Custom Tape: Types of Tape and Minimum Orders

For the first time custom printed tape buyer, there is a lot to consider.  What type of custom tape is available and what is the minimum order?

For most buyers, here are two options with regards to tape type. There is reinforced paper tape, which is an extremely strong tape that sticks to any box. To activate the adhesive, the tape must go through a dispenser that wets and activates the adhesive. The cost of the dispenser is $395.00. Custom printed Paper tape comes in three different lengths. The standard size is 3 inches x 450 feet; this size is packed ten rolls per case. The other 2 lengths are 3×375 feet (8 rolls per case) and 3×500 feet (6 rolls per case.)  Three colors is the maximum that we can print on paper tape.  If you purchase a one or two color print the minimum order would be five cases. If you purchase a three color print, there would be a ten case minimum order.

Another option is custom printed polypropylene tape or pvc tape, both of which come out of the box ready to go. Just put it on a handgun and you are ready to seal boxes. Polypropylene and PVC come in different strengths, lengths, and widths. You can figure out what you need based on what you are shipping but that is a topic for another day!  Like the paper tape, we can print up to 3 colors.  Minimum orders are based on the number of colors printed. If you are only printing one color, your minimum is one case. Two colors are two cases and three colors is 5 cases. Polypropylene or PVC can be a good choice for first time buyers who are looking to enhance their packaging and expand their brand since you can start with just one case.