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RE: NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?
From: Blake Pfankuch <blake () pfankuch me>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:08:43 +0000
I have been using a Brothers PT-2430PC (usb attached) and the TZeS251 1 inch wide tapes. Printed with 7 rows
horizontal text and vertical tape, I can wrap around a cable on each end for nice organization and it sticks very well
to itself. With the cutline creation, I can print off about 60 labels at a time this way and give a minon something to
do for an hour :)
From: Mike Lyon [mailto:mike.lyon () gmail com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:47 PM
To: Seth Mattinen
Cc: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?
I bought the Brady BMP21 handheld labeler from Frys about a month ago.
It takes 6x AA batteries i believe. You can buy the power cable and case for it if you want. I love it so far.
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On Aug 21, 2012, at 18:29, Seth Mattinen <sethm () rollernet us> wrote:
On 8/21/12 6:10 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
Many moons ago I worked in a place where we had a Brady LS2000 wire
labeler. So long as the supplies were fresh it was great.
In the storage unit I have a Brady TLS2200. Supplies are expensive,
but it works reasonably well. Unfortunately the battery is shot
(gotta replace that).
It seems to me that as cheap as the Brother P-Touch type labelers
have gotten that there might be some product by
(Brady|Dymo|Brother|etc) that everyone uses and recommends these days
which is (a) cheap enough that they can be deployed en masse rather
than treated as a scarce resource, (b) hopefully runs on standard
(such as AAA) battery types, and (c) has reasonably priced supplies.
Labeling cables is mostly what I'm interested in. The el-cheapo
p-touch seems adequate to putting hostnames on machines.
P-Touch with TZe tapes for me. I have stuff on the roof labeled with
TZe tape and they still look new after about a year of exposure Disclaimer:
I'm in the high desert.