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Schumie 01-04-2009 12:51 AM

Label Printing Tip
 
Hey guys,

One of the tips I always seem to be passing onto people with the Dymo label printers.

Not sure of you guys, but for each cable we double print and wrap around, as well as labelling the server front and back, power cable etc..etc..

To speed up this process if you have the ability to specify multiple copies you can save a lot of time!

Sounds like a random tip I know, but recently out in a DC where I had to re-label every server and cable in 2 racks (used up about 10 rolls of labels) and doing it via this method saved me a huge wad of time.

cernst 01-06-2009 09:03 PM

thought I'd throw this out there. If you are doing a major rollout or relabel of cabling, I've been using a label maker that has been great for the past 3 years.

I've got my hands on a Kroy 5100 labeler. What really makes this thing slick is you can connect it to your computer for printing like a printer. Others do that as well, but what really accelerates this are MS Office Macros. I can put what I want on the label into an excel spreadsheet. Each cell to represent a line on a label. When done, I select all cells I want to print, tell it so many column cells by so many row cells per label, finally tell it how many to print (generally two for each end of the cable) and it starts printing! I can get 4 lines to a label for copper and 3 lines per label for fiber. In the three years i've had it, I've gone through 1 data center migration and many many other projects. I only wish I had a counter to see how many I've done. The copper part of the migration was 1600 labels just by itself.

I think I'm just about to wear this one out and I'll be getting a 3100 model next as I don't use the keypad...just use it as a printer.

sashpa25 05-18-2010 02:48 AM

Use Good Quality Labels.If you print labels in your printer, make sure you purchase labels that are a good quality. If you have a dot matrix printer, low quality or marginal labels may peel off as the label stock moves around the platten. If this happens, you could end up with labels stuck inside your printer where it is difficult to remove them. If you have a laser printer, make sure the labels you use are designed for the high heat generated by a laser printer. If not, the adhesive on the back of the labels may soften to a point where the labels come off in the printer, or the adhesive oozes out and messes up your printer. Good quality labels should be available from any business supply store, and are worth the few extra pennies you have to pay.If you have purchased labels for your laser printer, you already know that they can be a bit expensive. It can be frustrating to print your labels and not have them lined up just right. Each bad sheet you print is effectively money down the drain.To overcome this problem, make sure you print a test sheet before you actually print on the labels themselves. Simply put a blank sheet of paper in the manual feed of your laser printer, instead of your label sheet. When the information is printed on the blank sheet, place that sheet behind a blank sheet of labels and hold it up to the light. The print on the paper will show through the label sheet, and you can see how the text lines up.

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jacksmith5258 05-21-2010 12:22 PM

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It can be frustrating to print your labels and not have them lined up just right. Each bad sheet you print is effectively money down the drain.To overcome this problem, make sure you print a test sheet before you actually print on the labels themselves. Simply put a blank sheet of paper in the manual feed of your laser printer, instead of your label sheet. When the information is printed on the blank sheet, place that sheet behind a blank sheet of labels and hold it up to the light. The print on the paper will show through the label sheet, and you can see how the text lines up.

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jeff1343 06-26-2010 12:03 PM

it can be frustrating to print your labels and not have them lined up just right. each bad sheet you print is effectively money down the drain..!








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mdf 11-15-2010 11:05 AM

You might want to take a look at Brady. They have a lot of printers and very good labels.

3dtech 05-11-2017 05:51 AM

If you have purchased labels for your laser printer, you already know that they can be a bit expensive. It can be frustrating to print your labels and not have them lined up just right. Each bad sheet you print is effectively money down the drain.To overcome this problem, make sure you print a test sheet before you actually print on the labels themselves. Simply put a blank sheet of paper in the manual feed of your laser printer, instead of your label sheet. When the information is printed on the blank sheet, place that sheet behind a blank sheet of labels and hold it up to the light.


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