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Description of Problem 100000032758

How do I use the Ptouch Editor or Ptouch Transfer Express to transfer or download a label template to the Ptouch Label printer?


Description of Solution 200000041988

By using P-touch Transfer Express, label templates can easily be transferred to printers.  After the label template has been created using the PTouch Editor application by the administrator, it can be distributed to users together with P-touch Transfer Express.  The user can then use P-touch Transfer Express to transfer the label template to the printer.  This is a simple procedure for allowing other users to print labels created by the administrator; however, you can also use the PTouch Editor application to perform this task.

 

Warning:  If the label 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.

1. Preparing P-touch Transfer Express

The user must prepare P-touch Transfer Express for transferring label templates to the printer.

Note:

  1. Click HERE to download the latest P-touch Transfer Express.
  2. Download Transfer Express to any location on the computer.
    The Transfer Express folder is created.

 

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.

Note:  

A.    For Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7:
The label template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking

Start - All programs - Brother P-touch - P-touch Tools - P-touch Transfer Manager 2.1

to start P-touch Transfer Manager, then dragging the .lbx file to the P-touch Transfer Manager window.

 

B.    For Windows 8:
The label template can also be transferred to P-touch Transfer Manager by clicking

P-touch Transfer Manager 2.1 on Start/Apps

screen 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.


  1. Select the label template to be distributed.
    Multiple label templates can be selected.


  1. Click File - Save Transfer File.


Note:  If Save Transfer File was clicked while either Configuration 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.

 

  1. Type in the name, and then click Save.
    The label template is saved as a Transfer Package file .pdz.


 

 

4. Distributing the Transfer Package file (.pdz) and P-touch Transfer Express to the user

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

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

 

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

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

Note:  Do not turn off the power when transferring templates.

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Using a USB cable, connect the 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.


 

Transfer of the Transfer Package file begins.

When there is either multiple or no Transfer Package files .pdz within the folder containing PtTrExp.exe
Click Browse.


 

Select the Transfer Package file to be transferred, and then click Open.

Click Transfer.

Click Yes.

Transfer of the Transfer Package file begins.



  1. Click OK.
    Transfer of the Transfer Package file is completed. 

             

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