Brother 2430PC User Manual

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1230PC / 2430PC

PC Labelling Machines

Easy to use - no software or printer driver installation needed

Design and print high quality, durable labels in seconds

P-touch 1230PC & 2430PC

The need for labelling

There are hundreds of applications for durable, colour coded P-touchlabels in the home, office and place of work.

Improve efficiency by locating clearly labelled file folders, CD/DVD cases and other information quickly. Save time by labelling your telephone with frequently dialled numbers. Place your name on personal possessions to ensure borrowed items are returned. Where there is a need for organisation, there is a need for a P-touchlabel!

Built-insoftware does not need installing

Most printers and other peripherals require complicated installation of software and drivers before they can be used; however, Brother has used the same technology found in USB flash memory drives within the P-touch1230PC and 2430PC. As the label design software is stored inside the labelling machine, whenever you connect the USB cable to your PC simply click on thepop-upmessage to launch the software. This ensures that corporate PCs with restrictions on installing programs can even run the software, whenever required.

The simple, three-stepprocess to label printing...

1Connect the P-touchlabelling machine to your Microsoft Windows PC

2Simply click on the pop-upmessage to run thebuilt-inP-touchEditor Lite label design software

3Design your label and then print

P-touchEditor Lite Features:

Designed for Windows PCs.

Uses any installed True Type font.

Add logos, images, clipart and frames to your labels.

Use the screen capture function to clip images and text from websites.

Easy to use.

Compact, elegant and easy to use

The P-touch1230PC and 2430PC redefine personal label printing. Their compact design uses little desk space, so they fit perfectly at the side of your monitor; they can be powered from standard batteries or an AC adapter. Create personalised, durable labels whenever and wherever they are required.

P-touch2430PC additional features

The P-touch2430PC has valuable additional features, including the capability to print labels up to 24mm in width (twice as wide as thePT-1230PC).Thebuilt-incutter is particularly useful when printing many labels at once – each one is cut to the correct length. TheP-touch2430PC is also supplied with an AC adapter as standard, and a CD containing the ProfessionalP-touchEditor 5.0 software.

Professional software

P-touchEditor 5.0 is Brother’s professional label editing software, allowing the printing of labels directly from Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook. Barcodes can be added to your labels and, as both models can use batteries, this combination makes an ideal labelling solution for asset management through a portable laptop. This powerful software is supplied on CD(P-touch2430PC only) or is available to download from http://solutions.brother.com.

Comparison Chart

Feature

P-touch

P-touch

1230PC

2430PC

 

Easy to use with built-insoftware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No need to install software or printer drivers on your PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact, portable design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can be powered with batteries or AC adapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P-touchEditor 5.0 professional software supplied on CD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print wider labels (up to 24mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic cutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC adapter included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full length 8 metre tape supplied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P-touchlaminated labels – designed to last

Unlike ordinary labels, Brother P-touchlaminated TZ tapes consist of six layers of materials, resulting in a thin, extremely strong label. Characters are formed with a thermal transfer ink and sandwiched between two protective layers of PET (polyester film).

We’ve tested them to the extreme, against the effects of abrasion, temperature, chemicals and sunlight. Results prove that Brother P-touchlaminated labelsout-performcompetitor labels, so you can be confident of a professional quality label that has been designed to last.

protective coating (PET) 38µm

lettering

adhesive (Acryl)

coloured

 

base film (PET)

adhesive (acrylic)

 

 

backing paper

Abrasion

Chemical

Easy Peel

Fade Resist-

Laminated

Temperature

Water

Strong

Resistant

Resistant

 

ant

Resistant

Resistant

Adhesion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications - Hardware

 

P-touch1230PC

 

 

P-touch2430PC

Tape Sizes

3.5, 6, 9, 12mm TZ Tape

 

 

3.5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24mm TZ Tape

 

 

 

 

 

Cutter Type

Manual

 

 

Automatic

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Print Height

9mm

 

 

18mm

 

 

 

 

 

Label Length

25-300mm

 

 

25-300mm (P-touchEditor Lite)25-1000mm (P-touchEditor 5.0)

Print Resolution

 

 

180 dpi

 

 

 

 

Print Speed

 

10mm / second

 

 

 

 

Print Method

 

Thermal Transfer

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Tape Size Detection

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Power

6 x AAA (LR03) batteries (not supplied)

 

 

6 x AA (LR6) batteries (not supplied)

 

AD-24AC Adapter (Optional Accessory)

 

 

AD-24AC Adapter (Included)

Interface

USB 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mbps)

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Dimensions

53mm(W) x 158mm(D) x 112mm(H)

 

 

66mm(W) x 188mm(D) x 112mm(H)

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Weight

0.4kg

 

 

0.6kg

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

P-touch1230PC Labelling Machine

 

 

P-touch2430PC Labelling Machine

 

• 1 x 12mm Black on White TZ tape (5 metres)

 

• AC adapter (Model AD-24)

 

• USB Cable (1.5m)

 

 

• 1 x 24mm Black on White TZ tape (8 metres)

 

• User Guide

 

 

• USB Cable

 

 

 

 

• CD ROM (P-touchEditor 5.0 for Windows®, Printer Driver)

 

 

 

 

• User Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Accessories

AC Adapter (Model AD-24)

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications – Software

 

 

 

 

P-touchEditor Lite

 

P-touchEditor 5.0

Language Support

English / French / German / Dutch / Italian

 

English / French / German / Dutch / Italian / Spanish Por-

 

Spanish / Portuguese / Danish / Norwegian

 

tuguese / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish

 

Swedish / Finnish / Czech / Hungarian / Polish

 

 

Number of Fonts Available

All installed True Type Fonts

 

 

 

Image Support

Image formats: BMP / JPG / TIF / PNG / GIF / DIB / WMF / EMF / ICO

 

Screen Capture Function

 

 

 

 

Number of Auto Formats

None

 

109 formats in 12 categories

 

 

 

 

Number of Frames

10

 

126

 

 

 

 

No of Barcodes Supported

None

 

18

 

 

 

 

Sequential Numbering

1-200 /A – Z / a - z

 

1-5000 /A – Z / a – z

Number of Copies

1-200copies

 

 

 

 

Database Connection Support

None

 

csv, txt, mdb, xls

 

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server Database (Windows® only)

Save label designs for later use

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft Windows® 2000 Professional /

 

 

System Memory

Windows® 2000 Professional - 128MB

 

Windows XP® - 128MB minimum

 

Windows Vista® - 512MB minimum

 

 

Interface

USB Port (USB Spec. 1.1 or 2.0

 

 

Graphic Card

SVGA

 

 

Contact:

www.brother.co.uk

Brother UK Ltd.,

Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5JD

Tel: 08444 999 444 Fax: 0870 830 4031

Your calls to us my be monitored or recorded for training purposes. Specification correct at time of going to print. Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries Ltd. Brand product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.

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