Label Making

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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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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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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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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