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Take your plot and print it to scale

Rapidly convert your lights to truss tape and simplify your entire load-in and pre-production flow.


We've been rapidly developing new features after interest at LDI

Why Should I Use Lightning Tapes?

Shows lighting location accurately, at a fraction of the time for pre production.

Who Should Use Lightning Tapes?

How Lightning Tapes Started

At first, it was just a tool to make our jobs easier.

We were looking for a solution to speed up load-in time, but we didn't have the time or budgets to order pre-production tapes. We've been developing and using Lightning Tapes for the last 2 years on all of our shows. Every show we used it, we found more and more interest in it.

Road Map

Several great features coming soon:


Q: I am having an error registering Lightning Tapes

Check to make sure the serial number you entered when you purchased matches your VW License. If not, please send a screen shot of your serial number to [email protected] with your full name so we can update our records.

Q: What printer should I use?

Currently, we recommend and support the Epson TM-T20ii thermal receipt printer. It is the only truly accurate printer using specified settings in our recent tests.

Q: What type of paper can you print on?

Thermal printers work with thermal paper. Rolls are 230’ so it is very efficient for long trusses. For durability, you can use a cold roll laminator to laminate your tapes. We find the Scotch LS950 works well for the purpose.

Q: Will Lightning Tapes work with other receipt printers?

Yes, but we can not guarantee that the truss tape will be accurate. We only recommend the Epson TM-T20ii for now.

Q: How do I cancel my subscription?

We hope you'll stick around, but if you'd like to cancel your subscription, please contact [email protected] to request a cancellation. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response; we'll be sure to get back to you.

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Lightning tapes helped me recreate my rig on the beach with 20" truss and locally rented gear assembled on site, rather than my normal three day shop prep to pre-rig truss. Lifesaver!
— Terry Smith