NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at
Wed Aug 22 01:46:46 UTC 2012

I bought the Brady BMP21 handheld labeler from Frys about a month ago.
It takes 6x AA batteries i believe. You can buy the power cable and
case for it if you want. I love it so far.


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On Aug 21, 2012, at 18:29, Seth Mattinen <sethm at> wrote:

> 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.
> ~Seth

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