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Supertape From Down Under

Supertape From Down Under

Tenacious Tape, an Australian company, has introduced K969, which it calls a “super” gaffers tape. It is made from a cloth backing 75% thicker than most gaffers tape, but is still promoted as “easy tear”. Currently available only in black, this tape has a black adhesive and a matte finish. Our question: Does it unroll […]

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Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

Tape Sizing- It’s Still A Mystery To Us

We’ve been selling tape for over twenty years, but are still as mystified by sizing as we were the day we started. Tape rolls are measured in standard lengths, with the most common size for gaffers tape (a cotton cloth tape) being 55 yards. The widths, on the other hand, are measured in metric measurements, […]

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Gaffers Tape AKA’s

Gaffers Tape AKA’s

Gaffers tape is known as the “King of Tapes” but it also has some other nicknames. Here are the ones we know.

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Grow Gaffers Tape From Seeds-Here’s How It’s Done

Grow Gaffers Tape From Seeds-Here’s How It’s Done

Gaffers tape starts with cotton.  Woven cotton cloth is the backing, and growing cotton is a fascinating story. NPR’s Planet Money podcast is doing a series that focuses on the cotton growing process. You can listen if you click here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive tape industry. All the news about […]

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Is Gaffers Tape “Beneath You”?  It Might Be If You Ride A Bus

Is Gaffers Tape “Beneath You”? It Might Be If You Ride A Bus

Our primary customer base for adhesive backed cloth tapes is in entertainment and audio visual production.  Gaffers tape is used to tape down cables, make repairs, hold things temporarily in place and a thousand other things in theatres, conference rooms and on video and film sets. A recent order from a new customer presented us […]

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Gaffers Tape Differences

Gaffers Tape Differences

I spend a lot of my time on the phone with new customers. Having a great crew to take care of shipping orders, purchasing from vendors, managing web sites and taking care of administrative duties means that I get to talk with people who use our products. It is the best part of my job. […]

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Tenacious Tapes Stick Downunder

Tenacious Tapes Stick Downunder

Tenacious Tapes has developed A220 gaffers tape for the Australian entertainment production market. Although it is made in the U.S., this tape has a more aggressive adhesive than most gaffers tape, made with a firmer adhesive laminated in a thicker coat. You can read more by clicking here. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about […]

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Keep Gaffers Tape Handy with a DIY Keychain

Keep Gaffers Tape Handy with a DIY Keychain

Want to always have gaffers tape on hand but don’t want to lug around a heavy roll everywhere you go? Strobist photography blog offers tips for creating a gaffers tape key chain using only a pencil and a paperclip. Click here for a step by step tutorial. Allabouttape.com is your source for information about the adhesive […]

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Tape Is Tape, Right?

Tape Is Tape, Right?

Sitting across from me in my office is a stack of nine rolls of black gaffers tape. From six feet away, they all look identical, but every roll has minor differences that impact its performance and its price. If you are a gaffers tape buyer or user and are curious about the minor differences from […]

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Here’s What Makes Gaffers Tape So Great

Here’s What Makes Gaffers Tape So Great

  Gaffers tape is a cotton cloth tape with a matte vinyl finish. The tightly woven cloth means that the tape is strong and tears straight every time. The vinyl finish is not shiny and means that the tape doesn’t reflect light.   This tape, unlike less expensive duct tape, uses a specially formulated synthetic rubber adhesive […]

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