We're always working to find better ways to do things. We feel it's important to report on the things that don't work out as well as on the successes.
A while back we decided to try using Flash Breaker Tape as a print surface material, seeing if it had any advantages over Polyimide Tape (also known by the trademarked name Kapton). Flash Breaker Tape is used in the composite manufacturing and repair industry, particularly in aerospace applications. Ours came from Atacs Products. It is a thin-film polyester tape that uses a silicone adhesive just as Polyimide Tape does. In short, we found that it does not perform as well as Polyimide Tape for print-bed surfacing, though it did work in one application.