Label shrink tubing

For permanent cable labeling, shrink tubing labeling is particularly suitable. 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. Due to the long durability and high load capacity, the signs are particularly suitable for permanent cable labeling in industry. They are available in different materials and colors. Thus, color coding can also be implemented very well. Of all our products in the field of cable signs you can get free samples products. Explore the items on our website online and request free sample pieces for a haptic product experience:

Cable labels

Cable labels are all markers for cable identification, which are attached to the corresponding cables and wires by means of 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 an ordinary laser printer. Since the ordinary labels are wrapped around the cables, the width of the writing depends on the respective cable diameter. If you need more space, our cable flags are the most suitable.

Core identification

Wire marking includes all markers for cable labeling that are optimized for small cable diameters. For fastening, the markers are either clipped or pushed or threaded onto the corresponding wire/cable. The wire markers for cablemarkers for cablemarking are made of high-quality plastics and have a long service life. 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.

Information on cable labelling

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 topic of cable labelling. In addition to simply complying with standards and legal regulations, cable marking is also essential for good cable management. It keeps things tidy and saves a lot of time during regular maintenance work. In addition, professional labelling of cables and wires minimises hazards during the assembly and maintenance of industrial components and machines. This increases safety in your company. Due to the ever-increasing demand for labelling products, the variety and number of suppliers of these items has also increased significantly in recent years. This makes the search for the right cable markers incredibly difficult. At Texit, we therefore attach great importance to a focused product range and good service for our customers. If you need help in choosing the right products, simply contact our support team. We will advise you individually and without obligation on your specific requirements.

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 labelling and the labelling is not very robust and therefore often not up to the high demands of industry. There is a risk that the labelling will quickly become illegible at high temperatures and under greater stress. Cable markers are printed with thermal transfer printers.

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

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

- Time of installation: Are the cables and lines labelled 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 products that come into question. You can use our product finder as an additional aid! And even if you are looking for an individual solution for labelling, Texit is the right place for you. Because special requirements are usually no problem for us. As a manufacturer, we produce customised products in the field of cable labelling that are precisely tailored to your needs. Simply get in touch with our customer service.

Cable labelling in different industries

Clearly and correctly labelled cables minimise the probability of errors during assembly and thus increase safety during regular maintenance work. That is why cable labelling plays an important role in all industrial sectors. However, every customer has different requirements for the labelling of their cables and in every industry there are different legal guidelines and standards that must be observed. Thanks to our specialisation and expertise in the field of industrial labelling and our many years of experience, we are also familiar with the industry-specific directives and standards. On our overview page, you will find all the important information on the individual industrial sectors and the appropriate products for each. Our experts will also be happy to advise you personally to find the right labelling solution for your industry and your individual requirements.

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. 

Cable labelling material

When markers are used for permanent labelling of cables, they are usually made of plastic. Paper is hardly ever used for marking cables and conductors in manufacturing companies because it usually does not meet the high requirements. For extremely high requirements and loads, the use of metal (stainless steel) is recommended. For all other applications, a suitable plastic can usually be found. Depending on the type, plastic has many good properties for marking. In general, plastic markers are very well suited for printing using the thermal transfer process. They are extremely resilient and can be used even with high temperature fluctuations. At Texit, we use the following plastics for cable labelling:

Polyester

Polyester is often used for labels in cable labelling. It is very stable, durable and therefore long-lasting. Depending on the processing method, polyester is suitable for printing with a thermal transfer printer as well as with a (conventional) laser printer. Polyester labels adhere best to smooth and flat surfaces. Protective film labels, so-called self-laminating cable labels, are mostly made of polyester.

Vinyl / PVC

Polyvinyl chloride (also called PVC) is a particularly soft and supple plastic that adheres very well even to uneven surfaces. It is also tear-resistant, free of heavy metals and can therefore be used in many different areas of cable labelling. Due to these properties, vinyl is ideally suited for the production of self-laminating cable labels with integrated, transparent protective film.

Polyolefins

Polyolefins represent a category for homogeneous plastic mixtures of polyethylene and polypropylene. They are used as the base material for Printable heat shrink tubingthe so-called shrink tubing markers. Thanks to the polyethylene they contain, the shrink tubes shrink in size when exposed to heat. In addition, polyolefins are very robust, even against chemicals, and have a high electrical insulating capacity. Many markers made of polyolefins are halogen-free. This means that no toxic fumes are produced even in the event of a fire.

Polyether polyurethane

Cable markings made of a polyether-polyurethane plastic mixture have an extremely high resistance and robustness. This material is usually used for Cable labelling signs which are exposed to very high stresses at their place of installation. It is halogen-free and can therefore also be used in industries where halogens may not be used. With a cable tie, the signs can be attached directly to the corresponding cable without any tools.

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is very suitable for the production of manual cable markers. These Cable signs can be provided with labels as well as handwritten texts. The polypropylene (PP for short) gives the signs a clean and glossy surface. After manual "printing", the markers are covered with a polyester film for protection.

Polyoxymethylene

Polyoxymethylene belongs to the plastic group of thermoplastics and stands out for cable labelling in particular due to its high resilience. It is therefore ideally suited for the production of Cable clips. The clips for cable labelling are very robust and also resistant to chemicals.

Labelling cables FAQ

Every day we receive many questions on the subject of cable labelling and industrial marking. Since we would like to help you further, we have created an overview of the most frequently asked questions. Perhaps you will find the right answer here. If you still need help or support, simply contact our support team. We will be happy to help you!

Frequently asked questions about cable labelling

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.

How do I find the right cable labelling?

If you are unsure which product is right for you, our product finder will help you. Simply answer the 4 questions and you will be presented with a suitable product selection.

You can also contact our labelling experts at any time. You can do this by phone, e-mail or via our contact form. Our experts will be happy to help you choose the right products.