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.
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.
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.
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.