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Discussion in 'Handy Tools & Equipment' started by Andy2000, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Andy2000

    Andy2000 Apprentice Elf

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    How does everyone else label their cables? I tried the Dymo labels but they only last a week or so. Suggestions welcome :)
     
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    memory? :p lol
     
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    darylc Full Time Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    I've been very happy with a brady BPM21/ID PAL:
    http://www.amazon.com/Brady-BMP21-PLUS-Handheld-Printer-Multi-Line/dp/B00IELD1O4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449922516&sr=8-1&keywords=brady+id+pal

    with their Nylon label:
    http://www.amazon.com/Brady-M21-500-499-Length-Mobile-Printer/dp/B003XU7SP4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449922571&sr=8-2&keywords=500-499

    Not the cheapest solution, but very very good.
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Permanent marker on pigtail plugs.
    No idea how permanent it will be however...
     
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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    Well, this will be my first post in months. I use small pieces of corflute, pen or permanent marker and cable ties. I have some cables that I marked in my first year that have been out in the Aussie weather that are still readable this way. It's cheap and easy. I don't discard any of my corflute scraps as it comes in handy for things just like this.
     
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    only lasts 1 season if its exposed to the sun, then you have to re-do them as your pulling them out and trying to remember where they go............. I use Cable labels like these Labels even the perm marker starts to fade on these as well after a couple of seasons
     
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    I use the same as ^
     
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    I have done the same with my lights in years past, now I'm going computer controlled i will do the same again.
    I found photo paper and laundry marker the longest lasting.
     
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    A good Brother label maker then add clear tape over the top. The tape only lasts a season or two, but the labels last years. I just replace the tape every year or so
     
  14. Bill Ellick

    Bill Ellick Full Time Elf

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    I have been using a Dymo label maker along with their heat shrink labels for years now and love them.
    I use clear heat shrink over them to protect the label from weather and physical abuse.
    I have some that are 4 to 5 years old now and still quite easy to read.
     
  15. thecrazylightlady

    thecrazylightlady Yes I admit it.....I have the C.L.A.P

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    ive always just used permanent markers or a liquid paper pen to write on my transformers and because they are confined to waterproof boxes i dont have any trouble with it fading. As i transition over to pixels, the idea of using the corflute to label cables will be best for me, so think i will be doing that
     

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