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  • Brand: Brother
  • Product: Laminator
  • Model/name: LX-910D
  • 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-900/LX-910D
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)
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.)
USA: 1-888-879-3232 (voice)
1-800-947-1445 (fax)
http://www.brothermall.com
Description Model Number
Double-side Laminate
9” wide film cartridge (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D9
9” wide refill roll (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D9R
4.8” wide film cartridge (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D5
4.8” wide refill roll (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-D5R
Adhesive Back Laminate
9” wide film cartridge (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A9
9” wide refill roll (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A9R
4.8” wide film cartridge (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A5
4.8” wide refill roll (20m/65.6ft. long) LC-A5R
Magnetic Back Laminate
9” wide film cartridge (4m/13.1ft. long) LC-M9
9” wide refill roll (10m/32.8ft. long) LC-M9R
4.8” wide film cartridge (4m/13.1ft. long) LC-M5
4.8” wide refill roll (10m/32.8ft. long) LC-M5R
Other Accessories
Replacement Ceramic Side Cutters (2 blades) SC-2
Replacement Corner Cutter Tray CC-1
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Table of Contents
Getting started ........................................................................................................................................................4
Features..................................................................................................................................................................4
Precautions.............................................................................................................................................................5
Package list.............................................................................................................................................................6
Part names..............................................................................................................................................................7
Outside of the machine......................................................................................................................................7
Inside of the machine.........................................................................................................................................7
Control Panel......................................................................................................................................................8
Film Cartridge.....................................................................................................................................................8
Setup.......................................................................................................................................................................9
Installing the film cartridge.................................................................................................................................9
Turning the machine on/off..............................................................................................................................10
About film rolls ......................................................................................................................................................12
Film-supply maintenance.................................................................................................................................12
Replacing the film cartridge .................................................................................................................................13
Installing/replacing the film roll in the cartridge...................................................................................................16
Document Size .....................................................................................................................................................19
The Auto Sheet Feeder...................................................................................................................................19
The Auto Cross Cutting System......................................................................................................................19
Operating the machine.........................................................................................................................................20
How to define the cutting position (creating borders).........................................................................................22
Auto Cut Mode – Border..................................................................................................................................22
Auto Cut Mode – No Border............................................................................................................................22
Auto Cut Mode – Off........................................................................................................................................22
Manual feeding and manual cutting ....................................................................................................................23
Corner cutting .......................................................................................................................................................24
Corner cutter dust box.....................................................................................................................................25
Regular maintenance and troubleshooting................................................................................................................26
Regular maintenance.......................................................................................................................................26
Paper jams .......................................................................................................................................................26
Replacing the side cutter units........................................................................................................................29
Replacing the corner cutter tray......................................................................................................................31
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................................................32
Specifications........................................................................................................................................................33
Index......................................................................................................................................................................34
Appendix (About PrintMaster Gold Software)..............................................................................36
Getting Started......................................................................................................................................................38
Viewing/Printing PrintMaster Gold user's manual ..............................................................................................41
The World of PrintMaster Gold ............................................................................................................................42
THE HUB SCREEN.........................................................................................................................................42
The workspace.................................................................................................................................................43
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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 required. 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).
• Heat sensitive items, such as thermal paper and photographs can be used safely.
• This machine has an auto sheet feeder and auto cross cutting mechanism. Automatic width and length
detection ensures that the built-in mechanism sizes your finished documents precisely.
• Film is easily installed and replaced.
• Supports widths of up to 8.5" US Letter (A4 - 210mm) size.
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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 there 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, 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 back 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 laminated film contains the 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 put or locate the magnetic back laminate output close to the floppy disks or music
tapes. The data on the disks or tapes will be damaged.
- Brother can not be held liable for loses 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.
IMPORTANT OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS:
- Select Cut Mode Off when laminating sensitive or irregularly shaped documents.
- Do not insert your precious and valuable items into the machine.
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Package list
1 Machine 1
2 Film cartridge 1 (Double side laminate type)
3 AC adapter 1
4 Owner’s manual 1
5 Compatible accessory list 1
6 Supplemental PC software (CD-ROM) 1
1 2 3
4 5 6
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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 for insertion.
Document guide Aligns the left edge of the paper for proper document insertion.
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 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 9.0 inch (A4) or 4.8 inch (A6) width LC cartridges
with this machine.
Roller release lever Releases the roller.
Roller holder lock button Locks 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.
Document guide
Document supporter
Document tray
Viewing window
Control Panel
Corner cutter slot
Corner cutter dust box
Document output
Top cover
DC connector
Film cartridge
Roller holder
Roller release
lever
Side cutter arm
Top/bottom cutter unit
Roller holder
lock button
Roller
Side cutter
unit
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Control Panel
POWER SWITCH On/Off Turns the machine on/off.
(cut button) Cuts the document in the current position.
Feed Use to feed the document manually.
Start/Stop Use this button to start or stop an operation.
The green LED indicates that the machine has power, and is
turned on.
Auto Cut Mode selector switch
- Border The machine will cut the film with about a 0.18” (4.5mm) margin
from each edge of the document.
- Leaves an extra margin of laminate.
- No Border The machine will cut 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.
-Off Turns the cutting mode off.
Power switch
Cut button
Feed button
Start/Stop button
Auto Cut Mode
Selector switch
Cutting line
Film slit
Shutter button
Shutter
Plastic side holder
Projection
Film Cartridge
Cutting line Cuts the excess film on this line to install the cartridge properly.
Shutter Lifts the shutter upward to open the film cartridge cover.
Shutter button Locks the film cartridge cover and returns the shutter to original
position.
Film slit The top edge of film appears from this film slit.
Optional Film Refills
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Setup
Installing the film cartridge
(1) Open the top cover.
(2) Push the roller release lever (green color) and
lift the roller holder upwards.
(3) Carefully install the film cartridge, square end
down.
Match the arrow symbol to install new cartridge.
Note
-Make sure that the shutter of the cartridge is
closed when installing the cartridge.
- Check the position of the top edge of the film
before installing the cartridge. It should be
aligned with the cutting line of the cartridge. If
necessary, cut away any excess film.
- Make sure that the film is on the lower roller
and that the top edge of the film is placed
under the side cutter units.
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(4) Return the roller holder to the original position
and press the roller holder lock buttons (purple
color) as illustrated. You will hear the roller
holder click into place. Press the roller holder
further to secure the roller unit.
(5) Close the top cover.
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.
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(3) Press the power switch on the control panel to
turn it on. The green Start button will light up. If
the machine does not respond, check the
connection of the AC adapter.
Press the power switch again to turn the
machine off.
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.
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About film rolls
There are a variety of different roll film types that have been designed to meet your needs.
This machine supports 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, self-
adhesive stickers and double-sided, coated lamination sheets etc. Please refer to the compatible accessory
list packaged with this machine for details.
This machine is supplied with a Double Side Lamination Film Cartridge. For other types of film rolls, please
contact your local Brother dealer.
Film-supply maintenance
The colored tapes appear when the film supply begins to run out. Please replace the film roll as soon as
you notice these tapes.
If the colored tapes appear, replace the film immediately. Please refer to ‘Replacing the film cartridge’ page
11 or ‘Installing/replacing the film roll in the cartridge’ page 13 to replace the films.
A standard film roll produces about 30 US letter (A4) size sheets.
Please refer to the compatible accessory list for other supply information.
Note
The colored tapes can be peeled off.
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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 off and open the top cover.
(2) Push the roller release lever (green color) and
lift the roller holder upwards.
(3) Remove the film cartridge carefully.
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(4) Install the new film cartridge carefully.
(5) Return the roller holder to the original position
and press the roller holder lock buttons (purple
color) as illustrated. You will hear the roller
holder click into place. Press the roller holder
further to secure the roller unit.
(6) Close the top cover.
(7) Turn the power on. 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 when 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 film is on the lower roller
and that the top edge of the film is placed
under the side cutter units.
Note
-The condition 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.
Do not grab the shutter when removing the film
cartridge from the machine.
(2) Open the shutter of 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 as indicated by the arrow on
the clear top cover.
(3) Remove the old film roll from the cartridge.
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(4) Take the new roll of film from the sealed
package. Holding the yellow colored plastic
side holders of the film roll. Set the film into the
cartridge as illustrated. The film can only be
placed into the cartridge in the proper direction.
(5) Close the film cartridge. Make sure that the
edge of the film sticks out of the film slit.
(6) Press on the two shutter catches marked
"PUSH" to release the shutter.
(7) Remove the side holders (yellow color) of the
film roll by squeezing the projections and
pulling out.
Note
Remove the separator sheet between film rolls
before setting the rolls.
Do not grasp the rolls when installing.
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(8) Check the position of the top edge of film. It
should be aligned with the cutting line of the
cartridge. If any film extends beyond the
cutting line, cut away the access film as
illustrated before installing the cartridge.
(9) Install the cartridge into the machine.
(10) Return the roller holder to the original
position and press the roller holder lock
buttons (purple color) as illustrated. You will
hear the roller holder click into place. Press
the roller holder further to secure the roller
unit.
(11) Close the top cover.
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(12) Turn the power on. 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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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 2.2 and 8.5 inches (55 and 216mm) wide
and between 3.54 and 39.4 inches (90 and 1000mm) long. The paper thickness should be between 10 lbs.
and 30lbs. (0.1mm and 0.2mm). Only one document at a time can be loaded onto the document tray.
Maximum 8.5” (216mm)
Paper width
Minimum 2.2” (55mm)
Maximum 39.4” (1000mm)
Paper length
Minimum 3.5” (90mm)
Paper thickness 0.1mm - 0.2mm
Business card-size paper should be inserted vertically into the machine as illustrated below.
The laminating process is interrupted if the inserted document length is more than 13.8” (350 mm). The
color of Start button will be changed to orange. Press Start to restart the process.
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
materials into the machine.
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 cuts each edge of the document.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Select Cut Mode Off when laminating sensitive or irregularly shaped documents.
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Operating the machine
Laminate documents, Create magnetic signs, and laminate with adhesive back:
(1) Open the document supporter.
(2) Load the document to be laminated onto the
document tray. Documents should usually be
loaded face up.
(3) Align the paper with the tab on the right and
slide the document guide until it touches the
edge of the document. Always position the
longest edge of the document to the right.
(4) Select the Cut Mode by using Auto Cut Mode
selector switch.
Please refer to ‘How to define the cutting
position’ page 19.
TIP
When using adhesive backed laminating film,
documents that are placed face down on the
document tray can be made into window
stickers.
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(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. The top edge of the film
will automatically be cut off when the Cut
Mode is selected.
(6) The document is ejected through the
document output area when the process is
complete. If the document is longer than 13.8”,
the job will stop and the “Start” button blinks
orange. Press “Start” 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.
Do not place the next document on the document tray until the current operation is completed.
Note
To stop the operation, press Start. (The button will light up red.) Press Start again to restart the operation
or use Feed and to feed/cut the document manually.
To avoid the accidental cut off, you will have to press more than 2 seconds.
Note
The buzzer sounds if the document was not
set properly. Reset the document and press
Start again.
Note
If you use adhesive back laminate film, the
back surface of laminated document will be
the liner to be peeled off. To mount the
laminated document on a surface for display,
peel of the liner as illustrated.
Note
If you use the magnetic back laminate film,
you can put the output on the metal surface
objects.
The back surface of laminated output (magnet
side) will be the liner to be peeled off.
Please peel off the liner gently as illustrated
when putting the output sheet.
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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 cuts each edge. The
cutting position can be adjusted to create a margin on each edge of the laminated document.
Auto Cut Mode – Border
This mode is ideal for or protecting documents from water or dust.
To create a margin on each edge of your document…
(1) Change the position of the dial switch on the control panel to Border.
(2) Set the document on the document tray and press Start. The document will be cut with about a 0.18” -
0.20” (4.5 - 5mm) margin on each edge of the paper.
Cutting Position
Top Top of paper 0.20”± 0.06” ( 5mm ±1.5mm)
Bottom Bottom of paper 0.20”± 0.06” ( 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 Cut Mode – No Border
This mode is ideal for making stickers.
To generate a document without margins on each edge…
(1) Change the position of the dial switch on the control panel to No Border.
(2) Set the document on the document tray and press Start. The document will be cut without margins
(approximately 0.04”- 0.06”or 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” (1mm ± 1.5 mm)
Left Left edge of paper 0.04” ± 0.06” (1mm ± 1.5 mm)
Auto Cut Mode – Off (for sensitive documents)
Use this mode to prevent any part of the document from being cut away during the finishing process.
0.20” (5mm)
0.18” (4.5mm)
(1) When Off is selected, the machine will laminate the document without cutting the edges. The document
is processed and ejected from the machine.
(2) Press to cut the document manually
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Manual feeding and manual cutting
You can feed and cut the document manually using the Cool Laminator.
(1) Set the document on the document tray.
(2) Press “Feed” 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 (cut button). The document will be cut
at its current position. If you cannot remove the
document from the machine after this procedure,
use the Feed button and press (cut button).
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
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 trim each corner of the document.
(1) Insert a corner of the document into the
corner-cutter slot.
(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
0.2mm.
Do not use the corner cutter to trim the magnet 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 set the box back into its
original position.
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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 mild detergent solution.
Paper jams
The machine will sound an alarm if a document jams while going through the feeder.
The Start button will blink in red.
Clearing a document jam
(1) Turn the machine off.
(2) Open the top cover.
(3) Push the roller release lever (green color) and
lift the roller holder upwards.
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(4) Remove the film cartridge from the machine.
(5) 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) Set 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 button to close
the shutter.
Note
Make sure that the film is set properly.
Note
Use scissors or button to extract the
jammed film and remove the film cartridge, if
necessary.
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(8) Return the roller holder lock button (purple
color) to its original position until it clicks into
place.
(9) Close the top cover.
(10) Turn the power on. Press 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.
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Replacing the side cutter units
Cutter performance will decline as blades are dulled through use or become coated with adhesives. Use the
following operation 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) Push the roller release lever (green color) 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 to the center. Remove
the side cutter.
(6) Slide the new side cutter to secure it in the
side cutter holder.
(7) Lift the tab to lock the side cutter into place.
(8) Return the roller holder lock button (purple
color) to its original position.
Note
If side cutter units are not installed properly,
the roller holder cannot be returned to the
original position.
Make sure that film cartridge is set firmly when
returning the roller holder to its original
position.
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(9) Close the top cover.
(10) Turn the power on. Press Feed button until you
can see the edge of the film to remove any
slack from the film.
Replacing the corner cutter tray
The cutter performance will decline as blades are dulled.
You can improve it by changing the corner cutter tray.
The both sides of corner cutter can be used. Before using new corner cutter tray, try to remove the corner
cutter tray as shown below and reinsert it after changing the surface of tray upside down.
Use the following operation to replace the corner cutter tray when necessary.
Corner Cutter Tray (Corner cutter tray CC-1)
(1) Remove the corner cutter tray as illustrated.
(2) Install the new corner cutter tray.
Note
Use Brother authorized cutter units (SC-2 or CC-1) only.
Other cutter units, (top/bottom cutter unit and the upper blade of the corner cutter) are not replaceable.
Please consult your dealer if these cutter units become 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.
No activity after the
machine has been
turned on. The top cover is not completely closed. Close the top cover.
The document was not set properly. Reset the document properly and 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 0.1mm-0.2mm.
The document is wrinkled or curled. Curled, wrinkled documents cannot be laminated.
The document will not
feed into the machine
and alert buzzer sounds
(two times).
The width of the document is too narrow or
too wide.
The width of the document must be between 2.2”
(55mm) and 8.5” (216mm).
The document is too small. Documents must be at least 3.5” (90mm) long.
The wrong film cartridge is installed.
(US Letter/A4 paper cannot be laminated
when a 4.8 inch/A6 film cartridge is
installed in the machine.)
Install the proper film cartridge.
The length of the document is too long. The length of the document must be less than 39.4”
(1000mm).
The film has run out. Change the film cartridge.
Job stops during
processing, the Start
button blinks (in red)
and the alert buzzer
sounds.
The document is jammed. Remove the jammed document.
Job stops during
processing, the Start
button blinks in orange.
Document length is more than 13.8”
(350mm) long.
Press Start to restart 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 0.1mm - 0.2mm.
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 2.2” (55mm) wide and
3.5” (90mm) long.
The document will not
feed straight.
The document guide is not set properly. Set the document guide properly.
The cutter units are not installed properly. Check if the cutter units are installed in the machine
properly.
The thickness of the paper is too thick. The maximum thickness of paper that can be used
with this machine is 0.2mm.
The cutter units have been damaged. Replace the cutter units. You can replace the side
cutter units and corner cutter tray.
It is not possible to replace the top/bottom cutter. If
these cutter units do not work properly, please consult
your dealer.
The document is not cut
after processing.
Auto Cut Mode Off is selected. Change the setting of the Auto Cut Mode selector
switch.
The cutting position is
not accurate (top/bottom)
The paper sensor is damaged. Please consult your dealer.
Sticker film has not been loaded. Use Brother Sticker Film Roll LC-A9 or LC-A5.
Thelinerofthestickerhasnotbeenpeeledaway. Remove the liner.
Stickers will not stick.
The surface that the sticker is meant to
adhere to is dirty or rough.
Wipe the surface or try another 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 Start button blinks
(in red) 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 Start button blinks
(in red) 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.
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Specifications
Model number: LX-900/LX-910D
Processing method: Cold pressure method
Power supply: AC adapter (included)
USA 120V±10% (60Hz)
Output DC 18V 700mA
Min./max. width of document: 2.17” – 8.50” (55mm – 216mm)
Min./max. length of document: 3.54” – 39.4” (90mm – 1000mm)
Min./max. thickness of document: 0.004” – 0.01” (0.1mm – 0.2mm)
Film: Refillable cartridge film
Film type: LC-D9 (9.0”/A4 width double-side laminate)
LC-A9 (9.0”/A4 width adhesive-back laminate)
LC-M9 (9.0”/A4 width magnetic-back laminate)
LC-D5 (4.8”/A6 width double-side laminate)
LC-A5 (4.8”/A6 width adhesive-back laminate)
LC-M5 (4.8”/A6 width magnetic-back laminate)
Max number of output/cartridge: LC-D9/A9: About 60 sheets 11.7”/A4 paper
LC-D5/A5: About 100 sheets7”/A6 paper
LC-M9: About 12 sheets 11.7”/A4 paper
LC-M5: About 20 sheets 7”/A6 paper
Document feed speed: 0.75”/sec. (19mm/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 – lower only)
Life of the cutter: Side cutter units 984feet(300m)
Top/Bottom cutter unit About 5000 sheets (used with
adhesive back laminate film)
Corner cutter unit (Upper) 20,000 times
Corner cutter tray 3,000 times
Noise level: 35 dB (stand-by mode)
Unit dimensions: 357mm (W) * 293mm (D) * 195mm (H) (14.1” * 11.5” * 7.7”)
Unit weight (not including film
cartridge and AC adapter) 4.7kg (10.4 lbs.)
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Index
A
AC adapter.........................................6,10,11,32
Adhesive back laminate film............................21
Adhesive sticker .............................................12
Alert buzzer ....................................................32
Auto Cross Cutting System ........................ 19,22
Auto Cut Mode Border ....................................22
Auto Cut Mode No Border...............................22
Auto Cut Mode Off.................................. 5,22,32
Auto Cut Mode selector switch ................ 8,22,32
B
Border.........................................................8,22
Brother Sticker Film Roll..................................32
Business card-size paper................................19
Buzzer............................................................21
C
Cartridge .......................................................8,9
Cartridge cover...............................................15
Compatible accessory list..................................6
Control panel.......................................... 7,11,22
Corner cutter ..................................................25
Corner cutter dust box..................................7,25
Corner cutter slot.........................................7,24
Corner cutter tray.........................................7,31
Corner cutter unit............................................25
Cut button.........................................................8
Cutter unit.................................................. 28,32
Cutting line ............................................... 8,9,17
Cutting Position ..............................................22
D
DC connector ..............................................7,10
Dial switch......................................................22
Document guide ..................................... 7,20,32
Document jam ................................................26
Document output ..............................................7
Document supporter ....................................7,20
Document tray ...............................7,20,21,22,23
Dust box.........................................................25
E
Electrical outlet .......................................... 10,11
F
Feed button................................... 8,14,23,28,31
Film cartridge ...........6,9,11,12,13,14,15,16,27,32
Film cartridge cover.......................................... 8
Film refill ........................................................ 12
Film roll.................................................12,15,16
Film slit ........................................................8,27
Function button ................................................ 7
L
LED ................................................................. 8
Lower roller...................................................... 9
M
Margin ........................................................... 22
N
No Border ........................................................ 8
O
Owner’s manual ............................................... 6
P
Paper jam ...................................................... 26
Paper length .................................................. 19
Paper thickness ............................................. 19
Paper width.................................................... 19
Plastic side holder........................................8,16
Professional, self-adhesive stickers................. 12
Power switch.............................................7,8,11
Projection.....................................................8,16
R
Roll film........................................................7,16
Roller............................................................... 7
Roller holder ..........................7,9,10,14,26,29,30
Roller holder lock button................ 7,10,14,28,30
Roller release lever ......................... 7,9,13,26,29
Roller unit ....................................................7,14
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S
Setup ...............................................................9
Shutter .......................................8,9,14,15,16,27
Shutter button......................................... 8,16,27
Side cutter ......................................................30
Side cutter arm .................................................7
Side cutter holder............................................30
Side cutter unit............................7,9,14,28,29,30
Side holder .....................................................16
Start button.......................................11,21,26,32
Start/Stop button...............................................8
Stickers ..........................................................32
Supplemental PC software (CD-ROM) ..............6
T
The Auto Cross Cutting System.......................19
The Auto Sheet Feeder...................................19
Top cover ................7,9,10,13,14,26,28,29,31,32
Top/bottom cutter units......................................7
Type of paper .................................................19
V
Viewing window ................................................7
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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.
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 Mindscape.
The list of Mindscape Technical Support is as follows.
Country Location
USA Online Services
Customer Support Web site: www.mindscapeservices.com
Mindscape Web Site: www.mindscape.com
Tech Support Email: support@mindscape.com
800 Automated Support: 800-409-1497 24 Hours
Phone: 415-898-5157 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Fax: 415-897-5186 24 Hours
Mail: 88 Rowland Way
Novato, CA 94945
attn: Tech Support
UK Phone: 44-1-444-239-600 M-F 9.30-13.00 and 14.00-16.30
Facsimilie: 44-1-444-248-996 24 Hours
Mail: Mindscape International, UK
Priority House, Charles Ave.
Maltings Park, Burgess Hill
West Sussex RH15 9PQ
ENGLAND
Online Services
UK Web site: www.mindscapeuk.com
Tech Support e-mail: uktechsupport@mindscape.com
AUSTRALIA Phone: 61-2-9899-2277
Facsimile: 61-2-9899-2348 24 Hours
Mail: Mindscape International, Australia
5-6 Gladstone Road
Castle Hill
New South Wales 2154
AUSTRALIA
Online Services
Internet e-mail 73414.470@compuserve.com
GERMANY TECHNISCHE UNTERSTUTZUNG
Falls bei dieser Software technische Probleme, wie z. B. Funktionsstorungen
auftreten, setzen Sie sich bitte mit unserem Kundendienst in Verbindung:
Telefon: 49-0208-992-4114
Fax: 49-0208-992-4129
Adresse: Technische Unterstutzung, Mindscape Gmbh,
Zeppelin Strasse 321,
45470 Muelheim a.d. Ruhr, Deutschland.
UK Website: www.mindscapeuk.com
Geschaftsstunden: Mo, Mi, Fr, von 15.00 bis 18.00 Uhr.
Der Kundendienst ist nur fur technische Probleme eingerichtet. Bitte haben
Sie Verstandnis, dab wir lhnen keine Hinweise und Spieltips geben konnen.
Note:
Each time when you use PrintMaster, you will have to insert the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM to your PC.
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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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Viewing/Printing PrintMaster Gold user's
manual
The full contents of user's manual is stored in the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM.
Please install the Adobe Acrobat Reader to see the online manual.
How to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader
1. Double click the file Ar32e301 in the Acrobat 3 folder on the CD-ROM.
2. Please proceed the operation.
System Requirements.
X86- based personal computer (386 minimum 486, pentium, or pentium pro recommended)
Microsoft Windows 3.1x, 95, 98
4MB application RAM
5MB hard disk space plus 7MB additional temporary disk space available during installation.
How to open the manual
1. Double click the file manual.pdf in the PrintMaster Gold CD-ROM. The full contents of manual will be
displayed on the screen.
Note
The program Acrobat Reader should in installed on your PC to open the file. Please refer to the above
section.
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The World of PrintMaster Gold
This section introduces you to the PrintMaster Gold environment. As soon as you open the program, you'll
notice PrintMaster Gold has several interrelated areas, each with it's own individual purpose and look. Each
area-including the Hub, Art Gallery, Sentiments Gallery, With Help Designer, and Workspace-offers you
different tools to help create a unique card, calendar, or newsletter. If you are a new user, we suggest you
first browse through the features in each area to get a basic understanding of the creative possibilities in
PrintMaster Gold.
THE HUB SCREEN
After you launch PrintMaster Gold, the first thing you will see is the Hub screen. The Hub is where you can
choose the kind of help you want creating a project, choose to work on a Ready Made, view art in the Art
Gallery, or launch your Internet browser and go to the PrintMaster Gold Web site.
Once you have decided on the type of project you would like to work on, click one of the buttons above to go
there. You can always return to the Hub by closing the project you are working on, or clicking Back in the
With Help windows.
Ready Made
Click here to view the
Ready Made Gallery of
projects created by the
PrintMaster team of
Designers.
With Help
Click here to get step-
by-step help from the
PrintMaster Designer.
Brand New
Click here to start any
project from scratch.
Address Book
Click here to go to the
Address Book where
you can create your
personal name and
address list.
Exit
Click here to quit
the program.
Art Gallery
Click here to browse
and choose any of
the thousands of
graphics, drawings,
photos, and pictures
in the Art Gallery.
Your Projects
Click here to go to your
own Ready Made Gallery
folder where you can view
all the projects you've
created.
Internet
Click here to launch
your Internet Browser
and go to the
PrintMaster Gold web
site.
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The workspace
The Workspace is your own personal drafting board, with all the text, drawing, and editing tools you'll need
to make a beautiful project. Here, you can put the finishing touches on your project, add new pictures, type
in your personal message, and print.
Below, we will introduce you to the main menu bar and the five toolbars in the Workspace. We suggest you
browse through them to get an idea of the possibilities, then jump right in and start designing.
Menu Bar:
Like most Windows applications, PrintMaster Gold has a menu bar at the top of the screen. The menu bar
provides access to all PrintMaster Gold command features, including File, Edit, View, Format, and Sound
functions.
Use your mouse (or the ALT key) to pull down these menus to see their contents. (See the section entitled:
Mouse and Keyboard Conventions later on in this guide for more details).
Menu Bar
Global Toolbar
Text Toolbar
Layout Area
Table Top
Place Toolbar
Status Area
Add Toolbar Modify Toolbar
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The Global Toolbar
The Global Toolbar, which is displayed across the top of the Workspace, provides quick mouse access to
some of the most commonly used PrintMaster Gold actions such as closing the current project, going to the
Ready Made Gallery, starting a With Help project, and starting a Brand New project. These buttons are also
one-step alternatives to using the menu bar for saving, printing, viewing Print Preview, cutting, Pasting, and
others. To hide or display the Global toolbar, access the View menu, then Toolbars/Global Bar.
Text Toolbar
The Text toolbar is where you can make adjustments to the text in your project. Notice that whenever you
click on text in your project, the Text toolbar will be immediately updated. You can also use this toolbar to
bold, italicize, stretch, bend, or align your text.
To hide or display the Text toolbar, access the View menu, then Toolbars/Text Bar.
Close
Click
here to
return
to the
Hub.
With Help
Click here to go
to the With Help
Designer, where
you will be
prompted, step-
by-step, to
create your own
personalized
project.
Save
Click here to
save the current
project. If you
have not already
provided a file
name for your
project, you will
be prompted to
do so at this
point.
Cut
Click here to
remove the
selected text
and/or
graphic to the
Clipboard.
Copy
Click here
to copy the
selected
text and/or
graphic to
the
Clipboard.
Paste
Click here to
insert a copy of
the clipboard
contents into
your project.
Undo
Click here to
quickly undo
changes in
editing,
formatting, and
other actions.
To quickly undo
multiple actions,
click this button
more than
once.
Redo
Click here to
reverse changes
made using the
Undo button.
Ready Made
Click here to
go to the
Ready Made
Gallery.
Brand New
Click here to
start a new
project from
scratch.
Print
Preview
Click here to
preview your
project before
Check Spelling
Click here to
check the
spelling of the
text in your
project.
Select
Previous
Object
Click here
to select the
object in the
previous
Layer.
Print
Click here
to send
your
project to
your
printer.
Select Next
Object
Click here
to select the
object in the
next layer.
Font
Shows the name
of the font that is
currently selected.
Bold, Italic, and Underline
To make any character bold,
italic, or underlined, highlight the
character and click on the
appropriate button.
Stretch text
This option is great for large text.
Click here to have PrintMaster
Gold automatically adjust the text
size to fill the limits of a text box.
Center Alignment
Aligns the text in a
paragraph to the
center of the text box.
Font size
Shows the size of
the font that is
currently selected.
Text Shape
Click here to select one
of many shapes for
your text. Note: your
text shape selection will
affect all of the text in
the active text box.
Flush Left
Alignment
Aligns the text
in a paragraph
to the left side
of the text box.
Flush Right
Alignment
Aligns the text in
a paragraph to
the right side of
the text box.
Justified
Alignment
Stretch the text
so it aligns to
both the right
and left sides
of the text box.
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Add Toolbar
The Add toolbar holds all the tools you need to add graphics, sentiments, and your own art to your project.
To hide or display the Add toolbar, access the View menu, the Toolbar/Add Bar.
Add a picture Click here to go to the PrintMaster Art Gallery. In the Art Gallery, you can
choose from thousands of graphics, pictures, photos, and borders for your project. Select or
Double-click a picture preview in the Art Gallery and your selection will be placed on your
project in the Workspace.
Add a Sentiment Click here to view the thousands of fun, sentimental, warm, and serious
sentiments we've gathered in the Sentiments Gallery. Search by type or keyword for the
sentiment you want, then select the sentiment and it will be inserted into your project
automatically.
Text Box Click here to add text to your project. After clicking this button, your cursor
will turn into a 'text' crosshair. You can then either drag (with the mouse button down)
across the project to create a text box, or just click once on the project and start typing.
Line Click this tool to draw a straight line on your project. To keep your line horizontal,
perpendicular, or at a 45-degree angle, hold down the shift key while you drag the
cursor across your project.
Rectangle Use this tool to create a rectangle on your project. by holding down the shift
key, your box will be held to a perfect square.
Ellipse Use this tool to create an ellipse. By holding down the shift key, your drawing will
be held to a perfect circle.
Shape Click on this tool to view a wide selection of shapes you can place on your
project. Once you have selected a shape from the pop-up menu, drag your cursor across
the project to determine its size. You can keep the shape's original proportion by holding
down the shift key while you drag.
Free Draw This tool acts like a pencil, letting you draw any design or line you want on
your project. You can modify the width of the Free Draw tool with the Line Width tool in the
modify toolbar.
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Modify Toolbar
Use the Modify toolbar to make adjustments to your art and text. With these tools, you can easily change the
color of text and pictures, change line widths, add shadows, and crop pictures.
To hide or display the Modify toolbar, access the View menu, then Toolbars/Modify Bar.
Place Toolbar
The Place toolbar is a selection of automatic tools for working with all objects in PrintMaster Gold. With
these tools, you can easily select pictures partially hidden behind another, group together objects you want
to move as one, or flip pictures horizontally and vertically.
To hide or display the Place toolbar, access the View menu, then Toolbars/Place Bar.
Color Use the tool to add color to your pictures and text. First select the picture or text you
want to color, then select this tool. You will then see a selection of colors to choose from.
Line Width Use this tool to change the line width of your drawing or the outside border of a
shape.
Line Color Use this tool to change color of the border line of a picture.
Shadow Use this tool to add a shadow to your text or shapes.
Shadow Color Use this tool to choose the color of the shadow behind your text or shapes.
Crop Use this tool to crop out the part of a picture or shape you do not want to see. Just select
the picture you want to crop, click on this tool, and then move the handles on the picture to only
show the part you want to see. Or, you can move the picture within its 'window'. The picture will
still be intact, but you will only be able to see a portion of it.
Forward One Click this tool once to bring the active object up one level.
Backward One Click this tool once to push the active object back one level.
Send to Front Click this tool to bring the active object to the top of a stack of overlapping
objects.
Send to Back Click this tool to send the active object to the bottom of a stack of overlapping
objects.
Group Use this tool to group several objects together. First select all the pieces you want to
group by clicking on them one by one while holding down the shift key, then click on group. The
grouped objects will now act as one.
Ungroup Click this tool to ungroup several objects you have previously grouped.
Mirror This tool flips the active object horizontally.
Flip This tool flips the active object vertically.
Center on Page This tool centers the active object in the middle (half way between the top and
bottom and left and right sides) of the project.
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Status bar
The Status toolbar is displayed at the bottom of the PrintMaster Gold window. Use this area to change your
view of your project or to check the accuracy of your measurements.
To hide or display the Status toolbar, access the View menu, then Toolbars/Status Bar.
View Side Window Click either the
left arrow or the right arrow to see the
different sides of your project. You
can also click directly in the middle of
the View Side window to see a pop-
up menu of different views.
Note: only available in cards, brochures,
and newsletters.
Zoom to Area - This option changes the cursor into a magnifying glass,
allowing you to drag across just the area you want to view close-up.
1. Select this option and position the magnifying glass to the left and above of
the object you want to magnify.
2. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the magnifying glass across and
down the layout screen until the item of focus is enclosed in a box. Then
release the mouse button.
Select Dimensions This window
shows the dimensions of the currently
selected text box or picture. Click on
this window for more size options.
View Size Window Click the
Plus or Minus magnifying glass
to view your project closer or
farther away. You can also click
in the middle to view a pop-up
menu of different viewing sizes.
Note: You can zoom in to your
project in the workspace by typing
the plus (+) key and zoom out by
typing the minus (-) key on the
number pad of your keyboard.
Location This window shows the
cursor's location on the project page.
If a picture is selected, the location
window will show the picture's upper
left corner location. The first number
indicates the cursor or picture's
location on the top ruler, while the
second number shows the cursor or
picture's location on the left ruler.
Click on this window for more position
options.
Rotation Angle This
window displays the
angle of rotation of the
object selected. The
number will increase or
decrease as you rotate
the object. Click on this
window to custom rotate
the object.
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