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Duct Tape Makes The Big Time

Duct Tape Makes The Big Time

It’s been a running joke around our shop for years that we should go to the local mall and open up a tape store. It appears, that, at least in New York City, it isn’t a joke. Duck brand duct tape has actually opened a store in midtown Manhattan. Located at 1411 Broadway, the Duck […]

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Make A Duct Tape Carrier With Duct Tape

Make A Duct Tape Carrier With Duct Tape

In an article titled “Five Unusual Things To Make With Duct Tape”, Popular Mechanics includes how to construct a tool box with the sticky stuff. Here’s a picture. You’ll need this to make it. When you’re done, you can fill it up with this.   Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape […]

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Prom Time Coming.  Duck Is Ready

Prom Time Coming. Duck Is Ready

Duck Brand duct tape has announced their 2013 prom promotion, with the top prize being a $5000 scholarship. Their  “Stuck At The Prom” contest where entrants make prom clothing from duct tape will feature new prints in Duck’s line of  printed duct tape. You can enter by clicking here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information […]

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Duct Tape Headed For The Cat Walk

Duct Tape Headed For The Cat Walk

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway,  the hit fashion series on Lifetime, will feature duct tape. This year’s contestants will be challenged by series host Tim Gunn to create “ready to wear” fashions from printed duct tape. This week’s show airs March 7 at 9:00 PM. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape […]

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Skip the Store-bought Valentine and Make Your Own With Duct Tape

Skip the Store-bought Valentine and Make Your Own With Duct Tape

Instead of going with a standard store-bought Valentine for your special someone, try making your own this year. A roll of duct tape can go a long way when it comes to crafts. Here are a few ideas.   Duct Tape Flowers These little beauties have been around for many years now, and aren’t all […]

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The Today Show Wakes Up With Duct Tape

The Today Show Wakes Up With Duct Tape

A recent feature on NBC’s Today Show highlighted how duct tape has made it to the big time.  The almost five minute feature showed off craft ideas and decorating projects that showed off the use of colored and pattern printed duct tape. You can see the feature video if you click here. Allabouttape.com is your […]

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Why They Call It “100 Miles An Hour” Tape

Why They Call It “100 Miles An Hour” Tape

There are lots of stories and legends tied to the development of duct tape.  This is one of our favorites. During World War Two, the military asked Johnson & Johnson to deveop a product that would seal ammunition canisters and keep moisture out. The product that J&J came up with turned out to have thousands […]

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How is Tape Measured?

How is Tape Measured?

It’s pretty confusing. Tape manufacturers use both the metric system and the standard measuring system when designating tape sizes. The thickness of the tape is measured in “mils” which translates to “thousandths of an inch”. Good quality gaffers tape is at least 12 mils thick. The width of a roll of tape is measured in millimeters or […]

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Which tape product is best for your needs?

Which tape product is best for your needs?

Deciding which adhesive-backed tape product is best for your application can be confusing. Solving a problem without spending unnecessary money or creating more problems down the road is a challenge. If you’re not sure which tape is right for you, ask these questions: 1. Is tape the best solution for your problem? What characteristics should it […]

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So, That’s Why The Call It “Duck” Tape

So, That’s Why The Call It “Duck” Tape

For years, I had been under the impression that the term “duck” used in the description of that ubiquitous silver tape instead of the correct word “duct” was because the tape was waterproof. Now, it turns out that the answer is not so simple. According to a story in the Daily News Miner, an Alaska […]

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