Using P-touch Template Settings
P-touch Template mode provides functions for inserting data from a device (such as a barcode reader connected to the printer) into text and barcode objects in layouts saved on the printer, useful for printing templates and barcodes.
To use the P-touch Template Settings, please follow the steps below:
Open the Printer Setting Tool.
Refer to the FAQ: "Using the Printer Setting Tool (for Windows)"
Select P-touch Template Settings.
The P-touch Template Settings dialog box appears.
Specify or change the settings.
See below for detailed information.
P-touch Template Settings Dialog Box
Default Command Mode
In order to use P-touch Templates, select the [P-touch Template] mode.
Available settings: [P-touch Template], [ESC/P], [Raster]
Default Template Number
Specify the template number selected as the default when the printer is turned on.
However, if any template has been set to not be transferred to the printer, the number of that template cannot be specified.
Data Delimiter for P-touch Template
A delimiter is the symbol used to indicate when to move to the next object in the data that is being sent.
Between 1 and 20 characters can be specified.
Trigger for P-touch Template Printing
Select one of the following three options for the print start trigger.
[Command Character]: Printing starts when the command character specified here is received.
[Data Insertion into All the Objects]: Printing starts when the delimiter for the last object is received.
[Received Data Size]: Printing starts when the number of characters specified here is received. However, delimiters are not counted in the number of characters.
Character Code Table
Select one of the following three character code sets.
Available settings: [Windows 1252], [Windows 1250 Eastern Europe], [Brother standard]
International Character Set
Lists character sets for specific countries.
Available settings: [United States], [France], [Germany], [Britain], [Denmark], [Sweden], [Italy], [Spain], [Japan], [Norway], [Denmark II], [Spain II], [Latin America], [Korea], [Legal]
The following 12 codes are switched depending on the country selected from the list above: 23h 24h 40h 5Bh 5Ch 5Dh 5Eh 60h 7Bh 7Ch 7Dh 7Eh
For switched characters, download the P-touch Template Manual / Command Reference (English only) from the [Manuals] page.
Command Prefix Character
Change the prefix character code. Set a single character code.
The prefix character is a code to identify commands used in P-touch Template mode.
Characters specified here are not printed when data is received. Specify 1 to 20 characters.
Available Return Code
The line feed code is used when feeding data to indicate that the following data should be moved to the next line in a text object. One of the following four line feed codes can be selected, or 1 to 20 characters can be specified as the line feed code.
Available settings: [^CR], [\0D\0A], [\0A], [\0D]
Select whether or not GS codes, which are included in barcode protocols such as GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), are replaced with FNC1 codes.
If this check box is selected, a received GS code is replaced with the FNC1 code. If this check box is cleared, a received GS code is outputted as is.
Number of Copies
Sets the number of copies. A number between 1 and 99 can be specified.
Give priority to print quality
Select the print quality setting. If this check box is selected, priority is given to the print quality.
If this check box is cleared, priority is given to the print speed.
Inverted 180 Degrees
If this check box is selected, the data will be printed after it has been rotated 180 degrees.
After the [Set] button is clicked, the settings are saved as an .ini file when the dialog box is closed.
To save the specified settings in a command file, select [Save in Command File] from the drop-down menu. The saved command file can be used with the mass storage feature to apply the settings to a printer.
Cancels the settings and closes the dialog box. The settings will remain unchanged.
Click this button to return the settings to their factory defaults.