Gaffers Tape

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ProTapes Pro Gaffer Tape

ProTapes Pro Gaffer Tape is a leading provider of tapes to the arts and entertainment industry. Gaffer tape (also known as gaffer's tape or gaff tape as well as stage tape and spike tape) is a heavy cotton cloth pressure-sensitive tape with strong adhesive and tensile properties. It is widely used on professional audio equipment, concert stage floors and recording studios, theatre, film and television production.

Whats Gaffers Tape Used for ?

Gaffers tape may look pretty similar to duct tape but it is has its distinct qualities. Gaffers tape is a variant of a duct tape designed to be utilized by production crews in television, motion pictures, concerts, and live shows, to tape down cables and other short-term set-ups. More often than not gaffers tape is use to fasten wires to conceal them from the view of a theatre audience or of a camera lens or to the floor for safety. Thin strips of colored gaffers tape is also used as blocking indicators for actors. It is also used when an immediate unplanned solution is needed, from briefly fastening equipment or props to repairing a broken production fixture.

Audio-visual production teams in convention centers and hotels extensively use gaffers tape to hold down cables to platforms and stands. It is essential for any videographer and to any production rental companies.

On stages, using black gaffers tape can provide black edges to tables, chairs, and other props; it can be used to soften clattering noises of shoes on stage; and it is used to fasten props on shelves in a moving set. Photographers utilize the tape to label cameras and camera accessories and to avoid lens flickering in the backdrop. Remedy light streaking through a camera’s viewfinder by taping gaffers tape over it.

For lighting crews, gaffers tape can be used to mark on stages where lights are to be aimed and to nail a piece of cloth to a wall for a headshot background. Some sound crews use gaffers tape to fasten radio microphone belt packs to the actor’s back; other sound crews use gaffers tape to secure the positions of microphone stands.