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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 :)

-----Original Message-----
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.


Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 21, 2012, at 18:29, Seth Mattinen <sethm () rollernet us> wrote:

On 8/21/12 6:10 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
Hey everyone,

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.


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