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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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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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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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Indelibilty-Not Always A Good Thing

Indelibilty-Not Always A Good Thing

One of the great features of using a Sharpie Marker for console labeling is that, once it has dried, you can rub your hands across the label strip all night long and it never smudges. That feature is not so great when the cap on the marker in your pocket comes off without you knowing […]

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Bring That Sharpie Back From The Dead

Bring That Sharpie Back From The Dead

Most Sharpie Markers die an early death because you forget to cap them. Without the cap in place, the ink in the felt tip of the marker dries out, preventing the ink still in the barrel from flowing to the tip. You can bring that marker back to life by dipping it into a dish […]

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I Just Wanted To Label The Console, Not Label My Pants

I Just Wanted To Label The Console, Not Label My Pants

One of the things most prized about a Sharpie Marker when labeling a console is that it is indelible. It quickly dries and once it does it is indelible. You can sweat on it, spill on it and rub your hands across it and your labels remain eligible. Unfortunately, lots of console labeling is done […]

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That Sharpie Marker Is Not Just For Console Labeling

That Sharpie Marker Is Not Just For Console Labeling

We know that every sound person has a Sharpie in his pocket for console labeling, but his guy gakes the Sharpie way beyond just mixer marking. Moose Cates, from our own home town in North Carolina, has chosen the Sharpie as the medium for some amazing art work. Click here to see some of his […]

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Label Tape Missing?  Label It!

Label Tape Missing? Label It!

Tape on event sites has a tendency to grow legs and walk away. It is useful, portable and generic. If you want to make sure you hang on to your console marking tape until the last inch is used, take your Sharpie Marker and write your name on the inside of the hub. That way, […]

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Bling Is Not Just For The Performer Anymore

Bling Is Not Just For The Performer Anymore

One sign that a singer has “made it” is a custom bejeweled microphone that is theirs and theirs alone. Snoop Dog to Beyonce to Diddy. They all have mics that are customized for just them. Now the man at the mix position can have a little bling of his own. Instead of just a regular […]

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