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Re: Artists' tape

Ike wrote:

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.
Interesting -- several others have mentioned low-tack tapes, also. Perhaps we should discuss what people use artists' tape for, and what properties they find valuable (or perhaps I should have said what I was after more clearly). In my case, I don't want a low-tack tape (well, I do, but there are several low-tack tapes that work fine). What I'm after is the good old high-tack artists' tape. The old Scotch artists' tape was terrific because although it had high tack and the adhesive didn't fail over time, it came off cleanly and the adhesive never yellowed paper substrates. I've never found another tape with all of these properties.

I notice Light Impressions has Tyvek tape -- has anyone used it? How about Filmoplast P-90?

Best regards,