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The top 6 reasons for labelling

Identification

Being able to clearly identify individual cables and pieces of networking equipment is key to the smooth installation and running of data centres. Use Brother P-touch label printers to create durable labels on demand.

Fault finding

Labelling both ends of copper and fibre cables greatly assists in diagnosing and fixing connectivity problems as soon as they are reported. And identification labels attached to networking hardware makes sure that faults are logged correctly for a speedy repair/replacement.

Ease of maintenance

Maintenance and testing is made easier thanks to clearly labelled network cables and hardware. 

Efficiency

Clearly labelled cables and network equipment allows for the quick location and efficient operation of all your hardware.

Certification and compliance

Ensure the correct cables or network ports are tested when using network certification tools such as Fluke Networks Versiv compliance testers. Clearly labelled cables show that testing has been carried out correctly, helping get sign-off of new network installations and tests quicker.

Ease of installation

Avoid costly and time-wasting errors during the installation of networking systems. Being able to quickly and accurately identify the correct cable or piece of hardware through identification labels speeds up the installation process, saving time and reducing costs.

Label printers for network installers

Label quicker. Label smarter. Apps to streamline cable and hardware identification

iLinkLabel-app

Brother iLink&Label app

Connect to your Fluke Networks Linkware Live projects, select and download the cable ID's required, then print them on your PT-E550W label printer. The Brother iLink&Label app saves time, eliminates typing errors and ensures that your cables are labelled correctly, every time.

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Cable-label-tool-app

Brother Mobile Cable Label Tool app

Create labels for faceplates, cables and network equipment directly on your smartphone, and print them wirelessly to your PT-E550W or PT-P750TDI label printers. This free app has templates for common label types to make the process quick and simple.

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Durable labels for P-touch label printers

Brother P-touch labels - Tested to the Extreme

Brother created laminated label technology in 1988 and has continued development to become the specialist in durable labelling ever since. Printed text is protected by a clear plastic overcoat, ensuring that your labels will stand the test of time, and be legible for years to come.
 
Our tape cassettes have been designed to use specialist adhesives and materials for specific applications such as cable wrapping and attaching to rough surfaces.
 
Learn more about the durability of our laminated labels below, or view the range of labels developed for specific labelling tasks.

 

Download tape leaflet (PDF, 2.6MB)    View specialist tape range

Unlike ordinary labels, our laminated tape technology ensures that a layer of super-clear polyethylene laminate protects your text. The result is a virtually indestructible label that can withstand even the harshest conditions.

In fact, we are sure about the durability of our labels because we’ve tested them to the extreme, and our results prove that Brother P-touch laminated labels out-perform competitor non-laminated labels, staying legible and attached, so you can be confident of a professional quality label that has been designed to last.

The abrasion test procedure

Brother’s tape lamination technology ensures that Brother P-touch laminated labels can even withstand heavy abrasion.

A 1kg sanding device was passed over Brother P-touch laminated labels, and non-laminated competitor labels. After 50 return passes, the characters underneath the Brother P-touch laminated label were completely unaffected and the lamination was only slightly scratched. The competitor's non-laminated label print quality was affected.

The temperature test procedure

Whether you want to use our labels in freezing conditions or extremely warm environments, they have been designed to last. In fact, results show that Brother P-touch laminated labels can withstand temperatures from -80°C to +150°C.

Our laminated labels were attached to stainless steel plates at room temperature, then heated and cooled for a specified time. After 72 hours at -80°C no noticeable change in tape adhesive or colour had occurred. After 2 hours at +150°C, despite slight discolouration of the tape, the text on the label remained completely intact.
The fade test procedure

Wherever you use P-touch laminated labels, they have been designed to stay as clear and legible as the day they were applied.

Several Brother P-touch laminated labels in various colours were attached to stainless steel plates, and exposed to simulated outdoor UV radiation of approximately 12 months, and changes in the base colour of the tape could be observed (test compliant with JIS K7350-2/ISO 4892-2). The printed text on all tapes remained unchanged and was perfectly legible. The red, yellow and fluorescent tapes, however, showed some fading to the tape background colour. Other Brother label colours showed little or no change.
The chemical test procedure

Chemical tests were performed on Brother laminated labels and competitor non-laminated labels.

Tests were conducted in two stages:
Stage 1 - The chemical submersion test
Stage 2 - The chemical abrasion test

The tapes were firstly attached to glass slides and immersed in a variety of chemicals for 2 hours. No change in the print quality occurred, and the labels remained affixed to the slides.
Although some labels soaked in certain chemicals showed slight separation of the laminate film, rubbing the labels with the same chemicals had no effect at all. So even if chemicals are spilled on your Brother P-touch laminated labels, a quick wipe should be enough to prevent any damage.

Next, Brother P-touch laminated tape was affixed to several glass plates. A 500g weight with a chemical infused cloth was passed over each label 20 times. The print quality of Brother P-touch laminated labels was unaffected, unlike our competitor's non-laminated labels.
The water test procedure

Brother laminated labels are extremely resistant to contact and submersion in water for extended periods of time.

Tests were conducted in two stages:
Stage 1 - The water submersion test
Stage 2 - The water abrasion test

The tapes were firstly attached to glass slides and immersed in water for 2 hours. No change in the print quality occurred, and the labels remained affixed to the slides.

For the second test, Brother P-touch laminated tape was affixed to several glass plates. A 500g weight with a water infused cloth was passed over each label 20 times. The print quality of Brother P-touch laminated labels was unaffected.