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
As a picture framer, one is inevitably asked to frame a sports jersey, create a historical collage of a loved one’s personal items or some other type of memorabilia. Pro Tapes® adhesive tape products are indispensable in your framing tool belt.
1. Pro® Stitchery Tape
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.
ATG Tape is an adhesive transfer tape where the adhesive is “reverse wound” meaning the adhesive is wound on the outside of the roll, ideal for use in an adhesive transfer gun where the tape is threaded around the roller at the nose of the gun adhesive side out.
Did you know that some double-sided tapes are stronger than rivets, screws and glues? That’s right, STRONGER! However, each application has its own requirements and therefore you wouldn’t use the same tape to seal a box. How do you know which tape is right for your task at hand?
Some factors that drive the decision are:
- What is being bound with the tape?
- Will the tape be exposed to outdoor elements?
- How permanent does the bond need to be?
- Should the tape be highly visible or blend in?
Each tape has its strengths and weaknesses. Here are a few tips to consider when you’re not sure which tape best suits your application. Continue reading