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  • Brand: Brother
  • Product: Laminator
  • Model/name: LX-1200
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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LC0075001
Printed in China/Imprimé en Chine
9906 ENGLISH/FRENCH
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Owner’s Manual
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FCC NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment has been certified to comply with FCC standards, which are applied to the U.S.A.
only.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Statement
Under the terms of an agreement with Xyron, Inc., the purchase or other acquisition of this product
confers no right or license to use the product in the Retroreflective Field.
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Brother Cool Laminator LX-1200
Fax-Back System
Brother Customer Service has installed an easy-to-use Fax-Back System, so you can get instant answers to
common technical questions and product information for all Brother products. This system is available 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send faxes to any fax machine, not just the one from
which you are calling.
If you can’t resolve a difficulty with your laminator using this manual, call our Fax-Back System, and follow
the voice prompts to receive faxed instructions about using the system and an index of Fax-Back subjects.
USA: 1-800-521-2846
Brother on the World Wide Web
You can find more information about Brother products, from product specification sheets to Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs), on the World Wide Web. Visit us at
http://www.brother.com
For Customer Service
USA: 1-877-BROTHER (276-8437) (voice)
or 1-901-379-1010
1-901-379-1210 (fax)
Corporate Headquarters
Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA
Service Center Locations
If you need a local service center, please call 1-800-284-HELP (4357) to locate the authorized service
center near you.
Note:
Be sure to call the Service Center before your visit. Service Centers do not provide operational assistance.
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Ordering Accessories and Supplies (in the USA)
For best quality results use only genuine Brother accessories, available at most Brother retailers. If you
cannot find the accessory you need and you have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit
card, you can order accessories directly from Brother. (In the USA, you can visit us online for a complete
selection of Brother accessories and supplies available for purchase or you may order supplies and
accessories by mail using the order form on page 3.)
USA: 1-888-879-3232 (voice)
1-800-947-1445 (fax)
http://www.brothermall.com
Description Model Number Price Each
Double-side Laminate
12” wide film cartridge (About 39.3m/128.9ft. long) LC-D12 $129.99
12” wide refill roll (About 39.3m/128.9ft long) LC-D12R $89.99
9” wide film cartridge (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D9 $40.99
9” wide refill roll (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D9R $31.99
4.8” wide film cartridge (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D5 $32.99
4.8” wide refill roll (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D5R $25.99
Adhesive With Laminate
12” wide film cartridge (About 10m/32.8ft. long) LC-A12 $104.99
12” wide refill roll (About 10m/32.8ft. long) LC-A12R $89.99
9” wide film cartridge (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A9 $72.99
9” wide refill roll (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A9R $55.99
4.8” wide film cartridge (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A5 $48.99
4.8” wide refill roll (About 20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A5R $42.99
Magnetic Back Laminate
9” wide film cartridge (About 4m/13.1ft. long) LC-M9 $133.99
9” wide refill roll (About 10m/32.8ft. long) LC-M9R $174.99
4.8” wide film cartridge (About 4m/13.1ft. long) LC-M5 $83.99
4.8” wide refill roll (About 10m/32.8ft. long) LC-M5R $109.99
Other Accessories
Replacement Ceramic Side Cutters (2 blades) SC-2 $13.99
Replacement Corner Cutter Trimmer Tray CC-3 $29.99
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Accessory order form
This order form is provided for your convenience should your retailer not stock the item(s) needed.
Item Description Price Each Quantity Total
To complete the Order Form:
1. Review the Accessory List on the preceding pages
and select the desired items.
2. Complete the above form, indicating the quantity of
each item.
3. Total the columns and enter the total on the
“Supply/Accessory Subtotal” line.
4. Add the appropriate Sales Tax and Shipping /
Handling Charge.
5. Put the total on the “Total Due” line.
6. Clearly print your name and address below.
7. Send the Order Form, along with proper payment to
the address below.
Credit Card Holders
Order 7 days a week / 24 hours a day
PHONE: 1-888-879-3232
FAX: 1-800-947-1445
ON LINE: http://www.brothermall.com
Send Order Form To:
Brother International Corp.
Attn: Consumer Accessory Div.
P
.O.Box 341332
Bartlett, TN 38184-1332
Name:
Address:
City:
State: _____________________ Zip:
Daytime Phone #:
Daytime Fax #:
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Supplies and Accessories Subtotal: $______________
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN,
MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA
residents add applicable sales tax: $
Shipping and Handling Options: $
Please choose one:
Standard Freight:
Continental U.S. ($5.00) Alaska & Hawaii ($8.75) Canada,
GU, PR, VI ($15.00)
* 2
nd
Day Air Freight (Continental U.S. only): ($8.75)
* For all other overseas orders, fax this form to us at
1-901-384-8184 for a quote based on weight
Total Due $______________
Method of Payment (check one)** No C.O.D. orders **
( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard ( ) Discover ( ) American Express
( ) Check / Money Order
Account Number ________________________________________
Expiration Date _________________________________________
Signature _______________________________________________
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Table of Contents
Getting started ................................................................................................................................................ 5
Features.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Precautions..................................................................................................................................................... 6
Package list..................................................................................................................................................... 7
Part names...................................................................................................................................................... 8
Outside of the machine............................................................................................................................... 8
Inside of the machine.................................................................................................................................. 8
Control Panel.............................................................................................................................................. 9
Film Cartridge............................................................................................................................................. 9
Setup............................................................................................................................................................. 10
Turning the machine on/off ....................................................................................................................... 10
About Auto Power Saver........................................................................................................................... 10
Operating the machine.................................................................................................................................. 11
Document Size.............................................................................................................................................. 14
The Auto Sheet Feeder............................................................................................................................. 15
The Auto Cross Cutting System................................................................................................................ 15
How to define the cutting position (creating borders).................................................................................... 16
Auto Cutter Mode - Border........................................................................................................................ 16
Auto Cutter Mode - No Border.................................................................................................................. 16
Auto Cutter Mode - Cutter Off (for sensitive documents) .......................................................................... 16
Auto Cutter Mode - Extra Border .............................................................................................................. 17
How to use Continuous mode....................................................................................................................... 18
Manual feeding and manual cutting .............................................................................................................. 20
Corner cutting ............................................................................................................................................... 21
Corner cutter dust box .............................................................................................................................. 22
About film rolls .............................................................................................................................................. 23
Film-supply maintenance.......................................................................................................................... 23
Replacing the film cartridge .......................................................................................................................... 24
Installing/replacing the film roll in the cartridge............................................................................................. 26
Using 9” (A4) or 4.8” (A6) film cartridges ...................................................................................................... 30
Regular maintenance and troubleshooting.................................................................................................... 33
Regular maintenance................................................................................................................................ 33
Paper jams................................................................................................................................................ 33
Replacing the side cutter units.................................................................................................................. 36
Replacing the corner cutter trimmer tray................................................................................................... 38
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................. 39
Specifications................................................................................................................................................ 40
Index ............................................................................................................................................................. 41
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Getting started
Thank you for purchasing a Brother Cool Laminator. This machine has been designed to be easy to use, but
can be utilized to its fullest potential by taking some time to read this owner’s manual.
Features
• Depending upon the type of film used, this machine turns a variety of documents into professional, self-
adhesive stickers, dual-sided, coated lamination sheets, magnetic signs etc.
• In addition to output from computers and word processors, you can laminate hand-written sheets,
clippings from magazines, photographs or any other type of document.
• Your documents are perfectly coated to protect them from water, dust, tearing, yellowing, and to create a
professional, high quality finish.
• No heat is used. The unique cold pressure method and specially formulated adhesives make the
operation safe, easy and fast.
• You can start laminating immediately after turning the power on (no warm-up time is necessary).
• This machine has an auto sheet feeder and auto cross cutting mechanism. It automatically detects the
width and length of your document and precisely trims the excess laminate from your square or
rectangular finished documents.
• The film is easily installed and replaced.
• The LX-1200 supports document widths of up to 11.7” (A3 - 297mm).
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Precautions
To avoid personal injury or damage to the machine, please pay close attention to the CAUTION and
WARNING notices in this manual. They are here for your safety, as well as to point out actions that might
cause damage to your machine.
WARNING:
- Do not attempt to repair or disassemble this equipment yourself. The warranty will be voided if
this machine is not repaired by authorized service personnel.
- Do not touch the blades inside of the machine.
- Use only the AC adapter that was supplied with the machine. Using the wrong AC adapter may
damage the machine and will void the warranty.
CAUTION:
- Do not pull the power cord. To disconnect it, always grasp the plug itself.
- Do not place the machine under direct exposure to sunlight and other sources of heat,
excessive moisture, or dust.
- If any liquid is spilled onto the machine, immediately unplug the machine from its power source
and consult with authorized service personnel.
- Unplug the machine during a lightning storm.
- Do not place heavy objects on the machine.
- Keep the back and sides of the machine clear of obstructions to prevent overheating.
- Use only a soft, dry cloth to clean the machine (do not use chemicals, solvents, or detergents).
- To avoid electrical interference, do not place the machine close to a radio receiver or television.
- Do not turn the machine off while operating except in the event of a malfunction.
- Turn the machine off in the event of a malfunction.
- If you use adhesive laminate film, do not attach the laminated output to one’s skin, or the
sensitive surface of objects.
- The laminated documents are not easily digested. Great care should be taken to prevent
accidental ingestion by infants or the elderly.
- The laminate film contains UV resistance materials. However, the color of the documents may
fade if the documents are printed with liquid type ink. Solid type ink is recommended to prevent
the document from fading.
- The laminated document may be wrinkled or damaged if it is placed under a heavy object.
- Do not place the magnetic back laminate output close to floppy disks or audio tapes. The data
on the disks or tapes may be damaged.
- Brother can not be held liable for loss or damage of items used in the laminator machine.
- Under the terms of an agreement with Xyron, Inc., the purchase or other acquisition of this
product confers no right or license to use the product in the Retroreflective Field.
- Laminating thermal paper may cause the print to fade.
- When a document is first laminated it may feel sticky to the touch. This stickiness is caused by
silicone that is used in processing the film.
- Discard the machine or laminated output according to local regulations. If you are not sure of
them, call your local Sanitation Department.
IMPORTANT OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS:
- Select Cutter Off Mode when laminating sensitive or irregularly shaped documents.
- Do not insert your precious and valuable items into the machine.
- Do not laminate any photograph which cannot be replaced.
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Package list
1 Machine 1
2 Film cartridge 1 (Double side laminate type)
(Starter cartridge includes 13.1’ or 4m of film)*
3 AC adapter 1
4 Owner’s manual 1
5 Compatible accessory list 1
6 Supplemental PC software (CD-ROM) 1
7 Cartridge adapter 1
* The film cartridge is already installed into the machine.
1 2 3
4 5 6
7
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Part names
Outside of the machine
DC connector Located on the left, backside of the machine. Aperture for the AC
adapter.
Top cover For replacing the film cartridge and cutter units.
Viewing window Located on the top cover. Allows you to make sure that the
correct type of film cartridge is loaded into the machine.
Document tray Where documents to be laminated are placed.
Document supporter Supports the document being laminated.
Document guide Aligns the left edge of the paper for proper document insertion.
Document tray cover Easily lifts for the removal small sized documents.
Control panel Power switch and function button area.
Document output Location where the document exits the machine.
Corner cutter slot Allows you to trim the corners of your document after laminating.
Corners of a document are automatically trimmed after insertion
into the corner cutter slot.
Corner cutter trimmer tray The corner of your laminated document is placed on this tray to
position it into the corner cutter slot.
Corner cutter dust box Collects trimmings from the corner cutter.
AC adapter Plugs into an electrical outlet and the DC connector on the
machine.
Inside of the machine
Film cartridge Contains the roll film. The label on the cartridge identifies the film
type.
You can use 12.0 inch (A3), 9.0 inch (A4) or 4.8 inch (A6) width
LC cartridges with this machine.
Roller holder lever Locks/releases the roller holder.
Roller holder Holds the roller unit.
Side cutter arm Arm for the side (vertical) cutter unit.
Side cutter units Blades for side (vertical) cutting.
Top/bottom cutter units Blades for top/bottom (horizontal) cutting.
Roller Feeds the document into the unit.
Film cartridge
Roller holder
Side cutter arm
Top/bottom cutter units
Roller holder
lever
Roller
Side cutter
units
Document guide
Document supporter
Document tray
Viewing window
Corner cutter slot
Control Panel
Document output
DC connector
Top cover
Corner cutter
trimmer tray
Corner cutter dust box
Document
tray cover
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Control Panel
POWER DIAL ON/OFF Turns the machine on/off.
Cut Cuts the document in the current position.
Feed Manually feeds the laminate and/or the document.
Continuous Use this feature to laminate multiple documents.
Extra Border Use this feature to create an extra border on one-side of your
document (i.e. area for 3-hole punch).
Start Starts an operation.
Stop Stops an operation.
Border The machine will trim the film with about a 0.18” (4.5mm) margin
from each edge of the document. - Leaves a margin of laminate.
No Border The machine will trim the film with a margin that is approximately
0.06” (1.5mm) from each edge of the document. - Trims the
laminate close to the document.
Cutter Off Turns the cutting mode off.
Error Indicates a malfunction of machine.
Film Cartridge
Cutting line Engraved on the outside of the cartridge, use as a guide to cut
the excess film before installing the cartridge into the machine.
Shutter Lift the shutter upward to open the film cartridge cover.
Shutter buttons Locks the film cartridge cover and returns the shutter to the
original position.
Film slit The top edge of film appears from this film slit.
Plastic side holder
Optional Film Refills
ON
ON OFF
Cutter Off
POWER
No Border
Border
Start
Stop
Error
Feed
Cut Continuous
Extra Border
POWER DIAL
Cut button
Feed button Stop button
Start button
Extra Border button
Continuous button
Error
indicator
Film slit
Shutter buttons
Shutter
Cutting line
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Setup
Turning the machine on/off
(1) Connect the plug of the AC adapter into the
DC connector.
(2) Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
(3) Turn the power dial on the control panel to
Cutter Off, Border or No Border. The green
light on top of the Start button will light up. If
the machine does not respond, check the
connection of the AC adapter.
To turn the machine off, turn the power dial to
POWER OFF.
(4) Press the Feed button until you can see the
edge of the film to remove any slack from the
film.
WARNING:
Do not plug your machine into an electrical outlet until it has been completely assembled.
Do not try to disassemble or repair this equipment yourself. Service should be performed by
authorized personnel only. Warranties will be voided if the unit is repaired by unauthorized
technicians.
Never touch the surface of the blades when installing the film cartridge.
CAUTION:
Do not turn the machine off during the laminating process.
The machine should be turned off during operation only in the event of a malfunction.
About Auto Power Saver
This machine has an Auto Power Off function. If the machine is left idle for approx. 5 minutes, the machine
will automatically turn off. In order to turn the machine back on, please turn the POWER dial to POWER
OFF, and then turn the machine on by selecting the cutter mode: Cutter Off, Border or No Border.
ON
ON OFF
Cutter Off
POWER
No Border
Border
Start
Stop
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Operating the machine
Laminate documents, create magnetic signs, and create adhesive stickers:
(1) Open the document supporter.
(2) Load the document to be laminated onto the
document tray. Insert the document face up.
(3) Align the paper with the tab on the right and
slide the document guide until it touches the
left edge of the document. When laminating an
irregularly shaped document, always position
the longest edge of the document to the right.
TIP
When using the adhesive laminating film,
documents can be placed face down on the
document tray to apply the adhesive to the front
of the document (Great for Window Stickers).
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ON
ON OFF
Cutter Off
POWER
No Border
Border
Start
ON
ON OFF
Cutter Off
POWER
No Border
Border
Start
Stop
(4) Turn the POWER dial to Cutter Off, Border or
No Border to select the cut mode.
Please refer to ‘How to define the cutting
position’ page 16.
(5) Press Start.
The document is fed into the machine. The
machine will automatically start to detect the
top and side edges of the document. The
green light of the Start button will blink during
the finishing process. When the Cutter Mode is
set to Border or No Border, the top edge of the
film will automatically be cut off. When the
Cutter Off mode is selected, the machine will
detect the size of the document and leave a
large border of laminate.
(6) The document is ejected through the
document output area when the process is
complete. If the document is longer than 18.5”,
the job will pause. Press Start again to
continue the process.
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to remove or pull on the document while the machine is operating.
Do not turn the machine off during a job except in the event of a malfunction.
Except when using Continuous Mode, do not place the next document on the document tray until
the current operation is completed. Please see instructions for Continuous Mode on Page 18.
Note
To stop the operation, press Stop. Press Start again to restart the operation or use Feed and Cut to
feed/cut the document manually.
To avoid accidentally cutting your document in the wrong place, press and hold the Cut button for more
than 0.5 seconds.
Note
The buzzer sounds if the document was not
positioned correctly or if the document is too
small to be laminated or too large to be
laminated with the cartridge that is installed in
the machine. Re-position the document or
select a larger size cartridge and press Start
again.
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Note
If you use the adhesive laminate film, the
back surface of the laminated output is a liner
which will need to be peeled off. To mount the
laminated document on a surface for display,
peel off the liner as illustrated.
For easy peeling, there is a crack in the liner
approx. 1” from the right side.
Note
If you use the magnetic back laminate film,
you can place the output on metal surfaces.
There is a liner on the back surface of the
laminated output (magnet side). Please peel
the liner off gently as illustrated before placing
the output sheet on a metal surface.
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Document Size
The size of the document that you wish to laminate should not be larger (or smaller) than the width that your
machine can accommodate. The document should be between 2.0 and 11.7 inches (50 and 297 mm) wide.
The minimum paper length should be 3.5 inches (90 mm). The paper thickness should be between 17 lbs.
to 40 lbs. (0.004” and 0.008”). Only one document at a time can be loaded onto the document tray.
Type of cartridge 12.0 inch cartridge 9.0 inch cartridge 4.8 inch cartridge
Maximum 11.7” (297 mm) 8.5” (216 mm) 4.3” (108 mm)
Paper width
Minimum 2.0” (50 mm) 2.0” (50 mm) 2.0” (50 mm)
Paper length Minimum 3.5” (90 mm) 3.5” (90 mm) 3.5” (90 mm)
Paper thickness 0.004” - 0.008” 0.004” - 0.008” 0.004” - 0.008”
Business card-size paper should be inserted vertically into the machine as illustrated below.
When laminating a document longer than 18.5” (470 mm), the machine will pause after laminating 18.5”. To
continue the process just press the Start button.
CAUTION:
Do not insert documents that are curled, wrinkled, folded or ripped into the machine. Documents
must be free of staples, paper clips, glue, correction fluid and sticky tape. Do not insert fabric
material into the machine.
Note
If you place a small document into the machine incorrectly, it can be removed by lifting the document
tray cover as illustrated.
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The Auto Sheet Feeder
The Auto Sheet Feeder automatically feeds your document into the machine, one sheet at a time. Load only
a single document at a time onto the document tray.
The Auto Cross Cutting System
The Auto Cross Cutting System automatically detects the width and length of the inserted document. The
built-in mechanism precisely trims each side of the square or rectangular document.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Select Cutter Off Mode when laminating sensitive or irregularly shaped documents.
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How to define the cutting position
(creating borders)
The Auto Cross Cutting System automatically detects the size of your document and trims each edge of
your square or rectangular document. The cutting position can be adjusted to create a margin on each edge
of the laminated document.
Auto Cutter Mode – Border
This mode is ideal for protecting documents from water or dust.
To create a margin on each edge of your square or rectangular document…
(1) Change the position of the Power dial to Border.
(2) Place the document in the document tray and press Start. The document will be cut with about a 0.18”
(4.5 mm) margin of laminate on each edge of the paper.
Cutting Position
Top Top of paper 0.18”± 0.06” ( 4.5mm ±1.5mm)
Bottom Bottom of paper 0.18”± 0.06” ( 4.5mm ±1.5mm)
Right Right edge of paper 0.18”± 0.06” ( 4.5mm ±1.5mm)
Left Left edge of paper 0.18”± 0.06” ( 4.5mm ±1.5mm)
Auto Cutter Mode – No Border
This mode is ideal for making stickers.
To generate a document without a margin of laminate on each edge…
(1) Change the position of the Power Dial to No Border.
(2) Place the document in the document tray and press Start. The document will be trimmed with a very
small margin of laminate (approximately 0.04” - 0.06” (1 - 1.5mm) from each edge of the document).
Cutting Position
Top Top of paper 0.06” ± 0.06” (1.5mm ± 1.5 mm)
Bottom Bottom of paper 0.06” ± 0.06” (1.5mm ± 1.5 mm)
Right Right edge of paper 0.04” ± 0.06” (1.0mm ± 1.5 mm)
Left Left edge of paper 0.04” ± 0.06” (1.0mm ± 1.5 mm)
Auto Cutter Mode – Cutter Off (for sensitive documents)
Use this mode to prevent any part of the document from being cut away during the finishing process. Cutter
Mode will sense the beginning and the end of your document and automatically leave a wide margin of extra
laminate, which you may manually trim.
Document
0.18” (4.5mm)
0.18” (4.5mm)
(1) When Cutter Off Mode is selected, the machine will laminate the document without trimming the
edges. The document is processed and ejected from the machine.
(2) Press Cut to manually cut the laminate and remove the document from the machine.
Document
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Auto Cutter Mode - Extra Border
This mode is ideal for making documents for filing purposes.
The Extra Border will always be generated on the last part of the document to be fed through the
machine. You can choose 0.8” (20 mm) or 1.2” (30 mm) extra margin.
Change the width of the Extra Border by pressing the Extra Border button. The first time it is
pressed, the extra border will be set to 0.8” (20 mm), the next time 1.2” (30 mm) and the next time the
extra border mode will be turned off (as well as the Extra Border LED).
Off →
→
→
→ 0.8” (20 mm) →
→
→
→ 1.2” (30 mm) →
→
→
→ Off
To create an extra 0.8” (20 mm) margin on your document...
(1) Place the document in the document tray and press the Extra Border button once. The Extra Border
green LED will light.
(2) Press Start. The document will be laminated with a 0.8” (20 mm) Extra Border.
To create an extra 1.2” (30 mm) margin on your document...
(1) Place the document in the document tray and press Extra Border button twice. The Extra Border green
LED will blink.
(2) Press Start. The document will be laminated with a 1.2” (30 mm) Extra Border.
Document
Document
0.8” (20 mm) or
1.2” (30 mm)
Note
Selected Extra Border mode will remain on until the power is turned off or the Extra Border mode is
turned off. To turn the Extra Border mode off, press the Extra Border button until the Extra Border LED is
no longer lit.
To create an extra border for hole punching an 8.5” × 11” document, place the document in the tray
landscape with the side to have the extra border on the top (see illustration).
The Extra Border will appear
on this edge of the document
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1
ON
ON OFF
Cutter Off
POWER
No Border
Border
Start
Stop
1
2
How to use Continuous mode
Continuous mode can reduce the wasted film between documents when laminating multiple documents.
(1) Set the first document on the document tray
and press the Continuous button.The green
Continuous LED will light.
(2) Press Start.The machine will start to laminate
your document. When the end of the document
is detected the laminating process pauses and
the buzzer sounds.
(3) Place the next document in the document tray.
The next document will automatically be fed
after approximately 7 seconds.
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(4) Continue with step (3) until you are finished laminating documents. If a document is not placed in the
feeder within 7 seconds, the machine will finish laminating the document in the machine and then return
to normal mode.
Note
If a new document is not placed in the feeder within 7 seconds, the machine will restart and finish the
current document.
If Start button is pressed after placing the next document in the feeder, the laminating process will restart
without waiting 7 seconds.
If Stop button is pressed before placing next document in the feeder, the Continuous mode is paused.
Press Start to restart the operation.
Note
The Feed and Extra Border buttons will not work while the machine is in Continuous mode.
Do not change the setting of the Cutter Mode during Continuous mode.
To create an extra border with continuous mode, select the extra border mode before turning on the
continuous mode. All documents laminated will have an extra border. To turn off the extra border, turn off
continuous mode first and then turn off the extra border mode.
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Manual feeding and manual cutting
You can manually feed and cut the document using the Cool Laminator.
(1) Place the document in the document tray.
(2) Press the Feed button to feed the document
manually. The Feed button is a self-repeating
key. The document will continue to be fed until
the Feed button is released. Keep pressing the
Feed button until you see the end of the
document.
(3) Press the Cut button. The document will be cut at
its current position.
Note
-For safety, the exact cutting position is not
visible from outside of the machine.
-To avoid accidentally cutting through your
document, it is recommended that you press
the Cut button only after the document has
been completely ejected from the machine.
-Never remove a document from the machine
by force. If necessary, use scissors.
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Corner cutting
After laminating, you can round each corner of the document.
(1) Carefully insert a corner of the document all
the way into the corner-cutter slot so that the
corner of the laminated document is flush with
the sides of the corner cutter.
(2) The machine will automatically trim the corner
of the document.
(3) Remove the document from the slot.
Note
The maximum thickness of the original document (before lamination) that the corner cutter unit can cut is
0.008” (30 lbs. paper).
Do not use the corner cutter to trim magnetic back output.
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Corner cutter dust box
The trimmings from the corner cutter are collected
in the corner cutter dust box located just below the
corner cutter slot. Pull the dust box towards you to
discard the trimmings and place the box back into
its original position.
Note
The trimmings created during the inspection
process at the factory may still be in the corner
cutter dust box.
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About film rolls
There are a variety of different types of film rolls that have been designed to meet your needs.
This machine supports 12.0 inch (A3), 9.0 inch (A4) or 4.8 inch (A6) width cartridges.
Use only Brother authorized film cartridges or film refills. The above mark appears on all packages of
authorized film cartridges or film refills that are compatible with the machine. Brother cannot be held
responsible for any problem arising from the use of unauthorized supplies.
Depending upon the type of film used, this machine turns a variety of documents into professional, double-
sided lamination sheets, adhesive stickers or magnetic signs. Please refer to the compatible accessory list
packaged with this machine for details.
This machine is supplied with a Double Sided Lamination Film Cartridge. For other types of film rolls, please
contact your local Brother dealer.
Film-supply maintenance
A red marker appears when the film supply is running out. Please replace the film roll as soon as you
notice this red marker. The red tape will appear approximately 39.4” (1000 mm) from the end of the roll.
If the red marker appears, replace the film immediately. Please refer to ‘Replacing the film cartridge’ on page
24 or ‘Installing/replacing the film roll in the cartridge on page 26 to refill the film cartridge.
The starter cartridge produces about 11 US letter size sheets (landscape direction) in continuous mode. A
regular roll double-sided laminate film produces about 168 US letter size sheets (landscape direction) in
continuous mode.
Please refer to the compatible accessory list on page 2 for other supply information.
Note
A red tape will appear when the laminate film is reaching the end.
If this red tape appears, replace the film immediately. This red tape can simply be peeled off your
original document without causing damage.
Attempting to laminate another document after the red marker appears may result in a damaged and/or
cut document.
Note
To use a 9.0” or 4.8” cartridge with this machine, first install the cartridge adapter into the machine.
Please refer to page 30.
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Replacing the film cartridge
WARNING:
Never touch the surface of the blades when installing/replacing the film cartridge.
(1) Turn the POWER dial to Off and open the top
cover.
(2) Pull the roller holder levers up and lift the
roller holder upwards.
(3) Remove the film cartridge taking care not to
grab the cartridge by the shutter.
Note
If the film is stuck, turn on the machine and
press the Cut button to remove the excess
film.
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(4) Carefully install the new film cartridge, square
end down, film slit facing towards the front of
the machine.
(5) Return the roller holder to its original position
and press the roller holder levers as illustrated
until it is secured into position. You will hear the
roller holder click into place.
(6) Close the top cover.
(7) Turn the POWER dial to Cutter Off, Border or
No Border. Press the Feed button until you
can see the edge of the film to remove any
slack from the film.
Note
-Make sure that the shutter of the cartridge is
completely closed before installing the
cartridge.
-Check the position of the top edge of the film
before installing cartridge. It should be aligned
with the cutting line of the cartridge. If
necessary, cut away any excess film.
-Make sure that the top edge of the film lays
across the lower roller.
Note
-The type of the currently installed cartridge can be viewed through the window in the top cover.
-Store the film cartridge at below 113°F (45°C).
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Installing/replacing the film roll in the
cartridge
Cartridges can be recycled by replacing the film roll. Be sure to use Brother-authorized LC film refills only.
Refill cartridges using the following instructions:
(1) Remove the film cartridge from the machine
being careful not to grab the cartridge by the
shutter.
(2) Open the film cartridge by sliding the shutter in
the direction of the arrows until it locks into
place. Open the film cartridge by gently
separating the clear top cover from the gray
bottom cover.
(3) Remove the old film roll from the cartridge.
Note
If the film is stuck, turn on the machine and
press the Cut button to remove the excess
film.
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(4) Take the new refill roll of film from the sealed
package. Remove the separator sheet.
Holding the yellow colored plastic side holders
of the film roll. Place the film into the cartridge
as illustrated.The film can only be placed into
the cartridge in the correct direction.
(5) Remove the side holders (yellow color) of the
film roll.
(6) Close the film cartridge. Making sure that the
leading edge of the film sticks out of the film
slit.
Note
Remove the separator sheet between film rolls
before placing the rolls into the cartridge.
Do not grasp the rolls when installing.
9” and 4.8” refill rolls may have different side
holders. Please refer to the directions that are
packed with the refill roll.
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(7) Press on the two shutter buttons marked
"PUSH" to release the shutter.
(8) The top edge of film should be aligned with the
cutting line of the cartridge. If any film extends
beyond the cutting line, cut away the excess
film as illustrated before installing the cartridge
into the machine.
(9) Install the cartridge into the machine.
(10) Return the roller holder to its original position
and press the roller holder levers as
illustrated. You will hear the roller holder click
into place.
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(11) Close the top cover.
(12) Turn the POWER dial to Cutter Off, Border or
No Border. Press the Feed button until you
can see the edge of the film to remove any
slack from the film.
CAUTION:
To prevent the film from drying out, never open the sealed pack until you are ready to install the
cartridge.
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Using 9” (A4) or 4.8” (A6) film cartridges
(1) Turn the POWER dial to OFF and open the top
cover.
(2) Pull the roller holder levers up and lift the roller
holder upwards.
(3) Remove the film cartridge carefully.
Note
If the film is stuck, turn on the machine and
press the Cut button to remove the excess
film.
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(4) Place the cartridge adapter into the machine
as illustrated.
(5) Place the 9.0 inch or 4.8 inch cartridge into the
machine.
When using the 4.8 inch cartridge, align the
cartridge to the right side of the machine.
(6) Return the roller holder to its original position
and press the roller holder levers as illustrated.
You will hear the roller holder click into place.
9.0 inch
4.8 inch
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(7) Close the top cover.
(8) Turn the POWER dial to Cutter Off, Border or
No Border. Press the Feed button until you can
see the edge of the film to remove any slack
from the film.
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Regular maintenance and troubleshooting
You can keep your machine in optimum condition by cleaning it on a regular basis.
Regular maintenance
Avoid small debris and objects
Be careful not to let anything slip into the machine, especially metal objects such as paper clips and staples.
For optimum lamination results, do not place the machine and cartridges in a dusty environment.
Cleaning
Never use volatile liquids such as thinner or benzene to clean the exterior surface of the machine. Use only
a soft cloth dampened with a diluted mild detergent solution for the exterior. Use ONLY a soft, dry cloth for
cleaning the interior.
Paper jams
The machine will sound an alarm if a document jams while going through the feeder.
The Error indicator will blink and the buzzer will sound.
Clearing a document jam
(1) Turn the machine off.
(2) Open the top cover.
(3) Pull the roller holder levers up and lift the
roller holder upwards.
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(4) Remove the film cartridge from the machine.
(5) Open the cartridge shutter and remove the
document from the film slit of the cartridge.
(6) Remove any excess laminating film by cutting
along the engraved “cutting line” on the
cartridge before reinserting the cartridge.
(7) Place the film cartridge into the machine.
Note
Do not pull the document from the opposite
side.
Note
Make sure that the shutter of the cartridge is
closed. If open, push the shutter buttons to
close the shutter.
Note
Make sure that the film is installed correctly.
Note
Use scissors or Cut to extract the jammed film
and remove the film cartridge, if necessary.
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(8) Return the roller holder levers to its original
position. Push until it clicks into place.
(9) Close the top cover.
(10) Press the Feed button until you can see the
edge of the film to remove any slack from the
film.
CAUTION:
Do not touch the surface of the blade when removing a jammed document. This procedure must
be done with great care to avoid personal injury.
Note
If the film has creases or bubbles, press the Feed button until the creases disappear (should be okay
after a few inches of film have been fed). If feeding the film does not correct the problem, check to make
sure the refill is installed correctly in the cartridge (refer to page 26).
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Replacing the side cutter units
Cutter performance will decline as blades become dull through use or become coated with adhesives.
Follow these steps to replace the side cutter units.
CAUTION:
Do not touch the surface of the blade when replacing the cutter units. Handle the blades with
great care to avoid personal injury.
Side cutter units (SC-2)
(1) Turn the machine off.
(2) Open the top cover.
(3) Pull the roller holder levers up and lift the roller
holder upwards.
(4) Push the yellow colored tab of side cutter unit
to release the lock as illustrated.
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(5) Slide the old side cutter towards the center of
the machine. Remove the side cutter.
(6) Place the new side cutter on the metal bar and
slide it towards the side of the machine.
(7) When the cutter is in the correct position lift
the tab and bring it upwards towards the front
of the machine to lock the side cutter into
place.
Repeat this procedure for both cutters.
(8) Return the roller holder levers to its original
position.
Note
If side cutter units are not installed properly,
the roller holder will not return to its original
position.
Make sure that film cartridge is installed
properly after returning the roller holder to its
original position.
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(9) Close the top cover.
(10) Press the Feed button until you can see the
edge of the film to remove any slack from the
film.
Replacing the corner cutter trimmer tray
The cutter performance will decline as the blade becomes dull.
You can improve the performance of the blade by replacing the corner cutter trimmer tray.
You can use both sides of the corner cutter trimmer tray. To use the other side simply remove the corner
cutter trimmer tray as shown below and reinsert it with the other side up. Install a new corner cutter trimmer
tray after both sides are worn.
Use the following operation to replace the corner cutter trimmer tray when necessary.
Corner Cutter Trimmer Tray (CC-3)
(1) Remove the corner cutter trimmer tray as
illustrated.
(2) Install the new corner cutter trimmer tray.
Note
Use Brother authorized cutter units (SC-2 or CC-3) only.
Other cutter units, (top/bottom cutter unit and the upper blade of the corner cutter) are not user
replaceable. Please consult your dealer if these cutter units become dull or damaged.
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Troubleshooting
Problem Cause Solution
The AC adapter is not connected properly. Check that the machine is plugged into a power source.
Nothing happens after
the machine has been
turned on.
The top cover is not completely closed. Close the top cover.
The document was not properly placed into
the machine.
Remove the document and place it correctly in the
document tray. Press Start again.
The document is too thick or too thin. The minimum and maximum thickness of paper that can be
used with this machine are 0.004” (17 lbs.) - 0.008” (40 lbs.).
The document is wrinkled or curled. Curled, wrinkled documents cannot be laminated.
The width of the document is too narrow or
too wide.
The width of the document must be between 2.0” (50mm)
and 11.7” (297mm).
The document is too small. Documents must be at least 3.5” (90mm) long.
The document will not
feed into the machine and
the alert buzzer sounds
(two times).
The width of film cartridge is narrower than
inserted document.
Install the proper film cartridge.
There is no more film in the cartridge. Change the film cartridge.
The laminator stops while
laminating a document,
the Error indicator is
blinking and the alert
buzzer sounds
The document is jammed. Remove the jammed document.
The laminator stops while
laminating a document,
the Start LED is blinking.
The document length is more than 18.5”
(470mm) long.
Press the Start button to continue the process.
The document is too thick or too thin. The minimum and maximum thickness of paper that can be
used with this machine are 0.004” (17 lbs.) - 0.008” (40 lbs.).
The document is wrinkled or curled. Curled, wrinkled documents cannot be laminated.
Output quality is poor.
The document is too small. Documents must be at least 2.0” (50mm) wide and 3.5”
(90mm) long.
The document will not
feed straight.
The document is not set properly. Set the document properly.
The cutter units are not installed properly. Check to see if the cutter units are installed in the
machine properly.
The cutter units have been damaged. Replace the cutter units. You can replace the side cutter
units and Corner Cutter Trimmer Tray.
It is not possible to replace the top/bottom cutters. If these
cutter units do not work properly, please consult your dealer.
The extra laminate
around the document is
not trimmed after
processing.
Cutter Off Mode is selected. Change the setting of the POWER switch.
The cutting position is not
accurate (top/bottom)
The paper sensor is damaged. Please consult your dealer.
Adhesive film has not been loaded into the
machine.
Use Brother Adhesive Film Roll LC-A12, LC-A9 or LC-A5.
The liner of the adhesive film has not been
peeled away.
Remove the liner using the crack and peel on the back of
the document.
Documents made with the
Adhesive Lamination will
not stick.
You are trying to place the adhesive document
on a surface that is dirty or rough.
Wipe the surface clean or try a different surface.
The film cartridge is not installed properly or
an incompatible film cartridge is installed.
Install the film cartridge properly.
Use Brother authorized film cartridges and film refills only.
The Error indicator blinks
and the alert buzzer
sounds when the
machine is turned on.
The proper AC adapter is not being used. Use a Brother authorized AC adapter.
The Error indicator blinks
and the alert buzzer
sounds when the top
cover is closed
The film cartridge is not installed properly or
an incompatible film cartridge is installed.
Install the film cartridge properly.
Use Brother authorized film cartridge and film refills only.
The power dial cannot be
turned.
The side cutter units are not installed properly. Check the side cutter units and install them properly.
The film has creases or
bubbles.
The refill is not installed correctly in the
cartridge.
Check to make sure the refill is installed correctly and
press the Feed button until the creases and bubbles
disappear (should be okay after a few inches of film have
been fed).
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Specifications
Model number: LX-1200
Processing method: Cold pressure method
Power supply: AC adapter (included)
USA 120V±10% (60Hz)
Output DC 18V 700mA
Min./max. width of document: 2.0” – 11.7” (50mm – 297mm)
Min. length of document: 3.54” (90 mm)
Min./max. thickness of document: 0.004” - 0.008” (0.1mm/3.9MIL – 0.2mm/7.9MIL)
Film: Refillable cartridge film
Film type: LC-D12/D12R (12.0”/A3 width double-side laminate)
LC-A12/A12R (12.0”/A3 width adhesive laminate)
LC-D9/D9R (9.0”/A4 width double-side laminate)
LC-A9/A9R (9.0”/A4 width adhesive laminate)
LC-M9/M9R (9.0”/A4 width magnetic-back laminate)
LC-D5/D5R (4.8”/A6 width double-side laminate)
LC-A5/A5R (4.8”/A6 width adhesive laminate)
LC-M5/M5R (4.8”/A6 width magnetic-back laminate)
Max number of output/cartridge: LC-D12: About 86 sheets/11” × 17” paper
(continuous mode) LC-D12R: About 86 sheets/11” × 17” paper
LC-A12/A12R: About 20 sheets/11” × 17” paper
LC-D9/A9: About 68 sheets/Letter paper
LC-D5/A5 About 121 sheets/4” × 6” paper
LC-M9 About 13 sheets/Letter paper
LC-M5 About 21 sheets/4” × 6” paper
Document feed speed: 0.98”/sec. (25mm/sec.)
Cutting system: Built-in cutting system with paper size detection
Side cutter units (replaceable)
Top/bottom cutter unit (non-replaceable)
Corner cutter unit (replaceable –
cutter trimmer tray only)
Life of the cutter: Side cutter units About 984 feet (300m)
Top/Bottom cutter unit About 5000 sheets (used with
adhesive with laminate film)
Corner cutter unit (Upper) 20,000 times
Corner cutter trimmer tray 3,000 times
Noise level: 35 dB (stand-by mode)
Unit dimensions: 468mm (W) * 387mm (D) * 273mm (H) (18.3” * 15.2” * 10.8”)
Unit weight (not including film
cartridge and AC adapter) 8.3kg (18.3lbs.)
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Index
A
AC adapter................................................7,10,39
Adhesive back laminate film..............................13
Adhesive sticker................................................23
Alert buzzer.......................................................39
Auto Cross Cutting System..........................15,16
Auto Cut Mode Border ......................................16
Auto Cut Mode Cutter Off..........................6,16,39
Auto Cut Mode No Border.................................16
B
Border ............................................................9,16
Business card-size paper..................................14
Buzzer...............................................................12
C
Cartridge .............................................................9
Cartridge cover .................................................26
Compatible accessory list ...................................7
Control panel....................................................8,9
Corner cutter.....................................................21
Corner cutter dust box ...................................8,22
Corner cutter slot ...........................................8,21
Corner Cutter Trimmer Tray...........................8,38
Corner cutter unit ..............................................21
Cut button ...........................................................9
Cutter unit ....................................................36,39
Cutting line.....................................................9,28
Cutting Position.................................................16
D
DC connector.................................................8,10
Dial....................................................................16
Document guide.............................................8,11
Document jam...................................................33
Document output.................................................8
Document supporter ......................................8,11
Document tray......................................8,11,12,17
Dust box............................................................22
E
Electrical outlet..................................................10
F
Feed button .................................... 9,20,25,35,38
Film cartridge................... 7,23,24,25,26,27,34,39
Film cartridge cover............................................ 9
Film refill ........................................................... 23
Film roll................................................... 23,26,27
Film slit .......................................................... 9,34
Function button................................................... 8
M
Margin .............................................................. 16
N
No Border........................................................... 9
O
Owner’s manual.................................................. 7
P
Paper jam ......................................................... 33
Paper length ..................................................... 14
Paper thickness................................................ 14
Paper width ...................................................... 14
Plastic side holder ......................................... 9,27
Power dial...................................................... 9,10
Professional, self-adhesive stickers.................. 23
R
Roll film.......................................................... 8,27
Roller.................................................................. 8
Roller holder ................................... 8,25,33,36,37
Roller holder lever ................ 8,24,25,33,35,36,37
Roller unit ...................................................... 8,25
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S
Setup.................................................................10
Shutter ............................................9,25,26,28,34
Shutter button............................................9,28,34
Side cutter.........................................................37
Side cutter arm....................................................8
Side cutter unit ..........................................8,36,37
Side holder........................................................27
Start button .............................................10,12,39
Start/Stop button .................................................9
Stickers .............................................................39
Supplemental PC software (CD-ROM) ...............7
T
The Auto Cross Cutting System........................15
The Auto Sheet Feeder.....................................15
Top cover ..............................8,24,25,33,35,38,39
Top/bottom cutter units .......................................6
Type of paper....................................................14
V
Viewing window...................................................6
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Table of Contents
Appendix (About PrintMasster Gold Software).............................................................................................. 44
Getting Started.............................................................................................................................................. 46
System Requirements .............................................................................................................................. 46
Starting PrintMaster Gold in Windows 95/98............................................................................................ 46
Starting PrintMaster Gold in Windows 3.1x or Windows for Workgroups ................................................. 46
Installing PrintMaster Gold........................................................................................................................ 47
Launching PrintMaster Gold after installing.............................................................................................. 47
Removing PrintmMaster Gold................................................................................................................... 47
Reinstalling PrintMaster Gold................................................................................................................... 48
Viewing/Printing PrintMaster Gold user's manual ......................................................................................... 49
How to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader................................................................................................. 49
How to open the manual........................................................................................................................... 49
The World of PrintMaster Gold...................................................................................................................... 50
THE HUB SCREEN.................................................................................................................................. 50
The workspace ......................................................................................................................................... 51
Menu Bar.................................................................................................................................................. 51
The Global Toolbar ................................................................................................................................... 52
Text Toolbar............................................................................................................................................... 52
Add Toolbar............................................................................................................................................... 53
Modify Toolbar .......................................................................................................................................... 54
Place Toolbar............................................................................................................................................ 54
Status bar ................................................................................................................................................. 55
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Appendix (About PrintMaster Gold Software)
Mindscape and PrintMaster are registered trademarks and the Mindscape logo is a trademark of The
Learning Company all logos abd trademarks are the property of Mattel Interactive.
Adobe and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe system Incorporated.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft corp. in the U.S. and other countries.
IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machine, Inc.
You don’t need a computer to use the Cool Laminator. However, if you have a computer and printer, the
bundled PC software, PrintMaster Gold makes it easy to produce beautiful projects you'll love to show
around. Simply choose from PrintMaster Gold's selection of beautiful, ready-to-print designs, make any
changes you want, and you're ready to print. It's really that easy!
If you have any technical problems with this software, please contact the technical service department of the
software company The Learning Company.
The list of Technical Support is as follows.
Country Location
USA Online Support Request Form: www.expressit.com
Technical Support Email: help@tlcsupport.com
(Note : the web site is spelled: TLCSUPPORT.COM)
Online Technical Library: www.support.expressit.com
24 Hour Fax: 319-395-9600
Technical Support Call Center: 319-247-3333
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Mailing Address
Mattel Interactive
1700 Progress Drive
PO Box 100-TS
Hiawatha, IA 52233-0100 USA
Attn: Printmaster 4 Publishing Suite
UK Tech Support e-mail: uksupport@learningco.com
Phone: 09062165432 (Calls cost 25p/min & may be
monitored/recorded. Correct at Apr 1999)
Facsimile: 09062165433 (All calls cost 25p/min.
Correct at Apr 1999)
Mail:
The Learning Company
PO Box 121
Crawley
RH11 9YP
ENGLAND
Attn: Printmaster 4 Publishing Suite
AUSTRALIA Phone: 61-2-9899-2277
Facsimile: 61-2-9899-2348
Mail:
Unit 6
372 Eastern Valley Way
Chatswood
NSW 2067
Australia
Note:
Each time when you use PrintMaster, you will have to insert the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM to your PC.
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GERMANY Keltenring 12
82041 Oberhaching
Germany
Tel: ++49 89/613 092 35
Fax: ++49 89/14827-411
E-mail: hotline@learningco.com
FRANCE 122, avenue de General Leclerc
92514 Boulonge Cedex
France
Tel: +33 1 55 38 48 58
E-mail: supportfr@learningco.com
Web: http://www.tlc-edusoft.fr
NETHERLAND PO Box 94791
1090 GT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: 0900 8524357
E-mail: nsupport@learningco.com
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Getting Started
Before installing, check the system requirements listed below to make sure your computer is able to work
with PrintMaster Gold.
System Requirements
PrintMaster Gold performs on any computer with the following features:
• IBM PC with a 486DX2 66 MHz (or higher)
• Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 3.1x/Windows for Workgroups (running in 386 Enhanced Mode)
• 8Mb or more of RAM (16Mb recommended)
• 30Mb or more of free hard disk space
• Double-speed or better CD-ROM drive
• Microsoft mouse or 100% compatible
• Sound Blaster or 100% compatible sound card (recommended)
• Hayes or 100% compatible modem (optional)
Print Support: PrintMaster Gold provides the highest resolution output possible on all back & white or color
printers supported by Windows. Be sure you have enough color ink cartridges before printing. We suggest
you print out your projects on the best paper (usually glossy) your printer will support.
Graphics Support: PrintMaster Gold provides a large selection of spectacular full color CGM, TIFF, PSD,
and JPG images and works with all other popular graphic formats: PCX, TIF, GIF, WMF, BMP
, and Kodak
Photo CD.
Font Support: PrintMaster Gold will work with any other True Type fonts that are installed in Windows.
Starting PrintMaster Gold in Windows 95/98
Follow these step-by-step instructions to install PrintMaster Gold onto your hard disk.
When running under Windows 95 or 98, the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM provides support for the autorun
feature as described below:
1. Insert the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and the installation program will
automatically start.
2. Proceed to the next section entitled, Installing PrintMaster Gold.
If the Windows 95 or 98 autorun is not currently enabled on your system, then begin the PrintMaster Gold
installation as follows:
1. From the Start menu click Run.
2. At the command line specify the drive letter where the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM is located and type
INSTALL (Example: D:INSTALL). Press ENTER or click OK to proceed.
3. Proceed to the next section entitled, Starting PrintMaster Gold.
Starting PrintMaster Gold in Windows 3.1x or Windows for Workgroups
Follow these step-by-step instructions to install PrintMaster Gold onto your hard disk.
1. Open the Program Manager's File menu and select Run.
2. Specify the drive where the CD-ROM is located and type INSTALL (Example: D:INSTALL) for the
Command Line and press ENTER or click OK to proceed.
3. Proceed to the next section entitled, Installing PrintMaster Gold.
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Installing PrintMaster Gold
1. Click the Install button or press ENTER to continue the installation.
The PrintMaster Gold Installation screen appears with the default drive and directory, which you may
change or accept as shown.
2. Click Continue or press ENTER to install PrintMaster Gold into the default directory, C:\PMW. or Click
the Custom button to install PrintMaster Gold into the drive and directory of your choice.
Launching PrintMaster Gold after installing:
In Windows 95/98:
1. Start Windows in the usual manner. The installation process creates a new menu group for PrintMaster
Gold in the Program section of the Start menu.
2. Click Start on the bottom left side of the window.
3. Click Programs, then open the PrintMaster Gold group and click the PrintMaster Gold icon.
To use the autorun feature in Windows 95/98:
1. Start windows in the usual manner.
2. Insert the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM. The autorun feature in Windows 95/98 will automatically start the
program.
3. Click Run to proceed past the title screen.
In Windows 3.1x
1. Open the Program Manager and double-click the PrintMaster Gold subdirectory.
2. Double-click the PrintMaster Gold icon.
Removing PrintMaster Gold
To remove an existing version of PrintMaster Gold from your computer, use the Uninstall feature. If you have
a previous version of PrintMaster Gold, we suggest you remove it first.
In Windows 95/98
1. Click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen. A popup menu will appear.
2. Find your PrintMaster Gold group submenu. In it, click the Remove PrintMaster Gold icon.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions. PrintMaster Gold will be removed from your hard drive.
Or,
1. Start Windows 95/98.
2. Insert the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM.
3. When the PrintMaster Gold opening screen appears, click Remove. Then, follow the on screen
directions.
In Windows 3.1x
1. Find the PrintMaster Gold group on the Program Manager.
2. Double-click the group to open its contents.
3. Double-click the Uninstall icon.
4. Follow the on-screen instruction. PrintMaster Gold will be removed from your hard drive.
NOTE:
Removing PrintMaster Gold will also remove any previous projects and address books you have created
in the PMW directory. If you would like to save these, please save the files into another directory.
NOTE:
You can also double-click the PrintMaster Gold icon in the PrintMaster Gold group window.
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Reinstalling PrintMaster Gold
Though unlikely, PrintMaster Gold files may become corrupted and the program may not run properly. If so,
you can reinstall PrintMaster Gold, which cleans out all old files and restores original functionality.
In Windows 95/98
1. Start Windows 95/98.
2. Insert the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM.
3. When the PrintMaster Gold opening screen appears, click Reinstall, then follow the on-screen
instructions.
In Windows 3.1
1. In the PrintMaster Program group, click Install.
2. Follow the onscreen directions. PrintMaster Gold will reinstall all programs and art files over the old files.
NOTE:
Reinstalling will delete all of your stored projects in Your Own file.
NOTE:
Reinstalling will delete all of your stored projects in Your Own file.

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