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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

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5 Situations Where Lathe Slitting Is Your Best Option

ProTapes has equipment to do many types of slitting. When possible wide web slitting is preferred by most customers because of the cost benefits associated with its high volume output. But when is it better to chose a lathe slitter to convert your materials? Below are 5 scenarios where lathe slitting is your best option.

1. Small runs
Multiple core I.D. optionsWhen converting from jumbo rolls, the efficiency gained for larger jobs on a wide web slitter is great. However, often times, order minimums required for wide web slitting can far exceed the customer’s requirements, and that’s one situation lathe slitting is a great option. 
2. Narrow widths
Although a rotary die tool slitting can also be used for widths below 12mm, it requires an upfront investment Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Slitting Wide Web is Better Than Slitting Narrow Web

With the variety of converting machine types available today it is difficult to determine which is best. For many small converters large automated wide web machines are just financially out of reach. Not enough volume of any one item to justify a large cap expenditure puts most companies in a position where they would be working in the most inefficient way. As a result, the actual volume by item ends up being the deciding factor for most converters when deciding how to allocate funds for new equipment. ProTapes, unlike most converters, has every type and size machine to produce any size order which is rarely seen at the manufactures level.

1. Cost
Wide web slitter shown converting specialize substrateThe yield per spin cycle when cutting from a wide web more than QUADRUPLES any narrow web slitter’s production Continue reading

4 Surfaces You Can Trust Pro-Premium Floor Tapes With

Pro Premium Floor Tape 3 colors available

Pro Premium Floor Tape

Your floors were expensive and protected by a clear varnish, but what’s protecting that varnish? Very little thought is ever put into the varnish, but when the varnish is compromised, the finished floor beneath it is left exposed to damage without protection.

Each time tape is applied and removed, your floor’s protective varnish system is weakened, and before you know it Continue reading

5 Reasons your business should be using ProTapes Contract Converting Services

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Contract Converting Experts

Companies can rarely justify spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on large capital investments, particularly when it comes to heavy machinery and equipment. Whether you’re launching a single new product or an entire product line, our private label contract converting services are unsurpassed. Learn why so many recognizable brands have already benefited from putting our 40 years of experience and cutting-edge equipment to good use turning their raw materials to finished products. Here’s 5 reasons you should too Continue reading