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Old 09-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Good Source For Phenolic Labels?

I need a single or couple 3/8" by 1 1/2" phenolic nameplate labels for my breaker box. Black label with white lettering. Or similar, alternate label will suffice. Something nicer than hand letters on masking tape. Most I see online are too big, require minimum order of, etc.
Any suggestions?
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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I need a single or couple 3/8" by 1 1/2" phenolic nameplate labels for my breaker box. Black label with white lettering. Or similar, alternate label will suffice. Something nicer than hand letters on masking tape. Most I see online are too big, require minimum order of, etc.
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Check you breaker box for the manufacturer. They usually sell labels to match. Many sell preprinted sheets with generic labels and some blanks. They are good to have around.
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I need a single or couple 3/8" by 1 1/2" phenolic nameplate labels for my breaker box. Black label with white lettering. Or similar, alternate label will suffice. Something nicer than hand letters on masking tape. Most I see online are too big, require minimum order of, etc.
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Brother label maker with black tape, white lettering?

Pricey for the nicer ones but then you can label everything in sight nicely.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:15 AM   #4
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Blue sea products does custom labels
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Paneltronics also says they have something like 3500 already to go.

Paneltronics - Electrical power distribution panels and control systems

Custom ones too...$1.00 per premade, $25 minimum order.
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Check with a local engraving or trophy shop. The have computerized engraving machines that can make almost any label.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:27 PM   #7
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Also check with your local electrical wholesaler (industrial). They will direct you to the local person who makes them for the panel shops. It's now a home industry.

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Check with a local engraving or trophy shop. The have computerized engraving machines that can make almost any label.
This is what I did for 2 labels on my CB panel. It cost me $9...the minimum order price...and was done in a couple of days. It's a perfect match.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:53 PM   #9
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Check with a local engraving or trophy shop. The have computerized engraving machines that can make almost any label.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:12 PM   #10
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+1,MBevins,

Exactly what our local electrical parts distributor does.
Ordered 20 or 30 custom switch labels for a new machine.

Found out the guy I live next to, who owns a trophy/awards store, made them for the electrical distributor.

Middle man is now gone!

Most labels would be plastic. Phenolic would be unusual.
(Caution, sanding phenolic is bad for your health)
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Google Bernard engraving. I think they make the little labels you are looking for.
They have a couple hundred standard labels. Things like bilge pump, 12 volt, running lights, you get the idea. Printed lables have almost replaced them but Bernard still makes them.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:55 PM   #12
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I have a CNC laser and engraver and can make some for ya.
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I didn't know about Paneltronics, seems like a good option.

I bought one of these. You can buy a white-on-black vinyl roll for them that works great on breaker panels. Plus, you can make labels for other things around the boat.
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