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Photographic paper black tape is photographic masking tape with a matte finish that insures the light free masking required for high quality photo reproduction.

Black Photographic 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.


  • 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?

Crepe paper tape vs. Washi tape

Crepe paper tape is generally a heavier, more robust backing for a tape. Photographic Tape typically use a crepe paper backing. The crepe paper have Low-gloss backing reduces light reflection.

Some painter’s tapes do as well. Because standard crepe paper is a little thicker and less conformable than Washi tape, these types of tapes are designed for masking straighter, more consistent surfaces or for production-oriented jobsite tasks like attaching poly sheeting together, bundling cables and cords or labeling paint cans and toolboxes. These types of tapes are generally not intended for applications that require masking inconsistent surfaces.


Washi Tape, Crepe Tape
Washi tape is basically Japanese paper tape, but with a special quality to it. They are slightly transparent, especially for the lighter colors. Washi tape have good adhesion and good release without damaging surfaces. Japanese paper tape (Washi tape) for painters masking is painter’s masking tape. The painter’s tapes for clean lines, also named fine line tape.  They should be residue free. You can tear them by hand, since they are made of thin paper.