Brother P-touch PT-2430PC manual

Brother P-touch PT-2430PC
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manualBrother P-touch PT-2430PC



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Thank you for choosing the PT-2430PC. Your new P-touch labeler uses P-touch Editor Lite software, which is already installed on your labeler.
There is no need to install any software or drivers onto your PC in order to make creative labels. This manual includes important precautionary
information and simple instructions for operating your new P-touch labeler. Be sure to read the instructions before use and use the product in ac-
cordance with these instructions. Keep this manual handy for future reference. If new versions of the PT-2430PC software become available, this
manual may not re ect the updated features. Therefore, you may nd that the software and the contents in this guide are different.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)

Responsible Party: Brother International Corporation 100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA
TEL: (908) 704-1700
declares that the product: Product Name: P-touch Labeler PT-2430PC
Model Number: PT-2430PC
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 cor-
rect 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.
Changes or modi cations not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
The enclosed interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device.


WARNINGCAUTIONGeneral Precautions
Always use the speci ed voltage and the included AC adapter (AD-24ES) for this machine to prevent any damage or failure.
Unplug the power cord immediately and stop using the P-touch labeler during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
Do not use the AC adapter in places of high humidity such as bathrooms.
Do not overload the power cord.
• Do not place heavy objects on, or damage the power cord or plug. Do not forcibly bend or pull the power cord. When disconnecting the power cord from the power outlet, al-
ways hold the plug.
• To prevent re or electric shock, make sure that the plug is fully inserted to the power outlet. Do not use an outlet that is loose.
Do not get the machine/AC adapter/power plug wet, such as by handling them with wet hands or spilling beverages on to them.
Do not disassemble or modify P-touch labeler/AC adapter/batteries.
Do not use metallic articles, such as tweezers or a metallic pen, when exchanging the batteries.
Do not throw into re or heat up the battery.
Disconnect the AC adapter, remove batteries and stop using immediately if you notice any abnormal odor, heat, discoloration, deformation or anything unusual while in use, or
in storage.
To avoid injuries, do not touch the blade of the cutter unit or any metal parts near the print head.
Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use P-touch labeler for an extended period of time.
• 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. Otherwise, the batter-
ies may leak or be damaged.
To prevent damage or breakage, do not drop or hit P-touch labeler/AC adapter.
Use only the USB cable included with the P-touch labeler.
• 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 TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have the
Do not clean P-touch labeler with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry cloth.
Do not touch the print head with your ngers anytime to prevent from a burn. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when cleaning the print head.
Do not put any foreign objects into the tape exit slot or AC adapter connector, 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 try to print labels using an empty tape cassette in the P-touch labeler. Doing so will damage the print head.
Do not pull the tape being fed from the P-touch labeler, otherwise the tape cassette or P-touch labeler may be damaged.
Insert a tape cassette.Close the cassette cover.
Verify that the P-touch labeler is
turned off. Open the cassette cover
as shown by the arrow in the above
illustration while pressing the part
marked "<<".
Insert a tape cassette as shown in
the above illustration.
Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.
• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your nger to wind the toothed
wheel in the direction of the arrow on the cassette.
Use only Brother tapes with the P-touch labeler.
For initial use of the tape, install the tape. Then, push in the Feed
& Cut button to cut the tape.
Make sure that the release lever is up when closing the tape cover.
The tape cover cannot be closed if the release lever is pressed down.

Connect the P-touch labeler's power supply.

When using the included AC adapter (AD-
24ES), insert the plug on the adapter cord
into the adapter jack on the bottom end of the
P-touch labeler. Insert the plug into the near-
est standard electrical outlet.
Auto Power Off Function
When the P-touch labeler is operating on battery power only, it will turn off automatically if not used for a period of 20 min-utes. The message “Unsafe Removal of Device” may be displayed depending on the Operating System running on your PC. Any data being displayed will be saved. When you turn the labeler back on, click on the Editor Lite icon to re-sume creating your label.

Connect the USB cable and start P-touch Editor Lite.

When using
Windows Vista
When connecting the device for the rst time, perform the
scan and then select the Always do this for software and
games check box on the dialog box displayed when the
scan completes. P-touch Editor Lite will start automatically
the next time you connect the P-touch labeler.
How to disconnect the P-touch
If you would like to use the more advanced software that is available for your P-touch labeler,
you are able to install P-touch Editor 5.0 from the included CD-ROM. This advanced software
will give you greater label making functionality.
Do not connect the P-touch labeler to your PC before you begin the P-touch Edi-tor 5.0 installation. For details on how to install P-touch Editor 5.0, see the in-stallation guide in the included CD-ROM.Starting P-touch Editor 5.0

Review the names of P-touch labeler parts.

Install a tape cassette.

The PT-2430PC has 2 mode selector settings - “EL” and “E”. The mode selector
switch is pre-set at the factory to the EL mode, for use with P-touch Editor Lite. For
E mode, you will need to install P-touch Editor 5.0, a more advanced labeling soft-
ware, and the required drivers from the enclosed CD. For details on how to install
the P-touch Editor 5.0, see “Starting P-touch Editor 5.0” below.
Connect the USB cable.Turn on the P-touch labeler. The LED lamp will light up.
For details on using
P-touch Editor Lite,
see the back of this
P-touch Editor Litestarts immediately.
Click Open folder to
view les.
Exit P-touch Editor Lite by clicking on the at the top right. To disconnect the labeler, click the icon in the computer’s task bar (, , or ). Click Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device. When The device can be safely removed is displayed, turn off the P-touch labeler and disconnect the USB ca-
It will take longer
than usual to
start P-touch Editor
Lite when connecting
P-touch labeler to
your computer for the
first time. If the soft-
ware does not start
automatically when
you connect the ma-
chine, you may
launch it from My
Computer. Start
P-touch Editor Lite by
Open the cassette cover.
Do not turn off the power or remove the labeler while
using P-touch Editor Lite.
When using the P-touch labeler with
batteries, insert six new AA alkaline
batteries (LR6), making sure that
their poles point in the correct direc-
tions. Always replace all six batter-
ies at the same time using brand
new ones.
Move the mode selector
switch on the back of the
P-touch labeler to the “E”
position before connecting
the USB cable.

Getting Ready

The follow-
ing screens
may differ
depending on
the Operating
System on
your PC.
Double-click PTLITE10.

LED lamp



Tape exit slot

AC adapter (included)


Mode selector


USB port

Print head

Tape cutter

Click P-touch Editor Lite.

Feed & Cut button

Release Lever

International ENERGY STAR
Compliance Statement
The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR
Program is to
promote the development and popularization of energy-ef cient of-
ce equipment.
Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has deter-
mined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for
energy ef ciency.
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Brother P-touch PT-2430PC specifications

Below you will find the product specifications and the manual specifications of the Brother P-touch PT-2430PC.

Brand Brother
Model P-touch PT-2430PC
Product Printer
EAN 0012502621126, 0686727696704, 0777780148825, 0777780462730
Language English
Filetype User manual (PDF)

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