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Gaffers Tape: Shurtape brand for sale

Gaffer tape (also known as gaffer's tape or gaff tape as well as camera tape and spike tape) is a heavy cotton cloth pressure-sensitive tape with strong adhesive properties. It is widely used in theater, photography, film and television production, as well as industrial staging work.

While similar to and often confused with duct tape, it differs in the composition of both the backing, which is made from fabric as opposed to vinyl or other plastics, and the adhesive, which is usually rubber-based, more resistant to heat and allows easier removal without damaging the surface to which it was adhered to.

  • Gaffers tape is true cotton cloth tape with a matte finish and synthetic adhesive that holds strong but comes up clean. Gaffers tape is durable, waterproof and can be torn by hand.
  • An Advantage gaffers tape has over its competition is the quality of its adhesive. While almost any tape will leave a residue gaffers tape is much less likely to leave behind problems that have to be cleaned up later.
  • Gaffers tape’s non-reflective nature allows you to make invisible repairs, ones that don't show up even in the bright lights of television and film work. This may be gaffers tape’s best characteristic. It is also available in many colors, again giving it an advantage in making an invisible repair or in matching your carpet.

 

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