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Old 05-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #101
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Default Re: P-Touch Label maker, went a little overboard!

I label almost everything in my shop too, even though I am usually the only one using stuff. Every so often my dad will borrow a tool, and it's nice when they go back in the saw spot.
When I worked for my high school's IT dept, someone did in fact label the labelmaker. haha
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:54 AM   #102
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Man... great thread!

I've got white letters on clear coming in tomorrow. I'll post up some pictures when I label my black CMan boxes. I finally labeled my Lista box. I'll snap up a few pictures of that as well.

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Hi, Mike. Where did you get your white-on-clear tape from? And what model labelmaker are you using. I can't seem to find them where I am.

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Hi, Mike. Where did you get your white-on-clear tape from? And what model labelmaker are you using. I can't seem to find them where I am.

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Go here, you can get anything made for the Ptouch system.

http://www.ptouchdirect.com/brother_...FUdN4AodZHE8FA

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #104
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Default Re: P-Touch Label maker, went a little overboard!

Does your label maker have a label on it labeled "Lable Maker"?
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Hi, Mike. Where did you get your white-on-clear tape from? And what model labelmaker are you using. I can't seem to find them where I am.

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Hi Andy,

I have an old PT-11xx, I think, but it uses TZ tape. There's a newer version of tape called TZe and the white letters on clear is model TZe135. I purchased it through Amazon.com.

Here's the direct link: TZe135

If you can't find it locally, I would be more than happy to get you however many you want/need and send them over. I wish I could make a trip back home and hand-deliver them to you, but that's not happening in the near future, unfortunately. It would be a great chance to check out your awesome garage!

I was able to snap a picture of my progress last night:



Admittedly, I could have used the white letters on black background, but the white on clear will be more versatile for my garage stuff, because like you, I like the "OEM" look!

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:10 AM   #106
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Mike, I didn't get around to thanking you for your kind offer. Thank you. I appreciate it. Yor labels looks really really neat.

I couldn't find the white-on-clear locally, but was able to buy these on-line. I replaced the red-on-white labels on my fastener cabinets; the new ones look so much better. Your white letters on your black cabinet really looks cool, though.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #107
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Did you actually label each of your sockets? I envy your free time.
.....that's funny, because I thought spending time here was because of "free time"?

To the OP.....now you got me thinking. I just moved into new garage and put up a bunch of cabinets, etc., I find myself opening every door/drawer to find where I put things.

...and my tool chest, Ive got the top half labeld but the bottom half is not. ...I need to label the bottom, because just today I opened three drawers to find the hole saw kit that I use once a year
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #108
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I added a 2nd tool chest to my workshop and rearranged all my tools and decided I wanted to label by drawers. So I hit the internet for premade label kits but didnt see anything that would work for the configuration of my toolchests Then it hit me that a label maker is what I needed So I started researching label makers and found a good deal on a Brother PT2030VP at imagesupply.com for 29.99 it was a newly released product and they had a good special on it, everywhere else I looked it was going from 60 to 149 bucksfor So I bought the ubit with 2 extra 3/4" tapes for 57.50 shipped.I checked today and the price has gone up to 69.99. Well I labeled both of my tool chests and just kept going. I labeled everything but my forehead!! :?)

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The Folgers cans are nice but I like these Kraft food service containers, the Sharpie does not do as nice a job as a P-Touch but is way cheaper.


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It's hard to stop once you start.
That is true.

What is interesting to me is how we classify things, judging from the labels. I notice Jack has "Household Electric." I have "electrical Home," so we're similar there. I don't have "Chain," though. Is that really chain, Jack?

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I would do the same if I ever get time to organize mine. Just so I don't forget where I put stuff. CRS you know [cant remember sh!t]
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #112
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Andy ... what is laying on the floor? Is that a plug laying on the floor of your garage?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #113
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Yes, Dick. It's for the iPod player that I rarely use. I didn't notice it except in the photo.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #114
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Apparently some of you must work at Mercedes. Everything is labeled to the point where you can clean out the entire assembly plant and then put everything back based on those labels and foot printing. I hate to see what we spend just to keep that stuff current just on supplies, forget about what it cost to pay us to do it.
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Apparently some of you must work at Mercedes. Everything is labeled to the point where you can clean out the entire assembly plant and then put everything back based on those labels and foot printing. I hate to see what we spend just to keep that stuff current just on supplies, forget about what it cost to pay us to do it.
If properly done you save a fortune in lost man hours looking for stuff, and lost $$ buying stuff you already have.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #116
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Default Re: P-Touch Label maker, went a little overboard!

I've been wanting to do this to my sockets. any regrets? What would you do differently?

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Any thoughts on why you didn't label the containers?

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Not at that place, we rearrange stuff every few months. It does have it's place but some of the foot printing we do with rolls of tape doesn't last more than about 4 months and it needs to be redone. I will say being around it has made me take up some of the habits though which is good. I almost labeled my tools too, but haven't purchased one these label makers.... yet. I will say the opp did a fine job. Just wait til he goes and marks off on the floor for each box, shelf, and broom rack, then I will call ocd.
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I have another cabinet that had red-on-white labels, so I replaced these with the new white-on-clear labels. The w-o-c labels weren't available before, and this thread encouraged me finally to get some.

Here are before and after photos. The new labels are less distracting but still quite legible.



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