BROTHER P-TOUCH 1830 USER MANUAL Pdf Download (2024)




Printed in China


With your PT-1830, you can create labels for any application. Select from the

many frames, character sizes and styles to design beautiful custom labels. In

addition, the variety of tape cartridges available allows you to print labels with

different widths and exciting colours.

Read this manual carefully before starting and keep the manual in a handy

place for future reference.

Declaration of Conformity



15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 487-8561, Japan

declare that the Labelling System PT-1830 conforms with the following normative



EN55022:1998/A1: 2000/A2: 2003 Class B

EN55024:1998/A1: 2001

EN61000-3-2: 2000

EN61000-3-3: 1995/A1: 2001

and follows the provisions of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC (as

amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC). The optional AC adapter also conforms with

EN 60950 and follows the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC.


Personal & Home Company

Development & Production Dept.

Note: Marking is in compliance with EU Directive 2002/96/EC and EN50419.

This equipment is marked with the above recycling symbol. It means that at the end

of the life of the equipment you must dispose of it separately at an appropriate col-

lection point and not place it in the normal domestic unsorted waste stream. This will

benefit the environment for all. (European Union only)


• Use only Brother TZ tapes with this machine. Do not use tapes that do not have



• Do not clean the machine with alcohol or other organic solvents. Only use a soft, dry cloth.

• Do not touch the print head mechanism. Use a soft wipe (e.g. a cotton swab) when

cleaning the print head.

• To avoid injuries, do not touch the edge of the cutter.

• To prevent damage or breakage of the glass, do not press hard on the LCD display.

• Do not put any foreign objects into or heavy objects on the machine.

• Do not leave any rubber or vinyl on the machine for an extended period of time,

otherwise the machine may be stained.

• Do not get the machine wet, such as by touching with wet hands or spilling beverages

on to the machine.

• Do not expose the machine to extremely high temperatures or high humidity. Never

leave it on the dashboard or in the back of your car, near heaters or other hot

appliances. Keep it out of both direct sunlight and rain.

• Avoid using the machine in extremely dusty places.

• Do not pull on the tape being fed from the P-touch, otherwise the tape cassette

may be damaged.

• Do not attempt to cut the tape while printing or feeding since this will damage the tape.

• Do not try to print labels using an empty tape cassette set in the P-touch. Doing so will

damage the print head.

• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if you do not intend to use the

machine for an extended period of time. (Note: When power is disconnected for more

than three minutes, all text shown in the display and any text files stored in the

memory will be lost. Language and unit settings will also be cleared.)

• Do not use old and new batteries together or mix alkaline batteries with other type

batteries, or set the positive and negative end in the wrong position. Otherwise the

batteries may have leakage or fracture.

• Use only the suggested AC adapter for this machine to prevent any damage or





Tape Cassettes

Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing a tape cassette.

Open the tape compartment cover by lifting up both sides at the same time.

If a tape cassette is already installed, remove it by pulling it straight up.

Insert a tape cassette, making sure that it snaps into place.

End of tape

Toothed Wheel

Tape compartment


Tape guide

• Make sure that the end of the tape feeds under the tape guides.

• If the ink ribbon is loose, use your finger to wind the toothed wheel in the

direction of the arrow on the cassette.

After you have installed the tape, feed the tape (


) once and

then push in the tape cutter lever to cut the tape.

Securely close the front cover, making sure that it snaps into place.

Power Supply

Make sure that the power is turned off when replacing batteries.

Turn the machine over and remove the battery compartment cover.

If batteries are already installed, remove them.

Insert six new AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6), making sure that their

poles point in the correct directions. Always replace all six batteries at the

same time using brand new ones.

Battery compartment


Attach the battery compartment cover by inserting the three hooks at the

bottom into the slots on the machine, then pushing down firmly on the

cover until it snaps into place.

When using AC adapter (model G1)

Insert the plug on the adapter cord into

the adapter jack on the right side of the


Insert the plug into the nearest standard

electrical outlet.

For memory back up, when the AC adapter

is unplugged, please use AA-size alkaline

batteries (LR6).




Keyboard & Display







Label Length

Tape cutter lever

Memory keys

(Favourite Label


Function key

Power key

Print key


Preview key

OK key

Character keys

Backspace key

Enter key

Accent key

Symbol key

Shift key

Shift key

Caps key

Space key

• The display (LCD) shows one row of 15 characters; however, the

text that you enter can be up to 80 characters in length.

• Use Cursor key while holding down Shift key to go to beginning/

end of the text.

Initial Setting

Start your machine

Supply power by using six AA batteries or the AC adapter, and then press

Set the language (Language option differ by distribution)

Choose a language with

and press



• The machine automatically turns off if no key is pressed within 5


• To cancel operations, press


• To initialize the settings, turn off the machine and then while

holding down


, press

to turn the machine back on.

Finally, release



<Note> The text and formats in the display and all text files stored

in the memory are erased. Also, the language and unit set-

tings will be cleared.

Creating Labels

See the reverse side for steps of creating labels.






Error message



Battery Weak!

The batteries are weak.

Check Battery!

The installed batteries are about to run out.


• There is no text above the cursor when you set Number-


• Invalid character is selected for Numbering.

• Invalid number is selected for Tab Length or Label Length.

No Text!

• You try to print a text file when there is no data stored in

the memory.

• The Print key is pressed when no text is entered.

• You try to set Copies, Numbering or Mirror when no text is


Line Limit!

• You try to enter a 3rd line by pressing Enter key.

• You try to print a 2 line text when 3.5 mm or 6 mm tape is


No Cassette!

You try to print a label when there is no cassette installed.

Cutter Error!

Tape Cutter lever is used in the middle of printing process.


The maximum number of characters (80 characters) have

already been entered.

Text Too Long!

The text length exceeds the selected label length or the

selected Auto Format setting length.

No Frame OK?

Printing on 3.5 mm tape with invalid Frame setting ON.


to print with no Frame,

to cancel.)

What to do when...



The display stays blank

• Check that the batteries are correctly inserted.

after you have turned on

• If the batteries are weak, replace them.

the machine.

• Check that the suggested adapter is correctly connected.

The machine does not

• Check that the tape cassette has been inserted correctly.


• If the tape cassette is empty, replace it.

The printed characters

• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.

are not formed properly,

or the printed characters

are blurred.


The memory has

• The batteries may be weak. Replace them.

cleared on its own.

A blank horizontal line

• There may be some dust on the print head. Remove the

appears through the

tape cassette and use a dry cotton swab to gently wipe the

printed label.

print head with an up-and-down motion.

• The print head can be cleaned more easily if the optional

print head cleaning cassette (TZ-CL4) is used.

The machine has

• Turn off the machine, and then while holding

"locked up" (i.e., nothing



, press

to turn the machine back on.

happens when a key is

Finally, release



pressed, even though

the machine is on).




173 mm (W) × 222 mm (D) × 62 mm (H)



590 g (without batteries and tape cassette)

Power supply

Six AA-size alkaline batteries (LR6) or AC adapter (model G1)

Tape cassette

Brother TZ tape (width) :

3.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm


(Supplies may differ by distribution.)


Stock No.

Tape Cassettes

See the attached TZ Tape Catalogue.

AC adapter

model G1

Contact Information

Contact may differ by country. See the Web site. (

BROTHER P-TOUCH 1830 USER MANUAL Pdf Download (2024)


How to hard reset P-touch? ›

You can reset the internal memory of your P-touch when you want to clear all saved label files, or in the event the P-touch labeler is not operating correctly. Turn off the P-touch. While holding down the Shift and R keys, press the Power key to turn the P-touch back on. Release the Shift and R keys.

How do I set up my Brother label P-touch? ›

Setting up the P-touch labeler
  1. Setting the tape cassette. Open the cassette cover. Insert the tape cassette. Close the cassette cover. ...
  2. Connecting the power supply. Power the P-touch labeler using the AC adapter or batteries. Using the AC adapter. Plug in the P-touch labeler using the AC adapter.
Oct 27, 2020

How to change the font size on a Brother P-touch label Maker 1800? ›

FAQs & Troubleshooting
  1. Press the Function (Fn / F) key.
  2. Press the Cursor ( / ) key until "SIZE" is displayed.
  3. Press the OK key or the Enter key.
  4. Press the Cursor ( / ) key until your desired size is displayed.
  5. Press the OK key or the Enter key. The selected setting is applied to the entire text. Label image. Large. Medium.
Jun 26, 2019

How to reset Brother PT D200? ›

All text, settings, and stored files are deleted.
  1. Turn off your label printer.
  2. Hold down Shift and the letter R key.
  3. While holding down the keys, press the Power key once to turn on your label printer.
  4. Release the keys.

What is the hard reset button? ›

A hard reset is forcing your phone to restart when it's unresponsive. A factory reset is the process of restoring your phone to its original settings, like when you bought it. Factory resetting erases everything on your device, while a hard reset simply reboots it.

How do I keep my brother's P-touch from wasting tape? ›

1. When printing a single label
  1. Press the [Label] key ( / ) or the [Menu] key ( / ).
  2. Press the [Cursor] key ( / ) until [Margin] is displayed.
  3. Press the [OK] key ( ).
  4. Press the [Cursor] key ( / ) until [Narrow] is displayed.
  5. Press the [OK] key ( ).
Dec 23, 2019

Can you change the font color on a Brother P-Touch label maker? ›

Configuring using P-touch Editor 5.2 or later for Mac

Select [××mm Black/Red] for [Print Media]. Click [Text] to edit the text and select [Color] to change the color of the text.

How do I reset my Brother software? ›

You can reset all the machine's settings that you have changed, such as Date and Time.
  1. Press. (Stop) and Mono Start simultaneously. The Power LED, Warning LED, and Ink LED light up for one second, and then the Warning LED starts blinking.
  2. Press and hold Mono Start for two seconds. The machine restarts.
Mar 1, 2024

How do I reset my Brother printer after power outage? ›

Remove the power cord for at least 30 seconds. Press and hold the ON/OFF button down, and then insert the power cord back into the Brother machine. Do not release the ON/OFF button until the machine has been powered on completely or after 15 seconds. Repeat this procedure up to three times if necessary.

How do you factory reset a poly touch panel? ›

If paired to a codec, unpair the device before factory restore. In the device local interface, go to Settings > Reset > Reset. To confirm, select Reset. The Poly TC8 resets all configurations to factory defaults.

How do I reset my printer to factory settings? ›

On the printer control panel, touch the Setup or Menu icon. You might need to swipe down on the touchscreen first to open the printer Dashboard. Touch Tools, or Printer Maintenance > Restore. Touch Restore Factory Defaults > Yes or Continue.

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