Labels are a good idea in any system of cabling or wiring. That’s because they provide security, traceability and allow for future maintenance upgrades. So if you want your network cable labels to work best, you’ll want to get the best type of labels for your wires.

You can mark cables using labels, sleeves or tags. There are many options for labeling your cables. Here is a look at three of them, courtesy of

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP) sleeves are great for networks that need a high resistance to chemicals, solvents or ultraviolet (UV) light
  • Flex-tag markers are designed for bendable wires and cables
  • Rip tags are installed with cable ties instead of adhesives, so they are a good choice for wire and cable labels that are subjected to fuel, lubricant and solvent spills

If none of these fill your needs, look for tie-on cable markers, laser wire markers, shrink tag markers, cable identification marker plates and more.