Irises forum: Are you having trouble with your Brother P-Touch labelmaker?

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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 3, 2019 7:14 PM CST
Just recently on one of the threads, I was explaining how to do chain printing....but I left out an important step.

I discovered this when my batteries ran out and had to replace them. It must have reset something in the setup. When I went to print labels there was a huge gap between the labels! I was really surprised, and I didn't remember how to do the setup for chain printing. The instructions that I gave are still correct...after you have the "chain printing " set up! D'Oh! *Blush*

I had to go to the Brother support website. I just put in my model number. (Not the Brother website...it offers no help, that I could find anyway.) Here it is in case you want more help. https://support.brother.com

If you have the PT-D210:

1. Press the Label key

2. Press the arrow (cursor) key until Margin is displayed

3.Press the OK key

4. Press the arrow(cursor) key until Narrow is displayed.

5. Press the OK key

Then you are ready to go. To feed the tape correctly, the printer will automatically set a wider left margin for the first label only.


1. Enter the text to be printed

2. To print for the PT-D210, press the Print key, and number of copies, if needed.

3. When the message Feed OK appears after those labels are printed, if you want to print more, then you press the Esc key, then go to backspace your last label, and then type in your new one. Continue this course of action after you print each label, ("Print") , "Feed OK", "Esc", "Backspace", then when you have printed your last label and you get, "Feed OK", press the "OK" key. Then press the cutter when all the labels are out, it will say, Please Cut

If you have a different model than mine, you may use the link to the Brother support website. There will be a place to enter your model number on there.

I hope this helps! Smiling
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 4, 2019 5:56 PM CST
Joshua ~ Thank You! for the Acorn s!
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Name: Joshua
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Australis
Aug 4, 2019 6:42 PM CST

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You're welcome, Evelyn! I don't have one of those units, but am keeping it in mind if I ever want to make my own labels, and can appreciate someone taking the time to outline the steps for a task like this.
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 4, 2019 8:15 PM CST
Joshua ~ How kind you are. When I first got this label maker, it was confusing. I felt the instructions were not entirely clear. At first the print came out too small. Then the wide spaces between the labels. It took a while to figure it out, even with the instructions.

If anyone can avoid the frustration that I encountered, then it it was worth the time to share these tips.
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Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
Aug 5, 2019 9:23 PM CST
I like to use the enter command to begin a new line of lettering below the iris name in order to also show the vendor's name and date acquired. Two line printing. I'm wondering how large a print size I can choose with the 12 mm tape, and still get two line printing.
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 5, 2019 10:10 PM CST
Daisy ~ I don't know. I once tried putting two lines on the labels and it was too hard for me to read easily.

I keep all that information in a notebook, and just put the name of the iris on there.

Another alternative would be to make two labels. One for the name and another for other information that you want. Some like to put the hybridizer's name and year of introduction.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Region: Maryland Bookworm
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DaisyDo
Aug 6, 2019 9:38 AM CST
Yes, I have noticed that two line printing is exceedingly difficult to preview. The preview just is too tiny to read. I think that P Touch needs to make some improvements in that regard, and in ease of use. A lot of things, such as the chain printing sequence are simply not intuitive.

Brother was some work to do on the P Touch!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams

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