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Russell Ault:

--- Quote from: Dave Garoutte on November 19, 2022, 08:33:50 PM ---Note that Bob wants to print his LOGO, not just lettering.

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FWIW my P-Touch labeller does that (albeit in black and white); I would think models from other brands could do that, too?

-Russ

Mac Kerr:

--- Quote from: Russell Ault on November 19, 2022, 08:42:31 PM ---FWIW my P-Touch labeller does that (albeit in black and white); I would think models from other brands could do that, too?

-Russ

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The P-Touch Q-810 will print on 2.3" plastic 2 color (black and red) tape. If that is wide enough for your labels just print short labels and wrap them around the cable. For real permanence you may want to cover with clear shrink.

Mac

boburtz:

--- Quote from: Mac Kerr on November 19, 2022, 09:48:05 PM ---The P-Touch Q-810 will print on 2.3" plastic 2 color (black and red) tape. If that is wide enough for your labels just print short labels and wrap them around the cable. For real permanence you may want to cover with clear shrink.

Mac

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Thanks all. As necessary and functional as it is, the shrink-over-label thing is something I'm trying to avoid, as that means dismantling cables in order to add labels. I've found some label stock that is self-laminating and I'm hoping to go this route. This way, I can print custom labels, with ID colors (we color code lengths in our shop) with the equivalent of clear shrink over the label. Ideally, this can all be done on a retrofit basis. I've found some contenders that I think I'm just going to try. I will post results if and when I do.

TJ (Tom) Cornish:

--- Quote --- author=Tim McCulloch link=topic=178095.msg1644435#msg1644435 date=1668897103]
THE brands for labeling are Brady and maybe Kingsley.  Printing on a regular office printer?  Uh...

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Check out Epson LabelWorks. I have been using them for 25 years (was K-Sun formerly). Their consumables are on the order of half of what Brady costs, they have much lower waste per label than the competition as the print head is right next to the blade so no 3/4 wasted tail on either side of the printing, and their printers are really cool.

Im up to three currently: The big dog LW-Z5010PX https://labelworks.epson.com/for-work/printers/lw-z5010px.html can print up to 2 wide, 300 DPI with half toning for graphics (in the software), a LW-PX750 https://labelworks.epson.com/for-work/printers/lw-px750.html in a drawer somewhere, and a LW-PX400 Bluetooth printer that lives in my tool backpack.

They have a large selection of label stock in vinyl, polyester, nylon, heat shrink tube, and two widths of cable wrap label tape - 1 that works well for Cat cables, and 1.5 for larger cables.

There is a deal on Amazon for the LW-Z5010PX that includes a 150 bulk roll of 1 tape for a very attractive price.

boburtz:

--- Quote from: boburtz on November 19, 2022, 10:20:50 PM ---Thanks all. As necessary and functional as it is, the shrink-over-label thing is something I'm trying to avoid, as that means dismantling cables in order to add labels. I've found some label stock that is self-laminating and I'm hoping to go this route. This way, I can print custom labels, with ID colors (we color code lengths in our shop) with the equivalent of clear shrink over the label. Ideally, this can all be done on a retrofit basis. I've found some contenders that I think I'm just going to try. I will post results if and when I do.

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Update: I found this stuff:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058SPZXQ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Put regular water resistant laser printed labels on cable, tape over it with this. It looks just like shrink tubing over the same labels, we'll see how long it lasts or how long it takes to turn into goo.

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