All About Custom Packing Tape
What’s the first thing you immediately think of when you heard tape? This can literally about anything from scotch tape, shipping tape and whatnot. It doesn’t matter what actually comes into your head because you will be surprised that they have different types. Let’s start if you would like to know more about tapes.
Shipping or packaging tape – this is used most of the time to ensure that the packages set for delivery will be secured and safe at all times. Oftentimes, its purpose is confused with the storage tape that’s used for securing packages that have to be stored for quite some time. Well, the difference that these tapes have all lie in the adhesive.
When it comes to shipping tape, it is using hot melt adhesive that provides a stronger holding power and this is applicable even to custom packing tapes. Similar to office tapes, shipping tapes are also available in rolls that have to be put on dispenser or in disposable dispenser. You can also buy them in value packs so watch out for this. There are various kinds of shipping tape and each of it has a unique feature that can certainly make your life a lot easier.
Number 1. Heavy duty – the shipping tape is 20x stronger when compared to storage tape. Being burst, split as well as moisture resistant, this is made for a long lasting performance.
Number 2. Recycled – this commercial grade tape is available in greener option with 50% of the materials used for its manufacturing is recycled.
Number 3. Commercial grade – in this tape, it provides remarkable performance and can secure heavy boxes in various environment.
On the other hand, storage or moving tape is almost the same with shipping tape but it’s made with acrylic adhesive which makes it more ideal for storage purposes. The acrylic adhesive is actually UV resistant and designed to withstand different temperature. Scotch has a couple of storage tape type and these are long lasting and recycled.
With long lasting, it is meant that the tape is great for extreme temperature and therefore, great for long term storage while recycled tapes have similar qualities but this comes with a greener option for it has 50 percent recycled materials.
You will notice that the sizing for storage tape is similar of custom packing tape. Most of the time, the width is roughly 1.88 inches with a core of 3 inches. When it comes to thickness however, it plays at around 2.6 millimeter to 3 millimeter. Remember, before you make a purchase, you must be aware of the required sizing for dispenser.