Packaging tape

  • How do I use water-activated packaging tape?

    To use water-activated, custom gummed packaging tape, you’ll need to apply moisture/water to the bottom (non-printed side) of the tape. You can do this manually by using a wet spon…
  • How is your packaging tape different from other tape?

    Common packing tape is made with a transparent material that often clings to itself, doesn’t work in many situations and holds less weight. Using tape guns can be frustrating, slow…
  • What is water activated tape?

    Water activated tape (WAT) is a type of packaging tape that uses a water-activated adhesive to bond with cardboard. The best way to apply water activated tape is with a packaging t…
  • What is packaging tape?

    Packaging tape is durable tape used to seal shipping boxes. Our custom packaging tape is made of kraft paper and requires water to activate. It is backed by fiberglass strands for…
  • What tape machine or dispenser do you recommend?

    If you plan on using our custom packaging tape at a high volume, a packaging tape dispenser might be helpful. We reviewed different options and shared our experience in the video b…
  • How do you use paper packaging tape?

    To use paper packaging tape, cut a single strip of tape to your desired length. The tape should overlap each side of your box by at least 2 inches. Apply water to the non-printed…
  • How to design packaging tape

    Creating your own custom packaging tape design is easy! Our packaging tape is 2.81" wide and repeats itself every 12". For a seamless pattern, your design should be formatted to re…
  • What is your packaging tape made of?

    Our custom packaging tape is made from white kraft paper and backed by fiberglass strands for strength and durability. We use a water activated adhesive, which bonds tightly with p…
  • Packaging Tape Dispenser Review: Packer 3S

    When using custom packaging tape at a high volume, you may want to invest in a packaging tape dispenser. The Packers 3S is a manual tape dispenser. It’s very compact, which makes…
  • How will you format my packaging tape?

    Artwork for packaging tape can be formatted in the styles below. We require a minimum resolution of 300 ppi at 3" x 3" for your design. Our packaging tape is 2.81" wide and repeats…
  • How strong is your packaging tape?

    Our custom packaging tape is considered a light/medium duty grade. It's made with fiberglass strands, which help to secure cardboard boxes of many weights and sizes. Depending on t…
  • Can I use your packaging tape with a regular tape gun?

    No, our paper packaging tape is water-activated and requires moisture to become adhesive. Without water, the tape will not stick or adhere to anything. Related article: How do I u…
  • Packaging Tape Dispenser Review: BP 333

    When using custom packaging tape at a high volume, you may want to invest in a packaging tape dispenser. The BP 333 is another manual tape dispenser. While it’s not as compact as…
  • How do you load a packaging tape dispenser?

    Loading a packaging tape dispenser varies between different models. Below are instructions for each of the four models that we've reviewed. To learn more about these models, you ca…
  • What are the dimensions of your packaging tape?

    We offer two sizes of custom packaging tape: 100 feet x 2.81 inches Thickness: 6 mil (150 Microns) Spool diameter: 3 inches Total diameter: ~4.5 inches 300 feet x 2.81 inches Thi…
  • Packaging Tape Dispenser Review: BP 555

    When using custom packaging tape at a high volume, you may want to invest in a packaging tape dispenser. The BP 555 is an electronic tape dispenser. The machine itself is fairly e…
  • Packaging Tape Dispenser Review: BP 755

    When using custom packaging tape at a high volume, you may want to invest in a packaging tape dispenser. The BP 755 is an electronic tape dispenser. The machine features a low pr…
  • Do you offer clear packaging tape?

    No, we think gummed paper tape is the ideal product for most scenarios so, to keep things simple, we only plan to offer that for now. If you are currently using clear packaging tap…
  • Why isn't your packaging tape perfectly opaque?

    Our water activated packaging tape is fiberglass reinforced to ensure a strong and secure bond. The fiberglass threads create a slight crisscross pattern on the tapes surface. When…
  • Is packaging tape eco-friendly?

    Yes, our custom packaging tape is made from paper with a water based adhesive. It can be recycled along with your boxes.
  • Do you offer packaging tape samples?

    Yes, order a 24" sample of custom packaging tape using your design for $4. You may also order a roll of custom tape to try it out before ordering in bulk.
  • How long is a roll of packaging tape?

    A roll of our custom packaging tape is 300 feet long. If you need a smaller quantity, we also offer individual 100-feet long rolls. Related article: What are the dimensions of yo…
  • How many inches of packaging tape do I need to seal a box?

    We recommend a 3" overhang per side. If you're sealing both the top and the bottom of the box, we recommend doubling that number. For example, to seal a 12" box top, you'd need 18…
  • What is the minimum order quantity for packaging tape?

    We offer a 24" sample of custom packaging tape using your design for $4. You may also order a single roll of custom tape of 100 feet or 300 feet to try it out before ordering in bu…
  • How thick is your packaging tape?

    Our custom packaging tape is 6 mil (152 microns) thick. Keep in mind, the term mil is not short for millimeter. Mil is form of measurement commonly used in manufacturing to specif…
  • Does packaging tape have a matte or gloss finish?

    Our custom packaging tape does not have any finish applied. However, the ink used is a polymer ink which does have a slight sheen to it.