Printed and Colored Zip Ties: Using Zip Ties for Identification

For more specialist applications we have a range of printed and colored zip ties for when the identification of specific cables and wires is required.

Printed zip ties are designed to include a combination of letters, numbers and colors to be printed on the ties, making them ideal for visually identifying batches of products and equipment.

These ties are as durable and effective as the standard nylon zip tie with the added functionality of allowing clear identification. 


Manufactured from nylon polymide 6/6, our printed zip ties provide the same resistance to external agents, with a flammability rating of UL 94 class v2 and a dielectric strength up to 50,000 volts/mm.

These printed and colored zip ties provide important information for manufacturers and engineers across a range of applications.

For example, some customers use colored zip ties to identify stock that has either passed or failed specific testing. The color coordination provides quick and easy visual identification to mark items that pass the tests required, and easily identify those that require further investigation or attention.

Using colors to identify different stock is only one of the uses of printed and colored zip ties.


A popular use of printed zip ties includes sequentially numbering for product batches, along with safe working loads, and expiry dates. 

For example, some manufacturers will use printed zip ties for sequential numbering to identify batch numbers for identifying different batches making it clear which batch is which, and for what purpose.

Engineers will also use printed and colored zip ties to mark equipment that needs to be tested every year, with different colors and coding representing expiry dates and information needed to identify. 

Alternatively, electricians may use these ties to mark out cables that are live or neutral, whilst plumbers can identify specific gas and water pipes.


You can get a range of colored zip ties that come in a variety of colors, with green and brown popular among gardeners and outdoor use, while red colors can sometimes be used for warnings. 

For any more questions about colored or printed zip ties, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our team, and we'll be happy to answer any questions.

*Please note that the printed zip ties are currently not in store at the moment but we are working on get them live soon. Thanks for your patience.