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New Smart Solutions in Barricade Tape, Roll Flagging Tape, Marking Flags and More

Presco ProductsWe recently added a new line of roll flagging tape, barricade (barrier) tape, and marking flags to our extensive product line-up. These high-quality, non-adhesive marking and barricade products are produced by Presco, a leading U.S. company, located in Sherman, Texas for over 75 years. Presco is America's premier manufacturer of safety marking products and engineered films offering solutions across a wide range of industries.

Barricade, also called barrier tape, and roll flagging tapes are typically brightly colored non-adhesive tapes used to warn and/or draw attention to a particular area or hazard to avoid. Often these tapes have designated colors for specific hazards which can be solid colored or printed with messages like DANGER, CAUTION, WETLANDS, and more. Roll Flagging and Barricade non-adhesive tapes can be quickly and easily placed to provide warning of physical hazards or dangerous situations for road repairs; buried pipes, wires, cables, police, fire and sheriff warnings, preventing costly injuries, damage, and downtime.

Presco Marking Flags

A wide array of industries and organizations use these tapes daily including surveying, trail marking and other industrial applications like construction, forestry, hardware, oil exploration, nursery, mining, and geophysics. In addition, they are used by professionals in law enforcement, emergency management, safety, utilities, and more.

Marking Flags are a standard for homeowners and used extensively in the landscaping, construction, athletic field marking, utility construction, line locating and forestry industries. If you need a long-lasting and colorful above-ground marking flag then Presco's line of marking flags, in over 15 colors, is your solution. Available in either steel wire or plastic staffs, they are ideal for driveway marking for snow removal, pet containment and barrier training, landscape sprinkler marking, property delineation, for sporting events and much more.

Roll Flagging Tapes

Presco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape 3.0 mil Standard ColorsPresco Arctic Roll Flagging Tape 5.0 mil PresGlo Neon Colors

Presco Taffeta Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Taffeta Roll Flagging Tape 2.5 mil Standard Colors

Presco Biodegradable Roll Flagging Tape

  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Complete degradation in 6-24 months depending on outdoor conditions
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • 6 bright color options including blue, orange, red, white, yellow, and pink neon

Presco Polka Dot Patterned Roll Flagging TapePresco Stripe Patterned Roll Flagging TapePresco Checkerboard, Stripe, and Polka Dot Patterned Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Checkerboard Patterned Roll Flagging Tape

  • Temperature resistant to -20°F
  • 2.0 mil thickness for standard colors
  • 2.5 mil thickness for PresGlo neon colors
  • Non-embossed
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • 9 Standard Color Checkerboard Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 2 Neon PresGlo Color Checkerboard Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness
  • 13 Standard Color Stripe Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 3 Neon PresGlo Color Stripe Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness
  • 2 Day/Night Color Stripe Patterns Available (formulated with an exclusive nighttime visibility silver ink)
  • 12 Standard Color Polka Dot Patterns Available - 2.0 mil thickness, and 3 Neon PresGlo Color Polka Dot Patterns Available - 2.5 mil thickness

Presco Printed Roll Flagging TapePresco Printed Legend Roll Flagging Tape

Presco Printed Legend Roll Flagging Tape

  • Temperature resistant to -20°F
  • Printed messaging to reinforce your non-verbal communication needs
  • 2.0 mil thickness for standard colors
  • 2.5 mil thickness for PresGlo neon colors
  • Non-embossed
  • Over 20 printed legend and color combinations available
  • 100% made in the US

Barricade Tapes

Presco Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Printed Barricade Triage TapePresco Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Crystalline Silica Barricade Tape

Presco Crystalline Silica Barricade Tape

  • used to help warn of the dangers of crystalline silica - a common mineral that is found in materials that we see every day in roads, buildings, and sidewalks

Presco Biodegradable Printed Barricade Tape

  • 6 mil thickness
  • Environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Complete degradation in 6-24 months depending on outdoor conditions
  • Easy to use and identify
  • 100% made in the US
  • Available in red color with DANGER printing or yellow color with CAUTION printing

Presco Reinforced Printed Barricade Tape

Presco Reinforced Printed Barricade Tape
  • 7 mil thickness
  • Reinforced polyethylene film tape
  • Available in red tape with black "DANGER PELIGRO" printing and yellow tape with black "CAUTION CUIDADO" printing

Presco Woven Barricade Tape

Presco Woven Barricade Tape

  • Woven, non-adhesive polypropylene film barrier tape
  • Tensile Strength: 500 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Chemical and weather resistant

 

Marking Flags

Presco Wire Staff Marking Flags

Presco Wire Staff Marking Flags

  • Made of high-quality flexible PVC film and high-carbon alloy steel for added tensile strength and bend resistant stability
  • Available wire lengths; 15 in. and 21 in.
  • Available flag sizes; 2-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 in. and 4 in. x 5 in.
  • 17 bright, solid long-lasting colors including 7 PresGlo neon colors

Presco Plastic Staff Marking Flags

  • Offer increased safety around machinery and children
  • Available in white 24 in. plastic staff with 4 in. x 5 in. flag in neon pink color or neon orange color

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Tape and Marking Flag Accessories

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Presco Handi Flagger Roll Flagging Tape Dispenser

Presco WIZPRO 1000 Barricade Tape Dispenser

Presco SPF36 Marking Flag Insertion Tool

Building a Hexayurt for Burning Man? Be Sure to Use the Right Tape

Burning Man, the art festival focused on self-expression, community and self-reliance, doesn't begin until August 30 this year (it runs through Sept. 7), but many are already planning their stay in the Northern Nevada desert.

This year's theme is Carnival of Mirrors and is described by press materials as "a kind of magic show that takes the form of an old-fashioned carnival." Last year, more than 66,000 people attended. Each year, the desert city - called Black Rock City - pops up from the ground, and disappears after the festival. One of the ten principle's of the festival is "leave no trace," so all structures are packed up and hauled away by participants after the fun is over.

While many live in RVs and tents over the course of the week, an eco-friendly alternative is the hexayurt. Originally designed by Vinay Gupta for a contest sponsored by Treehugger and CurrentTV (Gupta won), this shelter is now used for disaster zones and refugees. Gupta put the plans for the hexayurt in the public domain, so all the details are available for easy reference on this wiki.

There are several benefits of building your own hexayurt for Burning Man.

  • It's sturdy (75-mile an hour winds are normal in the desert).
  • It's cool and dark in the daytime.
  • It's warm at night.
  • The tape seals it from dust.
  • It's eco-friendly.
  • It's easy to pack up.
  • It embodies the spirit of self-reliance, another of the 10 principles of the festival.

Building a Hexayurt

The do-it-yourself structure can be created for less than $500 (depending on size), using some common building materials. The full list is available here, but includes sheets of insulation boards, PVC pipes, tent pegs, rope and tarp - and, of course, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape. It takes about 8 hours to build the hexayurt at home and another 1-4 hours to assemble it on the desert.

There are two types of tape you'll need for your hexayurt.

JVCC 762-BD Bi-Directional Filament TapeThe first is a 6" bi-directional tape from JVCC - the JVCC 762-BD Bi-Directional Filament Strapping Tape. This is a fiberglass reinforced polypropylene tape with a 155# tensile strength in both directions. It won't break or tear even under intense conditions, making it an ideal tape for holding together a living structure like the hexayurt. The 762-BD bidi tape also helps to reduce the amount of tape needed for your project since it has filaments in both directions of the tape; traditional filament tape is one directional only.

JVCC AF20 Aluminum Foil TapeThe second type of tape is a 3" or 4" aluminum foil, which is used to protect the bi-directional tape from UV damage. It also decreases fire risk. Our JVCC AF20 Aluminum Foil Tape is an all weather aluminum foil tape for general purpose use. It is a dead soft high tensile 2 mil thick aluminum foil coated with an aggressive acrylic adhesive system on a removable paper liner. Its malleable foil conforms well to irregular and curved surfaces, which makes it perfect for covering and sealing the seams in Hexayurt shelters. It performs well at both low and elevated temperatures and is designed for heat reflection and dissipation.

Both types of tape will withstand the sometimes extreme conditions on the Nevada desert. We don't recommend using duct tape at all in building your hexayurt. It can't withstand the heat, and you'll soon have a messy problem on your hands.

Gupta provides many detailed building plans on his wiki for hexayurts of all sizes. His wiki also has a handy tape calculator worksheet to help you determine how much tape you'll need to purchase.

But plan ahead and buy early, so you have the tape you need well in advance of building your structure.

If you need a bit of inspiration and want to see Vinay Gupta talk about hexayurt shelters, check out this video.

https://youtu.be/cIcuhF2urFo