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Date: 04/13/2020 ID: faqp00001486_002

How do I transfer label templates with P-touch Transfer Express?

By using P-touch Transfer Express, one or more label templates and a database can be easily transferred into a Brother printer via a local USB. After a label template has been created by an administrator, it can be distributed together with P-touch Transfer Express to many users and easily transfer a label template into each Brother printer locally.

  • If the template is to be transferred as a new one, be sure to specify a [Key Assign] number (in P-touch Transfer Manager) that is not currently used. If the specified [Key Assign] number is already being used, the existing template will be overwritten with the new one.
  • Valid only when the printer is connected via USB.

 

 

1. Preparing P-touch Transfer Express

The user must prepare P-touch Transfer Express for transferring label templates to the Brother printer.
Download the latest P-touch Transfer Express from the [Downloads] section to any location on the computer.

P-touch Transfer Express is developed in English.

 

2. Transferring the label template to P-touch Transfer Manager

  1. In P-touch Editor, open the label template to be transferred.
  2. Click [File] - [Transfer Template] - [Transfer].



    The label template is transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager.
    P-touch Transfer Manager automatically starts up.

    • For Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 / Windows Server 2019:
      The label template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking [Start Menu] - ([All apps] -) [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.x] to start P-touch Transfer Manager, then dragging the .lbx file to the P-touch Transfer Manager window.
    • For Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows Server 2012 R2:
      The label template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.x] on [Apps] screen to start P-touch Transfer Manager, then dragging the .lbx file to the P-touch Transfer Manager window.
    • For Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2:
      The label template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking the Start button -[All Programs] - [Brother P-touch] - [P-touch Tools] - [P-touch Transfer Manager 2.x] to start P-touch Transfer Manager, then dragging the .lbx file to the P-touch Transfer Manager window.

 

3. Saving the label template as a Transfer Package file (.pdz)

In order to create a file in a format that can be used by P-touch Transfer Express, save the label template as a Transfer Package file (.pdz).

 

  1. In the folder view, select [Configurations].
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  2. Select the label template to be distributed.
    Multiple label templates can be selected.
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  3. Click [File] - [Save Transfer File].
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    • If [Save Transfer File] was clicked while either [Configurations] or a created folder is selected, all label templates in the folder are saved as the Transfer Package file (.pdz).
    • Multiple label templates can be combined into a single Transfer Package file (.pdz).
  4. Type in the name, and then click [Save].
    The label template is saved as a Transfer Package file (.pdz).
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4. Distributing the Transfer Package file (.pdz) and P-touch Transfer Express to the user

If the user already has P-touch Transfer Express downloaded, it is not necessary for the administrator to send the Transfer Express folder to the user. In this case, the user can simply move the distributed Transfer Package file to the downloaded folder and then double-click [PtTrExp.exe].

  1. Move the Transfer Package file (.pdz) to the downloaded folder.
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  2. Distribute all files in the downloaded folder to the user.

 

5. Transferring the Transfer Package file (.pdz) to Brother printer

Using the P-touch Transfer Express application received from the administrator, the user can transfer the Transfer Package file (.pdz) to the Brother printer.

Do not turn off the power when transferring templates.

 

  1. Turn on the Brother printer.
  2. Using a USB cable, connect the Brother printer to the computer.
  3. Double-click [PtTrExp.exe], which was received from the administrator.
  4. When there is a single Transfer Package file (.pdz) within the folder containing [PtTrExp.exe], click [Transfer].
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    Transfer of the Transfer Package file begins.

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    When there are either multiple or no Transfer Package files (.pdz) within the folder containing [PtTrExp.exe], click [Browse].
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    Select the Transfer Package file to be transferred, and then click [Open].

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    Click [Transfer].

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    Click [Yes].

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    The transfer of the Transfer Package file begins.

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  5. Click [OK].
    Transfer of the Transfer Package file is completed.
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