Label shrink tubing

Printable shrink tubing is particularly suitable for permanent cable labeling. You need special shrink sleeve markers for labeling. These can be marked quickly and easily using the thermal transfer process and can then be attached to the corresponding cables. Cable marking with shrink tubing markers scores points for its high durability and precise fitting to various cable diameters. Thanks to the use of high-quality polyolefin plastics, shrink sleeves are particularly robust and resistant. They are therefore ideally suited for use in a wide range of industrial sectors. Flexibly label heat shrinkable tubing according to your wishes with Texit heat shrinkable tubing markers.

Cable signs

Cable labels are used for clear cable identification and conductor marking. The cable label is attached to the individual cables using cable ties. Thanks to their long durability and high load-bearing capacity, the labels are particularly suitable for permanent cable labeling in industry. They are available in different materials and colors. This means that color coding can also be implemented very easily. You can receive free samples of all our cable label products. Discover Texit cable labels online on our website and request free samples for a haptic product experience:

Cable labels

Cable labels are all markers for cable labeling that are attached to the corresponding cables and wires using adhesive. Many different products fall into this group of cable labeling. All Texit cable labels are already provided with adhesive and are therefore self-adhesive. Depending on the product, the labels for cables and wires can be individually labeled either with a thermal transfer printer or with a standard laser printer. As the standard cable labels are wrapped around the cables, the width of the lettering depends on the respective cable diameter. If you need more space, our cable flags are best suited. Cable labels are ideal for labeling network cables

Core identification

Wire marking includes all markers for cable labeling that are optimized for small cable diameters. For fastening, the markers are either clipped onto the corresponding wire/cable or pushed or threaded onto it. The wire markers for single wire identification are made of high quality plastics and have a long durability. Thanks to the different colors, the wire markers can also be used to implement color coding in a highly visible manner. Cable clips and slide-on cable markers are particularly suitable for high-quality and permanent marking of cores, wires and cables.

Why you should label your cables correctly

Due to increasing legal regulations, there is hardly a manufacturing company that does not have to deal with the issue of cable labeling. In addition to simply complying with standards and legal regulations, electrical cable labeling (or power cable labeling) is essential for good cable management. It ensures tidiness and significant time savings during regular maintenance work.

In addition, the professional labelling of cables and wires minimizes hazards during the assembly and maintenance of industrial components and machines. This increases safety in your company. At Texit, we therefore attach great importance to a focused product range and good service for our customers. If you need help choosing the right markers, simply contact our support team. We will advise you individually and without obligation on your specific requirements, including on the subject of marking network cables.

Cable labelling Direct printing vs. cable markers

In general, there are two different options for permanent cable labelling. The cables and wires can be marked either by direct printing or by means of a so-called cable marker. Cable markers are printed with a label printer.

Cable labelling Direct printing

With cable labelling by means of direct printing, the information for labelling the cable is applied directly to the cable insulation, usually by means of a laser or inkjet printer.

Advantage: This method is inexpensive and easy to implement, as there are no material costs for markers and simple inkjet or laser printers can be used.

Disadvantage: There is only limited space on the cable itself for the cable labeling and the labeling is not very robust and therefore often not up to the high demands of industry. There is a risk that the labeling will quickly become illegible at high temperatures and under heavier loads. You can print the cable markers flexibly with our cable labeling printer.

Cable labelling with cable marker

In this cable labelling process, a cable marker is attached to the cables to be labelled. Cable markers in industry are mainly made of high-quality plastics. With this method, the marker is (usually) printed using thermal transfer printing and then attached to the corresponding cables and wires. Either cable ties are used for fastening, or the markers can simply be threaded or clipped on.

Advantage: The thermal transfer printing process enables a resistant and very resilient marking of cables. The type and material of the markers can be selected from a wide range of marking solutions to suit individual requirements. In addition, you can Texit thermal transfer printer fast and flexibly print on many different materials. Another advantage is that even very small cores with small cable diameters can be marked to a high standard using this method. This is because the labelling field is not necessarily limited by the cable diameter.

Disadvantage: Compared to direct printing, the use of markers often incurs somewhat higher costs, as software and hardware in the form of a printer and label programme must be purchased in addition to the consumables. However, this method has proven very successful in the industry due to its high robustness, great flexibility and low maintenance requirements.

Tips for choosing the right markers

As there are very different options and materials for labeling with markers or cable labels, it is important for our customers to know the exact requirements for the items in advance. This is the only way to find the optimum solution. You should pay particular attention to the following factors:

  • Time of installation: Are the cables and lines labeled before or after? 
  • Durability: Should the lettering be "captive" or may it need to be replaced / changed more often?
  • Compliance with legal guidelines: Are there fixed, prescribed standards? 
  • Temperature range: What temperatures is the marker exposed to on the cable? 
  • Resistance: Do the markers have to be resistant to certain substances, e.g. chemicals? 
  • Text size: How much space do you need for the marking? What must be written on the cables? 
  • Cable diameter: What is the diameter of the cables and wires you want to label? 

These factors can be used to narrow down the selection of suitable products (pay particular attention to the type of installation - do you need self-adhesive cable labeling or printable shrink sleeves, for example? Is there enough space for cable ties?) You can use our product finder for additional help! And even if you are looking for an individual labeling solution, Texit is the right place for you. Because special requirements are usually no problem for us. As a manufacturer, we produce custom-made products in the field of cable labeling that are precisely tailored to your needs. Simply contact our customer service department.

Cable labeling in the industry

Clearly and correctly labeled cables minimize the likelihood of errors during installation and therefore increase safety during regular maintenance work and lead to significant time savings. This is why cable marking plays an important role in all industrial sectors. We have presented two exemplary sectors for cable labeling:

Labeling PV systems

In the field of photovoltaics, string cables must be labeled. A lot of markers are needed for this. These must be UV-resistant and robust against strong environmental influences. Flags are less suitable for this purpose. Practical application has shown that our HTX-KM cable markers in yellow are particularly suitable for this purpose. They are printed using a thermal transfer printer, which is also available in a handy construction site format. Labels are also required for the inverters. You can find these at Texit in various designs. You can find more information on labeling PV systems on our industry page.

Labeling switch cabinet construction

Cable markers also play a major role in switch cabinet construction. Above all, markings in control cabinets must be space-saving and easy to handle during installation. Both labels (with strong adhesive strength) and shrink sleeves are suitable for this purpose. You can find more information on cable labeling in control cabinets on our control cabinet labeling industry page.

Print cable labelling yourself

You can label your cable markers yourself on site or commission the printing from us. In addition, we at Texit also offer you the rental of our thermal transfer printers as a service. This is particularly suitable if you as a customer only need the cable markers for selected projects. However, if you require (different) cable marking products on a long-term and flexible basis, it is recommended that you purchase your own printing system. Our Printing systems printing systems are perfectly adapted to the printing of cable markers of different materials and guarantee high-quality cable labelling. The maintenance effort of the modern printing systems is very low and also takes little time in the long term. 

Material cable labeling

When markers are used to permanently label cables, they are usually made of plastic. Paper is rarely used for marking cables and conductors in manufacturing companies, as it usually does not meet the high requirements. For extremely high requirements and loads, the use of metal (stainless steel or aluminum) is recommended. A suitable plastic is usually found for all other applications. Depending on the type, plastic has many good properties for labeling:

  • Polyether polyurethane is a very popular plastic for cable markers. It is pliable and flexible, but is still highly resistant, even to UV light. Cable labels with cable ties are often made from this material.

  • Polyester is an inexpensive plastic that is nevertheless robust and is therefore often used for cable markers and cable labels.

  • Vinyl or PVC is generally even cheaper than polyester and is often used for cable identification labels. It is often available in different colors (red, light green, blue, light blue, pink, white, green, yellow and many other colors).

  • Polypropylene, on the other hand, is often used for clips, as this plastic is relatively strong and returns to its original shape after "clipping on".

Texit cable labeling

FAQ Cable labeling

How to label cables?

The following 4 options are particularly suitable for cable marking in industry: 

1. shrink tubing marker for cable labeling.

2. cable labels for cable marking 

3. cable labels for cable marking 

4. wire identification 

With these methods, you can mark your cables in a permanently legible manner, even if they are exposed to heavy loads in production processes. 

How can cables be labelled easily?

If you are looking for a quick and cost-effective solution for permanent cable labelling, cable labels that can be labelled manually by hand or with an ordinary laser printer are particularly suitable. In this way, you save on the purchase of a thermal transfer printer and can still label cables flexibly. The durability of the labelling is then somewhat less than when using the thermal transfer process, but still very good. These cable labels are particularly suitable for indoor use.

Do I need a thermal transfer printer for permanent cable labelling?

No - this is not absolutely necessary. However, cable labelling with thermal transfer printers has the highest resistance for plastics and is therefore very well suited for labelling cables outdoors or in areas where there are strong environmental influences. If you do not want to do without the high resistance, but at the same time do not want to purchase a thermal transfer printer, you can also rent printers from us for individual projects.

Are Texit cable markings UV-resistant?

Very many of our products in the area of cable labelling are UV-resistant. This is very important for permanent outdoor labelling. You can see which of our products are UV-resistant on the respective product detail pages.

Why cable labeling?

Cable labeling contributes to a safer and more efficient working environment. It minimizes the risk of misconnections and makes troubleshooting and maintenance easier, as technicians can quickly identify the correct cables. In complex installations, it supports the organization and management of cable bundles. It also helps to comply with standards and regulations and provides clarity for large projects. Clear labeling is also helpful for extensions or conversions in order to better understand and adapt existing installations.