Gaffa tape

Gaffer tape (also known as gaffer’s tape or gaff tape) is a heavy cotton cloth pressure-sensitive tape with strong adhesive and tensile properties. It is widely used in theatre, photography, film and television production. A common application for gaffer tape is securing cables to a stage floor, podium, or other surface, either for safety or concealment.

While sometimes confused with duct tape, gaffer tape differs in the composition of both the backing and the adhesive. Especially the gaffer tape is easily removed without damaging most of the surfaces to which it was adhered to. Gaffer tape is most often matte black, but also other colors are available. Here are some videos on gaffa tape.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Gaffa tape is like “The Force”. It has a dark side, a light side and it holds the universe together!


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