FAQs & Troubleshooting



FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 10/15/2019 ID: faqp00001474_000

Can the labeler print bar codes? (P-touch Editor 5.0 for Windows)

The labeler can print bar codes using P-touch Editor 5.0 for Windows.

The types of bar codes that can be generated are shown below:

Protocol Typical Use
CODE39 Industrial Field
CODE128 Shipping and Distribution
UCC/EAN-128(GS1-128) Shipping, Distribution and Medical
ITF(I-2/5) Shipping and Distribution
CODABAR(NW-7) Mail and Publication Management
UPC-A Shipping and Distribution
UPC-E Shipping and Distribution
EAN13 Shipping, Distribution and Publication
EAN8 Shipping and Distribution
ISBN-2(EAN13 AddOn2) Shipping and Distribution
ISBN-5(EAN13 AddOn5) Shipping and Distribution
Laser Bar Code Laser Disc Player

GS1 DataBar(RSS)
(GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,  GS1 DataBar Truncated,

GS1 DataBar Stacked,  GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, 

GS1 DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded, 

GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked)

Shipping, Distribution and Medical
(Standard, Truncate, Micro)
Shipping and Distribution
QR Code
(Model1, Model2, Micro)
Micro QR Code General
Data Matrix
(ECC200 Square, ECC200 Rectangular)
(Model2, Model3, Model4, Model5)
Shipping and Distribution


Important points to note when creating and printing a bar code label:

  • Please verify the bar code readability with your specific bar code scanner.
  • The bar code width should be set to the largest dimensions possible. If the bar code size is too small, the bar code reader may not be able to scan the bar code.
  • Continuously printing a large number of bar code labels can cause the printhead to overheat. This may affect print quality and cause the printer to pause printing for a few minutes while the printhead cools.
  • Bar codes should be printed with black bars on white labels. The bar code reader may not be able to scan labels created with other colors.
  • The "Give priority to print quality" option is recommended when printing bar codes. To select this option, go into the printer property setting of the printer driver.

Related Models

MW-100, MW-120, MW-140BT, MW-145BT, MW-260, PJ-623, PJ-663, PT-1230PC, PT-18R, PT-18RKT, PT-1950, PT-1960, PT-2100, PT-2110, PT-2430PC, PT-2600, PT-2610, PT-2700, PT-2710, PT-2730, PT-3600, PT-7600, PT-9500PC, PT-9600, PT-9700PC, PT-9800PCN, QL-1050, QL-1050N, QL-1060N, QL-500, QL-550, QL-570, QL-580N, QL-650TD, QL-700, QL-710W, QL-720NW, RJ-4030, RJ-4040, TD-2020, TD-2120N, TD-2130N, TD-4000, TD-4100N

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

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