Pro Tapes® latest investment is a fully automatic G&A FA300 with an integrated packaging line.

Pro Tapes® latest investment, our new G&A FA300 Wide Web Slitter

Pro Tapes® latest investment is a fully automatic G&A FA300 wide web slitter with an integrated LS60 packaging line which rounds out our capabilities in our arsenal of state-of-the-art converting equipment. This new FA300 & LS60 provides Pro Tapes® the versatility and dexterity to convert and package the widest possible range of materials of any single machine available on the market today.

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Pro® Sheen: What Can I Do With It?

Pro® Sheen is a premium grade thin metalized polyester film tape with a long lasting acrylic adhesive.  At 24lbs per inch, it has extremely high tensile strength. The metalized film provides the advantages of metal tape without the heavy weight. It reflects light and heat.  It also provides amazing abrasion resistance. Although it’s very thin, it’s easy to work with. Pro® Sheen is available in 6 vibrant mirror-like colors:  silver, gold, black, red, green, and blue.

Pro® Sheen is a premium grade thin metalized polyester film tape with a long lasting acrylic adhesive.

Pro® Sheen can be used as decorative trim on notebooks, photo albums, journals, planners, books, magazines, file holders, poster boards, signs, banners, greeting cards, picture frames, favor bags, can add a personal touch to hula hoops, table-top tea lights, advertising displays, color code shelves, add elegance to your scrapbooks and other paper crafts.  Pro® Sheen can be used to add bling to party decorations and create pizazz to your flower pots and other floral arrangements.  You can make artwork more glamorous by including Pro Sheen.

You can make artwork more glamorous by including Pro® Sheen.

Pro® Sheen can add an impressive and eye-catching elegant finish to any piece. It can be cut and manipulated to do its job so have fun with your abstract art by incorporating colorful shinny tape lines or angular tape designs. Kids will love creating glistening color schemes in their arts and crafts projects.  Avoid using metallic paint and use Pro® Sheen instead as a safer alternative. Pro® Sheen is great for home décor – you can create a fabulous light switch cover, give life to an old desk or table. Use Pro® Sheen along with Artist Tape, Pro Gaff®, and Pro® 46 Colored Masking Tape for your art installations.
Pro® Sheen can add an impressive and eye-catching elegant finish to any piece


Photos of Pro® Sheen being produced

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6 Easy Steps to Creating Any Gift Basket

Give an ordinary gift basket a professional look with a dash of Pro

It’s that time of year! Easter, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, you name it there’s a gift basket for the occasion.

If you’re making any gift baskets this year, UGlu is going to be your best friend!  Check out how easy it actually is to make gift baskets with just 6 simple steps that anyone can follow! Continue reading

How to think outside the box when approaching a mixed media art piece

What is mixed media? Where do I find my inspiration? How did all the layers of tape happen?

I stretched a 36×40 canvas and stared at its blank white surface for over a year. I had the vision of an abstracted antique airplane for my son’s room. There was just one problem however, I didn’t know anything about airplanes. I took out some reference books from my local library and dug up some of my husbands’ old airplane books but that wasn’t enough. Researching, learning and building a story is what’s great about the process of art. While doing my research, I was really drawn to the vintage looking green, navy, and copper colors of the old propeller planes. It wasn’t until a visit to a local antique store that I really started to see my vision come to life. When I found some very old LIFE® magazines along with some other older books, I began to read through the stories and text about pilots, aircrafts, war and Americana.
I had the vision of an abstracted antique airplane for my son’s room.

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Top 4 Convention Tapes Every Exhibitor Needs

Are you wondering what your MUST-HAVE tapes are for this convention season? Well lucky for you, you came to the right place. Pro Tapes® has developed a luxurious line of tapes, for any and all types of conventions. There are many Pro Tapes® products that can be of help to make any event look seamless and professional, but these 4 are your absolute essentials!

Here is our industry expert’s suggestion for the Top 4 Convention Tapes Every Exhibitor Needs!

For carpet seaming: Pro® 120

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Crafters Corner: Meet the Artist

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

What Makes a Specialty Tape So Special?

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

4 Key Factors to Consider When Determining the Suitability of a Tape Product for the Application

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