NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?

Steve Meuse smeuse at mara.org
Tue Aug 21 21:21:31 CDT 2012


The BMP21 has kinda sucky cable labels, IMO.

-Steve

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> -mike
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 21, 2012, at 18:29, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> 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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