Pro Gaff® by Pro Tapes®

Pro Gaff® Tape

Pro Tapes® has been making Pro Gaff® gaffers tape since 1977. That’s more than 40 years of actively perfecting the highest quality gaff tape available. We've worked closely with the Arts & Entertainment industry over those years, innovating adhesives specific to marking stages, holding lights, concealing wires and covering tripping hazards on sets.

What is gaffer tape used for?

Gaffer tape was traditionally used for the film and theater industries by professional Gaffers. A Gaffer is a lighting tech who uses gaffers tape to secure lights in position and conceal wires across floors preventing tripping hazards. Brighter color gaffers tape is also applied to stages as spike marks helping performers and stagehands find their marks - even in low lighting. Pro Tapes® makes Pro® Spike which is perfect for this purpose.

Gaffers tape is now more widely used as a duct tape replacement. Unlike duct tape, it’s highly removable from most surfaces and a better choice most anywhere you would typically reach for duct tape. You’ll notice the benefits right away as you tear the first strip off the roll.

Are duct tape and gaffer tape the same?

No they are different. Duct tape has a glossy finish and is a mix of polyethylene and cloth –ripping it is like tearing through plastic. Gaffers tape is cloth with an adhesive that removes clean from most surfaces. Duct tape has become known as the all-purpose tape, except by anyone who has used gaffers tape. Gaffers tape tears easily by hand, removes from most surfaces and doesn't leave that notoriously sticky residue synonymous with duct tape. Gaffers tape is superior to duct tape unless you are taping actual ducts (and we say that as manufactures of both gaffers and duct tapes)!

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Perfect for Stages Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> gaffer tape for stages Pro® Spike is the perfect gaff tape for marking out a stage. It's available in highly-visible colors with non-reflective matte finishes.
Labeling & Marking Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> tape for labeling equipment. Use Pro Gaff® pro gaffer tape to clearly identify your equipment cases, gear boxes and luggage.
Color Coding & Bundling Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> tape for bundling and color coding cables. Gaffers tape is great for color coding and bundling cables and wires. Available in 20 colors and removes clean from wires.
Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> made with Synthetic Rubber Adhesive. Our proprietary backing with Synthetic Rubber Adhesive (SRA) is the secret to our superior product. Read more about SRA technology.
Highly Conformable Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> tape is highly conformable. Pro Gaff® gaffers tape sticks to irregular and porous surfaces. It's also resistant weather, abrasives, chemicals and age.
Rips Into Strips Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> gaffers tape is easy to rip in all directions. Gaffers tape rips easily in both directions. This means you always have the proper size piece of tape for the job.
See for Yourself Gaffers tears clean & easy while duct tape does not! In fact, Pro Gaff® rips effortlessly in both directions.
What's the difference between gaffer and duct tape?
Gaffer Tape
  • Coated Cloth Backing
  • Matte finish / Non-Reflective
  • Removes cleanly from most surfaces
  • Tears easily in both directions
  • Easy to write on with markers
  • Printable
Gaffers tape versus duct tape
Duct Tape
  • Polyethylene/Plastic Backing
  • Glossy finish / Reflective
  • Removes from nothing
  • Hard to tear and leaves a jagged edge
  • Markers smudge
  • Cannot be printed
Duct tape versus gaffer tape
Proudly Made in the USA Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> gaffers tape is made in the USA.
Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> gaffers tape is available world wide.
Pro Gaff® is available around the globe. Made in the USA but distributed worldwide. Find a Dealer Near You
Pro Gaff® Standard Prints Pro Gaff® is available in these standard prints with no setup fees. Or get a quote on completely custom prints.
Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> is printable.
Example of standard prints on fluorescent yellow gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on fluorescent pink gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on fluorescent orange gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on fluorescent green gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on fluorescent blue gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on white gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on grey gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on tan gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on yellow gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on teal gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on electric blue gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on red gaffer tape.
Example of standard prints on purple gaffer tape.
Shown above in Pro Gaff® Fl Yellow Click another color to preview. Fl-Yellow Fl-Pink Fl-Orange Fl-Green Fl-Blue White Grey Tan Yellow Teal Electric-Blue Red Purple
Pro Gaff® is available in
20 colors
Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> is available in 20 colors.
Pro® Glow Gaff Pro<sup>® Glow Gaff</sup> gaffers tape that glows in the dark. Pro® Glow Gaff is gaffers tape that glows in total darkness after exposure to artificial or natural light. It also reacts to UV or blacklights.
Highly Visible Colors Pro Gaff<sup>®</sup> fluorescent gaffer tape 5 highly visible fluorescent gaffer tape colors make easy work of marking stages, exists and stairways.
Chroma Key Green Chroma key green gaffer tape Pro® Gaff in chroma key green is used to mount & repair green screens. It can also hide wires which cross over a green screen backdrop.

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