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Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« on: Mar 05, 2016, 10:34 am »
From what vendors do you order your supplies of gaff tape and spike tape? Any favorites? Any business to avoid?
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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2016, 03:35 pm »
I love stagespot.com. Gaff tape, spike tape (so many different colors!), glow tape, marley tape. Tie line if you need it and even gel if you need to cover flashlights for backstage.

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2016, 07:01 pm »
I don't often order it myself but when I do, there's a local vendor I prefer- Kinetic Artistry in Takoma Park, MD. (Just north of DC). Great customer service and you can get lots of other theatrical supplies, like stage makeup.
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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2016, 01:02 am »
I like my local guys at Rose Brands, but Stage Depot gives me a huge discount for being a pro and that is my go-to.

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2016, 10:56 am »
I don't often order it myself but when I do, there's a local vendor I prefer- Kinetic Artistry in Takona Park, MD. (Just north of DC). Great customer service and you can get lots of other theatrical supplies, like stage makeup.

I used to work at Kinetic Artistry! Great folks there, and they have basically the entire catalog of Ben Nye in store (and what they don't have, they'll order for you).
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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2016, 01:45 pm »
Not going to help you in the slightest Ruth, but a good portion of us in the UK will order from Flints, an independent theatrical and sailing suppliers. A large quantity is best ordered directly from Le Mark or Pro Tapes.

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2016, 05:00 pm »
My favorite company is Southwestern Bag. It's located in LA, but even with taxes and shipping, it is cheaper than Musson Theatrical, which is down the street. Though it does have to help a longstanding relationship with them, and they only ship in full cases (24 rolls) - but you can mix colors to get to 24.

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2016, 07:26 pm »
In the Boston area most theaters use Production Advantage (http://www.productionadvantageonline.com) They are based in Vermont and ship pretty quickly.

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2016, 05:05 pm »
I hear good things about Barbizon in Charlotte, North Carolina (for those of us in the southeast).
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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #9 on: Mar 11, 2016, 12:09 pm »
I hear good things about Barbizon in Charlotte, North Carolina (for those of us in the southeast).

Barbizon has locations around the country and a few worldwide (London and Australia). I was in the Chicago store just yesterday to get spike tape. It was cheaper for me to go in the store vs. online.

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #10 on: Mar 11, 2016, 01:17 pm »
Findtape.com. Based out of PA and Nevada. I'm in Mass and they ship pretty quickly, and has all the gaffe tape ranging from inexpensive to "Christmas gifts to other sm's" quality.

http://www.findtape.com/

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #11 on: Mar 16, 2016, 08:22 am »
Definitely not "supporting local business" - but Amazon has plenty of options, many with prime shipping available.
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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #12 on: Sep 20, 2016, 04:30 pm »
Harrison Bros have always been good.
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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #13 on: Sep 22, 2016, 04:18 pm »
Barbizon in the DC area

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Re: Purchasing Gaff and Spike Tape
« Reply #14 on: Sep 22, 2016, 06:49 pm »
It's great to have a Norcostco in Denver that you can walk in and pick up most supplies needed, especially when you need that *one* color.
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