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Gaffers Tape-It’s All About The Specs

I spend a lot of my time on the phone with new customers.

Having a great crew to take care of shipping orders, purchasing from vendors, managing web sites and taking care of administrative duties means that I get to talk with people who use our products.  Above all, it is the best part of my job.

Today we have posted a number of spec sheets about gaffers tape. Prospective customers want to know about the differences in the gaffers tapes we sell. These spec sheets hopefully will provide some of the information they are seeking.

Until you have used a number of different products, it is hard to understand how something as seemingly insignificant as one mil (1/1000 of an inch) in tape thickness can make a difference.

You’d be amazed at how much easier it is to handle a 12 mil tape than a 10 mil tape. Often prospective customers want to know why the gaffers tape we sell is more expensive than some others that they have heard of.

The specs tell the tale.

When comparing tapes, here are the three most important specs to check out:

  1. Thickness-Gaffers tape is offered in thickness as thin as 10 mils. Choose a tape of at least 11.5 mils (12 mils is better). It won’t c-u-r-l back and stick to itself, and, above all, it is stronger and tears more cleanly.
  2.  Adhesion-“Adhesion to steel” is the quantifiable spec for determining how sticky a tape is. For instance, look for an adhesion number of at least 60 oz. per inch to insure that the tape will hold properly.
  3.  Adhesive composition-The best gaffers tape uses a synthetic rubber adhesive. Less expensive products use an acrylic adhesive which is not as strong and which will not stand up to tough environments. Our comparison page includes both products we sell and others that are offered by our competitors.  In conclusion, we hope you find it useful.

Harrison Bros. Inc.
TheTapeworks.com
Voice 866-386-8335
Fax 800-327-6651
Email sales@harrisonbros.com

Harrison Bros. Inc.
47 North Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

 

Education In The Mailbox

I spend several hours a day reading, and the bulk of my time is spent with technical journals. It amazes me how willing publishers of magazines  oriented towards the entertainment production and audio visual industries are to underwrite the publication of dozens of really valuable journals. How can they do this? First of all,  advertisers like Duracell and Pro Tapes pay for these advertisements, not you!

Maybe other industries use this method, but this is the only one I am familiar with. As a result, these magazines are filled with dozens of really useful articles, and, many times, the advertising is filled with good info as well.

I use these journals regularly to find new products for our catalog.  Similarly, its also really great to come across articles about our customers. I even saw one of our products in a photo accompanying a story about the NFL Playoffs.

Here’s How To Get Your Hands On This Great Info

Any student or hobbyist in sound, lighting or theater tech can easily begin receiving these journals by simply making up a business name.

As a result, the magazines base their ad rates on the number of subscribers, so they are happy to add you to their subscriber list. They rarely do much to insure that you are a legitimate business with a large purchasing budget.  Similarly, they recognize that even students and part timers can drive purchasing decisions.

Journals like Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor , Live Sound International, Church Production, and FOH Magazine are yours for the asking. Above all, they have great columns, handy “how to” articles, and honest equipment reviews. The photo quality is first good and the editorial content, while advertiser driven, is still useful. Above all, most of the writing is first rate.

Interested? Sign up for regular subscriptions at any of the publication web sites in this article. For instance, take a look at Pro Sound News and FOH Magazine.  In conclusion, this is definitely worth your time.

Harrison Bros. Inc.
TheTapeworks.com
Voice 866-386-8335
Fax 800-327-6651
Email sales@harrisonbros.com

Harrison Bros. Inc.
47 North Chatham Pkwy.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517