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Packaging Tapes

Packaging Tapes are made from BOPP film backing with your choice of hot melt or acryllic adhesive. Integral to shipping and warehousing, they dispense quickly while instantly sticking to any surface. Available in crystal clear, brown, and clear format. Browse now and filter by options below.

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Packaging Tape: Learn The Stickies

Packing and Sealing Tape: Getting Started

What Do You Need To Know?

1. Type - acrylic, hotmelt, rubber

2. Size - thickness, tape length, width

3. Colour - brown, clear, crystal clear

Take a minute to understand the options available to you, it’s easier to make an informed decision. Here are the 3 tapes we offer below. Please note, duct tape and scotch heavy duty tapes are not best for packaging and shipping tapes.

1. Type

a. Acrylic Adhesive

Pros: These are the most common and the most inexpensive commercial grade tapes. They have high levels of clarity, won’t turn yellow over time and have a strong seal in all environments. They will be 2 to 3 inches wide.

Cons: Best used with a dispenser as it can be hard to release from the roll.

b. Hot Melt Adhesive

Pros: Made from synthetic rubber and is known for quick tack, meaning it sticks faster than acrylic. It releases from the roll easily so you don’t need a tape dispenser. These tapes are ideal in production lines and automated machinery.

Cons: It cannot withstand heat, humidity, and cold like acrylic does.

c. Rubber

Pros: These can be used on the toughest of surfaces and have work great with corrugated cartons. They’re ideal for dirty and dusty environments and the most unfavourable of conditions. Great for rough handling and heavy duty packaging.

Cons: The most expensive and deteriorate after a couple years. They’re meant for short term and have poor stability against UV rays. Rubber isn’t great for shipping since it can yellow which gives the impression your product is old.

2. Size

a. Thickness

This is measured in mil (1 thousandth of an inch)

1.8 mil - lightweight

2.0 mil - medium

2.1 mil - medium plus

b. Tape Length

The most common tape lengths are 55 yds and 110 yds.

But we also offer 1000 yds, 1100 yds, and 2000 yds - these are for automated machinery.

c. Width

2” and 3” are your options here and that depends on your specific needs.

3. Colour

a. Crystal Clear

This is the colour you imagine of packing tape. It is the most common tape and is made with acrylic adhesive.

b. Clear

Use this kind of packing tape has a cloudy opaque look and is available in both hot melt and acrylic.

c. Brown

These rubber tapes use hotmelt adhesive and are ideal for short term.

Customer Reviews

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Zackery Simon

WE LOVE ALTRO LABELS

T18H2-C1100

Hotmelt clear tape for the best price in canada! We buy our custom labels from them too.

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Everley Simmons

Acryllic tape supplier in Canada

T21A3-Y110

Acryllic tape is the backbone of our fullfillment centre and its my job to make sure we dont spend a fortune on it. Glad I found Altro Labels.

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Eli Craft

Cheapest high value brown packing tape.

T18H2-B110

Who doesn't love brown packing tape?!?!? Kidding. Its just tape. But my boss needs me to find the best price for our tape suppliers and after some time came across Altro Labels. On point.

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Aubree Fischer

Warehouse Tape

T18H2-C110

Custom shipping tape is how we first found altro labels but now we also buy these for our small warehouse operations. Can't complain.

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Umar Redmond

Shipping Tape for multi usage!!!

T21A2-Y55

Best shipping tape we've found yet. It's just tape but the whole ordering experience was easy and fast - and that's what we were looking for.