I think this is the stuff I use for board tape, but I buy it in a bigger
spool with no dispenser at art supply stores.
Sorry, I don't have my gig bag with me, or I'd pull it out and look!
I'll ask around too.
I see other "specialty tapes" on the 3M site that might do the trick too
- some acid free, which the other artist tape may or may not be.
On 3/15/11 3:02 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
> On 3/14/2011 10:46 PM, Steven C. Barr wrote:
>> From: "Tom Fine"<[log in to unmask]>
>>> 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?
>> There IS a Scotch "Magic" tape still made and sold. Unlike "scotch
>> tape" it has a matte' surface which can be written on; as well, it does
>> NOT seem to turn into a "sticky mess" after a few years. Dunno if
>> that is what you're looking for?
>> Steven C. Barr
> It's not. He asked for WHITE tape, not clear. How could clear tape be
> "perfect for covering up old writing on tape boxes"? He also needed
> something that would release without residue. But while we are on the
> subject of clear tapes, Scotch makes one in a blue box that is like the
> green box magic tape except that it has an easy release glue for
> temporary uses.
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