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You Can Have It In Any Color As Long As It Is Black

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…………..

Shurtape 665 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 ape.

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 job done.

Pro Gaffer, 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 colors.

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 guaranteed” promise.

Need more info?  Feel free to give us a call! (800-327-4414)

Here’s Some Winterizing Tips-Lots Include Duct Tape

Duct Tape From BuyTape.comThis is the time of year when power companies (at least the responsible ones) help their customers with tips on keeping their homes warm.

Some are simple and almost free.  Others will cost you something, but you can easily recoup those costs with energy savings, especially if they can be used for more than one year.

One simple one is a “draft stopper” which involves wrapping up a towel with duct tape and pushing it against the bottom of an exterior door.  The expansion of the towel into the opening fills the draft space and the coating on the duct tape almost completely stops the air flow.

Click here for some more tips.  (Thank you WKBN News).

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Harrison Bros.com
47 N. Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Voice   800-327-4414
Local   919-968-6651
Fax   800-327-6651
Email   sales@harrisonbros.com

 

Instant Dry Paint? It’s Called “Gaffers Tape”

blue gaffers tape from buytape.comTouch 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.

Here is a link to gaffers tape in over  19 different colors and four different widths.

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Harrison Bros.com
47 N. Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Voice   800-327-4414
Local   919-968-6651
Fax   800-327-6651
Email   sales@harrisonbros.com

That Other Marley Ghost

ghostWe’re all familiar with Jacob Marley, the character from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Marley is that ghost that confronts Ebenezer Scrooge. He is the one that  introduces him to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.

We’re confronted with the Ghost of Marley almost every day, but when we say “Marley” we’re talking about a vinyl dance floor.

Marely is a “ghost” because the company that made Marley branded floors has been out of business since 1978.

Customers regularly call looking for tape for their Marley floor, even though we know that they don’t have a floor that was actually made by Marley.  They’ve been gone for decades.

Fortunately, for them, our vinyl dance floor tape will work on all portable vinyl dance floors.  Yes, we do speak Marley.

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Harrison Bros.com
47 N. Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Voice   800-327-4414
Local   919-968-6651
Fax   800-327-6651
Email   sales@harrisonbros.com