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I know this sounds totally unprofessional, but has anybody tried using a 
small Post-itŪ note? across the edge of the tape onto the reel?

DrG

On 9/18/11 4:32 PM, 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