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Step by Step Instructions on How to Load the Pro ATG HD Dispenser

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.

To operate the ATG gun you squeeze the trigger, Continue reading

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Flatbed Die Cutting Vs Rotary Die Cutting, which suits your needs?

When it comes to die cutting material, with or without pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), two of the more commonly used methods are flatbed die cutting & rotary die cutting. When choosing which method is best suited for producing your die cut parts, it’s always great to have options and at Pro Tapes & Specialties, we always have the right tool for the job.

Die cutting with a flatbed press or a rotary machine offer their own unique advantages, Continue reading

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3 must-have adhesive tapes every household needs, but most people don’t even know exist

Most households have your general purpose duct tape, and maybe a roll or two of electrical and masking tapes. They are great to have around, but there are some very important products you may be missing in your arsenal. We are going to focus on 3 products that you will immediately Continue reading

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DIY Tape Craft: Mother’s Day Glowing Flowers

supplies-for-mothers-day-tape-flowersFor this project I used 2 different types of Tapes, Pro Gaff Fluorescent colors and Glow Gaffers. Why did I choose these you ask? Because these products both illuminate, Pro Gaff fluorescent Gaffers glows via a black light. While the Glow Gaff will actually charge from any artificial and/or natural light and also react to a black light.


Supplies:

  • Fluorescent Pro Gaff
  • Glow Gaffers
  • Sticks
  • Planter
  • Floral Foam
  • Creative Imagination

Making the Rose

Step 1: Cover the sticks in fluorescent green Pro Gaff to form the flower stems. Continue reading

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ProTapes is Serious About Safety and Business Continuity

It seems every day we read about disasters that devastate lives and businesses. Unfortunately, human nature can lead us to feel a false sense of comfort thinking large storms or computer virus attacks won’t affect us.

A tree down blocking a road - a common scene after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast.

Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy (a 100 year storm) large areas in the Northeast were decimated and most businesses in its path suffered downtime; many are still recovering Continue reading

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4 Advantages to Selling Rolls of Tape Small Enough to Fit In Your Pocket

Recently, consumer demands call for products that have the ability to fit just about anywhere. The smaller an item is, the more portable it becomes and therefore also making it more convenient to throw in a car, tool box, purse, or even your pocket.

ProTapes has responded to that demand for smaller consumer goods by creating smaller “pocket” versions of our top selling ProGaff gaffers tape as well as a variety of our glow products. These items are available on a smaller, one inch inner diameter core instead of the standard three inch inner diameter core.

What are the advantages to your store selling rolls Continue reading

3 Reasons You Should Be Using ProTapes ATG Tape For Your Arts & Crafts Projects

ATG Pro 154 and Pro 156
Whether you’re a professional or hobbyist, using Pro 154 and Pro 156 ATG is more convenient than using double-coated tape and much safer than liquid adhesives for any arts & crafts project.

ATG tape is double-sided adhesive dispensed using an ATG gun. Its already the go-to tape for professionals in many fields. Now, more and more people are turning to ATG for their arts & crafts projects.

Here’s 3 reasons you should be using ATG on your projects: Continue reading

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Tips for choosing the right adhesive tape for your application

Pro 5110G EHB (Extreme High Bond) is a modified acrylic foam adhesive tape.

Pro 5110G

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