Shurtape 724

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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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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Why “PH Neutral” Makes A Difference

Why “PH Neutral” Makes A Difference

One of the often overlooked qualities of Shurtape 724 console labeling tape is that it is “PH neutral”. PH is a measure of acidic someting is, and the adhesive in Shurtape 724 falls in the middle of the scale between acidic and alkaline. PH specifically meas “potential of hydrogen” and in the case of tape, […]

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White Console Tape Doesn’t Start Out That Way

White Console Tape Doesn’t Start Out That Way

Shurtape P724 console label tape is made from a type of paper referred to as “kraft”. Kraft paper is stronger than lots of other papers because of a manufacturing process that removes one of the components of wood pulp that negatively impacts paper strength. By removing most of the lignin in the manufacturing process, the […]

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Too Enthusiastic With The Sharpie?  This Will Clean It Up

Too Enthusiastic With The Sharpie? This Will Clean It Up

The Sanford Sharpie Marker is the industry standard for labeling sound consoles and other electronic gear. Every well-prepared tech has one in his pocket. When you use properly coated label tape like Shurtape P724, then Sharpie bleed through (bleeding through the tape and onto the equipment). The problem comes when, usually in the dark, you […]

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Labeling A Console? Don’t Forget The Scissors

Labeling A Console? Don’t Forget The Scissors

One of the best things about Shurtape 724 label tape is that it is hand tearable-no tools required. Unfortunately, what it does not do is tear straight. Not needing a tool is great, but using scissors to cut your console tape does more than just give you a nice straight line. By cutting it and […]

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Labeling A Patch Bay?  Half Inch P724 Is What You Need

Labeling A Patch Bay? Half Inch P724 Is What You Need

Patch bay labeling presents some special challenges and Shurtape 724 is ready to step up. When labeling a patch bay, you need to be able to write on it with a Sharpie and have confidence that it will remove cleanly and not damage painted surfaces, but traditional console labeling tape in 3/4 inch and one […]

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Why Is “PH Neutral” Important For Console Labeling Tape

Why Is “PH Neutral” Important For Console Labeling Tape

Thinking back to junior high school science, you probably remember something about the PH scale, the way to determine whether something is “acid” or “alkaline”.  You probably even dipped litmus paper into various fluids to test their PH. Shurtape 724 (white) is PH neutral, meaning that its adhesive backing is neither acidic or alkaline. Since […]

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There’s Not Much Real Estate For Labeling, Is There?

There’s Not Much Real Estate For Labeling, Is There?

The amount of space available for labeling on most sound mixers is really limited, so sound people have developed a pretty standard set of abbreviations for marking which input is what.     Here are some of the most common: Vox-Vocal Kik-Bass Drum SN-Snare Drum Tom-Tom Tom Sn-Snare Drum Hat-Hi Hat OH-Drum Overhead Bs-Bass Key-Keyboard […]

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Flatback Paper-What Does That Mean To Someone Labeling A Console?

Flatback Paper-What Does That Mean To Someone Labeling A Console?

Tape specs and descriptions tend to be a little mysterious (e.g. “adhesion to steel”), and the description of Shurtape 724 includes one of those terms. The term is “flatback”. What this refers to is the smooth “flat” finish for the non-adhesive side of the tape. The most popular paper tape is masking tape, and it […]

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