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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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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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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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Flatback?  That Just Means “Smooth”

Flatback? That Just Means “Smooth”

One of the descriptive phrases used for console tape is “flatback”.  There are a number of different types of paper tape that are described as flatback, and that phrase can mean different things, based on how the tape is to be used. When it comes to consolet tape, flatback lets the user know that the […]

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Labeling A Personal Mixer?  You Might Need Narrower Tape

Labeling A Personal Mixer? You Might Need Narrower Tape

Personal monitor mixers, the ones that allow each performer to do their own monitor mix are popular, in part, because they are small. Both in terms of how they appear on stage and their portability, the small size makes them a great solution for getting a personal mix just for you. Because of their small […]

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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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For The Best Label, Get The Most Context

For The Best Label, Get The Most Context

Shurtape 724 is available in multiple colors, but for the most useful labeling, it is hard to beat black marker on white tape. Being sure you are reaching for the right control in the dark is about making the label stand out.    

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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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