Buying A New Mustang?  Make Sure You Get This 29¢ Option

Buying A New Mustang? Make Sure You Get This 29¢ Option

Designers of the new 2018 Ford Mustang were less than happy with the cornering response of their new muscle car. Engineers found that simply applying a small strip of duct tape to a grille opening in the car reduced front end lift when the car cornered at speed. Subsequent versions of the design incorporated this […]

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Don’t Have A Third Hand?  You Need A Gaffers Tape Lanyard

Don’t Have A Third Hand? You Need A Gaffers Tape Lanyard

Anybody who has worked on a film or video set has seen that tech with a half dozen rolls of tape dangling from his/her waist being everywhere on the set at once. The thing clipped to their belt loop holding that tape is called a “tape lanyard” and they are a snap to make. Here […]

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We Don’t Know Who Raf Simons Is, But We’d Like To Be His Tape Supplier

We Don’t Know Who Raf Simons Is, But We’d Like To Be His Tape Supplier

  Apparently printed vinyl tape (not duct tape, as the article calls it) is a hot new fashion accessory for fall of 2017. Models walking the runway used tape printed with words like “Walk With Me” and “I Love You” instead of belts to hold their pants up. We’ve made onsite clothing repairs with gaffers […]

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Science Or Art?  We Know The Answer To That One

Science Or Art? We Know The Answer To That One

Kerry Mott got a degree in neuroscience.  Her goal was to become a doctor and the path to medical school was clear. Then Kerry discovered duct tape art.  Career crisis in the making! Kerry’s work is astounding (you can see some of it by clicking here) but it is hard to imagine that cutting up […]

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Singer Takes Gaffers Tape To The Grave

Singer Takes Gaffers Tape To The Grave

The late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was famous for wielding a megaphone on stage as part of his act. People Magazine, in an article about custom designed to showcase custom made urns for the cremated ashes of rock stars, features an urn made to look like the megaphone that Weiland threw across the […]

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Cubs Playoff Photogs Never Takes The Field Without Gaffers  Tape

Cubs Playoff Photogs Never Takes The Field Without Gaffers Tape

When Chicago’s Daily Herald photographers Brian Hill or Steve Lundy head toWrigley Field, they make sure that there is a roll of gaffers tape in their photo bag. Click here to read a great article about how this year’s baseball playoffs are photographed for the Herald’s readers.  

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Healthcare Industry Drives Tape Sales Growth In 2016

Healthcare Industry Drives Tape Sales Growth In 2016

International sales of adhesive backed tapes continue to grow, and this year that growth is driven by medical applications. Analysts project that the next four years will see an average growth of 4.7% in the healtcare sector. Some of the things driving this growth is a market for recyclable and ecologically responsible products. These same […]

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A Podcast About Tape?  Yes, Really-An Interesting Podcast About Tape

A Podcast About Tape? Yes, Really-An Interesting Podcast About Tape

Gimlet Media puts out some of our favorite podcasts. We’ve listened to every episode of their Startup podcast-the one about starting a “for profit” podcast network and loved it all. Their latest project, the Surprisingly Awesome podcast series, features an fascinating discussion of how adhesives work.  

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Gaffers Tape As Metaphor-Is Homelessness Next For Jeb Bush

Gaffers Tape As Metaphor-Is Homelessness Next For Jeb Bush

Sporting a look heretofore known only to broke college students, presidential candidate Jeb Bush appeared at a New Hampshire rally on Sunday with his shoe sole (black) held together with a piece of grey gaffers tape. It is easy to see how this sad image could be a metaphor for the impending end of Bush’s […]

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Chicago Residents Take On Hydrant Repair As A “Do It Yourself” Project

Chicago Residents Take On Hydrant Repair As A “Do It Yourself” Project

Chicago residents, frustrated with the slow progress in getting leaking fire hydrants repaired in their neighborhoods, have taken on the repairs themselves. In an attempt to stop, or at least slow, water leaking from malfunctioning hydrants, are wrapping them with duct tape. Click here to learn more about this story. Click here to buy RED […]

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