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Watch a professional framer use Pro Tapes® adhesives to frame with fillets

Recently, Pro Tapes® commissioned a local shop to frame some of our corporate collection. In the process, we wanted to get a closer look at how our tapes are used by framers. This is the first of four pieces we framed to profile on our blog, it’s a print advertisement, a single page mounted and framed with chrome fillets. Continue reading

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3 Reasons Operations Managers Should Partner With Pro Tapes®

An essential part of an Operations Managers job is to ensure that your production process flows in an efficient and effective manner. Understanding that providing timely delivery and high quality products, while balancing the need to maintain cost is no easy task. That’s why it’s critical to identify and partner with vendors who not only share your values when it comes to service & quality, but understand the problems that are unique and specific to each individual business. Uncovering issues, either in your production process, material flow or quality is the key to continued success, and working with a reliable vendor who can help furnish solutions to the problems that get uncovered is essential. Pro Tapes® has long established itself as a leader in providing our customers with practical solutions to their unique problems that help promote their success. Whether we furnish your pressure sensitive tape needs, handle complex contract converting or packaging/finishing projects, we can assist with improving your business.

Here are three of the top reasons you should consider partnering with the Pro’s® at Pro Tapes®: Continue reading

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4 Ways Pro Tapes® has enhanced our Customer Service

When it comes to connecting with our customers, Pro Tapes® has always been focused on providing world class customer service. For 40 years our service model has been to combine high quality products with outstanding service at fair prices. As our customer’s needs have changed throughout the years, Pro Tapes® has evolved in order to meet these ever changing service requirements. Our Customer Service Department has evolved along with our organization, from a department that at one time simply processed orders and provided delivery lead-times, to a full service Inside Sales Department. We are now staffed with problem solvers who are empowered to help provide our customers with application solutions by anticipating and addressing customer needs proactively.

“Customer Service is not a Department, It’s an Attitude”

We promote this attitude daily and with every customer interaction by focusing on Continue reading

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4 Valuable Distinctions That Will Help You Navigate Life’s Obstacles

Throughout your personal and professional life you’ll be confronted with a number of issues or obstacles that will challenge you and if you’re not careful, they’ll consume you to the point where you no longer feel you can function without them invading your every thought. Far too often we allow the everyday obstacles that life puts in our way to become larger and more daunting then they actually are. They steal sleep away from us at night, they rob us of our personal time with family & friends, and the take away our productivity at work. One of the more effective tools for limiting the negative impact that everyday issues can present is being able to master distinctions, the subtle yet important differences that often get blurred or overlooked when confronted by difficult or uncomfortable situations. Continue reading

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4 Ways Pro Tapes® Die-Cutting Services Can Help Your Business Succeed

Die-cut adhesives slit precisely.When it comes to pressure sensitive adhesive tapes most of the time you think of rolls of tape, after all, everyone has used a roll of tape. When it comes to actually applying tape, however, most people use it in strips or in pieces, either to help mask a surface, close a box, or hold something in place. Although roll goods are certainly the easiest and most convenient way to buy and sell tape, when it comes to actually using the product, roll goods aren’t always the easiest or most efficient way to go. That’s where the specialty die-cutting services at Pro Tapes® comes into play.

Here are 4 Ways the Die-Cutting Services at Pro Tapes® Can Help Your Business Succeed… Continue reading

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Four Ways a Manufacturing Company Can Improve Cash Flow

Ask a savvy cash manager what environment in a manufacturing company is likely to result in the fewest cash flow headaches, and the response may be, “A stable 2 to 3% growth company with high gross margins relative to industry standards.” Why would he or she not choose a high-tech company, with double-digit growth potential? Could it be the constant drain on cash? Continue reading

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Don’t use just ANY tape on your artwork

In Chemistry class in school we are taught that the pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. Vinegar is acidic while ammonia is basic. Pure water is neutral, neither acidic nor basic.

What does this have to do with adhesive tape? The acid in the composition of the adhesive can migrate to your precious artwork, your beautiful scrapbook projects or photos. Tapes that are not pH Neutral will most certainly cause imperfections to your work especially over time.

Using the highly versatile white Pro® Artist Tape for hinging artwork, scrapbooking or photo projects can help to preserve them a lot longer; Continue reading

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5 Things Football Taught Me About Business

I was fortunate enough to be born with some size and a little bit of talent, which I was again fortunate enough to parlay into a football scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. Like most college students, I learned quite a bit in the class room. Some of the more valuable lessons I learned and carry with me to this day, however, I learned from being a member of a football team. I know there are a lot former athletes who have gone onto great individual success in the business world but to me the unique challenge is getting a company, made up of athletes & non-athletes alike, to function and perform like a championship team. Here are the 5 most important things that football taught me about business. Continue reading