I purchased a US General 44 X 22″ double bank roller cabinet a few months ago and I wanted nice drawer labels. The handle extrusions on this cabinet and other US General cabinets already have a way to use paper labels, but I wanted something more visible from a close angle. I found I wasn’t the first person to create labels, that honor goes to billb1788 over on Thingiverse with their US General 26″ Toolbox Drawer Labels.
I tried printing one of their labels, but the labels aren’t very readable on the bottom drawers when you are standing next to the cabinet. So used that label design as a base and made a label with a plate that sticks out and angles up.
I also changed the text font to Ariel and used all capitals to make what I though were more legible labels, but you can change the font in the openSCAD Model if you wish.
Printer: Prusa i3 MK3
Material: Inland PET-G
Resolution: 0.3mm with a 0.4mm nozzle
Wall Lines/Perimeters: 2
Infill: Minimum 10% Gyroid. The higher infill percentage the stronger the part.
Notes: You need supports!
The labels are set to print at a 20° angle. So when you slice them they need to have support underneath. The supports double or maybe even triple the print time, but I think the ability to ready the labels when you are standing close to the cabinet to be worth it.
To remove the supports, You must first get under them with a thin edged putty knife and then you can just slide the knife underneath the supports and remove them in one clean motion.
I have noticed now that it is 20°F in my garage, it is hard to get the labels to slide into the handle extrusion, where they used to slide pretty freely when it was warmer. I put it down to the contraction of the metal. The most likely place the fit interferes is where the supports were connected. You can just sand down the back a little if you have issues getting the labels to slide in.
If you want other labels, flat labels, or labels that are at a different angle you can download the openSCAD model and customize the model yourself. See here for general instructions.