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peter
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      01-25-2006, 05:01 PM
Could someone suggest a good source (mail order or national chain stores)
for gaffer tapes? I read on the web that gaffer tapes differ in quality. How
do I find good quality ones?


 
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Bob Ford
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      01-25-2006, 05:52 PM
On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:01:53 GMT, "peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Could someone suggest a good source (mail order or national chain stores)
>for gaffer tapes? I read on the web that gaffer tapes differ in quality. How
>do I find good quality ones?


It would be helpful to know your geographic location.

I am in the S.F. Bay area and I buy my gaffers tape from
DTC Stage & Studio Supply. They are in Emeryville, CA and their phone
number is 510.595.3456

I use 2" wide, black, economy grade made by Permacel. There are more
expensive grades and I have used them but the economy works fine for
my purposes.
>

Bob Ford
Images In Motion
www.imagesinmotion.com
 
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Steve Guidry
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      01-25-2006, 08:18 PM
Check www.tapemonster.com.

They have the best "everyday low prices" I've found on quality product.

Steve




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> Could someone suggest a good source (mail order or national chain stores)
> for gaffer tapes? I read on the web that gaffer tapes differ in quality.

How
> do I find good quality ones?
>
>



 
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Bill Farnsworth
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      01-25-2006, 08:35 PM

> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:01:53 GMT, "peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>Could someone suggest a good source (mail order or national chain
>>stores)
>>for gaffer tapes? I read on the web that gaffer tapes differ in
>>quality. How
>>do I find good quality ones?



"Bob Ford" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote
> It would be helpful to know your geographic location.
>
> I am in the S.F. Bay area and I buy my gaffers tape from
> DTC Stage & Studio Supply. They are in Emeryville, CA and their
> phone
> number is 510.595.3456
>
> I use 2" wide, black, economy grade made by Permacel. There are more
> expensive grades and I have used them but the economy works fine for
> my purposes.
>>

> Bob Ford


Bob's right. Where are you?
And permacel works just fine.
Also, how much do you need? One roll with shipping won't save you
anything.
A couple of rolls will give you a little break.
Check places like
Markertek.com
Tapeonline.com

Bill F.

 
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      01-25-2006, 09:40 PM
"Bob Ford" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:01:53 GMT, "peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>Could someone suggest a good source (mail order or national chain stores)
>>for gaffer tapes? I read on the web that gaffer tapes differ in quality.
>>How
>>do I find good quality ones?

>
> It would be helpful to know your geographic location.


I'm in seattle. There are professional photo stores around here; I just
wonder if other types of store may carry this stuff.

I only need one or two rolls of 2-inch by 60 yards.


 
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Richard Crowley
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      01-26-2006, 12:26 AM
"peter" wrote ...
> "Bob Ford" wrote ...
>> "peter" wrote:
>>
>>>Could someone suggest a good source (mail order or national chain stores)
>>>for gaffer tapes? I read on the web that gaffer tapes differ in quality.
>>>How
>>>do I find good quality ones?

>>
>> It would be helpful to know your geographic location.

>
> I'm in seattle. There are professional photo stores around here; I just
> wonder if other types of store may carry this stuff.


I buy mine locally at Pacific Grip & Lighting here in PDX,
but they have a location in Seattle also. They are probably
the largest grip/rental/supplies vendor in the Northwest.
http://www.pacific-grip.com/


 
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Bill Farnsworth
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      01-26-2006, 01:16 AM

> "peter" wrote ...
>> I'm in seattle. There are professional photo stores around here; I
>> just wonder if other types of store may carry this stuff.


Not really.
PNTA
Glazer's Camera Supply
Optechs, off of Fairview and Harrison ...... I think.

You might also try Boeing Surplus for something a little different.
(Call first) They use to have an interesting assortment of adhesive
tapes.

Bill F.
www.billfarnsworthvideo.com

 
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Ryan Boni
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      02-15-2006, 12:33 AM
I order all of my Gaffers tape from Markertek (www.markertek.com).
I've used different brands (Permacel, TecNec) on different jobs
throughout the years and have to admit that I haven't seen a whole lot
of difference between them, just as long as you remember that gaffers
tape is meant to be on temporarily!!! It doesn't take too long before
it starts to leave a sticky residue like duct tape.

I'm sure we've all, at one time or another, had to pull a piece of
gaffers tape of off something (a cable, piece of equipment, etc.) that
somebody decided to leave stuck in place for months on end...not a fun
thing!!!

When I first started at my current job, I had to go through a lot of
bottles of Goo Gone, to clean up cables and other equipment that had
melted-long-ago pieces of gaffers tape on them!!!




Ryan
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Peters Township Community Television

 
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doc
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      02-16-2006, 03:56 AM
why not just use "duct tape" from lowes or wal-mart, it works great for us
and it's as cheap as they come. i mean reeeeeeeal cheap ) btw, it comes
in gray, black, blue, white, and others . . just their a buck more maybe

drd

"Ryan Boni" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I order all of my Gaffers tape from Markertek (www.markertek.com).
> I've used different brands (Permacel, TecNec) on different jobs
> throughout the years and have to admit that I haven't seen a whole lot
> of difference between them, just as long as you remember that gaffers
> tape is meant to be on temporarily!!! It doesn't take too long before
> it starts to leave a sticky residue like duct tape.
>
> I'm sure we've all, at one time or another, had to pull a piece of
> gaffers tape of off something (a cable, piece of equipment, etc.) that
> somebody decided to leave stuck in place for months on end...not a fun
> thing!!!
>
> When I first started at my current job, I had to go through a lot of
> bottles of Goo Gone, to clean up cables and other equipment that had
> melted-long-ago pieces of gaffers tape on them!!!
>
>
>
>
> Ryan
> -------
> Ryan Boni
> Public Access Director
> Peters Township Community Television
>



 
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Bob Ford
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      02-16-2006, 04:05 AM
On Thu, 16 Feb 2006 03:56:52 GMT, "doc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>why not just use "duct tape" from lowes or wal-mart, it works great for us
>and it's as cheap as they come. i mean reeeeeeeal cheap ) btw, it comes
>in gray, black, blue, white, and others . . just their a buck more maybe
>
>drd


I guess I can assume that you don't mind having sticky **** all over
your cables.
Glad I don't have to coil them up :-^)
>
>"Ryan Boni" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>I order all of my Gaffers tape from Markertek (www.markertek.com).
>> I've used different brands (Permacel, TecNec) on different jobs
>> throughout the years and have to admit that I haven't seen a whole lot
>> of difference between them, just as long as you remember that gaffers
>> tape is meant to be on temporarily!!! It doesn't take too long before
>> it starts to leave a sticky residue like duct tape.
>>
>> I'm sure we've all, at one time or another, had to pull a piece of
>> gaffers tape of off something (a cable, piece of equipment, etc.) that
>> somebody decided to leave stuck in place for months on end...not a fun
>> thing!!!
>>
>> When I first started at my current job, I had to go through a lot of
>> bottles of Goo Gone, to clean up cables and other equipment that had
>> melted-long-ago pieces of gaffers tape on them!!!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Ryan
>> -------
>> Ryan Boni
>> Public Access Director
>> Peters Township Community Television
>>

>

Bob Ford
Images In Motion
www.imagesinmotion.com
 
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