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Summary of Contents for Brother P-Touch 1800
1800 USER’S GUIDE • Read this User’s Guide before you start using your P-touch. • Keep this User’s Guide in a handy place for future reference.
Thank you for purchasing the P-touch 1800! Your new P-touch will allow you to create labels and stamps for any need. Its versatility enables you to design custom labels by choosing from a variety of frame designs and from many characters sizes and styles. In addition, the four tape widths (1/4” (6 mm), 3/8” (9 mm), 1/2”...
Getting Started GENERAL DESCRIPTION... 2 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS ... 4 BATTERIES... 5 OPTIONAL AC ADAPTOR ... 6 TAPE CASSETTE... 7 ATTACHING LABELS... 8 PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS ... 12 Learning the Ropes DOOR LABEL EXAMPLE... 14 ADDRESS LABEL EXAMPLE ... 18 For Your Information POWER KEY ...
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS • Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the mark. • Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-Touch. This may damage the tape cas- sette.
This lightweight and portable machine can be used anywhere by installing six (6) AA alkaline batteries. When you change the batteries, always replace all six at the same time. To change the batteries: Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the machine. If batteries are already installed, remove them.
OPTIONAL AC ADAPTOR The AC adaptor (model AD-60) allows you to use this machine wherever there is an elec- trical outlet. To connect the optional AC adaptor: Insert the plug on the adaptor cord into the connector marked DC IN 9.5V on the right side of the machine.
A single TZ tape cassette is supplied with this unit. However, since TZ tape cassettes are available for this machine in a wide variety of colors and sizes, it is possible to make dis- tinctive color-coded and stylized labels. In addition, this machine has been designed to allow you to change the tape cassettes quickly and easily.
LAMINATED TAPE The enclosed stick enables you to easily remove the backing from labels printed on lami- nated tapes. Hold the tape in your left hand, with the printed surface facing up, and hold the stick in your right hand. Pass the tape halfway through the long narrow hole in the stick.
INSTANT-LETTERING TAPE (RUB-ON TRANSFERS) Instant-lettering tape is used to transfer your text onto paper. After printing the text onto instant-lettering tape and cutting off the label, position the label on a sheet of paper. By simply rubbing the instant lettering tape’s non-printed side with the enclosed stick, you can transfer the text directly onto the paper.
White garments made from 100% cotton with a plain (smooth) surface are best for iron-on transfers. You can also make transfers to garments made from 100% linen or cotton and polyester mix as long as they have a plain (smooth) surface. The label will not adhere properly to any cloth with a rough surface, such as pile or denim, or with a waterproof surface.
Ironing: Iron garments with transfers using normal temperature settings. Be sure to place a piece of cloth between the iron and the label when you iron over it to prevent the label from sticking to the iron. The labels are non-toxic, however, please maintain the usual precautions, such as not placing them in your mouth, etc.
PRINT HEAD & ROLLERS Occasionally, specks of dust or dirt become attached to the machine’s print head and rollers. This is particularly likely when you are using the unit outdoors or in a very dusty environment. If a section of the print head is covered with dust, a blank horizontal streak may appear through the label text.
After you have inserted the batteries and the enclosed tape cassette as explained in the Getting Started chapter, let’s practice using some of the basic functions of your P-touch. We must first begin by turning on the power to the machine. To turn on the machine: Press hand corner of the keyboard.
ENTERING THE TEXT Since all of the text will be in capital letters, we will use the Caps mode, which allows us to type capital letters continuously without holding down To enter Caps mode: Hold down Caps once. The Caps indicator on the left side of the display lights up.
To add a space: Feed Press Type the second word, “ROOM”, to finish the text. To type in “ROOM”: Align Press then once. Since the text is longer than the LCD display, “ME” moves off the display to the left. Now that we are finished entering capital letters, we can exit Caps mode.
PRINTING THE TEXT Several format settings are available, however, in this example we will use the default set- tings pre-programmed into the machine and print out our label. To print the door label: Mirror Press “COPIES 1/1” appears while the label is being printed.
ADDRESS LABEL EXAMPLE While making the multi-line address label in this example, we will learn how to create more decorative labels using the various format settings. Three-line labels, such as this address label, can only be printed on either 1/2” (12-mm)- or 3/4”...
ENTERING THE TEXT Let’s begin by typing in the first row of text, the name “Bill Reynolds”. To type in “Bill Reynolds”: Hold down once, then release Repeat once, then Feed Press Type in “Reynolds”. Again, the text is longer than the LCD display.
Now, we can enter the address: 29 South Main St.; Los Angeles, CA 88888. To type in the address: Type “29 South Main St.”, then press Type “Los Angeles, CA 88888”. FORMATTING THE TEXT Now the text has been entered as we wish. If it were printed, the standard default settings would be used.
While still holding down , continue pressing Font until BRUSSELS is dis- Á played, and then release To select the ROUND frame setting: While holding down Frame press once, and keep held down to display the current frame setting. While still holding down continue pressing ROUND is displayed, and then...
Different format settings can be chosen either before or after the text is entered. The pro- cedure shown above can be used to change the other format settings. PRINTING THE TEXT If we want only one copy of the text, we could just press let’s assume that we have three letters onto which we wish to attach address labels.
Push down on the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, then use scissors to cut along the cutting guide to separate the labels. With these examples, we have covered many of the basic features of your P-touch so that you can begin creating your own customized labels.
The power key ( teries have been installed or the machine has been plugged in using the optional AC adaptor, the previous session’s information is displayed when the machine is turned on. This feature allows you to stop work on a label, turn off the machine, and return to it later without having to re-enter the text.
The machine’s LCD display shows two rows of 11 characters; however, the text that you create can be up to 99 characters long. You can review and edit your text by using the cursor keys to move the cursor so that different parts are shown in the display. LEFT CURSOR KEY To move the cursor one character to the left: Press...
UP CURSOR KEY To move the cursor up to the previous line: Press once. Home If the cursor is in the ﬁrst line of text, it will move to the beginning of the line. To move the cursor up several lines: Hold down until the cursor moves to the desired position.
CODE, ALT & SHIFT KEYS Most characters can be entered simply by pressing their keys. However, to use special functions or to enter capital letters, accented characters and some symbols, the following special keys are necessary. CODE KEY To use a function printed above a key: Hold down EXAMPLE To start the Symbol function:...
ALT KEY To type in characters printed in color on the right-hand side of the keys: Symbol Hold down and press the key of the desired character written in color. The Alt indicator on the left side of the display lights up while EXAMPLE To type in “–”: Symbol...
SHIFT KEY To type in a capital letter or a symbol printed in the top left-hand corner of a key: Caps Hold down and press the key of the desired letter or symbol. EXAMPLE To type in “%”: Hold down The Caps mode is similar to holding down tinuously.
Feed The Space key ( different from the right cursor key ( blank spaces. To add a space: Feed Press EXAMPLE To add a space: Feed Press SPACE KEY ) lets you add blank spaces between characters in your text. It is ), which just moves the cursor without adding Caps Font 1 Font 2...
Like on a typewriter or word processor, this machine’s return key ( end a line of text and start another one. When you have finished entering one line, press the return key to make a new line and move the cursor to it. A single block can only contain a maximum of three text lines.
This function allows you to separate sections of a line of text by adding tabs. This enables you to create perfectly aligned columns without having to type in several spaces. All tabs have the same length and are measured from either the beginning of the line or the previ- ous tab if there is more than one.
the label shown below will be printed. A B C J K L M N O P Q R S T Margin Tab (2 inch) EXAMPLE To set the tab length to 1”: Hold down Tab Length once. Press until 1.0 is displayed. Press To add a tab: Hold down...
Clear The delete key ( ) allows you to remove characters to the left of the cursor’s current position. It differs from the left cursor key ( deleting any characters. The delete key can also be used to quit most functions and return to the previous display without changing the text.
With the Line Out function, you can easily remove an entire line of text. To delete a line of text: Press you wish to delete. Hold down Line Out Each time deleted. EXAMPLE To delete “012-345-6789”: Hold down Line Out once.
When clearing the display before entering new text, the Clear function can be used to choose whether all of the text is erased and all format functions (Font, Size, Width, Style, Underline, Frame, Tape margin, Alignment, Tab length, Mirror printing, and Length) are returned to their default settings, or whether just the text is erased.
Press To delete just the text: Hold down Press Home To return to the text without erasing anything, press Press EXAMPLE To clear just the text: Hold down Clear Caps Font 1 Font 2 Clear and press until TEXT ONLY is selected (flashing). Caps Font 1 Font 2 and press...
Press until TEXT ONLY is flashing. Press Caps Font 1 Font 2 Caps Font 1 Font 2 T E X T & F O R M A T S T E X T O N L Y 1: _ Auto Length Underline Frame...
The Accent function can also be used to add accented characters to your text. Many of these characters can also be typed in using the Symbol function. The accented characters are grouped according to the capital or small letter that they are combined with.
EXAMPLE To add the accented character “É”: Hold down Accent Hold down Tape Press until É flashes. Press and press Caps Font 1 Font 2 Caps and press Caps Font 1 Font 2 Caps Font 1 Font 2 Caps Font 1 Font 2 Auto a - u / A - U ? 1: R E S U M _...
In addition to the letters, symbols and numerals on the key tops, there are 53 additional marks available with the Symbol function. The following symbols are available: Group To type in a symbol: Hold down Press Home until the desired symbol flashes. Press .
EXAMPLE To add the symbol “ Hold down Symbol Press Home row containing “ then press “ ” flashes. Press ”: and press Caps Font 1 Font 2 until the ” appears, until Caps Font 1 Font 2 Caps Font 1 Font 2 Auto ü...
AUTO FORMAT FUNCTION With the Auto Format function, you can select from a variety of preset formats perfect for your specific need. This function automatically adjusts the label length, tape margins and horizontal alignment without changing the text or any other formats, allowing you to cre- ate labels faster and easier.
Press to apply the selected setting. The Length indicator lights up if any setting other than DEFAULT is selected. EXAMPLE To select the AUDIO setting: Hold down A.Format Press Home AUDIO setting is displayed. Press and press Caps Font 1 Font 2 until the Caps Font 1 Font 2...
The Stamp function allows you to quickly and easily create your own stamp stencil films for customized stamps. Select this function to automatically center the text and adjust the tape length and margins to a perfect format for the pre-inked stamp film holders. Since the stamp holder is reusable, just make a new stamp stencil film and replace the one in the holder.
Press Mirror Press Push down on the tape cutter lever to cut the stamp stencil film. To afﬁx a stamp: Remove the stamp frame from around the stamp film holder ink pad, one side at a time, then remove the protective seal covering the ink pad and the backing paper from the stamp stencil film.
Hold the end of the stamp stencil film in place with your thumb, then pass the tape through the guides while pulling it tight. Fold the other end of the stamp stencil film over the other side of the stamp film holder and hold it in place with your finger.
Insert the stamp film holder straight into its cap. Be sure that the stamp is correctly covered in order to prevent ink spills.
SIZE & WIDTH FUNCTIONS The character size can be adjusted using both the Size and Width functions. Since the character size that can be used depends on the width of the tape, the following table shows the character sizes that can be used with each tape width. Tape widths 1/2”...
Size setting (in Width function OFF points) To change the size setting: While holding down play the current size setting. While still holding down ting is displayed and is shown by the size indicator. The current character size setting is also shown by the size indicator above the display.
EXAMPLE To select the 24 point size setting: While holding down Size press held down. While still holding down continue pressing displayed. Release To turn on or off the Width function: While holding down play the current width setting. While still holding down setting is displayed.
EXAMPLE To turn on the Width function: While holding down Width press held down. While still holding down continue pressing displayed. Release once, and keep Caps Font 1 Font 2 Width until ON is Caps Font 1 Font 2 Auto W I D E O F F Auto...
You can choose from nine different character styles to apply to your text. Characters printed using the smaller sizes may be difﬁcult to read if certain style settings (e.g., I+SHADOW) are selected. The following style settings are available: NORMAL BOLD OUTLINE SHADOW ITALIC...
While still holding down continue pressing I+SHADOW is displayed. Release Style until S T Y L E I + S H A D O W Caps Font 1 Font 2 Auto Length Underline Frame...
REFERENCE Font setting HELSINKI BRUSSELS Font setting HELSINKI BRUSSELS Font setting HELSINKI BRUSSELS Style setting NORMAL Style setting SHADOW Style setting I+OUTLINE I+SHADOW BOLD OUTLINE ITALIC I+BOLD VERTICAL...
UNDERLINE FUNCTION You can emphasize your text by underlining it. The default underline setting is OFF. When the Underline function is set to ON, the Underline indicator on the right side of the display lights up. To turn on or off the Underline function: While holding down play the current underline setting.
With the Font function, you can choose one of two fonts for your text. The following font settings are available: HELSINKI and BRUSSELS The default font setting is HELSINKI. The currently selected font setting is always shown by the Font indicators below the display. Refer to Reference at the end of this section for samples of the available settings.
REFERENCE REFERENCE Font Display Font sample setting indicator HELSINKI Font 1 BRUSSELS Font 2...
With the Frame function, you can choose from various frames and highlights to design a more decorative or emphasized label. The following Frame settings are available: OFF, ROUND, CANDY, POINTING, NAMEPLATE, DOT The default frame setting is OFF; however, other settings are also available. When any setting other than OFF is selected, the Frame indicator on the right side of the display lights up.
TAPE MARGIN FUNCTION The Tape margin function allows you to adjust the size of the margins on the left and right sides of your text. The default tape margin setting is FULL; however, three other settings are also available. FULL (1 1/24”...
EXAMPLE To select the HALF tape margin setting: While holding down Tape press held down. While still holding down continue pressing is displayed. Release once, and keep Caps Font 1 Font 2 Tape until HALF Caps Font 1 Font 2 Auto F E E D F U L L...
HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT FUNCTION You can choose to align the text in one of three ways. In addition, if the Length function was used to set the length of the label, the text will align within the label according to the selected horizontal alignment setting.
MIRROR PRINTING FUNCTION With this function, you can print your text so that the characters can be read from the tape side of the tape. If mirror-printed labels are attached to glass or some other clear material, they can be read correctly from the opposite side. When using the Mirror printing function, the text should be printed on clear tape.
Although the length of the printed label automatically adjusts to fit the length of the entered text, there may be times when you will want to make a label with a specific length. The Length function allows you to set the label length between 1.6” and 11.8” (4.0 cm and 30.0 cm).
EXAMPLE To select a label length of 5”: While holding down down. L E N G T H Caps Font 1 Font 2 While still holding down continue pressing displayed. Release Press Home until 5.0 is displayed. Press , press Auto Length i n c h...
PRINT KEY & FEED FUNCTION After you have entered your text and chosen the desired format settings, you are ready to print. To print a label: Mirror Press once. The message “COPIES” followed by the number of the label being printed is displayed. If NONE tape setting is selected and the tape is immediately, some printed characters will be cut off.
NUMBERING FUNCTION This function can be used to print many copies of the same text while increasing a certain number in the text by 1 after each label is printed. To use the Numbering function: Press you wish to increase. Hold down in the display.
Hold down Number Width Press Mirror Press C O P I E S 1 / 3 Caps Font 1 Font 2 C O P I E S 3 / 3 Caps Font 1 Font 2 Press in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, then use scissors to cut along the cutting guide to separate the labels.
REPEAT PRINTING FUNCTION This function allows you to print up to 9 copies of the same text. To use the Repeat printing function: Hold down the display. Press the number key ( To cancel the Repeat printing, hold down Clear just Mirror Press...
Width Press Mirror Press C O P I E S 1 / 3 Caps Font 1 Font 2 C O P I E S 3 / 3 Caps Font 1 Font 2 Press down on the tape cutter lever to cut the tape, and then use scissors to cut along the cutting guide to separate the labels.
You can use the memory to store your most frequently used text files. The text remains in the memory, even after all characters are removed from the display using the Clear func- tion (holding down When each file is stored, it is given a number to make recalling it easier. Up to 9 text files or about 300 characters can be stored in the memory.
To overwrite the stored file with the new one: Press to delete the previously stored ﬁle and store the new one under the selected number. To go back and choose another ﬁle number without overwriting the text ﬁle, Clear press , and then press the key of a different ﬁle number.
Font Press the key ( Á delete. The text stored under the selected file number is shown. To see other parts of the selected text ﬁle, press To display the text stored under other ﬁle numbers, press the key of a different ﬁle number. To cancel the Memory delete function without deleting the text ﬁle, hold down Press...
Style Press Press To delete the text stored under ﬁle number 4: Hold down M.Del Style Press Press R E C A L L [ 4 ] J o h n S m i t Caps Font 1 Font 2 1: J o h n S m i t h Caps Font 1 Font 2...
Problem 1. The display stays blank after you have turned on the machine. 2. The machine does not print or the printed characters are blurred. 3. The text ﬁles that you stored in the memory are no longer there. 4. The printed characters formed properly.
ERROR MESSAGE LIST Error Message 3 LINE LIMIT! BATTERIES WEAK! BUFFER EMPTY! BUFFER FULL! Cause • This message appears if three lines already exist when you press • This message appears when the installed alka- line batteries become weak. • This message appears if you hold down Length and press...
Error Message CAN’T HERE! CHANGE ADAPTOR CUTTER ERROR! INVAL. CHRS! LENGTH LIMIT! Cause • This message appears if the cursor is at the end of the text when you hold down and press Number • This message appears if a high-voltage adaptor is being used.
Error Message LINE LIMIT! MEMORY FULL! FILES! NUMBER TOO SMALL! PROBLEM! REPLACE BATTERIES! SYSTEM ERROR! Cause • This message appears if the number of lines in the text is greater than the maximum number lines possible for the installed tape. •...
Error Message TAPE! LIMIT! TEXT TOO HIGH! TEXT TOO LONG! Cause • This message appears if you try to print a label or feed the tape when no tape cassette is installed. • This message appears if 50 tabs have already been added to the text when you press •...
HARDWARE Input Device: Keyboard - 51 keys LCD: 5 dots 12 characters 17 indicators Print Tape: Pressure-sensitive, Adhesive-based 26’ 3” (8 m) long Four widths available: Power Supply: Six AA alkaline batteries (AM3, LR6) or optional AC adaptor Auto power-off if no key is pressed for 5 minutes Print Head: 128 dot / 180 dpi Dimensions:...
Supplies Obtain tape cassettes from your nearest authorized dealer. Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Brother cannot be held responsible for trouble caused by the use of unauthorized supplies. Do not use tapes that do not have the mark.
Stock No. 9 mm (3/8”) TZ121 Black Characters on Clear Tape TZ221 Black Characters on White Tape TZ222 Red Characters on White Tape TZ223 Blue Characters on White Tape TZ325 White Characters on Black Tape 6 mm (1/4”) TZ111 Black Characters on Clear Tape TZ211 Black Characters on White Tape TZ315...
Iron on transfer tape Stock No. 18 mm (3/4”) TZIY41 Black Characters Security tape Stock No. 18 mm (3/4”) TZSE4 Black Characters on White Tape Fabric tape Stock No. 12 mm (1/2”) TZFA3 Blue Characters on White Tape Stamp kit/holder Stock No.