Organizing cables and wires with the help of cable
A wide variety of markers and labels are available in the market for marking your cables and wires. They come in various different types and forms, depending on the precise nature of the wire or cable that needs to be marked. They can be like tags, fully adhesive blank tapes, alphabet stickers or magnetic labels (which are used for metal cable ties). There are pre-printed markers too, apart from the ones on which you can write with a pen. In order to write on cable markers, there are certain pens that have to be used. Some markers mention the kind of pens that should be used for writing on them. For the others, using permanent marker pens is advisable.
The biggest advantage of using a wire marker is quick and easy identification of wires. There are offices and homes where a large number of wires and cables are used on a regular basis and it becomes cumbersome to keep them organized. Even if they are managed perfectly by using cable ties, proper identification becomes an issue, particularly due to their sheer volume. That is precisely why different types of wire markers are used to identify the different cable bundles. You can also use the labels to keep a record of the dates and times when a cable had been installed or repaired. This would help in proper maintenance of the cables in future. Do keep in mind that when you label a cable bundle, you need to keep the label as far as possible from the connecting point of the port. This is because if the label is too close to the end point of the cable, then it becomes a problem to shift or move the label when you need to read it.
You can use wire marker, cable markers or wire labels for other purposes as well. Many people use them for marking bundles of stationery that are tied together with a cable tie. A wire marker can also be used in gardening. For example, you can tie a bundle of small plants with a cable tie and use a marker for identification. Some people also use them for marking cutleries and other household items.