What benefits do custom printed tapes offer
Custom Printed packaging tapes offer the ability to seal boxes and parcels securely whilst keeping costs within reasonable parameters compared to alternate options such as security seals and plastic tote boxes.
Depending on the design these products can actively promote your product or service, making locating a parcel easy in a busy warehouse or it can act as a security seal as the tape used can not be purchased elsewhere and boxes/parcels can not be repacked if interfered with prior to being delivered to the final destination without it being noticed.
What types are available
There are two main tapes available which fit most applications as follows:
- Self adhesive vinyl tape – Premium product, highest durability, super strength and excellent adhesion, best on recycled boxes, good cold temperature resistance. Slow, controlled unwind.
- Low noise Poly tape with hot melt adhesive – Good all round performance properties, a lower cost option, the most popular choice for general packaging applications.
What can be printed
The base colour of a tape is either clear, white or buff, printed up to 3 colours we can match company logos, text, simple designs, reverse print and flood coat.
What is a reverse print
To print or display the opposite background and foreground colours. For example, a typical white page with black text would be reverse printed as white characters on a black background. This uses a lot of ink so there is an additional charge for reverse print.
What is a flood coat
Flood coat is when the base tape is printed (flooded) all over in a different colour ink to make the base tape a different colour. This again uses a lot of ink and so there is an additional charge for doing this. A clear tape printed all over to make a yellow tape would be an example of a flood coat tape. This tape can then be overprinted with text etc. to finalise the design.
Is there any additional costs?
The cost of custom printed tapes is higher than standard packaging tapes, but the benefits can outweigh the extra cost. Anti-tamper packaging tapes are also available but they can often be more expensive than printed tapes. For all new designs there is a one-off print stereo charge, the cost depends on the amount of colours being printed. Quantity discounts are often available.
Tape sizes available
Our standard designs are generally 50mm wide, but we can supply from 12mm wide to 100mm wide, in roll lengths of 66m, 132m, 660m and 990m (width dependant).
Standard texts are where our supplier already has a print stereo made, the tape is printed as and when required in what colour is required. Therefore generally no print stereo charge is applicable. Prices charged are as per non standard custom design.
Over laminating tape
We can “over laminate” a tape to give it a higher strength/ abrasion resistance. We can also “perforate a tape”, this gives precise use/ repeatability. This can be used to make labels etc. To perforate a tape we would need to over laminate it first. These are all additional options, costs need to be checked before quoting.
Finally, a quick mention about our “Fragile tapes”
We offer a standard printed “Fragile” tape as part of our range.
To find out more about our custom printed packaging tape, email our team now on – *protected email*
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