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MikeAqua

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#275863 14-Sep-2020 12:06
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Does anyone know a good site for label printer supplies?

 

(Brother TZe)

 

I'm doing a rewiring job on the boat and need to label.

 

Edit: By good I mean reasonably priced.





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Gordy7
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  #2563667 14-Sep-2020 12:51
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There seems to be 'compatible' tapes about which are low priced.

 

Long time since I have bought any.

 

My frequently used tape TZe-231 (12mm black on white) I have got from the Warehouse Stationery.

 

The genuine tapes seem to be UV proof.... which you may need on a boat.

 

https://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/W1688323.html

 

PBtech has a good price...

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/PTABRT1536051/Brother-Label-Tape-TZE231-12mm-x-8m-black-on-white

 

 

 

 





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  #2563669 14-Sep-2020 12:53
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I just bought one of those to use on the boat.
I’ve found some compatible cartridges on eBay for about $4 each, seem to get ok reviews too
Other option would be Amazon, a lot more expensive (ie about half NZ retail) but more predictable quality

 
 
 
 


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  #2563682 14-Sep-2020 13:04
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Gordy7:

 

The genuine tapes seem to be UV proof.... which you may need on a boat.

 

 

Will be out of direct sunlight behind the dashboard.

 

 





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  #2564176 15-Sep-2020 08:31
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Computer Food is my go to for consumables.  They stock both genuine and compatible label tape.  Compatible is a lot cheaper.  For general round the house use, seems to be no difference that I've noted for things like cables, containers etc.

 

 





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  #2564184 15-Sep-2020 08:52
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Has anyone bought from Pats Bargains ?

 

They have wide range of compatible ribbon at cheap prices.  Too good to be true?

 

[edit: took a punt and ordered using a debit card]





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  #2564186 15-Sep-2020 08:59
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I have purchased generic TZ tape from ebay. The one I got works fine, same as the genuine stuff. Obviously ebay stuff usually takes quite a while to arrive, so you might want to find an NZ supplier.


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  #2567505 18-Sep-2020 14:13
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Pat's Bargains delivered within 48 hours.  Cartridges look OK.  I'll post some feedback once I've started labelling.





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  #2568978 21-Sep-2020 09:20
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So far so good, see pic below.  Only two issues: -

 

1) The guy applying the labels is all thumbs.  I'd dock his pay, if I was actually paying the useless muppet;

 

2) The label backing is bit harder to peel off than on Brother tape.  But that might be because the combination of 6mm tape and the problem outlined in (1).

 

 

 

 





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  #2569008 21-Sep-2020 10:14
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Fold over labelling always seems to be difficult to me to align even on my own stuff... so I am in the 'All Thumbs' dept :-)

 

Is there a special technique to align the fold over label ends?





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  #2569057 21-Sep-2020 11:12
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Gordy7:

 

Fold over labelling always seems to be difficult to me to align even on my own stuff... so I am in the 'All Thumbs' dept :-)

 

Is there a special technique to align the fold over label ends?

 

 

I've had the best results so far with the following: -

 

- Stick the centre (marked) of the label to the wire;
- Align and join the ends of the label together;
- Run fingers back toward the wire, completing the join.

 

Also helps if the wire is held by something so you don't need three hands

 

 





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