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ggarcia
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I am looking to find out what the tape is that is used on a lot of effects. on most effects I have that have a flap or is a Z fold prop there is this black tape that holds everything together acts as a border and acts as the hinge. it doesn't look like black duct tape. this tape seems to be like a black cloth tape. does anyone know what this tape is. I have looked in my local home improvement stores for it and I don't see any on the self anywhere.
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We have a bingo. thanks. I need some of this stuff...not sure about $890 price tag though
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For less: http://www.uline.com/BL_3110/Gaffers-Tap......od4S-RCA

You should be able to find it in any craft store or artists supplies store as well.
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On 2011-04-24 01:06, ggarcia wrote:
We have a bingo. thanks. I need some of this stuff...not sure about $890 price tag though


Yeah, that's a pretty stiff price! Scroll down that Amazon page just a bit and you'll see the more common prices for a roll. Smile
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Look under theatrical supplies for Gaffers Tape or ebay. It should run about $20 a roll. It is available in a variety of colors.

Library book tape also works well for hinges.

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Appreciate all the input. great stuff

gino
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Gaffers tape is made to be removed without damage to the surface. I believe you are looking for Book binders tape. It is very hard to find, but with Richard's help I found some here.
http://www.hollanders.com/supplies/ViewP......2e51eafd

Abbott's Magic taped their publications for years with this type of tape. I believe it is the same tape used for such tricks as the Temple Screen.
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Get yourself booked on any television show. During production, ask one of the crew of the studio for a roll of gaffers tape. They will gladly give you some. 6 months later when the show airs, spam messages to everyone you know to watch the program. This is how I got my roll of gaffers tape 3 years ago. I still have the roll today.
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Thegreatnippulini,
great suggestion. I will work on that.
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For a considerably less expensive source of the black bookbinders tape:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/lineco-spine-repair-tape/

This might be useful too:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/lineco......ng-tape/
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Speaking of tape, I am looking for something good to use as tape hinge on black plastic. It should be shiny black. I have been told Tyvek tape hinges are available, but I cannot find any in black. Black duct tape is not even a consideration for this prop.

It must be strong to withstand repeated folding that happens quickly. (Boombox).

Also, here is a good source for many types of tape (as well as tons of other products). I use them for corrugated boxes. http://www.uline.com/Cls_27/3M-Tapes
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Michael Baker, here you go Tyvek tape in black:
http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK612

Here is another source:
http://www.lumierephoto.com/mm5/merchant......e_Code=1
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On 2011-04-24 17:48, wmhegbli wrote:
Michael Baker, here you go Tyvek tape in black:
http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK612

Here is another source:
http://www.lumierephoto.com/mm5/merchant......e_Code=1


Awesome! Thanks! For some reason my searches never produced anything. Glad your's did. Smile
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