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Brother P-touch PT-1290 User's Manual

Brother label maker user's guide.
1290
1290
1290
User's Guide
English
Printed in China
LW3860001A
Power Supply and Tape Cassette
1
Print head
Tape cutter lever
Cassette
cover
Open the cassette cover by pressing the
indicated area at the back of the machine.
If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by
pulling it straight up. Also, if batteries are already
installed, remove them.
• Make sure that the power is turned off when
replacing batteries or tape cassettes.
LCD Display & Keyboard
1
2
3
4
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Troubleshooting
Error message
Message
Cause/Remedy
The batteries are weak. Replace them with
Battery Weak!
new ones.
Check Battery!
The installed batteries are running low.
• There is no text above the cursor when you
selected [Numbering].
Invalid!
• Invalid character is selected for [Numbering].
• Invalid number is selected for [Tab Length]
or [Label Length].
• You tried to print a text file when there is no
data stored in the memory.
is pressed when no text is entered.
No Text!
• You tried to select [Copies], [Numbering],
[Mirror], or Text Preview when no text is
entered.
• You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing
.
Line Limit!
• You tried to print a 2 line text with 3.5mm or
6mm tape installed.
You tried to print a label with no cassette
No Cassette!
installed.
Cutter Error!
The tape cutter lever was used while printing.
Introduction
With your PT-1290, you can create labels for any
application. Select from the many frames, character sizes,
widths and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In
addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you
to print labels with different widths and exciting colours.
Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the
manual in a handy place for future reference.
EC Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer
Brother Industries, Ltd.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, Japan
Plant
Zhuhai Brother Industries Co., Ltd.
254 Gangchang Road, Gongbei, Zhuhai City S.E.Z. Guang Dong,
CHINA
Herewith declare that:
Products description
: P-touch
Model number
: PT-1290
is in conformity with provisions of the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC) and we declare
compliance with the following standards :
Harmonized standards applied:
EMC
EN55022: 2006 + A1: 2007 Class B
EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
EN61000-3-2: 2006
EN61000-3-3: 1995 + A1: 2001 + A2:
2005
The optional AC adapter AD-24ES also conforms with EN60950-
1:2001+A11:2004 and follows the provisions of the Low Voltage
Directive 2006/95/EC.
Year in which CE marking was first affixed: 2009
Issued by
: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Quality Management Dept.
2
Insert six new AAA alkaline batteries
(LR03), making sure that their poles
point in the correct directions. Always
replace all six batteries at the same time
using brand new ones of the same type.
5
1.
Size
15. Caps key
6
2.
Font
16. Cursor key (Use with
3.
Cursor
Shift key to go to start/
4.
Caps
end of the text.)
5.
Width
17. OK key
7
8
6.
Style
18. Print/Feed key
7.
Underline/Frame
19. Preview key
8.
Label Length
20. DECO MODE key
9.
Escape key
21. Backspace key
10. Power key
22. Enter key
11. Function key
23. Accent key
16
12. Font keys
24. Symbol key
17
13. Character keys
25. Space key
14. Shift key
18
19
NOTE
The LCD shows one row of 15 characters; however, the
20
text that you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.
21
22
23
24
14
25
Message
Cause/Remedy
The maximum number of characters (80
Full!
characters, for DECO MODE 50 characters)
have already been entered.
The text length exceeds the selected label
Text Too Long!
length, Auto Format setting length and DECO
MODE setting length.
Printing on 3.5mm tape with invalid Frame
setting ON. (Select
No Frame OK?
Frame,
to cancel.)
Feeding tape after printing when [Chain print]
OK to Feed?
is selected. Refer to "Setting Margin".
If the print head becomes too hot, your
machine will stop printing and automatically
start to cool down. The cool down time will be
Cooling
displayed. Once the print head is cool, printing
will automatically continue.
Do not touch the P-touch while cooling.
Insert 12mm!
12mm tape is required for DECO MODE.
Safety Precautions
Follow these guidelines to avoid fire, burn, injury,
electric shock, rupture, heat, abnormal odour and
smoking.
• Always use the specified voltage and the suggested AC adapter
(AD-24ES) for this machine to prevent any damage or failure.
• Unplug the adapter cord immediately and stop using the P-touch
during an electrical storm.
• Do not use the machine/AC adapter in places of high humidity such
as bathrooms.
• Do not overload the adapter cord.
• Do not place heavy objects on, or damage the adapter cord or plug.
Do not forcibly bend or pull the adapter cord. When disconnecting
the adapter cord from the power outlet, always hold the plug.
• Make sure that the plug is fully inserted in the power outlet. Do not
use an outlet that is loose.
• Do not swallow the cutter stopper.
• Do not get the machine/AC adapter/adapter plug wet, such as by
handling them with wet hands or spilling liquids on to them.
• Do not disassemble or modify the P-touch/AC adapter/batteries.
• Do not use metallic objects, such as tweezers or a metallic pen,
when changing the batteries.
• Do not throw the batteries into fire or expose to heat.
• Disconnect the AC adapter, remove batteries immediately and stop
using the machine if you notice abnormal odour, heat,
discolouration, deformation or anything unusual while using or
storing it.
Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury,
battery leakage, burn and heat.
• Do not touch the cutter blade or any metal parts near the print head.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not
intend to use the P-touch for an extended period of time.
• Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries
with other type batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the
wrong position.
3
End of tape
Toothed
Wheel
Tape guide
Insert a tape cassette, making sure that
it snaps into place.
• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind
the toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow
on the cassette.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine.
Initial Settings
1
Start your machine.
Supply power by using six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03)
or the optional AC adapter, and then press
2
Set the language.
The default setting is [English].
[English/Español/Français/Hrvatski/Italiano/
Magyar/Nederlands/Norsk/Polski/
Português/Română/Slovenski/Slovenský/
Suomi/Svenska/Türkçe/Český/Dansk/
Deutsch]
What to do when...
Problem
• Check that the batteries are correctly
The display stays
inserted.
blank after turning
• If the batteries are weak, replace them.
on the machine.
• Check that the optional AD-24ES adapter is
correctly connected.
When the label is
printed out, there is
• See "Setting Margin" and select [Half] or
to print with no
too much margin
[Narrow] to have smaller margins for your
(space) on both
label.
sides of the text.
The machine does
• Check that the tape cassette has been
not print, or the
inserted correctly.
printed characters
• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.
are not formed
• Check the cassette cover is properly closed.
properly.
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
The settings and
• When power is disconnected for more than
texts have cleared
three minutes, all texts, settings and any text
on their own.
files stored in the memory will be cleared.
A blank horizontal
• There maybe some dust on the print head.
line appears
Remove the tape cassette and use a dry
through the printed
cotton swab to gently wipe the print head
with an up-and-down motion.
label.
• Do not drop or hit the P-touch/AC adapter.
• Do not press hard on the LCD display.
• Make sure you do not trap your fingers when closing the cassette
cover.
Warning
General Precautions
• Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions,
the label may unpeel or become irremovable, the colour of the label
may change or be transferred to other objects. Before applying the
label, check the environmental condition and the material.
• Do not use the P-touch in any way or for any purpose not described
in this guide. Doing so may result in accidents or damage to the
machine.
• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that
do not have the
• Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the machine; never use alcohol
or other organic solvents.
• Use a cotton swab to clean the print head; never touch the print
head.
• Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot or AC adapter
connector, etc.
• Do not place the P-touch/battery/adapter in direct sunlight or rain,
near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to
extremely high or low temperatures (e.g. on the dashboard or in the
back of your car), high humidity, or dusty locations.
• Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter lever.
• Do not try to print if the cassette is empty; it will damage the print
head.
• Do not pull the tape while printing or feeding; it will damage the tape
and machine.
Caution
• Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the
P-touch, or if the battery expires and no adapter is connected.
• When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all texts
settings and any text files stored in the memory will be cleared.
4
Cutter
blade
Cutter
Stopper
Tape exit slot
Securely close the cassette cover, making
sure that it snaps into place.
After you have installed the tape, press
to feed the tape once and then push in the tape cutter
lever to cut the tape.
NOTE
When using optional AC adapter (AD-24ES)
1.
Insert the small plug on the adapter cord into the AC
adapter socket on the top end of the machine.
2.
Insert the power plug into the nearest standard electrical
outlet.
For memory back up, we recommend using AAA alkaline
batteries (LR03) together when using the AC adapter.
3
Set the unit of measurement.
The default setting is [mm].
.
[
Language]
NOTE
• The machine automatically turns off if no keys are
pressed within five minutes.
• To cancel operations, press
.
Problem
Solution
The machine has
"locked up" (i.e.,
nothing happens
when a key is
pressed, even
though the
machine is on.)
The power turns off
when you try to
print.
The tape does not
feed properly or the
tape gets stuck
inside the machine.
How can I delete all
text and format
settings to create a
new label?
How can I change
the language
setting?
mark.
AC adapter socket
+
[Unit]
[mm/inch]
.
.
Solution
• Refer to "Resetting the P-touch".
• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.
• Check that the batteries are correctly
inserted.
• Check that the end of the tape feeds under
the tape guides.
• The tape cutter lever was used while
printing. Do not touch the cutter lever during
printing.
• Press
+
and select
[Text&Format].
• Refer to "Initial Settings".

   Summary of Contents for Brother P-touch PT-1290

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    Doing so may result in accidents or damage to the machine. • Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the • Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the machine; never use alcohol or other organic solvents.

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    If the cutter blade becomes blunt after repetitive use and the tape cannot be cut cleanly, replace with a new cutter unit (stock no. TC-5) from an authorized Brother reseller. • Do not touch the cutter blade directly with your fingers.

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