Tim Link, Albarell Electric Inc.
Handwritten labels in telecommunications closets (TCs) and at workstations can be sloppy or illegible. Also, if several people write the labels by hand, the writing will likely be inconsistent. You will have better results if you use the same label maker in the TC and at workstations that you use to label household items. The labels will all be the same color, with consistent block letters and numbers, and will be easily identifiable. In addition, when labeling patch panels, you can print the information for several ports on a single label.
Tim Link is a cabling installer with Albarell Electric Inc. (Bethlehem, PA).