NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Wed Aug 22 01:29:18 UTC 2012

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.


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