Published: August 18, 2012

AVON, Ohio (August, 2012) -- New notebooks, fresh folders, bigger backpacks ... and Duck Tape®! Ace your first assignment of the school year by personalizing all your back-to-school supplies with Duck® brand duct tape's newest prints. The vibrant new designs, with colorful names like Mustache, Rainbow and Graffiti, join the Duck Tape® family of more than 100 colors and prints, perfect for upping the grade on any school outfit, accessory or supply.

Design sturdy and stylish notebook and textbook covers, craft spunky flowers for the ends of your pens, make locker decorations with strips of your favorite pattern, or give new life to old book bags by wrapping them in bold prints. Use Duck Tape® to add school spirit and style to pom-poms, team jerseys and sports equipment. And Duck Tape® rolls and sheets are perfect to add that pop of color and originality to art class projects. 

Duck® brand's newest prints are available at retailers nationwide:

  • Graffiti: This urban, art-inspired print adds a touch of cool and whimsy to any locker. Here's a tip: tear strips to lay side by side and “rebuild” the wall!
  • Rainbow: Brighten up any notebook with this groovy, mellow kaleidoscope of color.
  • Denim: Add a jean façade with this dark blue, denim-inspired pattern.
  • Mustache: Add funky flair to any craft with this print featuring black cartoon mustaches on a white background. 
  • Argyle: Bring out your inner prep with this classic pink, white and gray print.
  • Blue Surf Flower: Say Aloha to this breezy print with a turquoise background and white Hawaiian-inspired flowers.
  • Zig Zag: Never say “no” to neon! Brighten up your books with this print containing neon zig-zagging stripes in bright orange, green and pink.
  • Penguin: Bring the zoo to school with your favorite arctic-dwellers with this cheery pattern featuring cute penguins on a cool blue background.
  • Candy Corn: Get a candy craving early with this Halloween-inspired print that looks just like the real thing.
  • Purple Spider: Creepy crawlies were never this much fun! This black and purple spider pattern offers sass and spookiness at the same time.

And Duck® brand duct tape is offering even more fun and creative prints this fall!
Coming to retailers everywhere in September:



  • Holiday Dot: Can't wait until holiday break? Deck your school supplies out early with this bright and happy holiday pattern.

Available exclusively at Walmart in September:

  • Green Zebra: This stylish zebra pattern brings fun to everything from clothes to crafts.
  • Pink Leopard: Spots never looked so good! Add a touch of sophistication along with your most stylish school outfits.

And available everywhere in October:

  • Purple Zebra: This eye-catching new print is perfect for personalizing your favorite class and sports accessories.
  • Blue Leopard: Look fun and fabulous with this funky, blue spotted pattern.
  • Wavy Green: You won't be able to take your eyes off this awesome new print. Use it to decorate textbook and notebook covers, and you'll never misplace your notes again!
  • Skateboard: Whether you're a newbie to the sport or a boardsliding pro, this colorful new pattern brings skateboarding style to your fingertips.
  • ♥ Bacon: Need we say more? Finally a Duck Tape® pattern devoted to America's classic breakfast (and lunch and dinner … and dessert!) food.

"These new prints bring our colorful palette of Duck Tape® patterns to a new level, and offer another vibrant dose of inspiration for the already incredibly imaginative Duck Tape®crafters out there, just in time for back-to-school,” said Scott Sommers, Director of Marketing for DIY Tapes at ShurTech Brands, the makers of Duck® brand duct tape. “Whether you’re a student wanting to spruce up your supplies, a crafter creating something functional and fun, or an art teacher looking to introduce a fun new tool to your class, you can do it all with Duck Tape®.”

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An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes more than 140 colors, prints and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and prints such as Mustache, Graffiti and Zig-Zag.

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