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General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds)

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This General Brands Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds) is used for securing and holding overhead lighting, set and stage decoration, audio wire holddown. Other uses include art, framing and graphics, display and graphics, stage blocking and spiking.

Dimensions 2.0" x 30 yds (5.0 cm x 27.4 m)

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General BrandGaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds)
 
4.7

(based on 139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (102)

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    (33)

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    (3)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (107)
  • Good adhesion (99)
  • Long lasting (70)
  • Portable (4)
  • Quick setup (3)

Cons

  • Poor adhesion (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Storage (6)
  • Transporting goods (6)
  • Performances (5)
  • Shipping department (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (85), Budget shopper (31), Experienced (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (82), Personal (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everyone needs Gaff tape!

It is what it is- A big roll of gaffers tape. If you've never seen it, it's like Duct tape but you can tear it easily and peel it off of surfaces without...Read complete review

It is what it is- A big roll of gaffers tape. If you've never seen it, it's like Duct tape but you can tear it easily and peel it off of surfaces without removing the paint or leaving behind a sticky mess. It also is a nice flat black that wont add any reflections in your photos.

I even use it to attach color gels to my flash head. It stays taped onto the flash for years at a time- if I want to remove it, presto it's gone and no goop to ruin an otherwise nice flash. I also use small pieces to cover the Nikon logos on my camera bodies. Comes right off when it's time to upgrade!

I did an outdoor shoot for this company that uses Duct tape for various purposes. We used a piece on a concrete sidewalk to mark the spot for our subject to stand on- well the next YEAR we came back to do the same shoot and the Duct tape was still there- it survived a whole Northwest winter!

Another time we did a shoot inside a brand new remodeled nightclub. Again the company used Duct tape to hold the floor of our set in place. When we left, the tape pulled the paint right off the floor. We didn't stick around but I'll bet the owner will not be inviting us back!

Lesson learned: don't be like this company. Use what I, and the other real pros use: Gaffer tape.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay, But not as sticky or thick

I thought I'd try a roll of the "cheaper" tape. It's probably okay for 95% of studio work to tape stuff. I had just finished up a roll of A&E's...Read complete review

I thought I'd try a roll of the "cheaper" tape. It's probably okay for 95% of studio work to tape stuff. I had just finished up a roll of A&E's P665 Shurtape. That is MUCH thicker (sometime hard to tear) and stickier.

So if you want a light duty gaffer tape that will handle most things, this is probably the tape. For me, I will buy the more expensive tape next time.

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5.0

Great Tape

By Johnbo

from Missoula Montana

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Adhesion
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Studiio Use

    Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

    Tape has good tack and rips nice and strait across so there is no waste from tape runs. Dull finish so no shine problems. Holds very well. does remove some of the paper when removing it from background papers but then again so will most tapes. large roll for good value for the dollar.I use this in my home studio.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Lots of uses

    By Seeking the Light

    from Los Angeles

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Adhesion
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

        It's amazing how many things you can use this for, even around the house. I always carry this in my bag.

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        5.0

        Perfect Tape for Securing Cords

        By Brian Y

        from New York, NY

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Adhesion
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

            We use this tape to secure power cords to the floor during special events. It holds well and comes up clean.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great Deal

            By geofffos

            from Burlington, Vermont

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                I use it for almost anything

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                A must have!

                By Leo

                from NYC, NY

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Adhesion
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gaffing
                  • Lighting
                  • Video

                  Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                  If you work with lighting, video, photography, you need this! It works perfect every time. Can't beat the value.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  So far, so good.

                  By AnitaCamera

                  from Long Island, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Adhesion
                  • Repositionable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Holding Down Power Cords

                    Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                    I had power cords that were a safety hazard and I used the Gaffer tape to hold them down. The two inch width was enough to hold down two hospital grade power cords, side by side, but I added strips along the sides in heavy traffic area. Only in use a short time so I can't say how well it will hold up,but so far so good. It is holding up well with no peeling or curling of the edges. No problem repositioning the tape, and no residue left on carpet.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Latex and cloth has a little give

                    By Ed

                    from Connecticut

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                    Pros

                    • Flexible
                    • Rip-resistant
                    • Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Matting And Studio
                      • Temporary Fixtures

                      Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                      This roll seems like a good value, and is everything you see in the description. Fairly strong, cloth-based, latex-infused, and cleanly removable.

                      I used to use a brand that I can't seem to find anymore which was paper based instead of latex based. So my notes are pointing out some differences between the two kinds of tape.

                      In comparison, this tape's adhesive is not quite as strong as I'd like it, especially on uneven surfaces; it's pretty hardy but I feel like I can't use it under tension as easily as the paper variety as it might peel. This tape's latex and cloth gives it a bit of stretch which can help conform to curved surfaces nicely, but laying it out in straight lines takes a bit of extra care. Also, it's a little thicker and the latex shows a bit of a cream/white line along the edge of the tape. Lastly, this tape is much more strong against tearing than the paper variety; this can be a really good thing once applied to surfaces, but you'll want a knife edge to cut the tape off the roll without any fraying.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Works on carpet!

                      By Cap'n Video

                      from St. Joseph, MI

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Adhesion

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                          Great to hold down cables on all surfaces. Does not leave sticky residue.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          The Best

                          By Deere Photog

                          from Moline, IL

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Adhesion
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                              This matte black gaffer tape is the BEST tape for our photographic needs at our studio.

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                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Gotta get it.

                              By Tony B.

                              from Louisville, KY

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                              Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                              Use this tape on every location shoot. Either covering cords or holding things together. The smaller core makes this easier to transport in my camera bag.

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                              5.0

                              Cloth Adhesive Device

                              By Sir Varbüton Grektonmunch

                              from New England

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                              Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                              A truly wondrous little item! Sticky on one side- yet cloth-like on the other! While serving to easily coat your most valued possessions in a truly delightful layer black cloth, I have also discovered yet another use for this ingenious device: when draped over a pair of non-sticky objects, the two will in fact, conjoin! I have "taped" near dozens of items to other items with this miraculous substance! It is truly revolutionary, and I wholeheartedly recommend this product to any and all!

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                              5.0

                              Why did I wait so long to purchase this?

                              By Photo Nerd

                              from Pittsburgh, PA

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                              Pros

                              • Indispensable
                              • Leaves no residue
                              • Sticks like glue

                              Cons

                              • No Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • For Photography

                              Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                              How did I go so long without having Gaffer's Tape? The first time I used it, I tore off about 18" and folded it on itself a couple times, then stuck it in my camera bag (why bring the entire roll). When I needed it, I simply pulled it apart and taped my GoPro to a wall. No adhesive residue was left on the wall or the camera, and it stuck to the wall like it was glued there. It exceeded expectations!!! Always keep some with you, especially if you're a photographer.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Add this to your camera bag

                              By HaloRanger

                              from Oregon

                              Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                              Many years ago a professional photographer friend turned me on to the many uses for Gaffer's Tape. He used it to mark the spot for his models to stand, to customize shapes of reflectors, to hang backgrounds, secure props on windy locations and even to aid his grip on portions of his cameras and lens. Time pasted and I stepped away from serious photography forgetting this super handy tool. It was during a presentation by Scott Kilby that I was again reminded about Gaffer's Tape and it's many uses as a easy ripping, non-marking tape. Mr. Kilby even mentioned other handy uses proving that this product's usefulness is truly up to the photographer's imagination. I recommend that you secure strips of it inside your luggage (on the shell) underneath the liner for future emergency use while on trips. Roll a foot or more around a section of a wooden dowel and keep it in your photo bag to secure anything that might easily become lost or loose. It does not leave any residue so you need not fear damaging walls and equipment. This is worth it's price many times over when you need it. Forget the duck tape (true military designation from WWI) and be prepared for the photo opportunity when conditions call for an adhesive tape!

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                              5.0

                              What a role of tape!

                              By Bustamente

                              from new york city

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Adhesion
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                  Such strength! Such adhesion!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Best Tape Out There!

                                  By Chris the Engineer

                                  from Muskogee, Ok

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Adhesion
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shipping Department

                                    Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                    Gaffers tape is the best tape to use in any circumstance. It is a strong cloth tape that does not leave any residue any time! I am highly impressed with this tape and it is definitely worth the price!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    It's Gaffers Tape

                                    By Orange Arch

                                    from Grand Junction, CO

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Adhesion
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cable Management

                                      Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                      It's gaffers tape- what more is there to say? It sticks well and doesn't leave any sticky residue on my cables.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Gaffer Tape

                                      By Gilmour Photography

                                      from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Adhesion

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Temporarily Joining Bits

                                        Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                        Using the tape in my photo studio and on location. Mostly using it to attach gels to strobe lights. It sticks well, peels off easily even after having the modelling light on for some time. It tears easily. It does what I expect. I love the compact size.

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                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Price, works perfect! Many Uses!

                                        By Rob

                                        from Chicaog, IL

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Adhesion
                                        • Long Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                            Works great for taping down cords etc... however since this tape leaves no residue, it works for lots of other stuff as well.

                                            I've used it to tape stuff to the dash of the car while we were traveling across Namibia so my GPS tracker had great signal and stayed put!! I've used the gray gaffer to cover the Canon print on my lens cases so its not quite so obvious what I'm traveling with.

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                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Never go on location without it.

                                            By Rick

                                            from Cheshire, Connecticut

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Good Adhesion

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                                Holds seamless paper to the floor (or masonary walls) all day. Gaffer tape holds baclgrounds, lights, props, broken light stands....and keeps the photography going foward.

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                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                Basic but perfext

                                                By Tom Photog

                                                from Baltimore, MD

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Good Adhesion
                                                • Long Lasting

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about General Brand Gaffer Cloth Tape - Matte Black (2.0" x 30 yds):

                                                    Tears easy and holds well

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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