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Brother TP-M5000N Tape Creator Pro User's Guide PDF

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Year 2016
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Summary of Content for Brother TP-M5000N Tape Creator Pro User's Guide PDF

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Copyrighted material Creating tape or fabric ribbons of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for personal use...

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Setting Up the Machine ... 14 Connecting the Power Supply ... 14 Installing the Tape Cassette ... 14 Installing the Ink Ribbon Cassette ... 15 Installing the Paper Core Holder ... 15 About the Tape Cassettes, Fabric Ribbon Cassettes

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Print Head Maintenance ... 49 Ink Ribbon Guide Roller Maintenance ... 50 Platen Roller Maintenance... 50 Bottom Cover Maintenance ... 50 Paper Core Holder Maintenance ... 50

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WARNING This indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if the product is handled without following the warnings and instructions, could result in death or serious injuries...

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Do not use the machine if it is operating abnormally (for example, if it produces smoke or an unusual odor or noise), otherwise fire, electric shock or damage to the machine may result... Immediately turn off the machine, unplug the power cord from the power outlet, and then contact your reseller or Brother Customer Service for assistance...

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Do not insert foreign objects into the machine or its connectors and ports... Fire, electric shock or damage may result if metal objects, such as paper clips or staples, or liquids come into contact with internal machine parts... If foreign objects enter the machine, immediately turn it off, unplug the power cord from the power outlet, and then contact your reseller or Brother Customer Service for assistance...

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Regularly remove the power plug from the power outlet, and clean the base of the prongs and between the prongs... If the power plug is left in the power outlet for an extended period of time, dust will accumulate at the base of the power plug prongs... This could cause a short circuit that may result in fire...

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Do not use paint thinner, benzene, alcohol or any other organic solvents to clean the machine, otherwise damage to the surface finish may result... Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the machine...

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The following warning labels appear on the machine... Fully understand the contents of each warning label and perform operations while observing the precautions that are described... In addition, be very careful that the warning labels do not peel off and are not scratched...

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Since the machine may become extremely hot if it is used for an extended period, do not touch any internal machine parts, other than to install the tape cassette, fabric ribbon cassette, ink ribbon cassette and paper core...

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Any trade names and product names appearing on Brother products, related documents and any other materials are all trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies...

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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:

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Before using the machine, check that all of the following contents are included... If any item is missing or damaged, contact the retailer where it was purchased... (The illustrations may differ from the original items... )

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In this manual, ink ribbon cassettes for printing tape and ink ribbon cassettes for printing fabric ribbon are simply referred to as ink ribbon cassettes...

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While printing, hold down this button to pause printing... Then, you can select whether to resume or cancel printing...

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By default, a message will appear if the ink ribbon cassette is wider than the installed tape cassette... Printing will be possible after pressing the OK button...

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Install the tape cassette in the machine... The tape cassette integrates a reel wound with tape and a reel wound with backing paper...

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d Hold the tape (or fabric ribbon) cassette with both hands, and then insert it into the machine with the tape (or fabric ribbon) reel toward the back of the machine...

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NOTE There are multiple slots in the paper core holder... Make sure that all have been set for the correct width... If even one is incorrectly set, the machine will not operate correctly...

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Correctly align the tape or fabric ribbon before affixing it... If the tape or fabric ribbon is affixed at an angle, it may wrinkle at the edge of the paper core holder and be incorrectly wound...

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When affixing the tape (or fabric ribbon) to the paper core, make sure that the tape (or fabric ribbon) does not attach to the guide (1) on the tape (or fabric ribbon) cassette... Otherwise, the tape (or fabric ribbon) will not wind on the paper core, resulting in a malfunction...

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Click [Run start... exe] in the [Start] screen, or display the contents of the CD-ROM drive folder from the desktop, and then double-click [start... exe]...

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NOTE If multiple TP-M5000N machines are to be connected to the network, check the IP address of the machine being connected, and then specify the appropriate settings... The IP address can be checked using any of the following methods...

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In order for the machine to use a static IP address to communicate through a wired network connection, the printer driver and the Printer Setting Tool must first be installed, and the wired network connection settings must be specified...

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To change how P-touch Editor functions when it is started, click [Tool] - [Options] in the P-touch Editor menu bar to display the [Options] dialog box... Click the [General] tab, and then select the desired setting in the [Operations] list box under [Startup Settings]... The default setting is [Display New View]...

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P-touch Editor has three different operation modes: [Express] mode, [Professional] mode and [Snap] mode... You can easily switch between modes by using the mode selection buttons...

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Dialog Again] check box in the [Description of Snap mode] dialog box, that dialog box will not appear the next time that you switch to Snap mode...

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With this mode, you can capture the screen, print it as an image, and save it for future use...

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P-touch Editor comes pre-installed with various designs... You can easily use an existing design as a template for creating your own tape or fabric ribbon designs...

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d The text in the design can be changed... Click the text to display the cursor, and then type in the text (1)... In this example, change brother to TP-M5000N...

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Image lines and patterns of at least 1 point and a text size of at least 6 points (for tape) or 12 points (for fabric ribbon) are recommended...

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f Arrange the image files... Click [Image] (4), and then select [Clip Art] (5)... In this example, select [Sings2] from the [Category] list, and then select the desired image... You can also adjust the size and position...

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b Open the top cover and bottom cover of the machine, and then remove the printed tape or fabric ribbon... After printing on fabric ribbon, use scissors to cut it, and then remove the printed fabric ribbon...

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Provides access to all available commands, which are grouped under each menu title ([File], [Edit], [View], [Tool], and [Help]) according to their functions...

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NOTE The program that starts depends on the format of the file that was selected... For example, if you select a P-touch template, P-touch Editor starts...

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Determines how the program searches when multiple criteria are specified... Select [AND] to search for files that satisfy all of the criteria... Select [OR] to search for files that satisfy any of the criteria...

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By using the P-touch Update Software, P-touch Editor and the machine firmware can be updated to the newest versions...

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f Select a setting for [Language], select the check box beside the firmware to be updated, and then click [Transfer]... When a confirmation message appears, check the details of the data to be transferred, and then click [Start]...

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the same time as other software such as the printer driver... For details, see Installing the Printer Driver and Software on page 19...

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Using [Communication settings] in the Printer Setting Tool when connected to the machine with a USB cable, you can set or change the network communication settings... Not only can you change the communication settings for one Tape Creator, but you can also easily apply the same settings to multiple Tape Creators...

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The saved communication settings commands are only intended to be used for applying settings to a machine... The settings cannot be applied by importing this command file...

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NOTE When configuring multiple Tape Creators, you can reduce the time required to change settings by clearing this check box... In this case, we recommend selecting this check box when configuring the first Tape Creator, so you can confirm each setting is operating as intended...

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NOTE If the [Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings] check box is cleared, the Tape Creators will not be restarted after the settings are changed, reducing the time required to configure the machines... However, we recommend selecting the [Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings] check box when configuring the first Tape Creator so that you can confirm that a connection with the access point can be correctly established with the settings... For details, see Automatically restart the printer after applying new settings on page 39...

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When [Device settings] is opened, the Tape Creators current settings are retrieved and displayed... If the current settings could not be retrieved, the previous settings are displayed... If the current settings could not be retrieved and previous settings have not been specified, this tools default settings are displayed...

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Using the Printer Setting Tool, you can specify the device settings from a Mac... Not only can you change the device settings for one printer, but you can also apply the same settings to multiple printers...

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IMPORTANT Use the Printer Setting Tool to configure the machine only when the machine is in standby... The machine may malfunction if you try to configure it while it is handling a job...

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The BRAdmin Light utility is designed for the initial setup of this network-connected machine... It can also search for these machines in a TCP/IP environment, show the status and configure basic network settings, such as the IP address...

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BRAdmin Professional is a utility for more advanced management of network connected devices... This utility can search for Brother products on your network, and show the device status in an easy-to-read Explorer- style window with color changes indicating the status of each device... You can configure network and device settings as well as

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The node name appears in the BRAdmin Professional window... The default node name for the machine is BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx... (xxxxxxxxxxxx is based on your machines MAC address/Ethernet address... )

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NOTE If you have edited the hosts file on your computer or are using a Domain Name System, enter the name assigned to this machine, instead of the IP address... Since the machine supports TCP/IP and NetBIOS, you can also enter the NetBIOS name of the machine... The NetBIOS name assigned is the first 15 characters of the node name and, by default, will appear as BRNxxxxxxxxxxxx (where xxxxxxxxxxxx is the Ethernet address)...

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Network Protocol (IPv4) ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port Port9100, FTP Server, TFTP server, SNTP client, SNMP v1/v2c, SNMP v3, ICMP

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If the print head becomes too hot, printing will stop so that the print head can cool down... At that time, an extra vertical line will be printed on the tape or fabric ribbon... After cooling, printing will resume...

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b Clean the parts shown in gray in the illustration with a cloth slightly moistened with ethanol or isopropyl alcohol...

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The indicators light and blink to indicate the machines status... The following symbols are used in this section to show the different indicator patterns... (G=Green, O=Orange and R=Red)

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Do not open the top cover or bottom cover, otherwise printing will not resume...

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The power cord was unplugged while the firmware was being updated, and the machine started up in boot mode the next time it was started...

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To cancel printing and try again, press the cut button ( ) to cut the tape, and then remove the printed tape... After printing on fabric ribbon, use scissors to cut it, and then remove the printed fabric ribbon... Then, install a new paper core onto the paper core holder before installing it into the machine...

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If you try to print while other users are printing large amounts of data, the machine will be unable to accept your print job until ongoing printing is finished... In such a situation, execute the print job again after the other jobs are completed...

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Securely attach the tape or fabric ribbon to the paper core... If the tape or fabric ribbon is not securely affixed or is affixed at an angle, the tape or fabric ribbon will not be correctly wound...

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All of the machine settings and transferred data from the computer will be deleted, and the machine will be reset to its factory settings...

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If you did not grant permission when the security alert message appeared, the firewall function of your security software may be preventing access... Some security software may block access without showing a security alert message... To allow access, see the instructions for the security software or contact the manufacturer...

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Press the MENU/ESC button, and then select Network Configuration in the menu that appeared... For details, see Operation Panel on page 12...

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1 May differ depending on the media being used... 2 Available consumables may differ by country...

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See support... brother... com for a complete and updated list of software...

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