First Time Buyers: Guide to Buying Custom Tape

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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Boost Sales with Client Retention and Brand Recognition

In today’s competitive business world, brand recognition is critical for success. In addition to being known as the best in their industry, successful businesses also have a large client base that keeps coming back every year.

Successful companies aim to keep their existing clients happy while attracting new potential customers by establishing themselves as a leading brand. One of the most effective ways to achieve this in your business is through client retention and brand recognition.

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5 Elements for a Perfect Print on Your Custom Tape

When you order custom packing tape, which terms best describe how you expect the print to look:
Fuzzy, pixelated, and dull?
Or, crisp, clean, and vivid?

The latter, of course. No one wants their custom printed tape to be a dud! Poor print quality can reflect unfavorably on your brand – and your budget.

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3 Ways to Determine the Quality of Custom Printed Packing Tape

At its core, custom packing tape must accomplish two goals, and the first is purely functional. Whether it’s custom printed or not, packing tape needs to securely fasten your package so that its contents remain intact throughout its shipping journey. The second goal of custom packing tape is all about branding. Whether you want to build brand awareness or promote customer loyalty, customized packing tape is a marketing tool known to pay dividends for large and small businesses alike.

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Custom Packing Tape Production & Shipping Lead Times FAQs

From appliances and furniture to cars and lumber, nearly every supply chain sector has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The upheaval has especially rocked the manufacturing and shipping industries, triggering unprecedented supply shortages and delivery delays that have left buyers and suppliers at a loss for words.

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What Kind of Packaging Tape is Best for Shipping?

Packaging tape is a fundamental component in the shipping industry. Using the right packaging tape for shipping is crucial to preventing damage, loss, and pilferage of goods. When choosing the perfect shipping tape, some primary aspects that you should consider include the tape’s grade, quality, material, application substrate, and environmental considerations. Other key factors you should take into account are elongation percent at break, tensile strength, thickness, and adhesion. Tape is available in a wide variety of materials and can be applied manually or using a machine.

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Does Custom Packing Tape Expire?

Custom Packing Tape

If your stockroom or warehouse is bursting with extra rolls of custom packing tape, you may wonder whether they can expire – and the answer is yes. Just like the appeal of your favorite foods dwindles with time, most types of custom packing tape will lose their zest when they’re past their prime. While an expiration date for packing tape may sound surprising, it’s just another helpful nugget of information we love to share on our mission to help you package your goods smarter.

This post is loaded with helpful insights on the shelf life of custom packing tape, including signs that it’s expired and tips for prolonging its useful life. Let’s get started.

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Is PVC Tape Waterproof?

Group of Custom Printed Poly Tape

PVC is short for polyvinyl chloride, a versatile and flexible plastic polymer that forms the base of PVC tape, a thicker and stronger alternative than polypropylene tape. PVC tape may be best known for its quiet pull from the roll and ease of use because it doesn’t stick to itself. Practically speaking, the durability of PVC tape makes it especially ideal for sealing packages containing large parts and bulky supplies, which is why PVC tape is our top-selling custom packaging tape for heavy shipments. 

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