Tag: tape is evil

Post ID: 7886

So you know how you can tape things to other things by making a little loop of Scotch tape? Turns out it’s not a very good way to repair books.

Post ID: 7917

This is the easiest removal of book tape residue I’ve ever done. Had to film it for posterity. Scraped right off! Filming this was hard because I had to use one hand for the camera and another for my knife. I should also mention that […]

Post ID: 8013

Proper tape removal etiquette requires the pinky finger to be extended.

Who Made That Scotch Tape?

Who Made That Scotch Tape? The particulars are hard to pin down, but everyone seems to agree that Scotch tape, the now-famous brand, originated as a slur. Back in the ’20s, Scotch was a synonym for “cheap.” Richard Drew, a 23-year-old research assistant at Minnesota […]

Post ID: 8474

Sooooooomebody went a little crazy with the Demco hinge tape (link is definitely not an endorsement, but for educational reasons only)!! I counted SEVEN pages with the tape on it, not to mention the green tape on the cover. This book is now brittle and breaking […]

Removing old tape


Masking tape = the WORST. 

Post ID: 8686

When every solvent I try removes the tape adhesive residue but also EVERYTHING ELSE on the object. (Currently trying to remove tape adhesive residue from a floppy plastic sign.)

Post ID: 8991

nyupreservation: Today in the lab: Removing pressure sensitive tape from the edge of a Edith Kramer Collection drawing with Zephyrtronic Hot Air tool and metal spatula. 

Post ID: 9235

Removing tape from a badly creased fold line. by MSULConsLab on Flickr.

Been there, know the pain. Cool to see they use a wood-burning tool too, like we do in our lab.

Post ID: 9499

Tape removal using a wood-burning tool.