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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Tape Strength: knowing what thickness to use

Whether shipping a retail product to your many customers, bundling your creative work off Etsy, or simply sending a loving gift to family — you need to pack well and pack securely or your items won’t arrive as promised.

It’s holiday package season and postal deadlines are ready to sneak up on you before you know it. In 2021, the postal and delivery systems are seeing added stress of supply chain shortages and missing workers, so its more important to get your packages ready in advance than ever before. 

Whether shipping a retail product to your many customers, bundling your creative work off Etsy, or simply sending a loving gift to family — you need to pack well and pack securely or your items won’t arrive as promised. To ensure the right packaging, it helps to start with the right tape.

Packages delivered during the holiday season.
Boxes and packages next to front door during holiday christmas season.
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What is the Strongest Tape?

When it comes to choosing the right custom packing tape for your application, strength is often one of the first factors to consider. If your tape isn’t strong enough to seal your packages, it instantly loses its purpose and value. When our customers ask us which tape is the strongest, our response always depends on the end-use. For general use, polypropylene tape is an affordable and versatile solution that’s strong enough for most packages. However, if you’re sealing heavy or bulky boxes, you may want to go with a heavier duty PVC tape for a stronger alternative. 

In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about both types of custom printed tape to help you select the strongest option for your packaging needs.

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