The tape is made by 3M Scotch “Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape #2080”. Look for the 2080 number!
Blue Painters Tape
I am not really sure which tape I like better. Blue or Purple. I am sort of leaning towards the purple. Prices vary all over the place from time to time and store to store. Thus it is hard to say which is more expensive.
Click on photo for a nice table that summarizes Scotch brand painters tapes.
Cheap Masking Tape
For cheap tape, I like the “Blick Masking Tape” from www.dickblick.com. I would not go out of my way to get this tape. When I order something else from Blick, I get some. Beware, this tape really feels cheap. It is a little thinner than run of the mill masking tape from big box stores. But it still works ok.