Brother PT-1200 Cassette Player User Manual

Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
Three different tape widths are available: 1/4" (6 mm), 3/8" (9 mm) and 1/2" (12 mm).
Do not pull the tape. This may damage the tape cassettes.
Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the
Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Use only a soft, dry
Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use your machine for an extended
period of time.
(Note: When power is disconnected for more than three minutes, any messages in
the working area or the Phrase Memory will be lost.)
Do not put any foreign objects onto or into the machine.
Do not expose the machine to high temperatures or high humidity. Never leave it on
the dashboard or in the back of your car.
Do not use the machine in dusty places. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.
Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time.
Doing so may cause staining.
After inserting a new tape cassette, advance the tape by holding down
Do not touch the print head mechanism. If the head is touched, clean it
immediately with a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) to avoid permanent damage.
To avoid injuries, do not touch the cutter’s edge.
Since this machine is compact and portable, it can be used
anywhere by installing six AAA alkaline batteries (LR03). When
changing the batteries, always replace all six at the same time.
(1) Press in on the rough area at the top end of the machine and pull off the back cover.
At the same time, the cassette release lever on the back of the machine is lifted.
(2) Insert the batteries in the direction shown by the illustration on the bottom of the
battery compartment. The positive end of the three batteries in the bottom row point
toward the right, while the positive end of the top three point in the opposite
Note: When replacing the batteries, insert the new ones within three minutes of removing
the old ones, otherwise any message in the working area or Phrase Memory will be lost .
(3) Replace the back cover by inserting the tab on the bottom end of the cover into the
slot on the bottom end of the machine, then securely fitting it into place. Lock the
back cover by pushing the release lever back into place.
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A TZ tape cassette is supplied with this unit.
The Brother TZ tapes used in this machine are available in a variety of colors and three tape
widths (1/4" (6 mm), 3/8" (9 mm), and 1/2" (12 mm)).
(1) Press in on the rough area at the top end of the machine and pull off the back cover.
At the same time, the cassette release lever on the back of the machine is lifted.
(2) If there is a tape cassette already in the compartment, remove it by pulling it straight
(3) Remove the stopper from the new tape cassette and if the tape inside the cassette
is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the direction of the arrow on
the tape cassette.
Note: Some tape cassettes are not provided with a stopper.
(4) Insert the tape cassette firmly into the compartment.
Note: When inserting the tape cassette, make sure that the inner ribbon does not get
caught on the corner of the metal guide.
(5) Replace the back cover by inserting the tab on the bottom end of the cover into the
slot on the bottom end of the machine, then securely fitting it into place. Lock the
back cover by pushing the release lever back into place.
(6) Feed the tape by holding down
and pressing once, then press in on the
tape cutter button to cut the tape.
Press .
The machine’s internal memory retains the last message created and displays it when
you turn on the machine. This feature allows you to stop work on a message, turn off the
machine and return to it later without having to re-enter the message.
The machine has an automatic power-off feature. If no key is pressed within five minutes
while the machine is on, it will automatically turn off. The message will be retained in
memory until the machine is turned on again.
By holding down and pressing a key with a function, written in yellow above it, you
can use the corresponding function or add the corresponding character to your
By pressing to enter Caps mode, you can add uppercase letters to your message
by simply pressing the character keys. When this mode is on, the Caps indicator in the
bottom left-hand corner of the display comes on. To exit Caps mode, press
to turn
off the Caps indicator.
This machine’s LCD display is 4 characters wide. Actually though, you can create
messages up to 55 characters in length. The 4-character display is like a window which
moves across your message.
You can review and edit different parts of your message by moving the cursor backward
and forward.
and to move the cursor one space at a time.
Hold down
and press to return the cursor to the beginning of the
Hold down
and press to advance the cursor to the end of the message.
Code key
Tape cutter button
Print key
Caps key
LCD display
On/off key
Delete key
This machine will help you design and print labels for any application.
Extremely versatile, it can create characters of many sizes and styles. In addition, with the use of
colorful tape cartridges, you can print labels with a variety of letter and background colors.
You no longer have to worry about rushing tasks that require professional-type printing. The quality and
performance of this machine make it very versatile.
Although this machine is easy to use, we suggest that you read this manual carefully before starting.
Please keep this manual in a handy place for future reference.
Good luck! We hope you enjoy making beautiful custom labels.
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.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Patent numbers and patent publication numbers which are related to this product
are as below:
USP4839742 USP4983058 USP5120147
USP4927278 USP5009530
USP4976558 USP5069557
Enter key
Space key
Back cover
Cassette release
Tape exit slot
Tape cassette
Print head
This key can be used to remove characters from your message, delete the entire
message or cancel some settings.
To delete a character:
to delete the character to the left of the one above the cursor.
To delete the current message:
Hold down
and press .
As on a typewriter, press to add a blank space to your message.
Press to select some settings, such as an accented character, a symbol, the label
You can create composite characters, which consist of a letter and an accent.
The accents available are ¨, ´, `, and ˆ.
(1) Hold down
and press the key of the accent you want to enter.
Type the letter you wish to combine with it. The accent and character will flash
alternately on the LCD display, but will be printed together when you print your label.
You can choose from a list to add other accented characters to your message.
(1) Press
if you want the accented character to be an uppercase letter.
(2) Hold down
and press . The message “A-U?” is displayed.
(3) Press the key corresponding to the letter in the desired accented character.
Press and to move the cursor under the accented character that you wish to use.
Press to add the selected character to your message. The letter and accent will
flash alternately in your message, but will be printed together when you print your label.
In addition to the letters, symbols, and numerals on the key tops, there are 70 symbols
available in Symbol mode. These symbols are divided into 18 groups, corresponding to
the letters A through R.
To input a symbol from Symbol mode:
(1) Press
to enter Symbol mode. The message “A-R?” is displayed.
(2) Press the key of the letter whose group contains the symbol you wish to use. The
symbols in that letter’s group will be displayed.
(3) Press
and to move the cursor under the symbol you want.
(4) Press
to display your message with the selected character added to it.
(5) Repeat steps (1) through (4) if you wish to add another symbol to your message.
There are five different character sizes that you can select for your message. The
indicator at the top of the display shows the currently selected size.
A Standard size
Double width
Double height
Double width & double height
4 × Width & double height
To choose a character size:
(1) Hold down
and press to change the character size.
(2) Continue holding down
and pressing until your desired character size is
indicated. The sizes change in the following order:
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ã M
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