NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at
Wed Aug 22 13:40:45 UTC 2012

We have had good luck with the Rhino series of labelers by Dymo.  There
are a lot of different label types and the cost of the labels is pretty
reasonable.  We bought ours through Grainger supply.  There are a lot of
Grainger stores around here and we can usually pick them up out of stock
or we can buy them from CDW as well.  We also have the Brady and
personally I like the Dymo better.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Meuse [mailto:smeuse at] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:22 PM
To: Mike Lyon
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: NANOG poll: favorite cable labeler?

The BMP21 has kinda sucky cable labels, IMO.


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at> 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> 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
> >>
> >> 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
> > I'm in the high desert.
> >
> > ~Seth
> >

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