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GT-3 Series/GTX-4
GARMENT PRINTER
GTX Graphics Lab
Instruction Manual
(Windows / Macintosh)
Please be sure to read this manual before using this product.
Keep this manual in a safe place for future use.

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  • Page 1 GT-3 Series/GTX-4 GARMENT PRINTER GTX Graphics Lab Instruction Manual (Windows / Macintosh) Please be sure to read this manual before using this product. Keep this manual in a safe place for future use.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1. Before Using Your Printer for the First Time 1-1. Be sure to read the following notes before using the printer ..................... 3 1-2. What is GTX Graphics Lab? ..............................4 1-3. Specifications ....................................4 2. Preparation 2-1.
  • Page 3: Before Using Your Printer For The First Time

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  • Page 4: What Is Gtx Graphics Lab

    Before Using Your Printer for the First Time 1-2. What is GTX Graphics Lab? GTX Graphics Lab is the software application for creating and saving layout data and print data of the GT-3/GTX-4 printer. Its intuitive operation enables you to lay out images and text and create data. It is also able to create a layout data that contains the transparent information (α...
  • Page 5: Preparation

    Then, the installation procedures will begin. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. When the dialog box shown below appears, click the [Install]. After the installation is completed, reactivate the PC. From [All Programs] in the Start menu, select the "Brother GT-3 Tools" or "Brother GTX-4 Tools" > "GTX Graphics Lab". <TIPS>...
  • Page 6: Activating Gtx Graphics Lab

    Preparation 2-2. Activating GTX Graphics Lab When activating the GTX Graphics Lab, from [All Programs] in the Start menu, select the "GTX Graphics Lab" of "Brother GT-3 Tools" or "Brother GTX-4 Tools". <TIPS>  For Macintosh, select [Finder] > [Applications] > "GTX Graphics Lab.app".
  • Page 7: Screen Display And Functions

    PNG file. This application covers PNG, JPEG, BMP and GIF files. From [All Programs] in the Start menu, select the "Brother GT-3 Tools" or "Brother GTX-4 Tools" > " GT Transparency". Drop your selected image file in the displayed dialog.
  • Page 8: Structure Of Gtx Graphics Lab Screen

    Screen display and functions 3-2. Structure of GTX Graphics Lab screen 6 7 8 Name Function New: With this function, a new layout can be created. Open: Clicking this causes a layout file which has already been saved to the [New/Open] system to be opened.
  • Page 9 Screen display and functions Name Function With this function, select an image file, and place an image object in place by means of the Open button. The image formats that GTX Graphics Lab can read out are as follows:  For image data that does not contain any transparent information: PNG, JPEG, BMP and GIF ...
  • Page 10: Use Gtx Graphics Lab To Edit Text

    Screen display and functions 3-3. Use GTX Graphics Lab to edit text When you select an already placed text object, the text properties appear. Changing any item inside the properties enables you to edit the text object. 13 14 15 16 Name Function With this function, you can change content of the text.
  • Page 11 Screen display and functions Name Function This function enables you to change the fill color for text and the solid filled transparency. The transparency can be changed by moving the [Transparency] bar. The transparency will increase or decrease, as the value increases or decreases. By pressing the "+"...
  • Page 12 Screen display and functions Name Function This function applies Distress Effect to an object. <TIPS>  The Distress Effect refers to the function that applies some texture pattern to an object and provides a special effect to the white portion in a sample in such a manner that such portion will not be printed out.
  • Page 13 Screen display and functions Name Function It brings an object to the front. Among those objects that overlap with the selected object, this function moves Bring to the Front one object to the foremost position in front of the object which is currently positioned at the front side.
  • Page 14: Editing Images In Gtx Graphics Lab

    Screen display and functions 3-4. Editing images in GTX Graphics Lab When you select an already placed image, the image properties appear. Changing any item inside the properties enables you to edit an image object. <TIPS>  When you read an image data, the color profile is deleted. However, it will not be deleted from the source data. ...
  • Page 15 Screen display and functions Name Function With the leftmost part of Platen Frame set to 0, this function enables you to display and change the horizontal position of an object. Horizontal Position When you drag the object to move it elsewhere, the corresponding value changes accordingly.
  • Page 16: Creating Print Data (ar3/arx4 File) From Gtx Graphics Lab

    If the specified [Printer] is set to "Brother GT-3" or "Brother GTX-4", the print data will be sent to the printer. If the specified [Printer] is set to "Brother GT-3 FileOutput" or "Brother GTX-4 FileOutput", the print data will be saved as an...
  • Page 17  When you use a Macintosh to output a file by means of "Brother GT-3 FileOutput" or "Brother GTX-4 FileOutput", activate the "GT-3 FileViewer" or "GTX-4 FileViewer" first, then click [Print]. If you try to output and send a file without activating it, an error will occur and the file cannot be saved to the system.
  • Page 18 *Please note that the contents of this manual may differ slightly from the actual product purchased as a result of product improvements. http://www.brother.com/ 1-5, Kitajizoyama, Noda-cho, Kariya 448-0803, Japan. © 2017 Brother Industries, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. GTX-422 I7081164F E This is the original instructions.

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