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P-touch xl 30

I can change my font size and style but can not make it save and it is printing huge labels and I need it to print file labels. Can you tell me how to fix this problem. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    I'VE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR THAT MANUAL, AND ,VOILA, YOU'VE GOT IT! THANKS LOADS.

  • Louis Davidson
    Louis Davidson May 11, 2010

    Hi Jodie,
    I am not familiar with this model and I cannot find it on Brothers website. Are you sure of the model #?

    Lou


  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    It keeps printing the littlest size even though size 5 is selected

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Hi Jodie,
Here is the link to the manual for the PT-30. Could not find XL30.

http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_PT_30_35_EN_155.PDF

Lou

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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