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Old 04-12-2016, 05:20 PM
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According to the Amazon table, only the 6000 does "Self Laminating". I wonder if that applies to the heat shrink labels? It also does graphics import which might be cool, but unnecessary. I looked through cartridges and the only Dymo brand self-laminating heat shrink appears to be for large 24mm width.

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Old 04-12-2016, 06:47 PM
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I use the 5200 also for final installation. The wire/cable labels i use are self laminating so no heat shrink is needed. The clear wraps over the inked part.

For roughing in, i use masking tape with sharpie numbers or the numbers on a roll if i can find it quicker than masking tape
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:54 PM
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Are those heat shrink labels you're using that self laminate?
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:34 AM
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I use the patch panel function to stop it wasting tape. I set a width of 20/25mm and then print 10 or 15 labels at a time. It marks a line at the set distance which I use to cut along.
Ah. Good thought.

Couldn't you just put a few spaces between each word and then just cut them after? Thats what I do on my normal label maker to save tape. I suppose it depends on what the character limit is for a single label, if there is one.

Just trying to justify the extra $50

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Old 04-13-2016, 09:41 AM
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Ah. Good thought.

Couldn't you just put a few spaces between each word and then just cut them after? Thats what I do on my normal label maker to save tape. I suppose it depends on what the character limit is for a single label, if there is one.

Just trying to justify the extra $50

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Not sure how it would work if you had 2 lines of text on a label, but might work
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:54 AM
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The labels I use are dymo # 1734821 I use them at work for electrical/instrumentation and IT work.
Started using them at the shop with great success
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:52 PM
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The heat shrink type sounds pretty slick for new wiring jobs.

My wiring is already terminated with OEM connectors and sockets.
So I would have to cut/label/splice them.

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Old 04-22-2016, 05:01 PM
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How about at the other end?
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:27 PM
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My wiring is already terminated with OEM connectors and sockets. So I would have to cut/label/splice them.[/url]
If you can't easily disconnect the wire and slip heat shrink past one end, I definitely would not cut and splice just for the purpose of labeling.

Here's another type forgot about that I used a few times on machine wiring. Very similar result to the heat shrink type and you can make them on a laser or inkjet printer. You can buy sheets of them and they aren't particularly expensive. Each label has a white section you print on and a clear section attached that becomes a protective layer after you wrap it over.



Here's the Panduit website with part numbers for various sizes.
http://www.panduit.com/wcs/Satellite...ame=PG_Wrapper

One of the drawbacks of this label is it needs to be on a straight section of wire - you really don't want to bend the wire in the area it's applied because it is somewhat rigid.
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