There’s a large number of methods for labelling wires and cables. From basic methods such as using a Sharpie, to more elaborate purpose-built label machines, there’s bound to be a solution for your next project.
Rhino 18054 Yellow Heat Shrink Tubes 3/8″ give you high-end cable identification at an affordable price. You simply print on your label / tube using a Dymo Rhino Label Maker (which also helps cut the tube to length) and apply to the wire or cable using a heat gun.
The Rhino 18054 Heatshrink tube is 5′ long (approximately 1.5m) and fits onto cables ranging from 1.9mm to 5.7mm (AWG 12 – AWG 4). It is manufactured in a distinctive yellow color for easy identification, it is UL recognized as a component to UL 224, it meets MIL-STD-202G, MIL-M-81531 and SAE-OTL 23053/5 (Class 1 & 3), and it is RoHS compliant.
Rhino heat shrink products are readily available from Labelcity for shipping throughout North America and many other countries. here’s a link to the full range of Rhino Heat Shrink Labels / Tubes.
When you compare the specs of the Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo (1752265) with the Dymo LabelWriter 450 (1752264) there doesn’t appear to be much difference between the 2 models. They both use the same software, they both print at the same resolution, they are the same size, color etc – in fact apart from the word “Turbo” printed on the Turbo model, they look identical.
There are some very important differences though, and you might want to consider them before you choose which one to buy.
Dymo LabelWriter printers all use Dymo’s free DLS software for creating and printing labels. Additionally, since they use standard Windows and Mac printer drivers, you can print to them from virtually any application. More common apps include Microsoft Word and Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Mac Contacts.
LabelWriters all print at 300dpi, and can print simple text, graphics and a wide range of barcodes. Print speed is where the models differ though, with all models except the non-Turbo being capable of printing at around 72 Address Labels per minute (this figure is based on a 4-line address label). The non-Turbo does around 50 Address labels per minute. So that’s the first difference between the LabelWriter 450 Turbo and the non-Turbo. The Turbo is around 40% faster.
The other difference is compatibility with Dymo Stamps. Dymo Stamps is an innovative way for you to print your own postage at home/work without having to line up at the post office to buy stamps. You actually print your postage stamps on your Dymo LabelWriter. The Dymo LabelWriter 450 Turbo supports printing from Dymo Stamps, the non-Turbo model does not.
And that’s it. That’s a quick comparison between the LW 450 Turbo and the LW 450. The Turbo is faster, and it supports Dymo Stamps.
Dymo’s Rhino range of labelling products are tailored to the ‘industrial’ segment of the label market. Rhino label makers are cost-effective, simple to use and offer a wide variety of label materials and colors.
Furthermore, when it comes to labelling cables and wire, there’s bound to be a solution for your needs because the Rhino range covers all bases with options including (i) flags (ii) wraps, and (iii) Heat-Shrink Tubes.
Rhino Heat-shrink Tubes coming in 2 colors (white and yellow) with black print. They are available in a number of sizes (1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″) and the size you require will be dependent upon the size of the cable or wire you are labeling.
The Rhino 18057 Heat Shrink Label is a 3/4″ White tube with a shrink ratio of 3:1 (like all Rhino Heat Shrink products). It is suited to cables and wires ranging in diameter from 0.159″ to 0.476″ (4.032mm to 12.096mm). Another measurement guide would be 6 AWG to 4/0+ AWG.
DYMO Heat-Shrink Tubes meet the following certifications: – UL recognized as a component to UL 224 – Meets MIL-STD-202G, MIL-M-81531 and SAE-OTL 23053/5 (Class 1 & 3) – RoHS compliant
Use the following link to find out more about Rhino 18057 White Heat shrink Tubes and to see pricing.
If you need to put just a little bit of identifying information on a CD or DVD, the Dymo Inner Core CD/DVD label (30886 / 120886) is the ultimate label choice. It measures 1-1/3″ in diameter and covers just the inner core of the disc you affix it to.
You can print a variety of information on this label, and even though it is quite small, users print anything from simple text (i.e. “Backup Disc 1″) to more complex printing that can include images and barcodes. We’ve seen these labels being used in Video Stores, home DVD collections, on backups of music CD’s, backups of Movie DVD’s and in large corporate electronic storage libraries.
Barcodes are extremely useful in CD / DVD storage libraries, and there are a number of different barcode symbologies you can print from your Dymo LabelWriter, such Code 39, Code 128, EAN, UPC and QR codes. Even though this label is small, the 300dpi print quality allows for printing small high quality barcodes.
To print on these labels you will need a Dymo LabelWriter. The LabelWriter is an inexpensive label maker that enables you to print labels for a wide range of purposes, such as : Address, Shipping, Filing, Name Badge etc. From around $80 the Dymo LabelWriter is a handy tool to have around the home or office.
Link to the Dymo 30668 / 120668 Inner Core CD / DVD labels in our shop.
Got a lot of keys on a lot of key rings / chains and have to rummage through them all to find the ones you want? Maybe you’re just in the mood to organize your keys. Either way, a Dymo LetraTag can help, and it only takes a matter of seconds to print a label and stick it on your keys.
This article describes just how easy it is.
Starting with a Dymo LetraTag label maker (pre-loaded with a Dymo LetraTag 91331 Plastic Label tape) we simply entered the text ‘BOBS KEYS’ followed by pressing the SPACE key 5 times and then typing ‘BOBS KEYS’ again. After pressing the PRINT button we get the label shown above.
Next we peel off the back of the label, feed it half way through the keyring, then press both halves back to back to make a tag-like label (see picture). It really is a simple way to label your keys and it only takes a few moments to do. Wrapping half of the label back onto the other half creates adhesion that can’t be peeled away easily, meaning that the label won’t be coming off in a hurry. Also, we opted for the ‘plastic’ label tape because the ‘paper’ won’t last as long given that it tears easily. With the plastic label, the only way it will come off the keyring is if it is cut off.
We used the DYMO LetraTag Plus LT-100T Label Maker (1733013) to create this label, but you can get the same label using the handheld model (Dymo 21455).
Making labels for cables is easy on the Dymo Rhino 4200 label printer. In fact, this is one of the uses that the 4200 was specifically designed for.
If you’ve ever ended up with a birds nest of cables when putting together your home theatre system, a Rhino 4200 will definitely help to declutter the mess. This artical is about how we created a label that wraps around a TV coax cable. Almost identical steps can be taken to create labels for all kinds of cables.
In our Rhino 4200 we had already loaded a 19mm Yellow label tape (Dymo 45808 D1 label tape). After switching on the label maker we pressed the WIRE/CABLE hot key and scrolled until got to COAX and pressed OK. We then pressed the SIZE hot key until it got to 18pt. Finally we used the keypad to type the text ‘TV’, then pressed the print button.
The label that came out looked like this:
To apply it to the cable you simply stick the part that has no text printed on it on the cable, then wrap the rest of it around the cable.
See the images below for how it ends up looking on the cable.
The Dymo Rhino 4200 is a very affordable label maker from Dymo and takes a wide variety of labels sizes and colors. it uses 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ and 3/4″ labels from Dymo’s D1 Label range and the Rhino label range.
Normally the length of a label is determined by the length of the text string you want to print. If you want to print a sequence of say 10 characters, by default that label will be shorter than a label that is 15 characters long. On the Dymo Rhino 6000 you can actually specify the length of the label, irrespective of how much text you want to print on it. Learn more : Dymo Rhino 6000 fixed length labels
The Dymo LabelWriter Spool is made of 2 parts. The main part is a black circular disc with a spindle protruding from the middle of it. The other part is a black disc with a hole at the center. The disc slides over the spindle and locks the label roll into place. Why would I need a replacement spool? The LabelWriter spool is made of hard plastic and they don’t break easy. In the unlikely case that you do happen to break yours, then it’s simply a matter of ordering one from Labelcity.com…. Read more about Dymo LabelWriter replacement spool.
One use for a Dymo LetraTag label maker that you probably have seen if you have ever visited a marble / granite / stone supplier is for identifying different stones in the store. There’s a number of different color labels available for use in the LetraTag, so depending on the color of the stone, there will be a label that suits. Learn more about the Dymo LetraTag for identifying different stone types.
The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is the largest label printer in the Dymo range. It enables users to print labels as small as ½” x ½” right up to 4”x 6” and it does this with high resolution of 300dpi. LabelWriter’s print text and graphics from most popular applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, Quickbooks and many others, or you can use Dymo’s own free DLS software which includes Address Fixer. Learn more about the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL and address fixer here.