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#1 Steve Acheson

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:36 PM

Hey, I was wondering what people are using for stickers to label their brackets, cables, etc... everything. I would love to be able to put my name, contact info, and a inventory number... Any ideas???
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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:57 PM

Hey, I was wondering what people are using for stickers to label their brackets, cables, etc... everything. I would love to be able to put my name, contact info, and a inventory number... Any ideas???



Fricken "Laser beams"

I have most of my gear laser etched, that and ptouch labels
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#3 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:03 PM

Who did the laser etching and roughly what did it cost?

For cables a printed label with clear shrink tubing over it seems to work well.

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#4 Ari Gertler

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:59 PM

I have used labeled shrink tubbing for cables in the past, but hopefully one of the cable/wiring experts can let me know if there is any danger using a heat gun on the cables.?. (Jim?)
The P-Touch is great especially if the production is buying all the expensive labels, but they can come off, especially if someone decides they want to make it their own.
Etching sounds like a great permanent option.
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#5 JimBartell

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:34 PM

I have used labeled shrink tubbing for cables in the past, but hopefully one of the cable/wiring experts can let me know if there is any danger using a heat gun on the cables.?. (Jim?)
The P-Touch is great especially if the production is buying all the expensive labels, but they can come off, especially if someone decides they want to make it their own.
Etching sounds like a great permanent option.

As long as you don't heat it up so much that it melts the insulation, you should be fine.

Jim "feel the heat" Bartell
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#6 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 10:27 PM

I just lick all of my gear, then nobody wants it.


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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:52 AM

Who did the laser etching and roughly what did it cost?



I did
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#8 Steve Acheson

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:25 AM

shrink wrap is great if the cable is being made... what if the cable is already made??
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 12:00 PM

I had some engraving done at a local trophy shop, both laser and mechanical.
Don't remember the cost.
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#10 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 02:11 PM

shrink wrap is great if the cable is being made... what if the cable is already made??


I guess it depends on the size of the connectors but I have watched Terry do it to one of my cables after it was made so it is possible. Been meaning to buy some of the clear shrink and some labels so I can label my others.

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#11 Simon Jayes

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:24 AM

For cables that are already assembled, I use an inkjet label that has a built-in clear wrap......
JET-30-117-2 by Brady
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#12 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:36 AM

For cables Radio Shack sells little packs of labeling strips you can write on. For marking the gear a fine point paint pen is a cheap alternative. Of course none of this is as cool as Eric's trained engraving sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads.
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#13 RonBaldwin

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:22 AM

I use sharpies and crayons. I also use the bad fried foods and pizza at crafty to my advantage...I make sure my fingerprints are all over my rig for identification if stolen (note to self: do not leave any of my gear behind while robbing a bank).

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#14 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 04:55 AM

It's good to know the police already have you on file should they need to run those prints!

I use sharpies and crayons. I also use the bad fried foods and pizza at crafty to my advantage...I make sure my fingerprints are all over my rig for identification if stolen (note to self: do not leave any of my gear behind while robbing a bank).

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#15 Jerry Franck

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 08:58 PM

For cables Radio Shack sells little packs of labeling strips you can write on. For marking the gear a fine point paint pen is a cheap alternative. Of course none of this is as cool as Eric's trained engraving sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads.


Lawrence,

are those the self laminating write on labels you refer to? like here: http://www.radioshac...oductId=2103486

are they durable, good against humidity and do they come of easily or not?

thanks for some insights,

Jerry
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