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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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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