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Re: NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?
From: Steve Meuse <smeuse () mara org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:21:31 -0400

The BMP21 has kinda sucky cable labels, IMO.

-Steve

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon () gmail com> wrote:

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.

-mike



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.

Thoughts?



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.

~Seth





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