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Re: NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:36:47 -0700


On Aug 21, 2012, at 18:10 , "Robert E. Seastrom" <rs () seastrom com> 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?

-r





I'm still a big fan of the brady. The wrap-around self-laminating cable
labels are really hard to beat.

I don't even use the battery in mine... I just keep it plugged in to power.

A $15 universal power supply from your local Fry's will do the trick.

I don't know about the LS/TLS2200, mine is an IDEXPERT.

Owen



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