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Photographic masking tape is great for blocking light, sealing the edges of your art work, identification and much more. It has a rich, deep black color. This crepe paper tape contours easily around corners for clean edging.

Black photographic masking tape is versatile and reliable for use in photo studios, film processing labs, as well as home dark rooms. Recommended as a chart tape, for quality photographic reproduction work, cropping and edging negative for contact printing, and sealing camera bellow and film holders against light leaks.

As a light blocking tape, matte finish surface insures the light free masking required for high quality photo reproduction. High quick stick and adhesion. Easy tear by hand, remove no residue.

Masking Tape Features:

  • High conformable
  • High initial adhesion
  • Low gloss backing
  • Low reflectivity
  • Hand tearable
  • Removed less adhesive residual

Why don’t use Washi tape for Photographic masking?

Opaque black tape vs. Crepe tape vs. Washi tape

Photographic tape is opaque black tape that made from crepe paper as carrier. But it’s different from ordinary crepe paper tape. It has a unique opaque black layer, which can completely block the light through.

Ordinary crepe paper tape is general purpose masking tape for house painting or temporary fixed application. Photographic tape and crepe paper tape are booth have Low-gloss backing reduces light reflection.

Washi tape is extra-thinner painter’s tape use for house painting project. It is made of translucent thin washi paper as a carrier, the backing smooth reflective.

Photographers have found that having their camera covered in matte black tape helps eliminate reflections from the bright logos on the camera. This is why don’t use washi tape or crepe tape for photographic masking.

Black photo opaque tape has a matte finish and opaque black backing for light-blocking and masking. It is used in photo processing labs to mask unwanted portions of transparencies, patch holes, and repair camera bellows.