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  • Brand: Casio
  • Product: Label Printer
  • Model/name: KL-7000
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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KL-7000
Owner’s manual
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Introduction
Congratulations on your selection of the CASIO KL-7000 Label Printer. The CASIO Label Printer
makes it possible for you to print adhesive labels for a wide variety of applications such as name
tags, cassette tape labels, floppy disks, binders, and other applications.
You can produce attractive original labels thanks to such features as:
• Variable tape sizes (6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm)
• Two fonts (serif, sans-serif)
• Four character styles (normal, outline, shadow, raised)
• Various effects
• Illustrations
• Quick formats and preset layouts
You can even store data in memory for instant recall when you need it.
All of this makes the CASIO Label Printer the perfect tool for just about all of your labeling needs!
Important!
• Contact a nearby dealer whenever you require servicing.
• Note that the manufacturer shall not be held liable for any losses, or for many claims by third
parties which may arise out of the use of this product.
• Note that the manufacturer shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a result of data
losses caused by malfunctions, repairs, or interruptions of power supply.
• It is up to the user to keep backup records of important data.
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Contents
Part 1 Getting Acquainted .................. 4
Important Precautions ........................................ 4
General Guide .................................................... 6
Label Printer Menus ........................................... 8
Part 2 Getting Ready ........................... 9
Power Supply ..................................................... 9
Replacing Batteries ............................................ 9
To replace the memoryback-up battery .... 10
To replace the main batteries ................... 10
AC Adaptor ....................................................... 11
To connect the AC adaptor ........................ 11
Switching Power On and Off ............................ 11
Resetting the Memory ...................................... 11
To reset the memory .................................. 11
Power On Recall Function................................12
Auto Power Off Function ..................................12
Tape Cartridges ................................................ 12
To load a tape cartridge .............................12
To specify the tape width ...........................14
Display Contrast ............................................... 15
Sound Effects ................................................... 15
To cancel sound effects when
switching power on...............................15
To switch sound effects on and off ............ 15
Setting the message language .........................16
To set the message language ................... 16
Setting the unit of measurement ......................16
Demo Print ....................................................... 17
To produce a demo print using tape
other than 6mm .................................... 17
To produce a demo print using
6mm tape ............................................. 17
Part 3 Inputting Characters, Symbols,
and Illustrations ...................... 18
Display Symbols and Indicators .......................18
Basic Alpha-Numeric Input ...............................20
To input alpha-numeric characters............ 20
About the CODE key... ..................................... 21
To input special symbols ............................21
To input illustrations ................................... 22
Part 4 Deleting and Inserting
Characters ............................... 23
Moving the Cursor ............................................ 23
To move the cursor .................................... 23
Deleting Individual Characters .........................23
To delete characters using the BS key ..... 23
To delete characters using the DEL key ... 24
Deleting a Series of Characters .......................24
To delete a series of characters ................ 24
Using the CLS Function ................................... 24
To clear all text from the display ............... 24
To clear specific text ..................................25
Overwrite and Insert ......................................... 25
Overwrite ................................................... 25
Insert ......................................................... 26
To switch between overwrite and insert .... 26
Part 5 Character Attributes and
Text Effects ............................. 27
Specifying Character Attributes ........................27
To specify attributes before inputting
characters ............................................ 27
To change attributes in the middle
of text ................................................... 28
To change attributes or effects of
existing text .......................................... 28
Changing Fonts ................................................ 29
How to tell the current font settings .......... 29
To change the font setting .........................29
Changing Character Styles ..............................30
How to tell the current style settings ......... 30
To change the style setting ........................31
Changing Character Size ................................. 32
About Auto Fit ............................................ 32
About the FIT mark .................................... 32
How to tell the current size settings .......... 33
To change the characters size .................. 33
Assigning Text Effects ...................................... 34
Changing Text Effects ...................................... 34
To assign text effects ................................. 34
To remove text effects ............................... 35
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Part 6 FORM Menu Functions .......... 37
Fundamentals of Label Layout .........................37
Creating and Deleting Blocks ...........................38
To create a block .......................................38
To delete a block mark ...............................38
Character Pitch ................................................ 38
To specify the character pitch ................... 38
Block Length .................................................... 39
To specify a block length ...........................39
To cancel block length settings ................. 40
Tape Length ..................................................... 41
To select a preset tape length ................... 41
To specify your own tape length ............... 42
To cancel a tape length setting ................. 43
Auto Feed ......................................................... 43
To select a feed option ...............................44
Block Spacing .................................................. 44
To specify the block spacing ......................44
To specify vertical printing .........................44
Mirror Image ..................................................... 45
To specify mirror image .............................45
Text Alignment .................................................. 45
To specify text alignment ...........................46
Justification ...................................................... 47
To switch justification on and off ............... 47
Part 7 Quick Formats ........................ 48
To select a built-in format ...........................49
To cancel a built-in format ..........................50
Part 8 Presets..................................... 51
Using the presets menu ...................................51
Preset (Auto) Layouts.......................................51
To use a preset layout to create
a label .................................................. 51
To print a label made with a
preset layout ........................................ 53
To store a preset layout label in
memory ................................................ 53
To recall a preset layout label from
memory ................................................ 54
To delete a preset layout label from
memory ................................................ 55
Preset Phrases ................................................. 56
To print a preset phrases ...........................56
Numbering ........................................................ 56
To print a numbered series ........................56
Part 9 Printing .................................... 58
Printing a Tape ................................................. 58
To print a tape ............................................ 58
To show the image display ........................59
To show the layout display .........................59
To feed tape ............................................... 59
To adjust the print density ..........................60
Frame Printing .................................................. 60
To add a frame around the outside
of the printing area ...............................60
Part 10 Memory .................................... 62
Storing Data ..................................................... 62
To store data into memory .........................62
Recalling Data .................................................. 62
To recall data from memory .......................63
Deleting Text .................................................... 63
To delete text from memory .......................64
Part 11 Reference ................................ 65
Cleaning the Printer Head and Roller .............. 65
To clean the printer head and roller .......... 65
Resetting .......................................................... 66
About the Label Printer’s Keys .........................67
Troubleshooting ................................................ 69
Messages ......................................................... 71
Initial Settings ................................................... 72
Symbols, Illustrations and Frames .................. 73
Preset (Auto) Layouts....................................... 74
Application Examples ....................................... 78
Specifications ................................................... 79
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Part 1
Getting Acquainted
This part of the manual provides you with important information you need to know in order
to use the Label Printer to its full potential. Be sure to read it carefully before using the
Label Printer for the first time.
Important Precautions
• Keep your Label Printer out of areas subject to temperature
extremes, moisture and direct sunlight. The recommended
temperature range is 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F).
• Don’t let coffee, juice or other liquids splash onto the Label
Printer.
• Never let paper clips, pins or other foreign objects get into
the tape outlet slot or printer of the Label Printer.
• Do not pile heavy objects on top of the Label Printer.
• Never try to take the Label Printer apart or attempt your own
maintenance.
• Do not drop your Label Printer, and avoid strong impact.
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• Do not pull on the tape or try to force it back into the Label
Printer.
• Do not use benzine, thinner, or other volatile chemicals to
clean the exterior of the Label Printer. Use a soft dry cloth or
a cloth dampened with a weak solution of a mild neutral
detergent and water. Wring the cloth out until all excess
moisture is removed.
• A dirty printer head can cause printing to become smudged.
When this happens, clean off the printer head by wiping it
with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol (page 65).
• Use of the Label Printer next to a television or radio may
interfere with reception.
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General Guide
Letter keys
Front
Tape cartridge compartment
Loquid crystal display (LCD)
Carrying handle
Function keys
Contrast dial
Adjusts the darkness
of the characters on the LCD.
Tape cutter
Press to cut tape.
Tape outlet
Power keys
Switch power on and off
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AC adaptor plug
For connection of the optionally
available AC adaptor.
Back/Left Side
Bottom
Main battery compartment
Back-up batterry compartment
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Label Printer Menus
Label Printer operation is designed to be as simple as possible, thanks to on-screen menus
that you can use to select the settings you need. Each menu is described in detail in the
sections that follow in this manual, but note the following general points.
• The item that is highlighted in a menu is the one that is currently selected.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
DENSITY
SOUND
WIDTH
• Use K and L to move the highlighting up and down and change the selected item.
• Press SET to execute the highlighted item, or ESC to exit the displayed menu (and
return to the previous menu or screen) without selecting anything.
• When you press SET to execute a menu item, the Label Printer either moves on to the
next menu, or it executes the selected function and returns to the text input screen that
you started from.
Currently selected item
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Part 2
Getting Ready
This part of the manual tells you how to load batteries and the tape cartridge, and how to
perform other basic setups for the Label Printer.
Important!
Be sure to read this section before attempting to use the Label Printer.
Power Supply
The Label Printer can be powered by eight AA-size batteries or an optional AC adaptor
(AD-A95100). A CR2032 battery is also used as a memory back-up power supply.
Replacing Batteries
A handy low battery power indicator lets you know when battery power is getting too low for
proper operation. The message LOW BATTERY appears on the display if battery power is
low when you perform any of the following operations.
• Switching power on
• Executing a print operation
• Executing a tape feed operation
When the LOW BATTERY message appears, press ESC to clear it from the display. You
should still be able to perform some Label Printer operations, but some power intensive
operations (like printing or tape feed) may become impossible if battery power is too low. In
any case, you should replace batteries as soon as possible or switch to the AC adaptor as
soon as possible after the LOW BATTERY message appears.
Important!
Batteries can burst or leak and damage your unit if you use them the wrong way. Note the
following important points.
• Be sure that the plus (+) and minus (−) sides of each battery are facing correctly.
• Never mix batteries of different types
• Never leave dead batteries in the battery compartment.
• Remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the unit for a long time.
• Be sure to replace the main battery in accordance with the battery life noted on the side
of the battery itselt, and the back-up battery once every 1 year.
Warning!
• Never recharge the batteries you use with this unit.
• Do not expose batteries to direct heat, do not short circuit them, and do not try to take
them apart.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of small children. If swallowed, consult with a
physician immediately.
• Low battery power is indicated by poor print quality or power switching off while printing
is in progress.
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To replace the memory back-up battery
Before using the Label Printer for the first time, be sure that you first use the following
procedure to install the memory back-up battery that comes with it. Data stored in memory
will be lost if you do not load this battery.
1. Switch power off.
2. Use a small phillips head screwdriver to loosen the screw that
secures the back-up battery compartment cover in place, and
remove the cover.
3. Wipe off the surfaces of a CR2032 battery with a soft dry cloth,
and install it with its plus (+) side facing up (so you can see it).
4. Carefully replace the battery compartment cover and secure it
in place with the screw.
• You should use the above procedure to replace the memory back-up battery once a
year.
To replace the main batteries
1. Switch power off.
• If you are using the AC adaptor to power the unit, you should also unplug the adaptor
from the Label Printer.
2. Open the battery compartment cover on the
back of the Label Printer by sliding it in the
direction indicated by the arrow.
3. Remove all eight of the old batteries.
4. Load a set of eight new batteries into the bat-
tery compartment, making sure that their posi-
tive (+) and negative (–) ends are facing in the
correct directions.
5. Replace the battery compartment cover.
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AC Adaptor
Note the following important precautions when using an AC adaptor to power your Label
Printer.
• Use only a genuine CASIO AD-A95100 AC adaptor with the same voltage rating as the
household current in your area. Using a wrong adaptor can damage your Label Printer.
• Be sure to switch the Label Printer off before you connect the adaptor. Do not switch
power on until the adaptor is connected to the Label Printer and plugged into an AC
outlet.
To connect the AC adaptor
Connect the AC adaptor to the Label Printer as
illustrated on the right. Plug the other end into a
standard household AC outlet.
Switching Power On and Off
Press ON to switch power on, and OFF to switch power off.
Important!
If you are using the Label Printer for the first time, you should use the procedure described
under “Resetting the Memory” to switch power on.
Resetting the Memory
You should reset the memory of the Label Printer before using it for the first time, after you
have not used it for a long time, or if nothing happens when you switch power on even after
you change the batteries.
Important!
Resetting Label Printer memory clears the memory of all input data.
To reset the memory
1. Make sure that Label Printer power is off.
2. While holding down the PRINT and ESC keys, press
ON to switch power on.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INITIAL?
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3. Press SET to initialize the Label Printer or ESC to abort the operation without initializing
anything.
• If you press SET, the initial reset screen appears.
• See “Initial Settings” for the initial default settings of the Label Printer following the reset
operation.
Power On Recall Function
Whenever you switch your Label Printer off, it stores the text that is currently on the display.
Immediately after you switch power on, you can recall the last text displayed by pressing
SET.
Important!
You can recall text by pressing SET when the text input display is clear, immediately after
switching power on only. Even if you input text and then delete it, pressing SET will not
recall stored text.
Auto Power Off Function
If you do not perform any key operation for about six minutes, the Label Printer automati-
cally switches power off. To restore power, press ON.
• After you restore power, you can recall the last text that you displayed by pressing SET.
See “Power On Recall Function” for details.
Tape Cartridges
Use the procedures described below to load tape cartridge into the Label Printer. After you
load the tape cartridge, be sure to use the procedure described under “To specify the tape
width” to tell the Label Printer what width of tape you are using.
Important!
• Never try to push the tape back into the cassette. Once tape is out of the cassette, there
is no way to wind it back in. Trying to do so can cause operational problems with the
Label Printer.
• Always make sure that Label Printer power is switched off before you replace the tape
cartridge.
To load a tape cartridge
1. Make sure that the power of the Label Printer is switched off.
2. Press the tape cartridge compartment cover
release and open the compartment cover.
• If there is a cartridge already installed in the
unit, remove it by grasping the tape cartridge
on both sides with your thumb and forefin-
ger and lifting it straight up.
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3. Remove the stopper from a new tape cartridge
and check to see that the tape is ready to use.
• Make sure that the tape is under the tape
guide and that it is not bent or twisted.
• Make sure that the tape does not extend too
far past the tape guide. If it does, cut off the
end with a pair of scissors.
4. Use a pencil or some other thin object to take
up slack in the ink ribbon as shown in the illus-
tration. Note that the tape does not move at
this time.
• If the ink ribbon is slack when you load it
into the Label Printer, it can break or cause
some other problem.
Tape guide
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• Be sure to turn the ink ribbon take up spool
only in the direction indicated by the arrow
(a).
• Turn the spool until the other spool (b) starts
turning in the direction noted by the arrow.
This indicates there is no slack in the rib-
bon.
5. Load the tape cartridge into the Label Printer,
making sure that the tape and ink ribbon pass
between the head and roller.
6. Close the tape cartridge compartment cover.
7. Switch on Label Printer power and press FUNC
and then FEED two or three times to make sure
that the tape comes out without any problem.
• If the tape does not come out normally,
switch off power and start again from step 1
above.
To specify the tape width
Important!
• When using 6mm tape, certain character sizes and layouts can cause characters to run
off the top or bottom of the tape.
• Be sure to specify 6mm tape whenever you are using it.
• In addition to the following tape size specification procedure, you can also specify 6mm
tape by holding down the 6 key while pressing ON to switch power on.To specify another
tape size (other than 6mm) you must use the following procedure.
1. Switch power on.
(a)
(b)
Head
Roller
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2. Press SET UP to display the setup menu.
3. Use K and L to highlight WIDTH, and then press
SET.
4. Use K and L to select 6mm (to specify 6mm wide tape) or OTHER (to specify an-
other width), and then press SET.
Display Contrast
Rotate the dial on the side of the Label Printer to adjust display contrast.
Sound Effects
The Label Printer is equipped with sound effects that sound when you switch power on and
when an illegal operation is attempted. Normally, sound effects are switched on whenever
you switch power on, but you can use the following procedure to cancel the sound effects.
To cancel sound effects when switching power on
Hold down the ESC key, switch power on.
Sound effects remain switched off until you switch them back on again (using the proce-
dure described below), or until you switch power off and then on again.
Use the following procedure to switch sound effects on and off.
To switch sound effects on and off
1. Switch power on.
2. Press SET UP to display the setup menu.
3. Use K and L to highlight SOUND, and then press
SET.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
DENSITY
SOUND
WIDTH
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
WIDTH
6mm
OTHER
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
DENSITY
SOUND
WIDTH
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
SOUND
ON
OFF
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4. Use K and L to select OFF (to switch the beep tone off) or ON (to switch the beep
tone on), and then press SET.
Setting the message language
The Label Printer lets you specify English, German, French, Italian, or Spanish as the
language to use for display messages.
To set the message language
1. Switch power on.
2. Press SET UP to display the setup menu.
3. Press L and K to highlight LANGUAGE, and then
press SET.
• Note that the language option does not appear im-
mediately on the screen when you first display the
set up menu. This is because there are more than
four items in the menu. Use L to scroll down four
times to make the LANGUAGE option appear.
4. Use K and L to highlight the language you want to use, and then press SET to apply
the setting and return to the text input screen.
• Since there are five languages, they do not all fit on a single screen. To view the
language at the bottom of the menu (ESPAÑOL), press L four times.
Setting the unit of measurement
1. Switch power on.
2. Press SET UP to display the setup menu.
3. Press L and K to highlight cm/inch, and then press
SET.
• Note that the cm/inch option does not appear im-
mediately on the screen when you first display the
set up menu. This is because there are more than
four items in the menu. Use L to scroll down five
times to make the cm/inch option appear.
4. Use L and K to highlight the measurement unit you want to use, and then press SET
to apply the setting and return to the text input screen.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
DENSITY
SOUND
WIDTH
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
cm/inch
cm
inch
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
ENGLISH
DEUTSCH
FRANÇAIS
ITALIANO
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
DENSITY
SOUND
WIDTH
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Demo Print
Use one of the following procedures to produce a print that demostrates some of the fea-
tures of the Label Printer. The procedure you should use depends on the size of the tape
you are using.
To produce a demo print using tape other than 6mm
1. Press ON to switch power on.
2. Press PRINT.
3. Press SET.
To produce a demo print using 6mm tape
1. Holding down the 6 key, press ON to switch power on.
2. Press PRINT.
3. Press SET.
Important!
You can produce a demo print when the text input display is clear, immediately after switch-
ing power on only. Even if you input text and then delete it, pressing PRINT will not produce
a demo print.
• If you experience problems with printing, check your tape cartridge and power supply,
and try again.
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Part 3
Inputting Characters, Symbols, and Illustrations
This part of the manual tells you how to input characters. To make things easier to under-
stand, we call everything you input a character regardless of whether it is actually a letter,
number, or symbol. Explanations here all use the default settings that are in effect from the
initial power-on screen.
For information on using other fonts, styles, effects and characters sizes, see page 27.
Important!
• You can input up to 127 characters. Further input becomes impossible after you input the
127th character.
Display Symbols and Indicators
Before getting into actual input, you should first become acquainted with the symbols and
indicators used on the Label Printer display.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
2✕2
5 5cm
CASIO
• Function indicator
This indicator appears when you press FUNC. Pressing a key while this indicator is on the
display causes the function marked above that key to be executed.
• Shift indicator
This indicator appears when you press SHIFT. While this indicator is on the display, the
keyboard is shifted, so the letter keys input upper-case alpha characters. The number keys
input the punctuation symbols marked in the upper right corners of the keys.
If both the caps mode indicator and the shift indicator are shown on the display, the key-
board is shifted to lower-case input.
The keyboard is unshifted (and the shift indicator disappears) as soon as you input a char-
acter.
Style indicators
Sans-serif indicators
Manual feed indicator
6mm tape indicator
Cursor key operation indicators
Confirmation message
Format imager
Character position marks
Cursor
Tape length
Caps mode indicator
Overwrite mode indicator
Mirror printing indicator
Vertical printing indicator
Shift indicator
Code indicator
Character size indicator
Function indicator
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• Code indicator
This indicator appears when you press CODE. While this indicator is on the display, the
number keys input the accents marked above the keys.
The keyboard returns to normal (and the code indicator disappears) as soon as you input
an accent.
• Vertical printing indicator
This indicator appears when the Label Printer is set up for vertical printing. Horizontal
printing is performed when this indicator is not shown.
• Mirror image printing indicator
This indicator appears when the Label Printer is set up for mirror image printing. Normal
(non mirror image) printing is performed when this indicator is not shown.
• Overwrite mode indicator
This indicator appears when the Label Printer is in the overwrite mode. In the overwrite
mode, inputting a character at a location where there is already a character, replaces the
original character with a new one. When this indicator is not shown, the input character is
inserted in front of the existing character.
• Caps mode indicator
This indicator appears when the Label Printer is in the caps (upper-case) mode. All letters
you input in the caps mode are upper-case. When the caps mode indicator is not shown on
the display, all letters are input as lower-case.
Note that the Label Printer stays in the caps mode until you press CAPS again.
If both the caps mode indicator and the shift indicator are shown on the display, the key-
board is shifted to lower-case input.
• Confirmation message
The confirmation message appears when you must make a yes-or-no choice for the mes-
sage shown on the display. When this message appears, press SET for “yes” or ESC for
“no.”
• Cursor key operation indicators
These indicators show you what cursor key operations are available in the screen shown
on the display. If the and indicators are shown, it means you can use the K and L
cursor keys. If the and indicators are shown, it means you can use the H and J
cursor keys.
• Style indicators
These indicators point to the character style that is currently in use. You can select be-
tween outline, shadow, and raised.
• Sans-serif indicator
This indicator appears when you are using the sans-serif font. The serif font is in effect
when this indicator is not on the display.
• Manual feed indicator
This indicator appears when you are using manual feed instead of auto feed. Auto feed is
in effect when this indicator is not on the display.
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Important!
• After you finish printing when using manual feed, be sure to always press FUNC and
then FEED to feed the tape before cutting it. If you don’t, you will cut off part of the printed
text.
• 6mm tape indicator
This indicator appears when you use the procedure described under “To specify the tape
width” to specify 6 millimeter wide tape. Another tape size is specified when this indicator is
not on the display.
• Format imager
This graphic shows how many lines of text are in the format.The thickness of each line also
gives you some idea of the relative size of the characters in each line.
If the format you are using has more than one line, the line in the format imager that corre-
sponds to the current cursor location flashes on the display.
• Cursor
The cursor shows the next input position. Any character you input appears at the point
where the cursor is located.
• Character size indicator
These values shows the height and width measurements of the characters.
• Tape length
The value shows how long the tape will be when you print it. You can select inches or
centimeters for this value.
• Character position marks
These marks show where characters will appear as you input them.This part of the display
is always blank when you switch power on.
Basic Alpha-Numeric Input
The following operation shows you the basic procedures for inputting letters and numbers.
We will explain the procedure by inputting the following characters onto the default initial
power-on screen.
ABXYZ Computer Company
1234567890
Note
• If you hold down any key, it will repeat its operation or input at high speed until you
release it.
To input alpha-numeric characters
1. Switch power on.
2. Input the first line of characters.
CAPS A B X Y Z SPACE C CAPS O M P U T E R SPACE
SHIFT C O M P A N Y
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• To input the upper-case letters, you use either SHIFT or CAPS. Remember that with
SHIFT you must shift the keyboard for each character. With CAPS, on the other
hand, the keyboard stays shifted until you press CAPS again.
• Press SPACE to input spaces.
• If you input a wrong character, press BS to delete it and input again. See page 23 for
other details on editing text.
• Note how the second line of the display changes as you input characters. These
numbers indicate the length of tape required to print the character.
3. When you reach the end of a line of text, press B to input a newline mark.
• A newline operation is indicated on the display by the symbol. This shows where
you changed lines.
• When you insert , the Label Printer automatically makes adjustments in the size of
the characters if the size you are currently using cannot fit. With a 9mm tape for
example, you start out with 2×2 size characters, but this automatically changes to
1×1 as soon as you input a symbol.
4. Input the characters in the second line.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
5. To print the text that you input, press PRINT. For details on printing, see page 58.
About the CODE key...
The CODE key makes it possible to input punctuation needed for a number of different
languages. The following shows the key operations you should use for each of the charac-
ters formed using the CODE key.
* Lower case only.
Example: To input á.
CODE 1 A
To input special symbols
Example: To input the special symbol .
1. With the cursor at the location where you want to input a special symbol, press SYM-
BOL.
2. Use the K and L cursor keys to move the highlighting to the symbol list that contains
the symbol you want to use.
• In this example, highlight SYMBOLS.
Key Operation Input Key Operation Input
CODE A Æ CODE 4 ˜
CODE S* ß CODE 5 ˆ
CODE O Œ CODE 6 ˇ
CODE Z W CODE 7 °
CODE C Ç CODE 8 /
CODE 1 ´ CODE 9 ˝
CODE 2 ` CODE 0 ˛
CODE 3 ¨
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3. After you highlight the symbol list you want, press SET.
4. Use the K and L cursor keys to scroll the list line-
by-line, or the H and J cursor keys to move the
highlighting left and right.
• In this example, highlight .
5. After you highlight the symbol you want, press SET.
• This returns to the input screen, with the symbol you selected input at the location
where the cursor was located when you displayed the symbol list.
To input illustrations
Example: To input .
1. With the cursor at the location where you want to in-
put an illustration, press ILLUST.
• The highlighted list name is the one that is cur-
rently selected.
2. Use the K and L cursor keys to scroll the list line-
by-line, or the H and J cursor keys to move the
highlighting left and right.
• In this example, highlight .
3. After you highlight the illustration you want, press SET.
• This returns to the input screen, with the illustration you selected input at the location
where the cursor was located when you displayed the illustration list.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
71
SYMBOLS
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
ILLUST 1
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
ILLUST15
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
1
SYMBOLS
,.:;‘‘
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Part 4
Deleting and Inserting Characters
This section describes everything you need to know about deleting and editing characters
you have already input.
Moving the Cursor
The following points describe how to move the cursor around the display to position it for
deleting and editing characters.
To move the cursor
• Press H to move the cursor to the left, and J to move the cursor to the right.
• Press FUNC and then H to make the cursor jump to the beginning (far left) of the
characters on the display.
• Press FUNC and then J to make the cursor jump to the end (far right) of the characters
on the display.
• Press SHIFT and then H to make the cursor jump to the next newline mark (see “To
input alpha-numeric characters”) or block mark (page 37) to the left.
• Press SHIFT and then J to make the cursor jump to the next newline mark or block
mark to the right.
• Holding down the cursor keys moves the cursor left or right at high speed.
Deleting Individual Characters
You can delete individual characters with either the BS key or the DEL key. The only differ-
ence between the operation of these two keys is the location of the cursor.
To delete characters using the BS key
Example: To change the word “commmputer” to “computer”.
1. Use H and J to move the cursor under “p”.
2. Press BS twice to delete the two m’s to the left of the cursor, shifting “puter” to the left as
you do.
• Press FUNC and then J to jump back to the end of the characters for more input.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
2✕2
7.8cm
puter
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To delete characters using the DEL key
Example: To change the word “commmputer” to “computer”.
1. Use H and J to move the cursor under the first (far left) “m”.
2. Press DEL twice to delete the two m’s at the cursor’s position, shifting “mputer” to the
left as you do.
• Press FUNC and then J to jump back to the end of the characters for more input.
Deleting a Series of Characters
The Label Priter’s Word Out function lets you delete a series of characters with a single
operation. This operation deletes all characters to the left of the current cursor location, up
to the previous space.
To delete a series of characters
Example: To change “ABC XYZDEF GHI” to “ABC DEF GHI”.
1. Use H and J to move the cursor under the letter “Z”.
2. Press FUNC (the indicator appears on the display), and then BS.
• This deletes everything from “Z” up to the next space to the left of the cursor, leaving
“ABC DEF GHI”.
Using the CLS Function
The CLS function gives you two options for clearing the display.You can either clear all text
from the display, or you can specify a series of text for clearing.
To clear all text from the display
1. Press FUNC and then CLS to display the clear screen
menu.
2. The ALL (all text) option is highlighted, so press SET.
3. Press SET to clear all of the text or ESC to abort the clear procedure without deleting
anything.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
CLEAR?
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
ALL
PART
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To clear specific text
Example: To change “ABC UVW XYZ DEF” to “ABC DEF”.
1. Press FUNC and then CLS to display the clear screen
menu.
2. Use L to highlight PART, and then press SET.
3. Use H and J to move the cursor to one end of the text you want to clear.
• In our example, move the cursor so it is under “Z” or “U”.
4. Press SET.
5. Use H and J to move the cursor to the other end of the text you want to clear.
• If you selected “Z” in step 3, move the cursor to the space to the left of “U”. If you
selected “U” in step 3, move the cursor to the space to the right of “Z”.
• Note that the text that will be deleted is highlighted as you move the cursor.
Important!
The next step will delete the selected text without a warning message. Make sure that
you really want to clear the selected text before proceeding.
• If you change your mind about deleting text, you can use ESC to backstep to the
input screen without deleting anything.
6. Press SET to clear the text you selected.
Overwrite and Insert
You can set up the Label Printer for either overwrite or insert of characters at the cursor
position. The following describes the difference between these two options.
Overwrite
With overwrite, characters you input replace the characters at the cursor location. The
Label Printer is in the overwrite mode when the overwrite mode indicator (see “Display
Symbols and Indicators”) is on the display.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
FROM?
Z DEF
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
TO?
Z DEF
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
ALL
PART
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Display Characters Input Overwrite Mode Insert Mode
ABCDEFG XYZ ABXYZFG ABXYZCDEFG
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
INSERT
OVERRITE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
INPUT
DENSITY
SOUND
WIDTH
Insert
With insert, characters you input are inserted between the characters at the cursor loca-
tion.The Label Printer is in the insert mode when the overwrite mode indicator is not on the
display.
Note that insert is the default whenever you switch Label Printer power on.
The following table illustrates the difference between the overwrite and insert modes.
To switch between overwrite and insert
1. Switch power on.
2. Press SET UP to display the setup menu.
3. The INPUT option is highlighted, so press SET.
4. Use K and L to highlight OVERRITE (overwrite) or INSERT, and then press SET to
apply the setting and return to the text input screen.
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Part 5
Character Attributes and Text Effects
The operations in this part of the manual explain how to change the fonts, style, and size of
characters. These characteristics are called character attributes. It also tells you how to
assign such text effects as underlining, shading, and box printing to text after you finish
inputting it.
Specifying Character Attributes
You can specify character attributes at any of the following three points.
• Before you input any characters
In this case, the attributes are applied to the characters you input later.You cannot use this
method to assign text effects.
• After inputting some characters
This method lets you change the attributes being applied to the text you are inputting.You
cannot use this method to assign text effects.
• After you finish inputting text
Use this method to change the attributes of the text you have finished inputting.Text effects
can be assigned only for text that is already input.
The techniques to use for each of the above cases are described below.
Important!
• Character attributes you specify affect printed text only.The characters on the display do
not change.
• Remember that character attributes are assigned to specific characters, not to positions
on the display.
• Text effects are applied to both displayed text and printed text.
To specify attributes before inputting characters
When there are no characters on the display, simply specify the character attributes you
want. The characters that you input are then automatically assigned the attributes as you
input them.
• See the following pages of this manual for details on specifying attributes.
Font – page 29
Style – page 30
Size – page 32
• If you change the character size, a symbol appears to
show where the size change takes place.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
1✕ 1
0 0cm
1✕1
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To change attributes in the middle of text
1. Input text using the initial attributes.
2. Perform one of the character attribute change operations.
• See the following pages of this manual for details on specifying attributes.
Font – page 29
Style – page 30
Size – page 32
• Whenever you perform an attribute change operation after inputting some text, a
message appears asking from where you want to begin the change.
3. Press SET.
• This causes a message to appear asking up to which point you want the change to
take effect.
4. Press SET.
• Note that you should specify the points for FROM? and TO? in this operation.
• Any characters you now input will use the attributes you specified in step 2, above.
• If you change the character size, a symbol appears
to show where the size change takes place.
To change attributes or effects of existing text
1. After inputting text, perform one of the character attribute or text effect change opera-
tions.
• See the following pages of this manual for details on actually specifying attributes.
Font – page 29
Style – page 30
Size – page 32
Text effects – page 34
• Whenever you perform an attribute or effect change operation after inputting text, a
message appears asking from where you want to begin the change.
2. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point where you want the change to start.
3. Press SET.
• This causes a message to appear asking up to which point you want the change to
take effect.
4. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point up to which you want the change to take
effect.
• Note that the text that will be affected by the change is highlighted as you move the
cursor.
• Note that the TO? point can be either to the left or to the right of the FROM? point.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
1✕1
4 1cm
ab
1✕1
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FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
1✕1
4 5cm
cd
ab
1✕1
FIT
5. Press SET to make the change
• If you change the character size, a symbol appears
to show where the size change takes place.
Important!
• All of the following examples show how to make changes in existing text.
Changing Fonts
There are two fonts that you can select: serif and sans-serif. The following shows exam-
ples of each type of font:
Serif: Sans-serif:
The following section describes how to change the font setting and how you can find out
what the current setting is.
Important!
• Note that you cannot make font changes for illustrations.
• Some symbols do not change even when you select a different font.
How to tell the current font settings
Use the H and J cursor keys to move the cursor around
the display. The sans-serif indicator will appear on the
display when the cursor is located under a sans-serif
character, and it will disappear from the display when
the cursor is located under a serif character.
To change the font setting
Example: To change “ABXYZ” in the following text to sans-serif.
ABXYZ Computer Company
1. Input the text.
2. Press FONT to display a menu of fonts.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
2✕ 2
5 9cm
B
A XYZ
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
SERIF
SANS
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3. Use L to highlight SANS, and then press SET.
4. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point where you want the font change to start.
• In our example, you would move to either “A” or “Z”.
• Since “A” is the first character, you can make the cursor jump directly there by press-
ing FUNC and then H.
5. Press SET and the letter at the cursor location be-
comes highlighted.
6. Use H and J to move the cursor to the other end of the range you want to change.
• The text that will be affected by the change is highlighted as you move the cursor.
7. When all the characters you want to change to the new font are highlighted, press SET
to apply the change and return to the text input screen.
Changing Character Styles
There are four character styles that you can select: normal, outline, shadow, and raised.
The following shows examples of each type of style:
Normal: Shadow:
Outline: Raised:
The following section describes how to change the style setting and how you can find out
what the current setting is.
How to tell the current style settings
Use the H and J cursor keys to move the cursor around the display. The style indicators
appear on the display to indicate the style of the letter at the current cursor location.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
FROM?
mpany
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
TO?
Z Comp
Indicator Meaning
None Normal
A Outline
A
A Shadow
A
A Raised
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To change the style setting
Example: To change “ABXYZ” in the following text to shadow.
ABXYZ Computer Company
1. Input the text.
2. Press STYLE to display a menu of styles.
3. Use L to highlight SHADOW, and then press SET.
4. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point where you want the style change to start.
• In our example, you would move to either “A” or “Z”.
• Since “A” is the first character, you can make the cursor jump directly there by press-
ing FUNC and then H.
5. Press SET and the letter at the cursor location be-
comes highlighted.
6. Use H and J to move the cursor to the other end of the range you want to change.
• The text that will be affected by the change is highlighted as you move the cursor.
7. When all the characters you want to change to the new style are highlighted, press SET
to apply the change and return to the text input screen.
Important!
If you change the character style for character sizes L2×3 or any “S” character sizes, the
edges of the printed characters may be broken.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
TO?
Z Comp
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
NORMAL
OUTLINE
SHADOW
RAISED
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
FROM?
mpany
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Changing Character Size
There are seven character sizes that you can specify manually, plus six more that the Label
Printer automatically applies.The following table shows all of the character sizes available.
The unshaded sizes are those you can specify manually, while the shaded sizes are those
that are applied automatically (and cannot be specified manually).
Important!
• Note that certain character style and effects may result in poor print quality. This does
not indicate malfunction of the Label Printer.
• When the character size you select causes the text to become too large to fit on the tape
you are using, the Label Printer automatically reduces the character size to fit. When this
happens, the character size indicator shows the character size selected by the Label
Printer. The character size indicator is highlighted to show that your selected size was
adjusted to fit the tape.
About Auto Fit
If you do not specify a character size, the Label Printer automatically selects the optimum
size that can be used to fit all of the characters on the tape. When using 9 to 18mm wide
tape, for example, the Label Printer automatically uses 2×2 characters as the initial default.
If you insert a newline mark inside the text (see “To input alpha-numeric characters”), the
default character size automatically changes to 1×1 so both lines of text can fit on the tape.
About the FIT mark
Whenever you change the size of some of the characters on the display, the Label Printer
recalculates the optimum size of all the remaining characters. It also recalculates when you
input a newline mark ( ). When this happens, the Label Printer automatically inserts a fit
mark (
FIT
) inside the text, which indicates that all text to the right of it is automatically ad-
justed to make it fit on the tape.
You can delete a fit mark, but if you do, the character size indicator will become highlighted
to indicate that characters will be automatically adjusted to a size that can be printed.
Indicator
Size of each printed
character (mm)
S1 × 1 2 × 2
S1 × 2 2 × 4
S1 × 3 2 × 6
S2 × 1 4 × 2
S2 × 2 4 × 4
S2 × 3 4 × 6
Indicator
Size of each printed
character (mm)
1 × 1 3 × 3
1 × 2 3 × 6
1 × 3 3 × 9
2 × 1 6 × 3
2 × 2 6 × 6
2 × 3 6 × 9
L2 × 3 8 × 9
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How to tell the current size settings
Size marks on the display show where characters sizes
change.
To change the characters size
Example: To change “ABXYZ” in the following text to 1 × 1, leaving the remaining charac-
ters at 2 × 2.
ABXYZ Computer Company
1. Input the text.
2. Press SIZE to display a menu of sizes.
3. Use L and J to highlight to 1 × 1, and then press
SET.
4. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point where you want the size change to start.
• In our example, you would move to either “A” or “Z”.
• Since “A” is the first character, you can make the cursor jump directly there by press-
ing FUNC and then H.
5. Press SET and the letter at the cursor location be-
comes highlighted.
6. Use H and J to move the cursor to the other end of the range you want to change.
• The text that will be affected by the change is highlighted as you move the cursor.
7. When all the characters you want to change to the new size are highlighted, press SET
to apply the change and return to the text input screen.
Notes
• You can delete a character size change by moving the cursor to the character size indi-
cator on the display and deleting the indicator using BS or DEL.
• Standard size characters (sizes without “S” in front of them) are proportionally spaced.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
1✕1
4 0cm
ABC
1✕1
Size mark
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
1✕1 2✕1
1✕2 2✕2
1✕3 2✕3
L2✕3
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
FROM?
mpany
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
TO?
Z Comp
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Assigning Text Effects
You can assign text effects only to text that has already been input. If you later input text in
between existing text that is already assigned a text effect, the inserted text is also as-
signed the effect assigned to the text on the left and right.
Important!
• The text effects are applied to text on the display, in addition to the printed text.
Changing Text Effects
There are three text effects that you can assign: shading, underlining, and boxed text. The
following shows examples of each effect:
Shading: Boxed Text:
Underlining:
The following section describes how to assign and remove text effects.
Note
• Note that you can assign multiple effects to the same text.
To assign text effects
Example: To shade “ABXYZ” in the following text.
ABXYZ Computer Company
1. Input the text.
2. Press EFFECT to display a menu of effects.
3. Use K and L to highlight SHADING, and then press
SET.
4. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point from which you want the effect to start.
• In our example, you would move to either “A” or “Z”.
• Since “A” is the first character, you can make the cursor jump directly there by press-
ing FUNC and then H.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
SHADING
U LINE
BOX
CANCEL
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
FROM?
mpany
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FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
2✕ 2
13 4cm
B
A XYZ
ABXYZ
Computer Company
ABXYZ
Computer Company
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
FROM?
B
A XYZ
5. Press SET and the letter at the cursor location be-
comes highlighted.
6. Use H and J to move the cursor to the other end of the range to which you want to
assign the effect.
• The text that will be assigned the effect is highlighted as you move the cursor.
• Note that you can assign effects to one block at a time.You cannot select text across
multiple blocks to assign effects.
7. When all the characters to which you want to assign
the effects are highlighted, press SET to assign the
effects and return to the text input screen.
• Note that the characters on the display are shaded.
Important!
• When using the box effect with two lines of text, the result you get depends on how you
select the text. Note the following text.
ABXYZ B
Computer Company
If you assign the box effect to “ABXYZ” and “Computer
Company” separately, you get the following result.
If you assign the box effect to the entire text (From “A” to
“y”), you get the following result.
To remove text effects
Example: To remove the shading from “ABXYZ” in the following text.
ABXYZ Computer Company
Note
• The following operation removes all effects assigned to the text you specify.
1. Press EFFECT to display a menu of effects.
2. Use L to highlight CANCEL, and then press SET.
3. Use H and J to move the cursor to the point from which you want to remove effects.
4. Press SET and the letter at the cursor location becomes highlighted.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
SET
Yes No ESC
TO?
Z Comp
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5. Use H and J to move the cursor to the other end of the range from which you want to
remove the effects.
6. When all the characters from which you want to remove effects are highlighted, press
SET to remove the effects and return to the text input screen.
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Part 6
FORM Menu Functions
This part of the manual describes how to use the FORM menu to layout your text exactly
the way you want it on the label. With the FORM menu, you can control character pitch, text
blocks, text alignment, and a wide range of other features.
Fundamentals of Label Layout
Before we actually begin our discussion about how to layout a tape, we should first define
a few terms. Note the following illustration.
Label Length
Print Area
ABCD EFGH IJKLMN QRS TU VWZYZ
Side space Blocks Side space
• Blocks
A block is text that is enclosed between two block marks ( ). Note that the first (far left)
block does not require a block mark at the beginning, and the last (far right) block does not
require a block mark at the end. If there are no block marks, all of the text is treated as a
single block.You can individually specify the length of each block, as well as the pitch and
the number of lines inside each block.
• Print Area
The print area is the actual area of a label that contains printed text. It starts with the left
side of the first character printed, and ends with the right side of the last character printed.
• Side Spaces
The side spaces are blank areas that the Label Printer automatically adds on either end of
the print area. Note that side spaces are only added when you are using auto feed, and
they are not added when using manual feed (see “Auto Feed”).
Auto Feed (with long side spaces)
A B X Y Z
Auto Feed (with short side spaces)
A B X Y Z
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Manual Feed
A B X Y Z
• Label Length
The label length is the print area, plus the side spaces.
Settings you make for side spaces, block spacing, and mirror printing affect the entire label
length.
Creating and Deleting Blocks
The following procedures describe how to create and delete blocks. Later you will learn
how you can change certain settings on a block-by-block basis.
To create a block
Example: To input the text “ABXYZ Computer Company” and create two blocks: “ABXYZ”
and “Computer Company”.
1. Input the text.
2. Move the cursor to the space between “ABXYZ” and “Computer Company”.
3. Press BLOCK.
• If you wanted to break the text up into three blocks,
you would input another block mark.
To delete a block mark
To delete a block mark, use the procedures for BS and DEL as described under “Deleting
Individual Characters”.
Character Pitch
The term character pitch refers to the relative spacing between characters.The Label Printer
provides three character pitches from which to choose: NONE (0mm), NARROW (0.5mm),
and WIDE (1mm).
The character pitch setting you make is applied only to the block where the cursor is
located when you perform the setting operation.
• The default character pitch setting is NONE.
To specify the character pitch
Example: For the two-block text “ABXYZ”, “Computer Company”, to change the spacing
of “ABXYZ” to WIDE.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
2✕ 2
13 6cm
Comp
B
L
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1. Input the text and define the two blocks.
2. Use H and J to move the cursor so it is inside the block whose character pitch you
want to change.
3. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
4. Use L to highlight PITCH, and press SET.
5. Use K and L to select the character pitch you want.
• You can select NONE, NARROW, or WIDE.
• In this example, you should select WIDE.
6. After selecting the character pitch, press SET to ap-
ply the setting and return to the text input screen.
• It is impossible to change the PITCH setting while the cursor is located at a block mark
( ) at the beginning of a block of text.
Block Length
You can individually specify the length of each block that makes up your label. If you are
making title labels for the edge of binders, for example, you can specify a uniform length for
the title, date, and author. This causes the text on the labels to be uniformly aligned when
the binders are placed on a bookshelf.
The block length setting you make is applied only to the block where the cursor is located
when you perform the setting operation.
To specify a block length
Example: To specify the following block lengths for the text noted below.
1. Input the text and define the three blocks.
2. Use H and J to move the cursor so it is inside the block whose length you want to
change.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
2✕ 2
14 4cm
B
A XYZB
L
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
Text Block Length
Monthly Sales 6.5 cm
Accounting Department 6.5 cm
1st Quarter 1995 6.5 cm
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3. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
4. Use K and L to highlight LENGTH, and press SET.
5. Use K and L to highlight FREE, and press SET.
• Since there are six options on this menu, they do
not all fit on a single screen. To view the two op-
tions at the bottom of the menu (FREE and CAN-
CEL), press L four times.
6. Use K and L to select B-LENGTH for the block
length setting screen, and press SET.
7. Use H to decrease the current block length setting value or J to increase it.
• Note that the tape length at the top of the display also changes when you change the
block length.
• After setting the block length (and tape length), press SET to apply the setting and return
to the text input screen.
8. After making the setting, press SET to apply it.
The imager appears as illustrated below when you are using fixed block lengths.
[ ] Printing can be performed as specified.
( ] Printing can be performed using the length specifed, but characters are con-
densed horizontally.
] Printing cannot be performed as specified.
The error message “TEXT DOES NOT FIT!” appears on the display.
To cancel block length settings
1. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
2. Use K and L to highlight LENGTH, and press SET.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
VHS
8mm
CASSETTE
FLOPPY
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
T LENGTH
B LENGTH
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
T LENGTH
24 5cm
B LENGTH
[ 5 2cm]
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
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3. Use K and L to highlight CANCEL.
4. Press SET to cancel the block length setting for all the blocks and return to the text
input screen.
Important!
• If you input a block mark while inputting new text, the text to the right of the block mark
inherits its block-specific settings (block length and pitch) from the block to the left of the
block mark. If you specify a block length and then input “ABC DEF” for example, both
“ABC” and “DEF” have the same block length and pitch settings.
• If you change the block-specific settings of a block of text after inputting a block mark,
only the selected block is affected. If you change the settings of “ABC” in the above
example, the settings of “DEF” remain unchanged.
Tape Length
You can specify the physical length of tape that should be used for printing your text. There
are six different settings that you can use to specify the tape length.
• VHS
This setting automatically sets the tape length so it is suitable for use as a label for a VHS
video tape cassette.
• 8mm
This setting automatically sets the tape length so it is suitable for use as a label for an 8mm
video tape cassette.
• CASSETTE
This setting automatically sets the tape length so it is suitable for use as a label for an audio
cassette tape case.
• FLOPPY
This setting automatically sets the tape length so it is suitable for use as a label for a floppy
disk.
• FREE
Use this setting to set the tape to any length that you want.
• CANCEL
This setting cancels any of the above settings and instructs the Label Printer to automati-
cally set the tape length.
To select a preset tape length
Example: Layout an audio cassette tape case label with the text “MY FAVORITE SONGS”.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
FREE
CANCEL
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1. Input the text.
2. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
3. Use K and L to highlight LENGTH, and press SET.
4. Use K and L the highlight CASSETTE.
5. Press SET to apply the setting and return to the text input screen.
• If the text you input is too long to fit within the tape length you specified, the error mes-
sage TEXT DOES NOT FIT! appears on the display for about one second. When this
happens, try making the characters smaller or inserting newline marks (see “To input
alpha-numeric characters”) to make the text fit better on the tape.
To specify your own tape length
Example: To specify a tape length of 10cm for the text “ABXYZ Computer Company”.
1. Input the text.
2. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
3. Use K and L to highlight LENGTH, and press SET.
4. Use K and L to highlight FREE, and press SET.
• Since there are six options on this menu, they do
not all fit on a single screen. To view the two op-
tions at the bottom of the menu (FREE and CAN-
CEL), press L four times.
5. Use K and L to select T-LENGTH and then press SET.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
VHS
8mm
CASSETTE
FLOPPY
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
T LENGTH
B LENGTH
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
VHS
8mm
CASSETTE
FLOPPY
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6. Use H to decrease the current tape length setting value or J to increase it.
7. After setting the tape length, press SET to apply the setting and return to the text input
screen.
• If the text you input is too long to fit within the tape length you specified, the error mes-
sage TEXT DOES NOT FIT! appears on the display for about one second. When this
happens, try making the characters smaller or inserting newline marks (see “To input
alpha-numeric characters”) to make the text fit better on the tape.
To cancel a tape length setting
1. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
2. Use K and L to highlight LENGTH, and press SET.
3. Use K and L to highlight CANCEL.
4. Press SET to cancel the tape length setting and return to the text input screen.
Auto Feed
You can switch the Label Printer’s auto feed feature on and off.You can also specify one of
two different feed settings that provides either large or small side spaces (“Fundamentals
of Label Layout”).You can choose any one of the three following operations for tape feed.
• Auto Feed (LONG)
This setting causes the tape to feed 16mm at the beginning and end of each printing,
creating 16mm side spaces.
• Auto Feed (SHORT)
This setting causes the tape to feed 5mm at the beginning and end of each printing, creat-
ing 5mm side spaces.
When using the SHORT feed option, the message “CUT THEN [SET]!” appears as soon as
you press PRINT. Operate the cutter to cut off the leading end of the tape and press SET to
continue the print operation.
• Manual Feed (M-FEED)
This setting provides side spaces of only 1mm of the printed text. If you perform two con-
secutive print operations (without manually feeding between prints), the last character of
the first print operation is followed by the first character of the second print operation, with
no space provided between them. It is a good way to save tape when you print a series of
tapes.
Important!
• After you finish printing when using manual feed, be sure to always press FUNC and
then FEED to feed the tape before cutting it. If you don’t, you will cut off part of the printed
text.
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To select a feed option
1. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
2. Use K and L to highlight FEED, and press SET.
3. Use K and L to highlight the option that you want (LONG, SHORT, M-FEED).
4. Press SET to set the option and return to the text input screen.
Block Spacing
You can specify the amount of space to be inserted between each block. You can select
any one of three different block spacings: NONE (0mm), NARROW (2mm), and WIDE
(4mm).
To specify the block spacing
Example: For the two-block text “ABXYZ”, “Computer Company”, change the spacing to
WIDE.
1. Input the text and define the two blocks.
2. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
3. Use L to highlight BL-SPACE, and press SET.
4. Use K and L to select the block spacing you want.
• In this example, you should select WIDE.
5. After selecting the block spacing, press SET to apply the setting and return to the text
input screen.
To specify vertical printing
1. Input the text you want to print.
2. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
FEED
LONG
SHORT
M FEED
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
BL SPACE
NONE
NARROW
WIDE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
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3. Use L to highlight DIRECTON, and press SET.
• Since there are eight options on this menu, they do not all fit on a single screen. To
view the four options at the bottom of the menu, press L four times.
4. Use L to highlight VERT (vertical).
5. Press SET to return to the text input screen.
Mirror Image
When you specify mirror image for text, it is printed in reverse image. Use mirror image
when you plan to print on transparent tape, with the printing on the inside. When viewed
through the transparent tape, the text will appear normal. You can also use mirror image
printing when using iron-on transfer tape to print iron-on transfers.
• Normal
• Mirror Image
To specify mirror image
1. Input the text you want to print.
2. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
3. Use L to highlight MIRROR, and press SET.
• Since there are eight options on this menu, they
do not all fit on a single screen. To view the four
options at the bottom of the menu, press L four
times.
4. Use K and L to highlight selection you want.
• Highlight MIRROR to switch mirror image on, and NORMAL to switch it off.
5. Press SET to return to the text input screen.
Text Alignment
After you specify the length of the tape to be printed, you can position the text on a label to
be left flush, right flush or centered.You should remember that the results that you get from
a text alignment specification will depend on whether your label is made up of one block or
multiple blocks. The following shows examples of each option available.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
MIRROR
NORMAL
MIRROR
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• One Block
Left
Center
Right
• Multiple Blocks
Left
Center
Right
To specify text alignment
1. Input the text you want to print.
2. Use the procedure under “Tape Length” to specify the length of the tape.
3. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
4. Use L to highlight ALIGN (alignment), and press
SET.
• Since there are eight options on this menu, they
do not all fit on a single screen. To view the four
options at the bottom of the menu, press L.
5. Use L to highlight LEFT, CENTER, or RIGHT.
6. Press SET to return to the text input screen.
ABXYZ
Computer
ABXYZ
Computer
ABXYZ
Computer
ABC
Company
LABEL
LABEL
LABEL
ABC
Company
ABC
Company
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
ALIGN
LEFT
CENTER
RIGHT
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Justification
You can use the justification feature to align the right side of text. When you switch justifica-
tion on, the text of all blocks that have two or more lines is justified. The following shows
some examples of how justification affects text.
• Ragged
• Justified
To switch justification on and off
1. Input the text you want to print.
2. Press FORM to display the FORM menu.
3. Use L to highlight JUSTIFY (justification), and press
SET.
• Since there are eight options on this menu, they
do not all fit on a single screen. To view the four
options at the bottom of the menu, press L four
times.
4. Use L to highlight the selection that you want.
• Highlight JUSTIFY to switch justification on, and RAGGED to switch it off.
5. Press SET to return to the text input screen.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
LENGTH
PITCH
FEED
BL SPACE
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
A
A
SANS-SERIF
MANUAL FEED
6mm
SET
Yes No ESC
A
JUSTIFY
JUSTIFY
RAGGED
ABXYZ Computer Company
Label Printer KL-7000
ABXYZ Computer Company
Label Printer KL-7000
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Text Block
CANCEL Cancels a built-in format specification.
Line 1: 1×1
Line 1: 2×2
Line 1: L2×3
Line 1: 1×1
Line 2: 1×1
Line 1: S1×1
Line 2: S1×1
Line 3: S1×1
Line 1: S1×1
Line 2: S1×1
Line 3: S2×2
Line 1: S1×1
Line 2: S2×2
Line 3: S1×1
Line 1: S2×2
Line 2: S1×1
Line 3: S1×1
Line 1: S1×1
Line 2: S1×1
Line 3: S1×1
Line 4: S1×1
Part 7
Quick Formats
The quick formats in the Label Printer’s memory let you make character size settings with
the touch of a key. Then you simply input your text, which is automatically assigned the
character sizes according to the quick format you selected.
The following shows each of the selections available in the menu of quick formats, and the
character sizes for each line.
Important!
• Built-in formats affect character sizes only. Preset layouts (page 51) also include speci-
fications for tape length, font attributes, etc.
• You can make attribute, font, and other specifications inside of a quick format, but you
cannot specify a character size.
• Selecting a quick format also limits the number of lines you can input. If you select a 2-
line format, for example, inputting a second newline mark ( ) causes an error message
to appear on the display.
• If the text you input has fewer lines than the selected format, the unused lines are left
blank.
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• You can assign different quick format settings for each block. This means you can have
a 4-line block, followed by a 2-line block, etc.
• If you insert a block mark ( ) inside formatted text, the text to the left of the block mark
retains the formatting but the text to the right of the block mark is not affected by the
formatting.
• Remember that you can use only 2-line formats with
6mm tape. If you specify a format with more than two
lines while using 6mm tape, the error message TOO
MANY LINES! appears on the display. The error input
display shown on the right appears when you try to
print.
• When editing text, it is impossible to select a format
that has fewer lines than the text you are editing.
To select a quick format
Example: To use a quick format to input the following text.
S2×2: ABXYZ Computer Company
S1×1: 12345
S1×1: 67890
1. Start with a clear input screen or use H and J to move the cursor to the block for
which you want to specify a quick format.
2. Press FORMAT.
3. Use K, L, H, and J to highlight the quick format you want to use.
• For this example, highlight ( ).
4. Press SET.
5. Input your text, pressing B at the end of each line.
• For this example, input: ABXYZ Computer Company B12345B67890. Each line is
automatically assigned the character sizes in the format.
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET No ESC
TOO MANY
LINES!
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
A
A
SET
Yes No ESC
Indicates selected format
FUNC
SHIFT
CODE
VERT
MIROR
OVER
CAPS
FORMAT
0.0cm

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