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  #1537111 20-Apr-2016 23:35
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+1 for a decent Brother label makers (not home stuff, proper commercial ones)

 

 





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  #1537269 21-Apr-2016 10:13
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Lias:

 

+1 for a decent Brother label makers (not home stuff, proper commercial ones)

 

Feedback from clients have been much more positive for the Brother desktop (roll feed) label printers than the Dymo ones.





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  #1537795 21-Apr-2016 22:30
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Dynamic:

 

Lias:

 

+1 for a decent Brother label makers (not home stuff, proper commercial ones)

 

Feedback from clients have been much more positive for the Brother desktop (roll feed) label printers than the Dymo ones.

 

 

That doesn't surprise me.. I consider Brother a fairly decent brand and Dymo less so.





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hio77:

 

 So, I am going through the process of redoing a lot of the wiring in the place and it has come to my attention my labelling is all messed up.

 

 

 

Sharpie on the cable has warn off in pulling at certain points, Stickers are a PITA and seem to all fall off overtime.

 

 

 

What do you do to label your cables? in particular CAT5+ cables.

 

 

I am a professional cabler so this is what we do. Always write the cable number with a sharpie at least 3 times about 200mm-300mm apart along the cable. Use an actual sharpie, not one of the generic marker pens. If its wearing off then stop pulling cable around such tight corners, you shouldn't be pulling it through holes that are only just big enough so make the holes a generous size to let the cable bundle flow through easily.

 

 

 

Label printers are for numbering the face plates, they like to stick on a flat surface. Dont forget to also write numbers behind the faceplate or jack in case you separate the cover from the plate or have to take the plate off the wall at some stage. Nothing wrong with the $25 Brother printers for indoor use, just use them in the way they are intended. The laminated labels even better but not intended for cables. I don't think Brother sell the cable labelling tape in NZ.





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  #1538430 22-Apr-2016 21:17
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I've used labels like these before, mainly for patch cables within racks.  They are great if you're doing a lot, not so good if you you're only doing one or two.


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