I wanted to print some heat shrink labels for the wires on my 3D printer. None of the cassettes on Amazon worked with my Brother P-Touch H110. One of the popular label makers was the DYMO Rhino 4200, but it was $100 CAD and I didn’t want another label maker. I found a P-Touch compatible cassette for other models on Amazon which looked very similar to ones for the H110. I decided to purchase one and see if I could get it working on my label maker.
Once the package arrived, I installed the cassette into my label maker. It fit well and there didn’t seem to be any sizing issues. I tried printing a test label, but ended up getting a
No Cassette! error.
After inspecting the cassettes further, I noticed that the H110 cassette had a plastic part to push pins inside the label maker. I put some tape onto all the pins to keep them inserted. Another test label revealed a
Wrong Tape! error.
I believed that not all the pins were pushed down, so I taped down the bottom two leaving the top. The label ended up printing, but the text was very large and it was mirrored.
Label maker pins
Now that I was able to print, I could modify my settings. I did the following settings below for my labels.
- Width -> 1/2 Width
- Margin -> Chain Print
- Text Size -> Small
To get the labels printed non-mirrored, I pressed
Mirror. Since I selected chain printing, I was prompted with
Feed Ok? after printing. I hit
Esc then continuted printing my labels, mirroring each time. After I was done, I hit
OK which extruded some more label to cut.
I was going to design a 3D printed adapter for cassettes but found that just adding tape worked.
Overall, this was much easier than I thought. The only modification that the cassette needed to work in the H110 was tape. This will be very convenient for any future wiring.