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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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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4 Ways to Design the Look of Your Box with Custom Packing Tape

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With so many shipping boxes transported to and fro, companies are continually looking for ways to rise above the competition. The answer is custom printed boxes, right? Actually, no. There’s a better solution. Custom packing tape lets you design a standout package without having to pay for expensive custom printed boxes. By increasing brand visibility, improving package security and traceability, and reducing costs and inventory space required, custom packing tape can run circles around printed boxes. So, how can you customize your tape so that it tells your story? It all comes down to the design.

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How Does Water-Activated Tape Work?

2 Ink Custom Printed Paper Tape

Water-activated tape an eco-friendly paper tape, or kraft tape, with an adhesive that is activated by – you guessed it: water. This water-activated feature sets paper tape apart from traditional self-stick pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, such as PVC or polypropylene. This article will break down how water-activated tape works, starting with a detailed description and the best uses for this specialized tape.

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Create an Unforgettable Unboxing Experience with Custom Packing Tape

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Traditionally, consumers flooded shops and supply stores to purchase goods. Many retailers and store owners would go to great lengths to engage walk-in traffic, establish an emotional connection, and cultivate a branded shopping experience to earn customer loyalty.

From investing in persuasive sales associates to implementing sophisticated merchandising strategies, many retailers became experts at wooing patrons into falling in love with their brand.

Today, so much has changed. Even before COVID-19 lockdowns, consumers were already shifting to digital purchases and home delivery. The pandemic further physically distanced sellers from their customers, leading even fewer to step foot inside a brick-and-mortar store.

With a significant drop in personal interactions, how can companies ensure their audience remains connected to their brand? Create an unforgettable unboxing experience with custom packing tape!

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What’s the Difference Between PVC and Polypropylene Tape?

Custom PVC Packaging Tapes

Although they’re made from plastic materials, there are several differences between PVC and polypropylene tape.  Before you choose a custom packing tape, it’s important to understand these differences, as different tapes will work better for different applications.

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Are You Using the Right Tape?

Printed Packing Tapes

We’ve been creating custom shipping tape for the last 35 years and if there’s one thing we’re confident telling our customers it’s that not every type of tape is right for every job.

Today we’re going to look at some of the different tapes of tape we offer and their key selling points. It’s our hope that this guide helps you determine which type of custom shipping tape you need. Continue reading “Are You Using the Right Tape?”

Packing Tape 101

Packing tape seems simple: Some plastic – or in some cases, paper – combined with an adhesive to keep a box or other packaging secure during transit.

The truth is much more complicated. Not every tape is the same. Some varieties of printed packing tape are better suited to certain jobs than others.

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Why You Need Your Logo on Your Packing Tape

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When you’re trying to cut costs for your business, the idea of using custom printed tape might seem a little bit frivolous.

After all, why spring for a packing tape with a logo when you could just ship products with plain clear tape? We’d argue that a packing tape with logo is an investment, not an expense.

Here are a few reasons why a packing tape with logo can help your business stand out:

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Design Considerations for Your Custom Printed Tape

When it comes to printed tape design, the possibilities are endless. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t rules to custom printed tape design.

The final look of the tape – from the colors to the size to the composition of the various elements – will often be determined by the artwork provided by the customer and their company’s design philosophy.

Those elements can include company logos, slogans, web addresses, phone numbers, multiple inks, specialized fonts or other messages. Our art department can take your company’s art file and use it to create a proof that best suits your requirements while still offering a visually appealing design.

In this blog post, we’ll look at some design options for your custom printed tape projects.

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