Monday, June 18, 2012


Yes, it's that time of year again. Time to get ready for the annual series of Burning Festivals culminating with the ultimate non-conformist gathering that is BURNING MAN!! While Doctor Tape has never experienced any of these I live vicariously through the tales told by my more adventurous and Avant-Garde acquaintances. They make it sound very inviting. For more information on "What is Burning Man?" check out the link

I am actually interested in letting all of you Burning Fanatics know that Doctor Tape has your tape for HEXAYURT construction. Don't know what a HEXAYURT is? It is a durable, temporary shelter invented by Vinay Gupta as a means of housing victims of war and natural disaster. It's also quickly becoming the housing method of choice for those attending the Burning Festivals. You can build it with a few sheets of plywood and some tape. Just type Hexayurt Project into Google or the search engine of your choice and you can get all of the details.

The tape used for building a HEXAYURT is a very strong tape for holding it together. If you don't use the special, super strong HEXAYURT tape it won't hold together. I am proud to say that I am the supplier of this tape to most of the people building HEXAYURTS at these festivals. If you are going to be building a HEXAYURT and you need the tape just go to and then give us a call. I suggest that you try to get a bunch of people together and combine your orders into a single larger order. That way you get the quantity discount and you can save big on shipping. We take Visa or Master Card (No Amex or PayPal, sorry).

If any of you has a tale about Burning Man or the other Burning festivals that you would like to share please e-mail us at I will post them on a future blog.

Happy Taping!

Monday, March 5, 2012


Gummed Tape is a great, beneficial, permanent tape, sealing tape. Gummed tape is a water-activated tape where there is adhesive on a paper backing and becomes sticky when moistened.

Some have heard of Reinforced Gummed Tape which is a type of gummed tape. With this gummed tape, the backing consists of a piece of paper, then a cross-pattern layer of fiberglass filaments and then another layer of paper.

Some say that gummed tape is better to use than pressure sensitive tape. Pressure sensitive tape never creates that permanent bond. The tape only attaches to the surface. With gummed tape, the glue sinks into the ridges making a more permanent bond between the tape and the carton.

Gummed tape is an easy to use, last long and is cheap to purchase

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Duct tape is used for a wide range of projects whenever you need a strong, flexible and sticky tape. Duct tape is composed of three layers, the first layer is a resilient plastic, the second layer is mesh and the third layer is a rubber adhesive.

A lot of people question what duct tape is really used for because all they see is the tape putting things back together. Duct tape is a great quick fix solution.
People use duct tape for auto repairs; planes, cars, boats, space crafts, fixing clothes, shoes and bags, home repairs and I'm a lot of other fix ups that I can't think of.

There are a variety of colors, sizes and strengths. Some people instead of fixing things with it create things. Wallets, clothes, hair things, bracelets, flowers etc.

Duct tape is the something everyone should have. I know I always have a roll around in case I need to fix something quickly.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


There are both double-coated foam tapes and single-coated foam tapes. Both have great uses.

Double-coated foam tape is great for hanging up signs, mirrors, moldings, etc. There is removable double-coated tape great for temporary signage. Double-coated tape is also great to make something pop out, on the wall or even just on a simple invitation.

Single-coated foam tape is great for gasketing, anti-scratching when moving things over an area, insulation and much more.

The foam tape comes in either black or white. Great to have options.

Monday, January 23, 2012


This tape/adhesive is great for adhering paper to paper, plain paper to metallic paper to heavier more textured papers. You can use this tape to hold down flaps to make a folder, put in envelope liner and hold down light weight embellishments.

YES, Glue can do the same thing but if you use this adhesive, you don't have to wait for the glue to dry, and you won't have any messy overflow.

The tape is easy to use in the ATG dispenser. Very clear instructions given on how to load the dispenser properly and on how to apply the adhesive.

So don't just read this, give us a call at 800-882-7348 and visit our website, , to learn more and get your ATG Tape today!


Double-Coated Clear 254M is a polyester film tape that can withstand higher temperatures than rubber based tapes. 254M is a very strong double-coated tape making it easy to adhere to a variety of different materials. A few for example, cloth, vinyl, plastic, foam and cork.

254M is also great to be cut to a shape or size that you want. If you don't want to cut the strips yourself or to know they are all cut evenly. We can put a certain amount of strips per pad to put in stationery kits or any kind of kit really.

254M Double-Coated Clear tape is a fantastic tape to use.

What is your favorite tape and why?