Monthly Archives: September 2015
The PT-D600 is the first of Brother's range that features a colour screen. It's a direct replacement for the P-Touch 2730 which was always a great printer for office use. The PPI of the screen is also higher than most of the previous models making the print preview of the labels and viewing the fonts clear and easy to see. As usual this printer, like other Brother printers, detects what size TZe tape you've inserted but this also detects the colour so what you see on the screen is what you get out the printer. Featuring an automatic electric cutter this printer will cut the labels for you. You can choose to cut each label, at the end of a batch or switch the cutter off completely.
This tough printer with smart capabilities can literally take a hit and still perform like new every time. With laboratory symbols, vial/tube auto-sizing, drop-lock-and-go cartridges, a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and two year warranty adds up to an affordable tool for quick and efficient label making in any type of laboratory. High quality label materials designed specifically for the laboratory environment create durable,
Even when using one of our Labelstations to print on our loop locks, they can always seem a little tricky to set up first time. Here I will go through the details of setting up a loop lock template and how to adjust margins and sensor settings. Our loop locks always feed off with the holes (or the "locks") first. This doesn't make it any easier or harder to setup but it is worth noting this should you wish to print on both sides. Looking at the diagrams below you will see that the actual tag length (A) differs from what the printer thinks is the tag length (B). This is because of the "locking" design (C & D).
The "notch" (C) for the lock is also the gap for sensing where the tag starts and finishes. The remainder of the locking design (D) will be set as an unprintable area or "margin" which will in turn leave the printing area (E) for your label design. Ensure that your gap sensor in your printer is in alignment with any of the notches (C).
If you're using a Labelstation