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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Sharpie Markers-What’s The Point

Sharpie Markers-What’s The Point

The Sharpie Fine Tip marker is, by far the most popular version of this iconic marker, but there are multiple tip styles, all of which can play an important role in console labeling.   Ultra Fine Point-Get more info on your label with a very narrow tip Extra Fine Point-Useful for detail, but hard to […]

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It’s Not Smearproof Unless You Let It Dry

It’s Not Smearproof Unless You Let It Dry

One of the reasons that Shurtape 724 is prized as a console labeling tape is because indelible markers like Sharpies don’t smear when they are used to make labels. Unfortunately, it is not quite that simple. While Sharpie Marker won’t smear if you let it dry, touching it too soon can create a real mess. […]

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Why “Elongation” Matters In A Console Tape

Why “Elongation” Matters In A Console Tape

We’ve wriiten about console tape specs before, explaining why terms like “adhesion to steel” and “flatback” matter when evaluating a console tape. Another specification that deserves attention is the term “elongation”. Elongation is a fancy word to describe, in quantifiable terms, how “stretchy” a tape is.  Does it stay the same length and width when […]

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Kraft Paper?  What Is That?

Kraft Paper? What Is That?

Shurtape 724 console tape is made from a paper that is formed thru a chemical pulping process. This is where pulped wood (cellulose) is mixed with an acid to create a pulp that can make a stronger paper than other forms of wood pulp. While the most common type of kraft paper is the one […]

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Is Mixing Sound An Art?  It Is If You Use This Tape

Is Mixing Sound An Art? It Is If You Use This Tape

The paper tape that sound techs use for console labeling is used for lots of other purposes. The market for console labeling is not really large enough to justify the manufacturing of a dedicated product for this task, so the best console labeling tape is adapted from a product intended for a mor general use. […]

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Buying Console Tape?  Check Your Space First

Buying Console Tape? Check Your Space First

Sometimes when customer order console tape on the phone and we ask them what size they want, they say “just send me the usual”. There is no “usual” when it comes to the space available for labeling a mixer and if you get a size that is too large, you’ll have excess tape where you […]

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Dry Erase Board Labels?  Not Unless You Want To “Wear” Your Mix Home!

Dry Erase Board Labels? Not Unless You Want To “Wear” Your Mix Home!

I came across a discussion recently about mixer labeling on a pro sound forum.  A forum member had asked how other members labeled consoles when there were multiple acts with quick changeover times. One interesting response came from someone who had applied a piece of dry erase marker board to the label section of his […]

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Like Lines On A Parking Lot

Like Lines On A Parking Lot

  Properly marking a sound console with tape can often mean more than just giving a name to each input with paper labeling tape. Use of large consoles can also be well served by adding some vertical tape lines between input sections to quickly draw your eye to the section of the console that needs […]

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