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  • Page 1 Read this User’s Guide before you start using your P-touch. Keep this User’s Guide in a handy place for future reference. Please visit us at http://support.brother.com/ where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). www.brother.com...
  • Page 2 • The enclosed 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.
  • Page 3 For Australia Only: Support - For technical support of your Brother Product other than what you can resolve through the User’s Guide, Please visit our Web Site or support Web Site (see below) to find an answer to FAQs/Troubleshooting. Alternatively, please contact the Product Support Centre for any customer care/ technical support enquiry.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION Contents General Description ....................3 Safety Precautions....................4 General Precautions ....................6 GETTING STARTED..............7 Unpacking Your P-touch ..................7 LCD Display & Keyboard ..................7 Power Supply and Tape cassette ................9 When using AC adapter (AD-E001) ............... 9 When using six new AA alkaline batteries (LR6) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries (HR6) ....................
  • Page 5 INTRODUCTION Setting Label Attributes ([Length]/[Cut Option]/[Tab Length]) ......24 Using Auto-Format Layouts ................. 24 Using Templates................... 24 Using Block Layouts ..................27 Creating a Barcode Label ..................30 Setting Barcode Parameters and Entering Barcode Data ......30 Editing and Deleting a Barcode ..............32 LABEL PRINTING ..............33 Previewing Labels....................
  • Page 6: General Description

    INTRODUCTION APPENDIX ................45 Specifications....................... 45 System Requirements ..................46 General Description Tape cassette compartment cover Tape cassette compartment Tape viewer LCD display Tape cutter Release lever Keyboard Tape exit slot Print head Battery compartment cover Battery compartment USB port AC adapter socket General Description...
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    INTRODUCTION Safety Precautions To prevent injury and damage, important notes are explained using various symbols. The symbols and their meanings are as follows: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not WARNING avoided, could result in death or serious injuries. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not CAUTION avoided, may result in minor or moderate injuries.
  • Page 8 There is a possibility of P-touch, disconnect the AC generating heat. adapter and remove the batteries, Do not touch metal parts around and contact Brother customer the print head immediately after service. printing. When the P-touch is not being used, store it out of the reach of children.
  • Page 9: General Precautions

    • 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 P-touch. • Use only Brother TZe tapes with the P-touch. Do not use tapes that do not have mark.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Unpacking Your P-touch Carton Contents P-touch Starter Tape Cassette AC adapter USB Cable User’s Guide LCD Display & Keyboard 2 3 4 5 6 19 20 26 25 The default language is [English]. Unpacking Your P-touch...
  • Page 11 GETTING STARTED Caps mode 21. Print 2-7. Style guidance 22. Clear Tape width x Label length 23. Backspace Block number 24. Cursor 10. Line number 25. OK 11. Cursor 26. Escape 12. Return mark 27. Enter 13. Power 28. Accent 14.
  • Page 12: Power Supply And Tape Cassette

    GETTING STARTED Power Supply and Tape cassette When using AC adapter (AD-E001) Insert the plug on the adapter cord into the AC adapter socket on the side of the machine. Insert the plug into the nearest standard electrical outlet. When using six new AA alkaline batteries (LR6) or fully charged Ni-MH batteries (HR6) Make sure that their poles point in the correct directions.
  • Page 13: Insert A Tape Cassette

    GETTING STARTED • When storing or discarding the battery, wrap it (for example with cellophane tape), to prevent it from short-circuiting. (Battery insulation example) 1. Cellophane tape 2. Alkaline or Ni-MH battery CAUTION USING A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT BATTERIES (SUCH AS Ni-MH AND ALKALINE), MAY RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION.
  • Page 14: Turning Power On/Off

    GETTING STARTED Turning Power On/Off Press ( ) to turn the P-touch on. Press ( ) again to turn the P-touch off. NOTE 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.
  • Page 15: Back Light

    GETTING STARTED Back Light The default setting is [On]. [Settings] ) or ( [Backlight] ) or [On/Off] ) or ( NOTE • You can also set the back light setting by pressing ( • Power can be saved when the back light is turned off. •...
  • Page 16: Create A Label By Connecting Your Labeller To A Pc

    Installer download website • A CD-ROM is not included with this product. • To download and install printer drivers and software such as the P-touch Editor 5.1 on your computer, visit our installer download website (www.brother.com/inst/). How to use the P-touch...
  • Page 17 Printer drivers and software are also available to download individually from the list of available printer drivers and software on our support website below: Brother support website Please visit our support website at http://support.brother.com/. You can find following information: • Software downloads • Manuals/Documents •...
  • Page 18: Editing A Label

    EDITING A LABEL Entering and Editing Text Entering Text from the Keyboard [Create Label] ) or ( Enter the character. Adding a New Line Move the cursor to end of the current line and press ( Line 1 Line 2 Label image NOTE •...
  • Page 19: Inserting A Tab

    Example: Enter “B” The P-touch displays a list of words printed beginning with the letter “B” such as “Brother” Select the desired word Press display the entire word that is too long to display on the list of words. To return to...
  • Page 20: Deleting Text Reminder Memory

    EDITING A LABEL Deleting Text Reminder Memory [Settings] ) or ( [Text Reminder] ) or [Clear Memory] ) or ( The message [Clear All Text Reminder Memory?] appears ) or ( Changing Text Reminder Setting [Settings] ) or ( [Text Reminder] or ( [ON/OFF] ) or (...
  • Page 21 EDITING A LABEL Category Symbols Sign Electrical Datacom/AV Business Professional Event Vehicle Personal Nature/Earth Pictograph Entering Symbols...
  • Page 22: Entering Accented Characters

    EDITING A LABEL Entering Accented Characters Enter the character Select accented character ) or Accented Character List Character Accented Characters Character Accented Characters Entering Accented Characters...
  • Page 23: Setting Character Attributes ([Font]/[Size]/[Width]/[Style]/[Line]/[Align])

    EDITING A LABEL Setting Character Attributes ([Font]/[Size]/[Width]/ [Style]/[Line]/[Align]) You can set character attributes by label or by each line both before and after entering text. Setting Character Attributes by Label Select an attribute ) or ( Set a value for that attribute ) or ( ) to return to the text entry screen.
  • Page 24 EDITING A LABEL Setting Options Attribute Value Result Attribute Value Result Font Helsinki Font Belgium Brussels Atlanta Adams Brunei Angeles San Diego Sofia Florida Germany Calgary Letter Gothic Size Auto When Auto is Size 18 pt selected, the text is automatically adjusted to print in the...
  • Page 25: Setting Auto Fit Style

    EDITING A LABEL Attribute Value Result Attribute Value Result Style Normal Style Italic Bold Bold Italic Outline Outline Italic Shadow Shadow Italic Solid Solid Vertical Italic Vertical Bold Line Line Strikeout Underline Align Left Align Right Center Justify Setting Auto Fit Style When [Size] is set to [Auto] and [Length] is set to a specific length, you can reduce the text size to fit within the label length.
  • Page 26 EDITING A LABEL Frames Frames Setting Frames...
  • Page 27: Setting Label Attributes ([Length]/[Cut Option]/[Tab Length])

    EDITING A LABEL Setting Label Attributes ([Length]/[Cut Option]/ [Tab Length]) Length : [Length] 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.
  • Page 28 EDITING A LABEL NOTE • For details on barcodes, refer to “Creating a Barcode Label” on page 30. • On the print menu screen: Select [Edit] to change the text data or the barcode setup. Select [Save] to store the label to the file memory.
  • Page 29 EDITING A LABEL Category Value Details Binder Spine (18 mm x 219 mm) File Folder Tab (12 mm x 82 mm) File/Cabinet Divider Tab (Hanging Folder) (12 mm x 42 mm) Cabinet Label (18 mm x 111 mm) Address Label (18 mm x 70 mm) Address/ID Name Badge 1...
  • Page 30: Using Block Layouts

    EDITING A LABEL Category Value Details Flag 1 (12 mm x 90 mm) Flag 2 (12 mm x 90 mm) Cable Labeling Cable Wrap (18 mm x 39 mm) Faceplate(VRT) (12 mm x 70 mm) Using Block Layouts Simply select a layout from the block layouts, enter the text and apply formatting as desired.
  • Page 31 EDITING A LABEL • 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 the label. Press ( ) or any other key to clear the error message, and insert a tape cassette of the correct width.
  • Page 32 EDITING A LABEL Attribute Value Details 2LineA 2LineB 12mm 3Line 1+2Line 2LineA 2LineB 1+2Line 1+2Line Using Auto-Format Layouts...
  • Page 33: Creating A Barcode Label

    EDITING A LABEL Creating a Barcode Label NOTE • The P-touch is not designed exclusively for creating barcode labels. Always check that barcode labels can be read by the barcode reader. • For best results, print barcode labels in black ink on white tape. Some barcode readers may not be able to read barcode labels created using coloured tape or ink.
  • Page 34 EDITING A LABEL Barcode Settings Attribute Value CODE39, CODE128, EAN-8, EAN-13, Protocol GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), UPC-A, UPC-E, I-2/5 (ITF), CODABAR Small Width Large Under# (characters printed below barcode) C.Digit (check digit) (only available for the CODE39, I-2/5 and CODABAR protocols) Special Character List CODE39 CODABAR Special Character...
  • Page 35: Editing And Deleting A Barcode

    EDITING A LABEL CODE128, GS1-128 (UCC / EAN-128) Special Character (SPACE) FNC3 FNC2 FNC4 FNC1 Editing and Deleting a Barcode To edit barcode parameters and barcode data, position the cursor to the left of the barcode mark on the data entry screen and then open the Barcode Setup screen by pressing ( To delete a barcode from a label, position the cursor to the right of the barcode mark on the data entry screen and press (...
  • Page 36: Label Printing

    LABEL PRINTING Previewing Labels You can preview the text before printing. Press to scroll the preview to the left, right, top or bottom. Press ( ) to change the magnification of the preview. NOTE To scroll the preview to the left, right, top or bottom end, press ( Printing Labels To cut off the label, press the tape cutter lever on the upper left corner of the machine.
  • Page 37: Numbering Printing

    LABEL PRINTING Numbering Printing ) + ( [Number] ) or ( Select start point ) or ( Select end point ) or ( Select the number of labels to be printed ), ( ) or ( Select the highest number you wish to be printed when setting the number.
  • Page 38 LABEL PRINTING Setting Description Example • Select this setting when printing several labels with minimum margins. • Feed the tape before using 4 mm the cutter. Otherwise a part of the text may be cut off. Do not try to pull the tape since Chain this may damage the tape cassette.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Label Length

    LABEL PRINTING Setting Description Example • Select this setting when • When multiple copies are printed one using special tape. time: • When using Fabric Tapes or Heat Shrink Tube, set [Special tape] for [Cut Option] before printing. 23.9 mm 4 mm 4 mm After printing, remove the...
  • Page 40: Printing From The Label Collection

    LABEL PRINTING Printing from the Label Collection Printing a label from the label collection stored in the P-touch [Label Collection] ) or ( Select a category ) or ( Select a label ) or ( [Language] ) or ( [Croatian/Czech/Danish/Dutch/ English(UK)/Finnish/French/German/Hungarian/Italian/Norwegian/Polish/ Portuguese/Romanian/Slovak/Slovenian/Spanish(Spain)/Swedish/Turkish] ) or (...
  • Page 41: Downloading A New Label Collection Category

    Downloading a new Label Collection Category Using the P-touch Update Software, additional label collection categories can be downloaded to your labeller. To download the new label collection categories, please visit the Brother Solutions Center at: http://support.brother.com Printing from the Label Collection...
  • Page 42: Using The File Memory

    USING THE FILE MEMORY Saving Label Files You can save up to 50 labels and recall them for printing at a later date. A maximum of 280 characters can be saved per file. You can also edit and overwrite the saved label. Type text and format label Select a file ) or (...
  • Page 43: Resetting & Maintaining Your P-Touch

    RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH Resetting the 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 operating correctly. Resetting the Data Using the home key [Settings] ) or ( [Reset]...
  • Page 44: Maintenance

    RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH To reset all the labels and customised settings: Turn off the P-touch. Press and hold down ( ) and ( While holding down ( ) and ( ), press ( ) once and then release ) and ( NOTE Release (...
  • Page 45: Cleaning The Print Head

    RESETTING & MAINTAINING YOUR P-TOUCH Cleaning the Print Head Streaks or poor quality characters on printed labels Print head generally indicates that the print head is dirty. Clean the print head using a cotton swab or the optional print head cleaning cassette (TZe-CL4). NOTE •...
  • Page 46: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING What to do when... Problem Solution The screen ‘locks’, • Refer to “Resetting the P-touch” on page 40 and reset or the P-touch does the internal memory to the initial settings. If resetting the not respond P-touch does not solve the problem, disconnect the AC normally.
  • Page 47: When An Error Message Appears On The Display

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Solution A tape jam which • Please contact Brother customer service. cannot be cleared keeps occurring. I do not know the • The version number and other information for the version number of firmware can be confirmed by pressing the following...
  • Page 48: Specifications

    Maximum wet bulb temperature: 27 °C humidity *1 Visit us at http://support.brother.com/ for the latest information about the recommended batteries. *2 Actual character size may be smaller than maximum print height. *3 When using P-touch only. When connected to a PC, 1 hour.
  • Page 49: System Requirements

    OS X v10.8.x: 2 GB or more OS X v10.9.x: 2 GB or more ® Monitor Windows SVGA, high colour or higher graphics card Macintosh 256 colours or more Please see the Brother Solutions Center (http://support.brother.com) for the latest compatible OS. System Requirements...
  • Page 50 Printed in China LAF407001A...

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