Gaffer tape, also commonly called gaffa tape, but that is the incorrect term, is a pressure-sensitive tape made of hefty cotton cloth with a strong adhesive and tensile strength. It is mainly used in theatre, photography, cinema, radio, television production, industrial staging and, of course, speaker building. Gaffer tape is robust but easy to tear by hand, so no cutting tools are required, and it may be torn into narrower strips as needed. Gaffer tape is commonly used to secure cables to a stage floor, platform, or other surfaces for safety or concealment. Here at SoundImports, you can find gaffer tape from our premium brand, Monacor!
Is there a difference between duct tape and gaffer tape?
Both gaffer and duct tape are standard multifunctional tools that are made for giving extra strength. Furthermore, both of these tapes are pressure-sensitive, but each is best suited to a distinct purpose due to their differences.
Gaffer's tape, often known as gaffer tape, is manufactured using a synthetic rubber-based adhesive and a strong, coated fabric substance for reinforcement. It can be removed without leaving any residue or causing damage to the area it was applied to.
On the other hand, duct tape is made with a rubber-based adhesive and a waterproof polythene fabric backing. Due to its ultra-strong natural rubber-based adhesive, duct tape generally leaves a residue and may damage the surface attached to it when removed.