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GirolasorN

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RUNNING: I need a different marking tape/technique
« on: Apr 13, 2017, 05:34 am »
Hi everyone;
Iím stage manager of a theater stage. Stage is working 7 days of week and 9 shows on 7 days. Because of that stage is full of marking tapes. And we are covering up markings before every show and open the others. Iím using black gaff tape for covering up. Itís waste of tape and waste of time. Also itís damaging stage paint. Now I want to find another marking tape or marking technique. When marking something, I want to see that marking from stage. But I don't want to see from audience site. Is it possible?

Edited to add topic tag, remove spelling errors- Maribeth
« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2017, 04:46 pm by Maribeth »

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Re: I need a different marking tape/technique
« Reply #1 on: Apr 13, 2017, 10:46 am »
To avoid damaging the stage paint, try covering the spikes with painter's tape first, then cover the painter's tape with the gaff.
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Re: RUNNING: I need a different marking tape/technique
« Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2018, 04:17 am »
Black paper-tape is WAY cheaper than gaff and has much less tack. I get mine from the local film-suppliers - try there first, otherwise I'm sure it's online

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