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When PRINT button is pushed, screen displays "ERROR". Can't figure out why. Pulled batteries, hoping to "reset" unit. No good. Any ideas???

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You have to make sure the new tape is snapped in and then put the back back on it. After its reassembled press CODE SPACE. This will feed through the tape. If the back of the P-touch is not on it will not work... Crazy but true :)

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Printed Tape Cuts Off Letters

I was having the ame issue. Found the solution on the user manual (posted online). Press Function, scroll to "Margin", press "Function", use arrows to select "#" or "##", then press Function again. Now it should print with a margin, thus not cutting off your letters. Mine was set to "-", which is basically no margin.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

SOURCE: How do I change the font size on Brother P-Touch

There's a 2 page user guide here, that will show you:

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother P-touch 1180 tape cartridge jammed

Man, that tape's a real b!%^ch. I just spent an hour figuring it out, so here ya go... In the center is a (larger that the rest) gray wheel, this is the "toner" take up reel. On the tape that's come out of the cassette, seperate the three layers, and start "reeling in" just the toner. (The laminate and label that have come out are just lost, no real hope for them) When you get close to the end of the toner, help it feed straight back in, and it will go all the way back in. You may have to hold on to the laminate and label so it doesn't try to follow the toner. once that done, it should look like the original cartridge, trim off the excess and you should be good to go.

Good luck!

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Unable to print 4F error message

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

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P-touch 1180 will not print, I type in what I want and hit print, and I get an error. how do I fix this error, what is the error?!?!

You did not specify the error you are getting. However, if you have an additional TZ cartridge, try replacing the cartridge as the current one may be jammed or out of tape.

Apr 17, 2014 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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What does "Text too high"

When you push the print button, "TEXT TOO HIGH!" error message appears on the LCD display, why? Description: This message appears if the size of the text is larger than the width of the installed tape.

Please reduce the character size or install a wider tape.

Aug 12, 2011 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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P Touch 1880 indicates MAX font size, but prints smaller sized label. If I print one word at a time, it prints in MAX size. If I print two or more words, it prints smaller font. Weird, new problem.

Sounds like you may have a maximum length set that keeps you from printing over a certain length of label and it is adjusting your font size to fit that length. You may need a manual to figure out how to reset the length.

Jan 14, 2011 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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I can't figure out how to get the "-" dash symbol to print. Can you help me with this? It's the symble above the letter Z.

Press the button with the @ sign on it (bottom row on left). Display will say 'Basic'. Press the line feed button (under the Print key). Will show you a list of characters to choose from. Use the forward key (>) to scroll thru these characters (there are 14 'pages'). The dash is on the 2nd set. With your cursor under the dash press the line feed again. You'll be returned to your label entry with the dash added.

Nov 30, 2010 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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Can you direct me to the instruction on how to change the font size on a Brother p-touch 1180?

• If there are two lines of text, they are printed with the SIZE1 setting applied, regardless of the selected size setting.
• To quit the following procedure at any time without making any changes, press [BS/Clear] key.

1 Press [Function].
2 Press [<] and [>] until SIZE is displayed, and then press [Function] or [Backspace]. The current size setting appears in the display.
3 Press [<] and [>] and until the desired size setting is displayed.
4 Press [Function] (or [Backspace] ) to apply the selected size setting to the text.

Here is a link to the manual...

Oct 27, 2009 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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Brother P Touch 2450 labels print white on black

You can change it by pressing and holding the function (or special) button while you touch the button with a black background.

Jan 05, 2009 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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ERROR appears and won't print

What size tape are you using in the machine?  Some of the fonts won't work if you are using 1/4" tape.  It will say ERROR if you're asking it to print a larger size. This won't be a problem for you if you switch to 1/2" tape, or just use the two smallest font sizes. 
Hope that helps!

Nov 17, 2008 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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Click the link above, select the model you have and download the manual (1180 is in the list).

Hope this helps.

Nov 11, 2008 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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Make sure you have fresh batteries, It sounds like the batteries are low,


Aug 10, 2008 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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How do I get the @ symbol?

push colde and then whatever button that "@" symbol is on, i think it is on "x".

May 08, 2008 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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