Ahhh, gaffer tape (or is it “gaffa tape”, “gaff tape”, or any number of other terms?) Whatever you call it, it’s possibly the most useful piece of gear on a stage or set, whether large or small. And hoo boy, is it convenient: So light! So compact! So pocketable! (Errﾅ wait, are we still talking about gaffer tape?)
As a matter of fact, we are. Presenting a new product from Visual Departures: microGAFFERﾮ tape. microGAFFER is identical to professional gaffer tape in all ways except the problematic ones: size and weight. Use it anywhere you’d use standard-size gaffer’s tape: secure cabling and other equipment, make minor repairs, block out staging, label control boards, and more. It tears off easily and leaves almost no residue, just like gaffer’s tape (because that’s what it is.)
The difference is, itﾒs so compact, you can buy several rolls and keep them wherever you need them. Keep one in your car’s glove compartment; one in your backpack; one in your SLR camera bag (and each of your other gear bags); you can even keep one in your pocket. Now, when you find a problem on the set or location, your solution will be within arm’s reach ﾗ solve the problem and move on.