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Shurtape CP-743

Shurtape CP-743 Matte Black Paper Tape [Permacel P-743]

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Product Description

Shurtape CP-743 Matte Black Paper Tape is a photographer's matte black masking tape. It features an opaque, matte surface for light-free masking and has high quick stick & adhesion when reproducing photographs. Shurtape CP 743 Paper Tape is used for photographic reproduction work such as cropping and edging negatives, positioning negatives for contact printing, redacting legal documents prior to copying, and for blackout sealing of camera bellows and film holders against light leaks. This is a reliable tape for use in photo studios, film processing laboratories, as well as in-home dark-rooms. CP743 / P743 Masking Tape is also recommended for use as a chart tape or a framer tape to hinge prints onto mat board. It features an easy, consistent unwind, high conformability, UV blocking and is hand tearable.

One of the best features of Shurtape CP-743 matte black masking tape is the clear adhesive. Unlike gaffers tape which has a white colored adhesive, CP-743 adhesive is clear and therefore not visible from the sides, cut edges, or other angles. This tape is now manufactured by Shurtape and was previously referred to as Permacel P-743. Made in the U.S.

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

Shurtape CP-743 Matte Black Paper Tape
  • Standards Met: ASTM D 6123/D 6123M-97 (2012), Type I
  • Carrier/Backing: impregnated paper
  • Adhesive: rubber-based   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 6.5 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 47 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 24 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: 45°F to 150°F
  • Elongation: 8%
  • Core: 3" diameter
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

Alert Roll Sizes/Widths

Please note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free. Tape rolls are typically cut to standard tape industry metric-cut sizes - or approx 5% narrower than the nominal size (i.e. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered).

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CP-743 Standard sizes


1/2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 12mm x 55m

CP-743/ 056072

Single Roll (1-71 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (72-359 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (360-719 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 720 Rolls)









3/4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 18mm x 55m

CP-743/ 0756048

Single Roll (1-47 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (48-239 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (240-479 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 480 Rolls)









1 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 24mm x 55m

CP-743/ 16036

Single Roll (1-35 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (36-179 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (180-359 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 360 Rolls)









2 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 48mm x 55m

CP-743/ 26024

Single Roll (1-23 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Rolls)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Rolls)









Nominal Tape Widths vs Actual Widths

Nominal vs. Actual Widths Zoom In

Tape rolls are cut to standard tape industry metric widths of approx. 24mm per 1-inch of nominal width ordered. As a result ACTUAL tape widths are normally 5% narrower than the NOMINAL width shown in inches. Examples:

  • 1" Nominal width = 15/16" (24mm) Actual width
  • 2" Nominal width = 1-7/8" (48mm) Actual width
  • 3" Nominal width = 2-13/16" (72mm) Actual width

Note that tape rolls are NOT guaranteed to be splice-free.

CP-743 Special Order Sizes


3 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 72mm x 55m

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
CP-743/ 36016

Single Roll (1-15 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (16, 32, 48, ... Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (80, 96, 112, ... Rolls)

10+ Cases (160, 176, 192, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum








4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 96mm x 55m

Approximately 15 extra business days to ship
CP-743/ 46012

Single Roll (1-11 Rolls)

1 - 4 Cases (12, 24, 36, ... Rolls)

5 - 9 Cases (60, 72, 84, ... Rolls)

10+ Cases (120, 132, 144, ... Rolls)

1 case minimum








Special Order Policies & Footnotes:

Special Order Policies

  • Special orders are non-returnable (and non-cancelable if materials have been already ordered or cut before the cancellation request was received).
  • Special order sizes often ship direct from our supplier so will not arrive together with stocked products.

Special Order Minimums

  • Minimum requirements apply because a size may be non-stock.
  • Minimum Quantities: If a particular size has a minimum item requirement, please only order that size in multiples of that minimum (e.g. if the minimum is 12, then use multiples like 12, 24, 36, etc).

Question & Answers

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Jane Dec 12, 2017
QUESTION: Is this tape black on both sides? I need to tape something to a piece of glass and need the tape to be black on both sides.
ANSWER: Shurtape CP-743 is coated with a clear adhesive. Can see a bit of the underside of tape in photo at Thank you.

User Reviews

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Steven D. Verified Buyer Jun 29, 2017
Nice Tape!
Shurtape CP-743 Matte Black Paper Tape [Permacel P-743]
We like the high level of stickyness (on wood) of this tape. It is thin enoughto conform to curved surfaces.
Shurtape CP-743 Matte Black Paper Tape [Permacel P-743]
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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