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Old Sep 17, 2014, 01:54 PM
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How to cut design on colored packing tape

I'd like to use colored packing tape on my depron built planes.

How do you cut a simple design on it before applying to the plane?
Any suggestions welcome! Thanks
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 02:16 PM
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Lay the tape out on a piece of glass, cut the design then lift the tape from the glass and apply to the model.

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Old Sep 17, 2014, 03:41 PM
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Lay the tape out on a piece of glass, cut the design then lift the tape from the glass and apply to the model.

Larry
Hi Larry
Will the sticky adhesive comes off after sticking to the glass?
Thanks
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 07:02 PM
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If you aply windex on the glass it will be much more easy to take out the tape after cut, sorry for the bad english.
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 07:31 PM
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I put a few strips of heavy clear packing tape onto my glass work area first. then layed the colored tape on top of that, cut the pattern and it peeled up pretty easy. Straight onto the glass the tape wasn't strong enough to peel back up.Name: uploadfromtaptalk1411000307359.jpg
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 06:38 AM
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If you aply windex on the glass it will be much more easy to take out the tape after cut, sorry for the bad english.
+1, and your english is better than a lot of native speakers.

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 10:16 AM
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I use wax paper on more detailed stickers like numbers or letters
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 12:15 PM
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I have put the tape sticky side down on my cutting mat. Stays in place, blade stays sharp, and comes off with no problem. Keep the designs simple though, I suspect narrow areas less than 3 or 4 mm wide could be a problem if between wider sections.
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 01:25 PM
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What brand of colored vinyl tape are folks using these days? Tape Brothers?

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 01:38 PM
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I have some plastic from a Lowdepot kinda place and one side has a slight texture.
It's great as a base for tape cutting because it comes off much more easily.

Not sure if it's an ethylene or PVC but both types are easy on knife tips.

PS
when you buy TAPE make sure the COLOR is on the adhesive side not the 1st surface.
Usually the harder to find colors are the culprits.

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 04:50 PM
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What brand of colored vinyl tape are folks using these days? Tape Brothers?

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I don't think most "packing tape" is Vinyl. I think, most electrical tape is vinly. It is much heavier and far more stretchy. Also the color of vinyl tape is opaque, that's why it makes good signs.

Most packaging supply houses have "packing tape" available in colors. As others said the tape is actually clear and the adhesive is colored. That give it a nice deep shiny appearance like a clear coat car finish. Packing tape is often available in different thicknesses, but all the colored I have is what I would call thin tape. It is rather light weight but not fully opaque. That means overlaps will show and overlaps of different colors have a neat blend color.
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 10:26 AM
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Has anyone bought from Tape Brothers?

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Old Sep 19, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Many have.

I buy from this place:

http://www.fast-pack.com/colored_tape.html

very thin, very light weight, I lay it on wax paper and very gingerly peel it after cutting to shape. For any real complexity or small logos I'd use electrical tape.
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Old Sep 21, 2014, 07:34 AM
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Many have.

I buy from this place:

http://www.fast-pack.com/colored_tape.html

very thin, very light weight, I lay it on wax paper and very gingerly peel it after cutting to shape. For any real complexity or small logos I'd use electrical tape.
Best tape by far!
Light weight
Super sticky adhesive
Lasts a long time.

This one is 5 years old. Tape cut on glass. (The stars are decals.)
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