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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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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 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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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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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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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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This Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Is Not For Cable Wrapping

This Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Is Not For Cable Wrapping

There are lots ways to secure coiled cable, including tape, but Shurtape 724 paper label tape is not one of them. The adhesive on this tape can interact with the natural rubber jacket on some cables, leaving a residue when the tape is removed. This residue is not a problem on surfaces like sound consoles […]

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Console Tape- Is It the New Guitar Pick

Console Tape- Is It the New Guitar Pick

Flipping a few guitar picks into the crowd is a time honored way for a concert performer to honor a few audience members with a prized souvenir. After attending a recent concert, i happened to notice a couple of kids begging the sound man for the console tape used to label the mixer for that […]

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