--- Roger Holmes <roger.holmes at microspot.co.uk> wrote:
Not yellow, but as you are in the states, try here:
I have a source in the UK for yellow ONE inch tape,
can make 11/16 to order, but minimum batch is
hundreds if not
thousands of rolls.
I would be interested in knowing more about the state
of supply for papertape media worldwide. I have
become quite concerned about availability going
forward. In the states, I know of only two suppliers,
Western NC and Trybus. It appears that Trybus has
closed in recent months, leaving only Western NC.
Trybus owned the rights to manufacture the Arvey brand
of Mylar tape, and I believe was the sole source for
Mylar tape of any kind. I spoke with a lady at
Western NC, who confirmed that they acquired the
Trybus inventory, but that no new tape is being made.
As for actual paper tape, there is only one mill that
supplied both Trybus and Western NC. Western NC says
they plan to carry it as long as they can get it, and
they don't have any indication when the mill might
drop it. They tell me, though, that paper tape usage
is down to a trickle. I notice that both Western NC
and Trybus dropped the blue and red tape colors about
a year ago. I imagine that not much of this stuff is
being made anymore.
I imagine that many paper suppliers ought to be able
to provide tape on a custom basis, given a
sufficiently large order, but I was led to believe
that the specs for such tape as laid out in the
relevant standards were a bit difficult to fulfil,
particularly for oiled tape.
Time to stockpile tape. I just ordered another case