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USER'S GUIDE
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    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.

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    Although this P-touch is easy to use, we suggest that you read this User’s Guide carefully before starting. Keep this manual nearby for future reference. Declaration of Conformity We, Brother International Europe Ltd. Brother House 1 Tame Street Audenshaw Manchester M34 5JE U.K.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS QUICK REFERENCE Chapter 1 Before You Start............1 EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN MAKE WITH THIS P-TOUCH ..2 GENERAL DESCRIPTION..............4 Features ....................... 4 LCD display ......................5 Menus........................5 Keyboard......................6 Chapter 2 Getting Started............7 PRECAUTIONS ................8 Connecting the power supply cord ..............9 Installing a TZ tape cassette ................

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    Chapter 4 Using Labels and Stamps........75 Laminated tape ....................76 Non-laminated tape ....................76 Instant-lettering tape ..................76 Iron-on transfer tape ..................77 Stamp film......................78 ERROR MESSAGE LIST ............... 81 TROUBLESHOOTING ..............88 MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS............91 Appendix ............... 93 Symbols ......................94 Special barcode characters ................98 Fonts ........................98 Sizes and widths ....................99 Type styles .......................100...

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    QUICK REFERENCE Entering text Adding a space Space bar Adding an uppercase + desired character letter Adding a series of → Type character uppercase letters Adding an accented → Type character → or → to select character New Block Adding a symbol Symbol →...

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    Formatting text Changing the font Font Changing the character Size size Changing the character Width width Changing the character Style style Changing the italic set- Italic ting Changing the line effects Changing the vertical Vert printing setting Changing the label →...

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    Changing the print to select PRINT → → or OPTION → → to select options (for a template New Block New Block Continue with 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, A or B other than one from the STAMP category) 4 Printing a template to select PRINT →...

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    7 Printing many cop- to select NUMBER → → to select start of num- ies while increasing selected text bering field → → to select end of numbering field → → New Block New Block to select (or type) number → New Block 8 Printing a mirror to select MIRROR →...

  • Page 10: Before You Start

    Ch.1 Before You Start Chapter efore tart...

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    Ch. 1 Before You Start EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN Quickly create a label for a home video by using the Template function ( p. 57). If you wish, you can then change the overall style of the text ( p.

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    Ch.1 Before You Start MAKE WITH THIS P-TOUCH With the Area function ( p. 38), you can select certain parts of the text and change their font, size and style ( p. 40–47). Give your label a different look by adding one of the 13 different background designs ( p.

  • Page 13: General Description

    Ch. 1 Before You Start GENERAL DESCRIPTION Features Cover release button Tape compartment cover Tape exit slot LCD display Keyboard Handle Lettering stick Power supply connector Interface connector...

  • Page 14: Lcd Display

    Ch.1 Before You Start LCD display 1 Caps indicator 9 Tape length setting p. 25 p. 52 2 Alt indicator 0 Margin setting p. 25 p. 53 3 Template indicator A Cursor p. 57 p. 24 4 Zoom indicator B Style setting indicator p.

  • Page 15: Keyboard

    Ch. 1 Before You Start Keyboard 4 5 6 C D EF Print Feed File Templt Format Setup I / F Conv. Font Size Style Italic Vert Width & Cut Setup Copy &Paste Clear Barcode Zoom Image New Block Area Cancel Symbol H Back Space key...

  • Page 16: Getting Started

    Ch. 2 Getting Started Chapter etting tarted...

  • Page 17: Precautions

    Ch. 2 Getting Started PRECAUTIONS Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the mark. Before installing a tape cassette, be sure that the tape is correctly fed under the tape guides.

  • Page 18: Connecting The Power Supply Cord

    Ch. 2 Getting Started Connecting the power supply cord This P-touch can be used anywhere a standard electrical outlet is available. 1 Insert the plug on the end of the power supply cord into the power supply connector on the back of the P-touch.

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    Ch. 2 Getting Started For UK and Ireland IMPORTANT - Wiring Information If the power cord supplied with this product is not suitable for your electrical outlet, remove the plug from the mains cord and fit an appropriate three pin plug. If the replace- ment plug is intended to take a fuse, then fit the same fuse as the original.

  • Page 20: Installing A Tz Tape Cassette

    Ch. 2 Getting Started 4 Insert the tape cassette firmly into the com- Installing a TZ tape cassette partment, making sure that the entire back of the cassette touches the bottom of the A TZ tape cassette is supplied with this P-touch. compartment.

  • Page 21: Connecting To The Computer

    Ch. 2 Getting Started Connecting to the computer Turning on & off the P-touch This machine is equipped with an interface con- The power supply key ( ) is located in the nector, which allows you to print labels and top right corner of the machine’s keyboard.

  • Page 22: Installing P-touch Editor

    P-touch. NOTE Since the P-touch Editor software can be used with both the PT-9400 and the PT-9200PC, the illustra- tions in the printer screens may not always match your model. On an IBM PC-compatible computer: 1 Check that your system configuration meets the following requirements.

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    If you chose “Custom”, click the Next button A dialogue box that allows you to select the to display the Option dialogue box, which PTCOM port where the PT-9400 is con- allows you to select which options will be nected appears.

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    Add button. Select the port where the PT-9400 is connected, and then click the OK button. H Select the serial port where the PT-9400 is D For Windows NT 4.0: ® connected, and then click the Next button.

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    Operating system: System 7.5.3 or later Printer port: 8-pin connector jack CD-ROM drive 2 Connect the PT-9400 to the computer’s printer port and turn both of them on. 3 Insert the P-touch Editor CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive and double- click the CD-ROM icon.

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    Ch. 2 Getting Started Using P-touch Editor Follow the procedure below to select the PT- 9400 as your printer. 1 Pull down the Apple menu and select The P-touch Editor application makes it easy for “Chooser” to display the Chooser window.

  • Page 27: Using P-touch Editor

    Ch. 2 Getting Started 3 Click the Next button. Layout Print Title bar Rulers area area Menu bar Draw toolbar Print toolbar Database toolbar Status bar Object dock Property dock Designing a layout from an Auto For- 4 In the “Template:” list view, select the tem- mat template: plate that you wish to use.

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    Ch. 2 Getting Started 9 Check that the layout contains the text that 5 Click the Next or the Previous buttons until you want to use. the text that you wish to change appears in the “Input:” edit box. Here, the first line of 0 Click the Finish button.

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    NOTE For details on the P-touch Editor software, refer to the User’s Guide on the CD-ROM. For details on the PT-9400, refer to this printed User’s Guide. The P-touch Editor User’s Guide can be read using other browsers; however, some pages may not be displayed correctly.

  • Page 30: Reading The User's Guide

    Ch. 2 Getting Started Reading the P-touch Editor User’s Guide: 1 If the User’s Guide was not installed onto the computer’s hard disk, insert the P-touch Editor CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 2 Start up the User’s Guide. On an IBM PC-compatible computer: - By clicking the P-touch Editor icon: Double-click “The User’s Guide PT- 9200PC”...

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    Ch. 2 Getting Started...

  • Page 32: Functions

    Ch. 3 Functions Chapter unctions...

  • Page 33: Performing Basic Operations

    Ch. 3 Functions Performing basic operations (left) To move the cursor one space or character Although most functions can be used just by to the left, press once. If the cursor is at pressing their keys, the following keys may be the beginning of a line when this key is needed with certain functions.

  • Page 34: Entering Text

    Ch. 3 Functions Entering text Alt ( Characters printed on the right sides of keys in addition to many more special characters and Typing in the text for your labels is the same as punctuation marks can be added to the text typing on a typewriter or a computer.

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    Ch. 3 Functions To add an accented character or a special 4 Press . The selected character is New Block punctuation mark to the text: added to the text and Alt mode turns off. 1 Press NOTE . The Alt indicator lights up. To enter a series of characters in Alt mode, hold 2 Press the key for the desired character.

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    Ch. 3 Functions 4 Press the key for the letter that you wish to Symbol Symbol ( combine with the diacritical mark. The let- In addition to the letters, symbols and numerals ter is also added to the text. on the key tops, there are 475 additional sym- bols and pictures available with the Symbol NOTE function.

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    Ch. 3 Functions 4 Select the desired symbol. If CATALOGUE NO. was selected: Back Half Type in a symbol number (or press Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm ) until the desired symbol is dis- 24mm played. The name of the category con- 18mm taining the selected symbol is shown in the second line at the top of the display.

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    Ch. 3 Functions Barcode Barcode ( To change the barcode parameters: 2 Press The Barcode function allows you to add your . All or some of the following Format Format desired barcode to your label. In addition, the parameters can be set. various barcode parameters enable you to cre- TYPE (type of protocol) ate custom barcodes.

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    Ch. 3 Functions To enter the barcode data: until 9 moves beside the 5 Press 9 Type in the barcode data. desired setting. NOTE Back Half ground Caps Alt Template Zoom To select the default setting, press 36mm TYPE :CODABAR (space bar).

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    Ch. 3 Functions To add the barcode to the text: Currency conversion ( Conv. Setup This extremely useful function automatically D Press New Block converts one currency into another (1ST CUR- RENCY ↔ ↔ ↔ ↔ 2ND CURRENCY). Simply set up this NOTE function once with the desired currency formats To delete a barcode, move the cursor to the centre...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 3 Since Î is already beside CURRENCY, 5 Press to confirm the setting and New Block press return to the 1ST CURRENCY menu. NOTE Back Half When setting the parameters for the second cur- Caps Alt Template Zoom ground rency, 2ND will be displayed instead of 1ST.

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    Ch. 3 Functions 9 Press B Press until 9 moves beside the to confirm the setting. New Block desired setting. If a setting containing a decimal point was selected: NOTE The 1ST D. POINT menu is displayed. To return to the previous screen without keep- Cancel ing any changes, press Back...

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    Ch. 3 Functions H If ANY was selected for the second cur- O Press New Block until Î moves rency, press beside RATE (the exchange rate). Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground If a setting other than ANY was selected for 36mm the second currency, skip to step M.

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    Ch. 3 Functions If VERTICAL1 or VERTICAL2 was selected: V Press The PRINT FORMAT menu is displayed again. Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground Y Press again to apply the settings New Block 36mm [ ]:CONFIRM and return to the SETUP menu. ORIENTATION 24mm STATEMENT ABOUT CURRENCY CONVERSION...

  • Page 45: Editing Text

    Ch. 3 Functions Editing text 4 Press New Block NOTE Zoom Zoom ( The preset currencies are calculated based on the Image following rates: To view text that is too small to be read on the display, the Zoom mode must be turned on, Conversion Conversion Cur-...

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    Ch. 3 Functions Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm EDIT TEXT 36mm OK TO CLEAR 24mm TEXT BUFFER? 24mm 18mm 18mm TEXT & FORMATS 12mm TEXT ONLY 12mm CANCEL Style Italic Vertical Style Italic Vertical Backspace (...

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    Ch. 3 Functions To select an area of the text: 1 Press , or until the cursor Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground is beside the first character that you want to 36mm select. OK TO CLEAR TEXT BUFFER? 24mm 18mm Back...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 4 Format the text using the text format func- Copy Copy & Paste ( &Paste tions (see pages 40 through 46) or use the The Copy & Paste function is useful for copying Copy & Paste function to copy the text and already entered characters and pasting them paste it into a different place in the text (see into a different section of the text.

  • Page 49: Formatting

    Ch. 3 Functions Formatting To change the font before entering the text: 1 Press , or until the cursor A variety of formatting functions are available is moved to the point where you want to for making more decorative labels. begin using a different font.

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    Ch. 3 Functions Size ( Size The character size can be adjusted using the NOTE Size function. With the AUTO setting, the While selecting a Size setting, the following opera- machine compares your text with the width of tions may be used: the installed tape and automatically adjusts the To display the previous setting, hold down characters to the largest possible size.

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the size of the text in a selected Width ( Width area: The Width function can be used with any of the text sizes to make the size of the characters 1 Hold down Area and press to select all wider or more narrow.

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the width of the text in a selected Style ( Style area: You can choose from 7 different text styles to create more personalized labels. Refer to the Area 1 Hold down and press to select all style samples on page 100.

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    Ch. 3 Functions Italic ( Italic The Italic function can be combined with each Back Half of the other text format settings to provide an Caps Alt Template Zoom ground even larger variety of text styles. When the Italic 36mm STYLE function is turned on for the text at the cursor’s OUTLINE...

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    Ch. 3 Functions Line effects ( The Line effects function enables you to under- Back Half line or strike out certain parts of your text. Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm ITALIC 24mm 18mm UNDERLINE STRIKE OUT 12mm NOTE While selecting a Line effects setting, the following Style Italic Vertical operations may be used:...

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the Line effects setting for the text in Vertical ( Vert a selected area: With the Vertical function, you can print your text vertically along the length of your label. Area 1 Hold down and press to select all Area of the text, or press...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 2 Press Frame/shading ( to select either ON or OFF. The Vert current setting is shown below VERTICAL at You can choose from a variety of frames and the top of the display and a sample (A) can shadings for emphasizing certain parts or all of be seen to the right of the cursor.

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    Ch. 3 Functions 4 Since 9 is already beside ALL, press Back Half New Block Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm 5 Press until 9 moves beside the [ ]:CONFIRM FRAME/SHADING 24mm desired frame or shading pattern. FRAME 18mm SHADING 12mm Back Half...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 5 Press A Press . The desired frame or shading New Block New Block is applied to the selected blocks of text. 6 Press until the first block that NOTE you wish to frame or shade is selected. To delete the frame or shading, position the cursor on the left side of the frame/shading that you wish Back...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 3 Press 9 Press New Block New Block 4 Press until 9 moves beside 0 Press until 9 moves beside the LINE. desired frame or shading pattern. Back Half Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 7 Press New Block Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 8 Press , or until all of the 36mm [ ]:CONFIRM characters that you wish to frame or apply a FRAME/SHADING 24mm shading to are selected. FRAME 18mm SHADING...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 2 Since Î is already beside LENGTH, press Format ( Format Pressing the Format key displays a menu con- taining five label format functions, which can be used to change the label’s general appearance. To change the LENGTH setting: The currently set label length is shown at the left end of the top line in the top of the display.

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the MARGIN setting: This function allows you to select the size of the Back Half margins on the left and right sides of your text. Caps Alt Template Zoom ground When NONE, NARROW or MEDIUM is 36mm [ ]:CHANGE SETTINGS selected, some extra tape is fed out so that the...

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the H.ALI (horizontal alignment) 3 Press setting: You can choose to align the text in your label in Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground one of four ways: 36mm [ ]:CONFIRM HORIZONTAL ALIGN 24mm [LEFT] 18mm [LEFT]...

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the PITCH setting: 3 Press With this function, you can select whether or not each character is given an equal width. Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm [ ]:CONFIRM PITCH 24mm HIHIHI 18mm [PS] 12mm H I H I H I...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 5 Press once to confirm the setting. New Block If SMALL or LARGE was selected, type in Back Half the desired text, change the font by press Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm until the desired font setting is dis- Font [ ]:CHANGE SETTINGS FORMAT...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 2 Select the desired template. Templt Template ( The Template function makes creating a label or NOTE stamp quick and easy. After selecting one of the To select the first template, press various pre-formatted templates, simply change the text, and then it is ready to be printed.

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    Ch. 3 Functions 6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all of the text 3 Press . The first line of the tem- that you wish to use is entered. The MENU New Block plate’s text is shown below EDIT TEXT at appears after the last line of text in the tem- the top of the display.

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    Ch. 3 Functions To print a label or stamp created using a tem- 9 Press plate: E Press until 9 moves beside Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground PRINT. 36mm [ ]:CONFIRM CHAR. 24mm F Press ORIGINAL New Block 18mm ITALIC DYNAMIC...

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    Ch. 3 Functions G Press until 9 moves beside the K Press until 9 moves beside the desired setting. desired setting, and then press New Block For a label created using a template other Refer to pages 61 and 62 for more details than one from the STAMP category: on saving files.

  • Page 70: Storing And Recalling Files

    Ch. 3 Functions Storing and recalling files O Press New Block You can store frequently used text in the mem- Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground ory. These text files remain in the memory, even 36mm after all characters are erased from the display [ ]:CONFIRM FILE 24mm...

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    Ch. 3 Functions NOTE Back Half To return to the previous screen without making Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm Cancel FILE DESCRIPTION any changes, press 24mm 18mm 3 Press R o b e r t B e c k New Block 12mm A B C T r a n s p...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 2 Press until 9 moves beside 5 Press . The selected file appears in New Block OPEN. the display. NOTE To return to the previous screen without making NOTE Cancel any changes, press When a file created using a template is opened, it is opened in Template mode.

  • Page 73: Printing

    Ch. 3 Functions 4 Select the file that you want to delete, and Printing then press New Block Zoom Image ( To scan through the saved files, press Image To preview an image of the entire text before it Zoom is printed, hold down and press .

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    Ch. 3 Functions 2 Since 9 is already beside OK, press New Block The label is printed out. Back Half NOTE Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm [ ]:CHANGE SETTINGS Cancel Feed To quit printing, press . Be sure to press &...

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    Ch. 3 Functions Letters and numbers increase as shown below: 2 Press to move 9 beside OPTION. Î Î Î Î ...9 NOTE Î Î Î Î ...Z To return to the text without making any changes, Î Î Î Î...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 0 Type in a number (or press 6 Press , or until the first until the desired number of copies is dis- character that you wish to select for the played. numbering field is selected. 7 Press NOTE New Block select...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 3 Press 6 Press to move 9 beside the New Block desired setting. NOTE NOTE To display the OPTION menu quickly, hold To select the default setting ( [OFF]), press down and press Print (space bar). To return to the previous screen without keep- Cancel ing any changes, press 7 Press...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 3 Press 7 Press to confirm the setting and New Block New Block return to the OPTION menu. NOTE To display the OPTION menu quickly, hold To change the shape of the text: down and press Print Use the TRANSFORMATION function to create interesting text effects by molding the text into To return to the previous screen without keep-...

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    Ch. 3 Functions To change the CUT setting: The way that labels are cut off after being Back Half printed can be selected using the CUT function. Caps Alt Template Zoom ground A full cut completely cuts off the label. When a 36mm [ ]:CHANGE SETTINGS half cut setting is selected, the HALF CUT indi-...

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    Ch. 3 Functions 3 Press 7 Press to confirm the setting and New Block New Block return to the OPTION menu. NOTE To display the OPTION menu quickly, hold To use SPLIT printing: down and press Print The SPLIT function enlarges the text and prints it on 2, 3 or 4 labels, which can be assembled to To return to the previous screen without keep- create extra-large labels.

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    Ch. 3 Functions 3 Press 7 Press to apply the setting and return New Block New Block to the OPTION menu. NOTE To display the OPTION menu quickly, hold down and press Print To return to the previous screen without keep- Cancel ing any changes, press To return all functions in the OPTION menu to...

  • Page 82: Setting Display Features

    Ch. 3 Functions Setting display features 3 Press to move 9 beside the set- ting that you wish to select. Setup ( Setup NOTE Pressing displays four functions which let Setup To select the default setting, press you change the general appearance of text (space bar).

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    Ch. 3 Functions Back Half ground Caps Alt Template Zoom Back Half Caps Alt Template Zoom ground 36mm [ ]:CHANGE SETTINGS 36mm SETUP 24mm [ ]:CONFIRM CONTRAST LINE NO. : 24mm 18mm CONTRAST : 18mm BAUD RATE: 12mm 57600 bps 12mm Style Italic Vertical...

  • Page 84: Using Labels And Stamps

    Ch. 4 Using Labels and Stamps Chapter sing abels and tamps...

  • Page 85: Laminated Tape

    Ch. 4 Using Labels and Stamps Laminated tape Non-laminated tape 5 Slightly fold labels printed on non-lami- The backing from labels printed on laminated tapes can easily be removed if a half cut setting nated tape in half so that the inside edges of was used (refer to page 70).

  • Page 86: Iron-on Transfer Tape

    Ch. 4 Using Labels and Stamps Iron-on transfer tape NOTE Anything you print on iron-on transfer tape can White garments made from 100% cotton with a plain (smooth) surface are best for making iron- be transferred onto fabrics. on transfers. NOTE You can also make transfers to garments made Although the iron-on transfers are non-toxic, do...

  • Page 87: Stamp Film

    Ch. 4 Using Labels and Stamps Stamp film Drying Do not tumble dry garments which have had iron-on transfers applied. The transfers may In addition to labels, your P-touch can be used come off and stick to other items of clothing. to make custom, pre-inked stamps for various Garments with iron-on transfers may be dried uses (optional stamp kit required).

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    Ch. 4 Using Labels and Stamps 4 With the glossy side of the stamp film facing 7 Fit the frame over the stamp film, and then up, align one end of the stamp film with the push the frame into place. slit in the side of the stamp holder.

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    If a stamp made with a new stamp film is faint “brother” logo. or incomplete, even after forcefully pressing down the stamp holder for up to 30 seconds, replace the stamp holder with a new one.

  • Page 90: Error Message List

    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION 4 DIGITS MINIMUM This message appears if less than Enter a minimum of four the minimum four digits are digits before pressing entered as the barcode data. New Block 5 BARCODE LIMIT This message appears if five bar- Limit the number of bar- codes already exist when you...

  • Page 91

    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION BUFFER EMPTY This message appears if no text has Type in some text before trying to perform any of been typed in when you press Area these operations. , when you hold Print Area press Zoom...

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    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION INCORRECT This message appears if charac- Adjust the numbering field OPERATION FOR ters in different lines or blocks are so that it only contains NUMBERING selected as a numbering field characters within a single FUNCTION (NUMBER function on the line of a single block.

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    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION LENGTH LIMIT This message appears if you try to Delete some of the text or paste in text or add a character, a reduce the character size space, a new block, a symbol, a before trying to add more diacritical mark, an accented char- text.

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    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION LINE LIMIT This message appears if you press Adjust the number of lines so that the block will not to delete text, press have more than the maxi- Clear mum possible. to add a new line, or try to New Block add currency conversion text, causing the number of lines in a...

  • Page 95

    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION SET 12mm his message appears if a 12-mm- Install a 12-mm-wide tape wide tape cassette is not installed cassette. when printing a label created using a template for 12-mm-wide tape. SET 18mm This message appears if a 18-mm- Install a 18-mm-wide tape wide tape cassette is not installed cassette.

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    ERROR MESSAGE LIST ERROR MESSAGE CAUSE SOLUTION TEXT TOO LONG This message appears if the length Delete some of the text, of the text is longer than the label reduce the character length that has been set. width, or increase the set label length.

  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Solution (1) The display stays blank after you have Check that the power supply cord is con- turned on the machine, or abnormal char- nected. acters are displayed. Reset the machine by turning it off, and while holding down , turn- ing the machine back on.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Solution 1 Turn off the machine. (5) A blank horizontal line appears through the text in the printed label. 2 Open the tape compartment cover, then remove the tape cassette if one is installed. The print head and rollers are located in the tape compartment.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Solution (6) The tape is not ejected correctly after being Turn off the machine, open the tape com- automatically cut. partment cover, and remove the tape cas- sette if one is installed. Using a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, clean off the metal piece in the exit slot to the left of the cutter.

  • Page 100: Machine Specifications

    MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS HARDWARE Power supply: Input AC 230 V 50Hz (Auto power off if no key is pressed within 30 minutes) Input device: Keyboard (79 keys) 118 × 64 dots LCD: 21 indicators (with back light) Print tape: 6 widths available: 6 mm 9 mm...

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    MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS...

  • Page 102: Appendix

    Appendix ppendix...

  • Page 103: Symbols

    Appendix Symbols p. 27 The following symbols are available. Category PUNCTUATION • × ÷ ® © ™ Symbol ± § ¶ ¿ ¡ Number Symbol & Number BRACKET « » Symbol < > Number ARROW → ← ↑ ↓ ↔ Î...

  • Page 104

    Appendix Category WARNING 1 Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number WARNING 2 Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number WARNING 3 Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number INFORMATION Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number...

  • Page 105

    Appendix Category TRAFFIC Symbol Number OTHER SIGNS Symbol Number Symbol Number OCCASIONS Symbol Number Symbol Number ANIMALS Symbol Number FLORAL Symbol Number FOOD/DRINK Symbol Number Symbol Number OFFICE Symbol Number Symbol Number Symbol Number SPORTS Symbol Number Symbol Number...

  • Page 106

    Appendix Category FIRST AID Symbol Number TRANSPORT Symbol Number TOOLS Symbol Number ASTROLOGY Symbol Number POINTERS Symbol Number FISH Symbol Number INSECTS Symbol Number VIDEO Symbol Number...

  • Page 107: Special Barcode Characters

    Appendix Special barcode characters p. 29 The following special characters can only be added to barcodes created using protocols EAN128 and CODE128. Value Character Value Character Value Character < > FNC3 FNC2 FNC4 FNC1 The following special characters can only be added to barcodes created using protocols CODE39 or CODABAR.

  • Page 108: Sizes And Widths

    Appendix Sizes and widths pp. 41–42 Samples of the available text sizes and widths are shown below. Width Wide Medium Narrow Size 72pt 60pt 48pt 36pt 24pt 18pt 12pt...

  • Page 109: Type Styles

    Appendix Type styles p. 43 Outline + Normal Bold Outline Solid Shadow Stripe Shadow Helsinki Brussels San Diego Florida Calgary Brunei Bold Angeles Bermuda Script Istanbul...

  • Page 110: Framing And Shading Patterns

    Appendix Framing and shading patterns p. 47 The following frame and shading patterns are available. Frame Shading...

  • Page 111: Background Designs

    Appendix Background designs p. 55 Samples of the available background designs are shown below. TILES TARTAN [SMALL] TRIANGLE [LARGE] PARQUET FLORAL METAL GEOMETRY MOSAIC GRADUATE 1 MARBLES GRADUATE 2...

  • Page 112: Pre-set Templates

    Appendix Pre-set templates p. 57 Samples of the available templates are shown below. Template Tape Label Category Sample name width length ADDRESS ADDRESS 1 24 mm 8.0 cm ADDRESS 2 24 mm 7.8 cm ADDRESS 3 24 mm 10.4 cm ADDRESS 4 36 mm 8.6 cm...

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    Appendix Template Tape Label Category Sample name width length SHOP SALE 36 mm 24.6 cm PRICE 1 24 mm 5.7 cm PRICE 2 24 mm 11.0 cm SIGN SIGN 36 mm 11.4 cm FLOPPY FLOPPY 1 24 mm 7.0 cm FLOPPY 2 24 mm 7.0 cm...

  • Page 114

    Appendix Template Tape Label Category Sample name width length VIDEO VHS 1 18 mm 14.0 cm VHS 2 18 mm 14.0 cm 8mm 1 9 mm 7.3 cm 8mm 2 12 mm 9.2 cm VHSC 18 mm 8.1 cm AUDIO AUDIO 1 9 mm 8.9 cm...

  • Page 115

    Appendix Template Tape Label Category Sample name width length STAMP NORMAL L STAMP L 11.2 cm NORMAL M STAMP M 10.2 cm FRAMED L STAMP L 11.2 cm FRAMED M STAMP M 10.2 cm 2LINE L STAMP L 11.2 cm 2LINE/ STAMP L FRAME L...

  • Page 116: Template Text Styles

    Appendix Template text styles p. 58 Samples of the available template text styles are shown below. CHAR. style Sample Font Style Italic ORIGINAL Template default ITALIC Template default DYNAMIC ISTANBUL SOLID ARTISTIC FLORIDA OUTLINE FORMAL BRUSSELS NORMAL ELEGANT NORMAL FREE BERMUDA OUTLINE SCRIPT...

  • Page 117: Text Transformation Styles

    Appendix Text transformation styles p. 69 Samples of the text transformation shapes are shown below. [OFF] A B C...

  • Page 118: Index

    INDEX Numerics Italic function ..... 44 LENGTH function ....52 1ST CURRENCY menu .

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    Italic ......44 Template labels ....59 Style .

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    TRANSFORMATION function ... 69 TYPE parameter ..... . 29 UNDER# parameter ....29 Underlining .

  • Page 121: Accessories

    Obtain tape cassettes from your nearest authorised dealer. Brother cannot be held responsible for trouble caused by the use of unauthorised supplies. Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the mark. Stock No.

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    Stock No. Description 18 mm laminated tapes TZ-141 Black characters on clear adhesive TZ-241 Black characters on white adhesive TZ-242 Red characters on white adhesive TZ-243 Blue characters on white adhesive TZ-344 Gold characters on black adhesive TZ-345 White characters on black adhesive TZ-441 Black characters on red adhesive TZ-541...

  • Page 123

    Stock No. Description 9-mm laminated tapes TZ-121 Black characters on clear adhesive TZ-122 Red characters on clear adhesive TZ-123 Blue characters on clear adhesive TZ-221 Black characters on white adhesive TZ-222 Red characters on white adhesive TZ-223 Blue characters on white adhesive TZ-324 Gold characters on black adhesive TZ-325...

  • Page 124

    Stock No. Description 12 mm non-laminated tapes TZ-N231 Black characters on white adhesive TZ-N232 Red characters on white adhesive TZ-N233 Blue characters on white adhesive TZ-N531 Black characters on blue adhesive TZ-N631 Black characters on yellow adhesive TZ-N731 Black characters on green adhesive TZ-NF31 Black characters on purple adhesive 9 mm non-laminated tapes...

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    Printed in Japan UT1533001 A...

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