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No Time For Paint To Dry?  Use Gaffers Tape Instead

No Time For Paint To Dry? Use Gaffers Tape Instead

On stages, sets and special event locations, lots of things are black.  That helps them blend into the background and not show up under stage lights. In order to achieve that illusion, they need to be really black.  Scuffed areas and dirt can show up where otherwise black items will normally disappear. If you need […]

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“Is It Real Gaffers Tape?”  Here Are The Words To Watch Out For

“Is It Real Gaffers Tape?” Here Are The Words To Watch Out For

Lots of tape is marketed to the entertainment and video production communities as “gaffers” tape and a lot of it fails to meet the expectations and requirements of production pros. Here is what to look out for if you want to be sure that you are getting the real thing. Gaffers tape is made from […]

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Commodity Prices Help Hold Tape Pricing Down

Commodity Prices Help Hold Tape Pricing Down

The primary components of gaffers tape, cotton cloth and petroleum based adhesives, have both seen significant price decreases since the first of the year. Oil, in particular, is near historic lows. That should mean that the chemicals needed to make the high quality adhesive used for gaffers tape will continue to have stable prices for […]

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Purple Gaffers Tape-Blacker Than Black In The Dark

Purple Gaffers Tape-Blacker Than Black In The Dark

It is a little known phenomenon among stage techs for live events that in complete darkness, purple gaffers tape is actually darker than black.  It becomes all but invisible in very low light environments. Purple (violet) is at the very end of the light spectrum and thus reflects almost no light in environments where there […]

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Matte Finish-Why It Matters On Stage and In Video

Matte Finish-Why It Matters On Stage and In Video

One of the many prized characteristics about gaffers tape is its matte (non-shiny) finish. Because it is a woven cloth tape, made from cotton thread, it is not shiny like duct tape (reinforced vinyl), and thus does not reflect light. Stagehands and set designers love this mattte finishe, because it means that they can make […]

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Black Gaffers Tape-5% Discount When You Buy A Case

Black Gaffers Tape-5% Discount When You Buy A Case

When you purchase a full case of gaffers tape (or place any order that totals $300 or more), a 5% discount is automatically applied at checkout. Even greater savings when you buy in quantity. Just one of the ways that TheTapeworks.com helps you save money on the important supplies you use every day.  

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Savvy Photographers Hide The Logos

Savvy Photographers Hide The Logos

Smart photographers, amateurs and pros alike, know that they can make their camera gear less appealing to a potential thief by covering up the logos of expensive brand names. A small strip of black gaffers tape, strategically placed, can make your expensive gear less interesting to a thief who knows the value of a name […]

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Gaffers Tape Adhesive-That’s What Makes The Difference

Gaffers Tape Adhesive-That’s What Makes The Difference

Unlike less expensive tapes (e.g. duct tape) that use natural latex rubber adhesives, gaffers tape takes a much more high tech approach. The use of a synthetic adhesive gives gaffers tape its prized characteristic of clean removal with no adhesive residue. The petroleum based adhesive found on true gaffers tape is designed to not migrate […]

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Black Gaffers Tape-Available in Five Different Widths

Black Gaffers Tape-Available in Five Different Widths

We Offer Pro Tapes & Specialties Pro Gaffer gaffers tape in five different widths 1/2 IN x 50 YD 1 IN x 55 YD 2 IN x 55 YD 3 IN x 55 YD 4 IN x 55 YD  

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Black Gaffers Tape For Vinyl Dance Floors

Black Gaffers Tape For Vinyl Dance Floors

Marley-type vinyl dance floors are used by dance companies to give them a smooth surface to dance on .  It can be put down over wood, tile or concrete floors to create a surface that is ideal for dance movement. These floors are usually large sheets of vinyl which can be rolled up for storage […]

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