One of the great features of gaffers tape that regularly gets overlooked is the ability to tear it-No cutting tools required.
Because gaffers tape is made from woven cloth, it will tear in strips, both horizontally and diagonally, to any size you need.
This means that you can carry one less tool and worry less about cutting yourself. No matter what size piece of tape is required, you can quickly and easily tear off just that amount and get a smooth, clean edge, not something ragged.
Once you tear it, because gaffers tape is 11 mils thick, you can easily find the leading edge again when you need a new piece.
47 N. Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
If you’ve spent much time on a stage or a video set, you know that there is no such thing as “universal” sizing for hardware.
The difference between standard and metric is only the beginning. Trying to make two different manufacturers equipment work together can be a huge headache.
Quite often you have to come up with your own solution for a one time fix.
A good example is the fitting a microphone accessory like a mic clip to a stand that has a different standard thread. If it won’t fit properly, you may have to use tape. You know you need to create a fix that is camera or audience invisible, and that can be a challenge. Instead of taping the clip to the stand, see if you can apply tape to the inside (thread) of the oversized clip so that it can be placed on the stand firmly.
Same for fitting a camera to a tripod. Concentrate on where the camera meets the tripod and see if you can create temporarily compatible sizes.
Since gaffers tape has an adhesive that is designed to remove cleanly, your post show clean up should be quick an simple.
Harrison Bros.com 47 N. Chatham Pkwy. Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Voice 800-327-4414 Local 919-968-6651 Fax 800-327-6651 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlike a lot of online companies, we still have a toll free phone
number (four, actually) and we still answer the phone. The questions we
get are almost always more easily answered online through our
content-rich web sites, but we are happy to take the calls.
The most common question, by far, relates to gaffers tape, and the
three different kinds we sell. It is a good question and it is worthy
of a detailed blog post. Here goes…………..
is the best known brand of gaffers tape. It was known as Permacel 665
for many years before the brand was sold to Shurtape and it is the gold
standard for utility grade gaffers tape. It can trace its lineage
directly back to when Johnson and Johnson invented the original gaffers t
We sell it to Broadway tours, major concert producers and some of the
biggest video production companies in the country. If consistency is
more important than price, then Shurtape 665 is guaranteed to get the
from Pro Tapes and Specialties, has become the most popular tape we
sell and is the value leader in its field. It’s specifications are
identical to Shurtape 665 and performs comparably in most applications.
It is priced about 10% less than 665 and is available in lots of
Shurtape Professional Grade
(formerly known as Permacel 672) has a specially formulated adhesive
that is designed to work in extreme temperatures. Production pros turn
to Professional Grade when they are working outside in cold temperatures
or when they need a tape product to use around hot stage lights.
We offer all three brands in multiple widths and, like everything
else we sell, all our gaffers tape is sold with a “satisfaction
Need more info? Feel free to give us a call! (800-327-4414)
Touch ups on trade show booths or on a video set with spray paint can’t be done onsite, since the use of aerosol sprays isn’t allowed on most show floors. It can get messy quickly and even damage other show material
Booths and displays in high traffic areas get dinged and bumped into and it can be a challenge to keep things looking fresh, particularly when a show runs for several days.
Cameras and audiences can quickly be distracted by a shop worn or damaged set piece is in plain view.
Quick color matched repairs can be achieved with colored gaffers tape and nothing is released into the air when you do it.