Gaffer tape, also known as spike and AV cord tape, is made of heavy cotton cloth. It conforms to irregular surfaces, has excellent water, vapor, and abrasive resistance, and is easily removable. It's also hand-tearable, so there's no need for specialized cutting tools when working with it.
Our standard grade gaffer tape is ideal for applications like securing cables and audio/visual wires, marking floors and stages, and bookbinding. Because it can be quickly and easily applied and removed without damaging the floor or leaving behind excess adhesive, it is extensively used by film, TV, theatre, photography, live music, and industrial production crews.
Tape Jungle is a great place to meet all of your gaffer tape needs. Our gaffer tape colors include standard black, dull gloss, and bright fluorescent, all available at reasonable prices.
We know people are often confused about the difference between gaffer tape and duct tape. Both gaffer and duct tape are classified as cloth tapes, meaning they have a cloth backing for enhanced durability. Moreover, they are sometimes used for the same purposes. However, they have a crucial primary difference: their adhesives.
Gaffer tape uses a rubber-based adhesive designed to be removed mostly residue-free. It can detach from cords, flooring, or any other surface without leaving residual stickiness. Duct tape, on the other hand, usually leaves behind a gummy residue after being removed.
Our standard grade gaffers tape is our most popular cloth gaffer tape and is ideal for most applications. It is a polyethylene-coated cloth laminated tape with a low-gloss finish film coated with a natural rubber adhesive, making it great for all-purpose use. It comes in 11 different colors so that you can pick the best design for your project. Alternatively, for a discount, you can let us choose by selecting the "Surprise Me" option, meaning:
- You get a 10% discount by the roll and by the case
- We will select up to 3 different colors based on our existing inventory
If you have specific gaffer tape questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Cloth Gaffer Tape
Cloth gaffer tape is designed with versatility in mind. It features a low-light reflective backing ideal for flash photography and video productions. Stage performers often use it to secure microphones and cables. Using it to tape down wires makes the stage look neater and eliminates tripping hazards. You can also affix gaffer tap to walls, baseboards, and stage surfaces. And when it's removed, it won't peel off paint or damage the surface.
The high-strength backing of cloth gaffer tape is UV and abrasion-resistant and is applicable in many environments. You can buy a single roll or a case of 24 rolls. Case purchases are best suited for commercial use, while single roll purchases work better for small-scale projects. If you work in an industry that involves regular use of gaffer tape, such as set design, you can significantly save by buying in bulk.
Black Gaffer Tape
Black Pro Gaffer Tape is the preferred tape for industry professionals securing overhead lighting, audio wires, and set and stage decor. It is also helpful for taping down artwork, framing, displays, and large graphics boards. Its dark color makes it unobtrusive, and the matte version doesn't reflect stage lights. For theater productions, you can use it to secure anything that you don't want your audience to notice.
Our Black Pro Gaffer tape is easy to unwind and hand tearable. It provides aggressive adhesive without leaving a sticky residue on indoor or outdoor surfaces. It has an anti-slip surface, so you can use it for stage markings without endangering your actors. Some people also like to apply gaffer tape to tool handles for better grip.
Fluorescent Gaffer Tape
Fluorescent gaffer tape has an extraordinary property: it glows under UV light! If you need to know the location of the tape and the equipment it's secured to, all you have to do is shine a UV light around your work area. The UV glow is also helpful during cleanup. Just turn on your UV flashlight to find every last scrap of fluorescent cloth tape.
Fluorescent gaffer tape's vibrant colors make it perfect for stage spikes and other functions where visibility is a high priority. On the other hand, fluorescent tape can also be surprisingly effective at blending into brightly colored environments. Black gaffer tape is commonly used to make equipment disappear into the background, but this doesn't work in all situations. If you're working on a set with many vibrant colors, fluorescent tape can be less intrusive.
Bookbinders sometimes use fluorescent cloth tape for seaming and edge reinforcement. It has a printable surface, making it suitable as a canister tape for identifying different film types.
Gaffer tape is a high-quality vinyl-impregnated cloth with a non-reflective matte finish. Both practical and artistic, we've heard of a number of ways this tape is used for events, projects, safety, and identification. Get creative with brightly colored gaffer tape, and feel free to mix and match colors and quantities!
Premium Gaffer Tape
Our premium gaffer tape boasts a heavy-duty vinyl coated waterproof cloth backing with excellent flexibility. It is of higher strength than the standard gaffer tape and is better able to withstand heavy use. This high-tech tape with excellent adhesion for superior performance is designed for exterior weather and high/low-temperature applications, with non-reflective backing for low gloss. It retains flexibility and conformability, even in environments with extreme temperature fluctuations.
- Bookbinding tape
- Photography studios and film set production
- Wrapping or bundling wire, metals, and plastics
- Protecting and anchoring electrical wiring
- Moisture and dust-proof sealing of equipment cases and/or film canisters
Finding the Right Tape
At Tape Jungle, you can always find the tape that’s right for you. Whatever you need gaffer tape for, you can trust our merchandise to get the job done. Check out our product line, learn more about the uses of gaffer tape, and let your creativity run wild!