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It’s Not Tape, But It’s Close Enough

It’s Not Tape, But It’s Close Enough

Here’s a tip of the tapeworks hat to Elmer’s Kids In Need Foundation‘s grant for teachers and classroom projects. Elmer’s Products, the maker of the glue and other adhesive products used in arts and crafts has announced their Teacher Grant Program to provide free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school kids. Grants in amounts up […]

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Gaffers Tape Standard Changes-Is This “Forever”?

Gaffers Tape Standard Changes-Is This “Forever”?

We have been selling gaffers tape for over twenty years, and the standard roll length has always been 60 yards.  Not anymore! Effective today, we must begin shipping 55 yard rolls of this entertainment staple.  The decision by the company that converts both Pro Gaffer and Shurtape 665 gaffers tape, Pro Tapes and Specialties, has […]

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Duct Tape Scholarship

Duct Tape Scholarship

We don’t normally spend much time writing about competitors products that we don’t offer, but we’re certainly willing to give acknowledgement and attention to a great idea, even if it comes from a competitor. We’ve supported an arts education scholarship for several years and we applaud just about any effort to provide resources for high […]

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Congratulations Northwood Arts Graduates

Congratulations Northwood Arts Graduates

We’ve proudly followed the Northwood High School students who helped up put together our new version of TheTapeworks.com. Their smiling faces appear all through the web site, one of them took the site photographs and the arts faculty were there at every turn to help us put this site together. As I shared with you […]

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Need Gaffers Tape?  Fill ‘Er Up!

Need Gaffers Tape? Fill ‘Er Up!

In the face of relentless raw material price increases used for almost all of the products we sell, I have been forced to follow commodity markets, something I never expected to have to do. We’ve even built a new web site that tracks the cost of tape raw materials futures in real time. We’ve watched […]

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Why Gaffers Tape Belongs In Every Photographers Gear Bag

Why Gaffers Tape Belongs In Every Photographers Gear Bag

Here’s a link to a good YouTube video about how essential gaffers tape is for a serious photographer. Thank you dslr video shooter   Thetapeworks.com is the internet’s top choice for gaffers tape, batteries, mic stands,extension cords, audio cables and lots of other “Satisfaction Guaranteed” audio visual and entertainment production products.

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They’d Only Need To Sell One Roll

They’d Only Need To Sell One Roll

We don’t normally go out of our way to point to a competitor’s web site, but I think that it is probably safe this time. We regularly watch the sites of lots of companies that sell the same products we do, both to keep track of pricing and to learn new ways to present what […]

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New Support Sites For Thetapeworks.com

New Support Sites For Thetapeworks.com

As a follow-up to the recent redesign of our flagship website, thetapeworks.com, we continue to roll out new support sites. Here are links to the first round of these new tape related resources Tapenews.com Proudly presenting “all the news that’s fit to stick” Skatertape.com Specialty tape information for exciting flat track roller derby teams Ballettape.com Check […]

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Is It Time For The 55 Yard Roll of Gaffers Tape?

Is It Time For The 55 Yard Roll of Gaffers Tape?

We’ve been selling gaffers tape for a long time (25 years!) and have seen a lot of changes in the adhesive tape industry.  Unfortunately, the change we can always count on is a periodic price increase.  Usually about once a year (more often lately) major tape manufacturers point to the cost of raw materials (most […]

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