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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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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 “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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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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Masking Tape = FAIL!

Masking Tape = FAIL!

Labeling your mixer with masking tape is pretty much the same as putting a sign on your back that says “I have no idea what I’m doing“. You only have to do this important job with masking tape once to understand what I am talking about. One reason that utility grade masking tape is so […]

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Tapeless Studio? Maybe Not

Tapeless Studio? Maybe Not

Recording to computer hard drives has created an environment where only a few studios have actual tape recorders.  Still, as long as there are consoles to be labeled, no studio will really be “tapeless”.  

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Shurtape A&E-that’s “Arts & Entertainment”

Shurtape A&E-that’s “Arts & Entertainment”

Periodic re-branding of our favorite console label tape has led to what is now known as Shurtape A&E. Shurtape acquired the brand Permacel P-724 several years ago and incorporated it into their line of tape products intended for arts and entertainment production. Shurtape is one of the largest tape manufacturers in the world and their […]

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Not All “Artist Tape” Is Acid Free

Not All “Artist Tape” Is Acid Free

We’ve discussed in the past that PH neutral/acid free tapes are the best for console labeling. They are the best way to insure that no damage is done to the finish of a piece of expensive sound or lighting equipment when the label tape is left in place for a long time. With the recent […]

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