The Pros Know-Not All Console Tape Is The Same

The Pros Know-Not All Console Tape Is The Same

Not all label tapes are created equal.  Shurtape P724 is unsurpassed when it comes to temporary labeling on high dollar audio equipment.

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“Scribble Strip”?  We’re Not Sure About That One

“Scribble Strip”? We’re Not Sure About That One

Slang terms for tape are something of a hobby around here, and we’re always on the lookout for new ones. The latest is “scribble strip” which is apparently a term used to describe the tape applied to a mixing console for labeling the inputs. Use it at your own risk and expect to be laughed […]

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Non-Console Labeling Uses For Console Tape On The Show Site

Non-Console Labeling Uses For Console Tape On The Show Site

When I used to mix sound regularly, it seemed like every time I turned around, my console tape had disappeared. It turns out that there are lots of uses besides console labeling on event and show sites.     Here are some other uses you might try Temporary posting of signs like dressing room assignments […]

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Board Tape-Not Boring Tape

Board Tape-Not Boring Tape

Bored with the usual white console tape? Time to bust out the good stuff! Pro Tapes and specialties now offers console tape in lots of colors. You can get it in standard colors like red, yellow and blue and also in neon, glow in the dark colors like orange, green and pink. All have the […]

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Label That Label Tape

Label That Label Tape

Rolls of tape on sets and stages have a way of sprouting legs and walking away.  A request to “borrow” a little tape quickly turns into a permanent borrowing.  The borrower had good intentions regarding returning the tape, but it just never happened.  At the end of the day it wound up in somebody else’s […]

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Console Tape Not Sticking-Wrap It Around The Edges

Console Tape Not Sticking-Wrap It Around The Edges

Some mixing consoles (festival, club, etc.) get relabeled constantaly. It is not unusual to generate new labels several times in a single day. Other consoles, those used by touring acts, may not need relabeling for months. The “repositionable” adhesive that is admired because of clean removal will eventually cause the tape to curl up at […]

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Console Too Hot? Your Label Tape Will Let You Know

Console Too Hot? Your Label Tape Will Let You Know

The repositionable adhesive on Shurtape 724 console labeling tape is subject to curling when exposed to high heat.  If the surface you apply the tape to is very warm, the tape will slowly release from the console surface and start to curl up on its ends.  As long as the tape and the mixer are […]

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Why “PH Neutral” Makes A Difference

Why “PH Neutral” Makes A Difference

One of the often overlooked qualities of Shurtape 724 console labeling tape is that it is “PH neutral”. PH is a measure of acidic someting is, and the adhesive in Shurtape 724 falls in the middle of the scale between acidic and alkaline. PH specifically meas “potential of hydrogen” and in the case of tape, […]

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Console Tape Not Sticking?  Maybe It’s You, Not The Tape

Console Tape Not Sticking? Maybe It’s You, Not The Tape

The more a mixing console is used, the more problems you may have getting label tape to stick. The big culprit here (unless you spilled a beer on your mixer) is skin oil. This invisible contaminant builds up a little every time you touch the desk, and is even more of a problem if you […]

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Are Sharpies Toxic

Are Sharpies Toxic

Sanford, the company that makes Sharpie Markers, says that Sharpie ink is “non-toxic”. That may be true, but there are things in the ink that are definitely not good for you. Questions of black lips and tongue aside, Sharpies contain alcohols and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether.  That can’t be good for the skin.  

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