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Brother P-touch PT-1290 User Manual

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

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    P-Touch 1290
    Text too small to read.
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