Re: Artists' tape
The 3M replacement is 3051. I think its even lower tack than the old
stuff. It's hard to find but this place carries it.
> Morning everyone...
> I use 3m blue low-tack painter's tape...and here's what I do. I pull off a
> piece and stick it on my clothes (clean, of course, no pet hairs) a few
> times. It's ready to go and will pull off cleanly. I use it for a lot of
> things in the darkroom, but esp like it for delineating the edges of pt/pd
> prints before coating. Perfectly clean edge lines...and after the coating
> dries it comes right off, slap your neg on, another tiny piece or two to
> hold the paper with the neg, and voila! No more messing around with
> rubylith...I love the stuff!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dkfreed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:41 AM
> Subject: Re: Artists' tape
>>I have part of a roll left of the artist's white tape and have been
>> wondering what I'll do when it runs out (if all life's dilemmas could be
>> like this!). A few options I've found:
>> * Blue painters' tape (Scotch, I think), which is more tacky but comes
>> cleanly if not left on too long.
>> * Collage artist Jonathan Talbot sells a low-tack artist's tape, but
>> bit pricey. His web site says its from 3M; see:
>> * Daniel Smith sells an artist tape, but I've never used it so can't
>> what its like.
>> * I've heard of people using gaffer's tape, which is tacky but comes up
>> cleanly. Again, haven't tried it.
>> Best, David.
>>> etienne garbaux wrote:
>>>> Alas, my last roll of the old Scotch white artists' tape is all but
>>>> gone, the core so ratty the part number is no longer legible. I know
>>>> was discontinued years ago (does anybody remember the part number?) I
>>>> believe Scotch still makes a white artist's tape, but last I knew it's
>>>> not the same as the old stuff. Nothing else I tried, including
>>>> remaining "artists' tape," even came close. I was lucky to find a
>>>> of the old stuff tucked away in an out-of-the-way little art supply
>>>> store in the late '80s or early '90s, but now I'm out.
>>>> What artists' tapes do people use and like now?
>>>> Thanks, etienne