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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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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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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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