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I have another solution that comes from the film world. They have hold 
down tape that is very strong and doesn't leave any goo, but is easy to 
work with. Feels like it's fine fabric. Too late now but I'll try to 
Google it tomorrow.
Shai

On 19/09/2011 02:32, Matt Sohn wrote:
>> Please do not use these. I have seen edge damage on incoming tapes 
>> when these are forced over an uneven wind.
>>
>> Tape the end of the tape to the outside flange of the reel (or to 
>> itself in a pancake. If you can still find Zebra Tape, that is the 
>> best choice--someone dug up a five-to-ten year supply for me but it's 
>> all gone from that source.
>>
>> The red and blue crepe-y tape isn't bad.
>>
>> Scotch 811 removable "Magic" tape works reasonably well for something 
>> that is easy to get at a stationary store.
>>
>
> After the zebra tape ran out I switched to the green Scotch stuff that 
> they seem to have discontinued as well. It didn't stick so well, and I 
> have gone back and found in many cases it has detached from the flange 
> while sitting in the box.
> I found some "zebra" tape online several years ago and ordered a few 
> rolls. It was not the same thing. very stiff and the adhesive layer 
> tended to seperate from the backing layer. Dissapointing. Then I found 
> some stuff from a film supply company that was sort of cloth-like, 
> like the tape you use to tape up a hockey stick. It was very sticky. 
> Too sticky..
> ATR Magnetics has recently introduced their own hold-down tape. I just 
> ordered 3 rolls. $12.98/215 Ft.
> They also have white cardboard boxes for 5", 7" & 10.5" reels.
> http://usrecordingmedia.com/noname2.html
>
> -Matt Sohn