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Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« on: Feb 20, 2010, 07:39 pm »
The TD at Syracuse Stage told me today about Shurtape's new glowing gaff tape.  Does anyone have any experience with it? 

Here is a review of it from isquint.net:
http://isquint.net/2009/review-shurtape-p-661-glow-gaff-tape/

And here is where you can order it from Production Advantage:
http://www.productionadvantageonline.com/Search/p-661.aspx

We've already ordered a roll of it to check out.
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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 2010, 10:17 pm »
Other than seeing it on the Rosebrand website, I have no experience with the stuff.  Please let us know what you think of it!

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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2011, 01:09 pm »
So a year later, has anyone used this?  Thoughts?

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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 2011, 01:25 pm »
We used it at my theatre last summer and didn't like it at all.  It didn't stick well (and it calls itself gaff tape!) and barely glowed even after being charged for a full minute with a high powered flashlight right on it.  We ended up doing double work because we put it all down and then had to pull it all up the next day and replace it.  So I give a big thumbs down.

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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 2011, 09:06 pm »
Agreed. Loved it in theory, was not a fan in practice for the same reason as sahuff.asm.

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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2011, 11:19 am »
We have been using it this season, and have been overall pretty happy with it.  It doesn't glow as strongly as the old version, but is sufficiently bright enough to see in blackouts, etc.  It sticks much better than traditional glow tape (although not as well as gaff), but can be covered with clear marley tape on the floor if the glow is in small pieces (particularly when used for dance).  It is much faster to put down than the paper backed glow and can be torn instead of having to be cut with scissors.
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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2011, 12:06 pm »
We have been using it this season, and have been overall pretty happy with it.  It doesn't glow as strongly as the old version, but is sufficiently bright enough to see in blackouts, etc.  It sticks much better than traditional glow tape (although not as well as gaff), but can be covered with clear marley tape on the floor if the glow is in small pieces (particularly when used for dance).  It is much faster to put down than the paper backed glow and can be torn instead of having to be cut with scissors.

It was nice to be able to tear it instead of cutting it with scissors but I would say that was its only real perk.  I usually take a few minutes of down time in rehearsals (either during sing time or on a 10) and cut some small pieces of glow for use in tech so it wasn't a huge help but it was nice. 

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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2011, 12:47 pm »
Thanks for the input.  Since I am old school, I'll probably stick to what I know, but interesting to hear others experiences.

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Re: Glow-in-the-dark Glow tape
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2011, 12:06 am »
That stuff reminds me of a TV/VCR or any other combination of two excellent products: It does both things, but doesn't do either one of them very well. Or at least not as well as each of its original components.

 

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