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Pro Tapes General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • High Tensile Strength

General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black) is used for securing overhead lighting or audio wire, as well set and stage decoration. It's also useful for art work, framing, display, graphics and stage blocking.

Dimensions 2.0" x 55 Yards (5.08 cm x 50.3 m)

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General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (49)
  • Attaches securely (42)
  • Long-lasting (27)
  • Good power output (23)
  • Good color value (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (41)
    • Indoors (23)
    • Outdoor events / games (20)
    • Outdoors (14)
    • Night time (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (30), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (55)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I need some tape to tape down my tape.

    This tape is great! So great, in fact, that someone apparently keeps stealing it for purposes unknown. Which is annoying! Then I buy more. Because I need it. I use it...Read complete review

    This tape is great! So great, in fact, that someone apparently keeps stealing it for purposes unknown. Which is annoying! Then I buy more. Because I need it. I use it mostly for product photography but I can only imagine that my unknown kleptomaniac is using it to mend frayed wires or hang up photos of kittens. Not his kittens, mind you, because this person is all about other people's stuff. That guy is the worst, but this tape is pretty darn good.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as Permacel

    I got this as an experiment since it cost half as much as the industry standard.
    It works almost as well but here is what I found to be problematic.
    It sticks...Read complete review

    I got this as an experiment since it cost half as much as the industry standard.
    It works almost as well but here is what I found to be problematic.
    It sticks every bit as good as Permacel but I found it twice as hard to rip off a small piece when I needed it.
    Also i have had mixed results on painted surfaces. On a good commercially painted wall there were no problems, but with generic home interiors I had it peel paint on a couple of occasions.
    Not a bad replacement product for non critical areas.
    I will use the good stuff if I have any doubt about the surface.

    Reviewed by 69 customers

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    5.0

    Better than cheap online tape

    By Steve S

    from Texas

    Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

    I purchased some online brand thinking I got a deal. When I went to use it, I found it didn't do what I wanted to do with it. I was trying to tape/hinge together two v-flats. The next day the cheap internet tape had fallen off the sides of the v-flats. I couldn't believe it. B&H to the reacue. Used this brand and no problems. It's a much thicker tape that holds strong, yet does not destroy most surfaces (if you need to remove it). When in doubt, trust this brand, it's real gaffer tape.

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    5.0

    Gaff

    By Gj

    from Huntersville nc

    Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

    Good tape

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    4.0

    Good roll of gaffers tape

    By VideoEditorNJ

    from New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

    A little expensive, but good roll of gaffers tape.

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    5.0

    A must have.

    By Jonny

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

    Truly a must have for professional wedding photographers. Strong without leaving any traces or residue, it has a plethora of uses. A great deal for the amount.

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    5.0

    A must

    By Jonathan

    from Israel

    Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

    Gaffers tape is a must for any serious wedding photographer. This is a great deal for the amount provided.
    FAR less expensive than in Israel, for certain.

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    5.0

    Speedy delivery

    By Roger

    from Clintondale, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

          I just received delivery and have not used the product yet. What blows me away is that the order was placed one day and delivery was made the next day at no extra cost. I am accustomed to waiting ten days to two weeks for delivery. This policy is about taking care of the customer. I don't know about the product, kudos to B&H.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Not as good as Permacel

          By Ted the cameraman

          from NY/NJ

          Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

          I got this as an experiment since it cost half as much as the industry standard.
          It works almost as well but here is what I found to be problematic.
          It sticks every bit as good as Permacel but I found it twice as hard to rip off a small piece when I needed it.
          Also i have had mixed results on painted surfaces. On a good commercially painted wall there were no problems, but with generic home interiors I had it peel paint on a couple of occasions.
          Not a bad replacement product for non critical areas.
          I will use the good stuff if I have any doubt about the surface.

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          5.0

          Good Quality

          By Martin

          from NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Events

            Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

            It gets the job done

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good Product

            By Greg

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Time

              Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

              Product as described. Does a great job of locking down my focus ring for night photography without leaving all the messy residue on my expensive lenses.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Never leave home without it

              By Corporate Video Producer

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                I never go on a shoot without this Gaffer Tape. I've used it to secure lav mics, to position reflectors, for talent marks, and about 500 other things. I've found General Brand to work just as well as any other brand!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Standard gaffer Tape

                By Britphotog

                from South Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                      Good tape at a reasonable price. No complaints.

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                      5.0

                      Okay

                      By Andy

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                        Works just fine and the price is right.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        1001 uses on the set for Gaffers

                        By Lou@NYU

                        from NYC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Not Avail In Wide Widths

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                        This tape is of high quality and thin so you can tear it quickly with your fingers. The thicker brand tape is excellent also but is costlier and not as flexible for small repairs and audio wrapping.
                        Most tape will dry out and leave a white powdery residue after a year or less, faster if exposed to the sun. The best way to remove that residue is with
                        Mineral Spirits or Denatured Alcohol.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Sure is gaff tape

                        By Lee

                        from New Orleans

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                            Big ol' roll of tape. Sturdy stuff. A little pricey.

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                            5.0

                            I need some tape to tape down my tape.

                            By Tim the Tapeless

                            from Carlstadt, NJ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors

                              Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                              This tape is great! So great, in fact, that someone apparently keeps stealing it for purposes unknown. Which is annoying! Then I buy more. Because I need it. I use it mostly for product photography but I can only imagine that my unknown kleptomaniac is using it to mend frayed wires or hang up photos of kittens. Not his kittens, mind you, because this person is all about other people's stuff. That guy is the worst, but this tape is pretty darn good.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              light leakage

                              By Terp

                              from Stuart, Fl.

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long-Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Long Exposure Photography
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                                prevent light leakage during long exposure shoots

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very good gaff tape!

                                By chazman55555

                                from Oak Park, IL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Works well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Special Events
                                  • Tape Cables

                                  Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                                  I use this gaff tape all the time to tape my cables and floor mics. Very happy with the performance and feel of the tape.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great tape

                                  By Sam

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                                    Indispensable for taping things like cables and whatnot down for live events.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works as expected

                                    By Eric

                                    from Connecticut

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                                        Nice gaffer tape, works as it should. The roll itself is larger in diameter than I expected.

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                                        4.0

                                        Descent tape

                                        By John urphotos

                                        from Little neck ny

                                        Comments about General Brands Pro Gaffer's Tape - 2.0" x 55 Yards (Black):

                                        What's there to say about gaffer tape,, you need it. This ones a good option that us relatively inexpensive

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