Sending packages from warehouses to customers takes time. Sometimes, it can even cost money since it involves transportation fees and other expenses. The good news is that there are ways to improve transportation to ensure goods are delivered safely and securely. However, this requires the use of shipping and packing tape.
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Water Activated Tape (WAT) vs. Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes (PSA)
The type of packaging tape is an issue most people hardly consider. They simply pick out any shipping tape that can do the job. However, it is not straightforward a choice as it seems. Picking the right tape for the task at hand can make a huge difference in terms of cost, the security of the package, and even your image. At some point, you may have to choose between water-activated tape and pressure-sensitive tape. Knowing their differences and their performance across key metrics will help you make the right choice and satisfy your customers’ needs.
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Your company’s packaging is important. As we discussed in an earlier blog any package with custom tape received by your customers is a moving advertisement for your company and brand. Your dream packaging plan will be determined by how much you can afford to spend. Those looking for the maximum effect should consider combining a custom printed tape with a custom printed box.
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Your company’s packaging is important. Any package received by your customers is a moving advertisement for your brand and corporate identity. Deciding on what type of packaging to invest in will ultimately be determined by your budget.
Why use custom shipping tape?
- Cost Savings – Custom tape is less expensive when compared to printed boxes.
- Space Considerations – Custom tape can be ordered in small quantities and take up less space to store. Custom boxes require large minimum purchases and use up large areas of storage space in warehouses.
- Serves multiple purposes – Custom tape seals your packages, improves security and advertises and markets your brand all at once. Boxes can’t do all of that!
- Versatility – What you choose to print on your custom tape can include logos and company names, contact information, QR codes or special handling instructions. And if you want to change the look of the tape it is so easy to have a new tape design created.
- Security – Using a custom shipping tape makes it more obvious that a box has been tampered with, reducing the odds that something will happen to your shipments.
What to consider when ordering custom packing tape?
- Type of tape and strength needed – Consider what you are shipping and the weight of your shipments.
- Length – We offer hand-held rolls that fit on a hand-held dispenser or 1000 yard machine rolls for industrial settings.
- Width – How wide you want your tape to be can be influenced by the weight of the shipments and the grip strength you want in your tape.
- Tape Color – Custom shipping tape catches the eye so much more than plain tape. We offer a range of colors depending on the type of tape you need.
- Number of Inks – We offer 11 standard colors plus the ability to print custom PMS colors. Having this range of color helps bring your custom packing tape to life.
A well-designed custom shipping tape enhances a company’s image and boosts your customer’s opinion of your company. Figuring out the best options for your shipments helps you to get the most out of your tape, making a wise choice if you have a smaller advertising and marketing budget. We’ve been doing this since 1985. Contact us if you are interested in using custom printed tape or would like more information.
QR codes first debuted in the mid-1990s to track assembly line parts, but they didn’t gain mainstream momentum until the era of smartphones. Then, when the pandemic hit in 2020, QR code usage skyrocketed among hospitality, food, retail, and other industries because they allowed a touchless connection with customers. Today, QR codes on packaging are becoming increasingly common for marketers looking to bridge the gap between offline and online media.
This article will outline ten marketing benefits of using QR codes on your branded packing tape as a cost-effective method of connecting deeper with your target audience. But, first, let’s explore QR codes and how they work.
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How much does branded packing tape cost? The answer depends on several factors, including the type of tape, how much you need, the design, and your budget. In this article, we’ll break down several questions to consider when pricing out the best branded packing tape for your packaging needs.
What type of branded packing tape do you need?
Branded packing tape is available in polypropylene, PVC, paper (Kraft), hi-tack freezer, and filament. There are varying thicknesses and widths within these options that factor into your bottom line.
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For the first time custom printed tape buyer, there is a lot of information to figure out. What type of tape will work best for me and how much do I need?
There are many variables that go into figuring this out. Our first question to our customers is “What are you shipping?” The next question will be “How heavy is the package being shipped?” It keeps going from there. How big is the packaging? Will it be corrugated cardboard or some other type of packaging? These are all important questions we ask our new customers. Figuring out the correct tape in the beginning will eliminate costly shipping problems farther down the road. We will always assist you in getting the best tape solution for your needs. Learn more about minimum orders and choosing the right tape.
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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.
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Since 1985 Phoenix Tape has prided itself on delivering high quality products to our customers along with unmatched customer service. Our staff are among the most professional and experienced in the industry, delivering the best in sales, art, production and service. From the very first time a customer contacts us to the time that our tape gets applied to their packaging, we strive to exceed expectations.
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There are many opportunities to market one’s business these days. From social media to SEO, the options are nearly endless. One form of marketing that is often overlooked in terms of its effectiveness, affordability, and strong visual nature is custom tape.
Also known as custom packing tape, custom tape is a relatively new marketing trend that’s been emerging in the world of business-to-business markets. While it may not be a tool that every small business has on hand or even knows about, custom shipping tape can effectively promote any business while at the same time securely sealing every shipment.
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