How or when did I realize I had a passion for the arts and crafting you ask? I don’t know exactly, it’s just always been a part of my life!
Everyone in my family is pretty “crafty”. We’ve always done crafts together, whether it was a holiday, dying eggs, carving pumpkins, making decorations or just having fun; crafting was something that pretty much was an everyday thing. Continue reading
One can say “Specialty Tapes” are in the eye of the beholder. “Specialty Tapes” are tapes customized to a customer’s specific application. Most of the time “Specialty” means it has been die-cut, or more commonly known as machine cut, to a unique size and shape. Whether the tape needs die-cut, married with another product, or printed on with custom colors, Pro Tapes® has the “Specialty Tape” for you…a one of a kind product! Continue reading
It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice to the tape industry, been entering or processing orders for some time or an experienced veteran selling adhesives for years; there’s always more to learn about the applications in which tape is being used. The Pro Tapes® Solutions Team is here to assist you through the process of selecting the right tape product for your adhesive needs. Time, temperature, conditions and surface are four factors to consider when determining the suitability of a tape product for the application. Continue reading
I’m a strong believer that life is a journey of continuous evolution and growth. In order to avoid stagnation and the boredom that comes with it, I’m always looking for new experiences, new adventures and new lessons to learn. Travel is great but time consuming and expensive. Training seminars are another great way to pick up new skills but they’re not always convenient, especially with a hectic schedule to maintain. Therefore, I find reading (or listening to books) to be one of the best ways to pick up some new ideas, or hone your existing skills. Books are an inexpensive and convenient way to help you improve, grow and cope with the challenges that both life and business throw at you. Here are the five books that I recommend to our team here at Pro Tapes® and the lessons they provide. Continue reading
As of lately more and more people are taking the holidays as an opportunity to show off their creative side and show what they can do artistically with their house decorations, table decor and food presentations. I’m here today to tell you that you don’t have to be the “artsy” one to be able to execute an awesome table display for the holidays, nor do you have to break the bank to get it done either. With the following few items and techniques, decorating your table to the nines for this thanksgiving will be easy, fun and oh-so-affordable! Continue reading
Halloween is creeping up fast! It’s time to get your treats, the house, or even the office Halloween ready! Do you remember those old vintage paper-măché pumpkins? They were made for collecting treats and holding candles as decoration. Using the vintage pumpkins as my inspiration, I decided to create some fun candy dishes in different Halloween creatures. I was inspired by Pro Tapes® to make my own in a unique, different way. As I was looking at my stash of Pro Gaff®, I thought why not use the tape directly? I really wanted to challenge myself and the tape, so I set out to see if it could be done. I realized tape was definitely the better way to go for this project, opposed to the typical way of creating a papier-măché with the messy water, glue, paper and paint, not to mention, the dreaded drying time. Substituting all of that with Pro Gaff® tape was a win! Continue reading
Tape replacing screws? You wouldn’t think it is possible. Advancements in adhesive technology has made it a reality. Pro Tapes® EHB (Extreme High Bond) Tapes offer creative solutions to many fastening challenges.
One example of this early on was in the beverage industry. EHB tape was used to replace screws and rivets in the manufacturing of beer bottle delivery trucks. The beer manufacturers were getting an average of about 12-15% breakage of bottles when delivering the beer because of rattling of the bottles on rough roadways, bumps and everyday driving. Once all the fastening was replaced with the double coated acrylic foam tapes it knocked the breakage down to 1-2% on average Continue reading
Are you looking for an inexpensive way to get you or your children’s costumes to stand out this Halloween? Here at Crafters Corner that is our specialty. We take the ordinary and turn it into EXTRAORDINARY! Continue reading to see how I turned an ORDINARY box into this extraordinary, ONE OF A KIND costume!! Continue reading
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Since 1977, Pro Tapes® has provided high quality tape products and solutions to clients in the USA & around the world. We are committed to providing the best customer service and support in the industry. Our years of knowledge in the converting and packaging of pressure sensitive adhesives provide a unique experience to your sourcing needs. We strongly encourage the opportunity to educate you on our capabilities by coming to meet our team and tour our facility in person, you will not be disappointed!
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