The following didn't get sent properly earlier, and might still be of
some use to people...
My roll of artist tape in my bag was not helpful: says Core Series
02-0300 on it, and a search on that only got me references to black tape
for photographic applications.
The following site sells substitutes for Scotch 256. All are called out
as "artist/console tape". The numbers indicate better adhesion for some
of these too. Some is acid free or at least pH neutral, some not I
guess (look closely).
Also this which I see is acid free:
On 3/14/11 4:01 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> That's the product! Thanks Scott. Still sold and available at Amazon. They also make a light-green
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott D. Smith"<[log in to unmask]>
> To:<[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scotch brand write-on tape
>> We usually use 3M 256 tape.
>> Also made by Permacel, Pro Tape, Alvin and others. Tends to dry out a bit after being applied for
>> a long period of time, but great for short term.
>> *Scott D. Smith C.A.S.
>> Chicago Audio Works, Inc.*
>> On 3/14/2011 6:51 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>> Is this the latest iteration of Scotch's long-used "console track ID writing tape"?
>>> The old roll I have that's running out, circa 1980's, says on the inside of the cardboard center,
>>> Scotch Brand Core Series 2-4600. Nothing comes up under that info searching 3M's website now.
>>> What I'm looking for is white write-on tape that doesn't leave glue residue when it's pulled off
>>> and doesn't take paint with it. The use is to market mic/track id's on a recording console. The
>>> Scotch tape is also perfect for covering up old writing on tape boxes and writing new
>>> information. It doesn't dry out and peel off or leach glue into the cardboard like other tapes
>>> and stickers. Oh, and it's also just as effective as the day it was made 30-ish years later.
>>> So is this magic tape type made anymore?
>>> -- Tom Fine