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ELECTRONIC LABELING SYSTEM User’s Guide PT 90 PT 90 PT 90 / Español English Introduction With your PT-90, you can create labels for any application. Select from the many frames, character sizes and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you to print labels with different widths and exciting colors. Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy place for future reference. The contents of this guide and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. Safety Precautions Warning Follow these guidelines to avoid the risk of fire, burn, injury, electric shock, damage, overheating, abnormal odors or smoking. • Do not use the machine in places of high humidity such as bathrooms. • Do not swallow the cutter stopper. • Do not get the machine wet, such as by handling it with wet hands or spilling beverages on to it. • Do not disassemble or modify the P-touch labeler/batteries. • Do not use metallic objects, such as tweezers or a metallic pen, when changing the batteries. • Do not throw the batteries into fire or expose to heat. • Remove batteries immediately and stop using the machine if you notice abnormal odor, heat, discoloration, deformation or anything unusual while using or storing it. Caution Follow these guidelines to avoid personal injury, liquid leakage, burn and heat. • Do not touch the edge of the cutter near the print head. • Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use P-touch labeler for an extended period of time. • When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text, format settings and any text files stored in the memory will be cleared. • Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other type batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the wrong position. • Do not drop or hit the P-touch labeler. • Do not press hard on the LCD display. • Do not put your finger between the covers when you close the back cover. General Precautions • Depending on the location, material, and environmental conditions, the label may unpeel or become irremovable, the color of the label may change or be transferred to other objects. Before applying the label, check the environmental condition and the material. • Do not use the P-touch labeler in any way or for any purpose not described in this guide. Doing so may result in accidents or damage the machine. • Use only Brother M tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the mark. • Only use a soft, dry cloth to clean the labeler; never use alcohol or other organic solvents. • Use a soft wipe to clean the print head; never touch the print head. • Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot, etc. • Do not place the P-touch labeler/battery in direct sunlight or rain, near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to extremely high or low temperatures (e.g. on the dashboard or in the back of your car), high humidity, or dusty locations. • Do not apply excessive pressure to the cutter lever. • Do not try to print if the cassette is empty; it will damage the print head. • Do not pull the tape while printing or feeding; it will damage the tape and machine. • Any data stored in memory will be lost due to failure or repair of the P-touch labeler, or if the battery expires. FCC NOTICE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 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 the equipment and receiver. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Important • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Power Supply and Tape Cassette Changeable Faceplates The PT-90 comes with a variety of different faceplates - enabling users to customize the machine. To change the faceplates, follow the steps below. Remove the cassette cover by pressing the above indicated area. If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up. Also, if batteries are already installed, remove them. • Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries or tape cassettes. Insert four new AAA alkaline batteries (LR03), making sure that their poles point in the correct directions. • Always replace all four batteries at the same time using brand new ones. Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place. • Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides. • Use only Brother M tapes with this machine. Insert the two hooks at the bottom of the cassette cover into the slots on the machine (1), and then close the cover securely until it snaps into place (2). After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (see “Feeding”) once and then push in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape. Remove the cassette cover by pressing the above indicated area. Slide the front cover back and lift up from machine. • Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing the faceplate. Remove the inserted faceplate, and then replace it with another one. • Be sure to remove the protective film from the front side of the faceplate before replacing. • Do not insert more than one faceplate at a time. If the front cover is forcedly closed with more than one faceplate inserted, the faceplates may get wrinkled or the front cover will not be able to be closed firmly. Insert the hooks on the front cover into the slots on the machine, and slide back the cover into place. Insert the two hooks at the bottom of the cassette cover into the slots on the machine (1), and then close the cover securely until it snaps into place (2). 1 Print head Tape cutter lever Cassette cover 2 3 Cutter’s edge Tape exit slot Tape guide End of tape 1 2 4 Cassette cover Front cover 1 Faceplates 2 3 Hook Slot 1 2 4 LCD Display & Keyboard NOTE The LCD shows one row of 12 characters; however, you can enter up to 80 characters in length. Width Size Bold Cursor Num Lock Caps Label Length Frame DECO MODE key Preview key Print key Character key Num Lock key Shift key Symbol key Caps key Cursor key Function key Cursor key Power key Backspace key Enter key Shift key Accent key Space key Underline Italic Vertical Outline Shadow Initial Settings 1 Start your machine. Supply power by using four AAA batteries, and then press . 2 Set the language. The default setting is [English]. [Language] [English/Español/Français/ Italiano/Nederlands/Norsk/Português/ Svenska/Dansk/Deutsch] • You can also display [Language] by pressing and . 3 Set the unit of measurement. The default setting is [inch]. [Unit] [inch/mm] • You can also display [Unit] by pressing and . NOTE • The machine automatically turns off if no keys are pressed within five minutes. • To cancel operations, press . • To initialize the P-touch labeler back to factory settings, see “Resetting the P-touch”. Troubleshooting X Error message X What to do when... Message Cause/Remedy Low Battery! The batteries are weak. Replace them with new ones. Full! The maximum number of characters (80 characters for regular text, or 50 characters for DECO MODE) have already been entered. No Text! • You tried to print a text file when there is no data stored in the memory. • is pressed when no text is entered. • is pressed when no text is entered. • You tried to select [Copies] when no text is entered. • is pressed when no text is entered in the text entry screen of DECO MODE. Line Limit! • You tried to enter a 3rd line by pressing (Maximum printable lines is 2). Invalid! Invalid number is selected for [Label Length]. Text Limit! • The text length exceeds the selected label length. • The text length exceeds 7.8" (200mm) when [Label Length] is set to [Auto] in DECO MODE. • If the minimum label length (1.2"/30mm) is selected, some frame types (Leaf or Star) will not allow you to enter additional text. Cooling XXX If the print head becomes too hot, your machine will stop printing and automatically start to cool down. The cool down time will be displayed. Once the print head is cool, printing will automatically continue. Do not touch the P-touch labeler while cooling. Message Cause/Remedy Problem Solution The display stays blank after you have turned on the machine. • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted. • If the batteries are weak, replace them. The machine does not print, or the printedcharactersare not formed properly. • Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly. • If the tape cassette is empty, replace it. • Check the cassette cover is properly closed. The setting has cleared on its own. • The batteries may be weak. Replace them. • When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, all text & formats in the display will be lost. Language and Unit settings will also be cleared. Ablankhorizontalline appears through the printed label. There maybe some dust on the print head. Remove the tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the print head with an up-and-down motion. The machine has “lockedup”(i.e.,nothing happens when a key is pressed, even though the machine is on.) Refer to “Resetting the P-touch”. The power turns off when you try to print. • The batteries may be weak. Replace them. • Check that the batteries are correctly inserted. The tape does not feed properly or the tape gets stuck inside the machine. • Check that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides. • The cutter lever is used while printing. Do not touch the cutter lever during printing. All text and format settings need to be cleared to create a new label. Press while holding down , or go into Function mode and select . To change language setting Refer to “Initial Settings”. Problem Solution Entering Text and Symbols X Switching Upper Case/Lower Case Upper case ( ON) Lower case ( OFF) X Entering Numbers Num Lock ON Num Lock OFF X Making a Two Line Label 1. Enter the text for the first line and press . 2. Enter the text for the second line and press . • Do not press after the second line; otherwise “Line Limit!” error message will appear. • Use either 3/8" (9mm) or 1/2" (12mm) wide tape for two line text. Display Label image X Entering Symbols Example: Entering [Pictograph] [A7] Display Label image • Pictographs are displayed on the LCD display with the corresponding alphabet and number of the Pictograph table. For the Pictograph table and Pictograph List, refer to “Symbols”. X Entering Accented Characters - / • To cancel operations, press . • The order of accented characters differs by the selected LCD language. X To Clear ( + ) By pressing , the letters will be deleted one by one. To delete all text and settings : + [Txt&Format] To delete text only : + [Text Only] Accented Characters Accented Characters A a C c D d E e G g I i K k L l N n O o R r S s T t U u Y y Z z Designing Labels 1 Press , use to select a function under column [A], and then press . (The function can also be selected with the shortcut keys listed under column [C]. ( + to )) 2 Use to select a setting listed under column [B], and then press . *1 Default setting. To return to the default setting, press . *2 You can select the length by entering the length with the Number Keys ~ . To return to [Auto], press . Design [A] [B] Label image [C] Size Size Large*1 + Small Width Width Normal*1 + ×2 ×1/2 Style Style Normal*1 + Bold Outline Shadow Italic Italic Bold Italic Outline Italic Shadow Vertical Underline/Frame Undl/Frame Off*1 + Underline Round Leaf Tile Star Heart Square Bubble Label length Length Auto*1 /1.2" - 12.0" (30mm - 300mm)*2 The label is printed with the specified length. + Printing Labels X Text Preview You can preview the text before printing. • The LCD shows the whole text and the label length (inch/ mm), then returns to the original text. • Only the text can be previewed, not the style, size, underline/frame or any additional features. X Feeding (Tape Feed) + The machine will feed 1.0" of tape, which may be needed when installing a new tape cassette. X Printing • To prevent damage to the tape, do not touch the cutter lever while the message “Printing…” or “Feeding…” is displayed. • To cut off the label, push in the tape cutter lever on the upper-left corner of the machine. • Peel the printed label from backing and apply the label. X Making Copies ( + ) You can print up to 9 copies of each label. [Copies] • You can also select the number of copies by entering with the Number Keys ~ . X Removing the Label Backing This machine is equipped with a peeler that allows you to easily remove the backing from labels. 1. Insert the label, with the printed surface facing down, as far as possible into the built-in peeler. 2. Fold back the label to the right and quickly pull out the label. The end of the backing is separated from the label. Resetting the P-touch You can reset the P-touch labeler when you want to initialize the settings, or in the event that the P-touch is not working properly. 1 Press to turn off the power. 2 While holding down and , press to turn on the power. 3 Release , and then release and . The internal memory is reset, and all text, settings and stored files are cleared. DECO MODE This function allows you to create unique labels by using some built-in templates. You can choose from 8 types of templates. Example: Design 8 [Design 8] [Auto/1.2"-7.8" (30-200mm)] ABC [Print] NOTE • Some Deco Mode formats may require cooling (indicated on the above table). If the print head becomes too hot, your machine will stop printing and automatically start to cool down. The cool down time will be displayed. Once the print head is cool, printing will automatically continue. Do not touch the P-touch labeler while cooling. • Only one line of text can be entered in DECO MODE. • Depending on the selected format, the entire text entered may not be printed. • The formats of the DECO MODE templates cannot be changed. • Symbols surrounded by a box in the Basic table are available in DECO MODE. For the Basic table, refer to “Symbols”. • To clear all the entered text, press and . “Clear?” is displayed. Press to clear the text, or to cancel this operation. • When you access DECO MODE, your most recently printed DECO MODE text and label length will be recalled. • Press to return to the previous step. • To exit DECO MODE, press until the display returns to the text entry screen. You can also exit this mode by pressing when [Print] is displayed, and selecting [Quit]. • 1/2" (12mm) wide tape cassettes are recommended when using the DECO MODE feature. • The maximum label length is 7.8" (200mm) for DECO MODE. • When [Auto] is selected for [Label Length], the label will automatically adjust to the correct length for printing the text one time. • Press to return to [Auto] for [Label Length] mode. Saving Label Files X Memory ( + ) You can save your original labels on to your machine. Up to three labels can be saved and recalled for printing at a later time. You can also edit and overwrite the stored label. [File] To Save: [Save] To Print: [Print] To Open: [Open] NOTE If you try to store a label when there is already a label stored to that number, a message “Overwrite?” will appear. Press to save your new label. Press to cancel. Symbols The following symbols are available. Basic Pictograph • To display the next group, press . • To cancel operations, press . • Symbols surrounded by a box in the Basic table are available in DECO MODE. • The rows of symbols (A to L) in the Pictograph table can be selected by pressing the corresponding character. X Printing the Pictograph List [Print List] Label image Specifications See the attached “Supplies and Accessories Guide” for detailed info of tape variation. Design Label Image Cooling 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 7 9 8 9 Dimensions: (W × D × H) Approx. 6.14" × 4.37" × 2.22" (Approx. 156 × 111 × 56.5mm) Weight: Approx. 0.6 lb. (Approx. 250 g) (without batteries and tape cassette) Power supply: Four AAA alkaline batteries (LR03) Tape cassette: Brother M tape (width) : 3/8" (9mm), 1/2" (12mm) Should you encounter any problems with your product, please do not return your product to the store! After referring to the User’s guide, if you still need assistance, call Brother Customer Service at: Voice: 1-877-BROTHER Web: www.brother-usa.com Fax: 1-901-379-1210 If you need to locate a service center, please call 1-877-BROTHER or visit us at www.brother-usa.com 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 . , : ; " ' @ - & ~ _ \ / # % ? ! * + − × ÷ ± = ( ) [ ] < > § α β γ δ µ Ω 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 B C D E F G H I J K L Printed in China LW4039001
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