I created a simple Microsoft Word template that I use to print out neat labels for the Behringer PX3000 patchbay. The template will not fit the PX2000 patchbay, the spacing of the connectors is different.
It is basically an image of the front of the patchbay that I captured from Behringer’s PDF documentation, with a Word table overlayed on it. To fit on 8.5″x11″ paper, I split it onto two lines. It actually fits two complete faceplates on one page.
To use it, just click in the table cell above or below the jack, and type in the label. You can optionally use Format/Borders and Shading to colour the cells. I also created some icons to represent the “normalled”, “half-normalled”, “parallel” and “thru” patchbay configurations. They’re kinda cryptic, I guess, but clear enough to me.
I print the labels on my inkjet using photo paper, mainly for the extra stiffness compared to plain paper.
At this point, you can either cut out just the two label strips and attach them to your patchbay, or you can punch out the holes for the jacks and attach the entire faceplate at once. For punching out the holes, I use a 7/16″ Forstner drill bit in my drill press. A regular twist drill will just tear the paper. Start by clamping piece of rigid backing material to the table (I used a scrap piece of FR4 fibreglass circuit-board material). Drill a hole in it. Then drill the holes in the label, using the backing material for support.
I attach the labels to my patchbay using rubber cement. I can remove the labels and rubber cement residue easily later.