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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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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What Type of Tape Should I Use?

Tape comparison PVC, Paper, Poly

Most of us know that different tapes have different jobs. You wouldn’t use Scotch tape for home repairs, nor would you break out a roll of duct tape to wrap presents.

The same is true in the world of custom packing tape. PVC tape, polypropylene tape, paper or flatback tape: they’re all highly-effective tapes, but there are some situations where one might work better than the others. Let’s take a closer look at the features of these different tapes. Continue reading “What Type of Tape Should I Use?”

Product Roundup: 6 Most Popular Types of Custom Printed Packing Tapes

Custom Packing Tapes

If you’re shopping for custom printed tape, you’ve no doubt encountered a dizzying array of choices. How will you know which one is best for you? We suggest looking closely at those that have performed well for companies just like yours.

In this post, we’ve rounded up six popular types of custom packing tapes to help you determine the best solution for your application, preferences, and budget.

  1. Polypropylene
  2. PVC
  3. Paper
  4. Filament
  5. Hi-tack freezer
  6. Flatback

Continue reading to learn more details of these popular types of custom packing tapes, including why companies love them and ideal applications.

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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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Updates to Phoenix Tape Shipping for Fall 2020

Printed polypropylene-tape

The summer is flying by here at Phoenix Tape as we all enjoy the warmer weather and try to avoid tropical storms.  While many people across the country are enjoying the idea of summer vacations, our presses haven’t taken any time off. 

In fact, our presses have been running constantly on weekdays and weekends with the increase in orders.  The current trend of shipping online orders has not slowed down at all as states reopen their economies.

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Made In America – Custom Packing Tapes with a Quick Turnaround

Custom Packing Tape with quick turnaround

There’s no doubt about it: COVID-19 has changed the way we do business. From remote workforces to shifts in operational priorities, no company will remain unchanged from this altering experience. And as most companies slowly push forward in the face of adversity, the current climate has many people thinking about efficiencies and strategies to keep moving in the right direction. One such strategy might include an inspection of company purchasing habits. Do your goods typically come from domestic or international sources? Could you be putting them to work faster? If you use custom packing tapes, where does it come from?

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Can Packing Tape Be Recycled?

Phoenix Tape Recycled Packing Tape

When it comes to recycling traditional packaging materials, such as cardboard boxes and packing paper, the process is often a no-brainer. These items can almost always be recycled according to local guidelines in many curbside recycling programs. But what about packing tape? Can packing tape be recycled? The short answer is that it depends on the type of tape. In this article, we’ll explore in-depth answers to these questions to help you and your customers practice environmentally-friendly recycling habits that advance your sustainability efforts – while being gentle on Mother Earth.

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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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