Slovenski”, “Slovenský”, “Suomi”, “Svenska” or “Türkçe”.

  • Press the OK or Enter

 

 

Unit

 1

 

 2

 

 3

 

Press the Setup key to display the Setup menu, select “Unit” using the        or key, and then press the OK or Enter key.

Select a unit for dimensions shown on the LCD display by using the       or      key. Either “inch” or “mm” can be selected.

Press the OK or Enter key.

 

 

 

EDITING A LABEL

 

                            Entering and Editing Text

Entering Text from the Keyboard

The keyboard of your P-touch labeler can be used in the same way as a standard computer keyboard.

Adding a New Line

To end the current line of text and start a new line, press the Enter key. A return mark appears at the end of the line and the cursor moves to the start of the new line.

Adding a New Block

To create a new block of text/lines to the right of your current text, press the Enter key while holding down the Shift key. A  mark will appear at the end of the block and the cursor moves to the start of the new block.

Moving the Cursor
  • Press the ,     ,     or     key to move the cursor one space or
  • To move the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line, hold down the Shift

key and then press the       or     key.

  • To move the cursor to the very beginning or end of the text, hold down the Shift key and then press the or
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.

Inserting a Tab

To insert a tab space between the existing line of text, move the cursor where you wish to add a tab and press the Setup key to open the Setup menu, select “Tab” by using            or             keys, and then press the OK or Enter key. A mark appears to indicate the position which the tab space will be entered.

 

Entering and Editing Text

 

 

Deleting 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 Backspace key. The character to the left of the cursor is deleted each time the Backspace key is pressed.

  • Deleting all text at once

Use the Clear key to delete all text at once.

  • Using the or key, select “Text Only” to delete all text while retaining the current format settings, or select “Text & Format” to delete all text and format

 

  • Press the OK or Enter

All text is deleted. All format settings are also deleted

if Text & Format was selected.

 

 

 

In addition to the symbols available on the keyboard, there are various symbols (including international and extended ASCII characters) available with the symbol function.

To enter a symbol, use the Symbol function (see below).

Alternatively, hold down the Shift key and then press a key on the keyboard to enter the symbol printed on the selected key’s upper-right corner.

Entering Symbols Using the Symbol Function
  • Press the Symbol

A list of symbol categories and symbols in that category is displayed.

 

  • Select a symbol category (Punctuation, Business, Mathematics, ) using the or key or by pressing the Symbol key repeatedly, and then select a symbol using the or             key.
  • Press the OK or Enter

The selected symbol is inserted into the line of text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entering Symbols

 

lSymbol Listl

 

Category Symbols

 

Punctuation
Business  

 

Mathematics  

 

Brackets  

 

Arrows  

 

Unit  

 

International  

 

Number  

 

Pictograph  

 

Electrical  

 

Audio_Visual  

 

 

 

Signs  

 

Communication  

 

Vehicle  

 

Sports  

 

Nature  

 

Others  

 

 

 

 

The P-touch labeler can display and print a set of accented characters such as other language specific characters.

  • Enter the character you wish to change to an accented character.

 

  • Press the Accent

The character you entered will change to an accented character.

  • Press the Accent key repeatedly until the desired accented character is selected, or select it by using the or

 

  • Press the OK or Enter

The selected accented character is inserted into the line of text.

 

lAccented Character Listl

 

Character Accented Characters

 

Character Accented Characters

 

a n
A   N  
c   o  
C   O  
d   r  
D   R  
e   s  
E   S  
g   t  
G   T  
i   u  
I   U  
k   y  
K   Y  
l   z  
L   Z  

 

Entering Accented Characters

 

 

Setting Character Attributes by Label

Using the Text key, you can select a font and apply size, width, style, line, and alignment attributes.

  • Press the Text

The current settings are displayed.

  • Select an attribute using the or      key, and then set a value for that attribute using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter key to apply the settings.

 

 

Setting Character Attributes by Each Line

When a label consists two or more lines of text, you can set different value of character attributes (font, size, width, style, line and alignment) for each line.

Move the cursor to the line you wish to change the character attribute by using the or key. Next, press

the Text key while holding down Shift key to display the attributes. (    on the screen indicates that you are now applying the attribute for that specific line only.)

 

 

 

 

lSetting Optionsl
Attribute Value

HEL

(Helsinki)

Result

 

 

 

 

 

Font

BRU

(Brussels)

 
FLO

(Florida)

 
CAL

(Calgary)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size

 

Auto

When Auto is selected, the text is

automatically adjusted to print in the largest size available for each tape width.

42pt  
36pt  
24pt  
18pt  
12pt  
9pt  
6pt  

 

Attribute Value

 

x2

Result

 

 

 

 

 

 

Width

x1  
x2/3  
x1/2  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Style

Normal  
BLD

(Bold)

 
OUT

(Outline)

 
SHD

(Shadow)

 
SLD

(Solid)

 
ITL

(Italic)

 
I+BLD

(Italic Bold)

 
I+OUT

(Italic Outline)

 
I+SHD

(Italic Shadow)

 
I+SLD

(Italic Solid)

 
VRT

(Vertical)

 

 

 

 

Attribute Value

 

Off

Result

 

 

 

 

Line

UND

(Underline)

 
STR

(Strikeout)

 
 

 

 

 

Align (Alignment)

Left  
Center  
Right  
Just (Justify)  

Setting Auto Fit Style

When “Size” is set to “Auto” and “Length” is set to a specific length, you can select the way of reducing the text size to fit within the label length.

When “Text Size” is selected, the total text size is modified to fit within the label. When “Text Width” is selected, the text width will be reduced to the size of x1/2 setting. (If further size reduction is required to fit the text into the selected label length, the total text size will be modified after reducing the text width to x1/2 setting.)

  • Press the Setup key to display the Setup menu, Select “Auto Fit Style” using the or key, and then press the OK or Enter

The Auto Fit Style screen is displayed.

  • Select the style using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter key to apply the setting.

 

 

 

Using the Label key, you can create a label with a frame around the text and specify the label length and tab length. (Refer to “Setting Margin” on page 45.)

  • Select an attribute using the or key, and then set a value for that attribute using the                      or

 

  • Press the OK or Enter key to apply the settings.

 

lFramesl

 

Attribute Value

 

Off

Result

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frame

 

1

 
 

2

 
 

3

 

 

 

 

Attribute Value

 

4

Result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frame

 

5

 
 

6

 
 

7

 
 

8

 
 

9

 
 

10

 
 

11

 
 

12

 
 

13

 
 

14

 
 

15

 
 

16

 
 

Length

The length of the label can be set within the range 30 mm – 300 mm. When Auto is selected, the length of the label is automatically adjusted based on the amount of text entered.
Tab Length The length of the tab can be set within the range 0 mm – 100 mm. The default setting is 50mm.

 

Setting Label Attributes

 

 

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 the templates or block layouts, enter the text and apply formatting as desired.

Using Templates – Example creating an Asset Tag
  • Press the Auto-Format key to display the Auto-Format screen, and then select “Templates” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter

The last template used is displayed.

  • Select a template using the or

 

  • Press the OK or Enter

The Bar Code Setup screen is displayed.

 

  • Select an attribute using the or key, and then set a value for that attribute using the                      or

 

  • Press the OK or Enter

The template text entry screen is displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Select “Print” using the       or      key and then press the OK or Enter key to print the label.

 

 

 

 

lTemplatesl

 

Attribute Value

 

Binder Spine

Details

 

(18 mm x 219 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Template Name

 

File Folder Tab

 

(12 mm x 82 mm)

Divider Tab (Hanging Folder)  

(12 mm x 42 mm)

 

Asset Tag

 

(18 mm x 70 mm)

 

Attribute Value

 

Bin Box

Details

 

(18 mm x 76 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Template Name

 

Equipment Label

 

(18 mm x 58 mm)

 

Faceplate (VRT)

 

(12 mm x 70 mm)

 

Cable Wrap

 

(18 mm x 39 mm)

 

Address Label

 

(18 mm x 70 mm)

 

Name Badge 1

 

(18 mm x 72 mm)

 

Name Badge 2

 

(12 mm x 72 mm)

 

CD Case Spine 1

 

(6 mm x 113 mm)

 

CD Case Spine 2

 

(3.5 mm x 113 mm)

 

VHS Spine

 

(18 mm x 140 mm)

 

MiniDV Spine

 

(9 mm x 42 mm)

 

 

 

 

Using Block Layouts

  • Press the Auto-Format key to display the Auto-Format screen, and then select “Block Layouts” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter key to display the Tape Width screen, and then select a tape width using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter

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.

  • Select a block layout using the or
  • Select an attribute using the or     key, and then set a value for that attribute using the                   or
  • Press the OK or Enter

The block layout text entry screen is displayed.

 

 

9 Select “Print” using the        or     key and then press the OK or Enter to print the label.

 

 

 

 

 

lBlock Layoutsl

 

Attribute Value

 

2LineA

Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block layout (18 mm tape)

 

2LineB

 
 

3Line

 
 

1+2LineA

 
 

1+2LineB

 
 

1+3Line

 
 

1+4Line

 
 

1+5Line

 

 

 

 

Attribute Value

 

2LineA

Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block layout (12 mm tape)

 

2LineB

 
 

3Line

 
 

1+2Line

 
 

 

 

Block layout (9 mm tape)

 

2LineA

 
 

2LineB

 
 

1+2Line

 
Block layout (6 mm tape)  

1+2Line

 

 

 

Using the Bar Code function you can create labels with one dimensional 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.

Setting Bar Code Parameters
  • Press the Setup key to display the Setup menu, select “Bar Code Setup” using the or             key, and then press the OK or Enter

The Bar Code Setup screen is displayed.

  • Select an attribute using the or      key, and then set a value for that attribute using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter key to apply the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

lBar Code Settingsl

 

Attribute Value

CODE39, CODE128, EAN-8, EAN-13,

GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), UPC-A, UPC-E, I-2/5 (ITF), CODABAR

 

Protocol

Width Small
Large
Under# (characters printed below bar code) On
Off
 

C.Digit (check digit)

Off
On

(only available for the CODE39, I-2/5 and CODABAR protocols)

Entering Bar Code Data

  • Press the Setup key to display the Setup menu, select “Bar Code Input” using the or keys, and then press the OK or Enter The Bar Code Input screen

is displayed.

 

  • Type in the bar code data.

Special characters can be entered in the bar code

when using the CODE39, CODABAR, CODE128 or GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128) protocols. When not using special characters, go to step 5.

  • Press the Symbol

A list of characters available for the current protocol is displayed.

 

5 Press the OK or Enter key to insert the bar code in the label.

The bar code is displayed on the text entry screen.

 

 

lSpecial Character Listl

CODE39                                                       CODABAR

 

 

 

 

CODE128, GS1-128 (UCC / EAN-128)

Code Special Character

(SPACE)

Code Special Character

 

Code Special Character

DC3

0 24 48
1   25   49 DC4
2   26   50 NAK
3   27   51 SYN
4   28 NUL 52 ETB
5   29   53 CAN
6   30 SOH 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    
Editing and Deleting a Bar Code
  • To edit the bar code data position the cursor beneath the bar code mark on the data entry screen and then open the Bar Code Input Refer to “Entering Bar Code Data” on page 38.
  • To edit the “Width” and “Under#” settings on a bar code already placed on the screen, position the cursor beneath the bar code mark on the data entry screen and then open the Bar Code Setup Refer to “Setting Bar Code Parameters” on page 37.
  • To delete a bar code from a label, position the cursor to the right of the bar code mark on the data entry screen and press the Backspace

 

 

LABEL PRINTING

Using the Preview function you can check the layout of the label before printing.

1 Press the Preview 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             key to scroll the preview to the left or right.

Press the       or      key to change the magnification of the preview.

 

 

Labels can be printed once text entry and formatting is complete. Printing options include single and multiple copies, sequential numbering and mirror-printing.

 

 

 

 

Printing a Single Copy
  • Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for
  • Press the Print “Printing…Copies” is displayed while the labels are being printed.

 

 

 

 

 

Printing Multiple Copies

Using this function you can print up to 9 copies of the same label.

  • Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for
  • Hold down the Shift key and press the Print key to display the print options screen, and then select “Copies” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter key to display the Copies screen, and then select the number of copies to be printed using the or key, or type the number using the number
  • Press the OK or Enter “Printing…Copies” is displayed while the labels are being printed.

 

 

 

 

Auto-numbering Labels

Using the numbering function you can create a set of sequentially numbered labels from a single label format.

  • Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for
  • Hold down the Shift key and press the Print key to display the print options screen, and then select “Numbering” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter

The numbering start point screen is displayed.

 

  • Move the cursor to the first character to be incremented in the numbering sequence and press the OK or Enter

The numbering end point screen is displayed.

 

  • Select the number of labels to be printed using the

or      key, or type the number using the number key.

 

  • Press the OK or Enter

The labels are printed.

As each label is printed the number of copies printed is shown.

 

 

Printing a Label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters and numbers increase as shown below:

0     è 1       …9   è 0    è …

A     è B       …Z è A   è …

a      è b       …z   è a    è …

A0 è A1    …A9 è B0 è …

Spaces (shown as underscores “_” in the example below) can be used to adjust the spacing between characters or to control the number of digits that are printed.

_9   è 10     …99 è 00 è …

_Z  è AA …ZZ è AA è …

1_9 è 2_0 …9_9è  0_0 è …

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.

  • Make sure that the appropriate tape cassette is inserted and ready for
  • Hold down the Shift key and press the Print key to display the print options screen, and then select “Mirror” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter

The message “Mirror Print?” is displayed

  • Press the OK or Enter “Printing…Copies” is displayed while the labels are being printed.

 

 

 

The tape cutting options allow you to specify how the tape is fed and cut when printing labels. In particular, the “Chain” options greatly reduce the amount of wasted tape by using smaller margins and eliminating blank sections cut between labels.

  • Press the Label key to display the Label
  • Select “Margin” using the or key, and then set the value by using the       or
  • Press the OK or Enter key to apply the settings.

 

 

lTape Cutting Optionsl
Setting Description Example
 

 

Full

 

Each label is printed, leaving a margin of 25 mm on each end.

25 mm

 

ABC

25 mm

 

 

 

Half

•    A margin of 25 mm is printed first, and then each label is printed, leaving a margin of 12 mm before and after the text.

•    Dots (:) are printed in front of the text. Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors.

25 mm

 

:     ABC

12 mm 12 mm

 

 

 

Narrow

•    A margin of 25 mm is printed first, and then each label is printed, leaving a margin of 4 mm before and after the text.

•    Dots (:) are printed in front of the text. Cut along the printed dots (:) with scissors.

25 mm

 

: ABC

4 mm 4 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Use this setting when printing several labels with minimum
  • Feed the tape before using the cutter. Otherwise a part of the text may be cut Do not try to pull the tape since this may damage the tape cassette.
  • After pressing Print, “OK to Feed?”

Press the Escape key to enter more texts or press the OK or Enter key to feed.

  • The final label is printed with an 9.4 mm margin to the right of the characters. Use scissors to cut off any part of this margin that is not

*Feed the tape before using the cutter.

 

 

 

9.4 mm

 

 

You can adjust the length of the printed label in levels of -5 to +5.

1 Press the Setup key to display the setup menu, select “Adjust Length” using the or   key, and then press the OK or Enter key.

3 Press the OK or Enter key to apply the setting.

 

 

  • If necessary, trim the printed label to the desired shape and length using scissors,
  • Peel the backing from the
  • Position the label and then press firmly from top to bottom with your finger to attach the

 

 

Adjusting the Label Length

 

 

 

Printing a label from the Label Collection Stored in the Machine

Pages 48 to 50 show the many labels that are stored in your Label Collection. Printing these pre-designed labels saves you time.

  • Press the Label Collection
  • Select the language of the label to be printed using the or      key, and then press the OK or Enter

The language can be selected from “English(United States)”, “French(Canada)”, “Portuguese”, “Spanish(United States)”, or “Turkish”.

  • Select the category using the or      key, and then press the OK or Enter

 4

 

 

 

 

5 Select “Print” using the       or      key, and then press the OK or Enter key.

 

 

 

lLabel Collection Listl

 

Category Label

 

 

 

 

 

 

Files

(12 mm tape only)

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Signage (18 mm tape only)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* Labels are for illustrative purposes only.

 

Category Label

 

 

 

 

Caution (18 mm tape

only)

 
 

 

 
 

 

Shipping (18 mm tape

only)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

ECO

(18 mm tape only)

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

* Labels are for illustrative purposes only.

 

 

 

Category Label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail (18 mm tape

only)

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal (12 mm tape only)

 
 
 
 

 

* Labels are for illustrative purposes only.

 

 

USING THE FILE MEMORY

You can store up to 9 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.

 

 

  • After entering the text and formatting the label, press the File key to display the File
  • Select “Save” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter A file number is displayed.

A label text is also displayed if a label is already stored in that file number.

  • Select a file number using the or      key, and then press the OK or Enter key to save the label under the selected file

The file is saved and the screen returns to the text entry screen.

 

 

 

 

  • Press the File key to display the File
  • Select “Open” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter The file number of a stored label is displayed.

The label text is also displayed to identify the label.

  • Select a file number using the or      key, and then press the OK or Enter key to open the selected The file is opened and displayed on the text entry screen.

Storing a Label into Memory

 

 

 

 

  • Press the File key to display the File
  • Select “Print” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter

The file number of a stored label is displayed.

The label text is also displayed to identify the label.

  • Select a file number using the or     key, and then press the Print, OK or Enter

key to print the selected label. The label is printed from the machine.

 

 

 

  • Press the File key to display the File
  • Select “Delete” using the or
  • Press the OK or Enter

The file number of a stored label is displayed.

The label text is also displayed to identify the label.

  • Select a file number using the or      key, and then press the OK or Enter

The message “Delete?” is displayed.

  • Press the OK or Enter key to delete the file.

The file is deleted and the screen returns to the text entry screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing a Stored Label File

 

 

 

MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH LABELER

 

                        Resetting the P-touch Labeler

You can reset the internal memory of your P-touch labeler when you want to clear all saved label files, or in the event the P-touch labeler is not operating correctly.

Resetting the data to factory settings

(Label collections stored in Favorites is not reset.)

Turn off the machine. Press and hold down the Shift and R keys. While holding down the

Shift and R keys, press the Power key once and then release the Shift and R keys.

 

 

                                        Maintenance

Your P-touch labeler should be cleaned on a regular basis to maintain its performance and life span.

 

Cleaning the Unit

Wipe any dust and marks from the main unit using a soft, dry cloth. Use a slightly dampened cloth on difficult to remove marks.

 

 

Cleaning the Print Head

Streaks or poor quality characters on printed labels generally indicates that the print head is dirty. Clean the print head using a cotton swab or the optional print head cleaning cassette

•  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.

(TZ-CL4).

 

 

 

 

 

Resetting the P-touch Labeler

 

Print head

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

                                  What to do when…

 

Problem Solution

Refer to “Resetting the P-touch Labeler” on page 53 and reset the internal memory to the initial settings. If resetting the P-touch labeler does not solve the problem, disconnect the AC adapter and remove the batteries for more than 10 minutes.

The screen ‘locks’, or the P-touch labeler does not respond normally.
The display remains blank after turning on the power. Check that the batteries are correctly installed and that the AC adapter designed exclusively for your P-touch labeler (provided) is correctly connected.
The LCD messages are displayed in a foreign language. Refer to “Setting Language and Unit” on page 19 to select your desired language.
The label is not printed after pressing the Print key. •  Check that text has been entered and that the tape cassette is installed correctly with sufficient tape remaining.

•  If the tape is bent, cut off the bent section and thread the tape through the tape exit slot.

•  If the tape is jammed, remove the tape cassette and then pull out the jammed tape and cut it. Check that the end of the tape passes through the tape guide before reinstalling the tape cassette.

The label is not printed correctly. •  Remove the tape cassette and reinstall it, pressing it firmly until it clicks into place.

•  If the print head is dirty, clean it with a cotton swab or optional print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4).

The ink ribbon is separated from the ink roller. If the ink ribbon is broken, replace the tape cassette. If not, leave the

tape uncut and remove the tape                                Spool

cassette, then wind the loose ink

ribbon onto the spool as shown in the figure.

The P-touch labeler stops while printing a label. •  Replace the tape cassette if striped tape is visible, as this indicates that you have reached the end of the tape.

•  Replace all batteries or connect the AC adapter directly to the P-touch labeler.

Label files saved previously are now empty. All files stored in the internal memory are deleted if the batteries are weak or the AC adapter was disconnected.

 

 

 

 

                                     Error Messages                                     

When an error message appears on the display, follow the directions provided below.

 

Message Cause/Remedy

The installed batteries are getting weak.

Battery Weak! *
Check Battery! The installed batteries are about to run out of power. Replace with new batteries or connect the AC adapter before continuing.
Wrong Type Of Adapter Connected! An incompatible AC adapter is connected. After the power is turned off automatically, use the AC adapter designed exclusively for your P-touch labeler.
Cutter Error! * The tape cutter is closed when you try to print or feed tape. Turn the P-touch labeler off and then on again before continuing.

When tape is tangled in the cutter, remove the tape.

No Text! * There is no text, symbols or bar code data entered when you try to print or preview a label. Enter data before continuing.
Insert Tape Cassette! * There is no tape cassette installed when you try to print or preview a label, or feed tape. Install a tape cassette before continuing.
Line Limit! Max 5 Lines * There are already five lines of text when you press the

Enter key. Limit the number of lines to five.

Tape Width Limit!

Max 3 Lines *

There are more than three lines of text when you press the Print or Preview key while using 12 mm tape. Limit the number of lines to three, or replace with a larger width tape cassette.
Tape Width Limit!

Max 2 Lines *

There are more than two lines of text when you press the Print or Preview key while using 9 mm or 6 mm tape. Limit the number of lines to two, or replace with a larger width tape cassette.
Tape Width Limit!

Max 1 Line *

There is more than one line of text when you press the Print or Preview key while using 3.5mm tape. Limit the number of lines to one, or replace with a larger width tape cassette.
Block Limit! Max 5 Blocks * There are already five blocks of text. Limit the number of blocks to five.
Text Full! * The maximum number of characters have already been entered. Edit the text and use fewer characters.
Length Limit! * The length of the label to be printed using the text entered is longer than 1 m. Edit the text so that the length of the label is less than 1 m.

*Press any key to clear the error message.

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

Message Cause/Remedy

An 18 mm tape cassette is not installed when an Auto- Format for 18 mm tape is selected. Install an 18 mm tape cassette.

Insert 18mm Tape Cassette! *
Insert 12mm Tape Cassette! * An 12 mm tape cassette is not installed when an Auto- Format for 12 mm tape is selected. Install a 12 mm tape cassette.
Insert 9mm Tape

Cassette! *

An 9 mm tape cassette is not installed when an Auto-Format for 9 mm tape is selected. Install a 9 mm tape cassette.
Insert 6mm Tape

Cassette! *

An 6 mm tape cassette is not installed when an Auto-Format for 6 mm tape is selected. Install a 6 mm tape cassette.
Insert 3.5mm Tape Cassette! * An 3.5mm tape cassette is not installed when an Auto- Format for 3.5mm tape is selected. Install an 3.5mm tape cassette.
Too Much Text For This Layout! * 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.
Incorrect Value! * The value entered for setting the tape length, tab length, multiple copies or numbering function is invalid. Enter a valid value for the setting.
Select Other Margin! * The tape length set using the tape length setting is shorter than the total length of the left and right margins applied for the “Large Margin” setting. Select a different margin setting.
Text

Too Long! *

The length of the label to be printed using the text entered is longer than the length setting. Edit the text to fit within the set length or change the length setting.
Text

Too High! *

The text size is too large. Select a different size option.
Check # of Digits Entered! * 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.
Input A,B,C or D At Start&End! * 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.

*Press any key to clear the error message.

 

 

 

Message Cause/Remedy

There are already 5 bar codes entered in the text data when you try to enter a new bar code. You can only use up to five bar codes in each label.

Maximum Of 5 Bar Codes Per Label! *
Category Full! * The memory available for categories is full. To make more memory available, delete any unnecessary registered label files by highlighting the label file and pressing the OK key.
Installed tape is

not compatible with this machine! *

Tape that is incompatible with the machine has been installed. Use compatible tape.
OK to Feed? * Feeding tape after printing when [Chain print]

is selected. Refer to ”Setting Margin” on page 45.

*Press any key to clear the error message.

 

 

APPENDIX

 

                                      Specifications

Main Unit

Item Specification
Display
  Character display 16 characters x 1 guidance and 2 lines text

(128 dot x 48 dot)

Screen contrast 5 levels (+2, +1, 0, -1, -2)
Printing
  Print method Thermal Transfer
Print head 112 dot / 180 dpi
Print height 15.8mm max. (when using 18mm tape)
Print speed Approx. 10 mm/ sec.
Tape cassette Standard TZ tape cassette (3.5, 6, 9, 12, 18 mm widths)
No. of lines 18 mm tape : 1 – 5 lines;

12 mm tape : 1 – 3 lines; 9 mm tape : 1 – 2 lines;

6 mm tape : 1 – 2 lines; 3.5mm tape : 1 line

Margin Full, Half, Narrow, Chain
Memory
  Memory buffer size Maximum 1800 characters
File storage Maximum 9 files
Other Features
  Templates Label Collections, Auto-Format, Block Layouts
Power Supply
  Power supply AC adapter (AD-24ES), Six AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6).
Auto Power-off Battery: 5 min.
Size
  Dimensions Approx. 164 mm(W) x 216 mm(D) x 58 mm(H)
Weight Approx. 570 g (without tape cassette and batteries)
Other
  Operating temperature / humidity 50 ~ 95 °F (10 ~ 35 °C) / 20 ~ 80% humidity (without condensation)

Maximum wet bulb temperature: 80.6 °F (27 °C)

 

Service Center Locations

If you need a local service center, please consult www.brother.ca or call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) to locate the authorized service center closest to you.

Note: Be sure to call the Service Center before your visit.

Service centers do not provide operational assistance. See “Operational Assistance”.

Operational Assistance

For technical and operational assistance you may call Brother Customer Service at: Voice 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437), or Fax (514) 685-4898

Assistance on the Internet

For product information: www.brother.ca/

For downloading the latest drivers: http://solutions.brother.com

For purchasing accessories and certain Brother products: www.brother.ca/

Accessories and Supplies

To order Brother accessories or supplies by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, you may call toll tree 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437), or complete the order form and fax both sides of the form to (514) 685-4898.

For purchasing accessories on the Internet: www.brother.ca/

To order by mail or pay by check, please complete the accessory order form and mail it along with payment to:

Brother International Corporation Attn: 1 rue Hôtel de Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec, H9B 3H6 Canada

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